Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist, is a valued asset to our organization and our clients. One of the reasons why we are fortunate to have him is his transparency. Every year, Matthew makes predictions for the coming year based on his extensive research and years of experience. Just this week, he reviewed his 2023 predictions and recorded the video below. Most of his predictions were spot on and only two were slightly off. That is pretty good considering crystal balls don’t exist.
In the video recap below, he covers the trajectory of home prices, interest rates, inventory levels, the shift of the work-from-home trend, zoning changes, and affordability. All of these factors are relevant for people making informed decisions about their real estate.
Overall, it is important to note that prices are heading in a positive direction, interest rates may take a bit longer to settle and inventory remains tight. I am seeing buyer demand return to the market and prices have increased since the first of the year.
He also mentions that real estate is local and that trends can vary by location. That is where I can help you. I am deeply invested in understanding the market in the communities and neighborhoods that surround us. If you are curious about how the trends relate to your real estate goals, please reach out. It is always my goal to help keep my clients informed.
This is the 8th year that my office has spent our Community Service Day working to put fresh produce on the tables of local families who need a little help. We work with the Snohomish Garden Club, planting over a half-acre of veggies and fruits that will be harvested into thousands of pounds of fresh produce over the summer and into the fall.
Since 1984, Windermere associates have dedicated a day of work to complete neighborhood improvement projects as part of Windermere’s Community Service Day. After all, real estate is rooted in our communities. And an investment in our neighborhoods gives us all a better place to call home.