Shoreline, WA Real Estate News

By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Join award winner Green Builder Martha Rose at Shoreline’s 9th annual NW SolarFest.  Martha will be showcasing her latest high performance homes “City Cabins” at Indian Wall and Columbia Station. Learn first-hand what goes into to making and designing of these next generation houses.   9th Annual NW SolarFest: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair Saturday July 28th, 2012 Shoreline Community College New Hours: 10am-6pm (exhibits) The premier renewable energy and sustainable living event in the state, Shoreline Solar Project sponsors and/or produces: – Energy Wise Holiday Lighting contest – Solar powered model car races – North King County Green Business Forum – Shoreline Green Business Program – Seminars and Hands-on workshops   Music, food and beer garden open until 8 pm Graham K...
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By Cooper Jacobs, Real Estate Brokers - Seattle
(Looking For A Seattle Realtor? COOPERJACOBS.COM)
309 NE 163rd St Shoreline WA 98155 Quality, Style, & great spaces in this beautiful Ridgecrest neighborhood Shoreline home! Three bedroom, but can live like a four bedroom. Updated kitchen w/ stainless & eating bar overlooking large living room, dining rm, & French doors out to deck overlooking large fenced back yard. Fruit trees, patio, & tons of sunny garden space. Two bedrooms up w/ full bath & another great guest room/office plus large family room and additional recreational space which could be used as a fourth bedroom. 3 Bedrooms 1.5 Baths 2060 Square Feet Built in 1955 This is a GREAT house!  Only $365,000 Listed by Courtney Cooper, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate   If you are interested in this Shoreline home or other Shoreline real estate, please let us know!
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
NW SolarFest Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair The 9th annual NW SolarFest takes place Saturday July 28, 2012 at Shoreline Community College.  The annual outdoor regional event is supported by the City of Shoreline, Shoreline Community College, Seattle City Light and many others and is organized by Shoreline Solar Project. The free event will run from 10 am to 6 pm atShoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, with the beer garden and the live music continuing until 8 pm. Metro Route 5, 331 and 345 serve the college on Saturdays.  Highlights include: Performances by The Not-Its (12pm), Lost Lander (2:30pm), Ravenna Woods (4:30pm), and Baby Gramps (6:30pm) Main Stage Graham Kerr, formally known as the Galloping Gourmet is a featured speaker (12:45pm) Blue Stage...
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By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
I was at Twin Ponds, Shoreline, WA, the other day and noticed peculiar circular structures in the shallow water.  There were maybe two dozen of these circles around the pond at various locations   They are fish nests. Who would have ever thought that a fish could build a nest. I am not much of a fisherman---I am much better at eating them than in fishing for them.  As near as I can tell they are some sort of fresh water bass.  If anyone out there knows better I would love the input. They apparently build these rings by creating currents with their tails which blows the sand up into these ring formations.  One fish typically hangs out in the circle to keep debris from impacting the eggs that are laid in the nest.  In the picture above you can see one such fish at about 4 o’clock.   Charl...
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By Mike Novak
(Keller Williams)
Shoreline luxury homes make up a small, exclusive percentage of a very attractive market in the Pacific Northwest.  The city of Shoreline has much to offer its residents; from the award-winning schools, easy access to freeways and highways, waterfront properties and numerous parks and recreational activities, Shoreline is quickly becoming a very popular place to live and fits nicely within the parameters established by the prevailing climates and cultures of Seattle; which is to say greatly diverse.  Many home owners are taking advantage of the prime real estate Shoreline has to offer while not having to divulge in the prices that Seattle demands; albeit only being 15 minutes out of downtown. Shoreline luxury homes are maintaining a level of value that is promising this early after a re...
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By Mike Novak
(Keller Williams)
Shoreline Condos for sale make up a still-developing market currently.  Despite the velocity with which the single family home market is gaining such positive momentum with buyers, the condos for sale in Shoreline are slower to the draw.  This is proved through the numbers: the total inventory of Shoreline condos for sale is down 55% from two years ago, the median days on market are actually up 5% from two years ago, and while the median listing price is down 17% from that same time, on a positive note it is up 7% from just one month ago.  The long term effects of a tough market are slowly dissipating in the market of Shoreline condos. I did a search for all listings of Shoreline condos for sale and my findings weren't surprising after reading some of these statistics.  What I found was...
