Marysville, WA Real Estate News

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Spring is rapily approaching at with it comes one of our favorite past times, Spring adult softball league registration. Even though the registration has already begun there is still plently of time left to get a team together and get signed up. Many of my friends play on leagues and really enjoy it. It gives them opportunities to meet new friends, hang out with old ones and get some excercise in the process. So get a group of friends together, your office or just the neighborhood and sign up for Spring softball league and have some serious fun.Below is the registration information and forms for the Marysville Spring Softball LeagueRegistration Date: Feb 20 - April 6, 2007Registration Location: Registration Office/Jennings ParkPhone Number: (360) 363-8400Registration Time: 8am - 5pm M-F...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
So you may be wondering "why and the heck would I move to Marysville Washington over another city?" and the reason is: location, location, location. Marysville Washington is so centralized it isn't even funny. Near the major Cities: Marysville Washington is 30 miles north of Seattle, 10 miles from Lynnwood, 2 miles from Everett. If working in a metropolitan area is a must then take some time to travel North and see what type of living environment and relaxed atmosphere that is Marysville Washington.Near the Water: The Puget Sound is but a hope skip and jump, literally, to get to and can be accessed through many ways. One of the easiest places to access the Puget Sound is through Ebey Waterfront Park. But if that park doesn't work for your boat size travel to the Everett Marina, just off...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
A few weeks ago I got out and took some pictures and Sunnyside Hills was one of the neighborhoods. Sunnyside Hills boarders the main arterials 67th and Sunnyside Boulevard and is part of the greater Sunnyside Neighborhood according to the City of Marysville's Comprehensive Plan. It is one of Marysville's older neighborhoods which makes it a great place for new buyers and investment property owners.The schools that serve Sunnyside Hills are Sunnyside Elementary, Marysville Middle School, Marysville Junior High and Marysville Pilchuck High School. I went to all three of the schools while I live two blocks North of Sunnyside Hills. It was also one my favorite spots to go trick-or-treating and to play around.
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Well it seems that Father Winter is no going to go quietly into the night. This morning most people in Marysville woke up with a dusting of snow on the ground and as I sit at my desk it is still snowing off and on. I was talking to Mickie this morning and in the South Eastern end of Marysville, Sunnyside area, there was plenty on the ground which made the road a tad slick. When watching the news last night, my girlfriend and I were hoping that there would be enough snow to stay home but our wish didn't come true. From the looks of the forecast our area might get some more tonight but that could just be wishful thinking and interrupting the forecast in my own way :)Being a snow junkie, and just getting back from Mount Hood, I will take the opportunity to take snow days, play in the snow,...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Marysville is a changing and dynamic little city that it is difficult to stay on top of all the major movements. There are two big categories in Marysville's development; new construction and commercial residential retail service stores. Quandrant is building Berrywood on 83rd in Marysville, soon there will be a post up on it, and the city is allowing major companies to enter the area near Smokey Point. These are Costco, Target and so much more. Swing up north for some action :)
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Harborview was built by Legacy Homes and is part of the greater Sunnyside neighborhood off Sunnyside Boulevard in North Marysville. It is a very large neighborhood consisting of 300+ homes that can be seen from I-5 and would be great for families with school age children.Harborview has wide streets for plenty of parking for friends and family. There is also a neighborhood park consisting of basketball/tennis court, swing set and large jungle gym so kids and defenitely work off some steam.
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Cumberland Court neighborhood is a smaller community in Marysville approximately 35 homes. Being located in the great Kellogg Neighborhood it is offer centrality to schools like Kellogg Marsh Elementary, Cedarcrest and Marysville Pilchuck High School. With great curb appeal, Cumberland Court is a great neighborhood for families because it ends in a cult-ta-sac and children always are playing in the street so friends are easy to make. Cumberland Court was built by multiple builders, which usually makes for a botched neighborhood design, that has design flow typical with one one builder. It gives the neighborhood a unique feel and appeal that larger neighborhoods/developments have.
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Being built in 2002, Kellogg Ridge neighborhood is new and offers a lot of curb appeal. Kellogg Ridge is located around the corner from Kellogg Village bordering 67th and 108th and is part of the greater Kellogg community according to the City of Marysville's Comprehensive Plan. The Kellogg Ridge neighborhood is in excellent proximity to Marysville Pilchuck High School and would be perfect for families that have kids attending high school. Complete with a basketball court, Kellogg Ridge is a classic rendition of what Marysville neighborhoods have become over years.
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Kellogg Village is part of the greater Kellog Neighborhood according to Marysville's Comprehensive Plan. Boarder 100th and 108th in Marysville and is just a hop skip and a jump away from Marysville Pilchuck High School. Consisting of 300+ homes that are well built that has excellent curb appeal, Kellogg Village is a great neighborhood for families with school age children.Kellogg Village has a large park with a swing set, jungle gym and a basketball court for kids to burn off some energy. It also has a preschool, Marysville Cooperation Preschool (360) 657-0636, for families that are just starting out. This is a great neighborhood and worth taking a closer look at.
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Centennial Trails neighborhood is a beautiful development in Marysville Washington that was built by Seattle Pacific Homes, Inc and by some custom builders. Even though there are different builders the neighborhood retains the high quality feel that you get when entering Centennial Trails.The neighborhood is located just West of the old Centennial Trails and on the old Turk Road (100th) and in the Kellog Neighborhood defined by Marysville's Comprehensive Plan. Traveling through the neighborhood it is easy to see why this neighborhood is so appealing for the residents. With great design, quality construction and ample room these homes are to be attractive for many years to come.
