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Posts made in October, 2017


  • Embracing Hygge: The Benefits of Selling Your Home During the Fall

    October 20, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Embracing Hygge: The Benefits of Selling Your Home During the Fall Many people claim that spring is the best time to sell your home. Summer’s just around the corner, giving potential buyers more time away from work to move, front yards are generally looking cheerful with fresh blossoms, and new beginnings are in the air. However, selling in the spring and summer just isn’t possible for every homeowner. What's more, there are several secret advantages to selling during the “off-seasons” of fall and winter. If you’re considering listing your home this fall, here are a few reasons why this might be an excellent idea. 1. Embrace hygge. One of my favorite words ever, hygge is Danish for all things cozy and content--relaxed gatherings for family and friends, candles and firelight, warm blankets, and more. While it is possible to find hygge year-round, there is no better time for this concept than during the fall and winter. Most buyers want a welcoming, comfortable space to call their own, and you can achieve the hygge feeling through embracing fall's natural emphasis on hearth and home. Be sure to highlight your interior’s natural light through opening curtains or shades. It’s also smart to…Read more

  • Seattle Real Estate Update for Fall 2017

    October 12, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    With its misty mornings and mouthwatering apple harvests, fall in the Seattle area is in full swing. As the seasons change, let’s check in on how the Seattle real estate market is doing. The median price for Seattle home is $667,500, or $476 per square foot, which is an increase of 16% over last year. Whether you are buying or selling, or are somewhere in between, here’s the latest scoop on the local market. 1. Mortgage rates rose last week but remain low. In the beginning of October, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose ever so slightly, from 3.83 percent to 3.85 percent. According to Freddie Mac, the 15-year fixed-rate also rose from 3.13 percent to 3.15. Adjustable five-year mortgages rose from 3.17 percent to 3.20 percent. Despite these increases, mortgage rates remain very low, which is good news for home buyers. 2. Seattle real estate reporter talks about the bubble. Because Seattle is experiencing such a competitive, wild real estate market, the question on many people’s minds is whether or not the current situation is a bubble that will eventually burst.  Seattle real estate reporter Mike Rosenberg discussed this question and more in his recent AMA interview on Reddit. According to…Read more

  • Burien Investor’s Dream

    October 6, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    A little elbow grease and a great vision can bring this Burien home back to life. This rambler sits on a great lot and has so much potential. The spacious living room features a wood stove and has hardwood floors under the carpet. The kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space, lots of potential to design a dream kitchen. Featuring three bedrooms with hard wood floors and lots of natural light. The yard is huge and partially fenced. This house wants to come alive again. Bring your tool belt and your creative genius! Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.Read more

  • New Listing Near the Arboretum Is a Seattle Dream

    October 5, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Here’s a nerdy confession: one of my favorite ways to relax is to sit down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and drool over home design makeovers. I love to read about how people buy homes and make them their own with just a bit of design smarts, such as this inspiring example on Cup of Jo. As such, I am thrilled to talk about Pickett Street’s newest listing today, and am both jealous of and excited for the lucky homebuyer who snags this property. The Listing While searching for your dream home can sometimes be discouraging, there also comes the time when, by some miracle, you find the perfect spot. Just four blocks from the Arboretum, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom historic home was built in 1904 and is oozing with charm. Highlights include a spiral staircase, a fully finished daylight basement with a cozy wood stove, crafted cabinetry, a jetted tub in the master bathroom, and the unbeatable location. The best part about this property is that, at a spacious 4,000 square feet, with two levels and the finished basement, the property is begging to be customized to fit your style and needs. The basement’s private…Read more

  • Green Acres Lake View Property

    October 3, 2017 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Welcome home to Green Acres, a 55+ community. This property has a beautiful view of the lake, an amazing rose garden and a greenhouse! Relax on the covered deck and watch the ducks swim on the water. Laminate floors spill from the kitchen into the incredibly spacious and bright living room. Brand-new paint throughout! The bedrooms have freshly cleaned carpets and ample closet space. All this plus a storage unit and carport. Welcome home to Green Acres! Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information.Read more