*SOLD* Northgate Nest

The Nest Of Northgate

Wait, did you say you want a spacious condo, close to upcoming lightrail, that was totally remodeled and move-in ready?   Cause I found it!!!!

Welcome to your Northgate Nest.  A stylish and spacious condo in an ideal location.  Talk about location… You are just a ten minute stroll to the upcoming Northgate light rail station.  Less than half a mile from Target, and less than 4 blocks from the on-ramp to I-5.   Park your car in your assigned, covered parking space and explore your tree-lined neighborhood on foot.  You are so close to shopping, coffee, restaurants and parks.

Now let’s talk about this dreamy interior!  Brand new flooring, brand new kitchen and TWO recently remodeled bathrooms.   The kitchen is HGTV worthy, with beautiful blue and white cabinets, white marbled counter-tops, and stainless appliances.   This kitchen even has an under-mount sink and window right about the sink so you can look out on the world while you prep food and wash dishes.   

Watch the Video Here

Layer in the 6 large closets, the two updated bathrooms and in-unit washer/dryer, and you have all the things that make this condo feel like HOME.

What I LOVED About Living Here:

– Window seats! Reading, dog hangout, plant area, additional seating. Love them!
– Balcony – Big size and covered so I had it furnished and was hanging out/grilling year round
– Big/corner unit living room with so much natural light. Really great during sunny days and winter alike to get that vitamin D
– Looking out from living room/balcony was a bunch of trees so it was peaceful (rather than looking out onto parking/street)
– External entrance – no common areas is a plus
– Fireplace – cozy wood burning and so nice in the winter
– Storage! Outdoor storage was a game changer for camping/holiday stuff!

 

Virtual Open House Schedule:

Take the 3D tour HERE.

The Fine Print:

* 10545 Meridian Ave N. #201 Seattle WA 98133
* Listed at $390,000 
* NWMLS #1633691
* 2 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms
* 1,098 square feet
* HOA Dues = $385
* 2020 annual taxes $3,759
Sold for $400,000 on 8/25/2020
 
 

Seattle Real Estate Trends – Episode 25 – 7/19/2020

Back on the climb!  More new listings and more total properties for sale in Seattle this week.

As usual, we have two very differently behaving markets.  Let’s talk first about houses:

A slight jump up in the number of new listings, but no surprise since last week had the 4th of July weekend represented in the numbers.  What IS shocking is that we have twice as many homes going pending this year as we did last year.  TWICE AS MANY!  And we have 35% fewer total homes for sale.  Less options and more buyers means that for houses in Seattle, it is getting really competitive and bidding wars are becoming more common.   Oddly, we saw a drop in the percentage of new listings with an offer review date.  Only 40% of the houses that came on the market this week have offer review dates.   Of the 56% of home last week that had offer review dates, 73% of them went pending on their offer review date.  That is the highest percentage we have seen this year!

  Condos are a different story.  Each week we have about the same number of new listings (around 100) , and about the same number of condos going pending.  So the condo market is fairly stable.  But considering we have about 100 new condos hit the market each week, and only about 40 condos go pending each week, we are seeing a big increase in the total number of condos for sale, and no increase in the number of people wanting to buy condos.   As of this week, we have over 700 condos for sale.  I won’t sugar-coat it, it is a tough market out there to be a condo seller.   And a GREAT market to be a condo buyer.

** From the field ** – To illustrate this point.  Y’all remember that spacious, ideally located 2-bedroom condo that I brought on the market last week?  It was the MOST AFFORDABLE two-bedroom condo in Shoreline, and we got no offers on our offer review date.  We priced it right, it got lots of exposure, but the condo market is just really soft right now.  It breaks my heart for my sweet sellers.  On the other side of that coin, I helped a buyer score a one-bedroom Shoreline condo that had been on the market for over 100 days for 15% BELOW the original list price.  It is a buyers market for sure right now in Seattle and Shoreline for condos. **

  We are still in the middle of a pandemic (although we are not acting like it), and we are officially in a recession, so WHY is the house market still so robust?   The pandemic and all the extra time at home it has brought has made people want more space, a yard, and no community surfaces to touch.  Combine that with record low interest rates and you have a surge in buyer demand for houses.

