The Gardner Report – Q2 2019

 

The following analysis of the Western Washington real estate market is provided by Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner. We hope that this information may assist you with making better-informed real estate decisions. For further information about the housing market in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact your Windermere agent.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

Washington State employment jumped back up to an annual growth rate of 2.4% following a disappointing slowdown earlier in the spring. As stated in the first quarter Gardner Report, the dismal numbers earlier this year were a function of the state re-benchmarking its data (which they do annually).

The state unemployment rate was 4.7%, marginally up from 4.5% a year ago. My current economic forecast suggests that statewide job growth in 2019 will rise by 2.6%, with a total of 87,500 new jobs created.

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Posted on August 22, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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#YourStoryIsOurStory

Throughout the year we will be posting some of our favorite #YourStoryIsOurStory videos, photos, and blog posts. Please take a minute to share your experiences, and follow #YourStoryIsOurStory on our blogFacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube, and Pinterest pages.

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Posted on April 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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30 Years of Giving Back

Windermere Foundation Mission

For the past 30 years, the Windermere Foundation has donated a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold using a Windermere agent towards supporting low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in  Washington State, has grown to encompass ten states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, food, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help most.

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Posted on April 30, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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