Burien, WA Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
12833 7th Ave S, Burien 98168  This craftsman style home is just waiting for someone to bring it back to life! Original hardwood floors, quick access to the freeway, and a newer roof are just a few of the perks of this property. Bring your contractors, or fix it up yourself! A wonderful investment opportunity awaits.  Alicia Shope (206) 939-3623   Keller Williams Downtown Sea   1100 Dexter Avenue N, Ste 275 Seattle, WA 98109  
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By Chris Bierrum, Real Estate Consultant with Elevate NW Properties
(Elevate NW Properties)
Feeling priced out of certain neighborhoods? Our Hot ‘Hoods section highlights up-and-coming neighborhoods that feature cool restaurants, good schools, family-friendly vibes, and more. This month we feature Burien - a buzzing up-and-comer minutes from downtown with a burgeoning art scene, great restaurants and cafes, and a beautiful (and convenient) transit center.Here are 4 reasons to consider this 'Hood:  Well-connected to Seattle through a variety of transportation options.By car or bus, you can get to downtown Seattle via 509 N or 99 N in under 20 minutes. The modern Burien transit center is a great option to forego the traffic headaches. It's still affordable.Average list price of a single family home in Burien is 54% lower than a home in Seattle, with property values in Burien on ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
    16637 8th Place SW, Burien 98166   Views of Mt.Rainer & Puget Sound from the living area of this house nestled between Burien & Normandy Park. Large windows allow for lots of natural light in the living areas which feature wood floors. Large kitchen opens onto the rear patio which is perfect for lawn parties. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths & a family room as well as AC make this home complete. Large room off the garage & exterior shed provide plenty of storage space. Close to schools, shopping and hospital make this house a find.     Cullen K. Wallace (206) 858-6800   Keller Williams Downtown Sea   1300 Dexter Avenue N, Ste 500 Seattle, WA 98109  
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By Ricky D. Sadler, Trusted Senior Property Advisor & Marketing Expert
(Real Estate Marketing Experts &Trusted Senior Advisors on Property Management services, Rentals Leasing, Landlord Tenant )
  6322 Fauntleroy Way SW Seattle, WA 98136 (206) 728-6063 office (206) 728-6175 fax www.rd-house.com         Thank you, for being a part of Burien apartment owner’s community in today market everything matters.   RD House Real Estate & Property Management INC. managesseveral qualified building in the Burien area and we are looking to grow our business in the Burien community. I would really appreciate your help with any referrals or request for a proposal to do property management Thank You   We understand your requirements! As an apartment building owner, you want the professional convenience gained by securing a proactive property management team. Your real estate is a valuable investment and we can help you protect that investment with sound expertise.     RD House Real Estate & Prop...
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By Ricky D. Sadler, Trusted Senior Property Advisor & Marketing Expert
(Real Estate Marketing Experts &Trusted Senior Advisors on Property Management services, Rentals Leasing, Landlord Tenant )
Burien WA. Should’ve been named OuelletvilleWA. This is a great story of what in a Name- Mr.Gottieb Burian Namesake became city of Burien WA just misspelled of the years. Another funny point in this story Burian was not the first settler George Ouellet was the first settler of then Sunnydale. I have not a clue why they call it Sunnydale it rain as much in (Burien) as it does in Seattle but anyway that was the name Burian I mean Burien should have been Ouelletville due to the settlement laws back then, but there more George Ouellet was the first settler but practice strange hazard of starvation to cure one’s ills which resulted in the death of a visiting English heiress in 1911 I think this is the rest of the story why Burien is call Burien instead of Ouelletville.     Some other histori...
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By Ricky D. Sadler, Trusted Senior Property Advisor & Marketing Expert
(Real Estate Marketing Experts &Trusted Senior Advisors on Property Management services, Rentals Leasing, Landlord Tenant )
  What is your Rentals Thermostat set AT- RD House Real Estate & Property Management can warm you up!       RD House Real Estate & Property Management is a growing Property Management Company, In the Greater Seattle Area and we have been Very Lucky and blessed With Wonderful Tenants and Owner here in the Seattle Area-   When you’re a fresh growing company sometime you don’t get  a chance to look at what other are doing in the market-All we can say if you Rental is sitting On Market Longer than 22 days  you Need US to Turn UP Your Rental- thermostat is set at!   Thank you for your Business!-       Advantages of hiring R.D. House Real Estate & Property Management   As you’re leasing & Management agent: 206-728-6063 www.RD-House.com       Your real estate is a valuable investment and we ca...
