Shoreline, WA Real Estate News

By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Dо Pets Affect A Shoreline Home Sale? It іѕ common fоr money tо bе lost durіng а Shoreline home sale due tо issues wіth pets. People lооkіng fоr а nice nеw home fоr thеmѕеlvеѕ аnd thеіr family mау nоt bе pet people аnd саn gеt vеrу disturbed іf thеу ѕее аn animal running аrоund thе home. Whеn уоu аrе trуіng tо gеt thе mоѕt money роѕѕіblе оut оf уоur house, соnѕіdеr thеѕе potential pet problems аnd solutions. Removing visible signs оf pets First impressions саn bе key whеn іt соmеѕ tо а Shoreline home sale. Thеrе іѕ nо nееd tо mаkе іt knоwn thаt уоu hаvе pets іn уоur house, unlеѕѕ оthеrwіѕе stated bу law. Yоu ѕhоuld nеvеr lie аbоut hаvіng а pet, but іf thе topic dоеѕ nоt соmе up, thеrе rеаllу іѕ nо nееd tо mention it. Here аrе а fеw thіngѕ уоu саn dо tо mаkе іt lеѕѕ obvious thаt уоu hаv...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Fast And Safe Sale Of Shoreline Wa. Real Estate Property   The Shoreline real estate market has changed a lot over the last few years. This has made it more challenging to sell homes quickly leaving homeowners frustrated. Selling a house is made harder by the fact that it is not a liquid investment like stocks. Below are some situations that demand a fast sale of property. Difficulty Selling a Property This situation occurs when there is stiff competition in the market and a variation of prices, giving the buyers many options. Arrears You may be having trouble meeting your monthly repayment obligations and need to sell your home quickly. A Declaration of Bankruptcy If you are declared bankrupt, you may want to sell your property to resolve some of the financial issues you are facing. H...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
The Current State Of Real Estate –Means For Shoreline WA.  Homeowners While you may be aware of the current Shoreline real estate conditions, you may not know about the state of things across the rest of the country and with our neighboring country. The economy is currently experiencing some significant troubles in areas of the U.S. and that’s definitely having an impact on the real estate industry. Unemployment is on the rise across the States, starting salaries are on the decline, and that means that fewer and fewer people set out to buy a new home each year. People looking to sell property have responded to these changes a few different ways. In some markets, the average sale price of a house has been declining over the past few years. Motivated sellers have been forced to take less...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
The Pros and Cons of a Shoreline Two Story House   With the growing population and the high cost of land, two story houses have become very popular especially in urban areas. There are both advantages and disadvantages to this type of house. Here are some of the most common pros and cons to consider about Shoreline two story houses. Pros of a Two Story House   Space Utilization A Shoreline two story house requires less land than a bungalow. You can make use of a small piece of land to construct a more spacious house. Design and Style Many people find Shoreline two story houses appealing to the eye and many of these beautiful structures are being used as hotels and guest houses. You can build your dream house in a smaller piece of land and leave enough room for a beautiful garden. Inter...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Richmond Beach Real Estate Resource:   Want to know what is happening in Shoreline, Wa's Richmond Beach neighborhood?   Interested in moving to Richmond Beach?   Want to see all the latest Richmond Beach homes for sale?   Are you thinking about selling your Richmond Beach home? If you answered yes to any of these or are just curious about Richmond Beach then you should head over to RichmondBeachView.com and meet Therese Byrne from my Cooper Jacobs Real Estate office.  Therese is a long time resident of Richmond Beach and also happens to be a Realtor extraordinaire.       If you have been wondering where to find the best Richmond Beach real estate agent, then I highly recommend this one.  You can reach Therese at 206-660-9698.  She is friendly and informative.  She can also tell you all ...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Buying Your First Shoreline Home - Co-Buying Options Part 2  Part1 There are so many things to consider if you want to buy your first Shoreline Washington home with somebody else. What if one party no longer wants to own the house, wants to sell and the other one isn’t ready yet? What if there is a sudden emergency and one party can no longer work or is unexpectedly let go from his place of employment for one reason or another? These situations can easily arise from time to time and the best way to handle them is by implementing some basic principles and rules before any official signing takes place.   When one party wants out   What would happen if one person no longer wants to have a part ownership in the property? Can they sell their percentage of the property to another person?   Y...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
  Buying Your First Shoreline Home  Co-Buying Options Part 1  If you are having a hard time scraping together the money required to make a down payment on your first Shoreline home purchase you do have an option that you may not have considered before. Have you ever thought about co-purchasing a home with one of your close friends or relatives? This may be the solution that you need to start investing your money into Shoreline real estate. A lot of people overlook this option since it is quite a jump to take on a business relationship with a friend or member of your family. Also, this kind of endeavor must only be made with a trustworthy person. Anyone that has not yet reached this level within your trust group should not be used for this type of arrangement since many friendships have...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Clearing The Clutter Before Your Shoreline Move   Moving can be a very stressful time, to say the least, but there is one thing that you can do to really take a lot of the frustration out of your Shoreline move. You can de-clutter well before moving time to reduce the load being moved and to make things a lot easier on yourself. Moving is the action of packing up your valuables and possessions and then moving them to your new place. A lot of people confuse this action with organizing. They are, in fact, two completely different cycles that need to get done before the move takes place. Trying to do them both at the same time is a major cause of moving stress.   Organize beforehand Take the organizing part of your Shoreline move and do it on its own before the packing starts. Make sure th...
