1st Quarter 2018 Sales Results for Tacoma’s North End

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 10:28 am
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Third Quarter Home Prices Increase a Whopping 17% From Last Year

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm
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North End Home Prices Continue to Increase in the Second Quarter

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm
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Home Prices in Tacoma’s North End Continue to Climb

Posted on April 20, 2017 at 10:46 am
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Low Inventory in the North End Drive Home Prices Higher

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm
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Why selling your house in the winter may not be such a bad idea

Redfin recently conducted a study looking at more than 7 million home sales over the course of the past four years to determine what impact, if any, seasonality had on the sales process.  Not surprisingly, the study confirmed that listing your home for sale in the springtime was likely to result in a quicker sale and a higher sale price (see full study here).  What was surprising to some is that listing your home in the wintertime was a close second.

“Among spring listings, 18.7 percent of homes fetched above asking, with winter listings not far behind at 17.5 percent. While 48.0 percent of homes listed in spring sold within 30 days, 46.2 percent of homes in winter did the same.”

The study goes on to say:

“Buyers [in the winter] often need to move, so they’re much less likely to make a low-ball offer and they’ll often want to close quickly — two things that can make the sale much smoother.”

That’s why we encourage our clients to have their houses ready to go on the market in late January or early February.  However, given the persistent shortage of housing inventory in the North End, we are telling our clients to list now if it makes sense for their schedule.  If you’re thinking about listing your home for sale in the next 6 months, keep in mind that most of your competition will choose to list their homes in the spring. Listing your home this winter could position you more favorably with motivated buyers who don’t have a lot of good inventory from which to choose.

 

 

Mark Pinto is a top-producing Realtor with Windermere in Tacoma specializing in the purchase and sale of historic and luxury homes.  Click here to e-mail Mark or feel free to give him a call at (253) 318-0923.

 

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 11:54 am
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North End Home Prices Continue to Rise in the 3rd Quarter

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Posted on October 22, 2016 at 10:05 am
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North End Home Prices in the 2nd Quarter Continue to Rise

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Posted on July 20, 2016 at 4:28 pm
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The Real Estate Market In the North End is Great… If You’re a Seller.

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Posted on April 13, 2016 at 9:16 am
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North End Home Prices Continue to Strengthen

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Posted on January 21, 2016 at 11:45 am
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