Beautiful Leschi Home on the Market

Leschi HomeThe beautiful home located at 519 Lake Washington Blvd, right across from Lake Washington and Madrona Park, has outstanding views of lake, mountains, sunrises and sailboats! The home features an open floor plan, large windows, an expansive deck, lovely terraces and a balcony. The kitchen has been updated with top of the line appliances, and there are two full master suites with contemporary bathrooms, views, and huge closets. The home also has a two car garage, and is in close proximity to both Madrona and Leschi shops, restaurants, and of course is a quick commute to downtown. If you are interested in this or other homes in the neighborhood, please contact me at anytime, I’d love to assist you in your home search.

Status: For Sale
Bed/Bath: 3/3
Price: $995,000

King County Home Prices Still Rising

Remember when we told you home prices in the King County area were on the rise? We weren’t kidding. The median home price in the county rose for the second month in a row in May and according to the Seattle Times, the year over year increase is the highest we’ve seen since 2007. Is the housing market beginning to recover? All signs point to yes! The median price of single family homes that sold last month was around $362,000, up 0.6% from April and nearly 4.9% from May of last year!

The year over year increase is the largest we’ve seen since the cost of homes peaked in 2007, and there has only been a handful of months since then where prices have risen in general. According to a map provided by the Seattle Times, the city of Seattle had the highest median sale price last month at $425,500, which had risen more than 10% more than this time last year. Other neighborhoods that saw a significant increase included Leschi/Mt Baker, West Seattle, Queen Anne, and NorthEast Seattle.

2012 Farmer’s Markets Summer Season Updates

If you weren’t out enjoying this lovely turn of the weather this weekend you were one of few; as the sun starts to come out, so do the summer crops and the local farmers markets will open in a few weeks with a ton of fresh new produce. The 2012 farmer’s market season took off running this year, with some markets already up and others soon to follow in the next few weeks. The surrounding Seattle areas will have a few new faces like the Shoreline Farmer’s Market that will open June 16th and will close down others like the

Photo Courtesy of Zachary D. Lyons, copyright from the 2011 Wallingford Farmer's Market

Georgetown market, who didn’t see enough foot traffic the last few years, but hopes to return in the fall with more people coming in and out of the neighborhood. Keep in mind the U District and West Seattle Markets run year round; here is a list of openings to look out for when you’re in the neighborhood:

Burien: 11am-6pm Thursdays

Columbia City: 3-7pm Wednesdays ( and will open early to chefs only to check out the loot before the crowds, from 2-3pm)

Lake City: 3-7pm Thursdays, beginning June 14.

Phinney: 3-7pm Fridays, starting June 3rd.

Madrona: 3-7pm Fridays beginning May 18th.

Magnolia: 10am-2pm, Saturdays starting June 9th.

Queen Anne: 3-7:30pm Thursdays, beginning June 7th.

Wallingford: 3:30-7pm Wednesdays beginning May 30th, (opening early for chefs only from 3-3:30)

 

Picturesque Madrona Home-For Sale

This picturesque home in Madrona Seattle for sale is beautiful, well-built and in a quiet setting. The distinctive brick façade is complimented by gorgeous landscaping and magnificent vine maples. Interior features include gracious rooms, including a lodge-like family room with a stone fireplace and a main floor library. The four bedroom, 3.25 bathroom house has a private master suite with a marble bath. A full recreation room with bar makes entertaining easy in this unique home close to Madrona Woods, Madrona beach and the popular shopping and dining district. Please follow the link to find full listing details and photos. To search other Madrona homes for sale, please click here.

Status: For Sale
Listing Price: $1,595,000
Bed/Bath: 4/3.25