Windermere (Seattle, WA)
By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Windermere is in the Northest section of Seattle on the banks of Lake Washington.  It is an exclusive neighborhood with wonderful historical estates and wide open streets.Windermere is just South of Sand Point and North of Laurelhurst.  Real estate in this part of town is very few and far between with listings selling quickly when priced right.   Selling your Windermere estate:  Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Platinum Properties is our exclusive product for high end and distinctive Windermere homes catering to high net worth buyers and sellers across the Puget Sound and beyond.  For an example of what we have done, just look to our exclusive listing of The Admiral's House in Magnolia.  With our detailed and tech savvy brokers we take care of every detail imaginable and advertise in ways othe...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
It is a GREAT Seattle luxury neighborhood! Windermere real estate - There are some has some amazing properties for sale right now, and this is your foot in the door of Seattle exclusivity: 5747 60th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 From the NWMLS listing on this Windermere real estate home for sale: Rare opportunity awaits your custom touches. High architectural style featuring light & spacious day rooms, hdwd floors & western views. Big kitchen has oodles of cabinet & counter space, eating space, adjacent utility area & walk-in pantry. 1/2 ba & entry closet complete the main floor. Large mstr bdrm, full bath, bdrm & den/office up. Daylight basement has rec room, two bedrooms, 3/4 bath & additional storage. Deck, 2 patios, unique sun room & fab landscaped yard. Great bones w/potential plus. 4...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Seattle-area buyers of luxury and waterfront real estate are very aware of the upcoming changes in the government-sponsored jumbo mortgage limits.  On October 1st, the current jumbo limit of $729,750 will be reduced to $625,500 in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae's attempt to scale back some liability.   The issue for buyers is that retail lenders will not be able to resell these larger loans to FHMC and FNMA any longer.  They'll either have to portfolio these loans in-house, or find another private source to sell them to on the secondary market.  This will very likely result in higher loan costs and rates to the borrowers. Although this only affects a small portion of the market, it's significant for a buyer of a $1 million property.  Their down-payment requirements for a gov-backed loan lik...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
When a buyer and seller are settling on a contract to sell a home, they're usually not thinking about minor items like their favorite drapes, pieces of art, or the bird house they built for their children. It's a good idea, though, to make an inventory of the items that you're planning on keeping and disclosing this to your buyer before signing a contract. At the very least, come to an agreement before closing-running out the door with your favorite sconces could come back to bite you later. So, then, what is the actual "rule" for deciding which parts of a home should technically stay with the home, and which ones are assumed to go with the seller? It's not always perfectly cut-and-dry, but in the real estate industry we classify "fixtures" as items that are permanently attached to the ...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Seattle Waterfront Real Estate Sales Show Big Gains in May Waterfront home sales in Seattle continued their 2010 resurgence with a big month in May. There were eight significant waterfront home sales last month, including four over $1 million. That number is twice the number sold in May 2009, and a big increase over the 5 waterfront homes sold in April, which was in itself a big improvement over last year. Overall, the trend toward more waterfront real estate sales is getting stronger as the year goes on. We now have 29 waterfront homes sold so far in 2010, more than doubling the 13 sales at the same point last year. The median sale price of a waterfront home at this point in Seattle a year ago was $1.0 million, and that number has moved up to $1.4 million so far this year. While that n...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
2009 was an unusually slow year for real estate sales, and Seattle's luxury home market may have suffered the worst. After a couple of months of sales in 2010, however, it looks like the outlook for sales of Seattle luxury homes is brightening quite a bit as closings have picked up dramatically. Seattle Luxury Home Sales There were just two single-family home sales over $2 million in Seattle at this point in 2009, according to NWMLS statistics. Compared that with the 6 sales so far in 2010, and we may have a sign that the easing of jumbo mortage financing and a renewed positive outlook in our local market may be turning this market around. Waterfront Magnolia home 5602 39th Ave W, Seattle WA 98199At $2.1 million, a 5 bed, 3.5 bath home in Northwest Magnolia sold in late February. This h...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
The Windermere neighborhood in Northeast Seattle is associated by name with a local Northwest real estate brokerage.  The neighborhood is not big, and when homes come on the market, they are usually snapped up by one of the local residents or someone who has been "lying in wait" for a chance to live in Windermere. Waterfront real estate prices are high, but many of the waterfront homes have larger lakefront footage than in neighborhoods to the North.  There is currently only one home for sale in Windermere on Lake Washington, at just under $5 million.  Homes over $2 million, in general, have been much slower to sell lately, but this is another unique home in a beautiful locale. Windermere Waterfront Homes For Sale
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