Year-to-Date 2018…My Clients’ Sales and Purchases

The first half of 2018 has been fast-paced with frenetic behavior and outcomes.  However, by the end of May, we started to see a mild slow down with inventory increasing and in some cases multiple offers subsided.  The trends are unpredictable due to many factors including interest rate and stock market volitility, political actions — local and federal — and normal summertime distractions.

THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients and friends for your continuous stream of business, referrals and support.  Please contact me if you’d like to discuss your plans for the future, or if you have any friends, family members or co-workers who may need my assistance.  Thanks for taking a look at Tamara Marson’s 2018 Sale History.

~ Tamara

ACTIVE – Tramonti Condo in Eastlake
List Price: $939,000
2 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

PENDING – First Hill Plaza
List Price: $1,595,000

2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

Magnolia
List Price: $995,000 | Sold Price: $1,165,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

Ravenna
List Price: $848,000 | Sold Price: $958,000
4 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Ballard
List Price: $795,000 | Sold Price: $855,000
3 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

Ravenna
List Price: $849,000 | Sold Price: $1,051,000
5 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath

Capitol Hill
List Price: $378,000 | Sold Price: $416,000
Studio | 1 Bath

First Hill Plaza
List Price: $1,899,000 | Sold Price: $1,855,000
1 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

Ocean Shores
List Price: $189,000 | Sold Price: $190,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

Upper Rainier Beach
List Price: $449,950 | Sold Price: $525,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

West Seattle
List Price: $799,950 | Sold Price: $799,950
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

Blue Ridge
List Price: $1,680,000 | Sold Price: $1,640,000
4 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

Westlake
List Price: $725,000 | Sold Price: $798,500
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

Posted on June 25, 2018 at 1:19 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Real Estate Financing, Sold by Tamara | Tagged , , , , ,

New home-price highs: $777,000 in Seattle

Home-sales data from February show median home prices smashed records in Seattle and the Eastside. Hopeful buyers won’t have much luck elsewhere as median home prices grew at least 15% in every Puget Sound county.

Read the full Seattle Times article here.

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 11:15 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information

A Look Back at 2017…My Clients’ Sales and Purchases

2017 was an exciting, fast-paced and sometimes exhausting year, with year-over-year appreciation in the Seattle metro market climbing to over 14%.  THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients, friends and family for your continuous stream of business, referrals and support.  I appreciate the loyalty of my Sellers who allowed me to assist them, and I appreciate the patience and perserverance of my Buyers who wouldn’t give up in this competitive market.  Happy New Year to all!  And please contact me if you’d like to discuss your plans for the future, or if you have any friends, family members or co-workers who may need by assistance.

~ Tamara

10731 24th Ave NE

Victory Heights listing sold
List Price: $749,000 | Sold Price: $735,000
4 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

 

35911 SE 27th Pl

Fall City sale
List Price: $185,000 | Sold Price: $164,500
Vacant Land

 

316 W Comstock St

Queen Anne listing sold
List Price: $1,350,000 | Sold Price: $1,525,000
3 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

3020-B 31st Ave WMagnolia sale
List Price: $725,000 | Sold Price: $725,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

25838 20th Ave SDes Moines sale
List Price: $274,950 | Sold Price: $291,000
3 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

2419 8th Ave N #202

Queen Anne condo listing sold
List Price: $499,000 | Sold Price: $500,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

35848 SE 27th Pl

Fall City listing sold
List Price: $600,000 | Sold Price: $650,000
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

 

38376 SE Cedar St

Downtown Snoqualmie listing sold
List Price: $359,900 | Sold Price: $380,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

1607 Palm Ave SW

Admiral sale
List Price: $938,000 | Sold Price: $938,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

215 N 120th St #302

Broadview condo sale
List Price: $399,000 | Sold Price: $450,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

830 NE 125th ST

Pinehurst sale
List Price: $599,800 | Sold Price: $595,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

6813 21st Ave NE

Ravenna sale
List Price: $799,000 | Sold Price: $915,000
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath

