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 By Steve Strong    Business    April 9, 2014

The Real Estate Report for April 2014

Sales in Lake Stevens continue to be sluggish as inventory remains near record lows. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) reports there were 48 residential homes that sold in the month of March. While that number increased over last monthâ€...

 
 By Steve Strong    Business    March 12, 2014

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

Sales for Lake Stevens continue to be sluggish with only 39 residential homes that sold last month according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). While it is four more sales than Januarys 35, it is down significantly from Decembers 51....

 
 By Steve Strong    Business    February 12, 2014

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report for February 2014

Median values dipped to $249,000 in January, down from $265,000 in December 2013 for residential properties in Lake Stevens. Yet median values in Lake Stevens are substantially higher now than they were a year ago when the median value was $226,500....

 
 By Steve Strong    Business    January 8, 2014

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), residential sales continue to do well for Lake Stevens with 51 in December 2013. Median values rose slightly from November’s $262,975 to $265,000 for the month of December. Active...

 
 By Steve Strong    Business    November 13, 2013

Lake Stevens Real Estate Review

Median values for sold homes continue to decline in Lake Stevens as well as the rest of Snohomish County. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) reports residential median value for homes that sold in October for Lake Stevens was $242,475....

 
 By Steve Strong    News    October 8, 2013

Real Estate in Lake Stevens

The story this month in real estate is the changeover from a seller’s market back to a buyer’s market. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service statistics show the median values fell substantially from the August value of $274,475 to...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    September 10, 2013

L.S. Real Estate Report

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) reports that the median value for the month of August declined from the previous month while inventory increased. Yet sales continue to do well in Lake Stevens with 68 closed sales, up from last month&rs...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    July 9, 2013

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report for July 2013

The brakes have come on as sales slow in the Lake Stevens real estate market for the month of June. Inventory is slowly increasing month to month and values seem to have stabilized. There are 135 active listings available this month, 24 more than...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    June 11, 2013

The Real Estate Report for Lake Stevens for June 2013

Sales increase while inventory stays at historic lows. This formula equals rising values for Lake Stevens. While a return of values is prevalent almost everywhere now, Lake Stevens and the Puget Sound Region is experiencing a rebound faster than...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    May 8, 2013

The Real Estate Report for Lake Stevens

Values soar in Lake Stevens. As of May 1, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) reports that the median value of the sold homes for the month of April was $290,000. This is a drastic increase over last month’s median value of $257,500...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    April 9, 2013

Real Estate Report

Values continue to climb in Lake Stevens. Sales increase, while inventory shrinks, causing a spike in values perhaps never seen before. The medium value increased by another $7,500 for March over the previous month’s spike in February for a...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    March 12, 2013

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report for March 2013

With the longer days and extended daylight hours, more people are looking at purchasing a home and perhaps selling the one they are in. With values increasing and interest rates staying at all-time lows, more people want to buy now than in recent...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    January 7, 2013

Lake Stevens 2013 Real Estate Report

Looking back at 2012 it was a great year in the real estate market for both buyers and for sellers in Lake Stevens. The market showed consecutive months with higher sales than we have seen in years, increasing values and great interest rates. We...

 
 By Steve Strong, Broker    News    December 11, 2012

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

Santa has visited Lake Stevens! Residential home sales continue to surge. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reports 65 closed sales, down just five from the previous month with 70 closed sales. September had 58 closed sales. The momentum can be...

 
 By Steve Strong, Broker    News    November 13, 2012

The L.S. Real Estate Report for November 2012

Did anyone tell the buyers that it’s Fall? Or that there was an election that was just about to take place? Or, that there was going to be a flood of foreclosed properties coming out after the election that would drive prices down? The big...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    October 9, 2012

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

The big news is the sharp decline of sales in Lake Stevens and Snohomish County for the month of September 2012. The Northwest Multiple Listing Service shows that Lake Stevens had only 49 home sales, a dramatic decrease from the 66 homes sold in...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    September 11, 2012

The L.S. Real Estate Report for September 2012

July’s spike in median value for single family housing in Snohomish County re-adjusted in August with a slight decline, from $272,275 to $269,850 while sales continue to increase. August climbed to 897 closed sales over July’s 874. The ev...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    August 7, 2012

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

The big news for Lake Stevens, the county and beyond is how much construction is going on. We are seeing a multitude of big dump trucks with trailers carrying rock and dirt everywhere. Not to mention all those lumber trucks loaded down with house...

 
 By Steve Strong    News    June 12, 2012

The Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

The following residential statistics are made possible from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). For Lake Stevens as well as the rest of the Northwest, shrinking inventory, more buyers and more closed sales are leading to escalating...