Tips for Spring Sellers!

 

The flowers are starting to bud, and the sun is peaking through the clouds (on some days); Spring is in the air and For Sale signs are emerging around Seattle. How do you stay ahead of the game? As the housing market begins to heat up, sellers can take these extra steps to help stand out among the rest. At first glance, potential buyers are scrutinizing your property before they even step foot in the door, and having a clean entrance and yard can make a big difference for first impressions.  Adding a beautiful potted plant to the front porch, or staining the front deck could be relatively small projects that could add generous appeal to your home.

Staging your home is another great way to entice buyers to choose your home. Hiring professionals to arrange your home to appeal to a broad array of buyers could be the difference between a buyer choosing your home, or choosing one just down the street. Removing personal belongings helps buyers envision themselves living on the property- not you. Also remember to give your home a good cleaning before showings; a clean home feels bigger and more inviting.

For more information on Seattle real estate, contact your local real estate agent today.

North Capitol Hill Home New to the Market!

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This quintessential North Capitol Hill Tudor sits privately above the street on coveted 22nd Avenue East, one of Seattle’s finest blocks. Generosity and flow of space are the key elements making this home both luxurious and functional.

The expansive but private front porch is a room of its own–a great spot for breakfast or an evening read. The large, sun-filled living room boasts classic Tudor-style details: original stained glass and leaded windows, beamed ceilings, and a wood burning fireplace framed by a substantial mantel and built-ins. Off the living room is a cozy study with a gas fireplace.

Perfect for entertaining, the spacious dining room is conveniently open to the living area, kitchen, and breakfast room. The chef’s kitchen is well equipped with a commercial range combo–6 burner gas cooktop, double oven, broiler, and griddle–plus ample counter and storage space, counter eating, and a cook’s desk. Just off the kitchen and breakfast room, a decked garden space is lush with mature shrubs, trees, and vines.

The 2nd level features the bright and spacious master suite with walk-in closet, finished sunporch, and full bath; two more bedrooms, one with in-suite bathroom; a stately office with gas fireplace; a 3rd full bath; and hall closet space.

The 3rd level is complete with two large bedrooms, both with a pair of built-in single beds; a full bathroom; craft/work room; large storage room; and another large closet. In keeping with this home’s spacious overall feel, the basement level hosts a sizeable recreation room warmed by a wood burning fireplace; a huge, open laundry area with laundry chute and closet; and, of course, plenty of additional storage space.

Nearby shops and restaurants, parks, excellent schools (both private and public), 10 minutes to downtown, this home meets all your needs and more. Make this your forever home.

The Gaffney House Hits the Market

1604 17th Ave Gaffney House-5The Gaffney House, facing east on the corner of 17th Avenue and Madison Street, has just been listed for sale by Ewing and Clark Inc. The current owner, Full Life Care, a not-for-profit organization, has owned and operated a memory care home out of the property for the last 12 years.

“For persons living with dementia,” says Nora Gibson, Full Life Care’s executive director, “our small-scale assisted living is a fantastic model. But the reality is it’s cost-prohibitive for us to continue at this location. We’ll invest the property’s equity into our other memory care home in Columbia City and our adult day health centers throughout King and Snohomish counties. We are committed to providing fiscally-sound solutions for the long-term care needs of our most vulnerable populations.”

1604 17th Ave Gaffney House-2Prior to the establishment of Gaffney House in 2004, the property had served many purposes. In the 20th century it had numerous incarnations: hospital, mental health facility, a venue for weddings and other large parties. At one point, it was even configured into a warren of non-profit arts organizations. Most recently, the stairwell was encased, a large elevator was added, and extra-large bedrooms were re-sized.

Gibson emphasizes that Gaffney House will continue to provide high quality of care during the sale. “We expect the process to take many months,” she says. “And our residents’ quality of life will always be our paramount concern. When the sale approaches, we’re committed to helping families make a smooth transition for their loved ones.”

“Our residents and their families have loved what we’ve accomplished at Gaffney House,” Gibson says. “And it is at a very special location in the heart of a mixed-use area. It’s even conveniently sandwiched between two incredible markets: Trader Joe’s and the Central Co-op. Like Gaffney House, I’m sure a new use will develop from the sale that will be of great benefit to the Capitol Hill community.”

1604 17th Ave Gaffney House-3The stately 1906 house was originally built for Caroline Kline Galland and was completely renovated in 1990 and again in 2003. The elegant and palatial property sits atop Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s most dynamic & vibrant neighborhoods. The Gaffney House is equipped with handicapped and elevator access to all four floors, two full staircases, fire sprinklers, fire rated doors, & other life safety improvements and is currently approved for 16 residents, while operating as Full Life. This property provides a unique high profile investment opportunity in a NC365′ zone.

For more information about Full Life Care programs, contact Doug Harkness at 206.224.3757. To inquire about the sale, contact Ewing & Clark, Inc.: Tom Graff at 206.295.1445 or Jane Powers at 206.322.2840.

Recent Capitol Hill Neighborhood Home Sales

There are many noteworthy homes that have sold in recent months in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and if you’re looking to move in the near future here is a good indication of what homes are selling for in the area. Last month 12 sales closed in the Capitol Hill and North Capitol Hill neighborhoods, with the sales ranging between $530,000 – $1,185,000. In addition, 21 condo units sold last month with sales ranging from $146,500 to $600,000. Check out these recent interesting sales in the area, and if you’re interested in moving to the Hill contact your local real estate agent for more information.

