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Seattle Real Estate: Seattle First Time Home Buyers Guide - 03/24/09 03:11 PM
Seattle still has an incredible real estate market in 2009, but.... It is different than it has been in the last ten years or so. Many first time home buyers like to ask their friends and family a lot of questions along the way and tend to rely at times on these lifelines. Unfortunately, new Seattle buyers might find that asking all the questions in the world might not get them the right answers for this new Seattle market. Buying a house any time is a huge task, but being a first time Seattle home buyer on top of that makes it (4 comments)
Seattle Real Estate: Best of Both Worlds! - 03/18/09 04:25 PM
731 N 70th St This is a great Seattle home right in the heart of Green Lake/ Phinney Ridge - perfectly located near the Green Lake shore and shopping, but also right down the street from all that Phinney Ridge has to offer! This is the best of both neighborhoods! Here are a couple interior shots: Hardwoods, large yard, and two car garage with shop are just a few features! Are you interested in Seattle real estate? Need more info on Phinney Ridge real estate or Green Lake real estate? Want more info on the $8000 tax credit for home buyers? email@example.com (4 comments)
Seattle Real Estate: Green Lake Living With Phinney Ridge Perks! - 03/18/09 03:45 PM
Green Lake Living PLUS Phinney Ridge Perks!Location: Green Lake/ Phinney RidgeJust a block or so away from the banks of Green Lake, but also quick walk to all that Phinney Ridge has to offer! Two large bedrooms & 1.75 baths + finished basement to expand in to. Hardwoods throughout upper level! Kitchen overlooks large sunny fenced back yard with covered patio area, beautiful lawn, & unheard of in-city oversized TWO CAR GARAGE with shop area plus extra gardening space/dog run.! Gas furnace & newer water heater, W/D, dishwasher -ALL appliances stay for your convenience!Don't miss this adorable house in an amazing (0 comments)
Downtown Seattle Real Estate: More Choices Right Around The Corner - 03/16/09 11:51 AM
There are more homes in Seattle than traditional houses, condos, and townhomes, and Downtown Seattle is a great place to look. Many people in other parts of the country would never consider living Downtown, but they don't know how different Seattle really is. Living in city in Seattle is a great choice for so many reasons! Downtown Seattle real estate has some wonderful condos and lofts, but also check out nearby alternatives: Lofts - Loft living in Seattle is a thing of beauty. Pioneer Square lofts in particular has some of the most amazing lofts - old one hundred year old buildings that have (1 comments)
Fremont Bridge Closed Tomorrow! - 03/14/09 07:53 PM
Just a quick reminder for those of you in Seattle: The Fremont Bridge in the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont will be closed tomorrow form about 2:30 AM to 6 AM in order for repairs to be made. There is a damaged center lock and crews will be repairing it in the early hours of the morning. This is the part that holds the two giant portions that open down when we are driving on it so fixing it is a good thing. Another note: The city will actually be providing shuttle service if needed for pedestrians and bicyclists during the repair (1 comments)
ActiveRain ReBlog Gets A FaceLift - Time To Incorporate It - 03/13/09 01:44 PM
Love the new Re-Blog button. Check it out here! Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Builder (ActiveRain): I'll be the first to admit, I didn't really like the previous ReBlog graphic/icon as I felt it was too big. It moved my text around making my posts look funny, and it was completely useless for me as the author of my Blog. The value seemed to only be for the ReBlogger. I know there are still mixed opinions about "ReBlogging" and the value of it, so like "open houses" I'll let that controversy continue onward and upward, but not here. You'll notice this morning that (1 comments)
Seattle real estate: Sunset Hill Park in Ballard 7531 34th Ave. NW Ballard is amazing and I absolutely adore Sunset Hill Park in this neighborhood of in Seattle! It is such a wonderful part of Ballard overlooking the Puget Sound! Sunset Hill Park is a great place to walk to for Sunset Hill and other Ballard residents. The park was gifted to the city in 1903 and is actually 2.7 acres, but seem like it is less than half an acre because most of it is on a slope overlooking the Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Sunset Hill Park: It's About The Views! This (2 comments)
Green Landscape Architecture in Seattle - 03/12/09 02:48 PM