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By Ricky D. Sadler, Trusted Senior Property Advisor & Marketing Expert
(Real Estate Marketing Experts &Trusted Senior Advisors on Property Management services, Rentals Leasing, Landlord Tenant )
Housing Choice Vouchers Fact Sheet Tenant's Obligations: Landlord's Obligations WWW.RD-house.com Call US 206-728-6063 What are housing choice vouchers? The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PH...
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By Ryan Allie, Creating Your Puget Sound Lifestyle
(Living Puget Sound)
About Burien is found in the heart of King County and according to the Website of King County, it is located in Puget Sound in Washington State and it covers 2,134 miles. It’s established at the south of Seattle. It is a big county where it is considered to be twice as large as the county in United States. King County was believed to be one of the most populous districts in the United States. It is also known being one of the highest-income among the regions in the United States. In King County, 39 cities were founded and one of them is Burien. Burien has a population of 33,313 as of 2010 census in the United States and was concluded to have an increase in the present time. As you can on the map, Burien is located near the salt water. Burien is located at the south of Seattle, which is ...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report Condos for Burien, Washington2011 Market Report Condos for Burien, WashingtonBurien real estate was on a lot of residents minds this last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends in this 2011 Market Report Condos for Burien, Washington.Burien condo activity as brisk and picking up based on the experience of the Phil Leng Team. We sold 68 homes this past year, with an average market time of 49 days!However the overall statistics for Burien are sobering. Look at this graph. The red bar is the number of condos for sale in any given month. The Green bar is the number of condos sold in any given month. Which of these two categories would you want to be in? The red category, or the green category? If you use The Phil Leng Team to sell your...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report for Burien, Washington2011 Market Report for Burien, WashingtonReal estate was on a lot of peoples minds last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends in this 2011 Market Report for Burien, Washington.Burien real estate activity was brisk and picking up based on the following data and experience of the Phil Leng Team. Our Team sold 68 homes this past year, with an average market time of 49 days. The overall statistics for Burien are sobering. Look at this graph. The Red bar is the number of houses for sale in any given month. The Green bar is the number of houses sold in any given month. Which of these two categories would you want to be in? If you hire The Phil Leng Team to sell your property, we will help you get into the Green! Th...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Three King County waterfront homes were sold this week, along with the two previously reported Seattle waterfront sales.  The sales were located in Kent, North Bend, and Burien. The Burien waterfront home was located in the upscale Three Tree Point neighborhood.  The 3 bed, 1.75 bath beach house had been on the market for a year, starting at $699,000 and closing at $635,000.  The property has 60 feet of private Puget Sound shoreline. In Kent, a home on a small private lake was sold for $474,000 after about 3 months on the market.  the 4 bed, 2.5 bath home on Winterwood Lake had been previously priced at $499,000. On the Snoqualmie river, a one-acre estate in North Bend sold for $565,000 after 91 days on the market.  The home was originally listed at $640,000.  The house has 3 beds, two ...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Lake Burien Waterfront Homes Lake Burien is located on the West end of the city of Burien, with quick access into town and to downtown Seattle. Just a few blocks up from Puget Sound, the lake has a nice mix of a secluded, private feel while still being within walking distance of shops and restaurants. While there are a wide range of prices for Lake Burien waterfront homes, the most recent sales have been between $600,000 and $900,000. There are many large estates with modern luxurious grounds on the lake, some of which are valued at over $1 million. View Larger Map Get Directions View Bird’s Eye   Lake Burien Waterfront Homes – Active Lake Burien Real Estate Listings 1621 SW 152nd St Burien $950,000 3 beds, 3.3 baths, 4,680 sq ft Lake Burien Pending Waterfront Homes 1216 SW 157th St Bur...
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By Brian Skaar, VA, Jumbo, FHA & Conv Direct Lender (760) 752-4480
(VanDyk Mortgage - VA, FHA, Conventional, VA Jumbo, Jumbo, Purchase Loans, & Refinance, Direct Lender)
Burien WA - VA Loans and FHA Home Mortgage Loans - VanDyk Mortgage - Washington VA Lender & FHA Lender   VanDyk Mortgage is your source for VA Loans and FHA Loans in Burien .  We have been making FHA, VA, Conforming, and Jumbo loans since 1987.  VanDyk Mortgage is a Direct Lender.   We offer many loan programs for Burien Homebuyers and King County Homeowners to Purchase and refinance homes.. FHA & FHA Jumbo (aka High Balance) VA & VA Jumbo (aka High Balance) Conforming & Conforming Jumbo (aka High Balance or Super Conforming) Jumbo Loans to $3m Burien FHA Loans are available up to $567,500 with just 3.5% down payment. The FHA 2011 Loan Limit for Burien is $567,500.  Burien FHA Loans that are over $417K up to $567,500 are called FHA Jumbo or FHA High Balance loans. Burien VA Loans are a...
