DTK Spotlight on Asher Goods

You know the store…every time you pass by the glass garage door facade on Lake Street you can’t help but to smell the leather and cedar.

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The name, Asher, is partly derived from the Hebrew meaning for good or blessing.

The store exudes the warmth of a cabin and provokes a sturdy approach to mens fashion.

Walking inside you may get half of a nod from the stores “mascot” Dino. He lays under the table most days hardly doing his fair share of the chores around Asher Goods.

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Store Owners Jerry and Matt have put together a thoughtful collection of clothing and accessories to help keep the men of Kirkland looking rugged yet polished. Which – isn’t that the perfect Pacific Northwest blend?

Asher Goods opened here this summer after 2 years in Ballard and hit the Downtown Kirkland scene with a much needed manly inspired splash!

Q and A:

Kirkland Peach: What’s your favorite part of owning a story in Downtown Kirkland?

Jerry: The loyalty is fierce! Kirkland loves to support it’s own!

Kirkland Peach: What is your favorite product in the store?

Jerry: It’s hard to pick one! But typically anything made my Filsen.

Kirkland Peach: What is your favorite place to shop in Kirkland?

Jerry: When I’m not holding down the fort at Asher Goods you may find me at The Epicurean Edge.

If you haven’t yet, check them out and give Dino a little pat!!

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3 Things Your Realtor Wants to Know, But May Not Ask.

Every time I meet a new Buyer or Seller, whether or not they were referred ( & I hope they were) to me by a former client, I have slight anxiety.

Obviously, there are some basic things you *NEED* to let me know in order for me to be best equipped to help you buy or sell a home:
- location preference
- price range
- bed/bath count
- big yard/small yard
- how fast do you need to move?

You know…the usual. But there are also a few questions that I really want to know but probably won’t ask:

…at least not right of way

1) What other Realtor ( Sorority sister, Auntie, Parents Realtor, half Uncle, old college buddy) have you also interviewed that you haven’t mentioned yet?

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2) What are you actually qualified for? This said pre-approval that you mentioned on the phone, was that completed on line on a whim years ago?

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3) Are we actually hitting it off like…super awesome…or is that just in my head?

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Believe me…you are not the only one who feels a little hesitant! So let’s have some coffee and talk for real!

The sooner we get to know eachother the better job I can do for you!

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been advising Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate for over 10 years!

Sale Price by Neighborhood

Neighborhood / Average Days on Market /Average Price*

Bridal trails= 10 days/ $678,000

East of Market= 23 days (some in 4 or less) /  $1,098,000

West of market= 49 days / $1,453,000

Downtown Condos= 17 days (down from 31)/  $632,000

Juanita= 6 days/ $467,000

Houghton = 16 days / $817,000

Highlands= 9 days (2 sold in 1 day)/  $726,000

Kirkland= 20 days/ $728,500

Rose Hill = 33 days / $724,500

North Rose Hill= 20 days / $395,000

Nothing in Totem Lake in 60 days                              ____                                     ____ Only 2 condos

  • Homes in East of Market sell about 20 days faster than Homes West of Market. But also cost aprox. $400,000 less.
  • North Rose Hill is the least expensive neighborhood in Kirkland ( not including Kingsgate)
  • Juanita is out selling East of Market, West of Market, Bridal Trails, Downtown & Houghton. Just 6 days on market & each OVER list price.
  • 17 days>> the current average for “Days on Market” for Downtown Kirkland from 31 days
  • Kirkland Condos are more financially accessible than they have been since 2005.
  • Highlands, Kirkland and Rose Hill (specifically Kirkland address, not including Redmond homes) are all in the same price bracket.
  • Bridal Trails is selling over list price more than any other neighborhood.

*The last 60 days on the market

I’m so excited about this listing I could burst! A career listing years in the making!

The Wall Team lists Equestrian Estate on Sammamish Plateau

Carole and I are excited to represent our friends as the sell their Estate listing and begin a new chapter in their lives. This home ownership opportunity is so unique. Check out the exterior pictures and come through our open house this Sunday 8/31/14

601 254th Ave NE, Redmond 98074/ NWMLS 679827 / $1,078,900

Open House Sunday from 2-4pm.

Call for your private viewing: 206-948-0431

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Equestrian Estate. A truly rare opportunity to own 5+ acres on the Sammamish Plateau. Picturesque pastures w/ 3 stall barn: tongue/groove stalls, tack room served by sink + hot water heater. 3 fenced pastures w track built according to the book “Paddock Paradise” written by Jaime Jackson. Kitchen offers granite slab, stainless appliances. Main floor master w/ claw foot tub in master bath. Enormous Rec rm + 3 bdrms upstairs. Wonderful location minutes to highly rated schools & local amenities.

My New “East of Market” Listing in Kirkland! Open This Sunday from 1-4pm

Desirable East of Market location, privacy, views, and fully remodeled interior are just a few features that make this house an instant home! 3,770 SF of luxury; 4 bedrooms, home theater, chef’s kitchen, Viking range, granite counters, hardwood flooring, walk-in closets, French doors, and lovely fully-fenced backyard with play structure. Palatial master bathroom with endless light, you’ll never want to leave. Detached garage with custom cabinetry and extensive storage. Truly a must-see!

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There are two things I just absolutely love….selling homes and Kirkland properties. When they come together it’s just magic! This home is a stunner. Proud to be co-listing with Matt Van Winkle representing Remax On the Lake.

Ask me about your home value. Experience and knowledge count.

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. And I live in Kirkland where I represent Buyers and Sellers for the last 10 years in Real Estate. georgiawall@remaxot.com

#TBT Our 1st Team Business Card. So snazzy!

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Mom and I and our matching fluffy hair! This card and our logo was our first stab at team marketing.

It cracks me up when I think about the first time I met buyers and we drove to about 5 houses. I was NOT convinced that this was the job for me. And now here we are as a team 10 years later!

I’m so lucky my mom taught me everything she knows about this crazy exciting business of Real Estate.

New jobs, new babies, new locations, new life chapters…it’s an amazing career to work with buyers and sellers in the middle of big decisions. Feeling Blessed to have a mother daughter team in a career I love.

A “balanced” housing market. Coming…to a neighborhood near you.

The Northwest Multiple Listing Service has released new stats.

18% change in listings on the market over last month.

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What does that mean? It means there is a finally a little bit more on the market. Buyers are just starting to feel that shift of more homes to choose from and less pressure.

In general, 4-5 months of housing supply is considered average, or an indication of a balanced market. If the supply drops below 6 months, some consider it to be a sellers market with prices expected to rise. When supply is greater than 6 months, prices are more likely to fall.
Current housing supply is hedging up to meet the demand.

Whoa. Ya, it’s been a while since I’ve heard the word “balanced” in relation to the housing market.
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My advice:
Sellers: Set listed. Get on the market. * Les go! * Don’t wait.
Buyers: Get serious about looking. You may not see it right away but you need to at least be ready when you find it. You won’t have to give away your 1st born to buy a home. I can help you with SMART strategy.
Current home owners: Check your interest rate and ask me about your current home value. With enough equity in your home (finally) now is a good time to refinance and get that PMI dropped off your monthly payment.
Renters: Really!? Do I even need to say it? As soon as the market gets balanced out rates WILL go up. A 1% change could price you out of the market entirely. You could go from pre-approved to not-a-chance. Don’t waste time. There is not a housing bubble. Get on the home ownership bandwagon.

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I have been helping Buyers and Sellers with smart strategy for 10 years. Experience Counts.