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MAY 2011

Your guide to Real Estate and home buying & selling

bie Deb LS SELland Kirk





Stunning Houghton 4-Bed/2.75-Bath/ 2570sq Ft Home W/Lake View. Gourmet Kitchen With SS Appl, Granite Slab & Hardwoods. Lots Of Nat’l Light. Quiet & TreeLined Private Drive. – SOLD $575K –



Contemporary Highlands Recent Remodel Impressive/Open Design w/ Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Slab/SS Appl. Lovely Tree-Lined/Cul-De-Sac & Quiet/Private/Fenced Yard. Easy 405/520 Access. – SOLD $492K –


Debbie Walter, Realtor


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RE/MAX NW Realtors Servicing the Greater Puget Sound Area

reasons people buy a home: a place to raise/educate kids, a safe place for a family, plenty of living space and a home which offers us control over the space we live. Now that is something you can share while waiting for your morning latte.

Debbie is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX NW Realtors in Kirkland and can be reached at (206) 930-8699.

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Specializing in Kirkland Properties.

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Impeccable 1.45acre Mini ESTATE w/Remodeled 3210sq ft home. New Windows/Gas Furnace/AC/Hardwood Flooring/Granite Counters & More. Open Floor Design w/Vaulted Ceilings. Lovely & Quiet Tree-Lined Street Completely Private w/Natural Light Pouring In. Walk to Lk Wash Schools & Wineries/Brewery. MLS #188389 – SOLD $540K–


one of the highest average household income per capita combined with limited land supply (because of geographic limitations like water, trees, mountains, wetlands, protected species, etc.), in addition to a low unemployment rate – speculators predict our area will appreciate even greater. Most importantly, when it comes to home ownership factor in the four biggest


ment plan that is tailored to Those considering a home purchase today are inundated your condition and situation. They have training, knowlwith conflicting advice and edge, skill sets and access to opinions from the people they know – and even people equipment/tools that others don’t. they don’t know. This is even MORE true “Buy NOW!” when it comes to home own“Don’t Buy NOW!” ership, which is likely When one hears the largest financial such diverse opininvestment you and/ ions, where is one or your family will suppose to turn? My ever make. advice: look at facts, As a full-time statistics and data. professional Broker/ A good analogy: Realtor, we are often if you had massive asked many commigraines, would you seek the help of Debbie Walter mon questions from someone you met Realtor - RE/MAX NW both past and present clients. Because there in a coffee line or a is NO ‘one size fits all’ co-worker or your answer in real estate, you may best friend or your Motherfind it interesting to read the in-Law? Likely not. Most likely, you would seek two most popular Q&A’s of real estate: the help and advice of mediQ: “If it’s possible that cal professionals who would prices may still fall, why assess your specific circumshould I buy now?” stances, run comprehensive A: While price is the major tests and formulate a treat-

are still waiting, sorry - you missed it. Q: “When will I begin to see appreciation if I buy now?” A: That is like trying to answer “What is the weather like in the United States?”’ Appreciation varies by market just like the weather can vary by city. In fact, appreciation can even vary greatly in Kirkland’s own West of Market vs. Rose Hill vs. Houghton vs. Highlands vs. Juanita - so it’s important to look closely at local pricing trends in specific neighborhoods that you are most interested in. Nationally, all indicators show values will begin to rise this year as most markets have now ‘hit bottom and are flat-lining’ in regards to price - plus pending activity and closed sales are UP. NAR and other pricing experts project home prices to increase in the second half of 2011, reaching a cumulative appreciation of more than 10 percent between now and 2015. For markets like the Eastside, where we have

Meticulous & one-of-a kind 2-story on private/ quiet/tree-lined street. SO Assessed Value=$378K! Completely turn-key & Pottery-Barn cute w/rare 2-car gar! New ext/int paint, new carpet, fncd yrd w/large deck, all applc stay + AC, 2 car gar. Vaulted ceilings, tennis & basketball courts/ parks/trails/min to DT Kirkland/waterfront/I-405. – SOLD $195K– MLS #129536!



