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The Seattle and Ballard Market Update is a monthly update using information from NWMLS’ InfoSparks using data for sold residential and condominium homes in Seattle and the Ballard/Greenlake area.
What’s going on in the Seattle Real Estate Market?
You may have been hearing that Seattle’s real estate market has cooled off considerably, or that it’s now a “buyer’s market.” That’s not necessarily true. While inventory is up, it’s still not up enough to meet current demands. Houses are also on the market longer, but in Seattle, that average is still only 15 days. We still have less than 2 months of inventory across all of Seattle, and many experts consider a balanced market to be 4-6 months of inventory. A much greater shift would have to happen for it to swing in favor of buyers.
Still, that doesn’t mean that new opportunities for buyers haven’t come around. Generally, you’re going to see less of the crazy price appreciation and multiple offer situations that we saw in 2017, giving buyers more time to make decisions between homes, and allowing ample time for inspections and other due diligence tasks.
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