Love to Go Hiking around Seattle? Don’t Have a Car? No Problem.

For those people who love hiking around Seattle, but hate driving – or don’t have a car but still want to access the region’s amazing natural areas – it’s possible to go hiking by transit, both within the city and nearby. King County Metro’s Trailhead Direct shuttle service from Seattle to trailheads in Issaquah and North Bend is making this exceptionally easy during the late spring and summer when it runs, but there are year-round options for transit hiking as well.  Check out the link below to see all the trails! https://seattle.curbed.com/maps/car-free-hiking-trails-seattle

Buy a home planning

How Much Does it Cost to Buy a House in Seattle in 2018

The Seattle market is expected to grow another 5.4% in 2018. Ahead, check out how much it costs to buy a home in the 3rd hottest real estate market of 2018 according to Zillow’s latest housing report.

Median household income: $78,612
Median home value: $463,800
Median rent: $2,243
Real estate market growth forecast: 5.4%
A bona fide tech hub like Seattle is bound to be popular, which the median home value and rents show. With a projected growth of 5.4%, this is one of the top three most popular housing markets in the country right now.

Article By Amanda Harding – May 26, 2018 from  | Photograph by Peter Muller/Getty Images

Kent Real Estate Market Update

December 2016 Market Update Report

Area: 98032 (Kent, WA)

This is a Snapshot of the local Kent Real Estate Market Update –  as of 1.24.2017 for Single Family Homes

These Stats Compare  12-2015 Thru 12-2016

New listings are UP 14.4%                Pending Sales are UP 7.6%  

Closed Sales are UP 1.1%    

Median Sales Price is UP 21.3% (Currently $330,000)        

Average Sales Price is UP 16.3% (Currently $323,565)   

Days on Market Until Sale are DOWN From 30 to 25 Days

Inventory of Homes for Sale December 2015 to December 2016 is DOWN  From 23 to 20 Days

Months Supply of Inventory is DOWN  1.6 to 1.3 Months (This is very low)

The summary is that home prices are up and inventory is down over the previous year.  It is taking a shorter amount of time to obtain an offer for a seller. For a buyer, there is less supply or homes to choose from and a Seller has less competition from other sellers.  It is still a Sellers Market