March 2012

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Priced at $919,500

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5
Home Size: 4,335 sq.ft. Garage: 3
Lot Size: 32,247 sq.ft. Community: Hollywood Hill
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1988 MLS Number: 330644

Property Description

Spacious entertainers estate in a quiet, private enclave on Hollywood Hill. Make a lifetime of glorious memories here! Spectacular great room style chefs kitchen multi level family/media room is one of a kind. The level southwest facing backyard envelopes the home and is a pure delight with play area, hot tub, raised patio, treehouse, two sheds & privacy foliage. Beautifully appointed formal living & dining rooms, master retreat with sun deck & new spa like bath, den, bonus, large extra room or

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Daily Real Estate News | Monday, March 12, 2012

A 3.8 percent levy on certain investment income was included in healthcare legislation two years ago, and now misinformation about the tax’s application to home sales is being passed along over the Internet and e-mail, throwing some prospective home sellers into a panic. In actuality, very few owners will be affected by the new tax taking effect in 2013.

The tax will only be on investment income of upper income taxpayers. Included in the definition of investment income is capital gains from home sales above a certain amount and for households whose income is above a certain amount. This means individuals who make $200,000 a year or more, or

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Priced at $2,250

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.75
Home Size: 2,320 sq.ft. Lot Size: 10,890 sq.ft.
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1993

Property Description

Breathtaking custom home on the Snoqualmie River. 3 Br, 1.75bath 2320 sf gorgeous custom home in a truly spectacular setting. Dream kitchen w/ granite counters, Viking double ovens, custom cabinetry and hardwoods. Elegant master BR w/ large walk-in closet, bath dressing room. Majestic, open great room w/ fireplace, vaulted pine ceiling expansive windows overlooking river. No detail spared in this stunning custom home. Formal dining room & large laundry room. Hot tub, deck, fenced yard, security system, central vac, shop/storage building, & Hardi Plank

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I have written about Daylight Saving Time in the past, and since we’re about to start Daylight Saving Time here in (portions of) the United States, it’s fitting to look at the practice.

The idea behind Daylight Saving Time, of course, is to provide more light in the evening, allowing people to save energy.

However, the idea of shifting clocks to save energy isn’t a 20th century invention. The idea was originally raised by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. Franklin’s essay begins by describing an evening with friends in Paris. After he returned home:

I went home, and to bed, three or four hours after midnight…. An accidental sudden noise waked me about six in the morning, when I was surprised to find my room filled with light; and I imagined at first,

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I have written about Daylight Saving Time in the past, and since we’re about to start Daylight Saving Time here in (portions of) the United States, it’s fitting to look at the practice.

The idea behind Daylight Saving Time, of course, is to provide more light in the evening, allowing people to save energy.

However, the idea of shifting clocks to save energy isn’t a 20th century invention. The idea was originally raised by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. Franklin’s essay begins by describing an evening with friends in Paris. After he returned home:

I went home, and to bed, three or four hours after midnight…. An accidental sudden noise waked me about six in the morning, when I was surprised to find my room filled with light; and I imagined at first,

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Priced at $780,000

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.5
Home Size: 3,610 sq.ft. Garage: 3
Lot Size: 59,677 sq.ft. Community: Issaquah
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 2003 MLS Number: 328959

Property Description

By Appointment only. Visit this truly stunning custom built home located in the Cougar Mountain foothills above Issaquah. Home features hardwood floors through the main and lower levels w/slate tile entry, slab granite counters in the kitchen, Stainless steel appliances and vaulted ceilings. European Styling with 3 lrg bedrooms each with private baths. Exquisite Master suite e w/FP 5-piece bath. This home also features an office and fully finished

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Move your clocks ahead 1 hour in spring (spring forward, fall back).

Here in Sammamish, the birds are serenading, the flowers are blooming and our homes may be feeling the winter blues. The time has come for spring cleaning.  I've put together a checklist for you!

 

Around the House

Wash windows inside and out & wipe down the sills. Remember to clean the window screens!

Dust or wash window treatments.   

Dust those hard to reach surfaces, ceiling fans, above kitchen cabinets and baseboards and doorways.

Wash out trash cans.

Move furniture away from walls and clean underneath. 

Consider having your carpets professionally cleaned, steam clean tile grout or wax wood floors.

Clean upholstered furniture. Vacuum pillows, as well as

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Looking to purchase a Foreclosed property? If so, have you ever heard of the term re-capture? Often this is the most important thing to the bank that hold the note on the foreclosed property. In many cases where there are multiple offers, the buyer who allows the bank re-capture can win the property even if they don’t have the strongest offer price to purchase.

 If you would like to learn more about re-capture on Foreclosed properties or have any questions on purchasing a bank owned (REO) property or on buying at the Foreclosure Auction or are interested in purchasing Short Sale properties feel free to contact us here:

Here are a few more important tips on Foreclosures!

1. As-is means as-is, period. (Most of the time.) Banks have very little…
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Priced at $389,000

Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2
Home Size: 1,830 sq.ft. Garage: 2
Lot Size: 7,500 sq.ft. County: King
Property Type: Single Family Home Year Built: 1958
MLS Number: 326983

Property Description

A must see! This is a home that doubles as an oasis! This lovely 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been artfully updated throughout.You will adore the tasteful color selections and modern touches including custom gallery lighting, glass paneled 10 x 12 deck off master a new stone faced chimney. Other upgrades includenewer Jorve vented roof, double pane windows, new hot water tank, 2 gas fireplaces, front fenced patio a backyard boasting 7 varieties of Japanese Maples with dozens of plant types blooming from Spring to Fall.

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