Real Estate Ideas

“Yep, I want that home!” – Already sold

When you think of lifestyles that are unique to Seattle, living right by the beach is at the top of the list.  Just a few homes up from Blue Ridge Beach, you can sit on the deck and enjoy views, sea breezes and smell the salt air.  Our amazing listing just hit the market, nwmls #1349609, available for $1,379,000.  Built in 1954, it was the home of the month in the Seattle Times, and today it...

Forever views are hard to find . . .

But when you find a forever view, you'll know it.  This new listing of mine at 2606 Perkins Lane West captures the sweeping views of Puget Sound & the Olympic Mountains.  From nearly every room in the home you will find yourself gazing out the windows, or wandering out onto one of the many decks.  It was designed to be open and light inside, while banks of windows and French Doors draw your eyes...

Once in a Blue Moon . . .

It's unusual to sell a home that hasn't been sold since 1964, rarely happens around here.  Yet, I have that listing on the market right now and it is so lovely, truly a home for the hopeless romantic in all of us.  What is hard to describe when you have one of the originals on the market, amid all of the systems information and square footage data, is how a place feels when you walk in the door, and...

Do Dining Rooms matter?

Do Dining Rooms matter?  A common question when you're touring potential new homes to buy.  So when asked about the need to have a proper dining room, I believe that if you can find a place to set up dinner for four, you've got all you need.  Many older traditional homes feature a dining room off the kitchen,  and in the day when our lives were more structured that made perfect sense.  All of us...

Are you thinking of moving?

All I know is one day you wake up and you've decided - it's definitely time to move.  So when you're ready to move, where do you go?  The home I've just listed at 2048 NW Blue Ridge Drive for $1,250,000 could be that  home because it is a level entry home with big comfortable rooms, picture windows of the views, oak floors and a handsome bedroom/bath combo.  There is the two-car garage, no grass to...

The best Open Houses have buyers lingering . . .

You know someone is pretty interested in a home when they're hanging around and don't seem to want to leave.  That's what happened at my Broadview Open house this weekend at 12215 9th NW.  The home is one of those "fall in love" types of places with a sweet garden.  The feeling inside is casual, so when you're there you tend to want to stay awhile.  We had over 60 groups come through, and we...

Springtime Sales Sizzling

It's that time of year when everything on the market is selling.  Once again we are in the Spring frenzy, with lots of buyers looking for the "right place" to call home, and a shortage of inventory that makes home sellers happy.  March saw very little inventory on the market, so many homes brought in multiple offers as buyers went after their favorite properties.  I found this especially true in the...

Loving the mid-century Vibe

Open & light interiors, spacious rooms, banks of windows and crisp colors all bring to mind mid-century homes.  These homes, especially those built in the early 1960's, have a unique vibe that is very special for buyers.  Built a bit bigger, they often have a two-car garage, extra storage, a couple of baths and big yards.  A mid-century modern home may be just the answer for you as you think...

The “Best Room” is often outside

We are all sun lovers to some degree, and as Spring begins to blossom I always feel the desire to spend more time outside. This photo is from an East Ballard home we listed and sold last summer that had a delightful deck with hot tub in the backyard. The old tree created a canopy for shade and privacy that made this space so very inviting. Having a tree, or swooping strings of garden lights, makes a fake...

Prep your Home to be Ultra Popular

When you're planning to list your home, even in a fast market, think about first impressions and get everything tuned up.  Walk across the street at take a look at your home with a critical eye, as if you didn't live there.  Any clutter to remove?  Dead plants in pots or an unfinished project?  Do you have a spot of colorful bulbs coming up in a pot? Is the front walk manicured and the porch...

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