Jason's Blog Home Values in Seattle, Wa for December 2012 Home Values in Seattle, Wa for December 2012 Real Estate Market Data for Seattle provided by Jason E. Cook of Windermere Real Estate/East Inc. Seattle home prices increased by 9% from December 2011 to December 2012.   Seattle Market Summary Report The Median closed price in December for single family homes in Seattle is $423,376.  The […]
Jason's Blog Home Prices in Bellevue Wa for December 2012 Home Prices in Bellevue Wa for December 2012 Real Estate market data for Bellevue, Washington provided by Jason E. Cook of Windermere Real Estate/East Inc. Bellevue and Eastside home prices    We have seen 11 straight months of pending price increases on home prices in Bellevue.  In Bellevue and on the Eastside 2012 had the […]
Jason's Blog A question about White Sales At this time of year many stores are having their “White Sale”! I was debating with Sara about bath towels, and how often they should be replaced? I feel they only need to be replaced or rotated in with new ones about every 2 or 3 years. She says they should be replaced yearly!? What […]
Jason's Blog November Market Values   King County Real Estate Market Update for November 2012 JasonECook@Windermere.com While we saw some expected seasonal slowdown in November, it was less than we typically see. The themes of the year continued in November with low inventory (weak supply), increased sales(strong demand) which equals low month’s supply of inventory, multiple offers being common, and […]
Jason's Blog A gentle Nudge about inventory CLick on the image for a more interactive look!   In King County and on the Eastside, inventory levels are at historic lows. In Bellevue we have 1.7 months supply. That is amazingly low and favors Sellers at this time! Although inventory is low, demand is still very high! We are seeing an increase in […]
Jason's Blog A nice review   Jason E. Cook was a great asset in getting our condo sold. He went above and beyond on multiple occasions – coordinating move-out cleaning, carpet cleaning (including offering to do the carpet cleaning himself if no one else was available) and staging, scheduling open houses and welcoming every potential buyer with a smile. He did […]
Jason's Blog What’s Really Driving The Housing Recovery? "Six years since the start of the greatest housing collapse since the Great Depression, one doesn't have to look very far to see signs of a recovery. Nationally, home prices are rising after more than a 30% drop since mid-2006. More good news arrived Tuesday, as the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index reported third […]
Jason's Blog Inspirational video! A friend forwarded me this inspirational video this morning!  I normally just post real estate related items here, but decided to step out of my comfort zone for this one!  I was very moved by this!  Thank you for taking the time to watch it! Jason Cook
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Sellers tips Have you ever tried what they are recommending in this article? I recently painted the exterior of my house and the first thing my neighbors asked is if I was selling soon?  I said I do know a good Realtor!  Inventory is still very low so it is a good time to get a home listed to sell. http://bit.ly/RuCxDI
Jason's Blog Online home searches; are you really seeing everything for sale? Online home searches; are you really seeing everything for sale?  Are you frustrated that a home that you see online for sale has already gone pending?  The house around the corner has a sign in the front yard, but you can’t find ANY information about it online! Earlier this month the WAV Group, one of […]
Jason's Blog Bellevue & Eastside Monthly Real Estate Statistics for September 2012 Another strong month in Real Estate Sales for Bellevue and all of King County! These are the Eastside statistics for closed sales you must know. Months supply of inventory is down -48%, and the total active listings are down -34%. The number of closed home sales are up +21% and the median closed sale price […]
Jason's Blog King County Distressed Properties 3rd Quarter 2012 Overall distressed properties are lessening on the Eastside. Bank owned home sales are down, and short sales had a slight up tick. This was mostly driven by condo short sales being up nearly 20%. Call me for a detailed look in your neighborhood. Jason E Cook.
Jason's Blog Bellevue and Eastside Monthly Statistics for August 2012 Attached are the Eastside monthly statistics for August 2012. The strong real estate market continues in August. Inventory is down 33% and sales are up (pending 22%, closed 19%) thus, months’ supply of inventory is down to 2.1 (or 46%). Prices are increasing (closed sales price YTD up 2% for residential and 5% for condo).  […]
Jason's Blog Bellevue & Eastside monthly stats for July 2012 Attached are the EASTSIDE monthly statistics for July 2012. The strong real estate market continues in July.  Inventory is down 35% and sales are up (pending 22%, closed 17%) thus, months’ supply of inventory is down to 2.2 (or 43% change over LY). Prices are increasing (closed sales price YTD up 3% for residential and […]
Jason's Blog Mortgage Rates Smash old Record! In The News 2012 Interest Rates Mortgage Rates Smash Old Record   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Mortgage rates fell again this week, smashing previous record lows, according to a regular weekly release from mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, the most popular mortgage product, dropped to 3.62% from 3.66% last […]
Jason's Blog Community Service Day! Today is our annual Community Service Day.  We will be working in our community to make things a little brighter for our neighbors. Every year since 1984, Windermere associates have dedicated a day of work to complete neighborhood improvement projects as part of Windermere’s Community Service Day. Creating vibrant communities is one of the things that inspire all […]
Jason's Blog Kitchen Islands, they are still “In”! Kitchen islands aren’t going away ‎Tuesday, ‎May ‎08, ‎2012, ‏‎9:00:37 AM | jason e cook   The kitchen island is often the hub of the home, the place where family members and guests gather to eat and socialize. While the island’s function remains the same as it has been for years, its look and feel […]
Jason's Blog Seattle Tech Growth Seattle beats Silicon Valley By jasoncook •May 23rd, 2012 Seattle wins the top spot for long-term, broad-based technology growth, reports Forbes. Based on a ranking system developed by the Praxis Strategy Group, Forbes considered employment growth in two sectors — high-tech companies (software, data processing, Internet publishing) and industries connected to science, technology, engineering, and […]
Jason's Blog Whispering Heights Neighborhood of the Week Jason E. Cook at Bellevuebuzz.com showcases the Neighborhood of the Week, “Whispering Heights & Collingwood”.
Jason's Blog Somerset Neighborhood of the Week Jason E. Cook and Gavin showcase the neighborhood of the week!  This week the NOtW is Somerset!  Nestled in the foothills just south of I-90 and above Factoria.  The neighborhoods crown jewel is Somerset Elementary school!  you can visit their webstite here:   http://www.bsd405.org/schools/elementary/somerset.aspx Another fun place to go in Somerset is the Somerset Rec Club!  […]