National Association of Realtors devises a plan to boost Black homeownership

The National Association of Realtors have devised a plan to boost homeownership among Black and Brown people in the United States. Minority homeownership lags the rate for non-Hispanic white Americans, with Black Americans experiencing the largest gap -- nearly 30% -- according to "Snapshot of Race & Home Buying in America," a report from the National Association of Realtors®. Using data from the 2019 American Community Survey and the 2020 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, NAR … Continue reading...

Regentwood Condo in Bothell

M 15809 Waynita Way NE - Unit #G208 Bothell, WA 98011 $340,000 Enjoy this beautiful condo that lives like a real home. Relax in the huge backyard green belt, perfect for kids and pets. Two spacious stories of modern living, the perfect corner unit w/lots of natural light in Regentwood within minutes to downtown Bothell. Open concept living with a kitchen, dining and family room with access to a balcony located on the main level and cozy wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the new stainless steel … Continue reading...

Capitol Hill Condo at 1100 E Harrison in Seattle

Seattle condo 1100 E Harrison

1100 East Harrison Street, #203 Seattle WA 98102 This is a spacious and modern unit in a pet-friendly and secure building with a garage, elevator and wood-burning fireplace. It's a great example of a modern condo and Seattle real estate. The best description would be a deluxe corner unit with patio overlooking the garden. What more could one want?  You enter the unit from a secure lobby with call box or take elevator from your garage. There is a remodeled kitchen with stone countertops, … Continue reading...

West Seattle Contemporary Home for Sale

3707 40th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98116 $995,000 You will love this like-new contemporary home with coveted 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on 2nd floor including a sumptuous Master Suite. There is an elegant living room with a fireplace and a main-floor family room or office with 2nd fireplace and access to fenced Zen garden with a hot tub. Amazing top-of-the-line remodeled kitchen with gas range and stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and dining room too! Master features 5-piece bath with heated … Continue reading...

Park Manor Townhomes

525 17th Avenue East Seattle WA 98112 $599,950 Beautiful vintage charm in this 1400 sqft town home w/gleaming hardwood floors & fireplace, located on quiet tree-lined street on North Capitol Hill. Lives like a house! Many custom features & Southern exposure flood the space with light. Two bedrooms up & amazing European stone "wet room" bath. Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Lower level offers a 2nd bath area w/opportunity to build a 3rd bedroom, office, bar or … Continue reading...

Swanky Columbia City Pad near Seward Park

Swanky Columbia City Batchelor pad

Mid-Century Modern In-City Pad in Columbia City 4709 50th Ave. S. in Seattle $450,000 Take a Virtual Tour! Located between beautiful Lake Washington and Seward Park & hopping Columbia City, this updated condo is part of a vibrant, safe and friendly 8-unit complex. Enjoy Mid-Century chic galore, lovingly enhanced with many touches including foodie-inspired and remodeled kitchen with gas range. Move-in ready with hardwood floors and newer appliances. Includes serene back yard … Continue reading...

Eastlake Vintage Condo for Sale in the Mara Bella in Seattle

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2634 Franklin Ave. E. #206 in Seattle $350,000 Welcome to Mara Bella, a vintage turn-of-the-century Brick condo located on a quiet tree lined street in Eastlake. All of the original charm and detailing including hardwood floors, tiling, coved ceilings and trim. Sweet and restored vintage-style, light-filled and updated kitchen with eat-in dining overlooking Lake Union, spacious living area with large walk-in closet, beautiful tiled bath & in-unit laundry. Storage locker in basement too! … Continue reading...

Historic Judge James T. Ronald in Leschi neighborhood of Seattle

Beautiful and Historic Home for Sale in Seattle

  421 30th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98144 $1,870,000 Take a Virtual Tour The Judge Ronald House is reminiscent of Neoclassical Revival style that was influenced by the Beaux Arts movement following the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.  Neoclassical style was a sub-type of the Eclectic Movement which also fueled earlier classical and Greek Revival styles which was popular in the early part of the nineteenth century. This is an amazing vintage historic home in Seattle. Special care … Continue reading...

Loan limits raised on home loans in the Seattle area

Distant shot of Seattle neighborhood

For the fourth straight year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency raised the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (By law, conforming loan limits must be adjusted to reflect changes in home prices across the U.S.) Across most of the U.S. the 2020 loan limit will be raised to $510,400, an increase of nearly 5.4% from last year's level of $484,350. In high-cost areas, including three counties in Washington state, the limit increases to $741,750 (150% of $510,400). The new … Continue reading...

Seattle Real Estate Market Mixed through the 2019 Summer

Modern home for sale in Seattle in the Wallingford neighborhood

Seattle Real Estate Market mixed this summer Northwest MLS brokers report mixed activity during July, as volume of closed sales reaches 12-month high July provided mixed messages on housing activity, noted one industry veteran when commenting on the latest report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The newly released MLS figures show last month's closed sales reached a 12-month high. Member-brokers also reported the number of new listings (11,193) nearly matched pending sales … Continue reading...