For you, buying a house is not just ticking off another box on the list – it's personal. Because owning your own home means you get to decide which colors to paint the wall, how many dogs you get to have (backyard permitting), and which tree you'll build your kid's tree fort in. Having a place of your own isn't just the quintessential American Dream, it's the dream you've kindled For. Ever. But you live in Seattle and have heard the horror stories about too few houses for sale and sky-high prices. Now, you're afraid your dream may never come true.
Well, don't give up. Buying a home in Seattle is a lot like buying a home anywhere else, only different. Yes, the market here is a tight and prices are above the national average but that doesn't mean you're destined to a lifetime of renting. Coldwell Banker Bain's Team Diva know the ins and outs of the local market and what it takes to be successful in landing the home of your dreams. It starts with education, yours, so they've put together a complete guide, A to Z called, appropriately, How to Buy a Home in Seattle. In it you'll discover:
Whether you're ready to buy a house or just curious about the process, this comprehensive guide is for you. Never have the steps to buying a home in Seattle been laid out so clearly. See for yourself.
Seattle is one of the most enticing cities in the United States. But as our Brokers know, preparation is key to finding and closing on the perfect home here: It's one of the most challenging real estate markets around!
Home prices increased an average of $266 per day throughout 2018, making it essential to move fast. That means picking a lender, finding a broker, and quickly submitting an offer will make a difference – often amounting to thousands of dollars in your total price.
Come ready for the process and Seattle is uniquely rewarding. It has an exceptional feel, with everything from Pike Place Market to ferry tours to unbelievable mountain views. But, of course, you won't be living on the mountains: You want the best neighborhoods in Seattle!
As a city of more than 700,000 people and one of the most important ports in the United States, there's always something growing in Seattle. No matter what type of experience you want with your new home, you can find it somewhere in the Emerald City.
Let's visit some of the top Seattle neighborhoods and see what makes them all so worthwhile:
Selecting an expert broker you can trust is one of the best ways to speed up the process of moving into your ideal Seattle home. Once you've had the fun of exploring and choosing your neighborhood, your Broker will help you zero in on a property and get the process in the bag.
At Coldwell Banker Bain, we advise you at every step. Our Brokers combine unbeatable local expertise with dependable customer service. Our years of expertise put us far above the rest when it comes to navigating the tides and shoals of the Seattle real estate market.
No matter what your goals are in Seattle, we are the team for you.
Contact us to find out how we can help you.
Our Capitol Hill Brokers and our Seattle Lake Union Brokers live and work right here in Seattle, just like our clients and future homeowners. When we're not helping people pursue the dream of homeownership, we're enjoying all our area has to offer – including fishing.
Seattle is known for some of the best fishing in the Pacific Northwest. When you go angling around here, you can easily catch Chinook and silver salmon. Fishing reaches its first peak in mid-October through January.
That said, the opportunities here go well beyond the winter.
You'll find Chinook in Puget Sound from June through August, while silver salmon are out in force from July to September. When the salmon season closes in spring and summer, then it's time to enjoy bottom fishing with one of the many professional charter boats.
Let's take a look at some of the best places around Seattle to get a world-class fishing experience:
Getting around Portland for Father's Dad is especially easy thanks to the city's bike sharing initiative, Biketown. You can get virtually anywhere throughout the downtown area without having to use a car or public transportation. There are 125 bike stations throughout the city.
Let's look at some of the best ways to celebrate dad in Portland this year.
Seattle is well known for a wide range of hiking trails and other opportunities for runners. There are clubs to join and annual races for runners of all skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned 10k athlete or just getting started, the Emerald City is the place for you.
Let's explore some of the best running spots in and around downtown Seattle: