Monthly Archives: June 2011

Case-Shiller: Seattle Values Up In April

This morning, Standard & Poors released the April Case-Shiller Home Price Index, and it showed that values in Seattle rose 1.6% in April.

Values were up in 13 of 20 markets.

The Index, which tracks home values, shows that home values are down 6.9% from last April, and that values are essentially at September 2004 levels. Nationwide, values are down 4.0% from last year.

Many national financial publications have pointed to Seattle as a target for early economic recovery and growth over the past several months, so here’s hoping that the April housing report is a solid sign of confirmation!


4-BR / 2-BA 2-story farmhouse on 2.91 acres in Snohomish

This is a perfect “starter farm” for people who have been yearning for an affordable, yet comfortable way to “get back to the land.”

The home is a classic 1939 home, well-maintained and rustic in charm and feel. It has a timeless floor plan – three bedrooms up and a full bath on each floor, with a huge master bedroom with windows to the front and back, plenty of built-ins and two windowed nooks which are perfect for desks or dressing tables!

The kitchen is traditional in its country styling, with windows on three sides and plenty of wood cabinetry and easy access to the back yard. There’s a formal dining room and casual wood-paneled living room with built-in bookcases and wood-burning fireplace.

The 2.91 acres are set up from the road, and provide sweeping views over the Snohomish flats. The home and 2.91 acres are offered at $495,000 and an additional 7.5 treed acres adjacent – be your own best neighbor – are available for just $50,000.

Updated electrical, new drainfield, a world away but just ten minutes to historic downtown Snohomish and fifteen minutes to Everett. Click here for photos.

7608 E Lowell-Larimer Road, Snohomish. $495,000. By appointment only!

Chico Area 1938 Waterfront Home

Every once in awhile, a property so special becomes available ~ hugging the shore’s edge, with so many of the period details of this 1938 home intact: the original wood doors, cornice moulding & trim, leaded glass French doors, oak flooring, river stone fireplace w/dense wood mantle, the list goes on. With a detached studio/office with bay views and sauna. On a subdividable, magical, lush .82 acre lot. Sunrise on 121′ of Dyes Inlet waterfront with majestic Mt. Rainier in the distance creates more than a new home for you, it’s a new outlook on life.

Priced at $724,895. Details here.

Listing courtesy of Christine Brevick, Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc.