Real Estate

South Seattle Market Review: Highs, Lows & In-Betweens (Part 2)

South Seattle Market Review: Highs, Lows & In-Betweens (Part 2)

Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker agent Serena Heslop: Windermere Real Estate recently released its Seattle real estate statistics for the first quarter of 2017 (see South Seattle numbers below) and inventory remains at historic lows. It seems to be the usual story for Seattle, low inventory, lots of people moving […]

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South Seattle Market Review: Highs, Lows & In-Betweens (Part 1)

South Seattle Market Review: Highs, Lows & In-Betweens (Part 1)

Windermere Real Estate Mount Baker: Windermere Real Estate recently released its Seattle real estate statistics for the first quarter of 2017, and we’ve got your South Seattle numbers below. In the meantime, while we finally saw an increase in new listings in March, there was an even greater jump in […]

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Revitalization Planned for Long-Neglected Mt. Baker Sites

Revitalization Planned for Long-Neglected Mt. Baker Sites

Mayor Ed Murray recently signed a resolution to designate an area of the Mt. Baker neighborhood a Redevelopment Opportunity Zone (ROZ). The resolution opens the door for a new partnership between the Washington State Department of Ecology, the City of Seattle, and the nonprofit Mt. Baker Housing, creating a welcoming […]

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2017 Housing Market Predictions: Top 14 Takeaways

2017 Housing Market Predictions: Top 14 Takeaways

Earlier this month, Windermere Mount Baker Real Estate hosted a presentation on 2017 Housing Market Predictions with Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist. Gardner noted last year’s stellar market, in which a surplus of buyers and a deficit of sellers drove home prices higher across the board and answered questions such […]

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South Seattle Home Fair: Landslide & Earthquake Protection

South Seattle Home Fair: Landslide & Earthquake Protection

This weekend, the City of Seattle is hosting an event to help you prepare for an emergency. Hosted by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, this event is your chance to ask questions about your planned remodel and our permitting process, code requirements, and rental housing and tenant assistance […]

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A row of a new townhouses in Richmond, British Columbia

South Seattle Realtor: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

“Dear South Seattle Realtor” is a new column hosted by a series of hyper-local realtors with deep experience and knowledge of the South Seattle community. Send your questions to gosouthseattle@gmail.com. This month’s answer is provided by Serena Heslop with Windermere Mount Baker. She can be reached at (206) 999-8159 or […]

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Real Estate "sold" sign with red brick building and trees blurry in the background

South Seattle Realtor: New Year, New Appraisal Concerns

“Dear South Seattle Realtor” is a new column hosted by a series of hyper-local realtors with deep experience and knowledge of the South Seattle community. Send your questions to gosouthseattle@gmail.com. This month’s answer is provided by Ray Akers with Akers & Cargill Properties. He can be reached at (206) 722-4444 […]

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South Seattle Realtor: Best Place to Search for Homes Online?

South Seattle Realtor: Best Place to Search for Homes Online?

Dear South Seattle Realtor, I have a question about real estate websites. I find it very frustrating that so many of the homes I discover online are already sold. They appear available, but when I call for information I learn they were sold weeks or even months ago. Can you […]

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South Seattle Realtor: 6 Reasons NOT to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

South Seattle Realtor: 6 Reasons NOT to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

By Ray Akers, Realtor The thought of having no mortgage is the dream of those who have achieved the ‘American Dream’ of home ownership. Maybe you’ve dreamed of having a mortgage-burning party, and incinerating the mortgage documents in your patio barbeque grill, while hoisting a glass of champagne? No mortgage […]

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Sub-Bids Requested for New Rainier Avenue Building

Sub-Bids Requested for New Rainier Avenue Building

From Walsh Construction Co.: SUB-BIDS REQUESTED: (All Trades Except MEP) ESTELLE HOUSING: 3501 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144 Owner: Downtown Emergency Service Center CONSTRUCTION START: Winter 2016 Bid Date: September 23rd, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. WMBE / SECTION 3: WCC strongly encourages participation of Women and Minority Business Enterprises […]

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