We have heard that there is low inventory and short days on the market, but of course it’s important to put a few other things into the mix such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms and price. The demand from new families is huge and most are looking for three bedrooms and at least one bath […]
I just signed up Washington Water Trails to the Coldwell Banker Bain Community Partnership program! Each time a Washington Water Trails member buys or sells a home with me, Coldwell Banker Bain will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of his/her commission to Washington Water Trails. We have several organizations in our program – […]
When I was at the Magnolia open house a week ago a few people mentioned they were on the fence between remodeling and buying. Of course most of them wanted another bathroom or bedroom but if one is looking for value it seems a steel door is your best bet (followed by the bedroom in […]
I smile when I think about my client and her family spending time at their new cabin! They say: “We have been working with Andree for some time to find the perfect vacation home in Leavenworth. In the end, she was able to help us find the perfect place and worked hard through the entire […]
While teaching my group of nine-year olds skiing at Stevens Pass yesterday I was swept up in Seahawks excitement! Stevens Pass sold one thousand twelve-dollar tickets and is hosting a special buffet today for people who love to ski and watch football! It is apparent everywhere; one of my student’s parents flew to the Superbowl, […]
The national news has a trending topic that real estate is down. Is this an economic fact affecting everyone in the nation or is housing being affected in certain local markets due to weather or other local events? Seattle has picked up after the holiday season and while more listings are hitting the market it […]
I headed up towards Mount Baker over Martin Luther King weekend to hold my vacation cabin listing open. Between customers I did day and nighttime photography of the mountain and the stars from the upper deck. Paying attention in this way brought back to me the peace and stillness of life outside the city and […]
As I have heard that some buyers who haven’t been able to purchase in Seattle are going to Shoreline, increasing the demand. It is said that prices drop once one crosses 145th Street however according to the Trendgraphix report prices rose 25.8% compared to the last year. Seattle: Home For Sale in December 2013: 759 […]
It is nearing the end of the year and time to take a look at recent past trends and predictions for next year! The shortest summary is that we have seen appreciation in home prices and an increase in interest rates – and both are expected to continue into 2014. The increase in interest rates […]
I’ll be holding an open house today! Some have described this listing as walking into a time capsule – it is a well maintained home which retains a period feel. Set on a quiet dead-end street it boarders a beautiful ravine. I have enjoyed the privacy and, being a bird watcher, have enjoyed seeing Stellar […]
Our November 2013 Market Statistics came out today and it shows us that West Bellevue/Medina had the highest appreciation followed by Federal Way, Woodinville, Richmond Beach, Mt. Baker, Kirkland and Auburn. The University District/Ravenna had the shortest average days on the market at twenty-four days. Read it below or click here for the full document.
The sound of Christmas carols outside my office window reminded me to post the Christmas ship schedule. One ship is boarding in front of MOHAI! See the schedule below for Argosy Cruises or Click here for the full sized version!
Open house today on Queen Anne from one to four o’clock – hot cider and cookies will be available for those who brave the weather!
This home is well located on Queen Anne and also on a sweet little street. It does need a bit of updating! This can be a good time to list a home as buyers are motivated, there can be less competition, buyers have more time to shop and the festivities over the holidays can influence […]
Zillow really knows how to put on a great conference to woo realtors. Aside from getting a free head shot and nice USB gadget I loved listening to Skylar Olsen, their featured economist. She showed graphs depicting the national trends in appreciation and then drilled down to local. Bellevue and Renton have appreciated the most at about […]