Market Trends for NE Seattle

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm
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17350 Beach Drive NE Lake Forest Park Lake Washington Waterfront

This enchanting Lake Washington waterfront property is unique: no dock and all the worries that go along with that! Imagine a quiet, peaceful paddle on a perfect evening, no motor noise. Just you and your  fleet of kayaks, canoes or sunfish sailboats.

http://seattlehomesandliving.com/listing/WA/Lake-Forest-Park/17350-Beach-Dr-Ne-98155/15534043

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 2:26 am
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Active Lifestyle, Buyer Topics, Green Living, Lake Forest Park, Lake Washington, Lifestyle, Seller Topics, Shoreline | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Open House for Lake Forest Park shoreline property owners

Ask questions at the Open House:

When: October 17, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Where: Council Chambers

Lake Forest Park

17425 Ballinger Way NE

http://www.cityoflfp.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=297

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 12:58 am
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Active Lifestyle, Buyer Topics, Fun, Green Living, Lake Forest Park, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Record-Low Interest Rates and Low, Low Inventory

The NWMLS reports that low inventory and low, low interest rates continue to spark buyer compettition in popular in-city areas close to job hubs. "The volume of closed sales increased more than 20 percent, topping the 6,000 mark for the first time since September 2007." Median prices for King and Snohomish counties are also up. (Data based on NWMLS/July 5th, 2012)

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 11:28 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Buyer Topics, Fannie Mae, Foreclosures, Freddie Mac, Seller Topics, Stats, The Economy | Tagged

More News on the Housing Market

 

http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20120502_rateupdate.htm

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 11:55 pm
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Home Prices in Seattle and Western Washington on the Rise

How’s this for some good news…

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/search?q=home+sale+prices&gosearch=&db=&de=&s=&l=

 

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm
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New Guidelines regarding Distressed Sales

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=2614

Limiting deficiency judgments pertaining to residual debts following short sales of owner-occupied residential property secured by deeds of trust.
Revised for 1st Substitute: Limiting deficiency judgments pertaining to residual debts following short sales of owner-occupied residential property secured by deeds of trust. (REVISED FOR PASSED LEGISLATURE: Assisting homeowners in crisis by providing alternatives, remedies, and assistance. )

Posted on May 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Bank-owned Properties, Buyer Topics, Fannie Mae, Foreclosures, Freddie Mac, Pre-Foreclosures, REOs, Seller Topics, Short Sales, Stats | Tagged , , , , , ,

FHA to Increase Mortgage Insurance Premiums…It Might Make Sense to Purchase Now

According to a Press Release issued by HUD, FHA rates are said to increase. Another reason to purchase now and take advantage of more purchasing power before the increases take effect.

For more information, follow the link:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2012/HUDNo.12-037

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Buyer Topics, Seller Topics, Stats | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Seattle is Hot

Seattle remains a popular spot…

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2017527789_realbrownbox19.html

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm
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520-Bridge Tolls to start Dec. 29th, 2011

The electronic tolls are coming this month! Check out these links for more info and purchase options for stickers.

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Tolling/520/

Purchase the popular $5 sticker pass at participating Safeway, Costco, QFC or Fred Meyer stores then activate it online. Visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/goodtogo/retail for a list of retail locations.

· Buy any of five pass options online at GoodToGo520.org.

· Visit a full service Customer Service Center or a Mobile Customer Service Center. Find locations and hours at www.wsdot.wa.gov/goodtogo/contacts.htm.

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm
Kim Edwards-Fukei | Category: Buyer Topics, Seller Topics, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , ,