Real Estate

Edmonds Real Estate Review: How to buy a house on purpose – Part 1

Edmonds Real Estate Review: How to buy a house on purpose – Part 1

When I started in real estate, it was a frenzy. People seemed to believe that they could (and must) buy the first house that struck their fancy, with no money down, and maybe even an interest only loan. And if they didn’t like it, in two years they could sell it for a profit and buy another one. For a while they were right. Then 2008 happened. Suddenly buyers were weary. We had always sought to pr... »

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Navigating the ‘Sell/Buy’

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Navigating the ‘Sell/Buy’

So you’ve decided to move, now what? For many, the logistics of selling their current home, and finding and buying a new one can be paralyzing. And rightly so! Do you sell and hope to buy a new one before it closes? Do you try to buy contingent? Let’s talk about some of your options. Buy “contingent.” This one generally sounds the best. You find the home you want, and write an offer that is contin... »

Avalon Alderwood Grand Opening

Sponsored by Avalon Alderwood Lynnwood, WA – Avalon Alderwood, a growing community in the heart of Snohomish County, is a centrally located, transit-oriented multi-family development currently in pursuit of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Home Certification. LEED is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes, ens... »

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Five things you must do before putting your home on the market

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Five things you must do before putting your home on the market

You may have heard that the market is picking up. In fact, Edmonds home prices this year are at 90 percent of the peak (2007), and up 22 percent from the bottom (2011). Right now there is roughly 2.4 months of housing inventory available, which is to say that if no more homes were listed, it would take two and a half months for everything currently on the market to sell. A “balanced” m... »

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation raises more than $100K for student programs

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation raises more than $100K for student programs

The Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation (The Foundation) announced today that it has raised a record $105,000 through both its annual breakfast and Campbell Nelson Community Driven Campaign. “We want to thank our local community and businesses for their generous support,” said Foundation Executive Director Deb Anderson. “The Foundation’s work toward improving the educational development... »

Edmonds United Methodist plans to sell land next to church building

Edmonds United Methodist plans to sell land next to church building

The Edmonds United Methodist Church congregation has authorized the sale of approximately 2.1 acres of property directly east of the church buildings on Caspers Street and 9th Avenue, “to better focus on its ministries and to serve the community,” the church said in a news release. Church leaders said that selling the property has been under consideration “at various times”... »

A welcome to our new advertiser: Jan Clymer, seeking a rental home in Edmonds

A welcome to our new advertiser: Jan Clymer, seeking a rental home in Edmonds

If you have a home for rent in Edmonds, Jan Clymer may be the tenant for you. Jan just placed an ad in My Edmonds News, hoping to find her dream rental home. Her wish list: near sidewalks/walking trails/paths for daily walks, $2,000 a month with a one-year lease, April 1 move-in date. She is willing to pay pet deposit “for non-shedding, hypo-allergenic therapy dog” and references are a... »

Champions Real Estate sponsoring free home marketing seminar Wednesday

Thinking of selling your home? Champions Real Estate, located at 525 5th Ave. S., is sponsoring a free seminar, “How to Increase the Value and Marketability of Your Home,” from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. The seminar will address many questions, including: How much is a home worth? How can I make my home worth more? Should I put my house on a diet? Refreshments will be served. RSVP b... »

Ground broken on Edmonds Way Apartments

Ground broken on Edmonds Way Apartments

City of Edmonds officials and representatives of Goodman Real Estate, which will build the largest-ever mixed-use development in Edmonds, broke ground for the project Thursday afternoon. The Edmonds Way Apartments project planned for the northwest corner of 232nd Street Southwest and the Edmonds Way, “is a very significant project for the City of Edmonds,” Mayor Mike Cooper said. ̶... »

Public hearing June 15 on proposed Edmonds Way Apartments

Public hearing June 15 on proposed Edmonds Way Apartments

Citizens will have a chance to ask questions and comment during a City of Edmonds-sponsored meeting June 15 regarding the Edmonds Way Apartments, a mixed-use development that’s been proposed for Edmonds Way east of Westgate Chapel. According to project architect Chris Davidson of Studio Meng Strazzara, the  86-unit apartment building/commercial structure is divided into two structures, each ... »

Edmonds Real Estate News: Why would a Realtor ask you to have a home inspection?

Edmonds Real Estate News: Why would a Realtor ask you to have a home inspection?

By Carl Brecht The purpose of a home inspection is to help the buyer discover any defects in a property, before the buyer purchases a property for the agreed price. An unknown defect not disclosed nor discovered before the purchase agreement was signed can now be renegotiated, or the buyer may have grounds, depending on the severity of the defect, to now walk away. The seller’s discloser for... »

Edmonds Real Estate News: How home-buying expectations change with age

Edmonds Real Estate News: How home-buying expectations change with age

By Carl Brecht Welcome to Edmonds Real Estate News. Each week we will cover a topic of importance to either buyers or sellers of real estate. Please make comments and suggest topics for discussion. Our first article focuses on the different expectations of buyers and sellers based on age. Real estate for those under 30 has been considered an investment, which is all this group has known: Buy a hou... »