MLS#: 1305970 – 6215 146th Place SE, Everett 98208

📍 FOR SALE 📍
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🏡 MLS#: 1305970 – 6215 146th Place SE, Everett 98208
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✅ $449,950
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Meticulously maintained rambler in desirable Silver Firs Community. This home features light filled spacious and open living areas with vaulted ceilings. Family room off Kitchen and eating nook that overlooks the beautifully landscaped backyard. Master suite with walk-in closet and on-suite bath. New carpet, vinyl & interior paint. Hot tub, water feature, raised bed garden area, sprinkler system & fully fenced. Great planned community with tennis courts, parks & trails.
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📌 Open House Schedule
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✅06/09/2018 – 12:00PM-3:00PM
✅06/10/2018 – 12:00PM-3:00PM
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📲 Jill L. – (206) 914-9055
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FOR SALE: MLS#: 1307001

🏡1516 NE 171st St, Shoreline 98155

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📍 $499,950

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Welcome to burgeoning Shoreline, where the soon-to-be light rail will whisk you away to Seattle and beyond! This adorable home sits on a generous sized lot, with a greenhouse and plenty of room for gardening. Beautiful, fully fenced, flat backyard with a shed and big shady cherry tree. The deck, covered patio, and fire pit make for perfect summer BBQ’s. The kitchen is open to the living room with a wood burning fireplace. The oversized garage also has a finished loft and storage. 4 y/o roof.

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☎️ Jennifer G. – (425) 985-8403

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🏡 OPEN HOUSE on June 10th – 1PM to 4PM 🏡

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Good To Know: Real Estate Report – Seattle

Report by:   – Research Director, Puget Sound Business Journal

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It’s no surprise residential real estate firms throughout the region have been thriving, but recent indicators have many brokers bracing for changes on the horizon.

This week’s Puget Sound Business Journal looks at the region’s top 25 residential real estate firms, which collectively sold $59 billion worth of homes in 2017. That’s up 13.2% over last year’s list.

But Moya Skillman, a founding member of Avenue Properties, said she senses “a little bit of a change occurring.”

Inventory has grown in some key areas, including pockets of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland and Mercer Island. Although it’s still down historically, Skillman said the recent increases are noticeable.

“It’s going to cause a shift and some … prices may level out a bit,” Skillman said. “The days of 45 offers and it goes in 24 hours will be a thing of the past.”

A lack of inventory is one of the biggest issues slowing down growth, along with demand for agents.

At the current rate of sales, it would take less than two months to sell every active home in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service inventory, according to a NWMLS report released in May. A balanced market is considered to be four to six months by most experts.

Avenue Properties, a luxury real estate brokerage, was the biggest mover on this year’s residential real estate firms list. The company increased its sales volume by 165% over 2016. Avenue Properties launched in February 2016, and since then has expanded into six offices — two in Seattle, one in Bellevue, one in Kirkland and two in Oregon — and has plans to enter more areas in the next year.

Avenue Properties has increased its number of local licensed brokers by 149%, adding 67 people in one year.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the Puget Sound region has one of the highest employment levels for real estate agents in the U.S., behind Houston and Atlanta. Real estate agents earn a median wage of $62,340 in the Puget Sound region. There are about 5,150 real estate agents in the Puget Sound region, compared to 8,080 in Atlanta.

The region’s shortage of skilled labor is also putting pressure on the housing market.

Sabrina Booth, a Windermere agent based in Seattle, said one of her challenges is finding tradespeople to get a house ready for the market — whether it’s fixing a small repair, hiring a house cleaner or getting a lawn mowed.

“I just spent a week trying to get somebody to mow a lawn on a listing in Magnolia,” Booth said. “I went out with a weed-eater on my own. At least the city wasn’t going to fine us for having too long of grass.”

Construction has begun on high-end apartments in Kent

Report by:   – Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal

Two Seattle-area companies have started building a 20-acre luxury mixed-use apartment project on the edge of downtown Kent where the par-three section of the city-owned Riverbend Golf Complex once operated.

Auburn-based Landmark Development Group and HAL Real Estate of Seattle are developing Marquee on Meeker, which will have a pair of six-story buildings with 120 apartments plus retail, and 21 three-story walk-up buildings, each with a dozen apartments.

Downtown Kent has seen limited multifamily development but it’s poised for growth as people who are priced out of Seattle move to South King County. Until Marquee on Meeker, the feeling among developers and real estate brokers was that rents in much of South King County aren’t high enough to justify development.

“South King County is certainly a more affordable alternative compared to Seattle or the Eastside, but there is a strong and growing demand for high-quality housing there, too,” HAL Real Estate President Jonathan Manheim said.

He did not answer a question about what the project’s pro-forma rents are and declined to provide the total development budget.

The developers this year paid $10.5 million for the golf course, which the city sold to help eliminate its golf fund debt and pay for capital improvements to Riverbend’s 18-hole course.

Located at 2030 W. Meeker St., the project is on the east edge of downtown between the Kent-Des Moines Road exit off of Interstate 5 and the Highway 167 Willis Street exit.

The developers said they have agreed to pay more than $2 million worth of improvements that are part of the city’s “Meet Me on Meeker” project, which aims to create a sense of place.

Marquee on Meeker is “a tremendous leap forward in remaking Kent’s historic main street into a living, working destination for Kent residents,” Kurt Hanson, Kent’s economic development director, said in a press release.

Landmark CEO John McKenna said the project is a chance to help return the vibrancy to Meeker he remembers from his youth.

The first phase will include one of the six-story buildings and 14 of the three-story buildings. It’s scheduled to be done in 2020 with the second phase to follow.

The general contractor is Landmark sister company FNW Inc. Studio Meng Strazzara is the architect and Sechrist Design Associates, Inc. is the interior designer. Other team members are landscape architect Thomas Rengstorf & Associates, civil engineer Navix and real estate broker Matt Kemper of JLL, who managed the city’s request-for-proposals process for the city.

HAL is a subsidiary of international holding company HAL Holding N.V. based in Curaçao. The company’s roots date to 1873 when Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart-Maatschappij (N.A.S.M.) was founded in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 1989, the company sold its principal operating unit, Holland America Line.

📌Last week’s update

Bentley Properties Update_20180521

📍SOLD
MLS: 1272970
6104 101 Place NE, Marysville 98270
LP: $319,000
SP: $339,000
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📍Pending
MLS: 1288859
15802 34th Ave E, Tacoma 98446
LP: $399,950
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MLS: 1290520
7912 NE 130th St, Kirkland 98034
LP: $675,000
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How to Avoid 9 Common Buyer Traps BEFORE Buying a Home

Avoid Paying Too Much When Buying a Home!

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