Denny Blaine Real Estate Report – May 2017

The sun is here and so are some listings in Denny Blaine! As the weather heats up more home owners are opening their doors to sell, more than last year at this time! Last year Denny Blaine didn’t have one sale in the month of May (2016). Last month there were 2 listings sold and there are currently 4 active and 2 pending.

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There may be a bit more inventory, but the prices are still high. The average price of the available homes in Denny Blaine currently total to just over 3 million, and the pending is almost at a total of 4 million.

Denny Blaine is a part of “Central Seattle” as defined by Seattle real estate agents. Central Seattle real estate mainly includes the area from the Montlake cut to I-90 and from Lake Washington to I-5. The start of the year shows home prices are up across the city and sales for the first five months are close with 590 sold versus the 600 in the first 5 months of 2016. Currently in this central Seattle area there are 116 active listings.

Contact Kristine Losh for all your real estate needs!

Photos above:

First - Pending listing in Denny Blaine

Second - Sold listing in Denny Blaine

Denny Blaine Rep Santos Lambasted by Seattle Times

Denny BlaineA Seattle Times editorial lambasts Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (Democrat) while praising Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Eric Pettigrew (Democrat) for their stances on how to fix the state’s school system.  The Seattle Times editorial said Santos along with her counterpart in the State Senate blocked even a vote on educational reform involving both teacher evaluations and charter schools.

In stopping the votes, Santos was at odds with Pettigrew who shares her Seattle district which includes Denny Blaine and the Seattle neighborhoods to the south.  Pettigrew wrote a bill to add limited charter schools to the state, but it never came up for a vote even after Pettigrew spoke at a house hearing about his academic struggles while growing up with a single parent and going to school in South Central L.A.

If you have an opinion on this matter, you can click on the links above to either Santos’ or Pettigrew’s bios.  Once on either of their bios you can click “email” and after adding your address you can contact your Representative.  If you check the box on your email then it will go to all three of your State Representatives.

Nordstrom Has Same Day Delivery to Denny Blaine

Nordstrom DeliveryNordstrom now delivers to Denny Blaine on the same day you order the item online.  If you order an item by noon and the item is in stock, Nordstrom will have it to your Denny Blaine residence by 6 PM.  While there is no minimum purchase, the service does cost $10 which is not too bad when you figure it will most likely costs $6 to park at Pacific Place.  The Nordstrom’s service is available 7 days a week.

Metro Bus Service to Denny Blaine May Change

Metro BusMetro is considering changing a bunch of bus routes including the #2 which services Denny Blaine.  The suggested change is to have the #2 still travel to Denny Blaine, but it would only go to Downtown Seattle and back.  No longer would the service head to Queen Anne or Belltown before heading back to Denny Blaine.  The main problem I see is the #2 used to access all of Downtown Seattle; the proposed bus line would only go as far north as Madison before heading back to Denny Blaine, giving little access to the rest of Downtown.

If you are concerned, you should take the Metro survey.  The changes are planned for September 2012, but the wheels (on the bus) are already turning so you better speak now.

Click to learn more about the proposed Metro route changes, including those that will affect the Denny Blaine neighborhood.

Denny Blaine Thief Caught Online

Seattle PoliceThieves recently (August 3rd) stole a car from the 100 block of Dorffel Drive East in Denny Blaine.  When they stole the car the robbers also got the contents in the car including an outboard motor.  Just 30 minutes later the car was back, but without the outboard motor.

The owner surfed the net and two days later found an outboard motor for sale on Craigslist.  The Denny Blaine resident contacted Seattle Police.  The police posed as potential buyers and met two men where an arrest was made of a 28 year old man and a second man (35 years old) was questioned bu released.