Seattle Wrapping Up 2016 As The Hottest & 2017 Trends In Real Estate

Considering how long we’ve been talking about how out of control Seattle housing market growth has been over the last couple years, it’s a bit amazing we’re only just getting to the point where it’s the hottest housing market in the country.

Seattle narrowly topped Portland, where home values gained 10.9 percent. For the prior eight months, Seattle had seen its home-price growth sit second in the country behind Portland.

Overall, Seattle prices are rising twice as fast as the rest of the country, as they have for most of this year.
The index also shows that single-family home prices in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties rose 11 percent from the previous year, the biggest uptick of the 20 major metro areas included.

Seattle Is Finally the Hottest Market – Curbed Seattle

‘Panicking’ Seattle home buyers, spooked by rising interest rates, rush to buy – Seattle Times

Seattle’s real-estate prospects seen as hot in 2017 – Seattle Times

10 Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2017 – The Fiscal Times

Vancouver Tax Drives Chinese Buyers To Seattle – Curbed

RIP Fannie and Freddie: 1968-2017? – Inman

Faira charged with operating as unlicensed brokerage by regulator – Inman

What does $1,830 get you – Curbed Seattle

What Opendoor’s Uber-like funding round means for real estate – Inman

How technology is putting a new spin on fix-and-flip financing – Inman

Buyers’ Secret Must-Have: A Snore Room – Realtor

Settlement reached in Annapolis ‘snake house’ case – Inman

Amazon unveils ‘self-driving’ brick-and-mortar convenience store – Seattle Times