312 Eldorado WayLake Chelan Hills sale
List Price: $525,000 | Sold Price: $500,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

8217 2nd Ave NE

Maple Leaf sale
List Price: $660,000 | Sold Price: $660,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

2250 NW 58th St #106

Ballard condo listing sold
List Price: $299,000 | Sold Price: $375,000
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

15221 SE 2nd Pl

Lake Hills listing sold
List Price: $599,000 | Sold Price: $665,000
4 Bedroom | 1.25 Bath

 

1940 NE 107th ST

Victory Heights listing sold
List Price: $400,000 | Sold Price: $479,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

3600 Whitman Ave N #401

Wallingford/Fremont condo listing sold
List Price: $600,000 | Sold Price: $600,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

3911 Woodlawn Ave N

Wallingford listing sold
List Price: $1,495,000 | Sold Price: $1,595,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

602 NW 79th St

Greenwood listing sold
List Price: $645,000 | Sold Price: $756,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

14656 16th Ave SW

Seahurst sale
List Price: $425,000 | Sold Price: $415,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

3722 27th Pl W #504

Magnolia condo listing sold
List Price: $263,000 | Sold Price: $263,000
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

7711 NE 175th St

Kenmore sale
List Price: $350,000 | Sold Price: $340,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

2633 Boyer Ave E

Portage Bay listing sold
List Price: $1,090,000 | Sold Price: $1,065,000
4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

2400 8th Ave N #101S

Westlake/Queen Anne condo listing sold
List Price: $725,000 | Pending Price: $798,500
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

1739 NW Greenbrier Way

Blue Ridge sale
List Price: $1,680,000 | Pending Price: $1,640,000
4 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

 

5040 Fauntleroy Way SW

Fairmount/West Seattle sale
List Price: $799,950 | Pending Price: $799,950
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:06 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Real Estate Financing, Sold by Tamara | Tagged ,

A Look Back at 2016 — My Clients’ Sales and Purchases

2016 was a year to remember. The market was swift and year-over-year appreciation in the metro market climbed to over 10%. THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients and friends for your continuous stream of business, referrals and support. It was an exciting and sometimes exhausting year, and I look forward to what 2017 has in store. Please contact me if you’d like to discuss your plans for the future. Happy New Year!

~ Tamara

7250 old redmond rd

Redmond
List Price: $549,988 | Sold Price: $569,000
3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath

7537 bagley ave n

Green Lake
List Price: $799,950 | Sold Price: $915,000
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath

107 n 172nd st

Richmond Highlands
List Price: $689,500 | Sold Price: $682,000
5 Bedroom | 4 Bath

3042a 21st ave w

Magnolia
List Price: $619,900 | Sold Price: $641,500
3 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

3820 e howe st

Madison Park
List Price: $1,275,000 | Sold Price: $1,275,000
4 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3434 densmore

Wallingford
Sold Off Market: $718,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

230 e michelle

Alderbrook
List Price: $399,000 | Sold Price: $395,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

19130 67th ave ne

Kenmore
List Price: $635,000 | Sold Price: $649,000
5 Bedroom | 3 Bath

2306 n 77th st

Green Lake
List Price: $1,125,000 | Sold Price: $1,342,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

3603 nw 64th st

Sunset Hill
List Price: $769,000 | Sold Price: $826,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

801 2nd ave n

Queen Anne
List Price: $477,500 | Sold Price: $503,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

331 240th st sw

Bothell
List Price: $648,500 | Sold Price: $640,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

7743 18th ave ne

Ravenna
List Price: $560,000 | Sold Price: $610,000
4 Bedroom | 1 Bath

6322 woodlawn ave n

Green Lake
List Price: $859,000 | Sold Price: $975,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

10239 65th ave s

Lakeridge
List Price: $358,000 | Sold Price: $452,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

5466 17th ave sw

West Seattle
List Price: $359,950 | Sold Price: $426,000
3 Bedroom | 1 Bath

4528 sunnyside ave

Wallingford
List Price: $1,150,000 | Sold Price: $1,330,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

