Snohomish County Real Estate Blog, News, & Statistics

The Snohomish County real estate blog address news and statistics which are pertinent to the real estate buyer, seller, and investor. Our goal is too provide educational information so people can make the best housing decision for them and their lifestyle. Please feel free to ask questions, participate in discussions, and share your experiences.

Sept. 28, 2015

Aerial Video: 133 Valdes Ct Camano Island, WA 98282

In this aerial drone episode, we travel to Camano Island (near the Country Club) to tour a custom built two-story home that defines Camano Island luxury properties. 

Distinctively designed with a grand entryway and Tiger Wood hardwood floors gracing the home, the main floor features the living area, formal dining room, kitchen, family and office. In the kitchen, you'll find a Sub-Zero refrigerator, double ovens, large granite slab center island and extensive counter and cabinet space along with French Doors to the outdoor cooking area, fireplace, and 1,500 sq.ft deck overlooking Cavalero Beach.

Journey upstairs, through the French doors, and into your own elegant master suite with views with luxurious master bathroom. In addition the master suite, the upstairs has 3 more bedrooms, a full bathroom and bonus room that's large enough for tables, chairs, and a pool table. 

Yet the drone doesn't fly indoors so you'll have to enjoy the views Cavalero Beach and the greater Port Susan area.

Official Property Website: http://www.barnettassociates.net/property/822908/

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Sept. 25, 2015

Q & A: Can I Have More than 1 VA Loan?

Being in the military, moving can be normal; however, it never becomes easier. Learning the local school districts, selecting and enrolling kids, getting familiar with various housing communities or nearby cities/towns, determining the best commuting path, and knowing where to buy groceries and convenience goods all make the process a bit more challenging.

Yet, when it comes to housing, the challenge can seem monumental. Snohomish County's naval base is Naval Station Everett and many sailors end up PCSing to the area and decide to grow some roots after years of deployment and station changes.

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Sept. 11, 2015

What is the Largest City in Snohomish County?

2015 Snohomish County Census Data

It may seem pretty self-explanatory to know what the largest city in Snohomish County is. Or, how Snohomish County cities compare to each other and where you might find subruban, rural, or urban living. Yet the census list may surprise.

Everett takes the top honors with 105,800 residents which is 31,000 more than its northern neightbor, Marysville. Everett also has the dintinguishing note of bening the 7th largest city in Washington State. 

Marysville takes 2nd with 64,140 residents which is 20,000 more residents than Edmonds.

Edmonds rounds out the top 3 with 40,490 residents.  

From this list, what surprises you regarding Snohomish County's census information? Did a ccit;s population come in under, at or over what you thought it would?

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Aug. 27, 2015

Snohomish County Housing Statistics for July 2015

In this blog post, its back to statistics. July 2015 shaped up to be a great month, for buyers and sellers alike. Mickie and I were very busy closing 7 transactions which totaled over $2.2m in real estate.

Below are charts for July 2015 in:

  • Months of Housing Inventory
  • Average Days on Market
  • Under Contract & Sold Properties
  • Average & Median Home Prices
  • 90 Day Perspective Report

Months of Housing Inventory

Housing inventory still remains low with July settling at 1.8 months. Being that inventory levels are still low, sellers are seeing the benefit of that limited supply.

Snohomish County housing inventory for July 2015

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Aug. 20, 2015

Live Digital Map of Every Wildfire in Washington State

Found on TentonGravity.com, the above live map shows every wildfire within Washington State and is complete with interactive YouTube and Flickr links.

As impressive as the wildfire map is, it is sad and eye opening realization to how many fires are effecting Washingtonians (and the rest of the Nation).

I for one am hoping for rain, lots and lots of rain.

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Aug. 17, 2015

Google's Project Sunroof Video

Solar power, more specially residential home solar systems, is an electric topic these days. Whether it be in the real estate industry or our personal circle, folks want to know more. Who isn't intrigued about producing their own energy and sending the unused energy back into the grid.

Without getting into specific solar goals (living off the grid, making money, being more environmentally friendly), there are very few resources available to research their own specific energy producing capabilities, without calling the experts to evaluate and analyze.

Google wants to change that with Project Sunroof. Here is the Introducing Project Sunroof video Google released today.

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July 21, 2015

Aerial Video: 7432 78th Dr NE Marysville, WA 98270

Since the housing market has been jammed into high gear, we've been busy compiling and editing real estate drone videos for sellers.

For this interior and exterior home tour, we travel to Marysville's Bayview Ridge. Situated on 78th, the street is located at the top of the hill, this home, as well as the others, enjoy breath taking views of the Puget Sound, Tulalip Bay, Whidbey Island, Hat Island, and back dropped by the Olympic Mountain Range.

Please take a few minutes and enjoy this video tour with scenic views, its professional landscaping, and meticulous maintenance.

Property Page: http://www.barnettassociates.net/property/817635/

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July 6, 2015

Aerial Video: 10130 10th PL SE Lake Stevens WA 98258

Getting tired for the same old tranquil music when seeing Snohomish County home tours? If so, then put on the brakes for this Crystal View (Lake Stevens) home. Setting the tone is the electric guitar yet the real star is this emasculate two story home. Take a few minutes to watch and you'll see why this home is hot-to-trot.

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June 17, 2015

Washington Tourism: Mt. Rainier Scenic Train Ride

Summer has arrived. It's sunny, warm, and not a hint of rain in the forecast. Summer 2015 is shaping up to be a great one and with that, take advantage of it. In the continue Washington Tourism Series we take a look at something deeply rooted in Washington, trains.

On May 31st, the family loaded up to explore the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum. Coffees and hot cocos in hand, the adventure began in the morning's wee hours with us departing Arlington and arriving in Elbe, Wa. The drive was easy enough due to the time we left as well as parking and boarding the train.

On the 40 minute ride to the museum, the kids (ok us adults too) ate popcorn and had waters, which were available on the train, while taking pictures and video of our adventure. The ride was fun and the scenery spectacular though it would have been nice to see Mt. Rainier with no cloud cover. But that is Washington.

The video below shows our family's adventure starting at the train depot, to the museum, and ends with aerial drone video. Special thanks to MTSR for granting permission to fly at the museum and we hope you like the video. Get out there and explore Washington, you'll be glad you did.

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June 12, 2015

Snohomish County's May 2015 Housing Statistics

Below are four charts describing the Snohomish County real estate market: Average days on market (how long a home is listed prior to selling), monthly housing inventory (how many months it takes to sell all the active inventory), median home prices (the midpoint home price), and a 90 day perspective report.

Average Days on Market

The average days on market continued to decline through the end of May, to 31 days. By May's end, homes were taking a month to sell even though some micro markets were, and still are, experiencing much shorter time frames.

Average Days on Market for May 2015

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