March 15, 2018
As a full service realtor I strive to bring a sense of community to where my clients live, work and play. Connecting people to the things they love and need is my strategy, as is supporting local businesses and giving back to causes I believe in. Whether you are a regular subscriber or a first-time reader, I hope you will find something of value in my weekly blog. Cheers! – GC
Shoreline Market Trends:
Single family home prices are soaring in Shoreline. According to Zillow, home prices have risen 16.9% in Shoreline in the last 12 months and they are expected to continue to head upward an average of 5.5% through 2018. Median sale price on a single family home as of Jan.31, 2018 was $541,500. Take a look at the average price per square foot of homes sold over the past two years (chart below). It’s not just the fact that the Puget Sound area is a hot market with tremendous economic growth that continues to drive home prices up, it is also that inventory is at an all time low. People are buying faster than developers can build homes. If you have ever considered selling your home, now is the time!
Coyotes Love Shoreline, too!
While preserving and enjoying wildlife are some of the privileges of living in the Pacific Northwest, coyotes can be worrisome to some, especially owners of small pets. Pups are born in spring, which means there will be more coyote mouths to feed. Best to keep small pets supervised when outside. Here is some more information on how to co-exist in a humane and safe manner with these elusive creatures.