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Month: June 2012

Morgan Junction Community Festival this weekend

Morgan Junction Community Festival this weekend

During the summertime in Seattle you can find a festival on one street corner or another nearly every weekend. One of the smaller festivals is the Morgan Junction Community Festival, this year on Saturday, June 23rd from 10:30A-7P. This is the 4th year in a row that I will have a booth at the festival with information about my group, Savvy Seattle Women: No-Cost Homeownership Resources. I love the friendly, low-key atmosphere and the manageable crowd size. The center point for the…

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SummerFest Coloring Contest

SummerFest Coloring Contest

School is out, or almost out, and you need activities to occupy young minds and hands, right? Prudential Northwest Realty is sponsoring a kid’s coloring contest in conjunction with the West Seattle SummerFest. Download the PDF entry form here (also pictured below). You can either mail in the entry, drop it off at the Prudential Northwest Realty office (4700 42nd Ave SW, Suite 600) or bring it to SummerFest and drop it off at the Prudential booth across from Talarico’s Pizzaria (4718…

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Westwood Bungalow for Sale

Westwood Bungalow for Sale

Just listed this week! Cute, cute, cute 2 bedroom/1 bath 1928 home in the under-appreciated Westwood neighborhood of West Seattle! 8139 30th Ave SW, 98126. $259,500  MLS# 368850 This small and adorable home has been lovingly cared for and is in great condition. Crown molding, muted, designer colors, hardwood floors, granite countertops, low-maintenance landscaping… it’s all here. 720 sq. ft of living space, plus another 220 unfinished space in the basement for storage and doing laundry. Huge 7,860 sq. ft….

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Tree trimming mystery in Westwood

Tree trimming mystery in Westwood

I live in the Westwood neighborhood of West Seattle and absolutely love it! The people are friendly without being nosey, they walk a lot, they maintain their homes, and they are very pet-friendly, among other attributes. But Westwood apparently has a mystery tree trimmer in its midst. On a recent walk with my dog, I was puzzled to see some small tree branches had been clipped off and left lying on the sidewalk. A few houses down, I saw the…

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Are sellers back in the driver’s seat?

Are sellers back in the driver’s seat?

ONE IN FOUR LOCAL HOUSES SOLD FOR OVER LIST PRICE IN APRIL We’ve been hearing a lot about how much hotter this spring has been than spring in other recent years, and the stories of bidding wars seem to be getting more frequent.   Below is a visual picture of the trend by plotting the percentage of houses that sell for over their list price each month.  This is looking back at sales data for King County from 2008-2012 with April’s…

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