Friday, November 06, 2015

Just Listed - Mid-Century Custom Built with Lake Sammamish Views!

Amazing 180-degree unobstructed views of Lake Sammamish and Cascade Mountains from every level of this unique custom home. Vaulted ceilings and walls of windows showcase the stunning views. First time on the market, impeccably maintained and tons of potential. Mature low-maintenance landscaping. Private beach access offers clubhouse, dock, canoes, BBQ and play area. Large basement awaits your finishes for an extra 700+sqft of living space. 2-car garage and super easy commute to I-90.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Luxury, Views and Fun Downtown Living! Just Listed for $729,000

Just listed this wonderful Belltown home in one of Seattle's premier buildings, The Cristalla! This home offers luxurious living with immediate access to all the best features of our world class city. The building itself features an incredible rooftop environment, large entertainment areas, and a variety of exercise and recreational opportunities including a private movie theater, yoga room, and billiards lounge. The home has a beautiful master suite with an additional den large enough to serve as a second sleeping area.
More info and photos here!

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision Is a Housing Game Changer

Last week was definitely one for the record books for milestones in American history.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Friday not only opens the doors to legal same-sex marriage throughout the 50 states—it will also help increase homeownership among LGBT couples as more couples will be able to qualify for mortgages together now with a "married" status which gives mortgage lenders added security.
Read more about how this landmark decision may be opening doors for same sex couples from's news article.

Curious how this may help you? I work with the best lenders in the business that would be delighted to answer questions and offer advice. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to see how my team can help.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Seattle's getting a new skyscraper!

According to the Seattle Times it looks like the Design Board has just approved plans for the new 58-story Rainier Square Tower at 1301 5th Ave. in downtown Seattle. This $600 million dollar project would be Seattle's second highest skyscraper at 850 feet and will offer luxury apartments that are the highest in the city.
Onward and upward Seattle!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Seattle No. 1 for techies looking to flee California

The Seattle Times published today that Seattle is the number one spot for Silicon Valley refugees looking to flee the brutal housing market of the Bay Area.
This is nothing new, as we real estate agents have been witnessing this trend for quite some time now.
According to this article, the median home price in the San Francisco / San Jose market is over $1M, about 86% more than in Seattle. But the average software developer in Silicon Valley only makes about 12% more income than in Seattle. This is a big part of the reason why I don't think prices in our Seattle housing market are going to be coming down anytime soon! With our fantastic climate, jobs/economy, geographic limitations, traffic and recent growth, I'm afraid the rapidly rising home prices in close-in Seattle are here to stay for a while.

Friday, June 05, 2015

In Seattle, the rent is too damn high

From Grist, June 3, 2015 written by Katie Herzog
"Seattle is booming. The out-of-the-way Northwest city that used to be thought of — when it was thought of at all — primarily as the home of grunge music and drizzle is now among the fastest growing major cities in America. The population is skyrocketing, the unemployment rate is low, and gleaming, luxury apartments are going up seemingly overnight (a recent count showed 75 cranes rising over downtown). From the outside, life is good in this once-sleepy town, especially compared to cities still recovering from the Great Recession. But reality is more complicated, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Seattle’s housing market."
Read more on Grist.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Here's how you sell an 1,100-square-foot Ballard house for $717,000

The Puget Sound Business Journal recently published this article about selling an 1,100 sqft brick house in Ballard for $717,000 ($158,000 more than the asking price).

Yep yep! We're seeing this happen all over the hot neighborhoods of Seattle. Presentation is still key to get this kind of activity. You can't just throw your home on the market and expect 20% over the asking price in a week. Strategizing, marketing to your target demographic and presenting the home in a way that will appeal to the buyer's emotions is key to the really insane bidding wars.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle?

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Seattle Met has recently published what they think are the 10 best neighborhoods in Seattle with regards to the city's crazy housing market.
What surprised me is how few neighborhoods north of downtown were listed. No Wallingford, or Green Lake, View Ridge or Wedgwood. Yay for my hood of Greenwood though! I'd have to agree that it is one of the hottest up and comers right now. A half dozen or more new restaurants popping up in a 2 block radius in just a couple of months. I even have clients that have Greenwood as their first choice to live now! It used to be all of those that couldn't quite afford Ballard or Phinney, but now I've had multiple clients tell me Greenwood is where they want to be with the right mix of convenience, diversity and community feel.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Zoo Tunes tickets go on sale!

Tickets for this year's ZooTunes concert series at Woodland Park Zoo go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, April 24. Here’s the lineup for this year:
  • June 19 – The Doobie Brothers with special guest Pat Simmons Jr.
  • June 28 – The B-52s
  • July 12 – Indigo Girls
  • July 21 – Melissa Etheridge & Blondie
  • July 22 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
  • July 26 – “Sweet Harmony Soul” featuring Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin & Amy Helm
  • July 29 – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
  • August 9 – Ziggy Marley
  • August 16 – Trampled By Turtles & The Devil Makes Three
  • August 19 – Kenny Loggins
Tickets are available through Ticketfly or in person at the zoo during regular hours.