Spectacular $85K Remodel And Impeccable Open Design W/New S Paint/Hardwoods/ Carpet/Gourmet Kit/ SS Appl & Granite Counters. All New Lighting Makes This Home Incredibly Light/ Bright. 2-Car Gar + Prime Cul-De-Sac Location & Min To Lake Washington Schools & I-405!


– SOLD $360K–

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Top Two Q & A’s in Today’s Market

concern for anyone selling a home, a primary concern for a Buyer should be COST. That means a buyer should take into account what a monthly payment will be (in comparison to your gross and net income plus other debt obligations). In addition, consider the interest rate of your mortgage. Waiting for prices to ‘bottom out’ while rates increase can wind up costing a buyer MORE over the life of the mortgage. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, NAR, and Mortgage Bankers’ are all projecting interest rates will increase over the next several quarters. In fact, the industry has already seen an increase since last year when rates bottomed out around 4 percent. From 1971-2010, interest rates have averaged 6.5 percent whereas today’s 30-yr fixed rate is hovering around 5 percent. Lastly, there is no way to perfectly “time” the bottom. It’s like trying to “time” the stock market. In fact, once the data shows that the bottom has hit, it’s usually 3-4 months in the past and if you

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Lake Washington Waterfront Rental Live the good life on the water at Meydenbauer Bay! So close to everything-shops, cafes, galleries. Gorgeously remodeled 1,730 sq. ft. Top Floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit w/stainless appliances, slab granite, travertine floors in kitchen, breakfast nook, baths. Oversized master w/built-ins, spa inspired bath & walk-in closet. Huge 2nd bedroom. 5 Skylights. Laundry room & Costco sized walk-in pantry, Fireplace. Giant covered view deck for BBQs & sunsets, Pool, kayaks, bike storage, 2 reserved pkg spaces + storage unit! W-S-G incl. Avail June 1st. $3,450

Sunny & spacious end unit with tons of nice updates including black granite counters, tile floors, and vinyl windows. Huge, private covered BBQ deck with storage, wood burning fireplace, all appliances included. Outstanding location to enjoy all that Kirkland has to offer, or easy on the commuter. Tucked away with a view of the trees & sunsets, not other buildings. Nice, quiet complex. Reserved covered parking & abundant guest parking just outside your door. Low dues, and a well-managed association with good reserves. $118,875

Commuter’s Dream in Kirkland Great 2 bedroom, 2 bath, end unit condo featuring granite counters and an open floor plan. Lots of extra windows, and looking out to tranquil waterfall-fountain. Wood burning fireplace, large covered BBQ Deck, all appliances. Pool, spa, clubhouse & workout facility. Deeded, covered parking just outside your front door. Ideal for the commuter. Close to Lake Washington waterfront, parks, shopping, dining. Welcome home! Offered at $150,000

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8525 120th Avenue NE #100, Kirkland, WA 98033 Just South of Costco

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Discover a 180 Waterfront Lake Washington View when you walk into this amazing Lake Street penthouse in Kirkland! French Riviera living in the Northwest. Walk to restaurant, galleries and shops. All that Kirkland has to offer at your doorsteps! Just in time for summer!


