Edmonds Open House near Firdale Village (On the Way to Green?)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Downtown Seattle

 Edmonds Open House near Firdale Village  (On the Way to Green?) To find out come on:

Saturday July 3rd  1-4 PM

front of the house

Address: 9720 243rd Place SW (from Aurora Ave go west on 244th (also N 205th the street north of Aurora Village) and turn onto 243rd Place just across from Firdale Village.

I am a Buyer's Agent for this home.


3 bedrooms; 1 full bath; 1 3/4 bath;

1 1/2 bath; garage: 2 car size:

almost 2000sf finished/476 unfinished

style: split entry

condition: VERY GOOD



So is this home On the Way to Green?  Well, it can be a challenge "greening" older homes but they do have one basic Green Feature in common:   They are established and buying one does not involve "breaking ground" and  destroying part of the environment!  This home has mature landscaping that is what I call "Weather Resistant".  It does have lawn, so choices have to be made to reduce watering and avoiding chemicals. Easy things to add would be rain barrels and drip irrigating.  

rain barrel

Fun features are the "Outdoor Clothes Dryer" or clothes line for Energy Savings and naturally sweet smelling laundry.  And the horse-shoe pit on the upper terrace - going green with exercise? or just fun :-)  

Inside potential Green Features are the hardwood floors that make for easier cleaning, daylighting from the windows, and a well maintained interior.   Minimum use of carpeting cuts down on accumulated dust & such things as dust mites  that vacuuming doesn't get  - thus improving Indoor Air Quality.  Homes recently painted and refinished may have chemical off gassing, so it is often good to give them a good "airing out".  

This home is in "Move Right IN" condition, but in time you may want to make some Green Upgrades.  Here are a couple of links for Green Tax Credits and Rebates:  IRS  and Energy Star.  This home is in Snohomish County, but this link to Green Remodeling in King County has information for everyone: the Eco-Cool Remodel Tool

The walk score for this home is 62.  


Come to this Open House for a tour and discussion of Going Green in Edmonds!

PS:  I am new to blogging and this is my first post.  My specialty in Real Estate is Green Homes and Sustainable living.  In future posts I will be discussing how and why we all should be "On the Way to Green".  In the world of Green, I consider my self a novice in spite of the many classes and workshops I have attended, so don't expect me to be an expert. Up Next:  How I sold my mom's "On the Way to Green" home and more discussion about making older homes Greener.



Comments (5)

Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Muriel, Looks like a very nice home.  Good luck and best wishes on this one.  Hope you have a happy 4th of July holiday weekend.

Jul 03, 2010 02:09 AM
Muriel Lawty
Keller Williams Downtown Seattle - Seattle, WA

Thank you :-)  You have a great 4th as well!

Jul 03, 2010 04:02 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Hi Muriel, I see you are another Cooper Jacobs agent?  Welcome to ActiveRain---everything Courtney has been telling you about AR is true :)  Thanks for subscribing to my blog!

Jan 03, 2012 03:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Muriel, congratulations on your first post, you did a GREAT JOB!    It shows you know what you are doing, and a nice PS letting us know you are new!     Welcome, and much success on the sale of this home!

Mar 11, 2012 12:26 PM
Muriel Lawty
Keller Williams Downtown Seattle - Seattle, WA

Hi Joan,  Thank you for your encouraging words - I posted that some time ago and then stopped blogging!  I just changed firms to Keller Williams Seattle Metro and am so excited.  Some of the "first adopter" Green brokers joined KW last fall and I will be able to network with them.  A wonderful opportunity and your comment is a timely head's up to get on the blogging wagon!       THANK YOU!!

Mar 12, 2012 01:16 AM