X

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

 

December 5th, 2017

5 ways and reasons to refinance your mortgage

Written by Laura White
5 ways and reasons to refinance your mortgage

Rates are still near all-time lows, which means mortgage refinancing remains a good deal for many. Yes, you can save money by doing a simple refinance in which you swap a lower rate for your existing higher rate. But that's just one way — and one reason — to refinance a home loan. Trying to decide if it's …

continue reading →

November 24th, 2017

Will tax reform end the American dream of owning a home?

Written by Laura White
Will tax reform end the American dream of owning a home?

If a U.S. tax reform measure targeting the popular mortgage interest deduction is adopted, values of homes could drop 10 percent on average nationally, Lawrence Yun told 20,000 real estate agents gathered for the National Association of Realtors conference last week. Home owners would be leery of trading up to bigger, …

continue reading →

November 16th, 2017

Key indicators for Western Washington housing still rising, but brokers detect slowdown and uncertainty

Written by Laura White

Early seasonal snow and questions swirling around the tax plan unveiled last week by House Republicans could make the usual seasonal slowdown more pronounced, say industry leaders from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. For October, however, key indicators trended upwards. Pending sales rose nearly 8 percent from a …

continue reading →

November 7th, 2017

Republican tax plan would hit Seattle, Eastside homebuyers dealing with pricey market

Written by Laura White
Republican tax plan would hit Seattle, Eastside homebuyers dealing with pricey market

Aspiring homeowners in the Seattle region, dealing with the hottest housing market in the country, would be hit especially hard by the new GOP tax plan unveiled Thursday. The proposal would cap the federal mortgage-interest deduction at $500,000 for new-home purchases, down from the limit of $1 million. Basically, new homeowners …

continue reading →

October 27th, 2017

The Gardner Report Third Quarter 2017 Western Washington

Written by Laura White

Matthew Gardner, Windermere's Chief Economist just released his 3rd quarter 2017 forecast for Western Washington. Housing inventory is still very low and is unlikely to improve through the balance of the year. Washington State added 79,600 new jobs over the past 12 months and a growth rate of 2.4% - double the national …

continue reading →