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Volunteer Park is one of my favorite parks in Seattle - It has a great variety of activities there and is just a great place to exercise or to take a stroll around on a nice day. Seattle is filled with parks, but if you get a chance to visit Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill,do take advantage of it! Make sure to drive through and see the gorgeous historic homes in this area as well.
This is one of Seattle's original neighborhoods and it is worth a look to see some of the stunning historic mansions! Curious what you will (2 comments)
Laurelhurst Is A Beautiful Seattle Neighborhood - Here's What Is Happening - 02/20/11 10:14 PM
Laurelhurst Happenings - Laurelhurst is a beautiful Seattle waterfront neighborhood on Lake Washington - Here are some of the scenes around town and also the latest on what is for sale: Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood remains in high demand - Here is a map from the latest on Laurelhurst homes for sale. Let us know if you are interested in seeing some of our favorites! The days are gray and dreary, but Lake Washington is still so inviting!
Listings are swept live and not historical as is with blog posts. You can learn more about Laurelhurst on our blog: LaurelhurstView.com (1 comments)
Greenlake Home For Sale - Live Right Next To Green Lake And All That Comes With It! - 02/20/11 09:40 PM
Green Lake area home - want to be close to the lake and all that is Green Lake? This one has amazing interiors (check out the last picture of the basement - HELLO!!!) - you name it, it is probably here! Want to see this Greenlake beauty? Call Courtney 206-850-8841 or Molly 206-841-6800 email@example.com Sparkling Kitchen The Great Room Theater Room, Rec Room, Play Room... $975,000 – you can see it here: www.GreenLakeParkHome.com
Seattle Houseboat Inspection In Portage Bay: Life Afloat In Seattle Here is a fun shot I took from one of our Seattle houseboat inspections in Portage bay - it was pouring rain (gee go figure) during our inspecton, but we still had such a great time. Chuck the diver and Sid were quite untouched by the cold rain as they went through all the steps of inspecting a Seattle floating home. Molly and I helped these buuyers secure this amazing home and we had a great time showing them all the inventory. Life is awesome around (and on (3 comments)
Portage Bay in Seattle - 02/20/11 09:21 PM
Portage Bay is a wonderful spot tucked away on the Northeast corner Capitol Hill! A never ending parade of boats is what you have in store for you if you decide to take on the exciting life in Portage Bay - tucked away on the shores of Capitol Hill, Portage Bay is a beautiful little community full of charm and wonderful spaces. Interested in Searching for Portage Bay Homes? You can find this neighborhood and other Capitol Hill neighborhoods on www.cooperjacobs.com - we also happen to have one of the wonderful Seattle houseboats on the edge of Portage Bay listed right now! (0 comments)
Seattle waterfront neighborhood Alki has some interesting homes for sale right now – Both Alki waterfront condos for sale and Alki waterfront homes are included in these listings from the MLS.
If you are looking for a great Seattle waterfront neighborhood, then there are some great single family waterfront Seattle homes in Alki and this is a fun place! Alki is the original landing site for Seattle pioneers - there are some great historical spots all over Seattle, but I especially like Alki's beach with beautiful views of Downtwon Seattle and Queen Anne. My daughter and I had a tradition for many years to go collect (0 comments)
2764 Westlake Ave N - Seattle Houseboats For Sale - 02/20/11 07:33 PM
2764 Westlake Ave N - Seattle Houseboats For Sale If you are over on the Westlake side of Lake Union and you want to see some cool Seattle floating homes, call Molly or me - we would love to show you these! Molly was there until 3 today and had some great activity!
Some of the most affordable Seattle waterfront living can be had in these Seattle houseboats right here in this lovely cove at the base of Queen Anne Hill. (0 comments)
Laurelhurst Open House Today And Tomorrow! - 02/19/11 03:42 PM
Laurelhurst Open Houses This Weekend! If you get a chance to head over to Laurelhurst on this amazing sunny Seattle day, please stop in and see Therese Byrne of Cooper Jacobs Real Estate at her brand new Laurelhurst listing. This is a great price at $675,000 in Laurelhurst and the home is exceptional! This Laurelhurst home is also in the Beach Club Boundaries!
