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Posts made in November, 2016


  • The Preposterous Rituals of Turkey Day

    November 23, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Call me sentimental, but my mind is wholly occupied with turkey and potatoes today. Thanksgiving in my household was always a bit of a confusion, partly because we never knew exactly who might show up for dinner. As a local pastor, my father maintained a more or less constant open-door-policy with his parishioners, meaning that all 300 members of the congregation were theoretically welcome when it came time to carve the turkey. In addition to this prodigious crowd, my father’s property generally played host to an eclectic assortment of animals, including, but not limited to, one cat, one dog, two parakeets, three obese chickens, and two stupendously moronic goats (Dad was an urban farmer before the role was co-opted by bespectacled twenty-somethings from Brooklyn), all of whom seemed fond of wandering in and out of the house with a blatant disregard for both basic social etiquette and screen doors. All in all, Clark Thanksgivings were usually characterized by barely managed yet jovial chaos, making them pretty standard affairs as far as holidays go. And yet, this craziness was an important part of my home’s identity. My childhood wouldn’t have been the same without the sound of gravy burbling on the…Read more

  • California Split Level In Kirkland

    November 21, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Bright California Split Level home nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought after Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland. Enter on hardwoods, beneath impressive vaulted ceilings, into a formal living room with a wood burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. Head up the stairs to the dining area, which overlooks the living room below. The airy kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, skylight, dining nook and glass slider to a large deck and fully-fenced back yard. The upper level also features two bedrooms and a master, complete with two closets and an en-suite bath with a jetted tub. The lower level includes three additional bedrooms and a family room with access to the back yard. With six total bedrooms, a two-car garage and an excellent location, 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:  California Split Level In Kirkland  Read more

  • Kenmore 2-story

    November 11, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Beautifully updated home at the top of a cul-de-sac in sought-after Inglewood neighborhood of Kenmore. The slate tile entry opens to a bright living and dining room with gleaming hardwoods. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quartz counters and slate tile floors. The family room showcases a wood burning fireplace with brick surround and a glass slider to a spacious, fully-fenced back yard. The master bedroom boasts a walk-in closet and en-suite bath with a dual vanity. All this, plus a 2 car garage and prime Kenmore location. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.Read more

  • Everett 2-story

    November 11, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Spacious home, perched atop a long driveway on a cul-de-sac in desirable Silver Firs. Enter on hardwood floors that flow throughout the main living areas. In the formal living room, natural light floods through large arched windows, and vaulted ceilings lend to an open, airy feel. The formal dining room showcases elegant details, including coffered ceilings and wainscoting. The peninsula kitchen opens to a large dining nook and cozy family room with gas fireplace. Retreat upstairs to the sizable master bedroom, boasting a large sitting area, 5-piece en-suite bath and walk-in closet. The fully fenced back yard boasts terraced garden beds, a patio that leads to a deck with an arbor and hot tub, and additional parking. With an oversized 2-car garage with lofted storage and an excellent Everett location, 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:  Everett 2-storyRead more

  • What Do We Pay Real Estate Agents For?

    November 9, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    These days, a large swath of the population seems fond of predicting the imminent decline of the real estate agent. With the newfound ease of viewing homes (along with accompanying neighborhood/community statistics) online, it occasionally seems like the services provided by real estate agents are unnecessary expenses. If that’s your line of thought, then think again: appearances are deceiving. In reality, real estate agents perform far more tasks than merely finding a home for clients, and they are paid for a much more diverse array of services. In fact, the average real estate agent is paid for vital but abstract services that no Internet search can provide, including problem solving and stress/emotional management. So, if you feel like you can handle your home search with a measly tour on Google, read on to see why working with a real estate agent is always the better option. Problem Solving Even the most seamless real estate transactions run into occasional setbacks. Whether you lose a bidding war on your dream home, or the home you’re about to close a deal on requires unexpected renovations, buying a home almost always involves at least one unforeseen hiccup. This observation is not meant to discourage…Read more

  • Silver Firs Townhome

    November 9, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Spacious townhome in the desirable Silver Firs neighborhood of Everett. The bright living space features a peninsula kitchen, with a large pantry and breakfast bar, that overlooks the main living space. Laminate floors flow throughout the dining and living room, complete with a gas fireplace and glass slider to a private patio and yard. Upstairs, a sizable master boasts a walk-in closet and an en-suite bath with a dual vanity and skylight. All this, plus an attached 1-car garage and great location, convenient to walking trails and YMCA. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Silver Firs TownhomeRead more

  • Is Portland King of Real Estate? Not for Long!

    November 4, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    When hot home markets come up in conversations, most people mention Portland, Oregon. Rent prices in the region have been soaring for years, after all, and actually purchasing a home in the region can be as competitive as a Timbers-Sounders match. After living in Portland for five years, I can certainly see the appeal of the city (where else can I scarf down a bacon-wrapped donut mere moments before attending a Level 3 Vinyasa Flow Class heated to a toasty 101 degrees?). That said, based on the latest housing market trends, it seems like Portland’s days as the hottest housing market are numbered. Between August 2015 and August 2016, Portland home prices increased by 11.7%, putting Rip City in first place for the hottest home market in the country. However, that lead is beginning to look precarious, as Seattle’s housing prices posted an 11.4% increase during the same time period. Not only that, but Seattle also posted significant gains over third place Denver’s housing prices, which recorded a comparatively modest 8.8% gain. Based on this information, it seems that the Emerald City real estate market is reasserting its dominance once again. Now, those numbers might initially seem mildly interesting but…Read more

  • Everett Condo

    November 4, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Updated 2 bedroom Everett condo in the Homestead community. New carpet and paint throughout. The living room features a wood burning fireplace and slider to a balcony with storage, overlooking the pool. The master bedroom includes an attached bath with new vanity and floors. Community features include a pool, hot tub, cabana and athletic court. Convenient location with easy access to I-5. Great investment opportunity with no rental cap! Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.Read more

  • Kenmore Townhome

    November 3, 2016 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Beautifully updated Kenmore townhome in the quiet Evergreen Townhomes community. New laminate floors flow throughout the main level. The refreshed kitchen features granite counters, tile backsplash, and overlooks a bright living room, complete with corner fireplace, skylight and a glass slider to the private patio. The airy upper level features two large bedrooms and full bath. All this plus laundry in-unit, storage, a one car garage, additional reserved parking and an excellent Kenmore location, convenient to SR-522 and I-405. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.Read more