Northwest Lifestyles

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Amazing Church and Private Compound in Seattle

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Incredible live/work opportunity in South Seattle 12239 10th Ave S, Seattle 98168 Just South of SODO and a quick 15 minute drive to Downtown Seattle, lies an amazing private church compound on over ½ acre in a lovely and private park-like setting.   Amazing church and private compound located on a secluded near-acre (100'x300' lot), you get a huge ex-church in excellent condition, a cute 2-bedroom and 1.5 bath vintage house, plus a 2nd art studio and a small "barn" for tools and … Continue reading...

Preventing frozen pipes in vacant homes in Winter

17th East and East Prospect

    Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The American Red Cross provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze. Why Pipe Freezing is a Problem Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the … Continue reading...

Darling Tiny Home on Camano Island, North of Seattle

Tiny Homes Affordable living near Seattle

3904 Sweet Pea Lane Camano Island, WA 98282 $185,000   Tiny Living in this sweet tiny home on acreage in natural beauty with several outbuildings and warm cabin settled in the privacy of Camano Island.   There is a shop/garage/art studio and some yurt type buildings currently used for storage. Great camping site. Cabin has a wood stove, kitchen with eating room, separate back entry storage area, full bath with compost toilet, bedroom loft and even more storage space. … Continue reading...

Winter Real Estate Market Update in the Seattle area

Home Staging Seattle

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service reports Winter Real Estate Market Update in the Seattle area. Home sales around Western Washington outgained new listings again in October, fueling competition for scarce inventory and pushing prices higher. Some seasonal slowdown is still expected - and the Nov. 8 elections may be in play as well, according to brokers at Northwest Multiple Listing Service who commented on last month's activity. MLS members reported 9,950 pending sales during October, … Continue reading...

Grand Craftsman Home in Madrona in Seattle

Amazing Seattle Real Estate for Sale 409 32nd Ave Seattle WA 98122 $1,100,000 Classic Craftsman re-imagined for the new millennium Take a video tour! Vacation every day in this newer Craftsman with classic architecture and voluminous proportions - a new twist on a refined style. Grand entry features massive timbers and exposed beams, expansive great room with immense slate-covered fireplace, reminiscent of a wooded lodge. Dazzling gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel … Continue reading...

South Seattle Novelty and Vernacular Architecture

Seattle vernacular and novelty architecture

Seattle still has some good examples of novelty and vernacular architecture in South Seattle, through White Center, Burien, West Seattle, Renton, Des Moines and along the old Highway 99 out towards Tacoma. There are few remnants of vernacular architecture located in the aptly named village of "Top Hat", located between White Center and Burien.  The ol' Top Hat is now a transmission service. This is the old XXX Rootbeer Stand.  Bombay Grill uses the old barrel as their advertising stand, … 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: New study shows link between homeownership and wealth building

Homes for sale in Ballard, Queen Anne, Fremont, Capitol Hill, Eastlake, Madison Park, Broadview, Wedgewood, Ravenna

  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...

Ballard Bungalow – 1127 NW 65th in Seattle – $599,000

Entertainers Delight! Amazing 1906 Vintage Craftsman has some fabulous additions with everything you need, plus a few things you didn't even know you needed.   Like your very own rock 'n' roll, country western, smooth jazz, karaoke stage, perhaps?   The rest of the house is pretty cool too.....   With a nice kitchen and dining room area to cook, entertain and enjoy... This cool vintage home also has two bedrooms and three … Continue reading...