Seattle Real Estate Market: News Release – Nov 5, 2015

Linda Bagley

NWMLS Brokers Predict Modest Holiday Slowdown Normally, there is a pretty significant slowdown in Seattle home sales during November-December as people become busy with the holiday season. This year seems to be a bit different, with lower than normal inventories, low interest rates, and a strong job market. It is likely that the housing market will remain quite active trough the holidays. The Seattle market is one of the best … Read More

Houseboats Back on the MLS!

Linda Bagley

Houseboats Back on the MLS! We are VERY excited and proud to announce that Houseboats will be back on the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) as of July 24th, 2015. It is hard to believe that just over a year ago, we, Kevin & Linda Bagley began this endeavor on June 4th, 2014 by meeting with Jerry McDonald, Administrator of Real Estate Programs for Washington State, and Lewis Denny, Manager … Read More

Seattle Shoreline Master Plan Receives Final Approval

Linda Bagley

Seattle Shoreline Master Plan Receives Final Approval Ecology Director Maia Bellon signed the final approval for the City of Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program on Monday June 1, 2015. The updated SMP will go into effect on June 15, 2015! A process that began nearly 8 years ago is finally coming to completion.  In 2007, the Department of Planning and Development began a process to update the Seattle Shoreline Master Program. … Read More

Beautiful Riverfront Retreat (SOLD!!)

Linda Bagley

  SOLD!!! – Beautiful Riverfront Retreat with 570 feet of River frontage (MLS #495488) Over 2 Acres! $449,500.00 32305 SE 68th St., Issaquah, WA 98024 Click here to see Virtual Tour!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO! Salmon & Trout fishing from your back yard on 2.36 acres of 570′ waterfront living. Above flood plain. Located next to Preston Snoqualmie paved Trail, voted Hike of the week. Secluded hot tub on … Read More

National Realtors Open House Event

Linda Bagley

National Realtors Open House Event April 20th and 21st Thinking of listing your home?  You have time to get your home ready to make the best first impression for new buyer’s and I have prepared a list of to do’s so you are ready. Do a pre-inspection on your home to help you avoid dealing with unforeseen issues during the negotiations. Think of this as your handyman to-do list and hire professionals as needed. Save your … Read More

Harbors Magazine Seattle Houseboat Article

Linda Bagley

Check out this great article in Harbors Magazine (Kenmore Air’s In-flight magazine) about Seattle Houseboats. All of the pictured houseboats were sold by Special Agents. NOTE: Real Estate Brokers will no longer be allowed to sell houseboats, but fear not, as we are licensed Vessel Dealers and can help you complete your houseboat purchase or sale. Keep an eye out for our new website, launching soon! Seattle-Houseboat.com

Houseboats off the NWMLS

Linda Bagley

Seattle Houseboats, barges and Floating homes — OH MY! Have you heard the latest news on Seattle Houseboats (or, perhaps the most accurate news, that is)??? For a summary of the definitions of Houseboats, House Barges, and Floating Homes PLEASE CLICK HERE. Did you notice Houseboats are no longer listed on the NWMLS (Northwest Multiple Listing Service), or did you think there are no houseboats for sale? On the contrary, there … Read More

4th Fireworks

Linda Bagley

Lake Union Family 4th Fireworks Event One Reel, the company who puts on the 4th fireworks event is in dire need of DONATIONS if we are going to have fireworks over Lake Union this year. Log on and Donate Here!  In addition you will find parking, bus, biking and walking instructions. There are many locations to view the fireworks, but the trick is parking and driving home after. Me, I live on … Read More

Vacation Cabins with a Twist

Linda Bagley

I am impressed with this remarkable post by HOUZZ, vacation cabins built in Austin Texas that would be excellent construction with minimal cost built just about anywhere. After living in small spaces for the past 6+ years, I am pretty sure I could live in these for extended periods. They are fun, use them as additional income rentals on large properties, studios for additional office space, guest cottages or cabannas for … Read More

New Houseboats in Seattle are Not Permitted!

Linda Bagley

  NEW HOUSEBOATS IN SEATTLE WATERS (SMP) ARE NOT ALLOWED!!! Seattle Department of Planning and Development proposed the new Shoreline Master Plan to the Seattle City Council in January 2013. This proposal was accepted and approved by the full council to be submitted to Department of Ecology. The Review process for Department of Ecology can take 6 months to a year to review the hundreds of pages of proposed changes … Read More