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On first look, the early half of 2018 may seem like a broken record, with more of the same. No inventory and a high number of buyers. However, believe it or not, the real estate market is on a rollercoaster ride. It may be one of those kiddie rides at the fair, but nonetheless, there are some ups and downs taking place. In this mid-year market update, we’ll discuss the King County real estate market patterns through the first half of 2018.

If you watch HGTV, you’ve seen them popping up everywhere: tiny houses, often mobile, perfectly sized for a simple and more affordable lifestyle. They’re easier to maintain and give owners the option of taking home on the road. Many current homeowners are interested in the tiny house movement. So why aren’t we seeing more of them?

My friend Greg paid for his house in cash. Granted that was more than 40 years ago, houses were cheaper then and Greg and his wife were mad savers, but still. Being able to buy a house in one fell swoop certainly leaves more of your weekly paycheck for other things. Like shoes.

Searching for the perfect home online is easier than ever. As a buyer, whether or not you realize it, browsing countless listings on the internet has given you a lot of knowledge you may not have had years ago (or at least, not until much later in the buying process). So when it comes to your real estate education, where’s your comfort zone?

We are all dreaming of waterfront living this time of year, but have you ever thought of making that dream into reality? It might not be as out of reach as you think. With the popularity and ease of vacation rental sites, many of these investment opportunities can pencil out and create a lifetime of memories.

Feb 26, 2013

Written by:

Kenny Rogers

When the market was on the uptick, it seemed like everybody was an investor in real estate. Folks were able to buy with no money with the concept of flipping and buy multiple homes for future investments.

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