Rising Home Prices Create Opportunities For Seniors In West Seattle

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Aug 7, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Rising home prices create opportunities for seniors in West SeattleIf the recession and falling home prices stalled your decision to make the move to Daystar Retirement Village or another senior living community, now might be your opportunity to get out from the burden of home ownership—and the uncertainty of volatile housing prices—and make the move to worry-free living. At Daystar we have a comprehensive list of resources to help you make a smooth transition.

“All signs are pointing to a seller’s market in Seattle,” says Sophia Mitchell, a blogger for the national brokerage firm Movoto. According to Mitchell, Seattle is seeing a drop in inventory, fewer average days on the market and rising prices.

“What does this mean? If you have a home in the Seattle area and have been waiting for the right time to list, things are certainly looking up for you,” she writes. Mitchell reports that currently homes are averaging about 30 days on the market, whereas last year the median DOM was about 48.

Mitchell’s description of Seattle as a seller’s market is backed up by data reported recently in The Seattle Times. According to a June 25 story in the Times, “median prices for homes sold in the Seattle area are approaching the peak hit six years ago before the housing market tanked.”

While the market seems hot right now, opinions are divided on whether increases will continue. While some experts say prices will continue to climb modestly, others aren’t so sure.

“In general, the national housing recovery is strong and sustainable, but pockets of volatility will emerge as local fundamentals shift,” said Stan Humphries, chief economist for Zillow. “Buyers expecting home values to continue rising at this pace indefinitely may be in for a shock.”

Visitors to Daystar sometimes tell us that they’d like to make the move to retirement living, but the thought of selling their house is too overwhelming, or they aren’t sure where to start. If you or your loved one is in that situation, please give us a call.

The first step is to meet with Daystar staff, tour the community and see all that's waiting for you! When you're ready to make the move to Daystar, we can help you access the resources you need to make a smooth transition physically, emotionally and financially.

If depressed housing prices are the only thing holding you or a loved one back from making the move to Daystar, call us today to learn just how affordable retirement living can be.

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