13215 136th pl ne

Kirkland
List Price: $859,950 | Sold Price: $859,950
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

14326 23rd Pl

Olympic Hills
List Price: $375,000 | Sold Price: $390,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

3030 64th Ave SW #A

Alki
List Price: $475,000 | Sold Price: $503,500
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3901 1st Ave NW #205

Fremont
List Price: $350,000 | Sold Price: $353,500
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

4422 Bagley Ave N #101

Wallingford
List Price: $489,950 | Sold Price: $508,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3620 35th Ave S

Mt Baker
List Price: $389,000 | Sold Price: $375,000
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

4315 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE #1003

Sammamish
List Price: $479,000 | Sold Price: $479,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

1301 Spring St #21G

First Hill
List Price: $1,425,000 | Sold Price: $1,425,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

2519 NW North Beach Dr

North Beach
List Price: $689,000 | Sold Price: $665,000
4 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

10731 24th Ave NE

Victory Heights
List Price: $749,000 | Pending
4 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 9:38 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Sold by Tamara | Tagged ,

Seattle In Progress app – check out the cranes

http://seattleinprogress.com

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information

No Matter What the Groundhod Says…You Should Sell Before Spring


 

 

No Matter What The Groundhog Says... You Should Sell Before Spring! | Keeping Current Matters 

Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. However, the next six weeks before spring hits also have their own advantages.

Here are five reasons to sell now.

1. Demand is Strong

Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are currently more prospective purchasers looking at homes than at any other time in the last 12 months, which includes last spring’s buyers’ market. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing supply nationally just dropped to 4.4 months, which is under the 6 months’ supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means, in many areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. Homeowners are now seeing a return to positive equity as real estate values have increased over the last two years. Many of these homes will be coming to the market in the near future. Also, new construction of single-family homes is again beginning to increase. A recent study by Harris Poll revealed that 41% of buyers would prefer to buy a new home while only 21% prefer an existing home (38% had no preference). The choices buyers have will increase in the spring. Don’t wait until all this other inventory of homes comes to market before you sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

One of the biggest challenges of the housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks are requiring more and more paperwork before approving a mortgage. There is less overall business done in the winter. Therefore, the process will be less onerous than it will be in the spring. Getting your house sold and closed before the spring delays begin will lend itself to a smoother transaction.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up

If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 23.5% from now to 2019. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30-year housing expense with an interest rate below 4% right now. Rates are projected to be a full point higher by the end of 2015.

5. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should? Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take back control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps, the time has come for you to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

 

 

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 8:15 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Market Information | Tagged ,

2014 — A Look Back

As I eagerly gear up for what 2015 has in store, I can't help but look back at the past year in amazement. Thank you to all of my wonderful clients, friends and family for your continuous stream of referrals and support. It is because of you that 2014 was such a success and I couldn't be more excited and energized! Cheers to you and yours for a happy, healthy and prosperous year!

       – Tamara

 

A Look Back at What My Clients Purchased and Sold in 2014!

Ballard | $184,000
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Whittier | $417,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Sheridan Beach | $777,000
3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath

Ravenna | $551,000
3 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Green Lake | $417,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Mountlake Terrace | $252,000
3 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

Richmond Highlands | $526,600
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

Downtown | $1,005,000
1 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

Belvedere Terrace | $495,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

Madrona | $742,000
4 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

 

 

Central District | $581,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

Queen Anne | $391,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

Fremont | $829,000
4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

Bryant | $415,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Capitol Hill | $1,260,000
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath

View Ridge | $619,000
4 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

Capitol Hill | $508,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Mercer Island | $890,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

Central District | $494,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

Queen Anne | $386,750
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

Magnolia | $750,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

Magnolia | $815,000
4 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Events, Market Information, Sold by Tamara, Uncategorized

Interest Rates in Historic Perspective

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 8:37 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Buying Information, Market Information | Tagged ,

A New Crystal Ball Tool for Projecting Property Values

A tracker for housing-price trends

Weiss Residential Research tracks individual houses in most neighborhoods nationwide and attempts to provide buyers and sellers with useful market guidance, showing where the value of a home has been and where it may go.

