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

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Cute One-of-a-Kind Green Lake House Open This Weekend

 Cute One-of-a-Kind Green Lake House Open This Weekend

Here’s the link to the listing: As a Phinneywood specialist and longtime resident I am holding a very special open house this Saturday and Sunday April 28 and 29th  from 1-4 for National Open House weekend.  This home is truly one of a kind in the area.  Located just a couple of short blocks from the Woodland Park Zoo. A few years ago it was a neglected original Green Lake cabin from the beginning of the last century (maybe even older) then it was completely reinvented as a charming family home on a small foot print with a second story and a finished basement. It might have had one of the smallest floor areas five years ago, but it lives big now.  Perched above the street it boasts privacy and and a quiet backyard complete with a water feature and granite retaining walls.

Back Yard

Beautiful Lanscaping and Shade Gardens

Safe to say you haven’t seen another lot like this, and the house is completely remodeled top to bottom. What was once a garage is now a finished bedroom (buyer to verify) or office space and a 3/4 bath. It’s the kind of house that you could easily drive right by on the street without noticing it perched proudly above the street and out of the way, but once you are inside you will find light filled spaces and views over Greenlake Park towards the Cascade Mountains and beyond in your own little private “treehouse”. The master is on the top floor along with another bedroom and a spacious full bath. The ground floor entry level has gleaming hardwood floors, a kitchen with granite counter tops and Stainless Steel appliances, the original brick fireplace in the living room, dining space and a powder room all in an open floor plan.

Open Ground Floor Plan

Downstairs is the laundry room and  the converted garage. This house doesn’t scream” look at me”, tucked behind and underneath mature trees but you will appreciate the privacy the mature plantings provide when you are inside. Outside is a well executed landscape plan with low maintenance in mind and year-round color. It’s a charming oasis without a lawn to mow. Complete with a functioning pond,backyard deck and other outdoor “rooms”. OK, it might be a stretch, calling this a” treehouse” with it’s firm concrete foundation and traditional stick built construction. I am referring to how it feels to live in this space. Perched high above the street and sidewalk, placed well above the neighbor to the east, buffeted by the beautiful granite walls to the west (they don’t make them like they used to!), under the large tree to the back of the lot, and the unique tree south of the front door. What I am alluding to is the sense of peace and quiet and privacy with the views looking over the neighbor’s home to the views to the east from the master bedroom and balcony and to the views towards the south in the second upstairs bedroom and ground level.

Bird's eye view from the sunny side of the street

One can’t help but feel above it all in their own private light-filled spaces away from whatever might be happening down below at street level. It’s a very walkable neighborhood, zoo concerts blocks away in the summer along with the Woodlawn and Greenlake parks just down the hill. Up the hill with a Walk Score of 69 is Phinney Ave North with all the restuarants, pubs and galleries. The PNA has zip cars as well as classes and it’s myriad of other activites. To learn more about this special jewelbox of a home please contact: Kim Mulligan kim-mulligan.com kim@cooperjacobs.com 206-579-9066

Getting Ready To Sell In Green Lake: 2010

Getting Ready To Sell In Green Lake: 2010

Green Lake Real Estate Is Looking Up…

Green Lake Bungalow

in one of the most popular neighborhoods to live within Seattle city limits. With its proximity to downtown, the University of Washington, Phinney Ridge ‘hoodWallingford AND the benefit of a 2.8 mile walking trail around the lake, not to mention all the great shops there, makes it a very popular place to live.

Are you thinking about selling in Green Lake? Then there’s something you should know.

40 homes have SOLD since January 1, 2010 45% of these sold in under 30 days with the seller getting 99% of asking price.

What does it take for your Green Lake home to sell?

1.  Location.  70% of buyers look at location first.  Green Lake ranks in the top 10 of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

Sun bathing at Green Lake

2. Size and number of Rooms.  45% of a buyer’s decision to buy depends on number of bed/baths.  It’s a tie between 3 and 4 bedrooms for an average Green Lake home.

3.  Price and Terms.  40% of active buyers are looking for a fair and reasonable price.  The average Green Lake home is $467,000.

Green Lake high dive

Currently 75 homes are available in Green Lake; of those 26 are Green Lake Townhomes.

