Saturday, March 7, 2009

Open House happening now!

The snow has subsided and I am out, as usual, holding open a terrific home in the Puget Ridge neighborhood. This area has a wonderful rural feel, yet it's approximately half a mile from the West Seattle bridge and right on the #125 bus route. The home was built in 1943 and the (adult) children of the deceased owners have been working tirelessly to revitalize it and get it ready for sale. With 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, plus a bonus room off the kitchen with a separate outside entrance, it is move-in-ready, but still needs some TLC. The house sits on a double lot of approximately 10,479 sq. ft. and has a very serene, park-like feel to it. Plenty of off-street parking for your boat or RV AND a couple of cars as well. Priced to sell at just $250,000, this is NOT a short sale. I'll be here until 4PM today, and again from 1-4 Sunday. 5632 18th Ave SW, 98106.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Current loan rates

Here is information from Troy Chambers, of Arboretum Mortgage, concerning current loan rates and programs.

"Rates are good!
We are again under 5% on a vanilla conforming 30 year fixed! Now is a great time to be looking at a refinance or a purchase. If you know of anyone looking for advice or help with either one of those, please have them contact me at 206-720-6628, or my cell at 425-418-5103."

Troy Chambers
Arboretum Mortgage
Phone: 206-720-6628
Fax: 206-860-9340

Current loan rates

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Do You Qualify for the $8,000 Tax Credit?

You've probably heard about the new Homebuyer Tax Credit recently enacted by Congress, but do you know if you qualify? For instance, did you know that anyone who has not owned a home in the past three years qualifies as a first-time buyer? Here is a link to a site that outlines the details of the tax credit and how you might benefit. Then, give me a call to discuss how I can help you achieve the American Dream for yourself. 206-708-9800

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Trade Yard Work for Lawn Mower?

Do you need a new lawn mower, but don't want to pay for one? I have a client with several used mowers and trimmers which are in very good condition. We are looking for one or more individuals who would like to do yard work on his Belvidere property in exchange for some of the equipment. If you'd like more details, give me a call at 206-708-9800.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Create a "house bible"

An article in the Real Estate section of today's Seattle Times put forth a great idea for home owners: create a "house bible." Essentially, it is an organized, centralized file of all the information that is important for the care and upkeep of your home. It contains things like warranties, records of repairs, contact information for service professionals you've used, information about insurance claims, garden platting, etc. While helpful for the current owners, this is particularly great for the new home owners when you go to sell the house. Think about how impressed potential buyers would be by this kind of consideration and attention to detail!

What do you think? Would you be impressed and appreciative to receive a file like this from a seller?

If you'd like more information about this idea, give me a call: 206-708-9800.

West Seattle Open House Today

Today, from 1-4, I will be holding open a terrific home in the Puget Ridge neighborhood, very near South Seattle Community College. This little-known part of West Seattle has the feel of a rural area, but the advantage of being close to bus routes and freeways. The address of this 3 bedroom, 1 bath semi-fixer is 5632 18th Ave SW. There is still work to be done on this property -- and it is priced accordingly at $250,000 -- but it is essentially move-in ready, with a new roof, new flooring and fresh paint throughout the home. Lots of large picture windows flood the home with warm, natural light. 1150 sq. ft. of living space in the upper levels and another 650 sq. ft. of unfinished basement space. Plenty of off-street parking for an RV or boat AND two or more cars. There's lots to love here; come see for yourself.

This weekend's Open House

This weekend I will be holding open a bright and spacious 3 bedroom/1 bathroom in the Puget Ridge neighborhood, at 5632 18th Ave SW. If you're not familiar with Puget Ridge, it has a rural feel to it, together with the convenience of being very near South Seattle Community College and freeway entrances. This is a great starter home or investment property. Recent work on the house includes a new 20-yr. roof, fresh paint and new flooring throughout the home. In addition to a living room, there is a "bonus room" off the kitchen which has a separate outside entrance. It could be used as a home office, a dining room, a fourth bedroom, or ???

I will be holding the home open Friday, 3-6PM, Saturday, 1:30-4:30PM and Sunday 1-4PM. Or call me for a private tour. 206-708-9800.

I will be giving gift bags filled with valuable coupons to all comers, so don't miss out!