Seattle Times Market Digest – September 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the September 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the labor market, retail market, regional development, travel market, economy, and of course, the real estate market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Seattle area’s jobless down, statewide unemployment remains high
  • Retail Market: Brand-new restaurants popping up all over the region
  • Regional Development: Paul Allen announces Upstream music festival
  • Travel Market: BMW expands car-sharing service to Sea-Tac
  • Economy: Driven by tech, Washington state outpaces nation in GDP growth
  • Real Estate: Seattle and Portland home prices rise at twice the national rate

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the real estate market, including …

Seattle and Portland home prices rise at twice the national rate

Owners flip new Seattle condos for big profit before they even open

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.


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Posted on September 15, 2016 at 10:54 am
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest, Veterans in Real Estate

Seattle Times Market Digest – August 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the August 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Seattle metro area's jobless rate shrinks a bit
  • Retail Market: Shug's Soda Fountain: a sweet spot for absurdly good ice-cream treats
  • Regional Development: Seattle to install hundreds of charging stations for electric cars
  • Travel: Seattle loves its light rail
  • Economy: Boeing lands Poseidon aircraft contract
  • Real Estate: Latest Washington real-estate gold rush: farms

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the real estate market, including …

Seattle rents now growing faster than in any other U.S. city

Seattle-area home market hits new peak but shows signs of possible cooling

Latest Washington real-estate gold rush: farms

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.


VA Loan

Are you ready to buy a home and qualify for the VA loan? Let me help you out! As a local real estate broker in Bellevue, WA and a Veteran of foreign wars, I am committed to help you find the home you deserve through the VA loan.

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest, Veterans in Real Estate

Seattle Times Market Digest – July 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the July 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Mixed signals on the Puget Sound-area jobs front
  • Retail Market: CVS giving local pharmacies some competition
  • Regional Development: Seattle convention center expansion hits $1.6 billion
  • Travel: Sound Transit puts $54 billion light-rail plan on ballot
  • Economy: Boeing says it signs historic sales agreement with Iran Air
  • Real Estate: Seattle-area home prices surge to new high

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the real estate market, including …

Seattle-area home prices surge to new high

Apartment rents surge, vacancies plummet

Seattle-area home prices set record; 2nd-fastest rising in nation

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.

 


VA Loan

Are you ready to buy a home and qualify for the VA loan? Let me help you out! As a local real estate broker in Bellevue, WA and a Veteran of foreign wars, I am committed to help you find the home you deserve through the VA loan.

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 10:32 am
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest, Veterans in Real Estate

Seattle Times Market Digest – June 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the June 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Seattle is the third-best city for job seekers
  • Retail Market: Third Place Books and sister restaurant open in Seattle
  • Regional Development: Swedish gets green light for Cherry Hill campus expansion
  • Travel: A direct path into the heart of China's tech industry
  • Economy: Boeing sells 100 planes worth $11.3B to Vietnam's VietJet

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the Real Estate Market, including …

Million-dollar home count triples across Seattle area in 4 years

Seattle No. 11 on readiness for 'tech revolution'

Rumor has it, Valve leasing space in new Bellevue tower

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.


VA Loan

Are you ready to buy a home and qualify for the VA loan? Let me help you out! As a local real estate broker in Bellevue, WA and a Veteran of foreign wars, I am committed to help you find the home you deserve through the VA loan.

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest, Veterans in Real Estate

Seattle Times Market Digest – May 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the May 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Boeing job cuts this year could reach 10 percent
  • Retail Market: Financial troubles sink Spur Gastropub
  • Regional Development: $50B Sound Transit proposal; big spending; big plan
  • Travel: Alaska Air clinches Virgin America deal for $2.6B
  • Economy: More visitors, spending more money, lift hotel and convention biz

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the Real Estate Market, including …

Homeownership continued to fall in the first quarter

Seattle second hottest apartment market in the U.S.

Squeeze on homes for sale extends to several counties

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 10:01 am
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest

Seattle Times Market Digest – April 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the April 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Seattle now part of Obama tech job-training
  • Retail Market: Expanded UberEATS app launches in Seattle with free delivery to start
  • Regional Development: Expedia lays out plan for airy, expansive waterfront campus
  • Travel: Capitol Hill, UW light-rail stations open to big crowds
  • Economy: Washington leaps ahead in patents granted

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the Real Estate Market, including …

Scarce listings drive King County home prices to new highs

Seattle top 5 for super-rich millennials

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.

Posted on April 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest

Seattle Times Market Digest – March 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the March 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Boeing reveals plans for a potential new plane
  • Retail Market: Downtown Bellevue's Pete's Wine Shop closed
  • Regional Development: Vulcan to redevelop Central District's Promenade 23
  • Travel: Feds offer big grants for area transit projects
  • Economy: Boeing paying $140M in incentive bonuses

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the Real Estate Market, including …

Seattle homes prices up nearly 10 percent in a year

Luxury home buyers prefer to pay in cash

King County home prices hit new highs, inventory at new lows

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest

Seattle Times Market Digest – February 2016

The Seattle Times has just released the February 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review features highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Boeing, SPEEA unveil 6-year contract deal
  • Retail Market: 1 in 6 Americans has joined Amazon Prime
  • Regional Development: Loews buys Hotel 1000 in Seattle
  • Travel: Clipper sold; new routes planned
  • Economy: Amazon tops $100 billion sales

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the Real Estate Market, including …

Seattle area home-price gains outpace national rate

High-end home sales booming as tech execs, foreign buyers shell out millions

King County home prices hit new highs, inventory at new lows

To read the market digest in its entirety, click here.

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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Seattle Times Market Digest

Happy New Year!

The Seattle Times has just released the January 2016 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review begins by featuring highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: Seattle's minimum wage rises in the New Year
  • Retail Market: China's JNBY fashion brand debuts store in Pacific Place
  • Regional Development: Bellevue's Sternco Shopping Center sold for $49M
  • Travel: Sea-Tac Airport to expand in 2016
  • Economy: Arts patrons pump $2.4 billion in to region

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the Real Estate Market, including …

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King County home prices climb amid worst shortage of inventory in a decade

King County home sellers cash in

“Price resistance” indicates softening of apartment market

This report goes into further detail, CLICK HERE to read the Digest in its entirety.

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest

Seattle Times Market Digest – December 2015

The Seattle Times has just released the December 2015 issue of the Seattle Market Digest that is full of current market information for our area. These areas include the Labor Market, Retail Market, Regional Development, Travel Market, Economy, and of course, the Real Estate Market.

The review begins by featuring highlights of each with promising rankings for Washington and Seattle:

  • Labor Market: State jobless rate at 7-year low
  • Retail Market: Filson opening new flagship store
  • Regional Development: Office tenants gobbled up more space in Seattle than NYC
  • Travel: Seattle's I-5 bottleneck is 17th worst in nation
  • Economy: Arts patrons pump $2.4 billion in to region

The Digest features a few statistics and articles on the Real Estate Market, including …

Mercer Island, state's priciest home market, doesn't make U.S. top 20

Short supply pushes up region's home prices

Seattle-area monthly home price gains accelerate

This report goes into further detail, CLICK HERE to read the Digest in its entirety.

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm
Steve Harwood | Category: Seattle Market Digest