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Posts made in June, 2016


  • Stanwood

    June 29, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Delightful waterfront rambler on Lake Shoecraft, nestled on over an acre. With an abundance of windows and an open concept layout in the main living space, this home fully maximizes the stunning lake views. The kitchen, complete with a pantry, center island, and skylight, overlooks a dining area and spacious living room, showcasing dramatic vaulted ceilings. The dining area opens to a large sunroom, drenched in natural light and boasting panoramic views. The master bedroom features a walk-in closet, en suite bath and private access to the lakefront. Unwind on the glass-paneled deck, overlooking a manicured yard that softly slopes to the water’s edge. All these features, plus two additional bedrooms and full bath, a 2 car garage, RV parking and private dock – this home is truly a sparkling waterfront gem. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  StanwoodRead more

  • Seattle Real Estate Is King

    June 24, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Longtime residents of Seattle are surely amazed these days. They’ve seen the city transform from the Capital of Grunge to a sleek and bustling hub of industry. By the same token, they've also seen the cost of living soar along with the business boom. While these added expenses might be a deterrent for some homebuyers, there are actually many compelling reasons to buy Seattle real estate as soon as possible.   At the forefront is Seattle’s muscular job market. Currently, Seattle is experiencing a massive influx of industry, as multiple prominent companies are increasing their presence here. Leading the industrious charge are some of the most important tech companies in existence. Over the last few years, Seattle has welcomed the presence and expansion of companies like Uber, Facebook, Google, and Twitter.   And then, of course, there’s Amazon: a venerable giant in the tech industry, Amazon has always been a Seattle mainstay, and it’s only becoming more important with the passage of time. Overseeing several construction expansion projects, Amazon’s office space is soon expected to include over 10 million square feet. That’s a hefty sum of Seattle real estate.   What this expansion of industry means for Seattle is, of…Read more

  • Living in Washington State: The Sea

    June 20, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Each summer, my family gathered at a local beach, known locally as the Spit, to dig for “gooey-ducks,” a particularly hideous species of mollusk that burrows beneath the sand and belches fountains of salt water. On these occasions, a gaggle of relatives and family friends trudged down to the tidal flats with shovels, buckets, galoshes, metal cans or tubes, and snack-filled coolers to search for our quarry. Finding the plumed spurts of water announcing the presence of a clam, the digging would begin, and it wouldn’t stop until some poor schmuck found himself lying with one of his arms wholly submerged beneath the sand, scrabbling for the fleeing neck of the ‘duck while everyone hollered words of encouragement. Though I personally never dug for a clam (usually, I elected to perform some passive and useless task, such as alphabetically organizing our cooler of snacks, while the prone digger gasped and sputtered in a puddle of goop), I relished these occasions. They were, after all, some of my earliest trips to the Puget Sound, and that has to count for something. The Sound is unlike any other maritime environment on earth: sandwiched between the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, the Sound…Read more

  • Lynnwood 2-Story

    June 15, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Gorgeous home in the Waterstone community in North Lynnwood, convenient to freeways, shopping and parks. Enter beneath stunning cathedral ceilings that soar above a bright and airy formal living room. Gleaming hardwoods flow from the entry to an open kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances, a pantry and butler’s pantry. Entertaining is effortless when the dining nook features a glass slider that provides easy access to a large patio and beautifully manicured back yard, complete with pear and cherry trees. The formal dining room feels polished with elegant coffered ceilings. The family room, anchored by a cozy gas fireplace, offers the perfect place to unwind. Or retreat upstairs to the spacious master, complete with a 5-piece bath and sitting area. The upper level also boasts 3 additional bedrooms and a full guest bath. With these impressive features, plus an attached 3-car garage and office - this home has it all. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Lynnwood 2-StoryRead more

  • So I went on a date…. a story by Mo.

    June 14, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    So.....yes. Last Tuesday I was set up by a dear friend of mine. I never like set ups. But I trust this person, so I went for it. It was a delicious dinner and lovely setting at Manolin in Wallingford. If you go- get the "Fun Fun Fun" drink. It's a pink lemonade that is way too easy to drink. I am not someone that dates a lot- I tend to fall into relationships when its supposed to happen I think (I hope) and I don't do a lot of casual dating in between. If you've had a blind date recently, you might be able to relate a bit more to me at this moment in time. How crazy and strange is it to meet someone you've never met before at a restaurant, and hope to have a somewhat interesting and entertaining conversation for at least the time it takes you to get through that delicious smoked salmon and rockfish ceviche. So we met at 7 and talked until 10pm. If anything I can always bring conversation to the table. At Pickett Street I run all of the initial screening interviews- so I told the guy "Just FYI, you may…Read more

