Real estate sales throughout King County are still at record highs. There has been a year-over-year increase since last September. Buyers are trying to get into a home before a perceived interest rate increase. It is still a sellers market, however there has been an increase in the amount of properties on the market. Rents continue to rise at a similar pace as home costs, and are now up 9.3 percent across the Greater Seattle area compared to 2015. This puts Seattle among the fastest growing rental markets in the country. Lastly, we have also seen a shortage of certified appraisers throughout Washington which is slowing down some transactions. For more housing market data or how we can help save you thousands with our home buyer rebate or 1% seller listing fee – please call us directly at (425) 757-0271.