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Posts made in August, 2019


  • Real Estate Is About People: Pickett Street’s IG: You Series

    August 30, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    As much as we love fascinating architecture, innovative remodeling, and gorgeous design, real estate is really more about the people than the properties. As we’ve mentioned once or twice before, Pickett Street values individuals and their unique real estate dreams, goals, and stories.  Let's talk about Pickett Street's IG: You Series Pickett Street also values consistency in quality for their clients and followers. One of the ways they demonstrate these values is through their Instagram’s Instagram:You series. Every Monday, the team’s Instagram stories features an interview with someone from their community. Catch the IG: You series every Monday on Pickett Street’s Instagram. For more about the real estate world and working with Pickett Street to buy or sell a home, contact them at info@pickettstreet.com or (425) 502-5397.  Below are a few highlights from IG: You’s guests. 1. Mari Wuellner Mari is a lifestyle coach and speaker who recently launched The Living on Purpose podcast. Eight years ago, after realizing that she was going through the motions of life with no sense of real direction, Mari decided to start her own life coaching business. Margaret loves helping her life coaching clients “break down walls & build up trust so that we…Read more

  • Living Mortgage Free!

    August 23, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    How Almost 40% of Americans Live Mortgage Free Imagine removing one thing from your mental list of things to worry about (don’t we all have a list like this? hoping it’s not just me). Now imagine that this one thing is your mortgage. What would you do with this extra mental space? Plan a long dreamed-about vacation? Spend more quality time being truly present with your loved ones? Learn a new language? The possibilities are endless. According to The Seattle Times, about 37% of American homeowners have paid off their mortgages, a 5.5% rise over the past ten years. Javier Vivas, economic director at Realtor.com, notes that this rise “is in line with brighter economic conditions, which is why we’ve seen the free-and-clear share increase over the last decade.”  These higher rates of mortgage-free homeowners also align with changes in homeownership demographics. Due to rising living costs and student debt, younger Americans are waiting longer to buy a home. As a result, the majority of homeowners today are older Americans who have had longer to build wealth and pay off their mortgages. However, no matter your age as a homeowner, you can take control of your mortgage with a few…Read more

  • Meet Jagels!

    August 16, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Welcome, Jagels! A Conversation with Pickett Street’s Command Central Captain The Pickett Street team is excited to welcome Christina Jagels as the new Command Central Captain (official title TBD). Christina has been in the real estate industry since 2012, and she is well known for her knowledge of real estate contracts and negotiation; for her motivation and drive; for her empathy for clients and team members; and for her perspective and intuitive abilities. In addition to her work with Pickett Street, she owns a transaction coordination business called Closer Pros LLC. This week, I chatted with Christina about her story, her new role, her favorite places, and more. If you’re interested in saying hello to Christina, or if you would like to chat with Pickett Street about buying or selling a home, reach out at info@pickettstreet.com or (425) 502-5397.   Hi Christina, tell me about yourself! Where did you work prior to Pickett Street?  I grew up here in the PNW, moved around a bit, and settled in Arlington. I have been in real estate serving top producing teams since 2012. I have had many admin roles within those teams, including Transaction Coordinator and Executive Assistant.  I am very happy…Read more

  • Kirkland End-Unit Condo

    August 15, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    End-unit top-floor condo available in Kirkland. 2 bedrooms, including spacious master bedroom with 3/4 bath and sliding door to balcony. Updated kitchen includes cherry cabinets and natural stone countertops. Dining room opens to generous living room with sliding door to 25-foot balcony. All this plus in-unit full-size washer & dryer, full guest bathroom, assigned parking space & storage locker. Community amenities include outdoor pool, athletic court and rec room. No rental cap! Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link:  Kirkland End-Unit CondoRead more

  • Best Seattle Suburbs of 2019

    August 13, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    City living is a special experience—there’s nothing like waking up and shuffling downstairs to your favorite coffee shop, or taking a ten-minute Uber ride on a Friday night to find yourself in the middle of some of Seattle’s hottest nightlife.  However, it’s no secret that cities like Seattle can be quite expensive, which forces many Seattlites to sacrifice living space for those urban cosmopolitan vibes. According to Seattle Magazine and Zillow, “almost 50 percent of millennial homeowners live in the suburbs, and they’re choosing larger properties with more bang for their buck, paying a median price of $217,000 for a home that is about 1,800 square feet.” For those of you who want to live close to Seattle while enjoying a quieter, more spacious lifestyle, we’ve assembled a list below of the best Seattle suburbs (check out Seattle Magazine for a more complete list). Before you read on, reach out to Pickett Street at info@pickettstreet.com or (425) 502-5397 so that the team can help you find the perfect home. 1. Best Burb for Walkable Downtown: Kirkland If you crave a pedestrian-centric city with access to amenities, Edmonds, Sumner, or Kirkland might be just the place. Kirkland sits on the north…Read more

  • West Seattle View Home

    August 12, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Perched atop the Belvidere neighborhood in West Seattle, this Cape Cod home offers great territorial, city and mountain views. Step into the living room with hardwood floors, wood fireplace, and large picture window. Updated kitchen with granite slab countertops, stainless steel appliances, and tile floors. Fully finished basement with family room, guest bathroom, and bonus room that could be a 3rd bedroom. Wonderfully landscaped lot is home to strawberries, rainier cherry, apple and asian pear trees. Fully-fenced backyard with low-profile deck gets almost full sun. All this + a one-car detached garage, new siding and exterior paint, and all appliances stay! Call Jesse Moore at 425.502.5397 for more information. To download the property flyer as a PDF, click on the link: West Seattle View HomeRead more

  • Don’t Let Fear or Excuses Hold You Back: A Conversation With Sarah Troske

    August 6, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    After nearly five years as the Team Administrator and Transaction Coordinator at Pickett Street, Sarah Troske is moving on to pursue her dreams of working as a personal trainer and bodybuilder. Read more about how she started bodybuilding here—her story will make you forget every excuse you’ve ever made. Sarah works as a personal trainer and gym administrator at Pure Results Fitness Center in Lynnwood, WA. Good news—if you’re interested in training with her, your first session is free! Call or text Sarah at 425-275-7522 to book an appointment, and email her with any questions at sarahtroske@gmail.com. Hi Sarah! What did you enjoy most about working at Pickett Street, and what will you miss? What I enjoyed most wasn't what I actually did, but who I did it for. I loved being part of a team who supported me, pushed me out of my comfort zone, and helped me grow personally and professionally. I will miss going to the office (Command Central) every day, meeting weekly with the team, talking with Mo during our weekly goal meetings, hearing the bell ring every time we make an appointment, and hearing Jesse laugh. What I will miss most is the people. Without…Read more

  • Sharingwood Vacant Lot #9

    August 2, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Located near Lost Lake, this vacant lot has had a recent survey and septic feasibility for a 4-bedroom system completed. Lot is wooded and partially sloped, with power, water and gas at the street. Located within the Sharingwood Community, a co-housing neighborhood that includes a 23-acre greenbelt with trails, campground, playgrounds and gardens. Neighboring lot (0.55 acre) also for sale. Call Jesse D. Moore at 425-502-5397 for more information.Read more

  • Sharingwood Vacant Lot #7

    August 2, 2019 /
    Pickett Street Properties Team /

    Located near Lost Lake, this vacant lot is just over half an acre in size. Lot is wooded and partially sloped, with power, water and gas at the street. Located within the Sharingwood Community, a co-housing neighborhood that includes a 23-acre greenbelt with trails, campground, playgrounds and gardens. Neighboring lot (0.66 acre) also for sale. Call Jesse D. Moore at 425-502-5397 for more information.Read more