  • Issaquah Condo

    June 13, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Bright top floor condo perfectly located in the heart of Issaquah Highlands, walking distance to premier urban amenities. The tiled entry opens to a spacious living area, with high ceilings and an open floor plan, anchored by a peninsula kitchen that overlooks the dining and living room. The master bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet. Community amenities offer all of the comforts of condo living, including underground parking and storage, a secured lobby complete with an elevator, and beautifully maintained outdoor recreation space. All this, plus an ideal location convenient to I-90 and the Highlands Park and Ride. Call Jesse Moore at 425-502-5397 for more information. Download a PDF of the flyer here:  Issaquah CondoRead more

  • Everett Rambler

    June 13, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Impeccable rambler in the Silver Firs community of South Everett, just east of Mill Creek. Enter on slate tile, leading to a living room complete with a gas fireplace and hardwood floors that flow throughout the main living spaces. The updated kitchen feels clean and modern, with quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, an apron-front sink and subway tile backsplash.  A cheery dining room features glass french doors for effortless access to an expansive patio and back yard, and flows seamlessly into the airy family room, boasting vaulted ceilings, wall-to-wall windows, and a second gas fireplace. The master features plenty of closet space and en suite bath. With two additional bedrooms, full guest bath, 2-car garage and large, fully fenced yard - this home has much to offer. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Everett RamblerRead more

  • Marysville Short Sale

    June 13, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    The word for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house on Getchell Hill is spacious! 2350 sq ft on almost 1/3 of an acre. The large kitchen has tons of storage, an island and an atrium-like feel thanks to the oversized windows. The backyard features a large deck for entertaining and backs to a greenbelt for seclusion. Upstairs, the bedrooms are also generously sized as well. All this and easy access to downtown Marysville & shopping. House does need some updates that may limit financing options. Call Jesse Moore at 425-502-5397 for more information.Read more

  • Do you know what a 1031 Exchange is?

    June 10, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Two things in life are unavoidable: death and taxes. However, while avoiding your personal taxes altogether isn’t possible, there are ways of avoiding them in the world of real estate. Particularly handy is the 1031 exchange, a transaction that allows you to defer capital gains taxes in the sale of certain kinds of property. Overall, the 1031 exchange is a great way to build wealth but, in order to do so, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the transaction’s basic rules. 1031 Exchange: The Basics Before we start discussing the benefits of the 1031 exchange, it’s necessary to understand exactly what this transaction entails. In simplest terms, a 1031 exchange applies to transactions in which you sell and then buy properties of like kind within a specified window of time. The term “properties of like kind” might seem formidably ambiguous, but it basically refers to real estate that is NOT your personal residence. Therefore, you could swap a parcel of undeveloped land for wealth-producing commercial real estate, or you could exchange business property for business property. Many different combinations exist, but the bottom line is that a 1031 exchange deals with investment or business property, and your personal residence can’t…Read more

  • Have you ever wanted to live in Ballard?

    June 3, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    It’s common knowledge that Seattle has a long and proud maritime history. Whether you’re enjoying a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, visiting the aquarium on the pier, or simply renting a paddleboat out on Green Lake, you'll never be far from the water. In the midst of all this briny heritage is Ballard, a nook of northwest Seattle with especially strong ties to the sea. By coincidence, it’s also one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. Ballard has a long, rich history that stretches back to the 1850s. Originally an independent town populated by fishermen of Scandinavian descent, Ballard has since been incorporated into Seattle and blossomed into a hotspot for culture, food, and drink. One of Ballard’s most popular attractions is the Nordic Heritage Museum, which specializes in preserving and celebrating Nordic culture through dance, film, music, and an extensive series of classes and lectures. On particularly sunny days, visitors can stroll down to Ballard’s popular Golden Gardens Park, a coastal recreation area with forest trails, sandy beaches, and ample views of the Puget Sound. If you’re going to visit Ballard, however, you’ve got to emphasize eating and drinking. In a city renowned for its culinary scene,…Read more

  • Mountlake Terrace Rambler

    June 1, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Delightful rambler in Mountlake Terrace, convenient to schools and recreation. Enter into a light-filled living room, anchored by a large bay window overlooking the fully fenced front yard. The refreshed kitchen features new counters, refinished cabinets and new floors that flow seamlessly into the dining room. A glass slider offers easy access from the dining room to a large covered patio and a spacious, fully fenced back yard, perfect for entertaining. Down the hall you will find two bedrooms and an updated full bathroom, complete with a new vanity, laminate wood floors and tiled shower. With the added convenience of an attached garage, and easy access to public transportation and I-5, this home is a must-see. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.   To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Mountlake Terrace RamblerRead more

  • Lake Stevens Daylight Rambler

    June 1, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Picturesque Lake Stevens home, nestled on a beautifully landscaped quarter acre. Enter on laminate wood floors that flow throughout the living room and two bedrooms. The galley kitchen opens seamlessly to the dining room, complete with a glass slider to the large deck. The lower level features two additional bedrooms, a shop and family room with ground-level access to the spacious backyard. With a garden shed, carport, fully fenced front yard and prime location convenient to highways 9 and 2, this home is truly a Lake Stevens gem. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Lake Stevens Daylight RamblerRead more