CONTEMPORARY IN KIRKLAND | TOUR WITH AUSTIN EP 021

Fresh contemporary design w/expansive outdoor wrap around entertainment terrace creates an al fresco Great Room! Open concept Kitchen flows comfortably to Dining & Interior Great Room w/fireside seating & access to Terrace. Spacious Master Suite with large walk-in closet. Master Bath has rolling door entry & spa style features. Easy, low maintenance landscape and fenced yard. Fully finished two car garage w/glass door. So convenient to downtown restaurants, shopping, & lake beaches! Offered at $1,368,000

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SEATTLE MARKET SHIFT? BIG JUMP IN HOUSING INVENTORY

There’s been a huge spike in inventory as of late. The most since September of 2016. There’s been less of the multiple offer situations and more homes sitting on the market. Does this mean the market is shifting? What does this mean for buyers and sellers? I explain…

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CUSTOM STEVEN D SMITH IN WOODINVILLE | Tour with AUSTIN Episode 020

Brilliantly combined NW relaxed & European refinement. Custom Steven D Smith home is uniquely settled on 2 shy acres in premier Hedges neighborhood. Regal details & superior finishes! Dramatic Grand Foyer, open concept Chef’s Kitchen w/Slab Granite, Expansive Entertainment Island, & Butler’s Pantry. Main Level Master Suite w/fireplace, Luxury Bath & Walk In Closet. Outdoor Great Room w/Full Height Stone Fireplace for al fresco entertaining. Woodinville Wine Country & award winning schools!

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SEATTLE IS THE HOTTEST REAL ESTATE MARKET FOR THE 20TH MONTH IN A ROW

Seattle has now led the nation in home price growth for a whopping 20 months in a row! We’re tied for the second longest streak ever recorded by Case Schiller, just behind Portlands 23 month streak. But, will this sustain? What’s happening now in the market? What’s going to happen moving forward? I explain…

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MODERN ONE STORY HOME | Tour with AUSTIN Episode 019

Presented by Sequoia Homes. This freshly renovated, single level home blends traditional with modern design. It offers luxury details that include vaulted ceilings, skylights & hardwoods. A kitchen fit for a chef, with Bertazzoni appliance package, 5 burner gas range, open concept perfect for entertaining. The master suite with a spa inspired bath and entry to private patio. A park like landscape. All within a short walk to Downtown Kirkland.

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IS SEATTLE REAL ESTATE COOLING DOWN?

Is the Seattle area real estate market FINALLY starting to get some relief? The market has slowed quite a bit, but, what could it be? Is it going to sustain? I explain…

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5 SEATTLE AREA REAL ESTATE TRENDS

5 SEATTLE AREA REAL ESTATE TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018. Rising interest rates, the condo comeback, phase of life sales, and more. Here’s what you can expect…

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REDMOND RIDGE LIVING | Tour with AUSTIN Episode 018

Tour my latest listing in Redmond Ridge! Meticulous two story corner unit townhome in the coveted Redmond Ridge community! Quietly positioned with a warm entrance and hardwood floors. Generous kitchen with granite countertops, gas range and ss appliances that opens up to the spacious living room. 3 bedrooms with large master suite. 2 car garage and private outdoor living area. Desirable location near parks, shopping, restaurants and trails! Award winning schools 10/10 Rosa Parks and new middle school w/ est. completion 2019!

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JUST LISTED: Redmond Ridge Living for $759,950

Meticulous two story corner unit townhome in the coveted Redmond Ridge community! Quietly positioned with a warm entrance and hardwood floors. Generous kitchen with granite countertops, gas range and ss appliances that opens up to the spacious living room. 3 bedrooms with large master suite. 2 car garage and private outdoor living area. Desirable location near parks, shopping, restaurants and trails! Award winning schools 10/10 Rosa Parks and new middle school w/ est. completion 2019!

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SHOULD I SAVE 20% FOR A DOWNPAYMENT OR BUY NOW?

A question that we've been asked frequently is if "I should save 20% down before I buy, or go with 10%?" If you're a ready and able buyer - the truth is, you shouldn't wait. We reverse engineer why if you are considering buying a home, you may want to jump in sooner than later. 

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LUXURY MODERN FARMHOUSE | Tour with AUSTIN Episode 017

WOW - stunning modern farmhouse in Kirkland, WA listed for $2,600,000 -- an absolute stunner. Listed for. $2,600,000 in the East of Market neighborhood. Not one detail was missed from the build from HCS Construction. What do you think?

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INTEREST RATES RISING? WHAT'S ALREADY HAPPENED AND WHAT'S TO COME

There’s been a ton of buzz about interest rates and what they’re going to do. Chris Lord of Caliber Home loans provides some key insight to what’s already happened, how it affects your purchasing power, and what interest rates are predicted to do the rest of the year and into next.

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Mediterranean VIEW Home | Tour with AUSTIN Episode 016

EPISODE 16! Perfectly situated in Houghton, with an easy 5 minute walk to LWSD's coveted International School, the residence centers attention on views of Lake Washington & the Olympic Mt's, with its vivid sunsets & dynamic vistas. The elegant marble floor entry opens up to a fabulous foyer w/soaring ceilings allowing ample natural light. Entertaining made easy w/balconies on every floor. Lower level: bonus room & guest suite + workspace in the garage. Mature landscaping, private setting, & close to Google. Listed for just under $1,800,000.

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WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL AND WHAT HAPPENS IF IT COMES IN LOW?

What is an appraisal and WHY do you get one done? Oh, and what happens if it’s low? This is a key factor when buying a home (if you’re getting a loan). I explain…

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Artessa Kirkland | Tour with AUSTIN Episode 015

EPISODE #15: We visit Artessa Kirkland, a development of 13 homes in north Juanita, minutes to Saint Edward State Park and Denny Park! Modern, thoughtful and just ONE MORE AVAILABLE under $1,000,000 in KIRKLAND! What do you think?

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KIRKLAND'S YEAR OVER YEAR REAL ESTATE TRENDS 2017/2018

Our acclaimed Research Editor and Data Analyst, William Hillis, has assembled a year-over-year performance review of Kirkland. We offer these thoughts, as well as trends to watch, enjoy!

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3 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNALS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEADERS BREAKFAST

Seattle’s Real Estate has been HOT. I had the opportunity to hear from industry experts on where it’s going and want to share with you. Here are my 3 biggest takeaways from Puget Sound Business Journals Commercial Real Estate Breakfast, from a Residential Real Estate perspective…

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Rose Hill Farmhouse | Tour with AUSTIN Episode 014

Wowww -- another GORGEOUS farmhouse listed in Kirkland. I loved everything about this home. Huge lot, thoughtful finishes, and the great room was prime. Plus, it's in the hot area of Rose Hill, with easy access to the freeways, downtown Kirkland, and more! Listed for $1,900,000.

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