Heron Sighting at Denny Blaine Pond

Denny BlaineThere is a heron hanging out in the “duck” pond at Denny Blaine Lake Park with its turtle friends (see turtle to heron’s right).  The heron looks to be calling the pond home, because it has been there for days.  Maybe it is one of the heron’s from Commodore Park near the Ballard Locks.  Maybe we will see more herons in Denny Blaine and the surrounding Seattle neighborhoods.  Just in case, pull over as you are driving by the “heron” pond to see it while you can.

Denny Blaine Home Available for Purchase

Denny BlaineThis lovely Denny Blaine home, located at 3432 E Florence Court, exudes warmth of character with period details, oak floors, and abundant Procraft wood doors and windows, all new in 2009. The main level has a circular floor plan starting with a formal entry and coat closet. A large kitchen overlooks the gardens and back deck and leads to a cozy family room. Denny Blaine HomesThe dining and living spaces are open to each other. The living room is grounded by a wood burning fireplace. The dining room leads to a private, covered porch, a perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and the morning paper.

The upper level hosts 3 bedrooms with fir flooring, one of which is the clear master by its size and closet space. denny blaineA fourth bonus room could work well for a nursery or office. A substantial full bath, recently updated, maintains its original linen closet and serves all three bedrooms and bonus room.

The unfinished basement is clean and ready to go. Keep it as it is and use as work space, storage, etc. or prepare to put your own thumb print on this lovely home by finishing it and increasing your finished square footage. The one car attached garage enters the house on this level.

Outside, enjoy your storybook yard and setting. Denny BlaineThe Denny Blaine neighborhood and surrounding area features parks, schools, and close by restaurants and shops.  This Denny Blaine home is just five blocks to the Madrona boutique business area that offers such things as Sunday morning brunch at Hi-Spot Café, Friday night with some friends at Bottle House, or an ice cream cone at Molly Moons. Madrona SeattleEnjoy events in the community such as local wine events, concerts in the park on Thursdays in August, or the annual Mayfair event.  Watch the kids enjoy the various activities including the reptile man or riding the ponies. Madrona SeattleWander the other direction and reach Lake Washington nearly as quickly, if you don’t get caught watching the ducks and sun-bathing turtles at the Denny Blaine duck pond on your way.  Not to mention the restaurants and shops at nearby Leschi and Madison Park or head up 34th Avenue to Union to head to Downtown Seattle.

This home offers it all: urban conveniences, quite respite, warm and charming community, great schools, move-in ready with plenty of upside still available.

Status Available for Purchase
Price $990,000
Bed/Bath 3+ beds/1.5 bath

This is a rare opportunity knocking at the door, to get such a fabulous home in a great Seattle neighborhood.  Contact Kristine Losh for any questions or to get a personal tour to the home.

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Denny Blaine Home Sells in Just Over a Week

Denny BlaineThe Denny Blaine home at 3722 E John went pending in just 9 days.  In this hot Seattle real estate market selling a home in 9 days is not unusual, but it is unusual for Seattle homes that sell for over $2.5 million.  This Denny Blaine home was listed by Ewing and Clark for $2,995,000.  Since January 1, 2016, there has been 88 homes in Seattle that have sold for over $2.5 million and the average day on market is 138 days.  denny blaine

It is not surprising that this Denny Blaine real estate sold so quickly.  3722 E John is a sun-filled Denny Blaine home perfectly place on lush grounds with sweeping lawn surrounded by roses, lavender, and lilacs.  Inside the home has been updated while keeping its original charm.  Denny Blaine HomeWood floors with, leaded windows, fabulous living room with fireplace, sunroom, formal dining room with updated kitchen.  Denny Blaine Real EstateThe upstairs includes the master bedroom features views of Lake Washington, as well 3 other bedrooms and two additional bathrooms.  The basement has been updated with entertainment room as well as additional bedroom and bathroom.

For more information about Denny Blaine real estate contact a local Seattle real estate agent who knows the area.

Denny Blaine Real Estate – 2016 Review

Denny BlaineDenny Blaine real estate continued to be strong in 2016 as it was in 2015.  Not a lot of homes sell in Denny Blaine each year, so the real estate statistics can be deceiving.  On average, there are just under one and a half (1.5) Denny Blaine home sales per month.  In 2016 there were 15 sales, while in 2015 there were 19 sales.  WHile the median sales price ($1,100,000 vs $1,400,000) and cost per square foot ($471 vs $494) went down in 2016 from 2015, the average days on market (45 vs 48) improved in 2016.  What might be the most telling, is the average sales price over average list price was 102.1% in 2016 versus s still strong 98.9% in 2015.  The decrease of the total Denny Blaine home sales and average sales price versus list price increasing can probably be attributed to the tight inventory in Denny Blaine and Seattle.

The Seattle market did see increases in price and the number of sales, but the biggest story in the Seattle real estate market was the low inventory.  Inventory was tight throughout the year in the 23 counties served by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, there was an average of 1.86 months of inventory in 2016, compared to 2.4 months in 2015. King County was the tightest with only 1.1 months of supply. A balanced market is generally considered to be between 4 and 6 months of inventory.

The luxury real estate market was strong in 2016, with over 3,251 home sales over $1 million compared to 2,676 in 2015: over a 21 percent increase in the 23 counties. The number of condos over $500,000 also increased with 1,711 sold in 2016 versus 1,459 half-million dollar sales in 2015: also over a 21 percent increase in the same area.  The vast majority of luxury sales are in King County.

2017 seems to be taking over where 2016 left off. Low inventory remains and prices remain strong. As always, to maneuver the market, reach out to your local real estate broker to navigating the Seattle real estate market.

Pictured:  Home pictured about is Denny Blaine Waterfront listed by Ewing and Clark real estate for $12,000,000.

These statistics were gathered from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but were not compiled or published by that organization.

Denny Blaine Real Estate: 3rd Quarter 2014

Washington Park SeattleDenny Blaine real estate, like the rest of the King County real estate market, is very strong.  Comparing closed homes sales in Denny Blaine for the 3rd quarter with the year before shows the increase in the market.  The number of home sales in Denny Blaine are low (due to the size of the neighborhood); thus the date is prone to fluctuation, but taken in context with the rest of the Seattle area market the numbers are consistent.  In both 2014 and 2013 in the 3rd quarter there was 6 sales, but in 2014 the average Denny Blaine sales price was over $1.7 million and $477 per square foot while in 2013 the average sales price was $1.1 million and $372 per square foot.  The number in September in King County and Seattle real estate market show similar trends.  The median price of a single-family home in King County in September was $460,000, almost 10 percent higher than a year ago and 5.3 percent higher than August’s median price.  According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, these stats indicate the best September for home prices in at least 10 years! The city of Seattle performed the best of all the sub-markets in King County in September, with the median price having risen to $517,000, 12 percent higher than September 2013.

While numbers were gathered from the Northwest Multiple listing Service; Statistics not compiled or published by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Feel free to contact Kristine Losh if you want a complimentary price opinion of your home.  Kristine is a real estate broker with Ewing & Clark.

Above pictured home is located just outside of Denny Blaine on Hillside Drive East and currently for sale for $2,745,000.