The real estate market is something that seems to be continually discussed among all of us these days. While we all know the current market isn’t as thriving as in past years, there is still positive, and perhaps reassuring, news. According to a recent Zillow report and the Seattle PI, “U.S. home values posted the smallest quarterly decline in more than four years in the second quarter, while Seattle-area prices actually rose.” Compared to last quarter, Seattle’s home prices are up just over 1%. Yes, it’s only 1%, but it’s 1% in the right direction, and we can hope for it to continue that way. The market may be tough, but it’s definitely not impossible.