4751 47th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98103 Open today 2/19 from 12 to 3 and tomorrow 2/20 from 12 to 4 You can also reach Therese at 206-660-9698 if you have questions about it or would (4 comments)
Your own beach! 65 feet of beautiful no bank Lake Wahington waterfront - with a beach,, dock, lush landscaped yard, Mount Rainier views and more, this is a one of a kind waterfront home! You can see more pictures and learn more here: Lake Forest Park Waterfront Home This home is listed by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Realtor, Elaine Sandbeck 206-390-9781 firstname.lastname@example.org (2 comments)
Queen Anne Homes For Sale - 5 Tips To Sell It Faster And For More Money:
The goal is to sell your Queen Anne house as quickly and as profitably as possible. Have the home Staged by someone your Realtor recommends. (Note: Make sure that your Queen Anne Realtor does recommend this as an option or call another one who does.). Also make sure your Realtor can get your home on the internet in MANY places and hire a professional photographer. Go through some of these tips as a good seller to sell your Queen Anne home more efficiently: De-clutter: (7 comments)
Need A Dog Walker in Greenlake? - 02/13/11 08:30 PM
Looking for info on Seattle's Green Lake (Greenlake) Neighborhood? Green Lake in Seattle: Green Lake Dogwalking:
Green Lake & Wallingford have so much to offer anyway, but we love that there is an adorable dog walker who comes highly recommended right in the Green Lake neighborhood! The company is called Molly Dogwalker and their website is a great place to start if you are thinking about choosing from their menu of affordable services:http://www.mollydogwalker.com Just one more reason to love Green Lake & Wallingford! Interested in finding a Green Lake home? You can see all Green Lake homes for sale right here: Green Lake Real (2 comments)
Lake Washington in Seattle is Ever Changing... - 02/13/11 07:25 PM
Lake Washington in Seattle... Lake Washington always looks so serene and calm in the pictures you see for Lake Washington homes for sale, but the lake is like other bodies of water ever changing. In fact, yesterday, Lake Washington had white caps on it during one of our wind storms. Elaine was getting ready for one of her Lake Washington waterfront listings and I asked her to film this on her iPhone - you can even hear the crazy wind we got... So next time you see a calm nice picture of a home on Lake Washingotn in Seattle like this (2 comments)
Green Lake Newer Construction With Wonderful Living Spaces - 02/13/11 07:04 PM
Green Lake Home For Sale - Just a few blocks from the water's edge at Green Lake, this beautifully constructed newer Craftsman Green Lake home is waiting for you. You won't find a lot of Green Lake homes with open floor plan and large butler's pantry, high ceilings on all THREE levels, etc. Green Lake (Greenlake) itself is a real treat if you have never been there - Let us show you this Green Lake home and then maybe we could go check out the lake, too!
I can tell that the buds are starting to spring up and although I think we are in for more winter in Seattle, Spring is coming.... Downtown Seattle is so amazing, but the Seattle waterfront in particular is where dreams come alive in Spring and Summer time!
I love the slight cool breeze and salty smell coming off the Puget Sound in Sprnig and Summer here. It is worth a trip here just to check it out, but living in Downtown Seattle condos or lofts would be just ideal! Here are some of my summer shots so you can (6 comments)
Downtown Seattle - 98 Union is one of my Favorites - - 02/13/11 02:49 PM
Downtown Seattle Condos For Sale: Union 98 is just South of Pike Place Market and in fact has its own entry into this iconic shopping mecca. This Downtwn Seattle condo is across the street from SAM! See what you think about its location overlooking the banks of the Puget Sound.