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Grandest living in the heart of Kirkland. Beauty abounds in this 5 bed/5bath stucco home. Mountain/lake views, master suite w/ relaxing jetted spa tub, cozy fireplace, Juliet balcony. Gourmet chef kitchen, light, bright and airy. Lovely landscaping, fully fenced back yard, top of quiet, private cul-de-sac. #187974

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This stunning residence displays the finishing touches you can expect from a house of this stature. 4 bedrooms, including 2 master suites (1 on main floor), a bonus room, a den: possibilities are endless. Full Viking gourmet kitchen opens on a spacious covered patio and very private backyard. Entertainment heaven! #122499

Downtown living at it’s best! Come home to rich Cherrywood cabinetry, granite counters, sparkling hardwoods and the sound of waterfall as you relax hot tub style in your private, beautifully landscaped backyard paradise. 3 car detached gar with tons of room for your toys. Private alley entrance. Walk to downtown. #179893





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Luxurious one level living w/huge bonus RM up. 4632 Sq ft, 4 Bds, 3.5 BA, marble foyer, high-arched entries, gallery hallways. 24 fT triple trayed ceilings, w/exquisitely crown moldings. Formal entertaining, 3 FP, AC, lg gourmet granite slab kitchen w/center island. Sub Zero, 6 Burner Gas Viking Stove top, Miele app. # 186044

One block to Waterfront! Experience Urban living in this Fabulous, newly remodeled home with attention to detail. Gourmet kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops. Sun kissed daylight basement is bright and open!

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Kim Lohnes



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Live in the hub of Kirkland. This one bedroom plus den unit at the “Kirkland Central” over looks the park and library. The kitchen boasts granite counters, cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar. The den has a built in work station. The Kirkland Central has secured entrance and parking. #179479

Exceptional 4B2.5B home in desirable Bridlewood. Designer Beautiful 2 bedroom condo walking distance to Google and Kirkland beaches! Quiet, private complex, home has been wonderfully updated with new cabinets, tile floors, new appliances. Exterior consists of tile roof and real wood siding that should last for years! #164297 484975

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE Real Estate Sales in Kirkland, WA • March 30-April 30, 2011 14037 108th Ave NE 9624 NE 121st Lane 14272 108th Ave NE 14158 105th Ave NE 13424 NE 137th Place 13814 125th Ave NE 9753 NE 135th Place 13202 130th Place NE 14238 112th Ave NE 11234 NE 94th 10313 NE 125th Place 10313 NE 125th Place 8428 NE 131st Place 10122 NE 126th St 636 10th Ave 11914 NE 67 Place 8607 NE 126th Place 11119 127th Place NE 6515 116th Ave NE 12859 NE 112th St 10404 NE 125th Place 13704 117TH Ave NE 6320 NE 130th Place 13139 86th Place NE 7210 120th Ave NE 12104 NE 68th Place 321 15th Ave 9720 112th Ave NE 601 14th Ave W 11316 NE 117th Place

$225,000 $226,200 $232,000 $250,500 $259,000 $272,000 $280,000 $280,900 $287,000 $300,000 $322,000 $322,000 $325,000 $335,000 $347,000 $349,995 $359,500 $375,000 $375,950 $376,000 $380,000 $399,900 $405,000 $405,000 $410,000 $413,000 $425,000 $451,000 $455,000 $475,000

8225 NE 124th Place 13230 NE 142nd Place 12804 NE 104 St 709 9th Ave S 10512 125th Ave NE 8428 NE 123rd Place #Lot 5 8185 NE Juanita Dr 10940 NE 48th St 13030 NE 104th St 4540 108th Ave NE 12843 NE 91st St 8149 NE 117th Place 8149 NE 117th Place 6808 NE 129th St 331 4th Ave S 1203 5th St 711 14th Ave W 126 11th Ave 615 9th Ave 10619 NE 46th St

$500,000 $540,000 $550,000 $575,000 $599,500 $629,800 $630,000 $631,000 $722,500 $725,000 $730,000 $749,950 $749,950 $775,000 $835,000 $845,000 $900,000 $915,000 $1,125,000 $1,400,000

Residential Housing Averages Average. List Price $612,030 Average Sales Price $508,933 CDOM (Cumulative Days on Market) 99

Condos/Townhomes in 98033 & 98034

14316 126th Ave NE #D-303 6732 112th Ave NE #A-11 6732 112th Ave NE #6A 11006 NE 68th St #821 11623 127th Lane NE #C-1 12641 NE 130th Wy #C201

