June Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

House hunters looking for relief from soaring rents continued to snap up homes at a record pace in May. By one analysis,80 percent of the homes coming on the market in King and Snohomish counties sold within the first 30 days – many within the first week. With a severe lack of inventory in prime buying season, sellers are getting record prices for homes.        

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 See lots more 4th of July ideas on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Seattle 9th Highest Rent in the Country  

 Festive 4th of July Cocktails  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for June 2016

The Organized Horse

 

Looking for customized awards, benches, bridle racks, chests, 

 

coat racks, pet portraits, pillows and covers, purses, ribbon boards, saddle racks, stools, tables, tissue boxes, trays, whip holders or 

 

wood boxes?

 

The Organized Horse specializes in 

custom, enhanced, repurposed and original art reflecting all aspects of the equestrian lifestyle. 

Located in Monroe, WA but available on-line are a plethora of gifts and home décor items, most of which can be customized to your home or barn's style.  You can also find The Organized Horse at major equestrian events on the West Coast and select major cities like Lexington, Scottsdale and Las Vegas.

 

 

Don't see something that screams your name? Contact The Organized Horse and they will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind piece that is uniquely your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


Posted on July 10, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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April Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

The supply of available homes remains at critical levels, with both King and Snohomish counties showing less than a month's supply of inventory. With demand far outstripping supply, home prices increased by double-digits over last year throughout the Puget Sound area. The red hot market allows sellers to call the shots. Since some sellers are hesitant to put their home on the market for fear they won't be able to find their next home quickly enough, many are negotiating with buyers to stay in their house for several months after the sale to ease the transition. 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 OUTDOOR ROOMS 

 

 

 

See more great outdoor rooms on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

  Inside a Stunning GlassTreehouse  

 13 Habits of Likeable People 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastside Equestrian Live Business of the Month for April

ED Home by Ellen Degeneres

 

 

 

Ellen Degeneres and Portia deRossi make no secret of their love for each other or for their mutual love of all things horse related. The couple share a beautiful ranch in California where Ellen's intense need to design artful spaces combines beautifully with Portia's need to ride. Together they create spaces that are inviting, well edited and made to live, ride and create in. Now Ellen's design sensibility has partnered with Bergdorf Goodman in NYC to carry a line of home décor items called simply ED by Ellen. From whimsical dishes with phrases like " a horse walks into a bar" written on them to elegant carafes with silver stoppers (pictured below) at price points accessible to all of us, ED is a great way to infuse a bit of horse sense and humor into all our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

For more ED by Ellen click  here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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May Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

from KiamaLise Herres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

The supply of homes for sale in April was up over March, indicating that more sellers are deciding to list their homes. But with less than a month of inventory available in the area, it's still a seller's market. While prices were up over last year, the increases aren't as lofty as they were in the first quarter of this year. Buyers looking for affordable housing continue to push their search outside the more expensive urban cores.       

 

 

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

 

  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.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

   See more creative container gardening ideas on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

Seattle #4 Fastest Growing City in U.S. 

 10 Outdoor Fire Pits for Every Budget 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for May

 

Couldn't make it in person to see the run for the roses this year? Fear not-if you were not among the 167,277 to watch the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, you can still feel like you are entering the winner's circle every time you come home. Why not hang one of these handmade rose wreaths by Cheryl Bolton Van Winkle found on Etsy? What better way to make an entrance into your humble abode? Click here to shop!

 

 

Why not plan a Kentucky Derby themed party for next year? If you get started now you will have fun anticipating the event even more. Just type in "Kentucky Derby Party" to Etsy and you will find pages and pages of items to help pull your theme together. Cookies frosted with silks should be a must have! Click the link to see more wonderful cookies and inspirations! 4 The Love of Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

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Posted on July 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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March Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

A severe lack of inventory has led home prices to reach an all-time high.  With the supply of properties at its lowest level since 2003, the market is in dire need of more homes to meet buyer demand.  That is excellentnews for those thinking about selling their home. Sellers can expect a quick sale, favorable terms and a historically high sale price. Buyers will need patience and a strategy for competing with multiple offers. 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 FANTASY HOMES 

