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What’s the future of Seattle real estate for 2022?
What’s the future of Seattle real estate for 2022?

While buyer preferences for more space — both inside and outside the home — remain and supply chain issues continue to stifle home construction efforts, other factors, such as the potential increase in interest rates, are expected to change the game in 2022.

Mobile homes appeal to young and middle-class buyers as home prices surge
Mobile homes appeal to young and middle-class buyers as home prices surge

With home prices continuing to reach new heights  across the country, many potential homebuyers are seeing the mobile-home market in a brand new light as single-family home prices become less affordable for young and middle-class buyers. 

CoreLogic: Could 2021 be the first multi-trillion dollar real estate market?
CoreLogic: Could 2021 be the first multi-trillion dollar real estate market?

As more money is being spent on real estate than ever before, the booming market is on pace to shatter records this year, according to a recent CoreLogic report.

FHFA announces conforming loan limits for Fannie and Freddie mortgages
FHFA announces conforming loan limits for Fannie and Freddie mortgages

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced its 2022 conforming loan limits (CLL) for conventional loans acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Mortgage applications fall over Thanksgiving week as rates rise
Mortgage applications fall over Thanksgiving week as rates rise

“Despite higher mortgage rates, purchase applications had a strong week, mostly driven by a 6% increase in conventional loan applications.” — MBA associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting Joel Kan

Seattle buyers can’t get enough of its waterfront estate
Seattle buyers can’t get enough of its waterfront estate

Prices of Seattle waterfront homes are steadily rising, particularly in King County, where waterfront property has been historically expensive. 

Are investors to blame for low housing inventory?
Are investors to blame for low housing inventory?

Nationally, investors bought a record 18% of homes sold in the third quarter of this year, and they are increasingly turning to single-family homes, according to Redfin. 

SKCR releases King County election roundup
SKCR releases King County election roundup

Nearly 80% of Seattle King County REALTORS®’’ (SKCR) endorsed candidates won during King County’s general election in November, according to a press release. 

Seattle No. 7 in nation for highest home prices
Seattle No. 7 in nation for highest home prices

Home prices in Seattle saw little change from August to September, an indication of a seasonal slowdown in the local market. Earlier this year, Seattle-area home prices saw month-to-month increases between 3-5%, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index. 

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains take a pause
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains take a pause

“If I had to choose only one word to describe September 2021’s housing price data, the word would be ‘deceleration. Housing prices continued to show remarkable strength in September, though the pace of price increases declined slightly.” — S&P DJI managing director Craig Lazzara.

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