Kates Seattle Real Estate Blog

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Belltown Condo For Sale: What I love about this listing: Balcony view of beautiful, peaceful courtyard In the heart of Belltown Quiet Close to Space Needle, Pike Place, and a variety of restaurants Building amenities include pool and view decks 579 square feet of well laid out space Walk in close...
Fourth of July in Seattle The number one hot spot for fireworks is still Lake Union.  Seattlites had to fight to keep this one going with over $500,000 in contributions.  We can thank Microsoft, Starbucks, Tom Douglas and many individual donors for this event.  The Seattle display has been noted ...
North Seattle Neighborhoods: Wallingford Nestled between Green Lake and Lake Union, Interstate 5 and Highway 99 (Aurora) is the delightful neighborhood of Wallingford.  Around every corner is a surprise with many beautifully remodeled bungalow style homes or uniquely built townhouses, welcoming y...
Recent Sales Report I read the CNN and Yahoo articles reporting, "sales of new homes collapsed in May, sinking 33 percent to the lowest level on record as potential buyers stopped shopping for homes once they could no longer receive government tax credits". That is some sad news.  But is it accur...
Turtles at Green Lake Have to admit, I never knew they were here ... I spotted them because there was a group of people standing on the south west shore of Green Lake. There are close to 20 turtles sitting on the logs even when the sun isn't out. The lily pads get denser as summer comes and they...
Summer in Seattle As the first day of Summer arrived yesterday, we celebrated in Seattle with clouds and a bit of misty rain.  It's been a wet and colder than usual Spring. We call it liquid sunshine.  It's bright, yet gloomy with light gray clouds. Surprisingly, at an average of 37 inches per ye...
Washington New Cell Phone Law Our new cell phone law went into effect Thursday, June 10, prohibiting holding a wireless device to your ear while operating a moving motor vehicle. I've heard people talk about ways to get around the new law: "It's okay to talk on the speaker" or "It's okay to text ...
New Grocery Stores in North Seattle I love grocery shopping where I can find the latest in gourmet and imported foods.  Now grocery shopping is becoming more pleasurable in North Seattle, near Northgate! A new Safeway is in the works for Pinehurst with completion by November of this year (2010). ...
  View Condo - Wallingford What I love about this listing: 180 degree view of Lake Union Spectacular view of Seattle skyline South facing wall of windows Across from Burke Gilman Trail Just a few blocks to Gasworks Park Great location for viewing Fourth of July Fireworks! Balcony AND Patio Nice k...
North Seattle Market -- May Statistics MLS Statistics show that closed sales in May were higher than in April.  With the expiration of the tax credit and the Spring selling season upon us ... our North Seattle market is looking good!  Maybe a few closed transactions were due to missing the deadli...

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