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Design Leah Davidson You may notice my new name!  It’s actually my old/maiden name, and I’ll be transitioning my business over from Leah Pham to Leah Davidson. Call me with any questions: 206-992-2019  
Uncategorized Seattle Metro Housing Stats Q3 2019 A brief snapshot of Seattle Metro housing stats at a glance, period ending 3rd Q 2019, click for a PDF version For questions or comments contact me, I’m here to help! Leah
Market News March 2019 Market Update METRO SEATTLE Real Estate Market Update NWMLS Data: Q1 2019 statistics with % change from Q1 2018 Sold Listings: 1,341 -3% Available Inventory: 2,351 +131% Average Sales Price: $845,667 -3% Average Days on Market: 48 +127% Metro Seattle Q1 2018 vs Q1 2019 In March, Metro Seattle saw new listings increase 71% from the previous […]
Uncategorized Feb 2019 Snapshot METRO SEATTLE RESIDENTIAL: JANUARY 2019 statistics with % change from DECEMBER 2018 Average Sales Price: $ 817,000 -4% Total Inventory: 709 -8% New Listings: 627 +166% Sold Listings: 344 -24% Average Days on Market: 50 +16% Indicators continue to support a balancing market. January real estate results continue to support a balancing of the Metro […]
Uncategorized June 2018 Market Snapshot | NWMLS June 2018 Market Snapshot | NWMLS.com KIRKLAND, Washington (July 5, 2018) – Home buyers around many parts of Washington state had more choices and less competition during June, prompting some industry leaders to comment on “a feeling of change in the market.” “Inventory is up and demand has dropped,” reported Robert Wasser, an officer with […]
Uncategorized Accounting: How to give away your home tax free You can give away up to $5,120,000 for the rest of this year without paying gift tax. If this higher federal gift tax exemption is not used, and the exemption falls back to $1 million in 2013, then this important opportunity will have been lost. Making a gift this year is particularly attractive to Washingtonians, […]
Uncategorized Save the date: SANTA PAWS set for 12-8-12 Windermere West Seattle would like to invite you and your four-legged friends to our office on: Saturday, December 8, 2012 From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm A professional photographer will be taking pictures of your pets with Santa. We will also have holiday treats for you and the little ones. Please come by and have […]
Uncategorized Washington state: 13th-highest median income at $56K With a median average income of $56,835, Washington state ranks No. 13 nationally, trailing U.S. leader Maryland at $70,004. Washington state had 249,382 households, or 9.47 percent of all households that made $150,000 or more last year, which ranked the state 15th nationally. The District of Columbia, which is considered a state for statistical purposes, […]
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Uncategorized With landslide vote, project to replace Seattle’s crumbling seawall moves ahead The city of Seattle is set to name a general contractor Friday to oversee the replacement of Seattle’s crumbling downtown seawall, a project that can now move forward without the cloud of uncertainty that hung over the plans before Tuesday’s election. That’s because voters in Seattleoverwhelmingly approved a $290 million bond measure to fund the […]
Uncategorized Seattle home prices dipped in August, Case-Shiller reports – Puget Sound Business Journal Seattle was the only city among the top 20 markets tracked in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices where home prices dipped in August. The home-price index for Seattle nudged down 0.1 percent in August, while the average home price in the other cities increased 0.9 percent from the previous month, S&P/Case Shiller reported today. Even […]
Uncategorized Redfin tweaks site to allow school zone searches – Puget Sound Business Journal Seattle online real estate company Redfin said it’s refined its home search system to allow parents to look for homes within a specific school zone. According to Redfin, “real estate agents report that most families choose where to buy a home primarily based on what schools their children would attend.” Redfin said it would issue […]
Uncategorized HomeStreet Bank crushes Q3 expectations – Puget Sound Business Journal HomeStreet Inc., parent company of HomeStreet Bank, announced net third-quarter income of $21.3 million, or $2.90 per diluted share, crushing analysts’ expectations of $1.92 per share and well ahead of last year’s earnings of $2.43 per share. “Our record earnings in the third quarter were driven primarily by strong mortgage banking activity. We are also […]
Uncategorized Zillow.com adds foreclosures – Puget Sound Business Journal Online real estate company Zillow.com Inc. said its added information on 1.8 million pre-foreclosure and foreclosed residential properties to its site. The Seattle company NASDAQ: Z said the homes are not yet listed for sale and cant be found on any Multiple Listing Service MLS and theyre not freely available on other real estate sites. […]
Uncategorized Seattle home value gains trail nation’s: Study – Puget Sound Business Journal According to a new study by Seattle-based Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), Seattle home values increased 1 percent in the last quarter and have increased 2.8 percent in the past year. But nationally, home values increased 1.3 percent in the past quarter and 3.2 percent over the past year. Zillow’s study predicts that home values will […]
Uncategorized Forest of Trees is winning Space Needle design – Puget Sound Business Journal A forest of trees designed by Nicole Commins is the winning design in the Seattle Space Needles 50th anniversary competition. Commins, 29, is a freelance graphic designer who lives and works in Seattle. The Space Needle competition netted 100,000 votes and Commins design will be atop the Space Needle through April 21, 2013. It will […]
Uncategorized Where Seattle ranks in the U.S. for trick-or-treating (spoiler alert, it’s #4) | Seattle’s Big Blog – seattlepi.com We fancy ourselves pretty festive here in Seattle. We carve jack-o-lanterns, dress up our dogs and bust out the vampire fangs every October. But there are a few cities that do trick-or-treating better than Seattle, according to an annual ranking by real estate site Zillow. The gallery above breaks down the top 10 cities for […]
Uncategorized Where does Seattle’s real estate market rank in the U.S.? – Puget Sound Business Journal Seattle is the seventh-best overall real estate market in the country, according to the 2013 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. The Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education group, and PricewaterhouseCoopers publish the annual report, which was released Wednesday. Seattle’s ranking is down one spot from the 2012 report. ULI and PwC base […]
Uncategorized The Cycle of Foreclosure: Is it About to be Broken? http://www.kcmblog.com/
Uncategorized Refinance Activity Surges Following Dip in Mortgage Rates Mortgage applications saw increased activity in the last week of September, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. Mortgage application volume increased 16.6 percent in the week ending September 28, according to MBA’s Mortgage Composite Index. On an unadjusted basis, the index increased 17 percent compared with the previous week. MBA also reported an increase in […]
Uncategorized Puget Sound home prices up, inventory down – Puget Sound Business Journal Home sales in the Puget Sound area continued to strengthen in September, with sales in 13 of the 21 counties tracked by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service showing double-digit gains in closed sales compared to September 2011. Closed sales of single family homes and condominiums in King County were up 15.6 percent year over year […]