Happy holidays! I hope everyone is spending the end of 2016 with family and friends. 2016 has been an eventful year, and 2017 is projecting to be a year of more growth for the Seattle area. While the beginning of 2017 will likely have markets in a wait and see mode, I believe a (likely) federal tax cut will incentivize more millennials into home ownership. If/when millennials start buying in large numbers, the Seattle real estate market will thrive. More first-time homebuyers and a strong Seattle job market are reasons to be optimistic that 2017 will lead to more growth for Seattle real estate. Happy new year to all!