New Homes in Washington State: how to buy in a hot real estate market

Posted: Aug 06, 2018
Home buying season is underway everywhere, but it’s on in a big way in the Evergreen State. Let the games begin!

Maybe you’ve been in your home for a while, you’re eyeing the equity you’ve gained and considering cashing it in to buy your family’s dream home. Or maybe you’re planning a move to Washington from out of state.

There are many reasons people move to Washington and many of these newcomers want new construction homes. Washington State boasts some of the strongest companies in the country: Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, Starbucks, Boeing, and many others. The climate is mild, Mt. Rainier is gorgeous, and Puget Sound is stunning. The temptation to get outside and explore is ever present. And sun seekers find plenty to do east of the Cascades, where lakes, rivers, deserts, and a bevy of national parks entice nature lovers.

Arts, culture, and culinary attractions abound in major metro areas like Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and Spokane but can also be found in off-the-beaten-path destinations. A visit to Washington’s fabulous wine country is a bucket-list worthy adventure. And Washington’s once floundering sports teams now give fans plenty to cheer about from the collegiate level to the pros.

Whether you’re an out-of-state buyer or a move-up buyer, if you’re looking for new homes in Washington State it pays to understand the ins and outs of this desirable real estate market.

For starters, you need to understand four trends.