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Services specializes in Green Lake homes.  Contact us for your complimentary home evaluation.

Molly@CooperJacobs.com

Green Lake Blog: Condo Market VS Townhouse Market

Green Lake Blog: Condo Market VS Townhouse Market.

I was curious what the latest and greatest were on the Green Lake condo vs. townhouse market.  If you’re in the market to buy either a condo or townhome, chances are you have your eye on both types of housing structure.

Okay, so let’s look at the Green Lake CONDO conditions first:

Currently there are only 16 ACTIVE listings looking to get sold.

Ranging from $179,000 for a 1987 2 bed/2bath unit to a gleaming 2003 $639,000 unit with views. 2 bed, 2 bath, 1522 square feet of living space and just steps to the lake! These pedestrian lifestyle condos are loaded with amenities anywhere between granite and garages, creative storage, and rooftop decks. The average number of days on the market is 99.

8 condos SOLD in the last six months! Average days on the market is 31. And of these 31 days, the seller received 97.3% of their asking price. Between 31 and 60 days, seller received 99% of asking price. Bottom line: Priced right = it will sell. But the inventory is low low low for condos in Green Lake and only 8 selling in the last six months tells me people are holding them or renting them.  Many of the buildings originally planned for condo living coverted to apartments so this would explain the inventory lack of inventory.

So let’s look at Green Lake Townhouse stats. Currently, a whopping 23 lovely townhouses for sale in Green Lake.

The prices range from $259,000 to $540,000. And just like the range in pricing, so are the range of homes. From brand new structures with views, eco-efficient uses, and modern twists with 2 bed 2 bath and 1256 square feet of luxury to an adorable 1000 square feet townhome with private fenced areas and priced right! All walking distance to Green Lake which supplies an endless array of sport activities, a very popular community center, restaurants, bars, cafes and local merchants.

How many sold townhouses within the last six months in Green Lake?

Answer: 55
These don’t include pending sales (which are just about to close). To including pending sales that figure bumps up to 64.  Out of 55 solds, 33 were in the $300,000 to $350,000 price range.

Average Days On The Market: 45
Percent Of Original Asking Price: 99.5%
Average Square Footage: 1549
Average Sold Price: $353,091
Which gives us a grand total of roughly $227.00 per square foot on average.

It’s a healthy condo and townhouse market in Green Lake!

Seattle Real Estate 2008: Green Lake Townhouse Market vs. Other Residential…Townhomes in Seattle Neighborhoods

Seattle Real Estate 2008: Green Lake Townhouse Market vs. Other Residential…Townhomes in Seattle Neighborhoods

seattle real estateSeattle neighborhoods have a pretty big townhome market in some areas.  Green Lake in Seattle is one of those. In some ways this has been good because it has allowed buyers to be able to afford Green Lake living when stand alone houses in Green Lake got to expensive for them.  Buying a townhouse in Green Lake isn’t that inexpensive, however, but let’s look at some of the numbers for March 2008 as of today.  These are from the MLS (NWMLS) search and compiled by me.

It is interesting to look at the total impact of townhomes on the Green Lake real estate market next to other residential listings.  Looking at Active (Active, Contingent, and Subject to Inspection ) listings in the MLS, 50 of those are townhouse or style 32.  There are 81 of these Green Lake residential homes in this same Active category of houses for sale that are not townhomes.  Looking at 2008 Pending numbers, 8 are townhouses and 13 are other residential Green Lake homes.  Closed sales in 2008 only for townhomes are 15 and 35 Green Lake residential properties that are not townhomes have been sold. Clearly other residential in Green Lake is moving faster than townhomes in 2008.

The Median price for a townhouse in Green Lake? $461,450 from the active inventory if you are in the market, but definitely look to negotiate because with the average days on market creeping over 62 days and the median sales price for closed townhouses at $366,000, there is room for some bargaining to live in this wonderful Seattle neighborhood!  The days on market for other residential properties in Green Lake are at 76 days with a median active price of $599,973 and a median closed sales transaction price of $507,500 so far for 2008.  Bargaining can be beneficial to a Green Lake buyer in either case, but a townhouse might be easier financially to get into.