Just listed in Woodinville

12733 NE 172nd Lane, Woodinville, WA

OPEN HOUSE April 08, Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM April 09, Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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2 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 926 SQUARE FEET

Welcome home to this beautifully maintained Woodinville condo! This impeccable 2 bed/2bath corner unit is in the well-funded Sunridge community, at the bottom of a quiet dead-end lane. It features a wood-burning fireplace, an immaculate balcony with territorial views, spacious living and dining, and a bright, sun-filled kitchen. The large master has an en-suite bath, in addition to another full bath for guests. This unit comes with a semi-private garage and an additional assigned uncovered parking space. Within minutes of downtown Woodinville, wineries, dining, the Burke Gilman Trail and 405/522.

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Posted on April 6, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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Just listed in Bothell :-)

2724 175th St SE, Bothell, WA

OPEN HOUSE April 08, Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM April 09, Sunday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1024 SQUARE FEET

Cute rambler on cul-de-sac with large backyard & updated kitchen with custom features. Open entry leads to spacious family room with wood burning fireplace and great eat-in area with loads of storage. Master Bedroom has attached bath & dual closets. Two additional bedrooms plus a spacious full bath, laundry in garage. Enjoy summer on the back deck, in the yard (with blueberry & strawberry bushes), in the treehouse, or by the fire pit. Close to shopping, dining & major freeways.

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Windermere Kirkland Northeast
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Posted on April 6, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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April 17 Market Update

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm
Jason Jarvie | Category: Uncategorized

Eastside Price Growth

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm
Jason Jarvie | Category: Uncategorized

Continued growth in 2017!

Home buyer frustration continues

Limited selection, ongoing increases in prices and interest rates

KIRKLAND, Washington (Jan. 5, 2017) – Like many other months of 2016, December was frustrating for buyers across Washington state as they encountered depleted inventory and rising prices. Post-election hikes in interest rates – with more on the horizon — added to would-be homeowners’ worries.

Northwest Multiple Listing Service statistics for December show year-over-year drops in new listings, but gains in pending sales, closed sales and prices. Pending sales (mutually accepted offers) in the four-county Puget Sound region reached their highest level since 2005.

“The data just keep telling the same story – low inventory and increasing prices,” remarked Mike Grady, president and COO of Coldwell Banker Bain. “As one of our brokers put it, ‘Sellers received an awesome Christmas gift in December, but buyers, only a lump of coal.'”

Brokers added 4,217 new listings to the inventory during December to bring the supply up to 10,571 listings. The volume of new listings surpassed the year-ago figure of 4,041, but supply still fell, dropping to only 1.4 months for the Northwest MLS market area covering 23 counties. Both King and Snohomish counties reported less than a month of inventory.

Robert Wasser, owner/broker at Prospera Real Estate in Seattle, said his analysis of the MLS data indicates the supply of single family homes for sale in King County just hit a post-recession low. “The only other time supply fell below one month was around this same time a year ago,” noted Wasser, a member of the Northwest MLS board of directors.

At month end, MLS figures show inventory (10,571 listings) was nearly 15.6 percent below year-ago levels (12,522 listings), with about 90 percent of the selection being single family homes.

Seventeen of the 23 counties in the MLS report had double-digit drops in active listings at the end of last month compared to December 2015.

Northwest MLS members reported 6,401 pending sales during December, up from 5,970 for the same month a year ago for a year-over-year gain of 7.2 percent.

“The housing market remains frenzy hot on a seasonal basis,” exclaimed J. Lennox Scott. Noting sales activity was substantially higher than the number of new listings, he said such conditions “continue to foster a competitive market where homebuyers are just waiting for the next new listing to come on the market.”

Commenting on strong sales in the Central Puget Sound region, Scott noted King County recorded the biggest year-over-year jump in pending sales of single family homes, surging nearly 11.3 percent, well ahead of Kitsap (up 4.5 percent), Pierce (up 4 percent) and Snohomish (up 3.2 percent).

“Buyers pursued homes aggressively all through November and December with little to no slowdown amid fears of rising interest rates and worsening inventory levels,” said MLS director George Moorhead. “Inventory levels have dropped to their lowest level, which makes buyer frenzy even more intense as prices approach double-digit appreciation,” he added. Moorhead, the designated broker at Bentley Properties, calculates buyers have lost $37,000 in buying power due to interest rate increases. He likens the situation to having two cars, “one going forward, and one going in reverse. The gap is widening too fast for some buyers.”

Closed sales also finished on a strong note with brokers reporting 7,575 completed transactions during December. That’s up more than 6.8 percent from a year ago when members notched 7,091 closed sales.

Prices area-wide also continued trending upward, rising nearly 9.2 percent from a year ago. The overall median price for single family homes and condominiums that sold during December was $343,950; a year ago it was $315,000.

