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A Downsizing Story

Pete and Jody contacted me early this summer about selling their family home on Phinney Ridge. I’ve known Pete and Jody for many years as we were former neighbors and they wanted to work with someone they knew.

Jody and Pete’s Phinney Home

When I say family home, I mean it. Pete’s parents had bought the house about 80 years ago, and approximately 40 years ago Pete bought it from his parents. Pete and Jody raised their family in this lovely craftsman. They had made many updates over the years, and had particularly loved designing the beautifully landscaped yard and the 2-car garage where in his free time Pete worked on his cars.

But it was time to downsize. The house had too many stairs and was too much work to maintain. The property tax bill had become too high for retirees on a fixed income and they no longer wanted to live in Seattle.

Pete and Jody went exploring where they wanted to live and found a 55+ community in Mount Vernon that met all their needs. It was quiet. It was new construction. It was all on one floor, no stairs to even get into the house. The yard allowed for Jody to continue her love of gardening but was not too large. The house they wanted was already completed, but they would need to sell their Phinney home before they could purchase in Mount Vernon. I was able to negotiate with the seller of the Mount Vernon home for a longer closing period, to give Jody and Pete time to sell their Seattle house.

Jody and Pete’s Mount Vernon home

I recommended some minor repairs to their Seattle home before listing and we had the house staged. Jody and Pete worked hard at packing up 40 years of life, giving many items away, and having a mega-garage sale. It was hard work, but they had the house ready almost a week before our target list date. Jody and Pete’s Phinney home came on the market on August 5, and by August 11 we had two offers.

Both homes closed last week, Phinney on Thursday and Mount Vernon on Friday. Pete and Jody will be moving into their new home over the next few weeks. It was such a joy to call Jody and Pete on Friday and tell them that they were the owners of the home in Mount Vernon. Congratulations!!! May you have many, many years of love and laughter in your new home.

Home Facts

Phinney home, listed for $895,000, sold for $890,000, 6 days on market

Mount Vernon home, listed and sold for $459,900, 79 days on market

Just Listed on Phinney Ridge

Just one block from Green Lake and three from the restaurants and shops of Phinney Ridge, this home offers all that you’re looking for.

  • 4 bedrooms, including a master on the main floor and 2 ¼ bathrooms
  • Master bedroom has large walk-in closet designed by California Closets and includes a washer/dryer hook-up
  • 2,370 square foot home on a 4,960 square foot lot
  • 10-year-old roof
  • Seismic retrofitted
  • New sewer line in 2013
  • Rainwater collection system
  • Beautiful gardens
  • Large 2-car garage with a 3rd off street parking spot, all accessed from the alley
  • Copper plumbing
  • Most windows are double pane
  • Basement is largely unfinished but offers good ceiling height and the potential for a rec or media room

Offers will be reviewed upon receipt and the sellers have already conducted a home inspection.

Upcoming Open Houses
Sunday, August 5: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, August 6: 11:30am-1:30pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, August 8: 11:30am-1:30pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm

(If the home has not sold by August. 10, open houses will be held on Saturday and/or Sunday, August 11 and 12.)

Or call for a private showing.

For more information, download a flyer or check it out here.

New Listing on Phinney Ridge

My colleague Mark Ashmun and I are excited to announce our latest listing, 749 N 67th St, Seattle, WA 98103.

Enjoy everything Phinney Ridge and Green Lake with this 2007 craftsman, including a permitted 2 bedroom ADU w/ great income potential or perfect for extended family living. The home offers 7 bedrooms and 4 full baths, 2 kitchens, 2 laundry rooms, and 2 off-street parking spots.

There is a large deck for entertaining and the custom designed backyard has an apple tree, rose garden, hot tub, fire pit, and more.

