Thursday, June 28, 2012

Zips 98115 and 98105 Inventory vs. Sales Chart for the past 2 years




It’s a great time to put your house on the market. Check out this chart that illustrates the drop in inventory and increase in sales in zip codes 98115 and 98105. This is a 2 year chart and you’ll note the market recovery we’re seeing in the past 6 months.

If you’d like to take a closer look at the numbers and see what selling your home may fetch, drop me an email at sminer@windermere.com or give me a call.

Monday, June 25, 2012

1925 Wedgwood Dutch Colonial


A seeds throw from the P-Patch  this bright and airy Dutch Colonial with 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths sits along a quiet sunny side street on a large corner lot. All of the original wood is in great shape and intact. The 2 bedrooms upstairs are very large and bright. The home has a 2 car garage that was added some time ago, possibly in the mid 70’s. With a little creativity you could expand the home over the garage creating 2 more bedrooms and a bath. The basement though small also has the opportunity to be finished out as a media room or guest suite. The living room, dining room and kitchen are all generously proportioned and ready for a large party. The main floor has a circular floor plan for great traffic flow. Topped with a new roof, interior paint and a newer boiler this home is ready.

For a tour of this home or others available in the area just give me a call or send me an email at sminer@windermere.com.

To find more information about this property including photos click on the headline above.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Point No Point Weekend Retreat for under $450,000!

Are you looking for a weekend home that’s all ready to host your next beach party? This is it. How about a nearly 1,300 square foot home, built in 1981 on your own 40ft of no bank waterfront on the beautiful Point No Point? Recently remodeled so there’s nothing really to do besides drop your furniture and take in the views. No need to have it a weekend only retreat. This home is capable of year round fun. Your waterfront views look north easterly to capture huge panoramic views. The house has two bedrooms and 2 full baths. There’s even an extra room that could be used as guests room or as an office as well as a two car garage with a work area to store all your beach toys when it’s time to go back to work.

For a tour of this home or others available in the area just give me a call or send me an email at sminer@windermere.com.

To find more information about this property including photos click on the headline above.

Dearborn on the Park: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Situated across from an expansive park on Dearborn this home has been restored and improved from its original 1907 state. With the addition of a spa tub, floors and an updated kitchen this home is crisp without losing the original charm. 2 stories with a fully finished basement. Throw open the French doors to connect the kitchen to a large yard for entertaining. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a view of Mt Rainier!

For a tour of this home or others available in the area just give me a call or send me an email at sminer@windermere.com.

To find more information about this property including photos click on the headline above.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Queen Anne Tudor 3 bedrooms/2 baths

Charming brick Tudor located on the north end of Queen Anne. An easy walk to Queen Anne Avenue for great shopping and restaurants. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with family room and a bonus room in the daylight basement. The kitchen has a great flow to it with a wet bar/prep sink at one end. Out back in the perfectly landscaped yard with a good sized deck and stone patio is a studio space or play house for the kid at heart. Nothing left to do but move in and enjoy.

For a tour of this home or others available in the area just give me a call or send me an email at sminer@windermere.com.

To find more information about this property including photos click on the headline above.

To find out what's going on around Queen Anne check out the Queen Anne View.

photo: Queen Anne View

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ready to Shine Again in Leschi

Sure her 4 bedrooms and 1 bath need a little love and some new finishes but the house itself is a great find. Lake Washington and Cascade mountain views, covered front porch, attached garage all situated in the lovely neighborhood of Leschi. Close to shopping, parks and more. Built in 1906 and ready for your 2012 magic to make her shine again.

For a tour of this home or others available in the area just give me a call or send me an email at sminer@windermere.com.

To find more information about this property including photos click on the headline above.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Just Listed-- View Ridge Home on 75th, Near Sand Point Country Club and View Ridge Park

This little two bedroom home on a flat lot is listed at $325,000.  Click here to get a sneak peak before the listing's first open house this Wednesday. Let me know if you'd like to take a look at this good investment for a rental, or as a one-level living option.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Laurelhurst Tudor Just Listed for $769,000

5 bedrooms on 42nd Avenue NE within the Beach Club boundaries.  Click here to view photos.  Give me a call if you'd like to walk through. Offers, if any, being reviewed on Friday.

Friday, June 8, 2012

9+ Acre Farmhouse Weekend Retreat with Pool and Barn

Snohomish is a great town for full-time residents or, for urbanites, as a weekend and holiday getaway.  It's close-in to the major cities of Western Washington, but miles away in feeling once you escape.  This home has an in ground pool and plenty of room for storing big toys in the barn.  The acreage would make for an awesome BMX track (according to my sons) or gardening spaces... even goats to keep those weeds away.

Four bedrooms.  Large shop for hobbyists plus a barn that is 46x36ft and 1,548sqft.  Asking price under $500,000. This one's a sort sale.  Give me a call if you're interested and click here to see the photos of this sunny spot in Snohomish.

We love the town's Klahaya Days each summer with the soap box derby races and firefighting hose contest above Main Street.  It kicks off on July 18 this year.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

1901 Farmhouse, Originally Set in Middle of an Orchard, Perched Above the Madison Valley

Check this home out: urban living in a century old home.  Listed today at just under $540,000 for a three bedroom home with Cascade mountain and Lake Washington views.  Just south of Crush, close to the YMCA, Trader Joe's and more.  Parking level with main floor at home's back entrance.  Let me know if you'd care to take a look.

At right is what the neighborhood library looked like on Yesler at the time this home's first residents moved in.  Learn more about it at HistoryLink.org.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Creative Spaces. Mixed Use Space in Ravenna- Inspired by Remodelista.com

This post is for those of you, like me, who like to look at things in real estate just a little bit differently. Call it creative, call it eclectic, call it not always the obvious way to go…

I read a story last week on Remodelista.com about a couple in Sydney who bought an industrial shack and tricked it out into this airy, cool residential getaway shown at right. What attracted them was the shed’s proximity to the beach and the interior space itself.

When I saw this 2 bedroom listing (click here to read about it and see photos) pop-up today (asking price $269,000) I immediately started picturing what kind of entrepreneur would love an in-city home and office, on a direct bus line, close to the University and plenty of pubs, independent bookstores and more. Sound like you? Call me if you’d care to take a look at this great opportunity.

Photo from Remodelista.com

Windermere View Home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths

An exceptionally well crafted home built in 1936 on a spacious 20,000 square foot lot with panoramic views of Lake Washington is available in the lovely Windermere neighborhood in Northeast Seattle. The main floor has great entertaining spaces with room for everyone to roam from the family room off the kitchen out onto the spacious manicured yard. The 2 story home with basement has an attached 2 car garage. The 4 bedrooms and 3 baths are located on the second floor that can be accessed by 2 stair cases. There is also a good sized bonus room on the second floor as well. A Windermere Beach Club membership is also available.

And if you’re looking for encouragement that now is the time to list your home? A 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Bryant on an arterial was listed on Friday and has received 11 offers by Sunday night. If you’d like a price opinion on your home’s marketability just drop me an email or call.

For a tour of this home or others available in the area just give me a call or send me an email at sminer@windermere.com.

To find more information about this property including photos click on the headline above.