King County prices jumped 12.2 percent, from $450,000 in December 2015 to $505,000 for last month’s sales. For single family homes (excluding condominiums) the median price for December’s sales was $550,000, unchanged from October and November. Prices peaked this year in King County in June, reaching $573,522.

Condo sales slowed compared to a year ago, due at least in part to a sharp drop in inventory (down more than 19 percent). Pending sales were essentially flat (up 0.73 percent). Closed sales for December slipped nearly 6 percent, while prices on last month’s completed sales of condos rose 9.8 percent. The median price on last month’s closed sales of condos was $280,000. Condo prices in King County jumped more than 12 percent, from $279,975 a year ago to last month’s sales price of $314,000.

“Looking ahead to 2017, the Seattle market will continue to perform well, even with the expected interest rate increase,” stated OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate. The regional economy is in full stride, he noted, adding, “This will continue to create increased demand for housing across the board. Price growth should start to cool a little as inventory levels rise modestly, but overall, 2017 should be another banner year for the housing market.”

Consumers should expect prices to continue edging upward, suggested Moorhead. “NAR indicates we are 70,000 units short of meeting the housing needs in the Puget Sound area. Builders are just flat out running out of urban land to work with,” he said. Moorhead believes rising costs for construction labor are the driving force for price increases. Builder confidence continues to grow, reaching its highest levels since 2005, he noted, but added, “Naturally, some trepidation is heard as some feel this level of growth in the market is completely unsustainable.”

Grady believes the pattern of low inventory and increasing prices will continue. “We believe it is a predictor for what to expect throughout 2017,” he commented. “There’s simply not enough new construction to fill the needs of new employees being hired both locally and new to the state. The key is employment,” Grady continued, saying “There’s no reason to think that a new administration will cause employment to slow down; rather, it’s more likely we’ll see it increase in the Puget Sound region so we’re off to another strong start in 2017,” he stated.

Scott, the chairman and CEO of John L. Scott, expects a higher number of new listings will start to show up in mid-February – “just in time for the spring housing market rush.”

Northwest Multiple Listing Service, owned by its member real estate firms, is the largest full-service MLS in the Northwest. Its membership of nearly 2,100 member offices includes more than 25,000 real estate professionals. The organization, based in Kirkland, Wash., currently serves 23 counties in the state.

Posted on January 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm
Jason Jarvie | Category: Uncategorized

Common Home-Pricing Fails

Getting your home ready to sell is no easy task. You’ve got to bust through the clutter, bring out the shine, and pump up the curb appeal. It’s enough to wear you out just thinking about it!

Yet, after all that hard work, many people overlook the one thing that can make or break a home deal: price. If you want to get it right the first time, watch out for these three common pricing fails.

Fail #1: Getting Emotional About It

It’s easy to let your heart guide your pricing decision. After all, your home holds a lot of memories. But basing your price on emotion leaves you with nothing more than feelings in the end. Here’s why: Buyers have no sentimental connection to your home. The emotional magic happens when the right buyer makes your house their home—and that can’t happen with an overinflated price in the way.

Fail #2: Playing a Numbers Game

What do you get when you add your mortgage balance plus real estate agent commission plus a 20% down payment on your next home? If you said the perfect price for your home, try again. The right price has nothing to do with math and everything to do with the market. Buyers don’t give a rip about your bottom line.They simply want the best deal on their American Dream.

Fail #3: Testing the Market

As home prices rebound, you might be tempted to take a curious approach: Throw out a high price to see if you get any takers. If buyers don’t like your price, you can always negotiate, right? Wrong. Wiggle room is worthless if you can’t get showings, much less an offer. Look at it this way: Curiosity killed the cat, and you can bet it will do the same to your home deal.

An Overpriced Home Costs You Time and Money

According to the National Association of Realtors, 47% of recent home sellers reported reducing their asking price at least once, delaying the sale of their home. Here are a couple of examples of what a bad pricing strategy could cost you:

–Keller Williams found that sellers who took their agent’s original pricing advice sold their home 38 days faster.

–In Montgomery County, MD, homes that closed within the first week on the market fetched an average of 0.31% above list price while those that lingered for four months or more sold at 12% below the original price, according to McEnearney Associates. That’s a nearly $25,000 difference on a $200,000 home!

Your Fail-Safe Formula for Success

So what’s the secret to getting it right? Base your price on actual market conditions. You can see what homes like yours in your area are selling for by asking us for a free market analysis.

Just beware of an agent who suggests a sky-high price for your property to win your business. A true pro has the heart of a teacher and sets realistic expectations about what you can—and can’t—make on your home.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm
Jason Jarvie | Category: Uncategorized

Here’s Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist:

 

 

Fall is an ideal time to tackle maintenance projects both inside and outside. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Gutters top to bottom: Water in the wrong spots can do a lot of damage. Start by ensuring that gutters and downspouts are doing their job. (Don’t attempt this task yourself if you have a two-story house with a steep roof; hire a professional instead.) If your home is surrounded by deciduous trees you may need to clean out your gutters a few times a year, especially in the fall. Check to make sure your gutters are flush with the roof and attached securely, repairing any areas that sag or where the water collects and overflows. Clean out the gutters and downspouts, checking that outlet strainers are in good shape, and are firmly in place. Finally, check that your downspouts direct water away from your house, not straight along the foundation.