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By John
(Green City Window and Door)
Window Replacement Shoreline can be one of your home's most attractive features. Window Replacement Shoreline can provide you with convenient ventilation, ease of use, superior natural light, and cleaning convenience not found in older windows. If you have an older home, or inefficient windows you could be throwing up 30% of your heating and cooling dollars out the window, literally. On average, with Window Replacement Shoreline, the owner could expect to recoup approximately 69% upon the sale of the home when replacing their older windows with Window Replacement Shoreline from Green City Window and Door. Green City Window and Door  http://Greencitywindow.com : We are a General Contractor with over 45 years of experience in the building trades specializing in replacing residential windo...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Do You Have To Get A Mortgage At A Bank To Buy A Shoreline Home? If you have never purchased a home before you may be wondering whether you need to buy a Shoreline home using a bank mortgage or whether there are different options available. There are certainly other choices than just banks for mortgages and in some cases they may be much cheaper!       Here are some of your options for getting a home loan. Credit Unions A credit unit can be a great resource for a mortgage when you want to buy a Shoreline home. You need to belong to one of the unions first before you can make an application for one. There are a lot of different credit unions - one to meet almost anyone's needs. Just look on the Internet and find out which ones in the area you qualify to work with and check their loan ter...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
If you are having a problem finding a Shoreline real estate agent there are some key points you should go over during your first interview. These are some of the most critical things that you should be looking for in an agent before hiring one. Experience -When was the last time you sold a property? This will give you a basic understanding of what that agent can offer in terms of getting your property sold quickly. Have you ever sold a property similar to mine or within the same location?  If the Shoreline real estate agent answers yes then you know that he has experience with your type of property. You should then find out how much the house was sold for in relation to the original asking price. Reliability - How much time can you dedicate to me? Serious sellers will want a real estat...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Ready to spruce up your Shoreline, Wa.  home for this fall? Here are a few different areas you can focus on to help you get started. Room color can have a huge impact on the overall appearance of your house. Heading to your local home decor supply store to pick up a tub or two of colored paint in fall tones would be a great way to start. Even if you decide to paint only one room, it will still help liven up your house, especially with something totally vibrant and different - a bright orange or deep green shade. Go shopping!  Another idea is to re-decorate a room with fall-colored furniture. If you have been thinking about getting some new furniture, do it now. If it’s not in your budget, pick up some couch or chair covers in a fun new shade of autumn. Having various types of plants on ...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
Have you ever taken the time to sit down and really examine your Shoreline real estate goals? Most people seem to run haphazardly into real estate and many regret their buying decision. Don't let this happen to you. Sit down and connect with your goals to figure out exactly what you want to achieve with real estate now and in the coming years. What are your short-term goals? Well, you can first get started by determining that you certainly need a place to live. If you have enough money to buy a piece of property it is much better than renting. You'll have a lot more freedom to make choices with your Shoreline property by buying instead of renting. Basically your short-term goals will include finding a living space that you can afford that serves your needs or those of your family. You s...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
If you want to purchase either a house or a condo you should definitely consult a Shoreline real estate guide prior to finalizing anything. These guides will show the pros and cons of the different neighborhoods and what they have to offer. Why you should use a Shoreline real estate guide You should consult a Shoreline real estate guide for more information on what to look for in certain neighborhoods. Each neighborhood will have its own qualities and downfalls that will make it either a desirable place to live or not. Also, different neighborhoods will draw in different kinds of people. For example, a young student-oriented neighborhood would not attract an elderly retired couple looking for peace and quiet. A Shoreline real estate guide will help you find out exactly what it is you sh...
