A Great House For GREAT People

It all started with a phone call.

   In this new COVID era, it looks a little different when having a new client meeting.   Where we used to meet for coffee, we now “meet” over a phone call.  I knew within the first 5 minutes of my phone call with Steve and Rim that they were smart, organized and ready to tackle the crazy process of buying a home. 

  Just a few days later, these two had already picked a lender, gotten the lending pre approval process started and were ready to look at houses.  They moved FAST and knew what they wanted.  I was prepared for a long, drawn-out battle to find them their first house.  Demand is high and buyer choices are low, so we were all ready for the process to take 3-6 months.  

  Of course these two would beat the odds.   It didn’t even take a month, and they found the perfect for them house.  What was truly impressive about them is that they were able to do the hard work and put in a really strong offer right away.  Some buyers just can’t fathom how competitive our housing market really is, and often have to miss out on a home or two before they are really ready to battle.  But not Rim and Steve.  They had done their research, listened to my advice and put in such a strong offer that we were able to beat out all the other offers and get them into the BEST rambler in the cutest part of Edmonds for a reasonable price.

 

  But wait… I really like these kids.  We were having so much fun house hunting together.  And now they already have an offer accepted?  It feels weird to admit this, but sometimes I wish the house hunting process took a little longer because we always have so much fun during that stage of the adventure.   

  And almost everything else went just as smoothly.  Until the last few hours.  As you may know, the number of people buying and selling homes is at an all-time record high.  And with the really low interest rates, refinances are also at an all-time high.  This means that lenders and title and escrow and everyone else is beyond maxed out.  Although our lender and title and escrow people did everything right to get the sale officially closed, the county recorders office was so backlogged that they did not have time to record the deed on the day we were supposed to close. ACK!  So instead of giving them keys at 9pm on a Wednesday, we ended up giving them keys at 10am on a Thursday.

Congrats kids!  You enjoy that beautiful home on a big lot in a dreamy neighborhood.  I’m happy for you 🙂

 

*Canceled* Marvelous Magnolia! Spacious and bright condo   

Marvelous Magnolia!

This corner-unit condo is flooded with natural light!   Spacious and stylish, this condo is move-in ready.   Ideally located in sleepy Magnolia, this condo also has easy and fast access to the rest of Seattle as well

Can we talk about this kitchen!?!?!?!

Granite counters, stainless appliances and lots of storage space.  This is the perfect place to make your favorite meal! This condo also has the rare wood-burning fireplace, where you can snuggle up and pass the time on all our dark, cold and wet Seattle winter evenings.

There is tons more to love about this condo.  You have a parking spot, an in-unit washer and dryer and lots of storage.  The building is pet friendly and rental friendly!

 
Matterport 3D Tour here

 

 

Watch the Video HERE.

The Fine Print:

– 839 square feet

– 2 beds/1 bath

– $417 HOA dues

– 2020 annual taxes $3,562

– 1 garage parking spots

– Listed at $375,000

–  NWMLS #1682293

* CANCELED * Views for DAYS! Spacious Capitol Hill Condo

Spacious, Stylish and Views FOR DAYS!

This Capitol Hill condo is ideally designed for the way we live today.  Boasting well over 1,000 square feet, this condo has an open concept and generously sized living. dining and kitchen area.  While maintaining the open concept, you still can have distinct spaces for living and for dining. The rare REAL dining room makes this home prime for dinner parties and game nights.  

Can we talk about these giant windows and sweeping views!?!?!?!

Not only is this home spacious with enviable views, it is also recently updated.  Lots of smart home features such as Nest thermostat, Lutron smart switches and a smart lock on the front door.  We also have engineered hardwood floors, new kitchen counters, and both bathrooms are fully remodeled and updated.  

There is tons more to love about this condo.  You have TWO parking spots and off-street guest parking.  A gas fireplace for winter evenings and a private patio for summer afternoons.  Walk-in closets in both bedrooms and an extra storage unit in the garage.  

Matterport 3D Tour here

Home Features and Recent Upgrades –

  • Smart lock and Nest thermostat
  • All new hardwood and tile flooring
  • Complete remodel of both bathrooms
  • Lutron smart switches 
  • Touchless sink faucet
  • New kitchen countertops and garbage disposal

 

“Why I LOVE Living Here”
  • 2 garage parking spots AND guest parking – so needed since street parking is so tough on the Hill
  • All the space.  The condo is BIG and we always had enough room to have our own space or invite over lots of friends
  • No neighbors to the left or the right!  We loved no shared walls
  • The large closets provided more than enough storage for all our stuff
  • Did we mention the views?!?!??!
  • Quick walk up to Broadway or Pike/Pine, and an easy walk to downtown.  Close to everything but tucked away on a sleepy street.