 

 

 

See more amazing homes on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

  Ultra-Luxe Airbnb Alternatives 

 Gorgeous 88 Sq Ft Tiny House 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the Month for March

Ivy Gift and Home

 

 

One rainy afternoon, I stumbled upon Ivy Gift and Home located on charming Park Lane in downtown Kirkland. No sooner did I enter this elegant store did I realize what a find it was! Tina, the owner and purveyor of Ivy, is a warm, stylish mother of 5 who believes in quality items for the home that withstand the test of time and are nearly all made in the USA.  What caught my eye is Tina's broad mix of styles and her abundance of equestrian related gifts and objets d'art. If you are looking for a destination shopping site on the eastside for equestrian gifting please stop by Ivy and tell Tina – Kiama sent you! 

 

 

Click on www.IvyGiftandHome.com for more information 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Bothell Jewel

 

Like new lovely stand alone jewel box in Bothell. Coveted Northshore School District. A stone's throw from shopping, parks and amenities. Open flowing floor plan with tons of natural light. Hardwoods and high end finishes, molding and cabinetry. High ceilings and 6 foot tall fully fenced backyard. Huge master bath. Large pantry. Walk in master closet. Stellar location. Main level den has closet so could be 4th bedroom.Neighborhood playground.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

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Posted on July 10, 2016 at 8:56 pm
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February Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

Record low inventory has placed the area in an extreme seller's market. 70 percent of homes sell in the first 30 days. With 30 percent less inventory than a year ago, multiple offers are all but guaranteed. If you're selling, you can name your terms. For those looking to buy, it's critical to work with a broker to arrange for financing, and create a strategy for escalation clauses and back-up offers.

 

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

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

 

 

 

 See more beautiful baths on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

 

 

Eastside Equestrian Life Business of the month for February 2016

Pearl and Stone Wine Co.

"Open often and enjoy the moments in between"

 

On the first day of first grade of my first born, I met Wendy Stone, Bianca's first grade teacher.   Watching Wendy transition this gaggle of kids from babyhood to full on childhood was a sight to see on many levels. Wendy had that magical quality that only a select few teachers possess; the ability to make the kids want to be near her.  She had that encouraging soft spoken yet strong demeanor that says "you are welcome here" and "this will be fun"!

 

Wendy would often casually chat about the plans she and her husband had, to one day have their own winery.

 

Eleven years have passed, and I have watched Wendy and her husband, Chris, weave through life's milestones of creating a family, a career and a life in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Wendy is no longer talking about the dream of being a vintner in the valley. She is doing it.

 

Pearl and Stone Wine Co. was officially launched in 2013. Centered in the heart of the valley and partnering with two other Snoqualmie Valley families and educators, Pearl and Stone have brought the same magic of learning and joy of life to their wine. Like anything of value, crafting wine is a process; a process of continued learning; lessons in humility, patience, generosity, and joy. Wendy and the Pearl and Stone team bring this love of learning and creative magic and infuse their wines with the same charming characteristics of her teaching. With every bottle, Pearl and Stone says "you are welcome here" and "this will be fun."

 

To learn more about Pearl and Stone or to schedule a tasting, please click here .

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on February 27, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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January Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 closed out the year with home prices hitting new highs, and inventory hitting new lows. The market is tough for buyers who are competing for a dwindling number of homes, but it's also the greatest seller's market in recent memory.

 

 

 

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

 

 

  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more gorgeous kitchens on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

 

This month marks article 3 out of 3 on the series titled

 

 

The Number One Question I'm Asked as an Equestrian Properties Specialist

"This property is great, but can I build a barn and/or riding arena on it?"

 

 

 

 

 

If we pick up where we left off last month, you have identified a property; you've done all your studies and checked with the county, and congratulations! You've purchased and closed on your dream equestrian property! Now the fun begins! Hopefully along the way during your pre-purchase process, you have been speaking to professionals who have helped you assess how best to proceed with your plans. Now you need to find the professionals who can implement those plans.

