Seattle Open House Today

Stop by today, 12PM-3PM


305 NW 127th Street
Seattle WA 98177

Beautifully maintained Broadview rambler welcomes you with a plethora of features throughout. In superb condition, this captivating home boasts a convenient circular floor plan with new interior paint, elegant light fixtures, rich hardwood floors, slate entry and halls. Room warming fireplaces in the living and family room. Park like setting, efficient gas heat, oversized driveway, delightful street appeal, the list goes on and on. Single level homes of this size and location are hard to find.

Want to visit this home or other sin the greater Seattle area? Give us a call, we would love to give you an educational tour of homes in the area, Seattle-Everett.

Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
Windermere Real Estate Seattle-Northwest
206-769-9577

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm
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Seattle Open House – Saturday 1PM-3PM

Open Saturday 1PM-4PM


305 NW 127th Street
Seattle WA 98177


Beautifully maintained Broadview rambler welcomes you with a plethora of features throughout. In superb condition, this captivating home boasts a convenient circular floor plan with new interior paint, elegant light fixtures, rich hardwood floors, slate entry and halls. Room warming fireplaces in the living and family room. Park like setting, efficient gas heat, oversized driveway, delightful street appeal, the list goes on and on. Single level homes of this size and location are hard to find.

On-line at: EldoradoLane.com

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Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
Windermere Real Estate Seattle-Northwest
Telephone 206-769-9577

 

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm
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Buyers Beware: Seattle Real Estate Inventory Levels at a Critical Low

Seattle area real estate levels are at a critical low for home buyers. As we move into the Spring 2013 home buying season, the amount of homes for sale will be less than half of those available in the Spring 2012 market. The culmination of low inventory and low interest rates have pushed our market into a buying frenzy with a high percentage of homes for sale entering multiple offers.

Check out Seattle real estate market statistics HERE.

If you are looking for a new home or would like usful advice about selling your home, give us a call, we are ready to assist you in the competitive real estate market.

 


Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
Windermere Real Estate Seattle Northwest
206-769-9577

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm
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Weekend Warrior: Five bargain renovations that add value

Do you have grand visions of gutting your dated kitchen, or maybe blowing out the bathroom walls to create a spa-like retreat? While major remodeling projects such as these can bring value to a home, budget-friendly projects can also deliver a fresh look – and real value for you and potential buyers.

"Something as simple as replacing the hardware in the kitchen can give you a whole new look," says Paul Wyman, a regional vice president with the National Association of Realtors. Wyman is also an expert at determining if a remodeling project will add value to a home.

Curious which simple projects will give your home the most value? Keep reading to learn about a few affordable facelifts and bargain renovations that could boost your home's value and add appeal. Read on here.

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Posted on December 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm
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Weekend Warrior: Cheap Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program says the average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills – with almost half of that going toward heating and cooling.

To add insult to injury, you could be throwing money out the window if your home isn’t energy-efficient. Leaking windows, poorly insulated water heaters, and clogged air filters are all budget busters.

But you might be able to fix your home’s energy deficiencies yourself for cheap. Here are five do-it-yourself winterization projects that can be completed with supplies from a hardware store. Read on here.

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Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:57 am
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Mid-Century Modern Home :: Open Sunday, Dec 9th 1PM-4PM

13249 6th Ave NW Seattle WA
Mid-Century Modern Home for Sale

Built in 1965 and refreshed for 2012.

Design, function and structure, it is all here in this remodeled modern home. Set down a private road in Seattle's coveted Broadview neighborhood, this five bedroom, three bath home awaits you.

Custom built and originally designed by architect Donald M. Wilson to experience nature inside and out,. This Zen-like Northwest Contemporary home is situated in a natural setting surrounded by sylvan views. Stunningly remodeled and updated with modern conveniences and style, the living spaces flow from one open room to the next . Enjoy entertaining in beautifully appointed interior spaces or outside in one of the many outdoor living areas. This is the modern oasis at the end of the road that you have been waiting for. This truly is a one of a kind home with nothing more to do than move in and enjoy.

Contact Steve Hill or Sandra Brenner for a private tour of this spectacular home.

Windermere Real Estate/FN
Seattle-Northwest
206-552-9577

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:56 am
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13249 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98177 :: Open Sunday, December 9th 1PM-4PM

13249 6th Ave NW Seattle WA Mid Century Modern Home for Sale

Built in 1965 and refreshed for 2012.
 
Design, function and structure, it is all here in this remodeled modern home. Set down a private road in Seattle's coveted Broadview neighborhood, this five bedroom, three bath home awaits you.