Queen Anne Homes For Sale January Wrap Up: This chart is for residential Queen Anne Homes For Sale in January 2011 only. It is sometimes difficult to get the numbers until a little later the next month because some transactions are not changed in a timely manner in our NWMLS system. These numbers reflect Queen Anne single family only– so no Queen Anne Condos. January closings are final and there were officially 78 Queen Anne Homes for sale at the end of January, 11 that got offers and went pending (so they were successful offers), and 20 closed transactions. For (6 comments)
What is Pending Feasibility? - 02/11/11 03:04 PM
I got an email this morning and it isn't the first time I have been asked this question: I was looking at properties on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX I fell in love with this property. I saw though that under its status it says pending feasibility. What does that mean? To put it simply, it means that someone has put in an offer on the property, but they want to have a study done to make sure they can do what they would like to do with it before they actually purchase it. Our MLS has many "Pending" statuses and "Pending feasibility" is usually used for (5 comments)
Are YOU Having A Paper-less Challenge? Here Are Some Tips On Getting Started: - 02/09/11 09:16 PM
Paperless is something that has been of great consideration to me for quite some time. In the past, my transaction files could get as much as 6 inches thick and moving paper documents around was always cumbersome. In addition, there was a risk of a piece of paper getting ruined or worse - lost. As an EcoBroker practicing in my own real estate business, I have always tried to get my documents signed electronically to save paper. In recent years I have taken the idea of paper-less a few steps further. Fast forward to 2011 and my 3 year old (34 comments)
Is There Financing Available For A Non-Owner Occupied Seattle Floating Home? - 02/07/11 05:08 PM
Is There Financing Available For A Non-Owner Occupied Seattle Floating Home? This was one of the latest round of questions I got on Seattle houseboats and the process of purchasing a houseboat. The answer is: (wait for it) Sometimes. According to one Seattle floating home lender, it is: "Only by exception approval can it be non owner occupied. The guidelines and rates I quoted are for primary / second homes only." Here are the latest updated Seattle floaitng homes interest rates for mortgages (the ones she refers to above):
"Floating home rate and payments are as follows. Also, our minimum (4 comments)
Make Sure You Are Keeping Up! - 02/07/11 04:11 PM
I love this video from Sue Eller in California! Thanks to Active Rain for putting on the contest for the Kodak/Active Rain Video Contest. I loved the first place winner, too, but this seemed pretty relevant for the world of real estate today. See what you think and make sure you aren't a Realtorasaur :) Can't reblog at the moment, so went ahead and embedded:)
Seattle Floating Homes Financing Update - 02/06/11 02:21 PM
Seattle Floating Homes Financing: These are the latest rates I have seen for Seattle floating homes financing! I am happy to share some details if you are interested in buying a floating home or looking at the financing for it. Here are some of the details for I have seen for Seattle floating homes financing through one great local houseboats lender (obviously rates are ever changing so only use this as a guideline): • 20% - 25% down payment. • 1% origination fee + 3rd party closing costs • 15 yr fixed term • 15 year fixed term balloon with a 30 year (0 comments)
New Legislation To Help Protect Lake Union Living - 02/06/11 02:09 PM
A milestone in Seattle houseboat legislation could be on the horizon. HB 1783 if passed will define houseboats and houseboat moorages as a "water-dependent use" which would protect this iconic way of life afloat for generations to come. You can read about it here: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1783&year=2011 Seattle houseboats have been threatened for 100 years with tighter and tighter regulation to the point that numbers have dwindled down to only about 500 floating homes verus the thousands that existed in the past. Please contact your legislatures and support this!
Alk Waterfront Homes: Seattle waterfront neighborhood Alki has some interesting homes for sale right now – Both Alki waterfront condos for sale and Alki waterfront homes are included in the round up from the MLS.