 

 

  You have worked so hard to locate and purchase this perfect piece of property, don't skimp now!  It is very important the person you hire to build your barn and/or arena understands horses and understands your particular needs.  What kind of set up do you need?  How big do the stalls need to be?  How large an arena? Does it need to be a regulation dressage arena? If so do they know what those specs are?  Do you need an odd shaped arena?  What kind of footing do you need?  If it is an outdoor arena, the footing is essential.  While some disciplines can manage fine with an indoor hogsfuel arena, some cannot. Outdoor hogsfuel is a recipe for disaster in the climate of the Pacific Northwest. You could be paying for someone to build you a mud bath instead of a riding arena!  You will be getting offers from a lot of different folks who think they can help in this area.  You wouldn't hire your dentist to perform open heart surgery, would you? Don't hire your gravel delivery man to install your footing, or your general contractor to build your barn, unless he/she has built many and can offer you references. 

 

 

Visit professional and private barns and ask them to describe their experience of building or upgrading their set up, and see how the result is working for them.

 

 

What about return on investment? This is a tricky question to answer. How much you put into your barn and arena is not always what you will get out of it when the day comes to sell. Sometimes it's less and sometimes it's more.  Build it with your use in mind so you will enjoy it and maintain it as you would your own living space. Equestrian features are coveted and homes that have maintained them are in high demand. All too often though, sellers have let this part of their home fall into disrepair and have focused on their living space as opposed to their animals. This is equity lost. The best way to maintain a barn is to keep it working. Empty barns fall into disrepair faster than full barns. By keeping your animals happy and safe you are ensuring the quality of their housing and of your investment.

 

 

If you would like a list of trusted builders please e-mail me and I will be happy to share them with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breathtaking top of the world 180* Mountain, River views.Beautiful and unique, updated contemporary NW home w/chefs kitchen, slab granite, center isle,gas cooktop,SS appls. Circular wood staircase to master suite w/gas frpl, 5 piece bath, heated marble floors, separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Media rm, bonus rm/4 bedroom, wet bar. Heated tack room, 3 stall barn w/no mud paddocks, hot H2O wash rack, hay storage, shop. Washed sand 60×120 arena, 4 pastures.Secluded & park-like. Trex deck & hot tub. Link

 

 

 

 

KiamaLise Herres – Broker

 

 

Mobile: 206-679-5322

 

 

 

 

Office: 425-462-8000

 

 

Email: kiama@windermere.com

 

 

Website:  www.EnchantingHomesandFarms.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

– Kiama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on January 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm
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December Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The traditional seasonal slowdown is taking a break this year. Activity in November was brisk, and home prices continued to climb. Driving the surge in prices is the lowest inventory of homes in more than a decade. The result is a holiday gift for sellers –  with limited choices, multiple offers are common. Now is the ideal time to get top dollar for your home.   

 

 

 

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

 

 

  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the holidays with more ideas on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

 

 

 

Example Image - 150 x 100 pixelsThis month is the second of our three articles covering:

The Number One Question I'm Asked as an Equestrian Properties Specialist

"This property is great, but can I build a barn and/or riding arena on it?"

 

If we pick up where we left off last month, we find ourselves with an acreage property you and your agent have identified as one of interest. You've not purchased it yet, but your goal is to build a riding arena and/or barn on it. You've taken the parcel number to the county and asked them if it's possible to build your dream facility on the property. Together with the county, you have determined where (if any) possible critical areas on the property are. The county's answer to you at this point is "maybe you can build". Now what?

Most counties will not give you an iron clad answer without engaging in the formal permit process. This is not something you can effectively do prior to purchasing the property. Your initial trip is really a cursory fact finding mission to determine what possibilities or restrictions for the property could be. Your next steps can vary depending on what the topography maps show of the parcel.

