Brief King County Real Estate Market Update for King County

Check out this quick video for key metrics on the King County market for August 2020 from Dan Givens.

Low inventory for single family residences and high inventory for Seattle condos.

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 9:34 pm
Colleen McCann | Posted in Real Estate |

August Seattle Real Estate Statistics

The Seattle market continued to be robust in August with 58% of listings sold at or above the listing price. This continued the pace from July 2020 and was well above the 35% level in August of 2019.   The month’s supply of inventory for sale remains at a fairly tight 1.5.  Seattle is predominantly in a seller’s market condition which requires a skillful offering approach for buyers.

58% of Sales Sold at or Above Listing Price in August

Posted on September 6, 2020 at 8:38 pm
Colleen McCann | Posted in Real Estate, Real Estate, Investment, Second Home, Renters, Vacation, real estate, pricing, values |

1700 26th Ave Seattle – Updated 1903 Craftsman – JUST LISTED!

I’m excited to list this wonderful property which truly embodies “Home Sweet Home”!

This 2 bedroom,-1 bathroom, updated 1903 Craftsman is in the desirable Madrona neighborhood of Seattle and is surrounded by million+ dollar homes. Timeless charm, leaded stained glass, open foyer with a wood carved staircase and circular floor plan between the living and dining rooms. The kitchen includes a breakfast countertop for enjoying a meal. French doors open to a large deck off the dining room. The main floor is updated and there are architectural plans available to transform the basement and add a carport. Fully-fenced.

I so enjoyed working with my wonderful clients to prepare it for the market.

From Search to Signature®


Posted on August 15, 2020 at 8:59 pm
Colleen McCann | Posted in Real Estate, real estate, pricing, values |

June Seattle Real Estate Market Stats Video

Clearly this is a seller’s market with only 0.9 months of inventory available. Check out this short video which provides some high level stats. Happy to discuss market conditions facing both buyers and sellers. – Colleen

June Market Stats Video



Posted on July 28, 2020 at 12:56 am
Colleen McCann | Posted in Real Estate |

Seattle Residential Statistics – June – Listings Sold vs. Asking Price

One measure of strength in the Seattle residential real estate market is the percentage of houses which sold above their listing price. For June 2020, 38% sold above with a 5% median increase from list price. This compares to 34% in May and 33% in June 2019.  Of course, 20% sold at list price and 20% sold below list price but these were down from 24% and 23%, respectively from May. And, houses that sold below list price only had a median 2% drop from list price. This reflects a strong market with low supply and robust demand. So, this is great for sellers and requires a skillful process for buyers.   See data below from Windermere Real Estate:

Note that 6 days on market for properties sold above list is fast. The ones that sold for below list is 20 days which, in a more long-term, normal market, would be expected for those that sold at list price.

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 4:17 pm
Colleen McCann | Posted in Real Estate, Real Estate, Investment, Second Home, Renters, Vacation, real estate, pricing, values | Tagged , , , ,

June Seattle Real Estate Market Statistics – Sellers Market Right Now

Rising Seattle home sales rates are lowering available supply of inventory for sale. Competitive for buyers but highly attractive market dynamic for sellers.



Posted on July 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm
Colleen McCann | Posted in Real Estate, real estate, pricing, values | Tagged ,

See My New Fremont Area Listing at 625 N 48th St Seattle WA 98103

3 bedroom  3 bath Fremont town house on tree-lined street with great amenities!

Video Tour

Colleen McCann 206-510-6596

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 6:34 pm
Colleen McCann | Posted in Community Discovery, Real Estate, Real Estate, Investment, Second Home, Renters, Vacation, real estate, pricing, values | Tagged , , , ,

Our Communities – Getting Started

We love our local Seattle communities where we live and work. We will be sharing our experiences with you in upcoming blogs talking about local restaurants, parks, schools, real estate, shopping, and unique elements of the community. Our goal is to share our new discoveries and experiences in these communities.

Posted on August 26, 2018 at 10:53 pm
Colleen McCann | Posted in Community Discovery |

Washington State’s Best Campgrounds | Northwest TripFinder

Hot days of summer is a great time to get away from the city and travel to one of Washington State's best ten campgrounds.

Washington State’s Best Campgrounds | Northwest TripFinder.



Posted on July 15, 2014 at 3:31 am
Colleen McCann | Posted in Camping | Tagged , , , , ,

First Northgate Link tunnel boring machine launches

The first of two tunnel boring machines that will dig new twin light rail tunnels from the Northgate neighborhood in Seattle to the University of Washington began mining today.  

"It's great to see these machines going underground," said Sound Transit Board Chair and King County Executive Dow Constantine. "It will be even better when their job is finished and millions of light rail riders will sail past one of the biggest traffic bottlenecks in the state."   

The machine will mine approximately 3.5 miles from the tunnel portal just south of the Northgate Transit Center to UW where the tunnels will connect with the University Link line into downtown Seattle. That section between downtown and the UW is scheduled to open in early 2016.  

The $2.1 billion Northgate extension includes underground stations in the U District and Roosevelt neighborhoods and an elevated station at Northgate. The line will add major new capacity to the region's transportation system, offering fast, frequent and congestion-free service 20 hours a day. A trip from Northgate to downtown will take 14 minutes. Northgate to UW Station will take eight minutes.

The Northgate extension is expected to add more than 60,000 riders a day to the system by 2030.

>These tunnels are being constructed by the same contractors, Jay Dee Contractors of Livonia, Mich., Frank Coluccio Construction Company of Seattle, and Michaels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis., that successfully completed two one-mile tunnels for the University Link light rail project. The University Link light rail project is currently scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2016, six to nine months early, and is estimated to be completed approximately $150 million under budget.

A second tunnel boring machine is being assembled at the Northgate site and is expected to begin mining the second tunnel in October.

Over the past 13 years, Sound Transit has maintained an outstanding track record delivering major infrastructure projects. In 2009, the agency opened the region's initial light rail segment, downtown to the Airport within the budget and schedule that were established in 2001. In addition to the upcoming completion of University Link ahead of schedule and under budget, Sound Transit remains on track to deliver more than 30 miles of further light rail expansions by 2023 despite a cumulative revenue reduction of 29 percent caused by the national recession.

In 2016 Sound Transit will launch the construction of East Link light rail from downtown Seattle to Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond's Overlake area. Planning and environmental work are moving forward to establish alignments for extending light rail from Northgate to Lynnwood and from South 200th Street to the Kent/Des Moines area. Following the 2023 opening of all the Sound Transit 2 extensions that regional voters approved in 2008, Link trains are projected to carry more than 280,000 riders each weekday by 2030. The projects are playing a major role in the region's ongoing recession recovery, creating a projected 100,000 direct and indirect jobs.

The region's 50 miles of light rail will serve as a critical element of the region's overall transportation system, significantly expanding its capacity and attracting riders who won't compete for increasingly scarce space on congested freeways and roads. In 2012 alone, the average Puget Sound resident spent 33 hours stuck in traffic. As growth continues, commuters could spend 300 percent more time sitting in traffic according to Puget Sound Regional Council projections.

For more information on the Northgate Link Extension see:

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:42 am
Colleen McCann | Posted in Light Rail | Tagged , ,