Thursday, May 24, 2012

OPEN HOUSE 5/27 | 316 18th Avenue East

Sunday, May 27th
1pm - 4pm
316 18th Ave East

Historically significant 1901 Victorian masterfully combines vintage charm with fresh, modern updates. Tall ceilings are enhanced by large windows and warm fir floors. The completely renovated kitchen opens to the dining area, which leads to private back deck and patio. The living room features west-facing bay window and fireplace with porcelain surround. Two spacious bedrooms up plus luxuriously updated bath with slate floors, multi-jet shower, dual sinks and clawfoot tub. Terrific location near shops, cafes and parks.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fresh Friday - Robyn 'Dancing On My Own'

Get out and dance today!

King County Home Prices on the Rise

Are you currently looking to purchase a home/condo in the Seattle area?  Have you been in multiple offer situations?  Are you noticing that homes are selling over asking price - up to 10% over in most circumstances?  Well you are not alone.  One of my clients looking in the Greenlake area recently bid on a home with 28 competing offers!  Realtors have been noticing a trend for months, increasing demand with limited supply.  The media is finally catching up to what we've known all along - the days of rock bottom prices for real estate in Seattle are coming to an end.  Take what I say with a grain of salt because we still need to keep an eye on the shadow inventory of foreclosed/bank owned properties.  How many distressed properties that are left in the pipeline and when they will come onto the market is still an unknown (thank you big banks).  However, this is what we DO know; the further you go out from metropolitan Seattle (i.e. Burien, White Center) the more distressed properties you will find, and if there are more distressed properties in your area then you will see a slower rate of increasing home values.

Moral of the story, if you're looking to jump into the real estate market be prepared for some stiff competition and do not expect to throw out a low ball offer.  If you've been on the fence about selling, this may be the time to re-evaluate your situation.

More facts and perspectives at Seattle Times .    

Questions, concerns, rants, raves - shoot me an email.

Happy Friday,


- all images courtesy of The Seattle Times -

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Selling Denny Blaine

Denny Blaine is one of those tucked away neighborhoods that not many people know exist.  With quaint streets, architecturally significant homes and central location - it is a very desirable area for people in the know.  We recently sold this stunning cedar shingled craftsman with 2,352 sf, 4 beds, and 2 baths for $771,500.

I'd also like to thank listing agent Nan Kinnier with GBK.  It was a great pleasure working with her during this transaction.  I feel very strongly that you would be in good hands if you decided to list or buy with her.   

Make it a beautiful Spring.


Windermere Capitol Hill

Friday, March 23, 2012

Selling West Seattle


It's been a busy Spring!  Investors are out looking for some well priced rental properties.  Most recently we closed on this charming West Seattle home with 2 beds, 1 bath and a detached garage for $141,000.  My buyer's immediately posted the home on craigslist and within one week of closing the home was rented.  It was a foreclosed property and we couldn't have asked for a smoother closing.  The biggest hiccup we came across was coordinating the de-winterization of the home.  Here's a tip, have YOUR agent call the utility companies to set up the de-winterization.  Want to see more foreclosed properties?  Send me an email or visit Home Path for more information.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

If you need some inspiration in your day, then take 15 minutes and watch this video.