If you are looking for ideas for your home and are conveniently close by, say Phinney Ridge, Greenwood or Greenlake; Sunday January 30th is the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Associations 14th annual Home and Remodeling fair.
The fair will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Not only is this a great time to get ideas for your home, but you may meet some new or old neighbors as well. Supporting local can lead to opportunity in building your personal community; whether that be in Phinney Ridge or one of the many other awesome Seattle neighborhoods.
At this years fair there will be over 90 exhibitors, everything from designers, architects, green building experts, consultants, permit experts (that is always a good person to know), home equity loan experts, as well as many others. Door prizes too donated by the exhibitors.
Complete List of Exhibitors
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
$6 for PNA members
$9 for general public
Children 12 and under are admitted free
For more information about this event and the Phinney Association, please go to www.phinneycenter.org
Calling All Jazz Enthusiasts
Smooth Saxaphone, Persistent Percussions, Fearless Fretless Guitars will all be melting together for a special presentation of Is That Jazz? this weekend.
Cool and swanky tunes will flow from the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of Wallingford’s Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle (SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford); 206-789-1939.
Foryour listening pleasure tonight (January 28th) will be live on stage amy denio + lucio menegon. also douglas detrick’s anywhen ensemble with wayne horvitz. Then on Saturday January 29th listen to Seattle’s own Nels Cline and the talented and traveled Triptet band.
Doors and ticket box office opens at 7:15pm and show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets for sale only at the ticket box office for $15.00 general and $10.00 student/senior.
Oh, and in case you don’t frequent jazz concerts often: attire recommendations.
University Heights Community Center towers over a Saturday morning frenzy at the University Farmer’s Market.
University's Farmers Market
It’s a huge brick building with loads of parking, a pea patch, and some pretty amazing classes. I never really took the time to investigate this building before…until now.
Turns out, Univeristy Heights is one of the oldest elementary school buildings in Washington State. That being said, the local Farmer’s Market there is also one of the longest running farmer’s markets around. They go hand in hand.
Now check out what’s on the inside of those big brick walls:
Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre A great place for kids ages 5 thru 18 who want to learn more about theater arts!
An array of private academic tools like Academy for Precision Learning (APL) for k-5 and prepping for the LSAT at The Steven Klein Company LSAT. Defensive Driving School is perfect for those young adults or older adults yearning to get a driver’s license. And of course how can we forget the Northwest Choirs, The NW Boyschoir & Vocalpoint! Seattle! for ages 6 to 18.
There is much more - gardening, legislation, and yoga! And you can rent rooms – huge rooms – for your next event too.
Folks, this is just another reminder what people do for you to sustain our community in Green Lake and our surrounding friends!
Price Drop! $975,000 – you can see it here:
Green Lake Opportunity
The Great Room
Theater Room, Rec Room, Play Room...
Phinney Ridge Real Estate Frenzy - Green Lake Neighbor Phinney Ridge..
Are you one of those people looking and waiting for a home in Phinney Ridge between $400,000 to $500,000? Have you been waiting six months or less? There were only 4 lucky people who got this wish. During the last six months, Phinney Ridge has been wiped out of inventory if you’re not quick enough to put in an offer in this range. These four homes all sold in less than 7 days within 98% of their asking price – one home was 102% of asking price.
And what about now? Well one lone Phinney Ridge house just came on the market 2 days ago in this price range – on the east slope of Phinney – great views of Green Lake! If history repeats itself, this one won’t last long either.
Why Phinney Ridge? Their close community gels folks together. Whether you’re a family of 5 or a single person, Phinney has something for everyone. Fastened between Fremont, Ballard, Green Lake and Greenwood it has the views, the walkability to great restaurants, cafes, and local merchants, their killer community center, Woodland Park Zoo and more.
It might be frigid outside but Phinney Ridge real estate is on fire! Check out more available listings in Phinney Ridge. A little history on Phinney Ridge can be found here – quite an interesting read!
Valentines Day Dash at Greenlake-5k walk or run.
Bringing the love to the streets of Seattle! What better way to find a sweetheart if you don’t already have one. This years event is expected to have over 3,000 people.
The 2011 race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 12th, 2011. The following is a summary of the race day schedule at Greenlake; for more information check out http://promotionevents.com/valentines/info.htm
See you around the loop!
Race Day Schedule:
8:00am – Day of Race Registration Area opens
9:25am – Day of Race Registration Area closes
9:30am – 5K Run & Walk starts
10:00am – Post-race Celebration starts
10:15am – Free Kid’s Dash starts
10:30am – Awards Ceremony at the Stage
Green Lake Open Houses: This Is One You Do Not Want To Miss: Just a quick walk to the lake!
Open Sunday 1/16/2011 1-4 PM
Better than New Construction just down the street from Green Lake!
Homes around Green Lake Park consist of many different types of styles with one thing in common: proximity to Green Lake (or Greenlake as many also call it). This Green Lake home has the best of all worlds with charming Seattle Craftsman style, but with new construction sensibilities for the way we live today. Covered front porch and just a short walk to the lake, this is a one of a kind in city find. $975,000 (MLS#131724) (8552 Densmore Ave N)
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Master Suites
- 5 Baths
- 2 Car Garage
- City, Space Needle, & Lake Views
- Giant light filled basement with 9 foot ceilings
- Upstairs Laundry
- Gas fireplace
- Granite Countertops
- Butler’s Pantry
- Fully Landscaped
- Wired for Hot Tub
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate LLC for all your Green lake real estate needs.
Bank Owned Properties: I recently read an article advising sellers to list their homes before closing of the second quarter 2011. The reason, it states, is banks have been holding alot of their banked owned properties and now the dam is going to burst. They predict this will wash out the sellers who actually are in good standings with their mortgages and home ownership and drop prices overall by as much as 10%. Haven’t we been traveling down this road for the last two years already? The article goes on to say banks have been holding out because they didn’t want to glut the system any more than they have to. A new 200+ condo building could be looked at as glutting the system too.
REO or bank owned properties are definitely a way to buy your next home. Just make sure you have a “can do” attitude and fix it mentality first. A bank owned property is essentially like buying “as is”. The seller (aka bank) might not be willing to fix that leaking faucet or negotiate a new roof or, in some cases, assist with buyer’s closing costs. But you can buy a non-bank owned house and perhaps negotiate easier on price, upgrades, or repair work because there is a motivated seller on the other end. Each buyer will have their logical preferences, of course. I’m just thinking - there’s something to be said for buying a home with assurance? With a history and explaination…a “heart” if you will. Sometimes I think we forget the process of buying and selling houses isn’t just about getting the best deal and/or the lowest price. I’ve always thought it was about bringing (generally) two parties together to accomplish an end to one and a beginning to another.
Animal Adoption in Green Lake
I can’t think of a better segway from my last post than to announce the opportunity to adopt a pet in Tangletown this Sunday, January 9th! The Seattle Human Society is at it again – MaxMobile – their mobile mobility (just like so many others have caught on to …Molly Moon’s Ice Cream anyone??) will be stationed at the one and only Might O Donuts this Sunday from 11a to 3p.
I’ll just interject here and remind you of the Wallingford Tour of Homes on the SAME DAY and SAME TIME. Wallingford: you are where it’s at!