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Seattle Housing Scorecard: Housing starts rose, housing inventory fell in August
Seattle Housing Scorecard: Housing starts rose, housing inventory fell in August

Housing inventory fell in Seattle during August, while housing starts and existing-home sales rose.

Median home sale prices increase 16% from 2020
Median home sale prices increase 16% from 2020

Even as the real estate market is showing signs of cooling and more sellers are dropping asking prices, median home prices increased by double digits from last year.

New-home sales plummet in July
New-home sales plummet in July

Also during the month, the median sales price rose to $390,500 from $370,200 in June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

What do buyers want to see in your real estate listing marketing?
What do buyers want to see in your real estate listing marketing?

You might be surprised by the results of this survey.

Seattle housing affordability down 20%
Seattle housing affordability down 20%

Affordability declined in 49 of the 50 major markets according to the May 2021 First American Real House Price Index.

RentPath names new CEO after Redfin takeover
RentPath names new CEO after Redfin takeover

The new executive joins RentPath from ParkMobile, which provides an app to help drivers pay for metered parking remotely.

Existing-home sales reverse four-month decline in June
Existing-home sales reverse four-month decline in June

At the same time, the median existing-home price for all housing types in May was up 23.4% on an annual basis, as every region in the country registered price increases.

Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint
Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint

Two of the largest leaders in the real estate market are joining forces to form a new mortgage origination company.

What the condo collapse means for agents, sellers and buyers
What the condo collapse means for agents, sellers and buyers

The Champlain Towers South collapse emergency is ongoing, and some experts say they expect condo sales, in what was a roaring condo market in Miami, to struggle from the impact. What can agents, sellers and buyers anticipate?

Will Gen Z be the mortgage generation?
Will Gen Z be the mortgage generation?

Millennials were once referred to as the “renter generation” because of their preference for apartment living in urban areas over purchasing a home in the suburbs like their Baby Boomer parents.

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