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By Mike Novak
(Keller Williams)
Shoreline homes for sale have become a particularly hot market in the last 6 months.  Over the past two years, the inventory for single family homes in Shoreline have dropped by 52%, meaning the demand for Shoreline homes for sale has increased as the real estate market has started to stabilize. The average days on market for a home in Shoreline is currently 49 days, down 60% from six months ago! When I did a search for Shoreline homes for sale between $150K & $300K, twenty-five properties came up un-distressed, as opposed to seventeen in distress!  With such a close margin in this particular price range of Shoreline homes for sale, this is a major positive for prospective buyers because this means that prices will continue to hover in this affordable range and the value of these proper...
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
  This is an appealing 3 bedroom home for sale in Shoreline, WA that includes a large lot in a park-like setting and a handy storage shed in the back of the house. Perched on a gently rolling, expansive lawn, the 3 bedroom home for sale is surrounded by mature trees in a quiet neighborhood. This attractive single-family 3 bedroom home for sale is a slate-blue rambler with pretty white trim. Inside of this 3 bedroom home for sale, you will discover ample living space lined by lots of windows that let the light in and allow for magnificent views from every room. The den of this 3 bedroom home for sale in Shoreline, Washington has a fireplace and would probably be your room of choice to hang out with the family and watch television or play games. And there’s nothing more romantic on a chil...
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By Diana Young
(Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties)
We staged this occupied home last week in the Shoreline area of North Seattle.  The agent had seen a home we had staged nearby which sold at the first open house and wanted us to assit him in getting this listing "show ready". The upstairs had a great sectional, but there was very little color or "wow" in this room prior to staging. After staging:  We brought in color with artwork, toss pillows, and a throw on the ottoman.  We also moved the sectional so it was centered under the window and away from the wall to create more balance in the room.  Before staging the ottoman was being used as an end table to hold the telephone. After staging:  The large ottoman now acts as a coffee table/ottoman and the large t.v. is balanced by a black sofa table and additional lighting seen on the left i...
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By Mike Novak
(Keller Williams)
Shoreline new homes for sale are becoming a particularly hot market right now.  Over the past two years, the inventory for new homes in Shoreline have dropped by a whopping 53%, meaning the demand for Shoreline new homes for sale has increased as the market has started to stabilize. The average days on market for a home in Shoreline are 41 days, down 25% from two years ago, while the median price per square foot is down to just $190!  This demand for new single family homes has obviously not gone unnoticed. When I did a search for Shoreline new homes for sale between $300 & $500, fifty-seven new properties came up un-distressed, as opposed to only FIVE properties in distress!  This is a great sign for the value of the Shoreline new homes for sale, because with a smaller percentage of fo...
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By Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA
(Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage)
This Preforeclosure 1 Bedroom Condo in Richmond Beach, Washington is your opportunity to own your own place in a well located complex in Richmond Beach near shopping, library, nature trails, restaurants, & a Saltwater park. Step out from your home into a beautifully landscaped yard with lots of Rhodies & & other flowers as well, along with a nicely appointed outdoor pool that is fully fenced. This Preforeclosure 1 Bedroom Condo in Richmond Beach, Washington home is ready for you to make it your own with a major remodel & priced accordingly. Don't wait on this one cause they do not get much cheaper than this in this type of location!    
