Seattle-Area March Housing Madness

March Madness might be over for basketball, but the Seattle-area housing market is still getting warmed up as we enter the spring home buying season. It’s no surprise that Seattle is a hot real estate market (#thanksamazon), and this year it appears the bidding war craze is spreading eastward, with towns like Redmond, Issaquah, and Bellevue topping the March Bidding War Madness list.

Seattle-Area March Bidding War Madness Roundup

#1 Redmond83% of homes sold over asking price, up from 58% last March

#2 Shoreline77% of homes sold over asking price, up from 69% last March

#3 Issaquah74% of homes sold over asking price, up from 62% last March

#4 Bellevue – 71% of homes sold over asking price, up from 55% last March

#5 Kirkland70% of homes sold over asking price, up from 62% last March

#6 Bothell – 65% of homes sold over asking price, same as last March

#7 Seattle61% of homes sold over asking price, up from 57% last March

#8 Edmonds60% of homes sold over asking price, up from 44% last March

#9 Renton46% of homes sold over asking price, down from 48% last March

#10 Tacoma44% of homes sold over asking price, up from 35% last March

#11 Lynnwood44% of homes sold over asking price, down from 57% last March

Hoping for an easier home shopping experience? Try Lynnwood, Renton, or Tacoma, where bidding wars are less common.