Uncategorized April 28, 2015

April Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life






Eastside Equestrian Life


Business of the month for April


I was 11 years old and getting ready for my very first A circuit hunter/jumper show. I was excited, nervous and thrilled all at once. My mother took me by the hand and we went to Olson's Tack Shop in Bellevue to pick out my very first show jacket. It was hunter green with brass buttons and a velvet collar. I remember the feel of the soft velvet brushing up against my skin as I slipped the jacket on. I don't think I had ever worn anything lined with satin before! I still get that happy giddy feeling today when I walk into Olson's. The smell of new leather boots and the look of crisp clean saddle pads lined up like soldiers spell pure joy to me.


But it's not just the products Olson's carries that sets them apart. Their excellent customer service is bar none. Every staff member is at the ready to help you from troubleshooting the best bit for your horse, to fitting your saddle. From the very beginner rider buying her first helmet to the Grand Prix pro competitors, Olson's never fails to deliver everything a horse and rider could ever need. No wonder they have been in business for over 65 years and are one of the oldest and most established businesses in Bellevue. Olson's has grown and evolved over the years but it remains the Eastside's premier shopping destination for all products equine related.


For more information about Olson's go to  www.olsonstack.com 






The spring real estate market definitely came in like a lion. Rising employment, low mortgage rates and very tight inventory have created a buying frenzy. Homes sold within days of being listed – often for over asking price – further frustrating buyers who are facing a serious lack of homes to choose from. 



Read the full Local Market Update, including statistics for the Eastside, Seattle and King County.






If you'd like information on your specific neighborhood, give me a call and I'll be happy to send you a report.




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After two consecutive Super Bowl appearance, it looks like Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is upgrading. Carroll has sold his Hunts Point home for $6.1 million, per PSBJ. It's curious timing only because Carroll and his wife Glena just bought the house last May, paying $5.9M for it. Either they're making an upgrade or they really don't like the neighbors. The 1999 3-BR is 3,860 sf and includes four bathrooms, a detached guest suite, deep moorage dock and private beach. The house had previously been owned by a company managed by Sally Nordstrom and is now the property of local power-couple Jimmy and Patty Barrier. Don't expect the sale to mean Carroll is leaving Seattle, he recently signed a new contract and there's been no indication he's unhappy with his situation. Just his house, apparently.


KiamaLise Herres – Broker
Mobile: 206.679.5322

Office: 425.462.8000
If there is any additional information I can get you, please give me a call.   


– Kiama