Searching for a new home can be challenging whether you have a family that is outgrowing your current home, if you are downsizing, relocating to Seattle for a new job or are simply in love with a neighborhood. With the shortage of listings I have seen a few compromises – those who want an investment property on Sunset Hill might find Bitter Lake is more affordable. Families looking for three bedrooms and one bath on the main floor might look for a long time around a desirable school. Those looking to relocate for work in Redmond or South Lake Union at firms such as Microsoft or Amazon often love condominium living in Belltown, Queen Anne or Capitol Hill. We can sit down at your convenience and work on an intake form so I know all of your criteria. I’ll then set-up a search on the Multiple Listing Service and let you know as soon as a home with your criteria becomes available.

Notify me when you see a listing that peaks your interest and I will drill-down on the details and arrange a showing. I originally moved to Seattle in the eighties and know most of the neighborhoods and their idiosyncrasies. As a student at the University of Washington I lived in Ravenna near the University District but then migrated closer to the Puget Sound. I love the water and so focus on Magnolia, Green Lake, and other neighborhoods in what I call the four quadrants of Seattle which are intersected by the ship canal and Interstate Five.

We have a seen a great influx of people that want to relocate to Seattle for jobs in technology. While some of these jobs are in Redmond, areas such as Queen Anne and Green Lake are desirable places to live due to the walkability and neighborhood aspects. Other people work in the South Lake Union area and find busing from Queen Anne and Magnolia straightforward. Those who like to bike will find Seattle and King County have added bicycling trails on most of the major arterials.

I’ve noticed a pattern of movement from downtown Seattle up to Edmonds. Belltown and Queen Anne are popular with people working downtown do to the ease of commuting and the proliferation of condominiums.

From these areas there is often a migration north to Magnolia, Ballard, Blue Ridge, Broadview and even Edmonds where larger homes with more bedrooms can be found in quieter areas.

Finally some empty-nesters downsize and move south to be closer to Seattle in order to enjoy the culture.

Contact me to start your search!