By KENNETH R. HARNEY

Syndicated columnist

Nation’s Housing

WASHINGTON — Homebuyers, sellers, small investors and real-estate agents are about to get new tools that purport to show where local property values are headed: “house specific” monitors for consumers that can track price trends — and forecast them up to one year into the future — on 50 million single-family homes across the country.

The service already is commercially available to hedge funds and mortgage investors who purchase large quantities of data to guide their investment decisions.

Its developer is Allan Weiss, who co-founded and was CEO of the company that pioneered the iconic “Case-Shiller” price index of major metropolitan markets that is widely cited as a barometer of the housing sector’s health.

But unlike Case-Shiller, which reports on price trends in roughly 5,000 ZIP code areas, Weiss Residential Research tracks individual houses in most neighborhoods nationwide.

Weiss says the company expects to add an additional 20 million houses to the current 50 million total as it continues to gather data on key characteristics from interior living space to tax assessments, mortgage balances, age of home, appraisal information and others.

Weiss holds patents on the statistical techniques and technology underpinning the company’s research and products.

The new house-specific indexes for consumers will not provide current property valuations or cover condominiums and cooperatives.

Rather, they’ll offer graphic displays of how prices on individual homes have moved — up, down, sideways — over a period of recent years in relation to an index.

Later this summer, Weiss Residential will publish “weather reports” on price trends in major metropolitan markets on its website, www.weissres.com.

The site already provides sample dynamic “heat maps” for eight large markets — Southern California, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York and Phoenix — that show how prices on individual homes rose and fell in the boom years leading up to the bust in 2006-07, and how they have performed since.

The month-by-month movements almost look organic, with price declines spreading like a disease from one neighborhood to another, then reversing course during the recovery.

In an interview, Weiss said a close inspection of the heat maps reveals how “canary in the coal mine” houses were predictors of important changes in pricing trends getting under way — subtle early moves signaling the shift from boom to crash, then on to recovery — that were not otherwise detectable or known to consumers in the marketplace at the time.

Buying or selling real estate without house-specific monitors in those years, he suggested, was the equivalent “of setting sail before a hurricane” with no advance weather warnings, no satellite photos of emerging meteorological conditions.

Weiss Residential will soon begin selling subscriptions to consumers showing precisely that sort of trendline analysis.

I got a sneak preview on my own home just outside the District of Columbia in Maryland. An indexed line graph showed price movements before, during and after the boom and bust, plus a forecast through March 2015.

The somewhat sobering result: The significant price jumps during the post-recession recovery years have now pretty much flattened out. My likely increase in value over the coming nine months: six-tenths of 1 percent.

An accompanying heat map of houses in my ZIP code in shades of green, pink and red revealed that a few houses in the area are showing slight price declines, though the overwhelming majority are positive.

Weiss says that by Labor Day or before, visitors to the website will be able to sign up for reports like this. Trendline house-specific graphs already are available on the 50 million properties in Weiss’ massive databases.

Consumers who send emails to myhouse@weissres.com before the neighborhood-level heat maps become available, and list the property address and ZIP code, will be able to purchase one-year forecasts and line graphs for $25.

How good are these price-change projections? We’ll see. Researchers at Weiss’ company tested their accuracy on 10,356 randomly selected houses in 17 states. The test covered price changes from 2005 through 2013.

According to Weiss, the forecasts had an accuracy range of 74 percent to 84 percent, with the higher figure identifying negative pricing trends.

So while there is no guarantee of absolute accuracy, Weiss claims his house-specific indexes and heat maps provide buyers and sellers useful market directional guidance.

By looking at subtle price changes within neighborhoods, then focusing on individual houses, Weiss believes that you should be able to make smarter decisions — and potentially avoid big mistakes.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 8:41 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Uncategorized

Prices are Trending Up as Inventory Improves!

Read the entire article here:

Seattle Times Article

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:08 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Buying Information, Market Information, Uncategorized