Year-to-Date 2018…My Clients’ Sales and Purchases

The first half of 2018 has been fast-paced with frenetic behavior and outcomes.  However, by the end of May, we started to see a mild slow down with inventory increasing and in some cases multiple offers subsided.  The trends are unpredictable due to many factors including interest rate and stock market volitility, political actions — local and federal — and normal summertime distractions.

THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients and friends for your continuous stream of business, referrals and support.  Please contact me if you’d like to discuss your plans for the future, or if you have any friends, family members or co-workers who may need my assistance.  Thanks for taking a look at Tamara Marson’s 2018 Sale History.

~ Tamara

ACTIVE – Tramonti Condo in Eastlake
List Price: $939,000
2 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

PENDING – First Hill Plaza
List Price: $1,595,000

2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

Magnolia
List Price: $995,000 | Sold Price: $1,165,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

Ravenna
List Price: $848,000 | Sold Price: $958,000
4 Bedroom | 1 Bath

Ballard
List Price: $795,000 | Sold Price: $855,000
3 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

Ravenna
List Price: $849,000 | Sold Price: $1,051,000
5 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath

Capitol Hill
List Price: $378,000 | Sold Price: $416,000
Studio | 1 Bath

First Hill Plaza
List Price: $1,899,000 | Sold Price: $1,855,000
1 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

Ocean Shores
List Price: $189,000 | Sold Price: $190,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

Upper Rainier Beach
List Price: $449,950 | Sold Price: $525,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

West Seattle
List Price: $799,950 | Sold Price: $799,950
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

Blue Ridge
List Price: $1,680,000 | Sold Price: $1,640,000
4 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

Westlake
List Price: $725,000 | Sold Price: $798,500
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath


Posted on June 25, 2018 at 1:19 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Real Estate Financing, Sold by Tamara | Tagged , , , , ,

Thinking of Remodeling? 5 questions to consider

I just read the Seattle Times article, “5 questions to ask before starting your next home-improvement project and I think you might enjoy it, too.

You can read the full article here: https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/nwhomes/5-questions-to-ask-before-starting-your-next-home-improvement-project/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1&_native

 


Posted on March 17, 2018 at 8:55 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling, Uncategorized | Tagged

New home-price highs: $777,000 in Seattle

Home-sales data from February show median home prices smashed records in Seattle and the Eastside. Hopeful buyers won’t have much luck elsewhere as median home prices grew at least 15% in every Puget Sound county.

Read the full Seattle Times article here.


Posted on March 8, 2018 at 11:15 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information |

A Look Back at 2017…My Clients’ Sales and Purchases

2017 was an exciting, fast-paced and sometimes exhausting year, with year-over-year appreciation in the Seattle metro market climbing to over 14%.  THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients, friends and family for your continuous stream of business, referrals and support.  I appreciate the loyalty of my Sellers who allowed me to assist them, and I appreciate the patience and perserverance of my Buyers who wouldn’t give up in this competitive market.  Happy New Year to all!  And please contact me if you’d like to discuss your plans for the future, or if you have any friends, family members or co-workers who may need by assistance.

~ Tamara

10731 24th Ave NE

Victory Heights listing sold
List Price: $749,000 | Sold Price: $735,000
4 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

 

35911 SE 27th Pl

Fall City sale
List Price: $185,000 | Sold Price: $164,500
Vacant Land

 

316 W Comstock St

Queen Anne listing sold
List Price: $1,350,000 | Sold Price: $1,525,000
3 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

3020-B 31st Ave WMagnolia sale
List Price: $725,000 | Sold Price: $725,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

25838 20th Ave SDes Moines sale
List Price: $274,950 | Sold Price: $291,000
3 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

2419 8th Ave N #202

Queen Anne condo listing sold
List Price: $499,000 | Sold Price: $500,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

35848 SE 27th Pl

Fall City listing sold
List Price: $600,000 | Sold Price: $650,000
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

 

38376 SE Cedar St

Downtown Snoqualmie listing sold
List Price: $359,900 | Sold Price: $380,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

1607 Palm Ave SW

Admiral sale
List Price: $938,000 | Sold Price: $938,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

215 N 120th St #302

Broadview condo sale
List Price: $399,000 | Sold Price: $450,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

830 NE 125th ST

Pinehurst sale
List Price: $599,800 | Sold Price: $595,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

6813 21st Ave NE

Ravenna sale
List Price: $799,000 | Sold Price: $915,000
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath

