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For Northwest MLS brokers, December ends with a “whimper,” and 2022 was “a tale of two housing markets”

KIRKLAND, Washington (January 6, 2023) – Last year was a tale of two housing markets, suggested broker Dean Rebhuhn in commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The MLS report for December shows continued growth in the number of active listings compared to the same month a year ago, but sharp drops […]

Northwest MLS brokers say motivated home buyers turn to creative financing options

KIRKLAND, Washington (November 7, 2022) – Brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) are reporting a return to some creative financing methods as motivated home buyers and sellers grapple with higher mortgage rates. Despite that, and the seasonal slowdown in activity, 6,435 hopeful homebuyers succeeded in having sellers accept their offers to purchase during October. […]

NWMLS Brokers say home buyers “finally get some relief” with return to “more traditional market”

KIRKLAND, Washington (October 6, 2022) – “The shift in the market isn’t a surprise,” said broker Mike Larson when commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The report on September activity shows active listings are nearly doubled from a year ago, pending sales declined more than 31%, but prices in most counties […]

Northwest MLS report shows “typical August,” and return to more “normalized conditions”

KIRKLAND, Washington (September 8, 2022) – Reports that we are entering a “bear market” are highly exaggerated, suggests an economist who tracks real estate activity when commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). A director with the multiple listing service said the latest data may just reflect a typical August, noting […]

Multiple offers “the norm” for home buyers, but may ease with uptick in listings

KIRKLAND, Washington (March 7, 2022) – Multiple offer situations are the norm for today’s home buyers, but some brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service suggest February’s improving inventory and a slowing pace of price increases may ease some of the competitive pressures. Commenting on the latest statistical report from Northwest MLS, representatives of the service […]

Northwest MLS brokers tally 107,354 sales during 2021 valued at more than $75 billion

KIRKLAND, Washington. (January 19, 2022) – Northwest Multiple Listing Service member-brokers reported 107,354 closed sales during 2021. That marked the first time the annual sales volume surpassed 100,000 transactions. Last year’s completed sales were valued at more than $75 billion, eclipsing 2020’s figure by nearly $18.9 billion for a year-over-year (YOY) gain of almost 33.6%. […]

Northwest MLS brokers end 2021 with depleted inventory, rising prices, weather disruptions

KIRKLAND, Washington (January 6, 2022) Severe shortages of inventory, record-low temperatures and snow restrained December housing activity around Washington state beyond expected seasonal slowdowns, according to a new report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Summary statistics from the MLS show the volume of new listings added area-wide dropped 12.3% during December compared with the same […]

Northwest MLS brokers not seeing much seasonal slowdown, say buyers still need to be bold

KIRKLAND, Washington (December 6, 2021) – Historically soggy weather and the onset of holidays did not deter thousands of buyers and sellers during November, based on the latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Numbers for new listings, pending sales, and closed sales were comparable to year-ago totals, while prices rose a little more than […]

May marked a month of new records for some Northwest MLS market indicators

KIRKLAND, Washington (June 7, 2021) – May was a month of record-setting highs and lows for some key housing market indicators tracked by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Northwest MLS director Robb Wasser, branch manager at Windermere Real Estate/East in Bellevue, noted the number of active listings for single family homes dropped from April to May […]

Northwest MLS brokers say bidding wars, escalating prices, and buyer fatigue are widespread

KIRKLAND, Washington (April 7, 2021) – Brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) added 10,562 new listings to inventory during March — the highest volume since September when they added 11,210 properties to the selection. Even so, demand continued to outstrip supply, keeping inventory depleted. The latest statistical summary from Northwest MLS shows double-digit price […]