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Rock Creek Neighborhood was built by Harbor Homes in the Summer of 2006 with a unique style and quality construction. With lots sizes of 7,000+ square feet, 2 car garages and interior square footage around 2,500,  it is great area for families looking for a little more room.Driving through Rock Creek neighborhood things that standout are the wide streets, well kept landscaping, no excess vehicles and the comfortable feel the neighborhood portrays. The display picture is the of the entry sign and the entry home and it can be seen the quality that is Rock Creek. Also, the neighborhood is located off 83rd in East Marysville, Rock Creek has easy quick access to Highway 528 and Highway 9 so commute can be minimized.
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
This weekend my plan is to get out and take pictures of Marysville for our website. It has been awhile since I made a neighborhood or park page and with all the recent Google updates time is primed to get back to work on the basics, content is king. The page I am focusing my efforts on is the Marysville real estate page that has been in the works for about a year and a half but I am happy that it is finally taking shape. So far there are only a portion of the neighborhoods listed and some are wondering if adding all that extra information is going to really bring in the business. I keep telling them that it is a step in the right direction and if we want to continue to have great placement on the SEs then more and more content needs to be added. It would be nice if I had a partner in th...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Marysville continues to be a hot bed for residential growth and even during the slow months of Sept-Dec 2006 there were still major land deals taking place. This 4th Quarter report demostrates the developers interest in providing affordable housing in the Marysville market.Plat NameSale PriceLot PriceAve size# of LotsWillow Park4,200,000140,0005,00030Robinson Lane4,050,000139,6553,00029Clear Creek2,080,000160,0007,00013The Meadows6,345,000135,0003,50047If you would like more information on the new construction in Marysville please contact Mickie Barnett at (425) 750-9090.
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By Lance Otto, Lance Otto
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Well to start out the year I sold my first new consruction house!!!   OH YA BABY!!!!!    Brand new Seattle Pacific home $ 403,450.  I was sitting plat on Friday and a nice couple came thru I showed them 2 house's that we have for sale and they fell in love with one of them.  They came back on Sunday with lots of questions, got them answered for them on Monday and wrote it up later that day.  SWEEEEEEET!!!!!
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By Scott, Barbara & Kim Bullard
(Keller Williams Realty)
I know everyone hears on the news that the prices of homes is going down all over the country.  The media has a very convincing way of using statistics to sway the publics perception of what is happening.  While some other areas of the country are seeing slight price corrections, this is not necessarily the truth here in the Northwest.When the news reports show that the average home sold for less money than previously, they are using the average home sale price.  They do not take into account the actual home prices of similar homes.Let me explain how this can be incorrect.  Say for example that last month 5 homes sold.one at 150Kone at 250Kone at 350Kone at 450Kone at 550KThat is an average of $330,000 per homeThis month we have also sold 5 homesone at 200Kone at 275Ktwo at 310Kone at 3...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Bayview Ridge is located on the Eastside of Marysville next to the Cedarcrest Golf Course. The neighborhood was built in 88-89 and features large lot sizes, ramblers and two stories, wide streets and some exceptional views. The homes in Bayview Ridge are well kept and have landscaping that is reaching a beautiful maturity.One of my favorite homes lies at the top of 77th St NE (featured below) and it has the most spectacular view of the Puget Sound, Everett and even the Cascades from certain areas. Bayview has many beautiful homes with gorgeous landscaping that is well kept. During the holiday season, the home owner decorate with elaborate Christmas lights and displays.Being located next to Cedarcrest Golf Course, Bayview Ridge residents get the benefit of a golf course community but wit...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Marysville's Comeford Park is one of the cities oldest parks and it named after our great city found James P. Comford. It is home to the Ken Baxter Center that is used by the community to host events, where Barnett Associates Real Estate held our Hurricane Katrina Relief Fundraiser, the historical Marysville Water Tower and children's play area. The park encompasses one square block so there is plenty of room to through a football and have a picnic with a large group. Being located on State Street, and boarding 5th & 6th, it is very convenient for people that close to town. During the summer time the park plays host to many farmer style markets and other events, like concerts, which are all family orientated. The picture below was taken in February of 2006 facing the Ken Baxter Center a...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Marysville continues to be a hot bed for Snohomish County buyers and sellers. Below are some statistics regarding our area and some helpful links.Date range September 2005 - September 2006Area: 770Active Listings: 823, an increase of 26%Average Price: $440,824 an increase of 22%Median Price: $370,000 an increase of 21%Average time on the Market: 65, an increase of 18%Other Real Estate LinksReal Estate SearchBarnett Associates' ListingsSnohomish County RentalsBuyer TipsSeller Tips
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
There is a myth going around that some of you might have heard; it is always raining and clowdy in Washington. Today is a gorgeous day with perfectly blue sky, no clouds and not a breadth of wind in the air. Everything is visible and this morning I was treated to a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The Cascades are my favorite mountain range, probably because I grew up skiing, hiking, dirt bike riding and camping in them, and on my way in to the office this morning I snapped a sweet shot of Marysville, the marina, Ebey Slough, the foothills (Bayview Ridge is visible), Three Fingers, Glacier Peak and Mount Pilchuck. The picture is really a testament to the type of living that is Snohomish County. It never ceases to amaze me how breadth taki...
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By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
Snohomish County and especially Marysville, Arlington and Smokey Point are seeing some great companies move into the area. The top three new businesses are Costco, Target and Koles. It is amazing to have these nice companies right in our towns especially since we are a residentail community.Costco, target and Koles provide more than just a wide selection of goods; they are now local so our residents don't have to travel miles to get to these stores. No more trying to beat the traffic, no more waiting through moster lines, no more waiting through the mess of people to get the products you so desire.I love having these stores here. It makes my life easier and I'm sure there are others that feel the same way. Besides bringing tons of goods into our town these stores provide a large amount ...
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