Discover Meadowbrook

Discover Meadowbrook!    Pond
A little kept secret by the locals, Meadowbrook is one of those neighborhoods you can’t help but fall in love with.   You won’t find any cookie cutter homes here.  Enjoy private lots with mid century, ramblers, or craftsman homes, a bird sanctuary with lush trees and creeks, and walkable to shops and grocery stores.  The Fiddler’s Inn, Javasti Coffee, The Strutting Owl, and of course the Wedgwood Ale House are just a few of the locals’ favorites.

Meadowbrook house

The affordability is out of the park too.  Average square footage is 2000 square feet compared to Green Lake’s average 1480 square feet.

You’ll see homes typically priced in the $330,000 to $530,000 mostly for a 3 to 5 bedroom home.  Great schools close by such as Wedgwood Elementary, Nathan Hale High School, and now Jane Adams middle school, home to the new APP program. Right across from the Meadowbrook Community Center is the most beautiful Meadowbrook Pond complete with eight different types of fish, eleven types of mammals, a plethora of birds like bald eagles and blue herons, amphibians, and invertebrates.  It’s like a little bit of country but still within the city.

Pond3 plus bridgeMeadowbrook is one of the great northeast neighborhood and just 3 miles from Green Lake, blocks from Wedgwood and down the hill is Matthews Beach!  You’re still within minutes to the Burke Gilman Trail and Matthews Beach.

If you’d like more information about Meadowbrook, Wedgwood, View Ridge, Matthews Beach and other Northeast neighborhoods, drop me an email at molly@cooperjacobs.com

Green Lake Real Estate: A look at 2014

Green Lake Real Estate: A look at 2014
Green Lake TrialIn Seattle, Green Lake seems to be the hub in so many ways.  Enjoy an easy commute by car, bus, bike, or foot in any direction.  Of course there is the 3.5 mile radius lake: a plethora of activity.  From divers jumping off the high dive in the summer to husky dogs pulling a skateboarder around the paved portion of the lake.

It’s an awesome place to live, for sure.  Over the last 5+ years, I’ve noticed many homes getting tasteful facelifts from the 1920′s original craftsman  build.  And some are just simply getting demolished and a new construction home waiting in the wings.   I refer to these sleek 10′ ceiling homes as “boxes”.  But that’s a whole other blog post for a different time.

Let’s look back at the first 41 days of 2014 in the Green Lake area.  737 North 81rst Street

A grand total of 20 single family homes have had activity:  17 are active, 1 pending, and two sold.    Of the active properties, all are new of this year with the exception of four.  This tells me the inventory is still extremely tight with less than two months of inventory indicating a seller’s market…still.  The median price is hovering around the $410k to $417k mark.  The highest home on the market right now is listed for $1.250,000 and indeed it’s one of the new construction ”box” homes.  The lowest priced home is listed at $295,000.

Sellers are still initiating a review period of about 6 days before accepting an offer.  Most sellers have 6, 7, …30 offers to choose from.  And I’m not kidding about the 30 offers on one Queen Anne home.

So what does this all mean if you’re a buyer?  Cash is still king.  Start $50k under your maximum target price.  Waive as many contingencies as you can.  And get with a Realtor who is up to speed on the market and looking at properties full time because with only six days to locate, look, inspect, and write a solid offer – it’s easy to overlook a great home and a great opportunity especially when there is more than one buyer and one property listed.

If you’re interested in knowing more about Seattle Real Estate in the most popular neighborhoods, give us a call or shoot us an email.  We’re here to give you the tools you need to prepare for this Seattle market.  We have many folks eager to share their experience with us – just ask us for our referrals.

molly@cooperjacobs.com
206.841.6800

More properties can be viewed at Cooper Jacobs Real Estate.

Real Estate in Seattle 2013

 

It’s been a good year for real estate.  Sellers are happy to receive higher than list price for their homes.  Buyers are happy to, well, have found a home with multiple offers.  Real estate professionals are happy to see the upswing in median home values to the tune of 7.5% from last year at this time.  If you remember, July 2007 was our peak with a median price of a single family home was $481,000.  Wowsers.  The low was back in February 2012 at $308,000.  Now we’re resting nicely at $455,000.  Home values have steadily increased since the 2012 but not so fast that we see double digits.

