Kates Seattle Real Estate Blog

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New Northgate Park Another welcome change to the Northgate neighborhood:  Construction began last Fall, turning a Park & Ride into a new park.  The name "Hubbard Homestead Park" came from early homesteader, Harry Hubbard who lived on the lot from 1913 - 1968. Located north of Target, 3.74 acres i...
I always encourage an inspection for my buyers and I always attend the inspection.  Even with new construction -- I've never had an inspector say, "Yeah, it's all good".  Their inspection develops a punch list for the contractor about items that would have gone mostly unnoticed. I also recommend ...
Yay!  A new walking (and possibly biking trail) for North Seattle is in the works!  This will be a welcome relief for the crowded Green Lake path. With about 200 acres, Jackson Park Golf Course is the largest green space in Seattle.  Located on the North Seattle boundary (NE 145th Street) and see...
This North Seattle neighborhood has bragging rights to the second highest spot in Seattle, (West Seattle has the highest elevation).  On 91st street between Roosevelt Way and 5th Avenue, you can stand at just over 500 feet. It is believed that Maple Leaf's name is attributed to the early 1900's m...
University Street Fair / May 15, 16 / http://www.udistrictchamber.org  Seattle International Film Festival / May 20 - 31  http://www.siff.net/festival/prelaunch.aspx Northwest Folklife Festival / May 28 - 31 http://www.nwfolklife.org Fremont Solstice Parade / June 19  http://www.fremontartscounci...
One of my favorite running spots in the Seattle area is Hamlin Park in Shoreline.  The entrance is located on 15th NE and NE 160th. I was introduced to Hamlin Park during my Adventure BootCamp days a couple of years ago and I have continued to go back for trail running every week, rain, snow or s...
I've had the opportunity to work a couple of lengthy short sales in the last year.  Realizing it is an evolving process and wanting to learn updates, I attended a brief short sales seminar this week and want to share my takeaways: 1. HAFA is a volunteer government program.  ZERO banks volunteered...
Today I have a tale to tell ... a story of perseverance, patience and longevity. I am writing to ask for help, advice and any creative suggestion... I am working with buyers on a short sale transaction, to buy the cutest darn house. We had mutual acceptance August 30, 2009.  The good news is we r...
Victory Heights is bordered on the west side by 5th Avenue, north by Northgate Way, east by Lake City Way and south by 90th or 95th Avenue NE. It became part of Seattle in 1954.  The neighborhood was named after the Victory Highway which is now Lake City Way.  Northgate Mall sits on the west side...
Ballard was settled by Danish and Finish immigrants in the mid 1800s and continues to maintain its' Scandinavian, small town qualities. It has been one of Seattle's favorite neighborhoods for years and within the last ten years, has become a trendy, happening area for locals.  It is a hot spot fo...

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