Seattles thriving economy and growing pains
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?
Your Seattle Home Is Worth More Than You Think It Is!
Skyrocketing prices, multiple offers, waived inspections, all cash deals – is this the “new normal” in Seattle?
Just Listed | North Hill Beauty
I am thrilled to present "The Pool House" - a stylish and gracious remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath beauty located at 19230 4th Avenue South, listed for sale at $410,000. This lovely home, built in 1958 and featuring an awesome in ground backyard swimming pool, is one story with basement, ...
Seattle Planting Strips Are Off Limits For Signage
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
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
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
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?
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.
What Are Market Ratios? And Why Should You Care?
Analysis of market statistics is a key part of my coaching and planning sessions with clients looking to buy or sell a home. You've probably heard the terms "buyer's market" and "seller's market" ~ usually in the same conversation as the "B" word (bubble) ~ but what do these terms actually mean in a practical sense? Simply put, a buyer's market means the advantage favors the buyer: there is high inventory of homes in relation to the number of bu ...
In January I wrote a bit about a terrific home that went on the market... but in a way which was sure to end in seller heartbreak.