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By Aaron Hunter, Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Recently there has been quite an increase of people using their land to grow food for their families.  People usually choose to do this either out of economic necessity or for sustainability reasons; eating your home-grown vegetables saves the transportation and energy costs associated with buying your food at the grocery store. An article in the Seattle Times yesterday(6/6/10) gives us a glimpse into a recently revisited form of urban farming - the for-profit farm.  According to the article:      "Commercial urban farming "makes the most of underused urban natural resources, and provides fresh food to people right where they can see it growing from seed to harvest," Nicole Jain Capizzi, former director of a for-profit urban farm in Milwaukee, wrote on the Seattle-based website UrbanFar...
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I was just turned on to this inspiring website called The Prudent Homemaker while reading one of my favorite couponing blogs.  The author of Prudent Homemaker is the mother of six children under the age of eight, and the wife of a Realtor.  The "About Us" page chronicles the last two years of having a limited to no income, and how having a stockpile of food, a garden, and applied cooking skills helped this mom put healthy food on the table during those tough times where there was no money for groceries.  She rarely sets foot in a store, even for groceries. I think that anyone can appreciate this story of how this family flourished and radiated gratitude during some incredibly stressful times.  She doesn't have a blog, but posts recipe and other article updates regularly.  It's a testame...
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It's officially garage sale season again, and if you're anything like me you're searching the house for unwanted or unnecessary junk to get rid of.  There's a great article over at Mummy Deals that offers 20 steps for a successful garage/yard sale: http://www.mummydeals.org/2010/05/20-tips-to-holding-profitable-garage.html Aside from getting rid of excess stuff, if you have kids this is a great way for them to learn some selling and negotiating skills.  In the process they can also clear their room of clothes and toys they've outgrown, and earn money for the new items that they desire!   They love making all of the signs, too. If I had one tip to add to the list, it would be to check the Farmer's Almanac for the best day to hold it weather-wise, at least in the Northwest.  Another tip I...
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My mother just got word that she's been accepted at a senior housing building on the islands, so I am under the gun to find a good moving company to move her belongings across the pond. Things have been pretty busy lately, so for some reason I wasn't thinking straight in regards to my search for a mover.  Sometimes I can slip back into my old-fashioned ways.  I start to reach for phone books.  I actually call companies whose names begin with AAA.  I go onto Craigslist, and against my better judgment, start searching in the 'Services' section.   So I PRINT OUT a few ads and bring them with me to Target, so that I can call while having a beverage before doing my shopping.  No one answers so I leave messages. With one of those companies, it was my second attempt at reaching them. It had be...
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Having sold plenty of items in my life, I am aware that pointing out an item's faults, whether that item is a car, a house, a piece of furniture, etc, is a tried and true negotiating tool used for the purpose of diminishing the value in the eyes of a seller and ultimately bringing the asking price down. However, there is a fine line between having a courteous and honest discussion about a property's condition and being so obnoxious as to back the seller into a corner to where they feel so "broken" that they must acquiesce against their will. An example - several years ago when I was living in Phoenix I had my car for sale for $1,000.  A guy from the neighborhood made an appointment to see the car, came over, and proceeded to bad-mouth every single aspect of my car.  I had kept it impecc...
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In December, as I was transfering information from my old (paper!) planner to my new one, I noticed something that I hadn't laid eyes on in a year: my list of goals for 2009.  My first thought was, "What's it doing here, in the very back page of my planner?"  Then I thought to myself that it would have been nice to have been able to go back to this periodically throughout the year to see how I was doing and to make sure none of the goals that I wanted to achieve got lost along the way. So, it's February 2010 and I'm cleaning off my desk, and what do I find under one of my files? My goals for 2010.  The 3 loose pages were a heartbeat away from being crammed into the Bookshelf of Obsolete Files. I'm revisiting the goals I set last month right now.   So far I'm actually doing a pretty good...
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