Michael Ackerman, a Seattle Realtor with Coldwell Banker Bain, blogs about the average home price in King County jumping by 10% when comparing June 2012 to June 2011. Slim inventory, low interest rates and few bank owned properties are all contributing to the upward trend. If you are a buyer who has been waiting for the bottom to hit – IT HAS!! Celebrity real estate update: Jim Carrey is selling his Malibu beachfront home. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mackerman.com.