Startup Helps Seattle Homebuyers w/Down Payment – if they’ll AirBnB it!
A piece in today’s New York Times reports that a local startup has a scheme where they will advance cash-strapped homebuyers the down payment, so long as the buyer agrees to rent out a room on AirBnB for a specified period of time.Read More
Summer doldrums for home sales “not happening” around Western Washington
KIRKLAND, Washington (Aug. 7, 2017) – New figures from Northwest Multiple Listing Service indicate home sales and prices, like July’s temperatures, sizzled. Prices area-wide rose slightly more than 9 percent from a year ago, but several counties near job centers saw larger price increases, including King County where the median price jumped 18.6 percent. The…Read More
Senior Real Estate Specialist
The SRES® designation is awarded to Realtors® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help the over-50 set and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions. SRESes also draw upon the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, and we are familiar with local…Read More
Seattle Market On Fire!
A quick look at recent Seattle sales shows that 39% of contracts in the past month were for homes on the market for ten days or less, indicating many multiple-offer situations and more than a few bidding wars.Read More
Incredibly Exciting News! Multiple Offers! Bidding Wars!
There were more than a few reports of multiple-offer situations at today’s office meeting at Lake & Company, which may be the beginning of a happening market – something we haven’t had in a long while now! One property had been on the market for many months and received four offers over the weekend; there…Read More
A Weekend In San Diego
It was a business trip that Mack won as a result of his networking accomplishments as a member of BNI, Business Networking International. We landed Friday afternoon, checked into the Sheraton Hotel & Marina near the airport, into an 11th-floor hotel room with sweeping views of the marina, downtown, and Coronado Island. We grabbed a…Read More
Happy Anniversary to the 42nd Street Condos!
It was ten years ago today that we had our first Sunday open house at the 42nd Street Condos. This was a project that began when Cynthia Creasey & Brian Tschider of Cobalt Construction decided to buy a small house on the corner of Winslow Place N and N 42nd St with an eye toward…Read More
They’re planning to sell in March . . .
We have friends who are planning to sell their Ballard home, and it is beautiful. It wasn’t always that way; Mack remembers visiting them the first winter after they bought it, one of them working on a Ph.D. thesis in the kitchen, rainwater pouring down the inside wall. “We’re getting to it,” we were told.…Read More
Home Energy Audits: Affordable, Cost-Effective, Fabulous!
OK, so “fabulous” isn’t the word that comes to mind when you’re talking about conservation and home energy audits! But what’s more fabulous than walking around your own fabulous house, looking for ways to cut energy waste and to make it more energy-efficient? Do It Yourself! The City of Seattle’s downloadable brochure, Do It Yourself…Read More
Chico Area 1938 Waterfront Home
Every once in awhile, a property so special becomes available ~ hugging the shore’s edge, with so many of the period details of this 1938 home intact: the original wood doors, cornice moulding & trim, leaded glass French doors, oak flooring, river stone fireplace w/dense wood mantle, the list goes on. With a detached studio/office…Read More