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Posts made in May, 2017

  • Sisco Heights Rambler on Acreage

    May 26, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Carved into a clearing of evergreens on 4+ acres in Arlington, this updated rambler offers privacy and seclusion without sacrificing on finishes. Enter on high-end laminate floors that lead you into the open floor plan spanned by vaulted ceilings. Beautiful kitchen with white shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite slab countertops, double oven and breakfast bar. 3 bedrooms including master suite with walk-in closet and 3/4 bathroom. Slider from dining room opens to covered patio. Ready for hobby farmers with chicken coop & run, fencing for small animals, blueberry bushes, and 25’ x 55’ pad for a shop. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Sisco Heights Rambler on AcreageRead more

  • Forest Villa Condo

    May 24, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Shoreline end unit condo with new paint and carpet throughout. Entry has beautiful laminate floors which flow through the kitchen showcasing newer cabinets and appliances. Dining room opens to the family room with wood burning fireplace. Step out of the family room onto your private balcony hidden behind the treelined landscape. 2 bedrooms, including master suite with walk-in closet and a private deck. Separate laundry room has new full size washer & dryer. Unit comes with 2 reserved parking spaces, sport court and all appliances! Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Forest Villa CondoRead more

  • Neighborhood Profile: Queen Anne

    May 22, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Way back in the Stone Age (or thereabouts) Queen Anne was among the least popular parts of Seattle when it came to purchasing property. Much of this unpopularity was a result of the neighborhood’s steep and hilly geography (which, to be fair, would have been much more annoying before the advent of the automobile). Whatever the reason for public distaste when it came to Queen Anne, local developers were desperate to get land off their hands, and even tried to entice potential buyers by offering two plots of land for the price of one. Now, of course, Queen Anne (named after the style of home many original builders constructed in the area) lives up to its regal name and is one of Seattle’s most popular places to live in. However, even characterizing the neighborhood itself can be something of a challenge. The lower end of the region is close to downtown attractions like the Key Arena and the Space Needle, while other parts of the neighborhood are comfortably residential. And let’s not forget that, with the presence of Seattle Pacific University in the north end, some of the area has a distinctly collegiate atmosphere. In short, there’s a little bit…Read more

  • The Space Needle

    May 22, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Like most things in Seattle, the Space Needle began with a cup of coffee. To be fair, there was a napkin involved, too. It was the end of the 1950s, and Edward E. Carlson was relaxing in a coffee shop, idly doodling on a serviette. It’s impossible to say for sure whether or not the impending World’s Fair was on his mind when he originally sketched the city’s sci-fi pinnacle (for all we know, Carlson might have been dreaming about his dry cleaning whilst scribbling). What we can say is that Carlson’s design, etched onto scrap paper amidst a peppering of coffee stains, served as the inspiration for one of the Northwest’s most important monuments. It wasn’t completely Carlson’s brainchild, however. Left to his own devices, he would have designed a building resembling either a massive balloon tethered to the earth or an equally large balloon perched on top of a column (the man liked his balloons, it seems). It took architect John Graham and his dedicated team to translate Carlson’s initial inspiration into the flying saucer structure we have today. After successfully building the first suburban shopping mall in the country (which just so happens to be Seattle’s Northgate…Read more

  • Northshore Two-Story

    May 16, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    This conveniently located home is situated in the Northshore School District. Open floor plan has beautiful hardwoods that spill throughout the main floor. Grand entry leads you to the formal living room and flows into the spacious family room with gas fireplace. The open kitchen has granite counters, large island, stainless steel appliances, pantry and a dining room with sliding doors to the deck with sweeping territorial views. Upstairs greets you with a lofted bonus room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spacious master suite has walk-in closet, 5 piece master bath and walk-in closet. This well-cared for home has been freshly painted and is fully fenced with a two car garage. Located close to parks, freeway access, and North Creek / Canyon Park businesses. Call Jesse Moore at 425-502-5397 for more information. Download a PDF of the flyer here:  Northshore Two-StoryRead more

  • Do You Like Low Interest Rates?

    May 9, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Interest Rates Unchanged After The Fed's Wednesday Meeting After its meeting this Wednesday, the Fed voted to leave interest rates unchanged, keeping its benchmark rates at 0.75-1.00%. The decision was a response to the economy’s slow .7% growth in the year’s first quarter. Much of this slowing growth can be attributed to the transition period following the presidential election, so the Fed remains optimistic for future economic growth. In that case, two more rate increases are expected by the end of the year. The next rate hike is expected to occur in June as long as the economy continues to grow, while many experts expect a second increase to occur in September. Overall, the decision seems to have had a very slight indirect effect on mortgage rates. As of Thursday, the average 30-year FRM was down about 1 basis point, hovering around 4.02%, while the average 15-year ARM and remained around 3.27%. And, though rates are always changing, many experts don’t expect them to increase dramatically between now until the end of the year. Many economists expect the 30-year FRM to fall between 4.2-4.5% at the end of 2017. For some, these rates might seem to be way too high.…Read more

  • South Everett Rambler

    May 8, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Situated on a rare half-acre lot just minutes from Boeing, this rambler in South Everett is in high demand. An over-sized living room with vaulted ceilings is warmed by an elevated pellet stove, and french doors open off the living room to a large deck and a private back yard. 4 bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms, not to mention additional heated rooms off the interior of the 1-car garage. Naturalist’s delight, with raised garden beds, blueberries, apple, pear, plum and quince trees, and a small babbling creek running on one side of the property. Your chance at a little elbow room without the long commute. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  South Everett RamblerRead more

  • Echo Lake Condo

    May 1, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Away from it all, and yet close to everything! Your opportunity to own this ground floor Echo Lake condo, in close proximity to YMCA, Costco, Park & Ride and Rapid Ride bus with WiFi. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit with walk-out to covered patio and access to the lake. Includes 1 reserved parking spot, separate storage locker, common dock, and community indoor swimming pool. Bring your paddle board or just a lawn chair and enjoy the rest of your evenings on Echo lake. Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.  Read more