There are 6 Alki waterfront properties for sale right now in the MLS – this does not include any FSBO properties. Of the 6 waterfront homes, there are 3 waterfront Alki condos including an over the water condo at Harbor West. These are all on Beach Dr SW and Alki Ave SW. There are two single family waterfront Seattle homes – one is listed as both (0 comments)
Madison Park Waterfront Seattle Houseboats? Yes! - 02/05/11 09:46 PM
Madison Park Houseboats... at one time: I love this. This is a 1915 map of Madison Park's McGilvra Colony from the Seattle Municipal Archives. Madison Park has a long and fun history and so do Seattle houseboats so I thought this was a great map to combine the two. There are no Seattle houseboats on Lake Washington any more, but there was a time when they were all along the shores including Madison Park! According to the book Madison Park Remembered by Jane Powell Thomas, there were a series of wooden walkways along Lake Washington that led out to the houseboats beyond. Image Courtesy of Seattle (2 comments)
Roanoke Reef Luxury Houseboats - 02/05/11 09:19 PM
Roanoke Reef Luxury Houseboats - Want to have it all? Many times when buyers are looking at Seattle houseboats, they are compromising. It might be parking, ownership structure, storage, moorage, etc. Roanoke Reef is not such a case. Roanoke Reef floating homes have pretty much all of the above... They are, however, few and far between as far as availability. Let me know if you are interested in buying a Seattle houseboat on the Roanoke Reef dock. Latest prices of Roanoke Reef homes have been between $1.2 million and $2 million dollars.
Amazing Seattle houseboat just East of Gasworks Park on the Lake Union Loop. Highly sough after South facing location at the North end of Lake Union to hip Wallingford. Enjoy 1,000 square feet of living space with hardwoods, beautiful portholes, expansive decks, open floor plan & more! Recently hauled out with new exterior paint, this one is clean top to bottom. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, storage galore, and open beam ceilings. Summer slip is the BEST one on the dock at its end location! MLS# 164246 $289,000 For more info or a private showing, please call:
Molly Cartwright at (0 comments)
2764 Westlake Ave N: Westlake Cove Seattle Houseboat - 02/05/11 02:45 PM
2764 Westlake Ave N, Houseboat C Often mistaken for the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat by tourists according to the owner, this 2 bedroom does have similar lines from one angle and one of the biggest decks we have seen on Lake Union! Although some think it resembles Sleepless from one angle, it does not resemble it in price! This one is listed at just $399,000 and includes the ability to purchase up to 20 feet of adjacent moorage for your boat upon co-op approval. co-op owned dock 2 bedrooms 1 bath sauna large deck large closets $350/month dues include water, (2 comments)
Seattle Houseboat With End Of Dock Position For Perfect Summers - 02/05/11 02:36 PM
This is an amazing Seattle houseboat! Located at the Seattle Marina, this houseboat splits its time between a summer slip at the end of the dock and a protected winter slip further inland. $289,000 with full views of the city in the summer - Life on Lake Union is beautiful here. Don't miss the large two bedrooms, huge top deck , open living floorplan, beautiful wood finishes, ample storage, an office, and your own fishing hatch in the middle of the living room! Larger at 1000 square feet, but feels like even more.
Call Molly at 206-841-6800 or Courtney (1 comments)
The Most Affordable Floating Home On Lake Union - 02/05/11 02:13 PM
The Absolute Most Affordable Seattle Floating Home On The Lake: $299,000 There is one other that happens to be cheaper, but it isn't set up like this one - to be as affordable as this!!! Owned moorage for the house which is more secure than leased. Dues are extremely LOW - lower than the rent on most leased docks. Taxes and insurance are ridiculously low, too. Make an offer and dip your toes in the lake! (0 comments)
Seattle Floating Home For Sale With NO Dues because you own your own land! - 02/05/11 02:02 PM
This is a great new Seattle Houseboats listing with some amazing features! Watch the video below and let us know if you would like to see it! We are so excited about this one because you are buying a mixed use C140 commercial piece of property that happens to be partially submerged so you own the land under the floating home and there is a lakeside cottage over the edge of the water, a boat slip for around 35 feet, and 2 parking spots plus a yard - crazy opportunity! (2 comments)
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