Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First Time Home Buyers: Sweet Eco Chic Cottage Makes Great Condo Alternative with Huge Yard and Sub $295k Pricetag


click on blog title above to see photos of this enviro friendly remodel

Looking to simplify and downsize… or buying that first home? Have a pet and are finding that rentals are hard to come by? Then take a look at this efficient, chic and affordable 1914 cottage in North Seattle. Just listed this evening for $294,950 it offers two bedrooms and one bath on a huge private lot that can be your own private arboretum. (Read that, lots of room for future expansion.) The owners remodeled with great sensitivity to the environment, reusing materials and keeping an eye out for style. A brand new kitchen, attached carport for storage, and great fir floors. Just click on the link and check out the photos.

Let me know if you’d like to walk through— it’s available by appointment beginning tomorrow, Wednesday the 24th. My cell is 206.755-2342. Just head North on Roosevelt until you reach Meridian— it’s in the Haller Lake neighborhood, nice and close (but not too close) to Krispy Kreme and those behemoths, Home Depot and Lowes.

www.stuartminer.com

Photo of black lab thinking, "Yes... I could live here. I hear there are lots of ducks in Haller Lake."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bank-Owned Investment Property in Seattle’s Madison Valley for $295,000


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This 2 bedroom 1 bath property was built in 1918 and needs a lot of work. Within walking distance of the Madison Valley’s main street with its restaurants, shops and amenities, the home is conveniently situated two blocks off MLK Way on E. Olive Street.

If you or any of your friends and associates are watching for investment properties, just let me know, and I’ll add you to my list. My clients know it’s an excellent time to buy homes for rentals and investments.

My cell number is 206.755-2342 if you’d like to consider this one.

Google Earth this one to see how the home is cited on the block: http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&q=3000++E+Olive+St,++Seattle,+WA++98122&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&gl=us&ei=2wFASrXXAoLusQPK_bGUDw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1

Photo of the Madison Valley neighborhood courtesy of the Seattle Times’ NWSource.com.

historic Seattle mansion near Greenlake totally updated and now for sale: if this house could talk!


Click on blog title above to see the photos of the breathtaking Minnie Meyer House

Built in 1899 by the wife of the Seattle city official who first introduced cable cars to Greenlake, this 5 bedroom 4 bath home is breathtaking. Located a block from the lake on Woodlawn Avenue, it’s been lovingly restored and updated with four bedrooms upstairs, a gourmet kitchen with Viking, Sub Zero and Bosch appliances, and its formal rooms have been gorgeously and tastefully refreshed. The basement boasts a legal studio apartment and media room. Essential for this popular walking and biking neighborhood, the home offers private parking and garage with zoning allowing for a carriage house to be built on site as well.

Please phone me for an appointment to walk through this gorgeous lady of a home, “The Minnie Meyer House”. What a treat it would be to own a piece of true Seattle history. Just listed today, the asking price is $1,150,000. My cell number is 206.755-2342.

The photo above shows a Victorian home in historic Richmond, VA and is courtesy of About.com. Don’t be fooled- it is not a photo of the Minnie Meyer House which offers even more charm in my opinion.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

First Time Home Buyers: Greenlake House in Seattle for $439,000


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Just listed today this 3 bedroom 2 bath 1916 cottage is a great find. Thoughtfully updated with plenty of light and charm, this home is located near Greenlake, Phinney Ridge and more. Homes in the area typically sell for up to twice this price, making this a great investment opportunity as well.

Let me know if you’d like to walk through. And don't forget to visit the nearby "wild" bunnies who live on Greenlake's West hillside, below Aurora.

www.stuartminer.com

Monday, June 15, 2009

2 Million dollar North Beach home in Seattle with stunning water views


click on blog title above to view this breathtaking Craftsman home in Seattle

This magazine-ready Northwest Craftsman home offers outstanding entertaining spaces, covered view decks and exquisite garden spaces. Situated above Seattle’s Blue Ridge neighborhood, from this circa 2000 home you see the Olympic Mountain range, Puget Sound and breathtaking sunsets. Top level finishes and appliances with a flowing layout, gourmet kitchen, heated floors and all the requisite bells and whistles are there in this 3 bedrrom, 4 bath home.

Reservations are required to tour this home just listed in Seattle’s Northend. Please phone me to arrange a showing.

www.stuartminer.com

First Time Home Buyers: home in Seattle’s famed Arboretum for under $400,000


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This chicly remodel 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with unfinished basement is cited on a street of great homes. Just listed today for $399,950 it’s definitely worth taking a look if you love the amenities of the Madison Valley (like City People’s, Red Ticking, Rover’s, CafĂ© Flora, Oh Chocolat, Chinoise, City People’s and more). A small home on a private lot with a great backyard, this newly renovated cottage offers future room to expand, go up (there may be a view potential), or finish the basement for even more function and style. But for now? It’s a truly nicely updated 1950’s home with open living feel and good updates. Walk to the Arboretum, cycle Seattle’s waterfront bike route along Lake Washington, and get easy access to downtown and the UW.