312 Eldorado WayLake Chelan Hills sale
List Price: $525,000 | Sold Price: $500,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

8217 2nd Ave NE

Maple Leaf sale
List Price: $660,000 | Sold Price: $660,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

2250 NW 58th St #106

Ballard condo listing sold
List Price: $299,000 | Sold Price: $375,000
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

15221 SE 2nd Pl

Lake Hills listing sold
List Price: $599,000 | Sold Price: $665,000
4 Bedroom | 1.25 Bath

 

1940 NE 107th ST

Victory Heights listing sold
List Price: $400,000 | Sold Price: $479,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

 

3600 Whitman Ave N #401

Wallingford/Fremont condo listing sold
List Price: $600,000 | Sold Price: $600,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

3911 Woodlawn Ave N

Wallingford listing sold
List Price: $1,495,000 | Sold Price: $1,595,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

 

602 NW 79th St

Greenwood listing sold
List Price: $645,000 | Sold Price: $756,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

14656 16th Ave SW

Seahurst sale
List Price: $425,000 | Sold Price: $415,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

3722 27th Pl W #504

Magnolia condo listing sold
List Price: $263,000 | Sold Price: $263,000
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

 

7711 NE 175th St

Kenmore sale
List Price: $350,000 | Sold Price: $340,000
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

2633 Boyer Ave E

Portage Bay listing sold
List Price: $1,090,000 | Sold Price: $1,065,000
4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

2400 8th Ave N #101S

Westlake/Queen Anne condo listing sold
List Price: $725,000 | Pending Price: $798,500
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath

 

1739 NW Greenbrier Way

Blue Ridge sale
List Price: $1,680,000 | Pending Price: $1,640,000
4 Bedroom | 3.25 Bath

 

5040 Fauntleroy Way SW

Fairmount/West Seattle sale
List Price: $799,950 | Pending Price: $799,950
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath


Posted on December 29, 2017 at 10:06 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Real Estate Financing, Sold by Tamara | Tagged ,

Ever wonder how long to keep documents?

Tips from:
Suzy Kellett
SUZY’S CONCIERGE SERVICE
(206)  353-8733

www.seattleconciergeservices.com


Posted on November 8, 2017 at 1:45 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |

We’ve Got You Covered Winter Drive

From October 16 through November 10, drop off a donation of new hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, and warm socks during our “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive for YouthCare, and help Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks #tacklehomelessness.


Posted on October 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |

Before and After – The value of Property Preparation when Selling

The condition of floors after removing carpet & padding…  Meet Samy, project manager of dirty work.

Sanded, stained and sealed by Paiges Floors.  This and fresh coat of paint made a huge difference.


Posted on July 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Home Improvements, Remodeling |

Revised Interest Rates Predictions – Rates Reversed Course!

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | Keeping Current Matters

To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase. Some thought we could see rates hit 5-5.5% by the end of the year.

However, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of higher rates as we head into the middle of 2017, we now have the lowest rates of the year (as reported by Freddie Mac). Here is a graph of mortgage rate movement since the beginning of the year:

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | Keeping Current Matters

Projections still call for an increase…

Four major entities (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors) are still projecting that rates will increase by the fourth quarter of the year.

Mortgage Interest Rates Reverse Course in 2017 | Keeping Current Matters

Bottom Line

No one knows for sure where interest rates will be in six months. However, if you are thinking about buying your first house or trading up to the home of your dreams, you can still get a mortgage at historically low rates RIGHT NOW.


Posted on June 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Real Estate Financing |

Buyer Demand Out-Pacing Seller Supply

This image says it all. We have over-powering demand and very weak supply. This is why I use the word FRENETIC to describe our current market. Is anyone on the fence about selling? Lets talk.


Posted on March 24, 2017 at 11:22 am
Tamara Marson | Posted in Uncategorized |

Maximizing Your Curb Appeal

Never underestimate the importance of a pretty face.

When it comes to buying or selling a home, first impressions count. While major renovations or
additions can affect your home’s value, you don’t need to add a new pool to improve your home’s desirability. In fact, improving your home’s curb appeal through relatively low-cost, but simple, changes, can significantly improve its standing in the market. A curbside “face lift” is always money well-spent, whether prepping to sell your house, increasing its equity-value, or just for your own benefit.

See original post from WindermereSeattle.com for tips on how to improve your curb appeal: Maximizing Your Curb Appeal

 


Posted on March 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Tamara Marson | Posted in Home Improvements | Tagged , ,