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10 Year Snapshot- Housing Prices/Activity in Stanwood, WA & Camano, WA

I find numbers so interesting, which is no surprise I majored with an emphasis in Finance at UW. In creating my Market Insider report each quarter, I cannot help but be curious to see how things changed over the past decade exactly. As information is power, I could not stop at just seeing it, I wanted to share, so here it is! Enjoy! Continue reading 10 Year Snapshot- Housing Prices/Activity in Stanwood, WA & Camano, WA

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Fed Funds Rate

The Fed Funds rate has been at 0% for some time. Since 2010, it has been at or near 0%. Historically, the rate has never been so low. Now that the market has recovered from the most recent recession which started October 2008, there has been talk of raising it. There is no telling when this will happen, but it has been discussed to raise … Continue reading Fed Funds Rate

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Real Estate Market Cycle

As a second generation real estate broker, I have a unique understanding of the market. My father has been selling commercial property and mother selling homes in the Greater Seattle area for over 40 years. They have seen interest rates rise to 18%+ and markets cycle every seven to ten years. I began selling real estate in 2005, in the heat of the last market peak and have seen a … Continue reading Real Estate Market Cycle

Washington State Market Predictions

Real estate is known to be very cyclical in Washington state. Most years we will see an increase in sales around March and a slowing of sales activity in October as the winter months and holidays approach. This graph show the sales volume in Stanwood, WA for the past ten years. The market was at its lowest volume in January 2009, where we can see the … Continue reading Washington State Market Predictions

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2014 Decade in Review: Stanwood & Camano Island, WA

With the real estate market finally seeing some impressive price increases, home buyers and sellers often ask me where we are with prices. I love to tell people everything I know, but I find it is far more useful to present facts. I have prepared a decade in review to show where prices have been and where they are now in Stanwood, WA and Camano Island, … Continue reading 2014 Decade in Review: Stanwood & Camano Island, WA