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Seattles thriving economy and growing pains

Seattles thriving economy and growing pains
on  Mar 242017

Seattle's tech industry continues to boom, with companies all over the region hiring and expanding. According to Glassdoor.com software engineers in Seattle command starting salaries of more than $108,000, that's about 20% higher than the national average.

What impact does this have on the Seattle housing market and how can you be more prepared?

Spring Has Sprung In West Seattle!

Spring Has Sprung In West Seattle!
on  Apr 122016
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...it finally seems as if spring has sprung for 2016. Now, I still know better than to make plans that completely depend on the weather… but I also know I can get up every day and, despite the weather that might greet me at the door, trust that the inevitable has already occurred. Seattle has begun its annual transformation into one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world!

Seattle Planting Strips Are Off Limits For Signage

Seattle Planting Strips Are Off Limits For Signage
on  Mar 282016

You can tell spring is coming to Seattle. The sun starts to come out more; the flowers & trees start to bloom; the directional “house for sale” signs start springing up all over. Like weeds. So what do you do if a bunch of signs start showing up in your neighborhood and they’re driving you nuts?

Just Listed | Shorewood Rambler - Open House

Just Listed | Shorewood Rambler - Open House
on  Mar 252016

Update:

I will be holding an Open House this Saturday, March 26th from 12 - 4 PM and again, Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3 from 1 - 4 PM.  

I just listed this great three bedroom, one bath home at 2805 SW 109th Street in the Shorewood/Seola Beach neighborhood of West Seattle. A rare offering under $400,000, this solid, iconic Mid Century Rambler was built in 1954.  Mid Century enthusiasts (of which I am one) will appreciate the timeless, open layout of the main living areas and kitchen, representing a visionary new era of architecture for the era.  This classic rambler floor plan is eminently livable and continues to suit today’s modern lifestyles.

A Dozen Tips For Preparing to Sell Your Home

A Dozen Tips For Preparing to Sell Your Home
on  Mar 202016

Don’t just list your home without doing at least a little preparation. Even a few minor touch-ups can go a long way toward making that all important “good first impression” on a potential buyer. Whether your home is vacant or whether you’re juggling showings with daily life, here are a dozen tips for preparing your home to sell quickly and for the best possible price.

Neighborhood Spotlight | Sunrise Heights

Neighborhood Spotlight |  Sunrise Heights
on  Mar 112016

Where in the world is Sunrise Heights?  Even long-time West Seattle-ites often don’t realize that Sunrise Heights is its own distinct neighborhood, but it is!   West Seattle’s aptly named Sunrise Heights neighborhood slopes gently to the southeast from the highest point in Seattle, 35th and Myrtle, affording most of the neighborhood outstanding sunrise views of the Cascade Range and Mt. Rainier.

Spring 2016 – What’s In Store For Buyers?

Spring 2016 – What’s In Store For Buyers?
on  Jan 252016

As January comes to a close, the Seahawks’ season is over and the Seattle real estate market has home buyers’ undivided attention.  Open houses the past two weekends have been mobbed.  Listings that have sat on the market for 60-90 days over the holidays are now selling briskly, many with multiple offers. Attractive new listings are selling within days and sometimes even hours of hitting the MLS.  

Classic Belvidere Tudor

Classic Belvidere Tudor
on  Jan 082016
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This classic 1930’s era Tudor style home in the heart of West Seattle’s Belvidere neighborhood was such a pleasure to list and sell.  The home had been in the owner’s family for two generations, and I was grateful and honored to have the opportunity to help prepare it for market in the first time in over 60 years. 

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