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...

Beautiful country home in a magical setting in Duvall

29312 NE Big Rock Exterior

  29312 NE Big Rock Rd, Duvall 98019 $595,000 Fairy Tale home with several outbuildings including a charming Hansel & Gretyl A-frame cabin, two pole barns plus a large 60' round pen and 4 pastures. There's also a darling "peacock habitat" that could also be a treehouse for the kids. Enjoy the separate detached office area, which could be used as an aviary or a guest house or enlarge your outdoor living area. Enjoy the duck pond and views of Mt. Rainier and the gravel wrapped barn … Continue reading...

Vintage Georgetown Bungalow

Seattle Home for Sale in Georgetown, Seattle WA

Wonderful Craftsman Home for Sale 6637 Flora Ave. S. $495,000  Vintage 1909 Georgetown home w/large art or music studio and/or garage & workshop. Private backyard w/deck, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, spacious family room, grand formal living and dining rooms, kitchen w/original tile & cabinets, cute eating nook w/built-ins. Carpets pulled up in basement, so ready to install tile or refinish the concrete. Fenced yard with bamboo gardens, gas heat, new roof and H2O tank, all new … Continue reading...

Mid-Century Modern style home for sale in Seattle area

Seattle real estate for sale in Kennydale

2113 Dayton Ave. N.E. Renton WA 98056 $450,000 Retro cool mid-century modern home for the new millennium. Dynamic indoor/outdoor spaces optimize enjoyment and allow for free flow of movement and ideas and artist studio and workshop invites creativity. 3 bedrooms and restored original tile bath plus a massive 16x20 Master Suite. Remodeled kitchen, unique double-sided wood-burning fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors. Beautiful park-like grounds, almost 1/4 acre of resplendent gardens and green … Continue reading...

Capitol Hill 1908 Vintage American Foursquare at 814 19th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122

Amazing vintage home on South Capitol Hill 814 19th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122 $949,000 Architecturally significant 1908 vintage Craftsman for creative living. 8-10BR & 4 bath home, one amazing architect-designed kitchen with two additional food preparation areas and many live/work options. Perfect for extended family, Air B&B, co-living or amazing estate property -- your home, your choice, your opportunity. Beautiful original woodwork throughout, many original features, yet updated … Continue reading...

Bellevue Condominium at Meydenbauer Place

Bellevue Condo for Sale

Beautiful building in "Old Bellevue"! Live 2 blocks from stylish Main St. & enjoy quaint restaurants, boutique retail, Bell Square, nearby parks & shores of Meydenbauer Bay Spacious, 2 bedroom home in secure building w/ lobby entrance. Remodeled kitchen w/newer appliances opens to dining & living rooms. Private master suite w/ walk in closet & remodeled full bath. Great floor plan w/ bedrooms + baths on opposite sides of the home. Secluded deck, perfect for entertaining. Secure … Continue reading...