_MG_6887_88_89_90NaturalNorth King County, including Green Lake, saw the highest percentage of closed home sales with 40% growth from November 2012.  This would make sense with the low (two months) of inventory we’ve consistently seen through this year.  Six months or more of inventory is considered a buyer’s market.  Anything less is a seller’s market.

Condos really did great this year of 2013.  The median price for condos in King County jumped 17% from a year ago.

Green Lake has 18 active single family listings right now – with 7 being townhomes.  I’ve seen it fluctuate between 33 and 18 active listings this year and the homes have been selling quickly with offers being reviewed in 7 days or less.  Yes, it was a great time to sell and likewise buy since the sale of your home usually brought in $10k to $80k more than list price.

This is a perfect example of why, if you’re a home owner or own a rental, you should keep up on any deferred maintenance.  By keeping up on the general maintenance, it could save you weeks of market preparation AND the difference of thousands of dollars – particularly during a buyers frenzy.  Always be ready to sell!  So are you?

 

Green Lake Real Estate: Green Lake Open Sat & Sunday 1-3 PM

Green Lake Open Sat & Sunday 1-3 PM

green lake real estate

Interested in living in one of Seattle’s hottest neighborhoods?  Want to live just a block or so off the highly acclaimed Green Lake? If you want to take a peek BEFORE the open house and beat the rush of traffic, let us know and we can get you in. realestate@cooperjacobs.com

From the listing remarks:

Freshly painted inside & out, welcome home to this light & bright home just a block up from Green Lake! Large yard w/ lush mature plantings & garden space, + detached garage for your toys. Main level boasts a covered porch, hardwood in living room, fireplace, nice sized bath, & kitchen. Upstairs is a surprise w/ hip studio w/ bamboo floors and nice spaces. Basement offers room to grow + finished shop already plumbed for dark room (or create another bath). Peek a boo views of the lake, too! also:  2nd Kitchen, Dining Room

Additional Information on this Green lake home for sale:

  • Property DescriptionCable TV, High Speed Internet, Outbuildings, Shop
  • Taxes$4,203
  • Built in 1925
  • ViewLake, Partial
  • Lot Size0.11 Acre (4,675 SqFt)
  • Garage Size1 Car
  • ExteriorWood
  • Fireplaces1 Fireplace
  • Heating/CoolingForced Air
  • RoofComposition Roof
  • FlooringConcrete Floor, Hardwood Floor, Laminate
Green Lake Is A Wonderful Seattle Neighborhood – If You Are Interested In Green Lake Homes For Sale, Please Let Us Know What We Can Do For You.  We Have Excellent Green Lake Listing Agents And Also Some Of The Very Best Green Lake Realtors For Buyers.
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate is different and we want to show you why.

Molly Cartwright:

206.841.6800 molly@cooperjacobs.com

Courtney Cooper:

206.850.8841  courtney@cooperjacobs.com

Green Lake Seller Alert:

There is a demand for Green Lake homes. We would like to offer you a clear plan on selling your Green Lake real estate.

1906 N 80th St, Seattle WA 98103 – Just A Block From Green Lake & Under $500k

1906 N 80th St, Seattle WA 98103

Green Lake homes for sale

 

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a block to Green Lake and $465,000

(open til 3 today….)

From the listing remarks:

Freshly painted inside & out, welcome home to this light & bright home just a block up from Green Lake! Large yard w/ lush mature plantings & garden space, + detached garage for your toys. Main level boasts a covered porch, hardwood in living room, fireplace, nice sized bath, & kitchen. Upstairs is a surprise w/ hip studio w/ bamboo floors and nice spaces. Basement offers room to grow + finished shop already plumbed for dark room (or create another bath). Peek a boo views of the lake, too!

