Many home owners, buyers, and sellers have been carefully watching the new federal finance package passed on January 1, 2013 by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. This is because it included automatic tax increases as well as federal spending cuts that involve real estate programs.
In the third quarter of 2012, the region sold 11,091 units of resale housing with the year-to-date figure of 30,485 units. The year-to-date figure was 13% higher than that seen in the same period of 2011, but sales slowed by 6% from Q2—likely a function of limited inventory for sale, a common theme across the whole of the United States.
Windermere Real Estate is proud to partner with Gardner Economics on this analysis of the Western Washington real estate market. This report is designed to offer insight into the realities of the housing market. Our goal is to provide an explanation of what the statistics mean and how they impact the Western Washington housing economy.