709 15th Avenue E – SOLD $1,190,000

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This beautiful Capitol Hill custom residence was built with a one of a kind styling, with barrel vaulted ceilings, unique stainless glass accents and and oak finishes. This home sold recently for 91.89% of the asking price.

909 E Newton Street #C6-7 – SOLD $1,490,500

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This beautiful North Capitol Hill condominium features gated entry, in the boutique Newton Place condominium complex. It has stunning views of the sound, Olympics, Lake Union, and Queen Anne, and the gorgeous grounds include an outdoor pool perfect for summertime fun on the Hill.

947 18th Ave E – SOLD $1,915,000

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This home was timelessly rebuilt by an award winning architect and custom Seattle home builder owners, and the quality of this home is impeccable. This neighborhood home closed last month for 95.99% of the asking price, and new owners will enjoy everything new in the home as of 2008 ; plumbing, electric, walls, flooring, you name it!

115 Bellevue Ave E #302 – SOLD $145,000

Cap Hill Coop

This East facing Capitol Hill Co-op corner unit in the Troy Co-op building features very open formal living spaces and has a walk score of 92. This was a really great opportunity for a renter to own a unit on Capitol Hill, and sold for a little over 87.9% of the asking price.

1935 10th Ave E – SOLD $2,153,000

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This beautiful Capitol Hill home has outstanding views of Lake Union, Queen Anne, Downtown, the Space Needle, The Olympic Mountains – you name it! Features include oak flooring, tall ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, marble fireplace, chef’s kitchen and much more. It is no surprise that this home sold for over 100% of the asking price!

Charming Capitol Hill Co-op For Sale

coopThe top floor of the charming Capitol Hill building is available for purchase at $164,950. Owning the 610 sf co-op is a great opportunity to own your own place instead of rent! It has one bedroom and one bath as well as open formal living areas, hardwood floors and includes a washer and dryer. Although there is no parking included, it has a walking score of 92! Enjoy all the food and entertainment that Capitol Hill has to offer just a few blocks away. Bus stops are near by which make it easy to get around downtown and other areas of the city.

Status For Sale
Price $164,950
Bed / Bath 1 / 1

For more information please contact Kristine Losh of Ewing & Clark at 866-675-8911.

Capitol Hill William Bane Home-For Sale

This Capitol Hill home for sale is a William Bain residence with glorious views of Lake Washington, the Cascades and the Arboretum.  The three bedroom, two bathroom home has been remodeled throughout, and has many delightful features including a granite entryway.  The gorgeous kitchen has high-end appliances, pretty moldings and millwork, and oak floors.  The home also has newly insulated windows and two walk-out decks.  Enjoy surround sound, recessed lighting, and air conditioning throughout this unique Capitol Hill home.  Please follow the link to find full listing details and photos or click here to search for other Capitol Hill homes for sale. 

Status: For Sale
Listing Price: $939,950
Bed/Bath:  3,2

Mediterranean Home-For Sale

This stunning Capitol Hill home, located up the hill from Seattle Preparatory and Interlaken Park is a Mediterranean beauty is new on the market and under renovation.  The home, which is currently unfinished,  is listed for sale at $2,500,000,has all new systems and priced for the finished product.  The home was originally built in 1922 overlooks Lake Washington, the Cascades, Interlaken Park and the University of Washington.  The five bedroom, four bathroom home has 7,390 sf of gracious interiors perfect for entertaining.  The homes technical updates do not overshadow the original plasterwork and fine finishes.  The home is close to Volunteer Park, shops and cafes.  Please contact a listing agent to find more information about this Capitol Hill home for sale

Status: For Sale
Listing Price: $2,500,000
Bed/Bath: 5,4

North Capitol Hill Home-For Sale

This Craftsman style home for sale on North Capitol Hill has been beautifully and has sweeping lake, mountain & territorial views from most rooms of this over 7,000 sf home.  It has been completely renovated yet maintains its architectural integrity with tall ceilings, large rooms, detailed millwork, hardwood floors, and 4 fireplaces.  The home also takes advantage of modern amenities in the gourmet kitchen, six full bathrooms and two master suites.  The home has a vast 1,600 sq ft deck w/ Cascade, Lake Washington views. The home is currently for sale for $2,495,000.  Click the link to see full details on this Capitol Hill home for sale.

Status: For Sale
List Price: $2,495,000
Bed/Bath: 5,6

Interlaken Park Capitol Hill Home-For Sale

This Picture perfect stucco home in the Interlaken Park neighborhood of North Capitol Hill is currently for sale.  The home is remodeled throughout, but still maintains the original character.  It sits on a sunny, corner lot with pretty grounds.  The interior features include lovely hardwood floors, coved ceilings, beautiful  millwork, grand rooms, and a new kitchen with slab counters and stainless appliances with a balcony offering awesome views.  The 2.25 bathrooms have been remodeled as well. There is a good sized basement w/ high ceilings to add to this 2,750 sf home.  The convenient location is close to 19th restaurants, schools, and parks with easy access to buses, UW, hospitals, downtown and freeways.  See more details on this Capitol Hill home for sale.   

Status: For Sale
Listing Price: $749,500
Bed/Bath: 3/2.25