Everett, WA Real Estate News

By Joni Kerley
(CENTURY21 Real Estate Center)
< One of my clients is buying a home in an older neighborhood off Mukilteo Blvd. in Everett. Her title report records the CCR (also known as CC&R), which stands for Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. CCRs are intended for the home buyer, who reads through the covenants and decides whether to agree to them. This particular neighborhood covenant was signed, dated, and notarized on February 18, 1944. The CCR states that the covenant is binding through January 1, 1960, and then automatically extended “for successive periods of ten (10) years” unless a majority of the owners vote to change said covenants in whole or in part. The CCR contains the usual stipulations about residence size, as well as rules pertaining to the construction of “Out Buildings.” There’s even an item about “Noxio...
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By Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker
(Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA)
Housing Hope of Everett, WAA great example of a local company contributing to their Community!  Let’s help them out! Housing Hope Gift Card Drive - March 1st thru March 31st, 2012.  8:00AM to 5:00PM  Monday-Friday The Western Washington Medical Group Family Medicine is collecting gift cards and rolls of quarters for HOUSING HOPE OF EVERETT to help struggling families using emergency shelter and transitional housing or critical services.           Help someone less fortunate than yourself!           Who: Western Washington Medical Group    Location: Western Washingon Medical Group Family Medicine - 3rd Floor Family Medicine  Receptionist    Address: 12728 19th Avenue SE, Suite 300    Everett, WA 98208    Phone: 425-225-2755    Email: jgregerson@wwmedgroup.com    Website:www.wwmedgroup.co...
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By Pierre Arcos
(JAKE Home Inspections)
It's now March 1, 2012.  My oldest child is 18 years old today!!  A milestone in the Arcos family.  Another milestone in the family is the continuation of our remodel.  We're almost ready to start sheet rocking.  Next week we'll be installing insulation and then sheetrock. Since I last wrote about the remodel, we've had rain, snow and more rain & a little more snow.  We had our share of water leaks through our  roof & water coming up into the basement from a freshly cut trench in the front yard.  Sigh!!  But we'll all be better off in the long run.  More elbow room for this family. The new deck over the garage is a decking system made of aluminum planks.  The planks are about 5" wide and have built in channels to divert water to the gutter on the north side of the deck.  It's a pretty c...
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By Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Back in the Rain  After visiting Everett, Washington!   Wow - time flies quickly when you don't stay up to speed with your connections on ActiveRain.  I've been out of town and out of touch, but am back at work after visiting the town of Everett, Washington.   What a great town.  I should have connected with some AR folks to really make it special, but didn't have enough time.  That may be the next thing I do when I re-visit the area.   You can imagine what it's like to travel from the desert and cactus to such a different place.  And having spent 30 years in Kansas, this is a double whammy! Some of you may have been to this area and know the restaurants there. This photo was taken at a little coffee shop near the Port of Everett.   I also visited "Anthony's" for some great clam chowder...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report Condos for Everett, Washington2011 Market Report for Everett, WashingtonEverett real estate was on a lot of peoples minds this last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends.Everett condo activity as brisk and picking up based on the available information and the experience of the Phil Leng Team. We have sold many homes this past year, with an average market time of 49 days.  Our marketing, networking and advertising helps our clients achieve their goals in the most timely fashion available.However the overall statistics for Everett are sobering. Which of these two categories do you want to be in? The red category, or the green category? If you use The Phil Leng Team to sell your property this year, we will help you get into the sold ...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report for Everett, Washington2011 Market Report for Everett, WashingtonReal estate was on a lot of peoples minds this last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends in this 2011 Market Report for Everett, Washington.Everett real estate activity was brisk and following the general market, based on the experiences of the Phil Leng Team. Our Team sold 68 homes this past year, with an average market time of 49 days.Seems the overall statistics for Everett are following the general market trends as well. Look at the 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? Choose The Phil Leng Team to sell your prop...
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By Michael Killmer
(Century 21 North Homes Realty Inc.)
Michael Killmer | CENTURY 21 North Homes Realty, Inc. | michael@mikekillmer.com | (206) 436-4599 510 75th St SE Unit 101, Everett, WA Beautiful Ground Floor Condo w/2-Car Attached Garage! WA-Homesforsale.com for more properties. 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $70,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 1,086 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $231 per month DESCRIPTION Beautiful ground floor condo boasting a 2-car attached garage! Gleaming hardwoods throughout main living area. Cozy gas fireplace in the elegant living room. Separate dining room. Front portch. HUD Home Sold AS-IS by electronic bid only. HUDHomestore.com for property conditions, online bidding, and disclosures. HUDPemco.com for forms and earnest money proced...
