January Real Estate Report for Seattle Neighborhoods

Last January, Seattle was ranked number three on the list of the top 10 hottest housing markets. But now, we’ve dropped to number 14 due to the recent slowdown. Most industry experts agree that the skyrocketing home prices that we saw over the last couple of years was unsustainable, and that the slowdown is a sign of the market balancing out.

With Seattle home prices down almost $100,000 and numbers falling on the Eastside as well, it’s certainly been a topsy-turvy few months for the region’s real estate market.

This may be the perfect time for some buyers who have been pushed out of the housing market due to bidding wars and rising home prices – millennials, in particular.

There were far fewer single-family residential homes listed last month (only 25), compared with 251 in January 2018, however, the average sale price didn’t change too much. The average home sale price in January 2019 was $825,500, compared with the $880,294 average for the same month last year. The most expensive home sold last month was priced at $2,000,000, while three homes sold for $2M or higher in January last year with a top price of $2,864,150.

The slowdown also shows with condominium sales, with only seven listings last month compared with 90 condos listed in January 2018. The average sale price for condos was higher, though, coming in at $669,786 last month versus the $587,337 average sale price in January last year. The highest priced condo to sell last month was $1,150,000, while three condominiums priced at $2M and above were sold in January 2018, with the top condo selling for $2,350,000.

A  total of 834 Seattle homes and condos are active listings right now, with 439 listings (single-family and condominium) pending sale.

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This data is pulled from the NWMLS including neighborhoods Arboretum, Ballard, Beacon Hill, Belltown, Belvedere Terrace, Bitter Lake, Blue Ridge, Broadmoor, Broadview, Broadway, Capitol Hill, Cedar Park, Central Area, Columbia City, Crown Hill, Denny-Blaine, Downtown, Dunlap, East Union, Eastlake, First Hill, Fort Lawton, Fremont, Georgetown, Green Lake, Greenwood, Haller Lake, Hawthorne Hills, Interbay, International District, Iverness, Jackson Park, Jefferson Park, Judkins, Lake City, Lake Union, Laurelhurst, Leschi, Licton Springs, Loyal Heights, Madison Park, Madison Valley, Madrona, Magnolia, Magnolia Bluff, Maple Leaf, Matthews Beach, Meadowbrook, Montlake, N. Beacon Hill, North Beach, North Capitol Hill, Northgate, Olympic Hills, Olympic Manor, Phinney Ridge, Pinehurst, Pioneer Square, Portage Bay, Queen Anne, Ravenna, Roanoke Park, Roosevelt, Safeco Field, Sand Point, Seattle, Sodo, South Lake Union, Sunset Hill, The Highlands, Times Square, University District, Victory Heights, View Ridge, Wallingford, Washington Park, Wedgwood, Westlake, Whittier, Windermere, and Woodland Park.