Uptown Queen Anne Seattle Roasty Toasty Winter Holiday Festival:

Queen Anne Seattle Roasty Toasty Winter Holiday Festival:

When? Saturday, January 23 from 5 – 7pm

Where on Queen Anne is it? Counterbalance Park at QA Avenue & Roy Street

How much? FREE!

According to the Seattle Greater Queen Anne Chamber website:Enjoy a warm bonfire to make smores, hot cider, live music, a light show, games with prizes and news from neighborhood organizations and the City of Seattle
They also would love it if you could bring a non-perishable food donation for Uptown’s Feeding Program at Sacred Heart Church.

**Sponsored by the Uptown Alliance, with support from the Greater QA Chamber of Commerce

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East Queen Anne Real Estate Holiday Showings

Queen Anne Seattle: I have my nice festive red sweater on and I am parked with my red netbook waiting for my clients between Queen Anne real estate appointments.  The wind is crazy today -Lake Union is tossing around and even Green Lake was a bit rough when i drove by earlier!

I started this one a couple days ago and my Queen Anne buyer clients showed up just a bit early for me to complete it in the time I had, but good news!  We did indeed put in an offer on this gorgeous green view home and got mutual acceptance yesterday!  They are so excited and thrilled to get to go into Christmas with a signed contract ensuring that they get their dream home….at a great price!

There are some wonderful properties on the Queen Anne real estate market right now – whether you are looking for view homes – both city or Puget Sound views, foreclosures, short sales, and more, there are some pretty great houses and townhomes.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Queen Anne, Do You Need $50,000 For A Project?

CleanScapes Contest in Queen Anne $50,000:

Queen Anne is one of the five Seattle neighborhoods being offered $50,000 by CleanScapes to reduce their overall garbage, recycling, and yard waste output. Queen Anne, Magnolia, Downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill and South Seattle were the five Seattle neighborhoods chosen for the contest because their output is higher than other neighborhoods in Seattle.

According to CleanScapes the neighborhoods North of the Ship Canal produce about 18 pounds of garbage per week and those South of the Canal are at about 22 pounds per week per house.  The goal is to of course reduce output of waste, but also to probably raise some major awareness.

Tips offered:

Cancel junk mail, catalogs, and the phone book:  http://www.DMAchoice.org is a great place to go for canceling junk mail – I personally did it and it doesn’t take a ton of time.

Print double sides

Mulch your grass clipping instead of putting them in the green bin

Cloth towels instead of paper

Donate reusable items instead of throwing them away.

Stop buying water bottles!!!!

Compost your food scraps

The winning Seattle neighborhood will be the one with the most reduction in output by weight will beannounced in May by CleanScapes and the $50,000 will be awarded to the neighborhood’s residents to decide how to spend the money.

Other resources:

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West Queen Anne Real Estate Update December 2009

West Queen Anne homesSeattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood has had some beautiful sunny days in the last weeks and West Queen Anne is particularly gorgeous perched over the Puget Sound.  This picture was taken the day after Thanksgiving for anyone who doubts we get sun in the winter at all.

Here is your West Queen Anne real estate update for the December 2009 home selling market. You can find West Queen Anne real homes for sale and other Queen Anne real estate on my site if you want to see all current listings, but here are the numbers for tonight:

West Queen Anne homes for sale:  Currently there are 47 West Queen Anne homes for sale in zip code 98119. They range in price from $340,000 for a home on the far West slope near Smith Cove on 14th to $4,890,000 for 602 W Highland which is a newer Queen Anne home in the very perfect spot on that gorgeous Southwest slope.  The average price in zip code 98119 for homes on the market right now is $1,004,633 and the median is $650,000.  The average days on market (DOM) for these is 97 days.  There is also one home marked contingent in West Queen Anne priced at $1,185,000.

Queen Anne homes SeattlePending homes in West Queen Anne: These are homes that have received offers on them.  There are 12 pending West Queen Anne homes on the market right now ranging in price from $349,950 to $1,075,000 with and average price of $696,599 and a median price of $742,500.

West Queen Anne home sales last six months: In the last six months, 86 West Queen Anne homes have sold in zip code 98119.  These sold and closed home listings range from $199,000 for an extreme fixer to $4,300,000 with an average of $800,639 and a median sales price of $645,000.  The average days on market over the last six months? 72 days.

Conclusion:  West Queen Anne is selling!  But how do these numbers stack up to previous years of sales in 98119 for the same period?

2006 Total Volume: $75,463,950 Avg/Med Price: $804,451/$699,950 Avg DOM: 35

2007 Total Volume $62,104,075  Avg/Med Price: $874,705/$700,000 Avg DOM: 35

2008 Total Volume $34,368,800  Avg/Med Price: $781,109/$636,000 Avg DOM: 73

2009 Total Volume $68,854,945  Avg/Med Price: $800,639/$645,000 Avg DOM: 72

The sales volume itself is the best it has been in over three years! It doubled last year for the same period and then some!  Prices have definitely gone down and days on market are longer, but a well priced house will sell and there are buyers out there buying West Queen Anne.  In fact, inventory in this Seattle neighborhood is actually one of the problems while working with buyers in this area so if you are thinking of selling, please do consider getting an evaluation!

(I took out the Queen Anne townhomes for this property list, but you can find Queen Anne townhouses andQueen Anne condos on the site, too, if that is what you are after.)  Please also feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions at all about Seattle real estate.