Home Projects – The Dining Room – Replace the OVerhead Fixture

March 9, 2010

Buyers who entertain often will pay closer attention to the dining room, but in general, it’s an area of the home you don’t want to skimp on. The cost to replace an overhead fixture will vary from $39.00 to $300.00 depending on the cost and quality of the fixture itself. A professional would charge about $700.00. It should take about four hours to complete. Replace your fixture if you haven’t replaced the lighting in years, and it’s not meant to look antique. Any lighting in the room that’s brass should definitely go. Lighting is critical, especially in the dining area. The right chandelier sets the overall tone and can dramatically impact the buyer’s decision.

Best Regards,

David J Edwards
Real Estate Agent & REALTOR
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: David@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Listed: One bedroom condo in desirable Echo Lake Waterfront

March 8, 2010

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday March 14th 1:00 to 4:00 PM

 

1126 N 198th St #B106 Shoreline, WA 98133

Price: $129,900
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1986
Square Feet: 592
Lot Size: 134105
MLS: 30404

This one bedroom condo is conveniently located on the ground floor in desirable echo lake waterfront condominiums. It is a short distance to a beautiful waterfront, park-like setting complete with a dock for fishing, boating, and swimming on echo lake. There are picnic tables and barbeque pits located on the grounds. This condo is convenientlly located near a bus line, great shopping, and fantastic restaurants. 

For More Information Visit: http://www.davidjedwards.com/39978.asp or Call 425-636-0296
Virtual tour: http://www.flyinside.com/tour.php?id=39978

Driving Directions: North on Aurora Blvd to N 198th. Right turn on N 198 to go into complex. First building on left.

If you would like to preview this home, please contact me to arrange for a private showing.

Best Regards

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Listed: Own This Classic Family Home With 3 Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms

March 5, 2010

712 2nd Ave North Kent WA 98032

Price: $199,950
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1922
Square Feet: 1200
Lot Size: 5227
MLS: 25230

This classic single family home is located in the heart of downtown Kent with easy access to the sounder sommuter train, showare center & Kent stations, great dining, shopping and entertainment. The home benefits from a large, flat lot, an open floor plan, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, large closets, insulated windows, tile counters, new carpet and fresh paint. This turn key home is ready for you to move in today.

For more information visit: www.davidjedwards.com/36509.asp or Call 425/890/8045
http://www.flyinside.com/tour.php?id=36509

Driving Directions: From 405, take SR-167 South, take 84th Ave. exit, turn left on 84th Ave. S. Keep straight on Central, right onto James, right onto 2nd Ave.

If you would like to preview this home, please contact me to arrange for a private showing.

Best Regards!

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Listed: Charming three bedroom home in Tacoma

March 4, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

6122 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98408

Price: $159,500
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1962
Square Feet: 1400
Lot Size: 5750
MLS: 23881

This charming three bedroom home is move-in ready with fresh interior paint and new carpet throughout. All of the kitchen appliances are in place and being sold with the home. There is a detached one car garage with a workshop space and plenty of off street parking accessed from an alley at the rear of the home.

For more information visit: www.davidjedwards.com/39548.asp or Call 425-636-0296
http://www.flyinside.com/tour.php?id=39548

Driving Directions:   Take WA-7 – EXIT 133, to CITY CENTER. Merge on WA-7 S via exit on LEFT toward PACIFIC AVE. Take WA-7 exit to MT. RAINIER. Turn RIGHT on WA-7., LEFT on PACIFIC AVE/WA-7. House is on the RIGHT.
 
If you would like to preview this home, please contact us to arrange for a private showing.

Best Regards

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Sold! Three Bedroom Two Bath Home in Kent

March 3, 2010

12236  SE 207th St,  Kent, WA  98031

Closing Date: February 26, 2010
Listing Price: $120,000
Sold Price: $120,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1982
Lot Size: 4285
Square Feet: 1152
MLS: 29122653

This home benefits from a large master suite, skylights, double pane windows and a perimeter fence. This property is being sold with the land! The seller will let a buyer assume the existing loan of $95,000 w/ $8,000 down of you can skip the bank all together if you prefer owner financing! If you are unable to qualify for the assumption, the seller will provide financing. The purchase price would be $120,000 with $10,000 down.

This home is no longer available. However, if you would like to preview homes similiar to this, please contact me to arrange for a free buyer’s consultation. 