Features

2nd Kitchen, Dining Room

Additional Information

  • Property DescriptionCable TV, High Speed Internet, Outbuildings, Shop
  • Taxes$4,203
  • Built in 1925
  • ViewLake, Partial
  • Lot Size0.11 Acre (4,675 SqFt)
  • Garage Size1 Car
  • ExteriorWood
  • Fireplaces1 Fireplace
  • Heating/CoolingForced Air
  • RoofComposition Roof
  • FlooringConcrete Floor, Hardwood Floor, Laminate

Green Lake is a wonderful Seattle neighborhood – if you are interested in Green Lake homes for sale, please let us know what we can do for you.  We have excellent Green Lake listing agents and also some of the very best Green Lake Realtors for buyers.  

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate is different and we want to show you why.

molly cartwright

Molly Cartwright: 

 206.841.6800 molly@cooperjacobs.com

courtney cooper

Courtney Cooper:  206.850.8841  courtney@cooperjacobs.com

Green Lake Seller Alert:

There is a demand for Green Lake homes. We would like to offer you a clear plan on selling your Green Lake real estate.

2312 N 60th St In Seattle’s Green Lake Neighborhood

Just Listed:  2312 N 60th St In Seattle’s Green Lake Neighborhood

Green Lake homes for sale

Fantastic location blocks from Green Lake and Tangletown……. Fir floors and a 2 car detached garage compliment this classic Seattle home.

A little TLC will revive the charm. Open living room/dining room, kitchen with charming & sunny eat-in nook, 3 bedrooms and a basement for all that extra needed storage.

Additional off street parking along a quiet street, and still close to all that an urban lifestyle offers.  $449,950

  • 3 BedroomsStaci Baldwin
  • 1 Bath
  • 1660 Square Feet
  • Built in 1907

For more information on this Green Lake home for sale, please contact Listing Broker and Realtor Staci Baldwin at 206.499.1242.  You can also email Staci at Staci@CooperJacobs.com   – Staci is happy to help you with all of your real estate needs whether you are a buyer or seller and has over a decade of experience in excellence and client satisfaction.

You can also find additional info on Green Lake Real Estate here:

Green Lake Homes For Sale

Green Lake Townhomes

Green Lake Townhome for rent

This is it!!!  If you’ve always wanted to live in the heart of Green Lake, then look no further than these lovely Green Lake townhomes.
Green Lake townhomes
2007 Handsome  Green Lake Townhome just blocks from Tangletown, Lower Woodland Park fields, the lake itself and more.  Attached garage, hardwood floors, two beds and two baths upstairs and a bonus room or third bedroom with half bath on the lower floor.

$2200 per month
First, Last, $1000 deposit ($500 nonrefundable)
Available October 1st
15 month lease

No pets, no smoking.

Awesome community.  More pictures please visit www.cooperjacobs.com/544593.

Molly 206.841.6800

You can also find additional info on Green Lake Real Estate here:

Green Lake Homes For Sale

Green Lake Townhomes

June Real Estate Results In Green Lake Seattle

A recent Cooper Jacobs Green Lake sale

Combined with historic low interest rates and low inventory, June 2013 proved to be a huge gain in Seattle’s real estate market compared to a year ago.  Green Lake, and the neighboring communities, made big strides.

The combination of closed condos and single family homes for King County in June gained 14.08% from a year ago.  I believe once July’s numbers are disclosed, the percentage will be even greater since I’ve seen some impressive competing offers and pending (to close) sales for July are already over 10% for King County.

Green Lake had 42 sold homes in the last 31 days.  The median home selling in Green Lake was nearly 2,000 square feet, averaged 14 days on the market, was listed for $564,592 and sold for $578,253 or 2.86% over asking.  High sold property in Green Lake was $1.36M and lowest (which was a condo) was $265,000.

Whether you’re a buyer or seller and would like more info on Green Lake and surround neighborhoods, feel free to call or email me.

Molly Cartwright, Broker
molly@cooperjacobs.com
206.841.6800 direct line

 

Urban Hikes

Urban Hikes have always been a fun pastime for me.  Whether it’s with my family or just solo, here are some easy going hikes to check out the next time in your Seattle wondering what to do.

