King County market: The 2005 King County Annual Growth Report was just released, which included historical data related to the status of our housing market. Some of the interesting findings: about 50,000 of the 85,000 jobs lost in the 2001-2003 downturn have been replaced, in year 2000 there were 742,000 housing units in the county (95,000 more than in 1990), the county population was 1,808,300 in April 2005 (only 34,000 more than 3 years before and the smallest population increase since 1983), county households have among the nation’s highest average incomes, and the majority of new plats/lots in 2004 were created in towns east and southeast of Lake Washington. In the recent market, there is still a continuing good supply of buyers and multiple offer situations are still being seen due to low amount of available inventory, as a result prices continue to rise on strong demand.
New waterfront homes book: Prolific waterfront writer and photographer Linda Leigh Paul has just released her new book “Island Living: Inland Retreats and Shoreside Havens“. Great writing and photography that includes many unique waterfront homes and waterview oriented architecture.
Seattle Magazine feature: I was featured in the March issue of Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle metro’s top waterfront specialists.
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