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By Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience
(206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com)
  If you have ever considered of investing in real estate now is the best time to do it. Prices are only destined to rise and you can quickly learn how to invest in Shoreline like a pro. You’ll have to make sure that you spend some time studying the topic, however, since this type of investment is very expensive. Also, since there is such a large amount of money involved, a lot of things can go wrong if you are not careful.   Know Your Investment Areas   When you are looking to invest in a house or any other type of real estate property you need to know more about your investment areas. If you focus your energy and research in one specific area you will have a better chance of succeeding. Having your investments spread out too thin can make it more difficult to stay on top of the lates...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
I Forgot to Tell you Your Offer Was Not AcceptedI Forgot to Tell you Your Offer Was Not AcceptedPleasant agent on the phone.“I didn’t hear back from you. You said there were four offers. Did we get the house?”“What was the name of the buyer? ““Oh, yeah. Let me see where we are. We ended up getting 5 offers. Just got the last one earlier today. The phone has been ringing non stop.”I look in Equator under the property - and I can’t find the buyer’s name on any of the offers. A cold chill goes up my back. Did we lose an offer? Did we just not present it at all?I put the name into Outlook. Lots of emails with this agent. Good sign. But where is the offer?“What property was this on?”“The Shoreline house.” “OH!!! I’m sorry, we have had 3 multiple offers going this week and one of our staff ha...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Most Shoreline waterfront homes are on high bluffs over the Puget Sound, as was the most recent sale.  A 3,180 square foot home on the high bank waterfront of Innis Arden was sold on the last day of June for $1,317,000.  It's a significant sale for the area, with a strong sales price for most of Shoreline outside of The Highlands or Llandover by the Sound. This home is a mid-century modern home with walls of West-facing glass to capture the sunsets.  It was on the market for a few months in 2010, and then came back on the market this spring and sold after just 51 days.  The final sale was at 94% of the final list price. 18365 17th Place NW, Shoreline WA 98177 - 3 beds, 2.75 baths, 3,180 sq ft - $1,317,000
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By Diana Young
(Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties)
We staged this cute starter home in the North Seattle area of Shoreline last week. This week the home is under contract!  Here is a photo of the living room: orange, yellow, chocolate brown and a touch of green - one of our "go-to" color palettes for staging. Staging by SISTERS Interior Redesign, Edmonds, WA, 425.776.7890, sisters@sistersredesign.com Photos:  Rick Landreth, Windermere Real Estate, Edmonds, WA Give your listing the competitive advantage of professional staging and photography.  Contact us today for a complimentary quote. We look forward to working with you!
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
Do You Remember Me?Do You Remember Me?The phone call came in the middle of a busy day.You sold us our house a long time ago in the neighborhood. You still live there?Yes we do!I know you are still in real estate, because we looked you up online.Yes, I am still selling...We have moved to California. Our daughter and her family live in the house you sold us. We have a rental property that needs to be sold. Could you handle that for us?Thus began the conversation that led to one of my listings lately. It was 17 years ago that I sold them their house. I remember it well. It is a big house and they had 5 beautiful children. One of those kids grew up, got married, has children now, and lives in the house.My favorite memory of the event was a demonstration on a third or fourth showing of the ...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Michael J Good in my office just listed this one today and it is quite nice - two master suites! This beautiful Shoreline WA home captures a unique grace and elegance seldom found in this price point. Experience the gleaming wood floors in living / dining / sitting "great room" while still capturing the chef's kitchen with terracotta tile floors, skylight, center island, and breakfast bar. Get drawn in by the classic 40's era front elevation, a side sun deck, and a level back yard with covered picnic area. Large double garage plus shop, 2 masters, designer touches and colors throughout--all in a wonderful Shoreline neighborhood in award winning school district. Too much to list, and too lovely of a home to pass up--get inside...  2 bed 1.75 bth, utility room. Oversized garage, with work...
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