Real Estate & Community News

July 1, 2020

Lynnwood Just Sold!

 

Congratulations to our Buyers who just closed on this gorgeous home for $16,000 under the list price! 

5631 178th St SW

4 Bedrooms - 2.25 Baths - 2,544 Square Feet - On a Private Lot - Sold for $632,000

The main floor features a large dining room & open kitchen with an island & plenty of storage, heated floors in bathrooms, solid oak hardwoods, 2 wood burning fireplaces, large living room & large main bedroom. 2 sets of french doors open out to a huge new composite deck. Main floor laundry area. The lower level has 2 bedrooms, full bath, family room w/ wet bar & access to the backyard which backs up to a green belt, has a bonfire pit, rope swing, storage shed, fruit trees & plenty of privacy.

#bethghomes #justsold #lynnwoodrealestate #lynnwoodwa #seattlerealestate #homebuyers #underlistprice #congratulations

 

 

Posted in Closed Homes
June 25, 2020

Congratulations to Our Home Buyers in West Seattle!

Posted in Closed Homes
June 23, 2020

How Sheltering in Place is Changing What People Want in Their Homes

Sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic has inspired homeowners to tackle home improvement projects that better suit their needs. Here are 4 features that are starting to become a priority to homeowners and homebuyers in this current market.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendarichardson/2020/06/18/sheltering-in-place-is-changing-what-people-want-from-their-homes/#52ba339618ea

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June 18, 2020

Fairmount Just Listed

Beautiful 3+Br/1.75Ba w/Open Layout & Lots of Natural Light in Highly Sought-After Neighborhood. New Oak Hardwoods Throughout Main Living Area, Eat-In Kitchen w/Stainless Appliances, Tile Floors & Slate Counters. Lower Level Family Room (or 4th Br) & Sauna Off Storage Room. Great for Entertaining - Covered Deck Opens to Private, Fenced Yard w/ Mature Plantings & Garden. Newer Roof/Windows & Sliding Glass Door. Off Street Parking w/Garage Potential Off Alley. You'll Love it Here!

Offered at $650,000

Posted in Our Listings
June 16, 2020

Near-Historic Low Mortgage Rates

With so many buyers taking advantage of near-historic low mortgage rates, and lack of listing inventory, selling your home now means that you will still get top dollar for your home.

Here is some insight from the chief economist for realtor.com:

“The general sentiment from consumer surveys is that now is not a good time to sell a home because of Covid, economic uncertainty, and social unrest, but the data is saying the opposite,” said Danielle Hale, chief economist for realtor.com. “Home prices are back to their pre-Covid pace and we’re seeing listings spend slightly less time on the market than last week.”

#bethghomes #homebuyers #homesellers #seattlerealestate#tacomarealestate #mortgagerates #realestateadvisor

 

June 15, 2020

Fauntlee Hills Just Sold!

Congratulations to our Buyers who just closed on this meticulously maintained & thoughtfully updated Fauntlee Hills home! Enjoy all the beautiful sunsets to come this Summer! 

 

#bethghomes #justsold #homebuyers #westseattlerealestate #seattlerealestate #viewhome #tacomarealestate

 

Posted in Closed Homes
June 12, 2020

Just Listed in Fife!

Beautiful 2BR/1BA Rambler in Sought-After Community of Radiance. Light & Bright One-Level Townhome w/Amazingly Open Layout & Vaulted Ceilings. Fully Fenced Yard & 1 Car Garage.

For More Info or a Private Showing call Beth Grotelueschen 206-852-6846. 

#bethghomes#justlisted #fiferealestate #seattlerealestate #tacomarealestate #rambler#fifetownhome #privatecommunity

Posted in Our Listings
June 9, 2020

June is National Homeownership Month

More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection for our families through the evolving health crisis. Today, 65.3% of Americans are able to call their homes their own, a rate that has risen to its highest point in 8 years.

June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to reflect on the benefits of owning your own home. Below are some highlights and quotes recently shared by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). From non-financial to financial, and even including how owning a home benefits your local economy, these items may give you reason to think homeownership stretches well beyond a sound dollars and cents investment alone.

