Kirkland Condos & Townhomes Selling 10% Over Listed Price.

The average condo and townhome in Kirkland is selling about 10% over list price.

Some are selling in even more extreme bidding war scenarios and I’ve highlighted 3 that I have shown and toured in the last 30 days.

12016 101st Ave NE #G2, Kirkland 98034-6734

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At this condo in Juanita, my Buyer and I stood outside in the rain and talked about the siding that day. You could literally put your finger in holes in the siding where it was rotting and without a doubt the condo would need future work/repairs.

It was listed for $300,000 and sold for $367,000. 

The next condo, located behind the Kirkland Post Office -used to be apartments. My sister rented here for years. The insulation is thin (read: you can clearly hear your neighbors) and the bi-fold closet doors used to fall off.  

224 9th St #G-304, Kirkland 98033

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This one was listed for $348,000 and sold for $400,000.  $52,000 over list!

Kirkwood condos, top floor end unit. This condo is located conveniently close to the Kirkland Cross Corridor trail. However, it was built in 1985 and has textured walls and popcorn ceilings and is in need of a master bathroom make-over.

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404 10th St #D-301, Kirkland 98033
That condo was listed for $325,000 and sold for $385,000.  60K over list!
These are extreme but they are not rare. The average sale price in the Kirkland area is 10% over list.

If you go further North to Bothell, Kenmore and North Kirkland the average list over sale price is 5%.

This is a lot more manageable for most 1st time home buyers.  I think if you can focus on this area you will:

  1. have a better opportunity to compete in a bidding war
  2. not have to bid as high
  3. experience greater growth in your equity over the next 3-5 years

 

My name is Georgia. Friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been helping Buyers and Sellers 13 years. Call me to discuss your home value or how to write the most competitive offer possible in a competitive market like this! 206.948.0431

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Eating, Playing, Kissing and Canoodling: Valentine’s in Kirkland

Do you feel the pressure of Cupid’s bow because you’ve been slow to hatch the perfect Valentine’s Day plan? Don’t worry about it. I’ve got you covered with a few ideas that are sure to put a smile on your sweetheart’s face—and ensure that Cupid’s arrow is aimed at his or her heart, not your head!

Indoor Options

  1. If a fancy, romantic dinner will do the trick for your ideal Valentine’s Day date, Ristorante Paradiso is the place to dine. Serving quintessential Italian cuisine with a wonderful wine list, this stellar restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere and a local vibe. But, it’s always packed—so be sure to make a reservation!
  2. When you’re ready for dessert (and, really, who isn’t?) be sure to make your way to Lady Yum for a scrumptious and delectable assortment of mouth-watering macarons and champagne. 

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  1. If you’re looking for a more casual night out with your sweetheart, why not keep it low key and have a few local beers or ciders and play a round or two of Mini Golf at Flatstick Pub? It’s always fun, and you can even bring your pooch—because I know who is really the love of your life, am I right?

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Outdoor Options

It’s hard to choose favorites when there are so many gorgeous parks and beautiful water views in Kirkland but here are my “Top Three” because of their spectacular sunset views around Lake Washington.

  1. Lake Lane
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  2. David E. Brink Park dock 


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3. And this cute, little chair for two at Carillon Point 

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When you post on Facebook or Instagram or tweet about your experiences in and around town, be sure to use #kirklandpeach to showcase our beautiful community—I may just feature your experience in my next post!

My Name is Georgia, friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I have been helping Buyers and Sellers for 14 fun years! 206.948.0431

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Totem Lake Drone Flyover

2017 in Kirkland has some big changes ahead in Totem Lake! Check out the redev as seen through this flyover provided by Blake Swanson.
Word on the street is that Chick fil-A is planning to open soon in Kirkland following the demolition of Denny’s Restaurant in Totem Lake.
 
If you live within a 2 mile radius of Totem Lake, you can expect your property values to see some major gains as this entire area is redeveloped! Woot Woot!
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3 Things To Do Before You Sell Your Home

keep-calm-i-m-number-oneA Full Home Inspection.

Knowledge is power. Take the fear out of the dreaded inspection by doing it yourself! This is everything! No Buyer will be able to surprise you with a repair or reduction in purchase price when you already know what’s behind the paint and under the house.

number 2 Shampoo the Carpets.

No odor is the best odor! Think: New Car Smell. It’s clean and fresh and ready for the Buyer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened the door for a Buyer to show a home, and a funky odor seeps out of the house! This happens all the time. It’s the first impression for the Buyer and it will literally make or break a potential offer.

number 3 Beauty Bark.