Let me know if you’d like to walk through as this one’s a real find.

www.stuartminer.com

Arboretum photo courtesy of TheWoodenShoes.com

Price drop on Riviera Place waterfront home in Seattle


click on blog title above to see existing waterfront home and plans for future home

The owner of this price drop of today is willing to discuss buyers taking over their loan with a small down-- and other options. Located on the prestigious Riviera Place road, following Lake Washington’s coastline and abutting the Burke Gilman trail, this 3 bedroom 1 bath home is reduced in price today at $1,049,999. It offers 52 feet of prime Lake Washington waterfront with a boat house and deep water launch, plus dock. The home is in good condition and building plans are already made for this property’s potential future.

Could be a fun one. Bring your boat and your creativity! I'd love to walk you through. 206.755-2342

www.stuartminer.com

Saturday, June 13, 2009

3 bedroom Laurelhurst home just listed for $549,950 in Seattle


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A 1953 home in the Laurelhurst Beach Club boundaries has just been listed for under $550,000. This three bedrooms and 1.75 bath tree house, seated high above 42nd Avenue NE has a large two car garage off the alley for easy access. Decidedly 1950’s in architecture, this bright, vaulted ceiling home offers a blank slate for adding architectural detail or, easier yet, embrace the clean lines and open floor plan and decorate with a Design Within Reach style. Love the original stacked stone look fireplace. There’s a studio or home office with separate entrance too. Deck with views back to Capitol Hill and the Cut.

I’m happy to walk you through. My cell is 206.755-2342.

www.stuartminer.com

photo of Eames chair courtesy of Design Within Reach www.dwr.com

down a private road to your own home in Laurelhurst


click on blog title above to view home and its amazing views

An untouched gem in Laurelhurst, located down a private drive on 53rd Avenue. This four bedroom 2.75 bath home offers incomparable Lake Washington and Mount Rainier views with mature garden species including a gorgeous magnolia tree. Bright and sunny, this 1940’s traditional home is priced at 1 million.

It’s a great day for a stroll through the neighborhood. Let me know if you’d like to take a look. It’s pending inspection but we may have time.

www.stuartminer.com

photo courtesy of Laurelhurst Beach Club, a private club offered to neighborhood families

Friday, June 12, 2009

First Time Home Buyers: home near Golden Gardens, Seattle


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Looking to buy that first home and love the off leash dog park, beach volleyball and sunsets at Golden Gardens? Then this two bedroom one bath Sunset Hill bungalow built in 1915 may be perfect for you. It’s on 32nd Avenue Northwest, just above the park.

The kitchen and bathroom have been freshened nicely in a remodel and the living room offers a cool stone fireplace. A pretty front garden leads to an enclosed front porch, something I might consider opening back up to Mother Nature even with our Seattle weather. The back of the home has great alley access with a garage currently set up as a workshop. There’s still room for 2-3 cars to park back there plus a hot tub and tiny patio.

Call me if you’d like to swing through this place. Asking price is $412,000. I'd love to take you through it.

www.stuartminer.com


Photo of Golden Gardens courtesy of the Seattle Parks Dept.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Four bedroom 3 baths in Maple Valley- a neighborhood amidst tons of great golf courses



This beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath home was built in 2007 and is being offered for $366,000. Complete with vaulted ceilings and a formal dining room, this home offers a Great Room off the spacious cook’s kitchen. Granite counter tops and gas range make it perfect for modern living and entertaining. Wainscoting finishes adorn the first floor.

Upstairs, you’ll find a master suite plus an additional full bath with two more bedrooms, a family room and an unfinished space for a fifth bedroom or office. With its 3 car garage and large fenced backyard ready for your custom touches, this place is a great find.

www.stuartminer.com

Photo of home by Stuart Miner

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Four bedroom 2.75 bath Wedgwood home $669,000


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Room to grow. Nicely cared for home in the heart of Wedgwood offers plenty of space and light. Newly painted interiors, gleaming hardwoods, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage. 3 bedrooms on main floor including master suite. One bedroom plus bath on lower level with large rec room. Spacious sunny fenced yard with garden and fruit trees.

I’d be happy to take you through!

www.stuartminer.com


Photo of the Wedgwood neighborhood’s Top Pot Donuts