Magical Portage Bay home just steps to Lake Washington at 1108 E. Edgar Street

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Lovely Portage Bay home for sale in Seattle Charming home near Portage Bay and the University of Washington $749,000 Video Tour Magical flower-covered cottage with white picket fence, lake & mountain views, decks & garden rooms to enjoy the natural setting of this urban getaway. Designer kitchen with restored vintage 4-burner gas Wedgewood range, chic use of tile, paperstone & steel. Upstairs bedroom has views of Portage Bay from dormer deck, perfect for reading & morning … Continue reading...

Seattle real estate sales slow down as supply can’t match demand

Seattle real estate sales are slowing down but prices are through the roof This just in from the Seattle Multiple Listing Service: Traffic isn't the only thing that is gridlocked around many Puget Sound communities. "We're experiencing gridlock in the Puget Sound housing market," suggested J. Lennox Scott in reaction to the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. MLS figures show pending sales across the 23 counties it serves dropped about 4.5 percent in March compared to … Continue reading...

Seattle Real Estate: Mid-Century Townhomes for Sale in Madison Park

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Seattle Real Estate Buyers! Looking for an awesome mid-century modern townhome for sale in Seattle? Then you will love this wonderful 1940's townhomes in Seattle's hot Madison Valley neighborhood. Unit 403 30th Ave. E. is two bedrooms and two baths for 4389,950 and unit 405 30th Ave. E. is $419,950. Walk to everything from this vintage Madison Valley townhouse-style home. Hardwood floors and vintage style throughout with updated kitchen and baths. Ideal for those who want the convenience … Continue reading...

Seattle Real Estate: New study shows link between homeownership and wealth building

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  Study confirms link between homeownership and wealth building Trend continues even during downturns Homeownership as a wealth-building strategy was the subject of a paper The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies presented at a 2013 symposium, reports the NWMLS (Seattle's MLS). Now, the authors of that report revisited the topic using more recent data and lessons learned from the housing crisis. Researchers report their updated analysis "upholds the bottom-line result from the … Continue reading...

Seattle Real Estate: Choosing the best place to live in Seattle

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What is the best neighborhood in Seattle? What's the best neighborhood in Seattle to live in and buy a house if you have kids? What about if you're an active single person? Or getting older and maybe want something quiet? Where do the artists and creative folks live? Are there certain neighborhoods that attract those in tech or musicians or dog lovers? What if you want to just relax and have peace and quiet or you love to garden or take long walks or bicycle to work? The truth is, there's … Continue reading...

Selling your home in Seattle

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Selling your home fast by adding curb appeal If you're thinking of selling your Seattle home, you may want to add some curb appeal. One can sell a home "as-is" but it will not sell for as much money as one that's been cleaned, improved and decorated in a nice and appealing manner. Here are some tips from National Association of Realtors.... Homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell. We’re not talking about replacing vinyl siding with redwood siding; … Continue reading...

Staging your home for sale in Seattle

Staging your Seattle home before selling is always a great idea to get top-dollar when you sell your home. When you're dealing with such a significant financial transaction, you want to make sure you don't leave any money on the table. You wouldn't sell your car without cleaning it out first and making it look its best... you should do the same with your house before putting it on the market. Relative to the amount of time and money involved, staging may be one of the most lucrative projects … Continue reading...

Beautiful New Home in Bellevue for Sale

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16710 NE 16th Place, Bellevue 98008 $795,000 Beautiful new home in established area near parks, schools, shopping & golf course. Great room concept with soaring 12' ceilings, chef's kitchen w/quartz counters and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and gas range. Master suite with double sinks, soaking tub, shower & heated tile floor, plus 3 large bedrooms and additional office/den. Big two-car garage with modern glass door. Two gas furnaces for zone heat. Full drainage … Continue reading...

FHA announces new guidelines for condominium loans

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced new guidelines under its condominium approval process intended to increase affordable housing options for first-time and low- to moderate-income homebuyers. Effective immediately, FHA’s temporary guidance will streamline the agency’s condominium recertification process and expand the eligibility of acceptable ‘owner-occupied’ units to include second homes that are not investor-owned. Read FHA’s mortgagee letter. These provisions will … Continue reading...

Seattle real estate market inventory low

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This just in from the NWMLS (Seattle's multiple listing service), inventory remains "critically low," but there are fewer house-hunters in the hunt during this holiday season so motivated sellers and buyers are seeing success. Its just-released statistics for November show year-over-year gains in pending sales, closed sales, and prices, but a steep decline in inventory. "The housing market continues to be red-hot on a seasonal basis, but this winter will be even more intense given the … Continue reading...