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Experts: Housing Market Likely to ‘Normalize’ in 2022
While strong homebuyer demand and inventory shortages will continue into 2022, the housing market is unlikely to repeat this year’s dizzying heights.
The Great Home Price Bubble
There is now a disconnect between the sales price of homes and their actual value.
Existing Home Sales Rise in November Despite Low Inventory
Fueled by low mortgage interest rates and strong demand, existing home sales increased for a third straight month in November.
Number Of Homes For Sale In November Hits An All-Time Low

The typical home that sold in November went under contract in 22 days.

Tips for recycling wrapping paper, Christmas trees, string lights

King County’s Solid Waste Division has offered a few recycling tips to help cut down on extra trash during the holiday season.

Buying a Home in Your 60s? Here’s What You Need To Know

For the younger end of the boomer generation, i.e., those in their late 50s or early 60s, looming retirement may be a reason for selling.

9 Horrifying Holiday Decor Fails To Top Off Yet Another Ridiculous Year
Most of us are lucky if our holiday decor remains intact until Christmas Eve (think sagging tree boughs and a tilted gingerbread house).
Leading Economists and Analysts on the 4 Things To Look For in the Housing Market in 2022
If you’re in the market to buy a home—or on the fence about whether to dive into the housing market right now—here’s what reports and interviews from economists and analysts predict will happen in 2022.
How Much Is Enough for a Down Payment?
Most would-be homebuyers start their journey by gathering a down payment. This money is crucial to snagging a mortgage and getting that much closer to homeownership.
Personal Income by State, 3rd Quarter 2021
State personal income increased 2.6 percent at an annual rate in the third quarter of 2021 after decreasing 20.2 percent in the second quarter.
November 2021 Existing Home Sales Increase for Third Consecutive Month
NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this November increased 1.9% from October 2021.
Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, December 16, 2021
Mortgage rates slightly rose this week after the Fed announced a taper acceleration and three rate hikes to follow in 2022.
S&P/Case-Shiller OR-Portland Home Price Index
S&P/Case-Shiller WA-Seattle Home Price Index



Misconceptions About a Seller’s Market

The housing market is hot, but some homeowners may overestimate just how hot it is when they go to sell.

Study: Nearly Half of Americans Fear Unaffordable Housing Costs

Consumers are worried about making their monthly mortgage payments—so much so that some are taking on a side hustle or borrowing from friends or family to make sure they are able to keep up.

Builder Sentiment Strong at Year’s End

Despite inflation concerns and ongoing production bottlenecks, builder confidence edged higher for the fourth consecutive month on strong consumer demand and limited existing inventory.

Homeowners Gained Over $3.2 Trillion In Equity In the 3rd Quarter Of 2021

California, Hawaii, and Washington experienced the largest average equity gains.

Kitchen And Bath Industry Sees Strong Growth Despite Cooling Confidence

The kitchen and bath industry was able to thrive early in the pandemic, registering historic levels of growth as homeowners were eager to renovate as they continued to spend more time in their homes.

Millennials Are Supercharging the Housing Market

Since 2019, when they surpassed the baby boomers to become the largest living adult generation in the U.S., millennials have reached a housing milestone, accounting for more than half of all home-purchase loan applications last year.

Feast Your Eyes on a Shade You’ve Never Seen: Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year

We’re just going to say it: It’s been a year. In fact, it’s been a couple of years, which means we truly deserve a respite in the form of something pretty to gaze at for a change.

Found a Buyer on Your Own? Here’s Why You Still Need an Agent

Keep in mind what may seem like a straightforward transaction between a seller and buyer once an offer is accepted is usually not all that simple.

Seattle ended decade with faster growth than suburbs, reversing a 100-year trend

In decades past, King County grew at a faster clip.

How much is your home worth? Here’s how to find out

While tax assessors, real estate agents, appraisers and automated home value estimators are all available options, each has a different role and will likely have a different idea of what your home is worth.

Real Personal Consumption Expenditures and Personal Income by State, 2020

The new statistics cover the period from 2008 to 2020.

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, December 9, 2021

Mortgage rates continued to remain roughly stable for the last 4 weeks, despite volatility in bond yields.

S&P/Case-Shiller OR-Portland Home Price Index

S&P/Case-Shiller WA-Seattle Home Price Index