Most recently, the Seattle Times published an article about Seattle being the hottest real estate market in the country. This phenomenon has been taking place for over a year and experts don’t see this slowing down. According to the Case-Schiller Index, over the last 5 years since the market started to recover from the downturn, there has been an 80% increase in prices! I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the median price in each of our market areas to illustrate the price differentiation and affordability. If you are curious how this increase relates to your home, please contact me. It is my goal to help keep my clients informed and empower strong decisions.
North Snohomish County
Sale Price: $380,000 Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 3/2 Square Footage: 1,551 Year over Year Appreciation: 13%
South Snohomish County
Sale Price: $500,000 Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 3/1.75 Square Footage: 1,784 Year over Year Appreciation: 14%
North King County
Sale Price: $715,000 Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 3/1.75 Square Footage: 1,980 Year over Year Appreciation: 14%
Sale Price: $725,000 Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 3/1.75 Square Footage: 1,780 Year over Year Appreciation: 14%
Sale Price: $855,000 Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 4/2.5 Square Footage: 2,170 Year over Year Appreciation: 14%
South King County
Sale Price: $400,000 Bedrooms/Bathrooms: 3/3.75 Square Footage: 2,400 Year over Year Appreciation: 13%
Windermere Foundation Quarterly Update
I am excited to share the most recent update from the Windermere Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of Windermere agents and the community, the Windermere Foundation collected over $1,537,000 in donations through the third quarter of 2017. This is an increase of nine percent compared to this time last year! Individual contributions and fundraisers accounted for 62 percent of the donations, while 38 percent came from donations through Windermere agent commissions. So far, we have raised a total of $34,643,324 in donations since 1989.
Each Windermere office has its own Windermere Foundation fund account that they use to make donations to organizations in their communities. Year to date, a total of $1,179,202 has been disbursed to non-profit organizations dedicated to providing services to low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Check out my office’s specific contributions below!
Through the Windermere Foundation, my office had the privilege to donate $13,360 this year to YMCA Camp Orkila and Colman; sending 40 kids to summer camp that would not have otherwise had the opportunity. This past spring, we also spent a full day helping the Snohomish Garden Club provide thousands of pounds of fresh produce to local food banks, and this holiday season we will be able to provide approximately 24 foster boys a plentiful Christmas morning and give full holiday dinners to families receiving aid from Pioneer Human Services. These are all causes that are close to my heart, and I am so glad to partner with an office that strives to make a difference.