Faben Point (Mercer Island, WA)
By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Sales of waterfront homes in Mercer Island were up more than 43 percent in 2012, another statistic supporting the overall luxury real estate market's strength in the Puget Sound region.  There were 43 waterfront Mercer Island homessold this past year, up from 30 waterfront homes in 2011. The waterfront real estate sales increased not only in total numbers, but also in terms of pricing.  In 2011, there were 37 waterfront homes sold for over $1 million.  This was a 48 percent gain over 2011 for million-dollar-plus category. At the top of the luxury market, the numbers were just as poignant.  Five waterfront homes were sold in Mercer Island for over $5 million this year, with the top sales at $21.6 million and $13.3 million.  There were three homes sold in this price range in 2011, with th...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Mercer Island waterfront homes for sale - all brokers, all neighborhoods, all listings.. Right now you can find some amazing Mercer Island waterfront homes for sale on the MLS. These include homes in Mercer Island waterfront neighborhoods like Faben Point, Ferncroft, East Mercer, West Mercer, Mid Island, and North End to name a few.  Mercer Island is a wonderful option if you are looking for premium Lake Washington waterfront property with a great combination of beautiful waterfront property,  close proximity to both Seattle and Bellevue for commuting, great schools, and awesome intimate village like community living. You can find all Mercer Island homes for sale on our site: Mercer Island real estate We have a lot of water in Seattle and there are some premium Seattle waterfront neighb...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Forbes and Greatschools.org combined to study the best cities in the U.S. for educational and lifestyle qualities.  Based on school rankings, test scores, and availability of recreation activities, Mercer Island came in at the number 2 position. While many of the cities in the rankings had much lower median home prices, Mercer Island's $700k median was second only to Manhattan Beach, CA ($1.3 million).  Mercer Island real estate is certainly more expensive than many areas of Greater Seattle, but the locals know that they're paying for a high-quality lifestyle and superb educational opportunities.  Specifically cited in the story were Mercer Island students' outstanding SAT scores and extra-curricular activities including music, tennis, swimming, and water polo.  The island's 40 miles of...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Waterfront real estate sales in Mercer Island were on a breakneck pace throughout the fall, and final numbers on the MLS for the year were about as strong as possible after a drab 2009. A total of 31 Mercer Island waterfront homes are listed as sold on the MLS for the full year of 2010. This is up 180% from the paltry 11 sales in 2009, and still 29% more than the 24 homes sold in 2008 (not all home sales are reported on the MLS). We saw a rush of sales at the end of this year, as a large group of buyers looked to snap up homes just as they came on the market. During October and November, more often than not, we were seeing waterfront homes in Mercer Island selling in less than two weeks, and many in under a week. It seems that there were enough buyers waiting for a price bottom that whe...
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