Watch the Video HERE.

The Fine Print:

– 1,170 square feet

– 2 beds/1.75 baths

– $923 HOA dues

– 2020 annual taxes $5,786

– 2 garage parking spots

– Listed at $550,000

*SOLD* Nestled in Newcastle

Peaceful and quiet, with your own entrance and yard space.

Located in heart of Newcastle this beautiful corner 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom boasts engineered hardwood floors throughout, stainless steel appliances, granite countertop in kitchen, quartz countertop with dual sinks in bathroom, fresh paint, and a walk in closet.  Open sight lines with a cozy fireplace.  Outdoor entry.  Very quiet, private location with a large patio and small yard/grass out front.  Individual garage plus plenty of storage. 

 

Great east side location. Walk to restaurants, shops, groceries, bank, & library. Steps to public transportation. Easy access to I-405, I-90. Lots of recreations close by including Lake Boren Park, Cougar Mtn hiking trails, Newcastle Golf Course, dog park, YMCA. Community features include clubhouse, exercise room, & athletic court. Minutes to Bellevue, Issaquah, and Renton.

Matterport 3D Tour here

Recent Upgrades –

  • New engineered hardwood floors (2018)
  • New quartz countertop (2019)
  • New dual undermount sinks & fixtures in bathroom (2019)
  • Fresh paint throughout (2020)
  • Stainless steel appliances (2014)
  • Granite countertop in kitchen (2014)
  • Soft close cabinets/drawers in kitchen & bathroom (cabinetry updated in 2014)

Home Features:

  • Outdoor entry and ground floor, end unit.  
  • Individual (Private) 1 car garage
  • Cozy wood burning fireplace
  • Large patio off of living room with small yard/grass out front
  • Plenty of storage: Storage closet off of patio plus storage unit in storage room

 

“Why I LOVE Living Here”

The home is an end unit set back from the street so it is so quiet here. I only share a wall with one neighbor who is above me. The home feels very open which is great for entertaining and has upgrades throughout. I think my favorite things about the home is the updated quartz counter top with dual under mount sinks & fixtures in the bathroom, the spacious walk-in closet, and engineered hardwood floors.  

It has a large patio and small yard off the living room.  I particularly like how the garages separate the front patio area from the parking lot which makes it private and peaceful.  The home stays nice and cool in the hot summer months. I never have to use AC or a fan. It’s on the ground floor and has an outside entry with no halls to go down or stairs to climb which is super convenient. I love having my own garage so there’s no scraping ice off the car windows in the wintertime! There is also storage for days!

It’s a great community, just a quick walk to all that Newcastle has to offer: shops, grocery store, drug stores, UPS, Starbucks, dry cleaner, and restaurants. It makes running errands a breeze! 

 

Watch the Video HERE.

The Fine Print:

  • Listed at $285,000 – Sold for $285,000 on 10/30/2020
  • 1 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • NWMLS #1666971
  • 705 square feet
  • $316 HOA dues
  • 2020 annual taxes $2,957
  • One car individual garage

* SOLD* Ballard Beauty

Modern and comfortable.  Centrally located with no shared walls.  This Ballard home is exactly what you have been looking for!

  Tucked in the middle of the block, surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery, it will feel so good to call this home.  The 20 foot ceilings make the space feel open and expansive, and all the windows invite in so much wonderful natural light. The main level is the perfect open concept.  Polished concrete floors throughout, gas fireplace and remote controlled shades.   The recently remodeled kitchen boasts stainless appliances, a gas range and oven and marble counter-tops.

  This home has a great outdoor space  French doors lead you from the living room out to the private and fully fenced yard.  The patio has automatic photocell lights, a storage shed and low maintenance synthetic grass for your furry friends.  

  Upstairs is an oversized bedroom, with ample room for a King-sized bed and more.  The bathroom upstairs has marble counters, a deep soaking tub and a walk-in closet.  The perfect place to retreat to and relax.

 

 

Matterport 3D tour here.

Getting Around 

  • 93 Walk-Score
  • 54 Transit Score
  • 93 Bike Score
  • Half mile to Downtown Ballard
  • 3 miles to Golden Gardens Park (and dog park!)
  • 5 miles to downtown Seattle

Watch the Video Here

The Fine Print:

  • Listed at $675,000
  • Over review date = Tuesday Sept 8th
  • 2 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms
  • 900 square feet
  • 1,350 square foot lot
  • 2020 annual taxes $5,628
  • One car off-street parking
  • NWMLS #1655576
  • Sold on 10/8/2020 for $675,000

Virtual Open House on Facebook at Sunday, September 6th and 10am