I have seen 20 acre parcels that look flat, dry and buildable to the naked eye but upon closer review with the county have shown only a small portion as buildable. I've also seen 2 acre parcels that are entirely buildable, and everything in between. Just because you see horses in the neighboring field doesn't mean that your particular parcel will be right for your needs.

At this point, if there are remaining questions, the county and your agent can help find you specialists, who for a fee will come to the property, walk it, and give you an 'official' analysis on what you are up against. These specialists identify which areas of the property are best suited for your needs. You might feel comfortable moving forward with an offer on the parcel at this point, but if questions remain, now would be the time to request a feasibility study as part of the offer. A feasibility study is a catch-all contingency – you are telling the seller that you want the property, and offering a price, but you will not be obligated to purchase the property if the feasibility comes back prohibitive. It's the best protection if the parcel requires building to meet your needs.

 

 

A word of warning…there are many listing agents out there who will tell you they believe the property is buildable for horses. "Just look next door, they have 20 horses over there." This is where you and your agent have to be extra diligent on your fact finding mission. The worst case would be to buy something, then go to get a permit and discover it's either impossible or prohibitively expensive to do. Be your own advocate here and insist on the necessary due diligence from the seller.

 

 

There are different types of feasibility experts you can employ at this phase of the process. If the property is heavily treed, you may want an arborist to come and confirm how many trees you can be removed with or without a permit, as well as identifying any that are harvestable for commercial timber. Or, you may want a geology specialist who can perform tests of the soil to confirm its' quality and drainage. You may want a critical areas or wetlands specialist to give you a fairly firm idea of where your critical areas are, and give you an estimate of how far those environmental setbacks will impact your building plans. The county has a list of these specialists. These specialists are not employees of the county, but independent experts who are trained to educate you on the process and challenges of permitting. You will learn a lot about your potential new property by just following this person around on their walk. Spending time with these folks will eliminate any potential surprises after your purchase.

Next month "I've purchased my property, now how do I build my dream barn?"

 

 

 

 

 

Priced to sell below 2014 Appraised Value!! Amazing equestrian estate includes 5750 sf with 4 beds, 2 masters plus all the bells and whistles; granite counters, sub-zero, Dacor oven, sauna, hot tub on huge patio with pergola. Enormous main level master suite with walk-in, massage room, deck overlooking gazebo, fruit trees, pond, gardens, playhouse, & stables. 70 x 100 covered arena with lights and sand/rubber footing, 9 turnouts,14 stalls, tack room, feed room, office, hay storage, shaving shed, outdoor arena. Link

 

 

 

 

KiamaLise Herres – Broker

 

 

Mobile: 206.679.5322

 

 

 

 

Office: 425.462.8000

 

 

Website:  jump4joy.withwre.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

-Kiama 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on January 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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November Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month marks the start of a 3 article series on barn and arena building in the Pacific Northwest. November's article:

The number one question I'm asked as an equestrian property specialist

"This property is great, but can I build a barn and/or riding arena on it?"

This seemingly simple question typically requires a very complicated answer, usually beginning with "It depends".   Just because a property looks flat and usable for horses, doesn't mean that it is. If you are interested in a property, and the acreage seems suitable for horses, the first thing you need to do is take the parcel number (or "Tax ID") to the appropriate county permitting office. A trip to the county office can seem daunting if you've never done it before, but I assure you it is very easy and can actually be fascinating.

Both King and Snohomish Counties have a walk in, no appointment policy. Since it is first come first served, be prepared to spend a little time waiting for your turn. I've been seen as fast as 5 minutes and also have waited up to an hour. To be clear, this is not a visit your real estate agent can do for you. As the interested party and potential deed holder you have to be present and asking the questions yourself, though your agent can be there for moral support.

Bring the address and parcel number with you, as well as a list of questions. You simply tell the clerk that you have identified a property you are interested in purchasing, and want to see if it is ok to permit for a barn or arena. They will connect you to the appropriate county representative.