If you haven’t already, you may want to consider installing gutter guards. Gutter guards create a barrier so water can get through to your gutters, but debris cannot, limiting gutter buildup (and the time you spend cleaning out your gutters). There are DIY installation kits available or you can always hire a professional to install a gutter guard system.

If you have a sump pump under your house, now is a good time to test it. Run a hose to be sure draining water travels directly to the pump (dig small trenches if needed), and that the pump removes the water efficiently and expels it well away from the foundation. For more information about how sump pumps work go to howstuffworks.com.

Check for leak: The best opportunity to catch leaks is the first heavy rain after a long dry spell, when roofing materials are contracted. Check the underside of the roof, looking for moisture on joints or insulation. Mark any spots that you find and then hire a roofing specialist to repair these leaks. What you don’t want to do is wait for leaks to show up on your ceiling. By then, insulation and sheet rock have been damaged and you could have a mold problem too.

Don’t forget the basement. Check your foundation for cracks, erosion, plants growing inside, broken windows, and gaps in window and door weathering.  Make sure to properly seal any leaks while the weather is nice. This will ensure materials dry properly.

Pest Prevention: Rodents are determined and opportunistic, and they can do tremendous amounts of property damage (and endanger your family’s health). As temperatures cool, take measures to prevent roof rats and other critters from moving in. Branches that touch your house and overhang your roof are convenient on-ramps for invaders, so trip back branches so they’re at least four feet from the house. If you do hear scuttling overhead or discover rodent droppings in your attic, crawl space or basement, take immediate action. The website http://www.thisoldhouse.com has several helpful articles on the topic.

Maintain your heating and cooling systems: Preventative maintenance is especially crucial for your home’s heating and air-conditioning systems. Fall is a smart time to have your systems checked and tuned up if necessary. Don’t wait for extreme temperatures to arrive, when service companies are slammed with emergency calls. Between tune-ups, keeps your system performing optimally by cleaning and/or replacing air filters as needed.

If you have a wood-burning fireplace, a professional inspection and cleaning will help prevent potentially lethal chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Even if you don’t use your fireplace often, always keep a supply of dry firewood or sawdust-composite logs so you have a backup heat source in an emergency.

Insulate & seal: Insulating your home is a cost-efficient investment, whether you’re trying to keep the interior warm in the winter or cool in the summer. Aside from more major improvements like energy-efficient windows and insulation, there are some quick fixes that do-it-yourselfers can tackle. If an exterior door doesn’t have a snug seal when closed, replace the weather stripping; self-adhesive foam stripping is much simpler to install than traditional vinyl stripping. If there is a gap under the door (which can happen over time as a house settles), you may need to realign the door and replace the vinyl door bottom and/or door sweep. Air also sneaks inside through electrical outlets and light switches on exterior walls. Dye-cut foam outlet seals placed behind the wall plates are a quick and inexpensive solution.

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Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm
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Seattle Open House

OPEN HOUSE, October 11, Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
13730 15TH AVE NE B102, SEATTLE, WA
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$240,000
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS (1 full)
1518 Square Feet
Minutes from Freeway access, Entertainment, Shopping & Downtown Seattle. You'll be cozy at home in this large single level Condo. 2 Bedrooms and 2 updated Baths. The Master boasts an en-suite bathroom and 3 closets. Large galley kitchen with eat in area leads out to the formal dining room with a wet bar. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace or relax on your private patio. There's an updated Clubhouse, game room, pool, hot tub, sauna and tennis courts. Plus 3 separate storage closets!
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Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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Downtown Auburn

 

Beautiful 3 bedroom home for sale in AUBURN, WA !

 

 
 
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225 L ST SE

AUBURN, WA 98002

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 2 ( 2 full )

List Price: $230,000

Living Area Approx : 1420

 

 
 

 
Remodeled, w/designer colors, this home boasts modern chic. The lg kitchen, dining & living rooms flow one to another giving this home entertaining qualities. The enormous mstr bedroom offers a walk-in closet & full bath. The fenced backyard features a custom rolling gate for car access. Large sized porch and lg yard.

 
 

 

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MLS#: 702496

PropertyType: Residential

PropertySubtype: Single Family Detached

Lot Size: 6693 acres

ExteriorTypes: Wood

IsNewConstruction: No

NumFloors: 1.0

RoofTypes: Composition Shingle

FloorCoverings: Carpet, Tile – Ceramic, Vinyl

Rooms: Bedroom, Bedroom, Bedroom, Full Bath, Full Bath

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 
 

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Posted on October 7, 2014 at 6:45 pm
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Chambery Park

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Posted on October 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm
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