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Posts made in September, 2017


  • Four Reasons Why It’s Good to Be a Home Seller Right Now

    September 29, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    My friends recently made a really smart real estate decision: four years after purchasing their lovely home in Boulder, Colorado, they sold it and moved to a cheaper spot in Nashville, and, as a result, made a boatload of money. I found myself both--let’s be honest--slightly envious, and inspired. Investing in real estate, and understanding when to sell, is one of the smartest ways to build wealth. You might be wondering what Boulder, Colorado has to do with Washington State, aside from the fact that both Seattle and Boulder are home to hippies and tech nerds with serious outdoors obsessions. Well, while Boulder’s real estate market is doing well right right now, Seattle’s real estate market is right up there with it as one of the most competitive markets in the country. In many ways, the Seattle market is even hotter than Boulder’s. If you’re considering listing your Seattle area home right now, here are a few reasons why it's good to be a home seller right now. For more information about selling your home and understanding its current value, contact Pickett Street at (425) 502-5397 or info@pickettstreet.com. Also, be sure to check out this easy home value form. 1. The…Read more

  • Neighborhood Profile: Kenmore’s Transformation into a Vibrant Community

    September 21, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Three large industrial silos sit on the edge of Kenmore, and the town’s residents are about to transform these towers into art. For the past year, residents have posted signs on these silos that read “Let’s Beautify This,” urging passers-by to donate to a GoFundMe account. This project speaks to both Kenmore’s current exciting revitalization and its strong sense of community. Located northeast of Seattle on the tip of Lake Washington, Kenmore is an up-and-coming, medium-sized town. Here’s some more information on why this is a great spot to buy a home right now, along with a humble suggestion of a listing you might love. Real Estate Stats The median home value in Kenmore is $559,300, and the median rent is $1,896 per month. I’m currently drooling over this gorgeous two-level condo in Kenmore with three bedrooms, including a spacious master bedroom that has a bathroom with double sinks (you’ve know you’ve made it in life when you have two sinks in your bathroom). The condo also has an updated kitchen with laminate countertops and a cozy gas fireplace for those long northwest winters. Also, how great would it be to drink your coffee each morning on this cute deck…Read more

  • Look For The Helpers

    September 15, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    If you’ve been following the news lately, or if you’ve been directly affected by recent events, it might seem like the world has turned into an apocalyptic landscape. With wildfires in Oregon, California, Montana, and elsewhere, and Hurricane Harvey and Irma ripping through the southern United States and Caribbean, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In difficult times, I am reminded of a quote from the beloved Mr. Rogers: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers--so many caring people in this world." The Keller Williams family is among the many helpers. How Keller Williams Is Helping As Hurricane Harvey’s devastation spread, leaving at least 210,700 properties damaged or destroyed in Texas, many displaced survivors looked for shelter at the Austin Convention Center, where Keller William's company typically holds a four-day conference each year in September. After seeing how many people needed support in the hurricane’s aftermath, Keller Williams decided to…Read more

  • Gorgeous Marysville Split Level

    September 11, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    This spectacular Marysville split level home is well maintained with many updates. Once inside you will see the beautiful Pergo flooring throughout the large living area, dining room and kitchen which feature ample counter space with stainless steel appliances. Spacious master bedroom has double closets and is across from the continental bathroom. Three additional  bedrooms and a full bath that has been updated with new fixtures and ceramic tile. Home sits on a large lot with back deck over looking fully fenced backyard, storage shed and dog run. Newer roof, nicely landscaped and nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac, this house is truly a great find! Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.Read more

  • Neighborhood Profile: Peaceful Small Town Life in Duvall

    September 8, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    I grew up in various small towns in Washington State. As a child and teenager, I often felt bored and dreamed about someday having an exciting downtown city loft with views of the glittering nightlife. However, now that I’ve spent several years living in various large cities, whenever I visit my parents in their small Washington town I feel a sense of ease and peace that I rarely experience in urban spaces. With misty views of the mountains, quiet streets lined with evergreens, easy driving conditions, and safe paths for evening strolls, Washington’s small towns are quite dreamy. Located northeast of Seattle, near Woodinville, Washington, Duvall is a small town of a little over 7,000 people. Before Civil War veterans set up homesteads in this area, it was once home to Tulalip tribes. If you, like me, are considering the relaxing beauty of small town life, here’s some more information about this lovely Washington spot. Neighborhood Stats Duvall is the third safest place to live in King County, with crime rates 83% lower than Washington’s average. Residents describe this spot as having an old country town feel, with friendly neighbors, antique stores, and plenty of activities like summer concerts, holiday…Read more

  • Seattle Real Estate Market Update for August 2017

    September 1, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Now that summer’s winding to a lovely, blackberry-filled close, let’s check in on Seattle’s real estate market. Here’s what to expect if you’re buying or selling a house right now. 1. Housing prices in Seattle continue to rise. The Seattle-area market continues to hurtle forward like an exciting high-speed train. For the tenth month straight, the city’s August housing prices rose faster than anywhere else in the country. According to the Seattle Times, prices for the average single-family home are 13.4% more than this time last year. Additionally, for the first time ever, King County home prices grew by $100,000 in just a year. What does this mean for you, a potential buyer or seller? If you’re thinking about buying, it’s smart to buy now, as prices will only continue to rise. If you’re thinking about selling, it’s also smart to sell now, because you’re almost sure to get a great offer on your Seattle-area home. Contact Pickett Street today at (425) 502-5397 or info@pickettstreet.com for help buying or selling your home. 2. Why all this real estate growth? One word: Amazon. Amazon and its increasingly powerful economic force has chosen Seattle’s hip, creative environment as its home, and this…Read more