St. Edward State Park.  Oh my gosh – this place is huge!  With over 315 acres, you will be lead through a secluded forest then emerge to the shoreline of Lake Washington – about a half a mile – or choose a more challenging trail with more mileage.  The huge Castle Park is a great place for kids to end the hike and burn any extra energy left over.   St. Edward State Park is located in Kenmore at 14445 Juanita Drive N.E.

Lincoln Park.  West Seattle has oodles of coolness.  Volleyball on Ali Beach, sunsets that will knock your socks off, and one of the best pizza places around (Pegasus).  It’s also home to Lincoln Park.  It has about 4.6 miles of walking and running paths, bike trails, picnic tables randomly throughout the hike up to the upper bluff for a killer view.  Lincoln Park is known for a great place to soak up the in-city nature abundance.  8011 Fauntleroy Way S.W.

Discovery Park.  The next time you’re hanging around Magnolia, then Discovery Park is a must see.  It’s the largest park in Seattle with 534 acres (whoa) and seven miles of trails.  Ponds, meadows, forests, saltwater beaches, and yes hiking trails.  The beach hike is about 1.5 miles from the parking lot.  The North Beach trail is a more rockier than the South Beach trail which is good for little kiddos and lots of sand.  3801 Discovery Park Blvd.  P.S.  Don’t leave Fido home.  Dogs L.O.V.E Discovery Park.

Carkeek Park My all time favorite.  I go to this park ALOT.  I love to hear the trains whiz by occasionally on the Burlington Rail Road.  Even more, I love to see the swarm of kids run to the edge of the park to catch a glimpse of the train in time.  Mr. Bubbles shows up quite often in his purple van and, well, blows bubbles for kids to pop.  A sandy beach for the most part but usually windy so be sure to bring a kite.  Or you can watch the kiteboarding dudes on the water.  This park has about 220 acres of awesome trails,  bridges, wetlands, bluffs with views and good old fashion fun.  Park at QFC off of Holeman Street and take a cook hike into Carkeek Park to take in the full experience.  950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road.

Don’t feel like driving to one of these parks?  There are plenty of opportunities for real estate nearby.

Molly Cartwright
206-841-6800 / molly@cooperjacobs.com

Green Lake Home Owner Alert: Tactics & Techniques Required

green lake real estate

Green Lake Home Owner Selling Tips: If you are thinking about moving right now, there are some different approaches you need to take to be successful. We have a list of qualified Green Lake buyers waiting for the right house to come on the market. You won't have any trouble selling your house. No one can argue that fact right now.


Inventory is low and it is common to have multiple offers numbering in the teens.

The issue is making sure you take full advantage of the the situation by maximizing the terms to your benefit.

Some of the considerations

  • Where are you planning on moving and what are the market conditions there? If you plan on purchasing a Seattle home in Green Lake or another hot neighborhood, then you should be well prepared for making a competitive offer. Many people like to sell before moving, but in today's market if you have the ability at all to purchase and then sell your Green Lake home, then you have a safety net of making sure you secure your new home before you sell your current one.

green lake homes for sale

  • Pricing: We can get you far more money then you probably imagined for your home. That is just the reality of the situation right now. Let us know what your timeline is and we can give you a better idea of price as well as provide you with a detailed market analysis to show you what is going on on a day to day basis. Real estate changes daily and it is important to rely on an expert on the street.

Inspections, Preinspections, disclosures. Be prepared for buyers to preinspect your home before making an offer. This is so they can safely waive their inspection and offer you a stronger contract. Many buyers are also just waiving the inspection without preinspecting. In addition to a traditional structural inspection, many buyers are having a sewer scope performed on homes they are putting offers in on. Be prepared to possibly disclose newly discovered information about your home as a result of things that could come up in negotiations if you accept an offer subject to inspection. Choosing an offer that has either completely waived the inspection or has waived it based on a preinspection protects you from the possibility of having to disclose additional information you may not otherwise have knowledge of.

There are more things to consider. I am happy to sit down with you and discuss your particular situation to help you gain the biggest return on your hard earned investment.

Green Lake is a wonderful Seattle neighborhood – if you are interested in Green Lake homes for sale, please let us know what we can do for you. We have excellent Green Lake listing agents and also some of the very best Green Lake Realtors for buyers.

courtney@cooperjacobs.com