Additional features include:

  • 3,910 square foot home
  • 4,960 square foot lot
  • Tons of storage throughout
  • Central A/C for main and upper floors
  • Gas forced air heat
  • Master suite with gas fireplace, 5 piece bath and large walk-in closet with CA Closet system
  • Peek-a-boo Green Lake views from 2nd floor
  • P-Patch is across the street and 1 block to Green Lake

Download 749 N 67th St Flyer

For more information on this home or on buying or selling a home, contact me at 206-790-0081 or email me.

 

Light Filled Phinney Ridge Craftsman

Do you want to live on Phinney Ridge or west Green Lake? If you answer yes, this home is for you.Phinney Craftsman

I have just listed this beautiful light filled craftsman at 532 N 67th St. Location is key here with only one block to the Phinney Neighborhood Association and the restaurants and shops on Greenwood Ave. Or go two blocks in the other direction and you’re at Green Lake. Access to Metro routes 5 and E are close by.

The home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 of them on the upper floor with views of Green Lake and the Cascades. Each of these bedrooms has its own bathroom and large closet. The third bedroom is on the main floor along with another full bathroom. The main floor also includes living/dining room, kitchen, and family room, which opens to a wood deck for outdoor dining.

Both the front and back yards are beautifully landscaped and the back is fully fenced for your 4-legged friends. Top this off with a detached 2-car garage and everything you need is covered.

Explore the home via video tour.

Stop by one of the open houses to check it out or contact me for a private showing. With our current low inventory, this home is sure to go fast.

  • Friday, June 3rd – 4:00-7:00p
  • Saturday, June 4th – 1:00-4:00p
  • Sunday, June 5th – 1:00-4:00p
  • Wednesday, June 8th – Noon-2:00p

Home Features:

  • Built in 1923
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.75 bathrooms
  • 2,570 sq. ft
  • 4,960 sq. ft. lot
  • 2 car garage
  • Gas furnace for main and lower levels
  • Ductless heat pump with air conditioning for second floor bedrooms
  • Partially finished basement with bonus room
  • Earthquake retrofitted in 2001
  • Views of Green Lake and the Cascades

Download the 532 N 67th St. home flyer

Gorgeous Phinney Ridge/Green Lake Home

Check out my latest listing on Phinney Ridge/Green Lake.

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For more information, give me a call at 206-790-0081 or email jamie@jamieflaxman.com

 

 

 

Live at the confluence of Phinney & Green Lake, waking to the brilliant sunrise over the lake. This elegant home, rebuilt in 2004, offers updated features throughout, including a guest suite/MIL/nanny quarters/rec room on the lower level with separate, level access.  You’ll find 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs. Enjoy views of Green Lake, the Cascades, and Mt. Rainier. With the restaurants and shops of Phinney Ridge just blocks away and Green Lake across the street, everything you desire is close-by.  Easy access to downtown, University of Washington, and South Lake Union.

New to the Market in Phinney Ridge

736 N 70th St.On Wednesday I told you it was coming – so here it is. I’ve brought on a listing in Seattle’s hottest neighborhood Phinney Ridge. One and half blocks to Green Lake for outdoor activities, two blocks to the P-Patch, a half mile to the Zoo, and just 3 blocks to the all the retail and restaurants of Phinney Ridge – Red Mill Burgers, Starbucks, Ken’s Market, Greenwood Hardware, Umpqua Bank, and so many more local small businesses. Plus you’re just blocks from the Phinney Neighborhood Association which hosts the Farmer’s Market, numerous community building events, classes, a pre-school, and much more.

This home, at 736 N. 70th St., offers 3 bedrooms on the upper floor, 1.75 bathrooms, an additional room on the main that could be a 4th bedroom, family room, or home office. Southern exposure brings you lots of natural light, with a peek-a-boo view of Mt. Rainier from upstairs. A level, grassy, fully fenced backyard is perfect for your pooch to run around in, as well as for summer barbecues, croquet, and all-around fun. On the lower level you even have a working sauna in which to unwind at the end of the day.

Check out the home online, download the home flyer, or give me a call at 206-790-0081 or an email for more information or a private showing. List price: $549,000 and offers will be reviewed on June 13, 2014.