The Blog ofWashington First

Washington March Market Activity

Housing market back to “pressure cooker situation,” but brokers remind sellers “pricing is still important”KIRKLAND, Washington (April 5, 2018) – Job growth and a recent...

Washington February Market Activity

Home buyers, sellers feel "looming pressure" but Western Washington market stays strong.KIRKLAND, Washington (March 6, 2018) – Interest rates are creeping up, inventory is still squeezed, and...

Washington January Market Activity

 KIRKLAND, Washington (February 5, 2018) – “The Seattle area real estate market hasn’t skipped a beat with pent-up demand from buyers is stronger than ever,” remarked...

Brokers Detect Slowdown and Uncertainty

Brokers Detect Slowdown and Uncertainty

Information and statistics compiled and reported by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Kirkland, Washington (November 6, 2017) – Early seasonal snow and questions swirling around the tax...

How’s the Market?

How’s the Market?

September Residential HighlightsNew listings saw the sole gain in Southwest Washington this month. At 958, new listings fared 7.2% better than in September 2016, despite a 14.8% decrease from last...

Seasonal slowdown in some areas

Seasonal slowdown in some areas

“Below is a press release from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which is the database professional Realtors® use in the State of Washington to keep track of what homes are currently...

How’s the Market?

How’s the Market?

August Residential HighlightsSouthwest Washington saw gains in closed and pending sales this UGUST. Closed sales, at 849, edged 2.2% higher than the 831 closings recorded last year in August 2016 and...

How’s the Market?

How’s the Market?

How’s the Market?Below is an excerpt from the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s most recent “Market Action” report that comes out monthly and is e-mailed to all member Realtors. This is...