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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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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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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Home Is Where the Christmas Tree Is.

Home is where the Christmas tree is!

Or where the Menorah is lit. Or the Kwanzaa candles burn bright.

This time of year I can’t help but to think about how awesome my “job” is.

Mom and I love working with our buyers and sellers all year ’round but this time of year is special!

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Walking through houses and writing contracts does not even begin to reveal the best part of being a Realtor. The reward is seeing all of you in your homes, with your family, new babies and friends enjoying the spirit of the season and a good Seahawks win!

When our clients post pictures of their houses decorated with lights on their “1st” Christmas tree on Facebook it makes me smile so big!

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I have so much joy knowing that I played a critical role in helping my buyers find and purchase their home.

With much bad news in the media about ISIS and random acts of terror, I can’t help but to focus on the love that this season brings. This year more than ever my Christmas wish is: Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men.

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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.

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.