Certainly for many areas of King County and parts of Snohomish County, there are quite a few types of critical areas to take into consideration, including septic and well areas on properties. A critical area can be a wetland area, a creek, or a full -on salmon-bearing stream. It can be a migratory path for wildlife or just a boggy wetland inappropriate for building. Each critical area has a different rating, limiting construction or drainage options. If a critical or sensitive area analysis has never been done on the property the county will have less information on it than if one has been done in the past. Each critical area will have a different distance setback associated with it. A setback defines how far a possible buildable site must be from that critical area. Some critical areas have a small 60 foot setback or "buffer" others can be as large as 300 feet. For reference, on a 5 acre parcel 300 feet can impact almost the entire acreage. Many properties have at least some sort of topography that must be taken into consideration for building.   If there are no critical areas on your property, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you have just crossed a huge hurdle. To confirm options for a property you like, just dive into the process. You can do this!

Next month's article: The County said ;'maybe' now what?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hot real estate market shows little sign of slowing down. Home prices continued to move upward. With the number of pending sales exceeding the number of new listings, the supply of homes is falling well short of demand. The inventory of homes in the Puget Sound area is 23 percent less than a year ago.  

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 THANKSGIVING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Thanksgiving with more ideas on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on January 24, 2016 at 7:21 pm
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October Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life


Creative Halloween costumes, Oktoberfest eats and a look at the housing market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ready to dive in and purchase your first equine partner and don't know where to begin? Patrick and Sabrina can help with that too.

With years of experience matching show horses and riders, this dynamic duo is there to help you every step of

 the journey.   Patrick and Sabrina's programs are located at Straight Forward Farm at 12121 189th AVE SE in Snohomish- just a stone's throw from the Monroe Fairgrounds and easily reached from anywhere on the Eastside or Seattle.

 

 

You can contact the trainers through their websites below, and be sure to check out their Fall training specials!

 

 

www.StraightForwardJumping.com

 

 

 

 

LOCAL MARKET UPDATE

 

 

 

 

Strong sales continue to whittle down a dwindling supply of homes. The lack of supply to meet demand kept driving home prices upward in September. While the Puget Sound area saw steady appreciation over a year ago, there are signs that that the frenzied level of growth may be starting to moderate – good news for a market that was starting to look  unsustainable. 

 

 

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





 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more great Halloween ideas on our Pinterest board!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE KNOW a few things I think you'll like:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the nicest large parcels available on scenic Dutch Hill in Snohomish. 20 acres of pasture, lightly treed with territorial views of neighboring estates. Property is rolling, mostly sloping from East to West. 5 bdrm approved septic design, wetlands study done (Sexton Creek), public water meter already installed, electrical & phone hook up at the street. Perfect for equestrian estate, winery, wedding venue, organic gardens? (Buyer to verify) Access on private road. It's ready to build!

 

 

 

 

 

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.   

 

– KiamaLise

 

 

 

 


Posted on November 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm
KiamaLise Herres | Posted in Uncategorized |

September Neighborhood Update / Eastside Equestrian Life


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastside Equestrian Life

Business of the Month for September

Windermere Equestrian Living

 

 

Back in March I was happy to announce the launch of our new program; Windermere Equestrian Living (WEL). WEL is a vision I have had and shared with my fellow equestrian properties agents at Windermere, and now I'm happy to announce that WEL has exploded onto the scene in ten states up and down the West Coast.  You can go to www.WindermereEquestrianLiving.com and read about our program, and review the details of the agents to find the broker who perfectly fits your plans.  We in WEL are dedicated to exemplary client services, and are specialists who pride ourselves not only in our knowledge of equestrian real estate but also the local equestrian scene.

 

 

Windermere dominates the market in equestrian and lifestyle acreage properties in the Pacific Northwest, and is the only agency  with a dedicated program specifically for the needs of equestrian buyers and sellers. I'm proud to work for a company that believes in my vision and the importance of this specialized program.

 

 

If you would like a complimentary market analysis of your property or help in finding your perfect dream home call me today. 206-679-5322.

 

Happy hunting!

Kiama

 


Posted on November 12, 2015 at 7:43 pm
KiamaLise Herres | Posted in Uncategorized |

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