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Open Today & Tomorrow, Come see this awesome new listing! 2535 NW 195th Place, Shoreline 98177   4 Bedrooms 3.25 Baths 3337 Square feet Built in 1999 Here is the description from the NWMLS: This stunning, modern NW contemporary w/sophistication takes advantage of Sound and Olympic views and professional landscaping will have you never wanting to leave home. Whether entertaining or relaxing, the main floor is comprised of a sleek kitchen w/quartz and charcoal cabinets, elegant dining and living room focused on the views. Relaxing master suite w/spa bath, den, deck and more views! Radiant heat, media rm, detached garage w/guest quarters included. Voila! You're on vacation at home! Open house today and tomorrow 1-4PM  2535 NW 195th PL $950,000
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Richmond Beach View Homes For Sale? 2535 NW 195th Place, Shoreline 98177 The quintessential Richmond Beach Luxury View Home - This is one of the most unique and special homes I have seen in years and the owner has a distinct care of details like none other I have seen.  Still somehow, it lives comfortably and relaxed despite the luxurious finish work.  The serene beauty that surround this home is like no other and it is an absolute dream. 4 Bedrooms 3.25 Baths 3337 Square feet Built in 1999 Here is the description from the NWMLS: This stunning, modern NW contemporary w/sophistication takes advantage of Sound and Olympic views and professional landscaping will have you never wanting to leave home. Whether entertaining or relaxing, the main floor is comprised of a sleek kitchen w/quartz a...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report Condos in Shoreline, Washington2011 Market Report Condos in Shoreline, WashingtonShoreline real estate was on a lot of residents minds this last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends in this 2011 Market Report Condos in Shoreline, Washington.I would characterize Shoreline real estate activity as brisk and picking up based on the experience of the Phil Leng Team. We sold 68 homes this past year, with an average market time of 49 days.The overall statistics for Shoreline are encouraging. Look at the graph below. The Red bar is the number of condos for sale in any given month. The Green bar is the number sold in any given month. Which of these two categories would you want to be in? If you choose The Phil Leng Team to sell your prope...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report for Shoreline, Washington2011 Market Report for Shoreline, WashingtonReal estate was on a lot of peoples minds last year. Now that 2011 is over we can report activity, averages and trends.Shoreline real estate activity has been brisk and increasing based on the experiences of the Phil Leng Team. We have sold many homes in this past year, with an average market time of 49 days.However the overall statistics for Shoreline are sobering. High volume of inventory and a realtively small percentage sold/pending.  Which of these categories do you want to be in, the red (waiting) category, or the green (sold) category? The Phil Leng Team will help you get into the sold category quicker!The trend of median sold prices in Shoreline is obscure from this next graph. The median pri...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Suggestions to Help You Prepare For An Shoreline, Wa. Open House Having a Shoreline open house is one of the best ways to sell your property. It gets potential buyers into your home and they can look around without feeling any pressure. There are some things that you can do to make your home look more appealing for prospective buyers.  Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for an Shoreline open house. 1. Your home should not have any excess clutter. It can be hard to organize everything in your home, but your counter tops should be free of anything besides necessary appliances. Dishes should be cleaned and put away. Vacuum and sweep the floors. Think about how your home looks to someone who has never seen it before. People who see a neat and tidy house are far more likely to be...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Finding A Shoreline Real Estate Agent That’s Ready to Give 100% If you are planning on buying or selling soon you'll have to find a Shoreline real estate agent that will to give 100% effort in working with their clients. One that is ready to give it his all for you. Settling for anything less is really settling for second best. There are a lot of Shoreline real estate agents out there but very few that actually put their heart and soul into making your transaction as perfect as it can possibly be. Finding an agent that will go to bat for you will get you a faster and more profitable deal every time. You see, there are a lot of agents that are simply in the game for the money. Some are just part -timers that would like to give it their all but can't because they are limited by time cons...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Finding the Right House For Retirement In Seattle Part of any real estate search is going to have to take both your present and future plans into consideration. If you are still young you may not be thinking about your retirement right now, but if you are the type that is thinking of keeping your home forever, your retirement plans are going to have to be examined when you are searching for the right house for retirement in Seattle. Plan for your health Of course you are expecting your health to stay perfect until you are at least 100 years old. This is a positive attitude to take and nobody can fault you for it. The fact is, however, that even if you live to a ripe old age and maintain good health, at some point you may not be as strong as you were at a young age. When you are 85 year...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Fix Your Countertops Before Selling Your Shoreline House!  Do you have cracked or broken countertops and plan on selling your Shoreline house? It's best to get them fixed beforehand. The kitchen and bathroom both act as major selling features for your home and you should do everything possible to keep them looking great.  How visible is the problem? If your countertop is obviously damaged you're going to have to repair or replace it. If, however, you have a hard time seeing the problem, you really don't need to worry about it. Everything doesn't have to be absolutely perfect before selling your Shoreline house; it is just the major things that stick out that will need to be handled. Can they be repaired?  It depends on the damage. In many cases small cracks and chips can be fixed profe...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
5 Tips for Shoreline, Wa. Landlords Owning a commercial property is gaining popularity with each new day. This has translated into a rapid increase in the number of new landlords today. However, property management is not an easy task, especially to new landlords. Like any other business, you need to know simple ways that you can used to make property management easy and these tips for Shoreline landlords can help. Agreement document This is basically a written agreement between you and your tenants. This agreement should stipulate the rent amount and the payment terms to be followed. You should also make it clear in this agreement how disputes, repairs, maintenance and all other factors should be handled. This contract should be signed by both parties. Management When choosing your Sh...
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