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By Vance Hill - Limitless Realty Group & SportStar Relocation Seattle, Our Clients Happiness is Our Main Objective
(Limitless Realty Group & SportStar Relocation Seattle - RE/MAX Northwest)
Everett Luxury Homes Currently there are 28 Luxury Homes for sale in Everett, WA starting at $500,000; equating to approximately 4.1% of the real estate market in all of Everett homes for sale. The highest Luxury Home listing is $1,699,950, with the overall median price being $659,975. This means there are an equal amount of Everett Luxury Homes above and an equal amount of Everett Luxury Homes below this price. These luxury homes range from 3 bedroom 2 bath homes all the way to a 9 bedroom 6 bath Luxury home; there is something for everyone. Please visit www.snohomishluxury.com for more information on Everett Luxury Homes or to schedule a private viewing of any of these homes.     
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By Ron T. Weems Jr., Managing the details one home at a time.
(Weems Property Group | KW North Sound)
   The prices have dropped in relation to last Aug, but there is a lot of activity in Everett WA. If you are in need of a big town feel but real close to country side setting Everett, WA maybe a place you can reside. As you can see by the numbers it is an active community to find a nice home. If your in the market to sell it has good Avg time on market as long as the price is right. Aug 2011 Closed Units   197 Up 31% 2010 Closed Units   136 2011 Avg Price (Sale)   279,592   Dn -10.5% 2010 Avg Price (Sale)  312,277 2011 Median Price  (Sale)  250,900  Dn -8.4% 2010 Median Price (Sale)  273,975 2011 Avg Time on Market  72   Up  2.8% 2010 Avg Time on Market  70   There were 853 properties for sale in Aug. There were 197 properties that sold.  There was 4.3 months of inventory in the Everett...
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By Vance Hill - Limitless Realty Group & SportStar Relocation Seattle, Our Clients Happiness is Our Main Objective
(Limitless Realty Group & SportStar Relocation Seattle - RE/MAX Northwest)
Waterview Home FOR SALE Everett, WA $1,100,000 Absolutely stunning 4500 sq ft home nestled above all homes for a spectacular view of the Puget Sound and Everett's Naval Base! It even has a 2 person cherrywood Sauna! Schedule a private tour of this masterpiece!      Notice the spectacular brazilian hardwood floors boasted by waterviews through the magnificent picture windows! Come find out why this is the home to own!     WHAT IS THIS YOU ASK? Call me to see this absolutely amazing 1500 bottle capacity, redwood lined, temperature controlled wine cellar that happens to come with an amazing waterview home for sale! Ask me how you can get it filled when you buy it!       Get the wine cellar, open your favotite blend and you also get 2 private decks and 2 covered patios to enjoy those nice c...
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By John
(Green City Window and Door)
Window Replacement Everett can be one of your home's most attractive features. Window Replacement Everett can provide you with convenient ventilation, ease of use, superior natural light, and cleaning convenience not found in older windows. If you have an older home, or inefficient windows you could be throwing up 30% of your heating and cooling dollars out the window, literally. On average, with Window Replacement Everett, the owner could expect to recoup approximately 69% upon the sale of the home when replacing their older windows with Window Replacement Everett from Green City Window and Door. Green City Window and Door http://Greencitywindow.com : We are a General Contractor with over 45 years of experience in the building trades specializing in replacing residential windows and do...
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By Diana Young
(Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties)
This staged home received a solid offer just 10 days after hitting the market!  In this area (near Mill Creek, WA) there are a lot of comparable homes for sale competing for buyer attention. Many of the comps are new construction and are usually staged.  The real estate agent knew that in order for this home to be competitive in it needed to stand out from the crowd.  He called SISTERS Interior Redesign and we went to work making this home a "must see"!  Living Room before staging:  Living Room after staging:  Dining Room: Breakfast Nook and Kitchen before staging: Breakfast nook and kitchen after staging: Family Room before staging: Family Room after staging:   Master Bedroom before staging: Master Bedroom after staging: Staging by SISTERS Interio Redesign, Edmonds, WA, 425.776.7890, w...
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By Stacey Mayer, Snohomish-Homes.com
(Snohomish-Homes.com)
Sometimes, the best way to fix your web site is to get out the scissors. Print out your front page, and cut up the parts of it. Pull out the rubber cement from the back of your drawer, and pretend you're creating a picture puzzle. Is there a better place for your links? Is your phone number above the fold? Remember to put usability over flashy graphics, and wasted space. This morning, my client and I worked together re-designing her clinic's home page. With the original web designer on the phone, we cut up the page, and penciled in some new ideas. By moving the pieces of our page around on paper, we were able to arrange things very nicely. I think it took us about 25 minutes. Our "scissor session" wasn't welcomed very warmly by our webmaster. We heard some growls, a few harrumph sounds,...
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By Ron T. Weems Jr., Managing the details one home at a time.
