1530 31st Ave Seattle, WA 98122 Madrona Present by John Fiala
Madrona living with a perfect blend of character and modern design. Open floor plan concept, updates, views, and a convenient location make the home a treasure. This home features 4 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, attached garage, and finished basement. Updated features include remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, jetted tub, double pane windows, and siding. Retreat and relax in the large backyard that features a patio, covered porch, and storage. Located near Madison Park & Capitol Hill. Easy freeway access.
Stunning remodel in Lake Hills Bellevue. This home features 4 bedrooms, 2,020 sqft, 1.75 baths, office, living room & bonus room. Ready for these new features; roof, Milgard double pane windows, exterior & interior paint, kitchen cabinets, SS appliances, granite slab countertops, remodeled bathrooms, furnace, hot water tank, doors, carpet, molding, fixtures & refinished oak hardwood floors. Large backyard & entertaining sized patio. Conveniently located to Bellevue, Microsoft, I-90 & I-405.
Here is a good video about King County, Washington that describes why your property taxes may increase, but the value of your home was assessed for less than last year. King County is a Revenue-based property tax system.
“Washington State operates under a “revenue-based” property tax system in which taxing districts, such as fire, library and school districts, submit their annual adopted budgets to the County Assessor who has the responsibility to set the levy rate that is necessary to meet the adopted budgets regardless of assessed values. We are one of the states that operates under the “revenue-based” system.
King County has 700,000 + properties, 163 taxing districts, and 594 tax levy codes. A property located in one tax code has a number of separate taxing districts (fire, library, schools, etc). As property values decrease, there is a natural assumption that property taxes will also decrease – that might not be the case for thousands of King County property owners.”
Quality and attention to detail. This Craftsman home features 3,881sqft with an amazing floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 3.25 baths, bonus room and office/flex room. Built by premier Street of Dreams builder Parmenter Homes in 2004. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances and travertine slab countertops which opens up to an inviting family room and eating nook. The fifth bedroom is on the main floor with a ¾ bathroom. Spread out with a large bonus room and an office/flex room with vaulted ceilings and a private balcony. The master bedroom retreat has a fire place, sitting room, walk-in closet and five-piece bathroom. High end finishes include; boxed beam ceiling, extensive crown molding throughout and hardwood floors. Don’t miss the three fireplaces, fully fenced backyard with paver patio, air conditioning, and Jack and Jill bathroom.
11688 179th Place NE Redmond WA 98052 Presented by John Fiala
This data looks at residential homes in King County from 2012 to 2013. You can notice how the amount of homes for sale has dropped 44% from last year and that Pending homes (under contract) has increased by 42%. It is great time to consider getting your home on the market and if you are looking to buy a home, prepare for competition. Competition is area and price specific. If you have any questions about your area, just let me know.
This information looks at the Active Listings versus Pending Sales for residential home for the week leading up to February 10th, 2013. This data shows the city and price range of the homes that have gone under contract in the last seven days compared to the active listings. North Seattle had the largest percent of homes go under contract with 33% for the week. Last year in North Seattle, that percentage was 12%. There were 343 homes listed last year compared to last week with 184 homes. Kirkland had 24% of the homes go under contract last week and last year at this time it was only 11%. In Kirkland, the active listings are currently at 125 and last year there were 209. It is amazing what a year can do. Inventory is down and the Buyers are out. The chart below has more detailed information about each area and price range.
Santa kicked off December with 26 thrilled children last weekend. Families were able to enjoy a free professional photo and a sitting with Santa. It is always a wonderful time of the year to see how the children have grown and catch up with old friends. Happy Holidays to all. Thank you Humanature Photography.
Welcome to Bayside Place. This wonderful condo features 1,156 sqft, 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. You will enjoy the new interior paint, private balcony, gas fireplace, wood floors and the extra storage unit. Bayside Place is conveniently located to downtown parks, shopping centers and freeways. Don’t miss the shared community deck with amazing views of Lake Washington and courtyard.
9909 NE 1st Street Unit #102 Bellevue, WA 98004, Presented by John Fiala