Queen Anne in Seattle: Market Stats & Homes For Sale

Queen Anne in Seattle:  Market Stats & Homes For Sale

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This is interesting to look at historical home sales and inventory for single family homes on the hill – You can see that inventory is low and sales are soaring in Queen Anne!  Let me know if you are interested in Queen Anne Real Estate or have any questions at all. 

Keep in mind these stats  are on Single family homes in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.  Here is a look at average cumulative days on market and also the sales price to list price percentage.  Queen Anne moves around a bit on this number compared to neighborhoods like Magnolia, but overall sales are strong.

This chart is one of my favorites which shows months of inventory in Queen Anne.  This is based on how many Queen Anne homes are for sale in the MLS.

So what is for sale in Queen Anne?  Here is a great interactive map so that you can find your Queen Anne home or if you are just curious about prices in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.

Queen Anne Real Estate in Seattle, WA

Click on any of the Queen Anne homes for sale below including Queen Anne view homes or other Queen Anne listings on the Southwest slope, Southeast slope and other parts of the neighborhood.

Queen Anne Books is for sale. – This is a WONDERFUL Queen Anne Community Staple

Queen Anne Books is for sale.  This is a Queen Anne staple of our community life so I am hoping someone will read this and decide that this is what they want to do!  I was just in there today and I merely described a silly book about fairies that my daughter had read years ago and they knew exactly what I was talking about and were able to order it for me on the spot so that I can send it out as a gift to a very appreciative little girl. The map of the staircases of Queen Anne is sold here.  It is quaint and fun to browse and a nice change form my Kindle and the giant book stores of the mall genre.  We need this place!

According to their site (http://queenannebooks.com/letter-patti):

Dear Friends of Queen Anne Books,

Almost 14 years ago, Cindy Mitchell and I met with Randy and Alice to discuss the possibility of buying Queen Anne Books, sealing the deal July 31, 1998.  It has been an amazing ride: Borders Books and Barnes & Noble were the ‘big, bad, box stores'; Amazon was a new and far-reaching idea just beginning to take off; Tower Books was our nearest competitor; and there was no such thing as an e-book. After a couple hundred book club meetings, four amazing Harry Potter parties, countless author events and 14 Holiday Magics, I have decided it is time to turn over Queen Anne Books to a new owner — someone who will bring fresh energy and ideas to a business undergoing a radical and exciting transformation.

As most of you know, I lost my husband to cancer last May and I am eager to move on and discover what the next stage of my life will hold. I initially believed I would continue to be a bookseller but, because the business is changing so much, I have realized the store requires more than I can give right now. I am hoping someone in the Queen Anne community will find the business as fulfilling and exciting as I know it can be.

The Sale:

  • I am selling the business for the value of the inventory, computers and fixtures.
  • My lease is up October 30, 2012 but there is a 5-year-option available.
  • I am currently working very hard to settle the details of losing a husband — probate, taxes, etc. So Cindy Mitchell, who knows the business as well as I do (even though she retired four years ago), has volunteered to answer the initial queries into the store’s possible sale. You can reach her through the store email: QueenAnneBooks@queenannebooks.com. Please put Attn: Cindy in the subject line.

The Serious Buyer:

  • Reading is essential, but you must also be an astute business person.  Margins are tight in this business; skill, constant appraisal, and reappraisal are required to make a profit.
  • You need to plan on working in the store.  The presence of the owner in the store on a regular basis is key to the store’s financial success.
  • You must be open to the expanding presence of ecommerce, ebooks and social media in the book industry.
  • Plan to work hard, learn a lot, and be surrounded by an amazing community who will support you and celebrate the richness of the written word with you!

Thank you for your many years of support. I will do my best to ensure Queen Anne Books continues to be a vital part of this community.

Sincerely and Gratefully,

Patti McCall
Queen Anne Books
QueenAnneBooks@queenannebooks.com

Upper Queen Anne Happenings – The Metropolitan Market on The Ave is Closing

queen anne livingUpper Queen Anne Happenings – The Metropolitan Market on The Ave is Closing according to the Feb 15th issue of Magnolia News…

It is quite a surprise!  Luckily,  this is not the end for the chain and they will continue to operate their very successful Mercer location in Lower Queen Anne (as well as their other locations), but this news is still a big change for Queen Anne Hill!  This store opened in 1971 – over 40 years ago, but will close its doors August 1st.

The Upper Queen Anne location of  The Metropolitan Market has been an important staple to the  entire Queen Anne community in Seattle, but the store has announced that it will not be part of the new apartment development at the site.  The owners of the site are currently in talks with other grocery options that would fill up the entire first floor and parking will be underground so we should have something back in there soon, but it will be sad to see this one go.  I personally will travel the extra dozen blocks to go to their Mercer location – which has better amenities anyway, really, if I am being honest.

The other issue here of course if the fact that an apartment complex is going in on the main drag of Upper Queen Anne and how that will change the cityscape of our neighborhood. Obviously, even more density, but also just a giant building where a smaller one was.  Nothing stays the same, but this little spot on the Ave has been the same for many decades so it will be a big change!

Upper Queen Anne Real Estate Market Update

Upper Queen Anne is beautiful – I especially love the retail all along Queen Anne Ave N and the walkability that most of the homes in this area offer.  I wanted to look at homes in the Upper Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle that score extremely high on Walk Score so I looked at the market just from 4th Ave W all the way East to 4th Ave N and from W Smith Street and Queen Anne Dr to the North down to W Lee St and Lee St where the hill starts really impeding walkability.  I would expect that all of these houses score in the high 80s to well over 90 on Walk Score’s site.

queen anne real estateQueen Anne’s real estate market has been very active this year and Upper Queen Anne especially. These numbers do not include townhomes which I will pull out separately in another post.  There are currently 16 Active homes in this area of the Queen Anne neighborhood.  There are 6 pending homes and 37 sold in the last six months.  Queen Anne homes are selling!

Active Queen Anne lisintg:  These are Queen Anne homes that are available right now on the market.These range in price from $525,000 to $1,545,000 with an average of $826,557 and a median list price of $783,835.  I have previewed or toured most of these and there are some amazing offerings included so let me know if you are interested and I can show you my favorites. Pending Sales: This is Queen Anne Real estate that has not closed yet, but has offers.  Sold homes: 37 in the last 6 months!!!!  This is great news!  They range in price from a very affordable $375,000 to $1,900,000 with an average of $741,5111 and a median of $660,000. Average days on market was 68 days for Queen Anne homes.

Average listing price per square foot is $309 for these homes and average selling price per square foot is $306.

Happy Halloween Queen Anne!

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