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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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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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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So You’ve Decided to Sell…

You’re gonna put your house on the market. And it’s a big deal. It always is. People don’t just move for the fun of it.

Job change
Baby on the way
A new relationship has formed, or ended.
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Whatever the reason, it is stressful. And getting as much equity out of your home as possible is very important.

I get it. I do! 10 years and 100’s of houses Sold later, I have heard a lot of fears about moving.

So why…WHY!… would you trust this massive life change and huge financial transaction to a random agent or friend who just got their license last week?
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At least ask the following 3 Questions:
1) How many homes have they sold?
2) Who will take the photographs?
3) How do they analyze the Buyer’s contracts?

The Real Estate agent you want:
1) Should possess experience
2) Hire professionals to do photographs (no pictures from the camera on the phone!)
3) Demonstrate knowledge in how to examine a contract to see if the buyer is truly qualified
Benjamin Haynes

I’m Georgia. My friends call me Peach. And I live in Kirkland where I work on behalf of both buyers and sellers in Real Estate since 2003. Follow me @KirklandPeach.

3 Reasons My New Listing Rocks

FRESH!! Listed on the NWMLS less than 24 hours. (MLS #650103)

Here are 3 reasons why this condo is unique and you should consider buying it:

1) It is large and open for a 2-story condo…1344 square feet!

2) It has a detached garage AND an additional designated parking spot. 2 spots…whaaaa?!

3) It does not overlook I405, a parking lot or any other commercial structure.

BOOM!

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5 Things To Do Before Showing Your Home

The sign is in the yard, and your home is now on the MLS. Buyers will want to see your home ASAP. Here’s what you do before each showing:

1) Turn on all the lights.
– Bring out the colors, show off light fixtures, appear warm and inspiring. A well lit home is an attractive home.
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2) Close the toilet bowl lids.

– So simple, yet so affective. It keeps the Buyers mind from diverting to unnecessary images.

3) Bake cookies or a bread.

– Oldest trick in the book. It still works. Delicious smells illicit sweet home memories.
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4) Clear any clutter from the entry way…shoes, bags, umbrellas, dog leash..whatever. Just make it easy to enter.
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5) Make sure the temperature is appealing. Not too hot. Not too cold. You want the Buyers to feel as comfortable as possible.

Whether you are selling in Kirkland or Carnation, I can help you with sound data and 10+ years experience in Real Estate.

5 Open Houses You Should See Sunday

Open Houses are fun, informative and accessible. Here are 5 you should see. Better yet, call me and I will take you personally.

1) Upland Green: $423,000…..13617 135th Ave NE

2) North Rose Hill: $423,000…..  13021 NE 100th St

3) Juanita: $449,950…..7712 NE 141st St

4) North Rose Hill: $499,000…..11204 127th Ave NE

5) East of Market: $1,000,000…..1217 1st St

Kirkland By The #s

50+ parks

6 Public Docks

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2 Weekly Farmers Markets (June- September)

–          Kirkland Wednesday Market

–          and Juanita Beach Park Farmers Market

75/100 on Walkscore   

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18 Distinct Neighborhoods

8 Roasty places to fuel your caffeine addiction

138 Homes Currently For Sale

67 Condos Currently For Sale

215 Single Family Homes SOLD in the last 6 months: $250,000-5.5Mil

187 Condominiums SOLD in the last six months: $63,000- 4.79 Mil

$26,928 Possibly the most expensive annual taxes I’ve seen in Kirkland*

* on a home Sold for 5.5 Mil in Houghton (10316 NE 60th St.)

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3 Homes that sold in the last 6 months, all for $640,000

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As pictured: East of Market, Holmes Point, North Rose Hill.

7.4% Increase in home prices compared to April 2013.

 

12 of My Favorite Condos for Sale In Kirkland

So you want to live in the DTK huh? I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in Downtown Kirkland anyway? Water views, lots of parks, tennis courts, trails, playgrounds, awesome restaurants and nightlife and everyone on the Eastside wants a piece.

By the way…

The Second Friday Art and Wine Walk is finally here! Featuring fabulous art and wine at the Kirkland Warehouse Wineries in Kirkland.

Ready to make Kirkland your permanent address? Here are 12 Condos for sale right now that range from 250,000 to 1.5Mil with my own notes about the location or condo complex.

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