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Uncategorized Home Fresh 2022 Update 6 years ago I made a commitment to serve my community with a donation of 1,000 pounds of fresh produce for every purchase or sale. This year, you helped me donate 31,000 lbs.  This means that over the past 6 years you have helped donate over 202,000 lbs! Every time you send a friend or family my name […]
Uncategorized 2022 Recap 2022 can’t be summarized with just a slideshow of properties sold- it was SOOO MUCH more than that. So much more than any other year because it was the year business finally felt genuine. Yes, I helped 40 families achieve their goals in real estate. We celebrated with joy and cried tears of frustration and […]
Uncategorized Returning to Normal There is no doubt that 2022 has been one of the most eventful years in real estate. This is saying a lot coming off the record-breaking years of the pandemic. We will probably never see anything like 2020 and 2021 again. During this time the market responded to a historical event that motivated the rearrangement […]
Uncategorized Make A Statement With Your Front Door We all know about curb appeal, but did you know that your door color might influence how much a buyer offers on your home? A recent study showed that certain door colors could impact the value of your home by thousands of dollars. Here are a few fun facts. Blue and black were the most […]
Tracie's Thoughts A Quick Bellingham Market Peak . . . Last week I noticed something while doing a quick little peek at the market for Whatcom County—On my screen were seven days of activity in the single-family homes category. There were 85 new listings and 111 pending.  This is a pretty normal ratio that we have been seeing over the last couple of years. (Notice […]
Community Vendor Highlight – Hazel Designs   These last few months we have thoroughly enjoyed being part of a weekly floral subscription service through Hazel Designs Floral & Landscaping.  Each week Annika delivers a beautifully crafted, balanced, and whimsical bouquet of locally grown flowers for an upcoming listing, for a special colleague, client, or collaborator, or to someone in our sphere […]
Uncategorized APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH This year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. I believe that housing is a human right and am thankful to one of my favorite collaborating offices Windermere Abode for putting together this valuable list of resources. If you or someone you know has housing goals in Peirce County, look no further and reach out to the Abodies! We […]
Uncategorized North Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021 Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
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Uncategorized North King County Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021 Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
Uncategorized South Snohomish County Quarterly Market Trends – Q1 2021 Q1 2021 signified a measurable shift in the real estate market. Demand since the first of the year has been brisk, proving Q1 2021 to be one of the most impactful times in market history! Interest rates remain historically low, helping to offset the cost of price appreciation. Rates and the lucrative tech-influenced job market have helped pending sales […]
Uncategorized You want to Sell, but need to Buy too… Homeowners across our region are enjoying incredibly healthy equity levels due to an upswing in the real estate market over the last five years. In fact, the median price in Whatcom County is up 55% over the last five years. Over the last 10 years, the median price is up 80% in 10 years. This […]
Uncategorized Goal Setting with Self-Compassion   We all know that there is no magic in the first day or month of the year, and yet we are all drawn to the idea of new beginnings. A fresh start. And so with 2020 finally put to bed, many of us are setting goals for this fresh, new year.   The topic […]
Uncategorized Q1 2020 { Western Washington Gardner Report } A Message from Matthew: Needless to say, any discussion about the U.S. economy, state economy, or housing markets in the first quarter of this year is almost meaningless given events surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Although you will see this data regarding housing activity in the region, many markets came close to halting transactions in March and […]