Best Regards

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Listed! Expansive water views of the Puget Sound

March 1, 2010

4609 N Vassault Street, Tacoma, WA, 98407

Price: $299,900
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Year Built: 1976
Square Feet: 2480 
Lot Size: 7500
MLS:25646

This home’s entry leads you through airy and open rooms flooded with natural light. You’ll love gazing out your windows at the expansive water views of the puget sound. The master bedroom boasts an attached bath. There are three additional bedrooms and two additional bathrooms located throughout the house. A deck runs the entire length of the back of the house and is a perfect spot for quiet relaxation and entertaining. For more information visit www.davidjedwards.com/36706.asp or Call 425-636-0296.

Property Specific Website: www.davidjedwards.com/36706.asp
Virtual Tour: http://www.flyinside.com/tour.php?id=36706

Driving Directions: From I-5 South Merge on WA-16 W via EXIT 132 to GIG HARBOR. Take 6TH AVE exit 3, to WA-163 N/RUSTON. STRAIGHT onto BANTZ BLVD. RIGHT on N PEARL ST/WA-163 N. LEFT on N 46TH ST. RIGHT on N VASSAULT ST.

If you would like to preview this home, please contact us to arrange for a private showing.

Best Regards!

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Northwest MLS members report 28 percent increase in pending sales from year ago

February 15, 2010

KIRKLAND, WA, February 4, 2010 – “More certainty” and “more stability” in the market contributed to a boost in activity during January, according to officials from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Brokers reported an increase of nearly 27 percent in pending sales (purchase offers made and accepted, but not yet closed) from December and a 28 percent jump from twelve months ago.

Two other indicators of activity fell — inventory and sales prices. There were 3,915 fewer active listings of single family homes and condominiums in the MLS system compared to a year ago, a drop of about 10.3 percent. Sales prices area-wide for January’s closed sales declined about 4.8 percent from year-ago figures. (The NWMLS service area covers 21 counties.)

“We anticipated there would be improved sales in the first-time buyer market and are encouraged to see activity gaining ground in the higher price ranges as well,” observed NWMLS director Joe Spencer, the president and COO of John L. Scott Real Estate. He cites historically low interest rates, great affordability, and the home buyer tax credits as factors for “helping push us into a more stable market,” and noted he expects to see this momentum continue in the coming months.

NWMLS members added 11,206 new listings to inventory during January, including 9,269 single family homes and 1,937 condominiums. With those additions, the selection at month end totaled 34,256 listings, down more than 10 percent from a year ago. The inventory of single family homes shrunk 11.5 percent, while the condo selection declined by 3.7 percent.

Members tallied 5,579 pending sales during January, improving on the year-ago total by 1,226 transactions (up 28.2 percent). For the four-county Puget Sound region (King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish), the number of pending sales jumped nearly 35 percent, led by King County’s increase of 47.4 percent.  Currently, there is about a 6.1 months supply (ratio of houses for sale to houses sold). Economists consider a supply of 3-to-6 months to be a balanced market.

“The market has definitely picked up, with more interest and action by buyers,” reports Dick Beeson, broker/owner of Windermere Commencement Associates in Tacoma and a member of the NWMLS board of directors. “Sellers are expecting better results this year than last year, but not necessarily higher prices,” he remarked.
The median sales price for last month’s closed sales of single family homes and condominiums combined was $259,903, down 4.8 percent from the year-ago price of $273,000. Compared to December, prices fell about 1.9 percent area-wide, with eight counties showing increases in sales prices. In King County, last month’s median price of $350,000 for single family home sales was unchanged from December.

Single family homes (excluding condos) sold for a median price of $262,500, which compares to the year-ago selling price of $276,000, a drop of 4.9 percent.  Short sales and tax credits may be skewing some of the data, according to industry insiders.

“The short sale inventory continues to climb yet many banks are starting to get their act together and actually making it easier for agents and buyers to get faster answers to their proposed contracts,” Beeson said. “Shorter closing times are good for everyone,” he stated, while expressing ongoing concern with the role of Appraisal Management Companies. (Beeson and the National Association of Realtors® suggest Appraisal Management Companies pose potential conflicts of interest if they’re lender-owned, and say assigning appraisers to prepare reports in areas where they lack geographic know-how can yield unreliable results.) “Sales are sometimes lost because of appraisals that don’t reflect the market,” Beeson explained.

Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, believes the tax credit is skewing market data. Commenting on NAR’s report of December activity, which showed a 10.9 percent jump in pending sales from December 2008 and 1.0 percent increase from November, Yun said “There are easily understood swings in contract activity as buyers respond to a tax credit that was expiring and was then extended and expanded.” Noting December was the fifth highest monthly tally in two years, Yun stated “These swings are masking the underlying trend, which is a broad improvement over year-ago levels.”

Beeson said the fast-approaching tax credit deadline is expected to boost activity in the next few months. “This year will be better than last because of more certainty in the market,” he remarked.  Buyers who have a contract in place to purchase a primary residence by April 30, 2010, have until June 30 to finalize the transaction to qualify for a tax credit of up to $8,000 for first-time buyers and $6,500 for repeat buyers.
Northwest Multiple Listing Service, owned by its member brokers, is the largest full-service MLS in the Northwest.
Its membership includes more than 24,000 brokers and agents. The organization, based in Kirkland, currently serves 21 counties in western and central Washington. Ferry and Clallam counties are now included in the monthly statistical reports.
Best Regards

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Listed: Newly Remodeled Three Bedroom Home in South Tacoma

February 14, 2010

6240 S Warner Street, Tacoma, WA, 98409

Price: $199,500
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.25
Year Built: 1927
Square Feet: 2408
Lot Size: 5600
MLS: 15975

This Newly Remodeled Home In South Tacoma Boasts A Detached Studio With A Separate Entrance. The Interior Of The Primary Residence Has Been Completely Remodeled From Top To Bottom. This Includes New Kitchen Cabinets, New Appliances, New Flooring Throughout, New Bathroom Fixtures, New Windows And Fresh Paint. This Home Is Move-In-Ready!

For more information visit: www.davidjedwards.com/39193.asp or Call 425-636-0296
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Driving Directions: From I-5 S, Take SO 56 ST exit, EXIT 130. Take TACOMA MALL BLVD ramp to S 56TH ST WEST. LEFT on TACOMA MALL BLVD. RIGHT on S 56TH ST. LEFT on S BIRMINGHAM ST. RIGHT on S 58TH ST. LEFT on S WARNER ST.

If you would like to preview this home, please contact us to arrange for a private showing.

Best Regards

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Sold! Spotless Four Bedroom Home in Tacoma

February 12, 2010

6838 S Oakes Street, Tacoma, WA, 98409

Closing Date: February 11th 2010
Listing Price: $160,000
Sold Price: $160,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1965
Lot Size: 6098
Square Feet: 1406 
MLS: 29147660

This Spotless Four Bedroom Home Is Move-In Ready With Fresh Interior Paint, New Carpets And Insulated Windows Throughout. All Of The Appliances Are In Place And Being Sold With The Home. The Fully Fenced Exterior Benefits From A New Roof, New Paint And A Detached Garage With Alley Access.

This home is no longer available. However, if you would like to preview homes similiar to this, please contact me to arrange for a free buyer’s consultation. 

Best Regards

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
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The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.

Just Sold! Five Bedroom Home in Lakewood

February 8, 2010

10922 Lundstrom Dr Southwest, Lakewood, WA, 98498

Closing Date: February 4th
Listing Price: $219,000
Sold Price: $225,000
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Year Built: 1973
Square Feet: 2600 
Lot Size: 0.250 acres
MLS: 29140381

This Five Bedroom Home Sits On A Large Lot In A Well Maintained Neighborhood. It Has Been Updated With A Newer Roof, Fresh Paint, Vinyl Windows, Kitchen Cabinets & Counters, Hardwood Floors, And New Carpet Throughout! With 2600 Square Feet, An Attached Two Car Garage And Large Fenced Lot, This Home Offers All The Space You’ll Ever Need. Come See For Yourself.

This home is no longer available. However, if you would like to preview homes similiar to this, please contact me to arrange for a free buyer’s consultation. 

Best Regards

Diane Edwards
Marketing Director
Edwards Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone: 425-636-0296
Fax: 425-902-1899
E-Mail: Diane@EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Website: http://www.EdwardsRealEstateGroup.com
Blogsite: http://www.davidjedwards.com/real-estate-blog.asp
Mobile Site: http://davidjedwards.mofuse.mobi
Community Reports: http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?CV4GU5KAYOEF
View This Week’s Market Conditions Around Your Home: http://www.homeinsight.com/Widget/default.asp?BFBMVVHW4HZT

The Edwards Real Estate Group specializes in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers.


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