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$82,000 $92,500 $95,000 $97,500 $98,000 $100,000

11504 NE 128th St #28 $110,000 9900 NE 124 St #1316 $110,500 12225 100th Ave NE #B208 $115,000 12505 NE 116th St #A30 $122,000 12618 109th Ct NE $122,000 12034 Slater Ave NE #A2 $149,900 11302 124th Ave NE #102 $155,000 201 2 Ave S #205 $155,000 10112 NE 135th Lane $165,000 710 Kirkland Cir #A-101 $189,000 11801 NE 105th Ct $195,000 11901 93rd Ave NE #B205 $215,000 9624 NE 121st Lane $226,200 823 9th Ave S $259,000 220 1st St #408 $260,000 501 Kirkland Ave #105 $264,000 410 2nd Ave S #209 $283,500 410 2nd Ave S #A114 $295,000 10024 124th Ave NE $333,000 10911 123rd Lane NE $359,500 4561 Lake Washington Blvd NE #207 $389,000 12302 NE 109th Wy $389,950 11316 NE 117th Place $475,000 709 9th Ave S $575,000 331 4th Ave S $835,000 6320 Lakeview Dr NE #201 $1,050,000 510 Lake St S #B202 $1,163,000

Condos/Townhomes Averages Average. List Price $311,956 Average Sales Price $304,587 CDOM (Cumulative Days on Market) 165

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Enjoy incredible panoramic views of Lk WA. Outstanding floor plan highlighted by 5 bdrms, 4.5 baths, den/office, plus bonus rm w/4,760 sqft of living space. Photo gallery at MLS #187402.



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Luxurious, Light-filled patio home in rare steel & concrete building. Waterfront parks & downtown Kirkland are your playground. 2 bdrm Suites + Hand-crafted den. Customized Island Kitchen. Great Room & Flex Room. 530 Lake St.




Exquisitely remodeled & immaculately maintained rambler on one of the best lots positioned to maximize lake, city & mountain views! Timelessly elegant, an entertainer’s dream home. Perfect indooroutdoor flow in this private retreat.





Style + Ease…Undeniably fresh, timeless w/ magazine-quality finishes: slab granite/marble, solid wood doors, miles of hdwds, Viking appls, & more. 4Beds up, huge entertaining deck, lush yard w/irrig. Quiet, peaceful setting close to parks + schools.





















Warm & enchanting traditional home nestled in gorgeous, lush landscaping on a culdesac. Bright & cheery tiled kitchen with large island. Beamed & vaulted ceilings. 4 bdrms + bonus rm. 3-car garage.



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NEW ON THE MARKET...PERFECT HOUGHTON LOCATION! 3200 sq ft,4bd/3ba perfectly remodeled top to bottom! MIL/guest suite w/sep entry. This home is fabulous and simply priced to SELL!


Soothing views of Lk WA, Olympic Mtns & Marina from this attached, yet very private home. Over-sized gar and a roomy, level driveway. Open & spacious feel including vaulted ceilings & walls of windows. Private garden entry welcomes you home.



Unique, charming home w/ever changing City & Mtn views! 5 bdrms,3 kitchens, 2.75 bths & detached MIL. Huge 910 sq ft deck off main level w/city & Mt Rainier views. Unique property w/2 separate living spaces + studio. 2 car gar off alley. Great location on 9th Ave!





Wonderful shy acre lot w/level areas & great lake, city, mtn views. Peaceful setting close to Denny Park and boat launch. Water & Sewer recently brought into street. TOPO completed with buildable main structure as well as ADU/Garage


425-766-1315 485221


Craftsman Cottage nestled on Secluded lot banded by Greenspace. Baby Boomer Heaven-Main Floor Master. Downstairs domain for kids or guests. Island, sky-lit Kitchen flows into Great Room. 202 20th Ave.