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Welcome to the area east of Puget Sound and Lake Washington, home to the dynamic suburbs of Seattle that make up the "Eastside." Sammamish, Issaquah, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Mercer Island and Woodinville are the prominent cities of the Eastside with many surrounding smaller towns and neighborhoods. Welcome to Seattle's Eastside, I invite you to explore the properties in this unique and beautiful area.

Purchasing a home may be the largest financial investment you ever make. The selection of an agent to represent your interests is a crucial step in the process. I take my responsibilities very seriously and am honored to have received several awards related to client representation. Your real estate goals are very important to me... I'd love to hear from you via phone or email so we can discuss your specific needs

 

February 20th, 2018

Homebuilders shrug off higher mortgage rates, stay optimistic on economic boost from tax cuts

Written by Laura White
Homebuilders shrug off higher mortgage rates, stay optimistic on economic boost from tax cuts

Tax cuts are still making homebuilders feel better, even as mortgage rates rise to the highest level in more than four years. Builder confidence was unchanged in February from the prior month, remaining at 72 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Anything above 50 is considered …

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February 13th, 2018

Home Buyers Still Competing for Sparse Inventory in Western Washington, Driving Up Prices – Especially for Sought-After Condominiums

Written by Laura White

"The Seattle area real estate market hasn't skipped a beat with pent-up demand from buyers is stronger than ever," remarked broker John Deely in reacting to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The report on January activity shows a slight year-over-year gain in pending sales, a double-digit increase …

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February 9th, 2018

The Market Is Hot – Is It Smart To Go FSBO?

Written by Laura White

The market is hot in the downtown Seattle area as well as the Eastside. Many sellers are considering selling FSBO to save money. Market inventory is low, and agents and buyers have been known to approach potential sellers to encourage a private sale. Is it a good idea? The best answer very well may be a resounding "no." …

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February 8th, 2018

What First-Time Home Buyers Need To Know

Written by Laura White
What First-Time Home Buyers Need To Know

My team and I regularly come in contact with first-time homebuyers looking for some guidance. The prospect of buying your first home can be an anxiety-inducing one, especially if you don't know where to start. I've spent my career helping thousands of people find the perfect home, so I'm happy to shed some light on the …

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January 29th, 2018

Why Single Women Build Less Equity in Homes than Men

Written by Laura White
Why Single Women Build Less Equity in Homes than Men

Female homeowners are still earning less equity than their male counterparts, according to an August 2017 study by Redfin. The disparity remains because women still make less money than their male counterparts, put down a smaller down payment and often carry a higher student loan level, said Nela Richardson, a chief economist …

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