(Weems Property Group | KW North Sound)
As brokers, we are responsible for knowing how to interpret our market areas. The media reports are not always as accurate as you think. It is not their job or business to be that knowledgeable. If you are looking to purchase or sell your home in the Everett area, take a look at these numbers to help you make a sound decision on your offer or listing price. There is lot of other information that needs to be considered to make this decision. At least, you can have numbers to assist you. If you need assistance  call us today! 425-218-7674 June 2011 Closed Units 214   Up 4.2% 2010 Closed Units 205 2011 Avg Price (Sale)  274,124  Dn -10.3% 2010 Avg Price (Sale)  305,675 2011 Median Price (Sale)  254,950 Dn  -12.2% 2010 Median Price (Sale)  290,500 2011 Avg Time on Market  91  Up 18.7% 2010 ...
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By Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker
(Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA)
Everett’s New Police ChiefThe city is a-buzz with the swearing in of Everett’s New Police Chief, Kathy Atwood.  Earlier this month Kathy was sworn in by Mayor Ray Stephanson at the City Council Chambers in Everett. Kathy is Everett’s first female Police Chief and she has been working steadily towards this since 1989. Kathy is a native to Everett and has a good feel for the community.  She is trusted by the community and the Police Officers of Everett.   Congratulations Kathy Atwood!  You will make a great Chief! 
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By Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker
(Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA)
Everett Police Department     The Everett Police Department will hold an open House on July 4th. Located at 3002 Wetmore Ave you can visit the Everett Police Department and have some fun too.     Along with the other festivities going on in the City that day take a peek inside the Everett Police Department.  Crime Prevention activities and information booths will also be available.   Receive a "Passport to Police" and search the Everett Police Department maze.  When you complete the passport you will receive a prize.      Meet Detectives, Crime scene investigators, K-9 handlers and Colby the Crime Prevention Dog!   Take advantage of the FREE Everett Transit on July 4th!   Enjoy your Fourth Of July Holiday and Be Safe!
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By Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker
(Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA)
  Fourth Of July In Everett   The Fourth Of July festivities are approaching and you won't want to miss the excitment.    Beginning at 11:00AM at Colby and Wetmore Avenues between Wall and 26th Streets you can catch the Colors Of Freedom Parade.  There will be Free Everett Transit Shuttles from the Everett Station.   From 1:00 to 11:00PM be at the American Legion Park located at 145 Alverson Blvd for the Colors Of Freedom Festival. There will be live music, a food festival, activities for the kids and it is the perfect place to watch the Fireworks Show over Port Gardner Bay.  Note that there will be NO Parking at American Legion Park so catch a ride at the Everett Transit Station or at Everett Community College Broadway lot.   At 10:20 see the Thunder On The Bay Fireworks! Viewing areas...
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By Brad Hornshaw, Realtor, Listing Agent, Buyers Agent, Investments
(Brad Hornshaw Realtor Lynnwood, Bothell, Everett)
Affordable 1 BDRM Home Everett Washington   Brad Hornshaw | Centuy21 North Homes Realty Inc. | (425) 772-8623 1612 21st S, Everett, WA Affordable 1 BDRM Home Everett 1BR/1BA Single Family House Call for Current Priceing Year Built 1903 Sq Footage 616 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking None Lot Size 1,307 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION ATTENTION ALL BUYERSAdorable home within walking distance to shops and more. Virtually carefree living with a small yard. Gas stove heats the home. DONT LET IT GET AWAY CALL ME TODAY see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Living room - Breakfast nook ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Affordeable 3 BDRMAffordeable 3 BDRMAffordeable 3 BDRM Contact info: Brad Hornshaw Centuy21 North Homes Realty Inc. (425) 772-8623 For sale by agent/bro...
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By Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker
(Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA)
Forest Park, Everett Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend?  Check out Forest Parks Animal Farm/ Petting Farm.  See the baby farm animals from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM  June 4 - August 14.    Across from the Barnyard is a huge play area for the kids and lots of room to run in the fields and picnic areas with BBQ's.  The Forest Park Pool is just across the parking lot!    On a sunny day you will be there early as the park is a popular place to be and fills up quickly! Farm Programs for 2011 Bunny Care - In this program you will learn how to care for a rabbit.  Take a bunny home for 3 days and care for it. A $25.00 fee includes everything you need to care for your bunny. Barnyard Buddy Photo- Get your picture taken with your favorite barnyard buddy.  A $5.00 fee helps to offse...
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By Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker
(Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA)
Ready! Set! Go! A visit to American Legion Park in North Everett with my 2 year old grandson Zayden.    The park is big and clean and has an outstanding view of the sound and Olympic Mountains to the West and Mount Baker to the north.   The playground is colorful and huge with lots of play equipment that is in very good condition.    There are tennis courts and a baseball field and it sits right next to the golf course to the East.      An Arboretum is located near the entrance and has been the location for some weddings.      The park is full of huge trees that are great for shade and keeping some of the wind down from the Sound.    A beautiful place to take the kids in North Everett!  
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