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Brain Leavitt
Issaquah / Sammamish
30+ years real estate experience and over 1000 homes sold.
Interests: Home remodeling, gardening, sailing, cooking and absolutely anything with my kids.
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For the first time since before the recession, the entire central Puget Sound region — from Kitsap to Tacoma to Snohomish — has set new records for median home prices. And Seattle, which has been setting new price records every... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 6, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
The spring home sales market is turning out as expected, with drastically reduced inventory leading to record prices. The median single-family sales price hit $722,250 in... via www.bizjournals.com Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
King, Snohomish and Pierce counties all set records for home prices last month, ushering in the busy spring season with one of the biggest monthly price hikes in years for the nation’s hottest housing market. via www.seattletimes.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 7, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
The good news for Seattle-area homebuyers is the number of homes newly listed for sale increased to nearly 6,300, a 50 percent increase over February. via www.bizjournals.com Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 7, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
The South End is finally getting a Dick’s Drive-In. But you’ll have to wait until fall of 2018, maybe even winter for those beloved burgers and shakes. via www.seattletimes.com Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 27, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
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Metropolitan Market celebrates it's grand opening in Sammamish with record crowds. Hundreds of people were lined up around the block for the 9:00 AM launch. If you got a parking spot you were one of the lucky ones as cars... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
Whenever we list a property, the homeowner always wants our advice on what improvements or changes they should make before putting the house on the market. As part of answering that question, we often look to Remodeling magazine, where every... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 15, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
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It’s a parched, scorching desert out there for many U.S. home buyers. For the past 28 months, the housing market has been defined not just by demand—which remains sky-high in many parts of the nation—but also by the shrinking number... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
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The Issaquah Press Group, which publishes The Issaquah Press, the Sammamish Review, the SnoValley Star, the Newcastle News and theeastside.news website, announced today the company will cease operations Feb. 24. via www.theeastside.news Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 19, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
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Great article on home prices here. When I do a market analysis I look at two parts. The objective data which is the perspective of the appraiser and then the subjective value of the property. The objective perspective is a... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 18, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
It’s the end of another year (thanks for nothing, 2016), which means it’s also time for our end-of-year new resolutions series for home buyers. This installment: good habits to start! via www.realtor.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 12, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
There was a good reason for the barn door madness: Not every hallway has space for a swinging door, and if you were trying to stuff a laundry room into a tight spot, barn doors were an easy solution. (Plus,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 10, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
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Beautifully updated 4 bedroom 2.5 bath two story home on spacious private lot. You will feel at home the second you step through the door. Spacious living room with open floor plan for great room feeling. New carpets and new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
Conforming loan limit rises to $592,250 for Seattle area in 2017 November 28, 2016 The federal government is increasing the limit for conforming mortgages in most regions of the United States starting Jan. 1, 2017. In the three county area... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 30, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
The Worst Home-Buying Advice People Actually Believe By Margaret Heidenry 6:00 am ET July 13, 2016 Fanatic Studio/Getty Images If you’re looking to buy a house, you’re bound to have well-meaning friends and family pull you aside and say, “Let... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 1, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
Keep Your Home Purchase on Track You’ve found your dream home. Make sure missteps don’t prevent a successful closing. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2016 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
Spring and summer usually get all the real estate glory with lofty accolades as the best time to buy a home—and, of course, the busiest. Meanwhile, their seasonal sibling, fall, often gets tossed to the leaf pile by potential buyers... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 18, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
Good to know if you have an historic property to fix up.. The days of living tax free are over for the wealthy owners of Seattle’s priciest home for sale — but they’re still getting a great deal on their... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 14, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
What Not to Do as a New Homeowner Avoid these easy-to-prevent mistakes that could cost you big time. We know so well the thrill of owning your own house -- but don't let the excitement cause you to overlook the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
In my market which is served by the Seattle King County Association of Realtors, 46% of brokers are Realtors. Interesting article explaining titles. If you’re entering the real estate market for the first time, you may find real estate professionals’... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 13, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
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What impact are Chinese buyers having on our market... Related articles Real estate market looks hot this summer Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
During my niece’s last move from Manhattan to Boca Raton, FL, a steak knife she packed carelessly punctured the box … and the mover’s hand. This became a very, very messy move. Luckily no stitches were required, but blood was... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 27, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
Every month, we take a look at the nation’s hottest housing markets. But once a year, we get a little more granular. After all, when people are house hunting, it’s all about the neighborhood, right? So which specific hoods are... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 26, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker
Dear Brian, Local real estate conditions are changing and your Market Insider provides valuable, up-to-date information about the communities important to you. View critical information about what is happening now, so you can be a "Market Insider"! Market Area: 98075... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Brian Leavitt, Eastside Broker