Year-Over-Year Change in Median Sale Price - Snohomish County Single-Family Homes

Home Salesperson Quote of the Day

From an article in today’s Everett Herald Business Journal: It’s a seller’s market as Snohomish County home prices rebound I don’t think we’re anywhere near in a position to worry about another bubble. The increase in appreciation has been pretty steady. It hasn’t gone up overnight. – Deidre Haines, Broker with Coldwell Banker Bain “Not […]

The Battle of the Flippers: Everyone’s a Winner

Back in April two similary-specced homes hit the market on my street in what I referred to as “The Battle of the Flippers.” As of last week, both homes have now sold, so let’s check out the results: The Contenders 3609 Wetmore 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,106 square feet 4,792 square foot lot Built in […]

A Front Row Seat to the Battle of the Flippers

Oooh this should get interesting. Two homes on my street with very similar specs, both sold in January and both being flipped, both came on the market yesterday. The Contenders 3609 Wetmore 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,106 square feet 4,792 square foot lot Built in 1912 Bought 01/12 for $91,500 Asking $189,000 3417 Wetmore 2 […]

News Roundup: Jobs, Everett Condos, Illusions…

Here are a few relevant news stories that have popped into my inbox in the last few days: Associated Press: Wash. revenue down, but recession may be softening Seattle P-I: Housing recovery depends on jobs, banker says Associated Press: Wash. unemployment rate stayed same in April Tacoma News-Tribune: Turning little boxes into living space Everett […]

Looking back to look forward: Snohomish Co.

I want to talk about Snohomish Co., not that there’s anything wrong with King Co. (hey, I grew up on 23rd and Prospect on Capitol Hill, so I know the area). Not everyone in Snohomish Co. drives Ford trucks, has big hair/mullet and listens to Cinderella or Quiet Riot. Yeah, cheap shot. Moving on… The […]


A Dose of Reality from the Everett Herald

I picked up this article off of The Housing Bubble this morning and thought it was worthy of a blog post.  This is probably the least rosy depiction of the local real estate market I have seen from any of our local MSM outlets in the past few years. Selling a house? What to do now With […]


End of the week commentary: Inventory

Here’s S-Crow’s Avatar/mug. Yep, sweater season. Regarding Inventory Although I have noticed homes dropping off the market in my neck of the woods in Snohomish Co, generally speaking, for semi-serious sellers, early and mid-October is a bit soon to pull the property off the market. I can understand if it was during the full holiday […]