Custom built and originally designed by architect Donald M. Wilson to experience nature inside and out,. This Zen-like Northwest Contemporary home is situated in a natural setting surrounded by sylvan views. Stunningly remodeled and updated with modern conveniences and style, the living spaces flow from one open room to the next . Enjoy entertaining in beautifully appointed interior spaces or outside in one of the many outdoor living areas. This is the modern oasis at the end of the road that you have been waiting for. This truly is a one of a kind home with nothing more to do than move in and enjoy.
 
Contact Steve Hill or Sandra Brenner for a private tour of this spectacular home.
 
Windermere Real Estate/FN
Seattle-Northwest
206-552-9577

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:56 am
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Off-season sellers: Make your home more enticing

Off-season sellers: Make your home more enticing

By Tim Parker of Investopedia

There's little doubt that the housing market is finally showing signs of a measurable recovery. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the selling prices of homes nationally, showed a 3% increase in home prices compared with September 2011. The authors of the report cited stabilizing housing markets and slight increases in household wealth as reasons for the encouraging data. This is positive news for the real-estate market, but it’s of little value for homeowners still struggling to sell their home. Homeowners face stiff competition from the many other similar properties on the market. How do you make your home stand out?

 

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Posted on December 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm
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6 Easy Tips to Cut Back on Utility Costs

With rising utility costs and overall living expenses, people everywhere are looking for creative ideas on how to reduce spending.  One of these major areas that can have a significant impact on your bottom line long-term is with heating, cooling and electric bills.

Therefore, it is important to take strides whenever possible to help alleviate this financial burden.  We have devised a checklist of 6 items for you to review and determine where you can start cutting back expenses and improving efficiency in your home:

  1. Maintain your furnace and air conditioning units: This is one area that homeowners can tend to disregard.  Yet, just like conducting routine repairs on your automobiles; likewise, it is just important to keep up with these items as well.  And it’s only necessary once per year!

In fact, the amount of money you can save in the long run by avoiding more significant maintenance hassles or losing a unit well before it’s time makes this step well worth it.  Additionally, you will maintain a higher efficiency and experience cleaner air too.

  1.  Standby power: Did you know that many items around your house such as your TV, entertainment system, Wii, computer, microwave, etc. are constantly drawing electricity even when they are not powered on? 

In fact, items throughout your house such as these typically can account for approximately 10% of your total energy consumption!  Simply by having certain items plugged into a power cord that can be switched off when not in use may have a significant impact.

  1. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat: Installing one of these can be fairly inexpensive and is extremely useful for families that are always on the go!  Simply set the meter to fluctuate a few degrees during key timeframes, and the savings will really start to add up.

 

  1. Decrease your water heater’s temperature: By switching the temperature down to the lowest setting can impact your energy bills from 5-10%.  You will still have plenty of hot water and can enjoy some extra cost savings as well.

 

  1. Change you appliance settings: Many dishwashers, washers, and dryers have advanced settings that could also be increasing your utility bills.  Consider turning off those extra bells and whistles such as the heated dry, automatic sensor settings, or wrinkle shield.  Also, you can wash with cold water and only do larger loads when necessary.

 

  1. Dimmer switches and motion detectors: Another tip is to replace your current fixtures or switches with these energy efficient alternatives.  You will be able to consume far less energy and your family will only use light when necessary.  Even if you do not install these items, get in the habit of shutting off the lights in any room that is not occupied.

By following these 6 simple steps, you will begin to save more money and consume fewer resources.  There are so many other ways that you can improve energy efficiency as well, so we encourage you to take the time to research what may be beneficial for you.  Be sure to bookmark our page for regular updates and other free real estate related tips.  Also, please don’t hesitate to refer us to a friend or family member!  Thanks for stopping by. ~Steve and Sandra

 

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm
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Shrinking pool: First-time buyers battling loan requirements

First-time homebuyers are a shrinking pool, making up less of the housing market.

Typically, they represent about 40 percent of buyers, but today their numbers have dropped to about 31 percent of buyers, according to housing data by the National Association of Realtors.

First-time buyers are the only group of buyers whose share of home purchases has not increased over the last five months, CNBC reports.

FHA mortgages, with low downpayment requirements, are a popular choice among this group of buyers, but the recent rise in FHA mortgage insurance premiums is hampering purchases.

Some sellers are also even refusing to accept offers from first-timers that include FHA financing, real estate agents report.

First-time buyers also face steep competition when targeting lower priced properties. Investors have flooded the market, snagging lower priced properties in all-cash deals that first-time buyers would typically be drawn to.

– Tom Kelly: Real Estate Today at MyNorthwest.com

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm
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