It’s cheap, easy and effective. Nothing says groomed and ready more than a fresh lawn and fresh beauty bark. Curb appeal is what gets the Buyer excited to GO INTO THE HOME. You can’t get an offer if the Buyer is not even compelled to go inside and take a look. And like a book cover, it’s a good indication of what’s inside!

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I’m a Second Generation Realtor obsessed with Real Estate since 1999.

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206.948.0433 | @KirklandPeach | GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com

Just Listed! An Idyllic Escape $714,500

 

Live and Listed- ready for offers! Experience sensational Lake Washington views with the natural splendor backdrop of the Olympic Mountains & Seattle city skyline.

 

This 1400 square foot top floor condo will leave you breathless.

 

The definition of lifestyle living; your boat in view from your deck overlooking peaceful Juanita Bay.

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Enjoy air conditioned living spaces served by thoughtful interior cosmetic updates throughout.

Luxurious 5-piece Master bath. Ample living room + formal dining room. Private coveted condo living.

 

Private garage with 2 parking places and ample guest parking outside the gate.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been representing Sellers and Buyers since 2004. 206.948.0431

@KirlandPeach  | Join in the conversation at www.Facebook.com/LivingKirkland

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Kirkland Condos Are My Jam!

I’m obsessed with Kirkland and selling some of the finest boutique waterfront properties in 98033 and 98034. I’m great at working with HOA’s and Property Management firms! This is where most agents get jammed up! Not me.

I live, work, and play in Kirkland! That’s why I go by @KirklandPeach

You can count on me to represent your sale with maximum strategy for your ROI. It’s not about a sign in the yard; half of these condos won’t even allow for signage! It’s about pricing and presentation!

Sunset Pointe Condo. Houghton. Sold!

 

6620 Lake Washington Blvd. “The Park” Sold.

 

733 Lakestreet Condo. Sold.

 

375 Kirkland Ave. The Boulevard, Sold.

 

Coming Soon! Juanita Shores.

What is the value of your condo? Let’s talk. Timing and strategy are everything. Let’s get real about your home value while the market is hot.

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GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com | 206.948.0431 | http://www.Facebook.com/KirklandLiving

Maximum Strategy, Maximum Profit in Newport Hills

2 solid offers resulted in a bidding war for my Sellers in Newport Hills, Bellevue.

The market is hot, but it takes knowledge and experience to filter the offers, pick the best buyer and ensure that the house goes from “For Sale” to “Sold” in the next 30 days. It’s more than my sign in the yard it’s 15 years of experience that guide my Real Estate practice.

Check out the gorgeous pics of my staged listing in Newport Hills for $848,900.

 

Light, Warmth & Natural tones throughout this Northwest Contemporary home atop Newport Hills. Serene territorial views encompass the open concept living, dining & kitchen spaces. Outdoor living at its best w/ tiered decks & patio spaces to fit all your summer company. Deep & rich tones of exposed beams & hardwood floors. Rec room to suit your biggest gathering. Loads of storage on lower. Brand new stainless appliances in kitchen & thoughtful updates throughout. Minutes to Newport Hills park.

MLS #942057

Sold price to be disclosed in 30 days.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. Call me to discuss your home’s value and the strategy involved in selling at the right time, for the right price. 206.948.0431/ GeorgiaWall@JohnLScott.com

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Pricing, Presentation, Promotion? √√√

So you want to sell your home…now what? Your home value, let’s talk about that. It is a BIG DEAL. Don’t leave the biggest investment of your life up to an estimate based off an algorithm. It takes correct pricing, well planned out presentation and expert promotion.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been helping Buyers and Sellers with real estate for 12+ years. 206.948.0431

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4 offers In 4 Days. Maximum Strategy, Maximum Profit.

We did it again! So pleased to announce that my Bellevue condo listing is now under Mutual Agreement and Pending close.

$255,900 is an excellent price for this zip code- Bellevue 98005. However, it does not mean that we skimmed on marketing whatsoever.

My strategy along with the cooperation of the Seller included: fresh interior paint throughout, staging, high quality HDR photos, extended open house schedule and more.

Every house deserves the best marketing out there to maximize the potential that the Seller stands to make. That’s my job and I intend to deliver!

Find more videos and real estate info on GeorgiaLeeWall.com  and follow me on Twitter @KirklandPeach.

My name is Georgia. My friends call me Peach. I live in Kirkland where I’ve been helping buyers and sellers for 12+ years. 206.948.0431

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