RE Market Info

RE Market Info Mortgage rates under 3%? Not yet but maybe soon Matthew Gardner’s most recent “Mondays with Matthew” video gives a 10-minute deep dive into what is expected to happen with 30 year mortgage rates from now through 2021.  I encourage you to watch the whole video, but for those who just want the “Cliff’s Notes” version here are his conclusions. Because historically, 30-year mortgage rates […]
RE Market Info North Whidbey Market Update Dec 2019 + 2020 forecast What is happening in the Real Estate market on North Whidbey (Oak Harbor and Coupeville)? What is the economic forecast for 2020 and what will it mean for the real estate market? The graphics below show statistics for the Whidbey Island market as of Dec 1, 2019. We continue to see modest annual growth in […]
RE Market Info North Whidbey (Oak Harbor) Market Update May 2019 For those interested in the market trends here on North Whidbey (Oak Harbor WA), I took a look at the statistics for homes priced under $500K on North Whidbey and created this 3 minute video.  These stats came out May 1 and refer back to April 2019. Quick takeaways: Mortgage rates went down the last […]
RE Market Info North Whidbey (Oak Harbor) Market Update March 2019 Here is an update on the Oak Harbor North Whidbey real estate market, based on statistics through the end of February 2019, and published by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. In the video below I walk viewers through the statistics which show a couple of noteworthy market aspects here in Oak Harbor (North Whidbey).  First, […]
RE Market Info North Whidbey Market Update November 2018 There has been a lot of talk about a slowing real estate market in the Seattle metro area.  How does that compare with what is happening on North Whidbey Island?  Here is a video explaining some real estate statistics.  So…if you like looking at numbers and statistics…this if for you! (Spoiler alert…homes are still selling […]
RE Market Info Navy Announces Potential 400% increase in flights at OLF in Coupeville The Navy has announced their preferred plan for the number of flights happening at Ault Field in Oak Harbor and the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville.  Whidbey News-Times reported that their preference is to have 25% of all flights at OLF, and 75% at Ault Field, but the number of Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLP) […]
RE Market Info North Whidbey Market Update January 2018 Wondering what happened in the North Whidbey Real Estate market in 2017?  What can we look forward to in 2018?  Here’s some analysis of the statistics for you. Wondering how these stats might affect YOU and your individual situation? Curious about the stats for another area? Contact me at or 360-672-5447 to start the […]
RE Market Info 3 Mistakes Home Buyers Make (and how to avoid them!) It’s a seller’s market in the Whidbey/Fidalgo area.  If you’re a buyer you want to avoid making mistakes that can cost you money and cause you to lose the house you really want.  Here are the 3 biggest mistakes home buyers make when shopping for a home. Not having their own agent. Those shopping for […]
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RE Market Info State of the Base – November 2017 Today I attended the annual “State of the Base” meeting with the North Puget Sound Area Realtors.  Captain Geoff Moore, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), gave a 20 minute presentation that included some interesting facts and figures affecting life and the real estate market in the North Whidbey region. Environmental Impact […]
RE Market Info Sellers’ market continues in Island County The real estate sellers’ market continues in Western Washington and Island County.  Windermere Real Estate’s quarterly economic report, “The Gardner Report”, has just been published.  The data for home sales in the third quarter of 2017 shows that Western Washington, including Whidbey Island, remains entrenched in a strong sellers’ market.  Island county shows a 10.3% […]
RE Market Info North Whidbey Real Estate Market Update Sept 2017 If you were trying to sell your home in the North Whidbey real estate market in late Summer of 2017, there was a difference between how “hot” the market was for homes in the $200-$300K range and those in the $300-$450K range.  As the video below explains, homes in the lower price range ($200-$300K) were […]
Inspiration The Good Life – May 2017 edition The May 2017 edition of my newsletter “The Good Life” has been released.  This edition features a review of the book “Grit” by Angela Duckworth and an analysis of the real estate market statistics for North Whidbey Island.  Every two months “The Good Life” shares ideas for purposeful living and maximizing real estate investments. Download The […]
RE Market Info Helping buyers succeed in a sellers’ market Buyers want to succeed in a sellers’ market.  They want to stop searching for a home, and get busy moving in!  These graphs show why buyers on North Whidbey need to be ready to react quickly and make strong offers on the homes they want. Inventory was at a near-record low in February at 1.6 […]
RE Market Info Windermere rated most trusted Real Estate Brokerage in the Northwest I'm proud and grateful to be part of the Windermere team.  In Lifestory Research's 2016 Most Trusted Companies poll, Windermere was ranked 2nd in the nation as the most trusted Real Estate Brokerage company, and tops among all companies in the Northwest USA.  I have met so many amazing, servant-hearted people working for Windermere.  You can read […]