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4-BR / 2-BA 2-story farmhouse on 2.91 acres in Snohomish

June 26, 2011

This is a perfect “starter farm” for people who have been yearning for an affordable, yet comfortable way to “get back to the land.” The home is a classic 1939 home, well-maintained and rustic in charm and feel. It has a timeless floor plan – three bedrooms up and a full bath on each floor,…

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Chico Area 1938 Waterfront Home

June 6, 2011

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…

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Gardening with Cynthia: A Casual Shrub Border

May 22, 2011

Nothing beats the casual shrub border when it comes to easy of maintenance and creating a beautiful, year round, dynamic garden element that creates a powerful impact via a variety of scale, form, color, scent and flowers! A shrub border provides visual separation and a physical barrier that is far more subtle, long-lasting, and varied…

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December’s Real Estate Values Drop w/Temperature

February 22, 2011

Wow. The December Case-Shiller Index report came out today, and it showed that Seattle home values fell to their lowest point since December 2004, at 138.70. (The index is calibrated to 100 for January 2000). This was a 2.03% drop from November 2009, and 6.0% from December, 2009. Nationwide, the index is at 142.43, a…

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We Love Portage Bay Goods in Fremont!

January 28, 2011

It’s not just because they often have the perfect gift, such as: “Flask In a Book,” a 4 oz stainless steel flask concealed in The Good Book, especially handy at office parties and P.T.A. meetings, $29.95. Or the Cat Butt Pencil Sharpener: put a pencil in it’s you know where and twist. “MEOW”. Yes, the cat…

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Seattle Home Values Down in November

January 25, 2011

The latest Standard & Poors / Case-Shiller Index is out, and it shows that Seattle home values for November dropped 1.1% from October, to 141.57. This is the lowest level in Seattle since February 2005. This also represents a dip of 4.7% from November 2009. Nationwide, values were down 0.97%, and 19 of 20 markets…

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The Rosaia in Lake City

January 24, 2011

Built in 1983 by noted Seattle builder Richard Rosaia, this 17-unit elevator building sits on a quiet street, just a couple of blocks from the Lake City shopping and transportation corridor. The exterior, of concrete stucco and wood, is time-tested, and the homeowner’s association established and in good financial shape. An application for FHA approval…

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Picasso show sets attendance records at Seattle Art Museum!

January 17, 2011

Pablo Picasso. The greatest artist of the 20th century, and the Seattle Art Museum was host to a massive show of over 150 of his iconic works, on loan from the Musée National Picasso in Paris. More than 400,000 visitors came out for the exhibition, with some visitors having waited six hours or more on line, in…

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Mack is a Certified International Property Specialist!

December 14, 2010

After intensive class training and a comprehensive evaluation, including a history of working with international real estate clients and membership in international organizations, such as Business Networking International and the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, Mack has just received notification that he has received the National Association of Realtors designation of Certified International Property…

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Just Listed! 1909 Garden Farmhouse w/Supplemental Solar

December 14, 2010

We’ve just listed a really nice, organically-gardened home on Pigeon Point in West Seattle. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, dining room, finished basement, garage; on a corner view lot, $400,000. We’ll be having an open house on Sunday, December 19, from 1-4pm, or we can show you easily by appointment! You can download a flyer at…

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BC Interest Rates Predicted to Rise in 2011

December 10, 2010

A new report from our friends at the British Columbia Real Estate Association predicts that interest rates will rise in the next year from 3.3% on a one-year term to 4.4%, and from 5.35% to 5.9% on a five-year term. Among the factors cited were an increase in bond yields after the USA Fed’s announcement…

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A Tiny Apartment Transforms in 24 Rooms

November 26, 2010

How awesome is this? Architect Gary Chang’s 344-sf apartment in Hong Kong can be reconfigured, on the fly, into twenty-four rooms. Watch the four minute video, read a profile in the New York Times,  or visit his website.

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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