Monthly Newletter January 6, 2022

Real Estate Newsletter – 01/05/2022

2021 was a wildly eventful year in the real estate market! Price appreciation was the highest we have ever seen, interest rates remained historically low, and demand for housing was elevated by the ever-changing shifts in our lifestyles due to the pandemic. Further, our overall economy in Washington State and the Greater Seattle area had many bright spots, but also some challenges.Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s trusted and reputable Chief Economist will join us for a virtual economic forecast event (details below) and will touch on the economy, both nationally and locally in addition to our local real estate market. He will recap 2021 and look at what to expect moving forward in 2022 and beyond.  He is both informative and entertaining!  His quick wit, English accent, and simple breakdown of complicated figures make this a fun event, some laughs are promised!Real estate is most often someone’s largest single investment, so we see this opportunity to hear what Matthew has to share as a valuable element to help our clients nurture their investment(s). Even if you don’t own a home yet, this will help equip you with the knowledge to make a formidable plan. It is always my goal to help empower my clients with knowledge and information to help guide strong decision-making for both their long-term investments and to enhance their lifestyles. I sure hope you can make it!Please join me for a very special virtual live event: AN ECONOMIC FORECAST FOR 2022 & BEYONDwith Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate Wednesday, January 19, 20226:30pm – 8pm Presentation from 6:30-7:30 pm, Q&A to follow Please RSVP by phone/text or email by January 14th, 2022to receive an emailed event link prior to the event.
Every holiday season, the brokers in my office come together to sponsor local teenage foster boys for Christmas gifts, and several families in need for grocery gift cards. It’s such a privilege to give back in a small way, and I always love seeing the gifts under our office Christmas tree before they are sent off to the group homes. This opportunity to give back at the end of every year is a reflection of the gratitude we all have for our clients and their support of our businesses. Here’s a little bit about what we did for Christmas 2021:
  • We gifted Christmas presents for 17 teenage foster boys living in 3 group homes managed by Pioneer Human Services.
    • We purchased gifts totaling $3,296 for the boys, which also included outings for all the boys to Traxx racing, a movie theater, and bowling.
  • We divided a total of $4,210 in Safeway grocery gift cards amongst 13 families (comprised of 52 individuals); all referred by Pioneer Human Services.
    • We collected $2,050 in money
    • We received a match of $2,000 from The Windermere Foundation
    • And Safeway included a bulk buy bonus of $160