It’s been a hard February for buyers, and we’re not just talking about the weather! They’ve been dealing with limited inventory, rising interest rates, and fierce competition for the best homes. It is not a market for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. But there is hope on the horizon.Continue reading “February 2022 – Real Estate Round-Up”
How do we know spring is on the way? Our jackets are covered in horse hair and our boots are covered in mud! Also the horses are muddy. And the dogs are muddy. Basically, mud is everywhere. We are pretty sure that early spring is only 10% flowers and baby animals, and 75% mud. (The other 15% is reserved for slivers of sunlight peeking through the rain clouds.)Continue reading “Signs of Spring”
f you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you know that we post small snippets of market information all throughout the year. Now it’s time to look at the whole year There is no doubt that it was a stand-out seller’s market all year long. Let’s look at some of the major trends for 2021.
If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you know that we post small snippets of market information all throughout the year. Now it’s time to look at the whole year There is no doubt that it was a stand-out seller’s market all year long. Let’s look at some of the major trends for 2021.Continue reading “Year-End 2021 Round-Up – Upper Kittitas County”
We crunch the numbers so you don’t have to, and so you know what is really going on in the market. Usually, the autumn market enjoys a slower pace, and after houses flying off the market at break-neck speed all summer long, we were kind of looking forward to a seasonal break. However, that’s not quite what happened in October.
This year, we’re still seeing higher-than-usual activity in some areas. We’re starting to recover from the extreme market of last year, but we’re not out of the woods yet. As a result, we’re going into the winter market with low inventory and high demand.Continue reading “Upper Kittitas County – Real Estate Market October 2021 Round-Up”
It wasn’t just the autumn air—last month was brisk! Even though the market is slowing down as usual for autumn and winter, two-thirds of homes listed in September accepted an offer in 14 days or less. The sweet spot seemed to be around 6 days, with 23 of the 45 new listings accepting an offer before they were a week on the market. This turnover rate is similar to what we saw in the summer.Continue reading “Upper Kittitas County – September 2021 Real Estate Market Round-Up”
Autumn is upon us, and we’re starting to see the first signs of the market slowing down as usual around this time of year. Everyone is starting to prepare for the holiday gauntlet—Spooktober, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. We’re looking forward to upcoming events with friends and family, but first, we need to assess the market for the last month of summer.Continue reading “Upper Kittitas County – August 2021 Real Estate Market Round-Up”
Technology is everywhere, and for some people it’s everything. Social media, entertainment, groups, forums, chats, texts, swiping left—right—up—down! Even for us, running a real estate business means emails, texts, phone calls, ads, marketing, and more—all facilitated by the internet. That much content consumption can eventually lead to information overload and burn out. Fortunately, we live in an amazing part of the country where it is possible to travel off the grid for a refreshing digital detox.Continue reading “Digital Detox in the High Country of Kittitas County”
Ready for September yet? Us, neither! (Although if you said “yes,” cheers for being on-top of things!) We’re enjoying the last long weeks of summer, and analyzing what happened last month in our market.
We witnessed some amazing transactions, both in person and from the sidelines. Many homes are still receiving multiple listings, and 79% of homes that closed last month accepted an offer for full list price or more! In fact, three homes received over $100,000 above their list price!Continue reading “Upper Kittitas County – July 2021 Real Estate Market Round-Up”
We love our 4-legged riding partners. They are the best best-friends, always ready to listen, never gossiping behind your back, and equipped with the softest shoulders to lean on when the trail gets long.
So it won’t surprise you that hoses have been a major element in our county’s history and culture.Continue reading “Our Horse-tory – Horse History in Kittitas County”
Have you been searching for a second home property in Kittitas County? Looking for a piece of land or even looking for an upgraded primary residence? If so, you probably know how tough it is for buyers right now in our limited-supply market in Upper Kittitas County. That is why you need the Rarden Team at your side! We are strategists when it comes to buying in this super-competitive market and hope to put our skills to work for you.Continue reading “Kittitas County Real Estate Market Update – April 2021”