Washington's Rural Communities

Posted by Liza Alley on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at 8:52am

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Many People have been moving to Washington’s rural communities

According to K5 News 

 

  • People are packing up and buying homes outside of Seattle, according to Sotheby's first-quarter report for 2021.

 

  • Snohomish saw an increase of over 10% in sale prices, with an average of seven days on the market, and that trend continues.

 

  • “Being able to work remotely has been a huge factor in people being able to afford homes out in Monroe, and Snohomish and Woodinville. I mean, it’s just incredible.”

 

  • Realtors found the Covid-19 pandemic and working from home has allowed people the freedom to move away from the city

 

 

  • According to Sotheby’s, it’s a seller's market, and people are buying homes in rural communities like Carnation, Sultan, Snohomish, Gold Bar and Darrington.

 

  • Snohomish saw an increase of over 10% in sale prices, with an average of seven days on the market, and that trend continues.

 

  • While housing prices are rising in smaller cities, you still get more bang for your buck than buying in Seattle.

 

Looks like more and more people are starting to recognize the benefits of moving out a little further. People are starting to see all the benefits that come with it. Such as: 

“The desire for affordability,” said Real Estate Broker Beth Kovacevich with Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty. “Being able to work remotely has been a huge factor in people being able to afford homes out in Monroe, and Snohomish and Woodinville. I mean, it’s just incredible.”

 

One of the silver linings that has been with the pandemic, is that it seems like, 

 

“This pandemic has made people focus on their families and that’s been really a nice thing where I even have folks moving out of the state so that they can be with their elderly parents and work remotely,” explained Kovacevich.

 

While people are leaving, others are coming to Washington, with many moving in from places like Los Angeles and New York for jobs in Seattle, according to Sotheby’s.

 

But Kovacevich predicts the boom in rural communities is here to stay.

“I think that things have changed, and people want that freedom and privacy that lifestyle where they are still close enough to get to the Seattle amenities, yet they can enjoy just having more space,” she said.

 I predict Washingtons rural areas are going to start growing even more, and people will see even more of the benefits that come with moving out a little further. 

 

 

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