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 | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Real Estate Financing, Sold by Tamara | Tagged , , , , ,

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 | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Real Estate Financing, Sold by Tamara | Tagged ,

A Look Back at 2016 — My Clients’ Sales and Purchases

2016 was a year to remember. The market was swift and year-over-year appreciation in the metro market climbed to over 10%. THANK YOU to all of my wonderful clients and friends for your continuous stream of business, referrals and support. It was an exciting and sometimes exhausting year, and I look forward to what 2017 has in store. Please contact me if you’d like to discuss your plans for the future. Happy New Year!

~ Tamara

7250 old redmond rd

Redmond
List Price: $549,988 | Sold Price: $569,000
3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath

7537 bagley ave n

Green Lake
List Price: $799,950 | Sold Price: $915,000
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath

107 n 172nd st

Richmond Highlands
List Price: $689,500 | Sold Price: $682,000
5 Bedroom | 4 Bath

3042a 21st ave w

Magnolia
List Price: $619,900 | Sold Price: $641,500
3 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

3820 e howe st

Madison Park
List Price: $1,275,000 | Sold Price: $1,275,000
4 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3434 densmore

Wallingford
Sold Off Market: $718,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

230 e michelle

Alderbrook
List Price: $399,000 | Sold Price: $395,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

19130 67th ave ne

Kenmore
List Price: $635,000 | Sold Price: $649,000
5 Bedroom | 3 Bath

2306 n 77th st

Green Lake
List Price: $1,125,000 | Sold Price: $1,342,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

3603 nw 64th st

Sunset Hill
List Price: $769,000 | Sold Price: $826,000
3 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

801 2nd ave n

Queen Anne
List Price: $477,500 | Sold Price: $503,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

331 240th st sw

Bothell
List Price: $648,500 | Sold Price: $640,000
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath

7743 18th ave ne

Ravenna
List Price: $560,000 | Sold Price: $610,000
4 Bedroom | 1 Bath

6322 woodlawn ave n

Green Lake
List Price: $859,000 | Sold Price: $975,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

10239 65th ave s

Lakeridge
List Price: $358,000 | Sold Price: $452,000
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath

5466 17th ave sw

West Seattle
List Price: $359,950 | Sold Price: $426,000
3 Bedroom | 1 Bath

4528 sunnyside ave

Wallingford
List Price: $1,150,000 | Sold Price: $1,330,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

13215 136th pl ne

Kirkland
List Price: $859,950 | Sold Price: $859,950
3 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

14326 23rd Pl

Olympic Hills
List Price: $375,000 | Sold Price: $390,000
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath

3030 64th Ave SW #A

Alki
List Price: $475,000 | Sold Price: $503,500
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3901 1st Ave NW #205

Fremont
List Price: $350,000 | Sold Price: $353,500
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath

4422 Bagley Ave N #101

Wallingford
List Price: $489,950 | Sold Price: $508,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

3620 35th Ave S

Mt Baker
List Price: $389,000 | Sold Price: $375,000
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath

4315 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE #1003

Sammamish
List Price: $479,000 | Sold Price: $479,000
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath

1301 Spring St #21G

First Hill
List Price: $1,425,000 | Sold Price: $1,425,000
2 Bedroom | 1.75 Bath

2519 NW North Beach Dr

North Beach
List Price: $689,000 | Sold Price: $665,000
4 Bedroom | 2.75 Bath

10731 24th Ave NE

Victory Heights
List Price: $749,000 | Pending
4 Bedroom | 2.25 Bath

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 9:38 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Buying Information, Market Information, Sold by Tamara | Tagged ,

No Matter What the Groundhod Says…You Should Sell Before Spring


 

 

No Matter What The Groundhog Says... You Should Sell Before Spring! | Keeping Current Matters 

Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which Groundhog you witnessed today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy spring season. Many sellers feel that the spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. However, the next six weeks before spring hits also have their own advantages.

Here are five reasons to sell now.

1. Demand is Strong

Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are currently more prospective purchasers looking at homes than at any other time in the last 12 months, which includes last spring’s buyers’ market. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing supply nationally just dropped to 4.4 months, which is under the 6 months’ supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means, in many areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. Homeowners are now seeing a return to positive equity as real estate values have increased over the last two years. Many of these homes will be coming to the market in the near future. Also, new construction of single-family homes is again beginning to increase. A recent study by Harris Poll revealed that 41% of buyers would prefer to buy a new home while only 21% prefer an existing home (38% had no preference). The choices buyers have will increase in the spring. Don’t wait until all this other inventory of homes comes to market before you sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

One of the biggest challenges of the housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks are requiring more and more paperwork before approving a mortgage. There is less overall business done in the winter. Therefore, the process will be less onerous than it will be in the spring. Getting your house sold and closed before the spring delays begin will lend itself to a smoother transaction.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up

If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 23.5% from now to 2019. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30-year housing expense with an interest rate below 4% right now. Rates are projected to be a full point higher by the end of 2015.

5. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should? Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take back control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps, the time has come for you to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

 

 

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 8:15 am
Tamara Marson | Category: Adventures in Real Estate, Market Information | Tagged ,

NEW Windermere Search App for iPhone/iPad

We’re excited to announce that the new Windermere Real Estate Search App is now available to download in the iTunes App Store. This free app, available for iPhones with iOS version 5 or higher, has many great features including:

  • GPS based Nearby Listings & Nearby Open Houses
  • Google Points of Interest near you and near a specific property
  • Property search by location
  • Agent and Office Search
  • myWindermere features including:
    • Driving Tours
    • My Favorites
    • My Saved Searches
    • My Agent
    • Listing Details with all the information available on the website as well as “More Like This” which shows similar listings

The Search App Home Screen

The home screen includes:

  • “Nearby Listings” links to the Search map showing nearby properties based on the user’s location.
  • The main image of properties closest to the user’s location showing the closest property first, their distance from the user, address, beds / baths, and price. On click of this image the user will be taken to the details page for that property.
  • A link to “Search All Listings” showing users properties from their previous search from their phone; or if it is their first time clicking on it they will be taken to a map with Nearby Listings.
  • “Nearby Open Houses” shows nearby Open Houses today on a Map within a one-mile radius of the user’s GPS location
  • myWindermere Sign In / Register / and Sign Out buttons and shortcuts to “Favorites”, “Saved Searches”, and “My Driving Tours”
  • Sharing of links to download the app on the iTunes App Store from Facebook & Twitter.
  • The main navigation of the app takes the user to:

To the home screen

 

 

Nearby Homes for Sale, Open Houses, and Points of Interest including Restaurants and Shopping

 

 Property Search with Map and List Views and all the options available on Windermere.com

 

My Favorites from the user’s myWindermere account

 

 

and More which includes links to:

 

  • Find an Agent or Office
    • Find an Agent by name
    • Find a nearby office
  • My Agent showing the user’s myWindermere Associated Agent
  • Driving Tours
  • Saved Searches
  • Manage My Account for editing the user’s myWindermere name, email address, and password

Property Search

The map search shows 50 listings at one time:

“List” shows the search results in a list view:

To modify the search results users can zoom in and out while on the Map, or click “Options”:

Users can save the search while on the map; a myWindermere account is required just like on the web.

Property Details

The Property Details includes the data about the property, as well as the following features that are also on Windermere.com:

  • View property images
  • Ability to comment on the property, and view the user’s associated agent’s comments
  • Add / Remove the property from Favorites
  • Send a link to the property on Windermere.com via email
  • Share a link to the property on Windermere.com via Facebook and Twitter
  • Hide to exclude the property from appearing in search results
  • Map this Listing which includes a link to get driving directions
  • Contact links for additional information about the property

And these new features:

  • “More Like This” shows the user similar listings within a one mile radius.
  • “Add to Driving Tour” allows the user to create a new tour to add the property to, or they can add to an existing Driving Tour.
  • “What’s Nearby” takes the user to a map view of nearby Google Points of Interest:

Driving Tours

Users can add multiple properties to a Driving Tour, and have the tour route optimized by Google. They can then view the tour on a map, or in a list. In list view they can view turn-by-turn directions.

Driving Tour Map View

Driving Tour List View

Driving Tours can be emailed to the user’s contacts on their phone using the phone’s email client:

 

To download the app, search for “Windermere Real Estate Search App” in iTunes App Store, or click here from your iPhone:

 

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Market Information | Tagged ,

Do you know anyone who wants to live in Lakewood, WA?

My clients, Ian and Pauline want to move back to Seattle.  They have just listed their home near Lake Steilacoom in Lakewood.  Tudor style home on nearly a half-acre…for only $265,000!  Take a look (click here).

 

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Buying Information, Market Information | Tagged

Phenomenal Interest Rates

 

Click on image below to see the trends in 30-year fixed mortgage interest rates.  If you are considering refinancing or making a purchase you'll benefit from the low cost of money.

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Tamara Marson | Category: Buying Information, Market Information | Tagged ,