Real Estate

An Urban Living listing: Magnolia mid-century with a backyard oasis

Urban Living 6/7 6:38A Matt Goyer
This is it! 2513 W Raye St is a Magnolia midcentury designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Entertain all summer long with a chef’s kitchen that opens to a level backyard with a 500-square-foot cabana featuring a built-in grill, fire pit,...

Eastside weekly wrap-up: second busiest week for new listings this year

Urban Living 6/5 4:13A Land Cook
It was the second busiest week of the year for new listings on the Eastside (similar to Seattle). 210 sellers got their homes listed (69% increase week-over-week), which was good news for buyers. Good news for everyone is that rates dropped below...

Seattle weekly wrap-up: new listings bounce back after slowdown

Urban Living 6/3 5:08A Matt Goyer
New listings bounced back after the slowdown leading up to the Memorial Day long weekend. So last week we saw 322 new listings, up 66% week-over-week, making it the second busiest week of the year for new listings. Not surprisingly buyer activity...

Seattle weekly wrap-up: four weeks left until summer slowdown

Urban Living 5/30 7:24P Matt Goyer
It is after 10 pm and I m reminded yet again this newsletter doesn t write itself! Sellers, and hopefully you did too, took the long weekend off. We saw just 193 new listings last week in Seattle, while the week before we saw 446. Though this week...

Eastside weekly wrap-up: sellers take the week off as expected

Urban Living 5/30 5:08A Land Cook
As expected, sellers took this past week off as the typical advice is not to list going into a long weekend. So ignore the week-over-week drop this week due to only 124 new listings hitting the market and we re coming off the biggest week for...

Eastside weekly wrap-up: hello sellers – we’re glad you’re here!

Urban Living 5/22 7:23A Land Cook
Finally! We predicted a big week for new listings and were reward with the biggest week of the year! 225 sellers put their homes on the market this past week, our first week of 200+ new listings this year. For those keeping track at home, last...

Seattle weekly wrap-up: record week for new listings!

Urban Living 5/21 5:18P Matt Goyer
346 new listings last week, a new record for 2023! This is up 30% week-over-week, finally giving buyers some more options. Though looking back at previous years, we should have seen like 450 new listings. So sellers are continuing to hold off and...

An Urban Living listing: A magical Queen Anne Victorian

Urban Living 5/18 8:46A Matt Goyer
Here s the magical Queen Anne Victorian with the Sound view that you ve been waiting for! At 810 W Highland Drive take the stairs to your level, quiet yard with a rocking chair front porch. Enter to the main floor which has a living room,...

Seattle weekly wrap-up: beat the heat with a floating home

Urban Living 5/15 1:49P Matt Goyer
Sigh, another slow week for new listings when it should be much busier than it is! Last week we saw 265 new listings in Seattle, down 10% week-over-week. The WSJ did a deep dive on this recently, The Home Buyer’s Quandary: Nobody’s Selling (sub....

An Urban Living listing: like-new floating home!

Urban Living 5/9 2:13P Matt Goyer
Just in time for summer and the 4th of July! Matt and his family are selling their floating home in Eastlake s Mallard Cove (but we re staying on the dock, so if you buy this home, we ll be neighbors!). Every day feels like a vacation in this...

Eastside weekly wrap-up: home prices surging around the Eastside

Urban Living 5/9 9:53A Land Cook
We re into the second week of May which means the monthly numbers for the Eastside market are out for the month of April. The big news is that the Eastside single-family home prices and condo prices are surging compared to the start of the year...

Seattle weekly wrap-up: prices up 8% year-to-date!

Urban Living 5/8 6:30P Matt Goyer
The big news last week is that the numbers for April are out! The Seattle Times headline is that the Seattle-area housing market kicks off spring season with a whimper, which is true, activity and prices are both down compared to last year. But...

Graystone cuts prices up to 32%

Urban Living 5/4 8:16A Matt Goyer
Graystone, the 271-unit 31-story condo building going up at 800 Columbia St is improving prices ahead of its completion this summer. In some of the examples below, pricing has been improved by 32%, wow! Here are some examples of the new pricing:...

Eastside weekly wrap-up: buyers come back in a big way (45% WoW!)

Urban Living 5/1 5:44P Land Cook
We re all super excited about the 70+ degree weather we had this weekend but sellers should be more excited to see pending sales increase 45% week-over-week with 167 homes getting under contract this past week. The big jump followed a big jump in...
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