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Senior Real Estate Specialist

January 12, 2013

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…

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The Quarterdeck and a brief history of Magnolia

October 25, 2012

With our new listing at the Quarterdeck, we wanted to share with you some historical notes about Magnolia . . . First, the big mistake. In 1855, federal surveyors making their way through Puget Sound noticed the huge trees on the yellow 300-foot cliffs and named the hillside after them, calling it, “Magnolia.” Except they…

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Just Listed: Restored & Improved 1927 Craftsman in Ballard – $725,000

June 6, 2012

The story of this fine home begins in 1852, when Ira Wilcox filed the first homestead claim in the area. In 1880, he sold 720 acres to Judge Thomas Burke who named it, “Farmdale Homestead.” After partnering with Daniel H. Gilman and John Leary, the team brought Captain William Rankin Ballard in, who platted 177…

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Seattle Market On Fire!

April 29, 2012

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.    

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Who’s moving to Canada, the UK, or Australia?

February 11, 2012

We are connectors. We help our clients find tradespeople, service providers of all types, specialty shops – we are a resource for our clients. We have expanded our reach, in honor of International Networking Week, to connect with real estate agents throughout Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia! If you need a referral to a…

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Incredibly Exciting News! Multiple Offers! Bidding Wars!

January 24, 2012

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…

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A Weekend In San Diego

October 19, 2011

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…

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Just Listed – Echo Lake Waterfront Home $400,000

September 12, 2011

We have just listed a lovely, secluded lakefront home in Echo Lake – two bedrooms, two baths, gorgeous soaring ceilings, beautiful fir beams and cedar paneling, massive stone fireplace . . . it’s like coming home to your own luxurious vacation getaway! The Echo Lake Garden Tracts were developed in 1905 and advertised as having…

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Happy Anniversary to the 42nd Street Condos!

September 9, 2011

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…

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They’re planning to sell in March . . .

September 1, 2011

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.…

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Home Energy Audits: Affordable, Cost-Effective, Fabulous!

July 24, 2011

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…

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BuiltGreen Townhome in Ballard

July 13, 2011

Every once in a while, we get a listing that is special. This townhome, at  839B NW 63rd St, is one of those listings. It is a townhome, but it is different. It has its living space – the main floor – on the garden level, rather than the typical townhome which has a garage…

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John "Mack" McCoy

REALTOR®, BROKER

(206) 795-9271
mack@lakere.com

Cynthia Creasey

REALTOR®, BROKER

(206) 276-8292
cynthia@lakere.com

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Cynthia Creasey
REALTOR®, BROKER
(206) 276-8292
cynthia@lakere.com

John "Mack" McCoy
REALTOR®, BROKER
(206) 795-9271
mack@lakere.com