 

Watch the Video Here

 


SOLD – Dreamy Mid Century Rambler

I’ve waited my entire career to bring you a house this special

 

Meet the crown jewel of Crown Hill:

The perfect blend of original mid-century elements and modern updates.   Built by famed builder Lagerquist, this home has had only 3 owners in all of its years.   Gleaming hardwood floors.  Brick, wood-burning fireplace.   Clean lines and curved plaster moldings.  The attention to detail in this home is remarkable!

From the hand-carved solid wood front door to the tasteful full remodel of both bathrooms, this home is a show-stopper from every angle.  Loving maintained and improved, this home is the definition of move-in ready.

The kitchen really helps set this home apart from all the rest.   It has escaped the bad remodels that many homes of this era have had to endure, and is the perfect balance of original details, such as the real wood cabinets and original hardware, and modern upgrades.  New stainless appliances really compliment the vintage charm of this large and thoughtfully laid out kitchen.

 

Virtual Open House Schedule:

Watch the Video HERE.

Home Features

  • Original hardwood floors
  • Two-car garage
  • Mature landscaping
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Recently remodeled bathroom
  • Home has only had 3 owners in it’s 67 year history

 

Take the 3D Tour Here.

 

The Fine Print:

* 909 NW 106th St Seattle WA 98177
* Listed at $775,000 
Sold for $845,000 on 8/7/2020
* NWMLS #1629965
* 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
* 1,700 square feet
* 6,300 square foot lot
* 2020 annual taxes $7,016
 
  Call or text Christy at 206-859-8358 for a private showing or virtual tour

Seattle Real Estate Trends – Episode 24 – 7/12/2020

It’s no surprise that we had a decline in number of new listings over the 4th of July weekend.

Even with fewer new listings across the board, we are seeing an increase in popularity with the offer review date.  Over half of houses and almost 1/4 of condos that came on the market this week had an offer review date.

Watch the video here

*SOLD* – Shoreline condo

I found it!  The affordable home you say doesn’t exist!

That’s right kids!  This condo is an excellent location.  Close to City Market, right on the Rapid Line route and with food and coffee and grocery all within a few blocks.   And it is priced at just $250,000!

   For less than half the average sales price of a condo in Seattle, you can be the proud owner of this gem.  You have your own exterior entrance, so no fears of common spaces or germy neighbors!  The building is also dog or cat friendly, so Fido or Whiskers will be happy here with you as well.   Imagine how easy early morning or late night potty breaks will be when all you have to do is step out your door and nature is right there!  

   Can we talk about the big living room with a real wood-burning fireplace?   Talk about the perfect spot for chilly Fall evenings with a book.   

  And you get 2 bedrooms.  No more cramped work from home space with your bedroom as your Zoom background.  You can build the office of your dreams and be able to shut the door when you are done for the day and relax in the rest of the house.   The primary bedroom is BIG and has a big old closet to match.  

  And since we are all cooking so many of our meals at home now, you will love this kitchen.  Lots of counter space, tons of cabinets, and those coveted stainless appliances (including dishwasher!) are all here.  Peek out the window while you prep at the kitchen sink, or gaze out at the dining room and living room thought the open passage between the kitchen and the dining room.  Imagine stopping at City Market, buying all the freshest ingredients, then coming home and making a delightful dinner.

 Let’s not forget about your private garage.   Not a shared garage.  Your own little garage!   Park your car in there.  Or keep all your camping stuff or holiday decorations or bicycle collection in there.  It’s all yours do whatever you like!  You also get one uncovered parking spot, so your car is taken care of either way.

If it was me, I’d buy this sweetheart, toss down some luxury vinyl flooring, throw up a fresh coat of paint and move right in!

All the details here on Redfin

Virtual Open House Schedule:

Watch the Video HERE.

Home Features

  • Ground level unit
  • Private one-car garage
  • Additional one-car parking uncovered parking
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • One dog or cat allowed
  • Storage closet

Take the 3D Tour Here.