I just got my EcoBroker Certification, so I wanted to touch on Sustainable Landscape Architecture: Don't forget to check out my Green Seattle real estate info, too, if you get a chance! Susan Black of Susan Black & Associates is a Seattle landscape architect that has been doing green landscaping for a long time! Check out this article I found written about LEED and Seattle landscaping back in 2001: http://www.djc.com/news/ae/11121028.html Green landscaping is a huge movement in Seattle and the Puget Sound - Designing sustainable landscapes is vital to the environmental health of our great city! I am happy to see that this (2 comments)
Fremont Real Estate: Looking at The Numbers in 2009 - 03/12/09 02:40 PM
So let's look at Seattle residential sales excluding townhomes for now. How about good old area 705 (technically called Ballard-Green Lake but also includes nearby neighborhoods like Phinney Ridge, Wallingford, and Fremont) Seattle real estate: Area 705: 94 homes have closed in the MLS since the beginning of the year. That is 94 officially SOLD houses in Area 705 since January 1st. These ranged in list price from $175,000 to $1,895,000 with an average of $532,985 and a median of $464,750. The final sales prices on these ranged from $140,000 to $1,700,000 with an average of $511,494 and a median of $440,000. (0 comments)
Sensitivity Training: Real estate agents and brokers should move every few years in order to understand who they are providing customer service to. As an agent you absolutely have to put yourself in the client's shoes in order to provide for all their needs. There are agents out there who don't even own real estate and that baffles me because I just have no understanding of how they can possibly "sell" something they themselves are not investing in. Obviously if they are newer and building up their business that is a logical exception, but there are some very successful real (0 comments)
When The Heck Did My Hairdresser Get An Economics Degree? - 03/09/09 12:08 AM
I honestly believe that many of the problems in our Economy today stem from the viral effect of the way we feel. Each and every one of us have the power to influence the economy and people's lives depending on what we are doing and what we are communicating to people. Preaching doom and gloom and complaining is extremely viral and very contagious. Unfortunately many of us out there pounding the streets with buyers and helping people sell their house successfully are not communicating enough while less qualified individuals are spreading the fear. I love my hairdresser - she is not only (3 comments)
Wow! The Sun and the Mountain were out! - 03/07/09 04:01 PM
I had to share! Yesterday was the absolute perfect day for me to bring on a new Seattle real estate listing in Green Lake - the sun was out in full force for one day only and Mount Rainier was in its full glory! Look at this Seattle home! Can you believe it? I just missed the seaplane flying right in front of it, too! The house is at 348 NE 53rd Street if you want to see it - MLS 29033340 - very cute South facing house high up off the street in the trees - wonderful location in the (0 comments)
Green Lake Charmer: South Facing with BIG views! - 03/06/09 07:35 PM
More Info? 348 NE 53rd St Seattle Real Estate Green Lake Living! Location: Green Lake Green Lake Craftsman in the Sky: Charming South-facing Green Lake Bungalow high up off the street with big views of Mount Rainier! This house is right in the heart of Seattle with easy access to I-5, Green Lake, University of Washington, Wallingford, Downtown, and more! Professionally landscaped with wonderful sunny fenced back yard. Three bedrooms, one bath, living and dining rooms, plus a rec room/family room downstairs, too! Kitchen and bath have been updated and there is a great eating nook peeking out into the backyard. (0 comments)
Seattle Real Estate Market 2009 - Looking at Area 705 - 03/05/09 10:33 PM
So let's look at Seattle residential sales excluding townhomes for now. How about good old area 705 (technically called Ballard-Green Lake but also includes nearby neighborhoods like Phinney Ridge, Wallingford, and Fremont) Seattle real estate: Area 705: 94 homes have closed in the MLS since the beginning of the year. That is 94 officially SOLD houses in Area 705 since January 1st. These ranged in list price from $175,000 to $1,895,000 with an average of $532,985 and a median of $464,750. The final sales prices on these ranged from $140,000 to $1,700,000 with an average of $511,494 and a median of $440,000. (2 comments)
Seattle real estate: Need a Down payment? Yes! Getting creative in a tighter economy: Love new ideas! I found a wonderful site today that specializes in a perfect gift registry, but not the traditional types - For events, weddings and more, participants can register to have people help them with their home improvement projects or even help contribute towards their down payment for a house with contributions starting as little as $10 each. The site is very classy and set up just perfectly! There is no advertising on the site to distract and it has a very small fee for (1 comments)
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