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.

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Sept. 6, 2016

360° Video: 823 East Lakeshore Dr Lake Stevens WA 98258

In the next evolution to seller marketing, we are happy to announce that the Barnett Associates Team offers complimentary 360° Video tours for every home we list. There are some bugs to work out, with audio and clarity, yet it is an exciting time for our sellers and us.

Watch 823 E. Lakeshore Dr in Lake Stevens in VR format by moving a phone/mouse in any direction to see more of the home. Need a longer look at a particular feature? Not to worry. Pause the video and pan around to take a in-depth look.

Without further ado, here is E. Lakeshore Dr in VR.

Aug. 11, 2016

Aerial Video: 13510 Jordan Trails Rd Arlington, WA 98223

If you have been looking in Arlington for a large plot of land then you may have already seen this property. This property is only one of a small handful of Snohomish County properties that are greater than 50 acres. Located of Jordan Trails Rd, and on the southside of Jordan Bridge, there is prime development opportunities yet you may not want to after seeing the beautiful setting. Enjoy the paved, private and winding driveway through old growth trees in park like setting, past the private and fully fenced pond and up to your home.

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June 14, 2016

A Marysville Solar Home Installation Video

As a follow up to the solar home value blog, a video was made. A&R Solar allowed us to use GoPro's to film the installation to make a video for both the homeowner and our use. This is not a typical installation video where there is discussion on system specifications, system requirements, system costs, and how much production the solar provides. It's a GoPro style video with music, cool scenes, and video production flow. We think it turned out pretty good and if you enjoyed please Like it on YouTube. Enjoy!

May 17, 2016

Snohomish County Housing Statistics for April 2016

Snohomish County is experiencing a real estate climate reminiscent of the hay-days of 2005-2007 and for a seller its one of the single greatest times to list a property. Inventory is low and demand is still steady yet what are the actual statistics with:

  • Housing Inventory
  • Days on Market
  • Most Competitive Price Points
  • Median Prices for Main Cities/Towns

Months of Available Housing Inventory

Inventory is scare and the last two months are the lowest inventory levels in history at 1 Month. So if you're feeling there is nothing available, you're right.

Months of Available Housing Inventory Snohomish County 2016

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May 4, 2016

Will Solar Power Increase a Home's Value?

Solar Home Values in Snohomish County (WA)

In this blog post, we'll be trekking into the unknown world of Photovoltaics (PV) to answer the emerging question Will solar power increase a home's value?

To understand how solar power increases a home value, we'll go through:

  • Understanding Photovoltaic (PV)
  • What Incentives are Available to Homeowners
  • How Appraisers are Giving Value to PV
  • What the Value Means Locally in Snohomish County

Starting this journey, it is important to understand what PV is. In the short, PV is adding solar panels to a property to produce power which the homeowner can immediately use. Wikipedia's definition is a bit longer:

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April 21, 2016

Aerial Video: 17328 13th Ave SE Bothell WA 98012

If this home looks familiar then it may have been seen in the neighboring home's video from February 2015.

Located in Mill Terrace, and just south of the Mill Creek Town Center, this home has been well cared for by its one owners and is set to impress. Being under $400k makes this home a great value so sit back and joy the video and let us know if we can help.

March 8, 2016

Aerial Video: 8402 178th Pl NE Arlington, WA 98223

A 4 bedroom rambler is a rare find, especially with 4 bedrooms and a great Arlington neighborhood like Eagle Heights. Tank a quick journey above and through this Eagle Heights home, MLS # 900749, and see what you've been missing.

Jan. 25, 2016

Aerial Video: 8110 Skinner Rd Granite Falls, WA 98252

Aerial drone tours are something we never tire of. Quite the opposite. Every time we get to fly a home, it gives us, and our viewers, the chance to see another view of beautiful Snohomish County. Sometimes the skies are blue and cloudless and other time, well, they're not.

This tour takes us out to Skinner Rd, just off Robe Menzel in Granite Falls, and the Pilchuck West neighborhood. This home is built on 4.59 acre lot, features 1,801 sq.ft, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, and has been so well cared for by its loving owners. Some highlights are: long driveway, plenty of parking near the home and on the property, and a fresh exterior paint job all in a great looking community.

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Enjoy the tour!

Dec. 23, 2015

10 Ways to Improve Your Online Home Search

Are you frustrated by real estate portals and home searches that just don't work? Or, real estate search websites that advertise homes only to find out they're sold or not longer available? So are we. We've been frustrated for sometime yet even folks we know tend to use those other websites.

Good thing is there is a solution.

This may seem like a intro just to direct folks to our website, which we won't deny, yet it is more important to have accuracy paired with timeliness when searching for a home.

When buying a home, it is important to know:

  • The status of a individual property.
  • The active available inventory.
  • How to minimize time searching and,
  • Maximize property searches.

1. Create an Account with

Click "Sign Up" in the upper right hand corner of the website and fill in your name, email, and phone to instantly register.

Sign Up at

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Dec. 8, 2015

Short Sales: What is a Short Sale Property?

What is a Short Sale in Snohomish County?

In this introductory post, a new series is born and will take an adventure through the world of Short Sales. In What is a Short Sale Property?, we'll look look at the definition, how a property becomes and some causes of a short sale situation, and how to purchase a short sale in 2016.

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