Non-Financial Benefits

Owning a home brings families a sense of happiness, satisfaction, and pride.

  • Pride of Ownership: It feels good to have a place that’s truly your own, especially since you can customize it to your liking. “The personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment achieved through homeownership can enhance psychological health, happiness and well-being for homeowners and those around them.”
  • Property Maintenance and Improvement: Your home is your stake in the community, and a way to give back by driving value into your neighborhood.
  • Civic Participation: Homeownership creates stability, a sense of community, and increases civic engagement. It’s a way to add to the strength of your local area.

Financial Benefits

Buying a home is also an investment in your family’s financial future.

  • Net Worth: Homeownership builds your family’s net worth. “The median family net worth for all homeowners ($231,400) increased by nearly 15% since 2013, while net worth ($5,000) actually declined by approximately 9% since 2013 for renter families.”
  • Financial Security: Equity, appreciation, and predictable monthly housing expenses are huge financial benefits of homeownership. Homeownership is truly the best way to improve your long-term net worth.

Economic Benefits

Homeownership is even a local economic driver.

  • Housing-Related Spending: An economic force throughout our nation, housing-related expenses accounted for more than one-sixth of the country’s economic activity over the past three decades.
  • GDP Growth: Homeownership also helps drive GDP growth as the country aims to make an economic rebound. “Every 10% increase in total housing market wealth would translate to approximately $147 billion in additional consumer spending, or 0.8% of GDP, as well as billions of dollars in new federal tax revenue.”
  • Entrepreneurship: Homeownership is even a form of forced savings that provides entrepreneurial opportunities as well. “Owning a home enables new entrepreneurs to obtain access to credit to start or expand a business and generate new jobs by using their home as collateral for small business loans.”

Bottom Line

The benefits of homeownership are vast and go well beyond the surface level. Homeownership is truly a way to build financial freedom, find greater satisfaction and happiness, and make a substantial impact on your local economy. If owning a home is part of your dream, contact a local real estate professional to begin the homebuying process today.

 

 

https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2020/06/01/the-benefits-of-homeownership-may-reach-further-than-you-think/?utm_campaign=Blog_Promo&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-automated&utm_content=DailyBlogSubscription&utm_term=BlogPost

 

 

May 29, 2020

Lawn Mowing Best Practices

 

 

 

Whether you love mowing the lawn or hate it, it’s a job that needs to be done. As with most things, though, there’s a difference between doing it and doing it well. If you find yourself wondering why your neighbors have an amazing lawn while yours looks all the worse for wear, it could be more than just a matter of perspective; it’s possible that the grass really is greener on the other side.

This doesn’t have to be the case, though. Part of the problem might be how you’re caring for your lawn. If you haven’t put much thought into the specifics of yard care, here are a few things to think about. Changing how you think about mowing the lawn can have a big impact on the lawn itself, and your grass will thank you for it.

 

https://blog.homekeepr.com/lawn-mowing-best-practices?sharedby=beth-grotelueschen&utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Your+branded+blog+post+%7C+Lawn+Mowing+Best+Practices&utm_campaign=2020_05_28_Shareable_Blog_Posts

Posted in Homeownership Tips
May 27, 2020

Congratulations to Our Home Buyers!

Congratulations to our Buyers who just closed on this beautiful home in Lynnwood! Wishing you many happy years in your new home.

Fantastic custom rambler on large lot. Light & bright open floorplan with dramatic skylights and gas fireplace in the family room. Chefs kitchen with ample cupboard and counter space. Large dining room for more formal dinners. Enjoy morning coffee in the sunny breakfast nook. All bedrooms are large. Convenient door leads from nook to patio and fully fenced back yard. Paved area for RV or boat. Pull down ladder to attic w/lots of storage area. This house has it all, even the white picket fence!

#bethghomes #justsold #lynnwoodwa #lynnwoodrealestate #homebuyer #seattlerealestate #welcomehome

Posted in Closed Homes