Mercer Island, WA Real Estate News

By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
A 2 bedroom home for sale in Mercer Island is expected to attract a great deal of interest, and an early viewing of this pretty home for sale is strongly recommended. Located in a quiet residential street in the sought-after northern side of Mercer Island, this 2 bedroom home for sale stands on a large lot with mature trees and is sure to appeal on several levels. Built in 1952, this charming 2 bedroom home for sale truly reflects its classic appearance. It measures approximately 1,170 square feet and this lovely abode was last sold in June 2006 for $699,000. This 2 bedroom home for sale in Mercer Island offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a finished basement. There is a fireplace in the lounge, together with forced air heating throughout this 2 bedroom home for sale in order to mainta...
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By Cooper Jacobs, Real Estate Brokers - Seattle
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Look at the specific details here at MLS no. 452078. This property is centrally located between two of the Pacific Northwest's most attractive and affluent cities. Interstate 90 connects Bellevue and Seattle, Washington so moving around is easy and fairly quick. There are two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms built into this recently contructed condo in 2009.   Marketing Remarks Stunning condo located in heart of Mercer Island. Complimented with great design and craftsmanship. Residence 402 features include; stainless steel appliances, slab granite counters, full height cabinets, 2 secured parking stalls, 1 large storage, and much more. Location is just minutes from Bellevue & Seattle, near bus lines, I-90 ramps. Come be apart of this intimate community, this home will not last. Let us know what...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Molly and I just closed on this great Mercer Island home for sale on Friday - We were in multiple offers and  were able to write up an offer strong enough to not only beat out multiple buyers, but also CASH buyers and secure this Mercer Island home for OUR CLIENT.  Interested in Mercer Island real estate?  Let us know whether you are a buyer or seller and what we can do to help you.  We have wonderful Mercer Island real estate brokers in the office and look forward to helping you!
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By Cooper Jacobs, Real Estate Brokers - Seattle
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Mercer Island Home For Sale: 7633 SE 41st Street Mercer Island, WA 98040   Spectacular floor plan on this North End Mercer Island masterpiece with master suite on main level plus office. Great Room with open kitchen, views of Lake Washington and elegant dinning room filled with natural light. Gourmet Kitchen with maple floors and cabinets, viking commercial range, gas ovens. Spacious 2nd floor, family room & guest suite. Lower level media room, & wine cellar. Exquisite patio with built in gas fireplace, looking out onto a lush, rolling lawns & gardens. 4 Bedrooms 2.25 baths 3446 Square Feet Built in 2004 Asking price is $1,395,000    
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
  Wordless Wednesday, Downtown Mercer Island, 1960    This is a picture in the business district of downtown Mercer Island taken around 1960 from our family collection.  A lot has changed since then; the gas station and little house are gone.  Loads of mixed use retail/residential building has gone up.  One business from this picture is still there, the shoe repair.  Family owned since 1948 it’s passed down to another generation, with a third ready to follow.   
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By Cooper Jacobs, Real Estate Brokers - Seattle
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Check out Details For this New listing at Mercer Island Home. Neighborhood Information For New Listing on Mercer Island A Community Overview for zip code 98040 is detailed below. Also included below is an information snippit including many facts about Washington. For more detailed information please contact us at Cooper Jacobs. Capital: Olympia State Size: 71303 Sq.Mi Statehood: Nov. 11, 1889 Highest Point: Mount Rainier (14,410) Bird: Willow Goldfinch Flower: Coast Rhododendron Song: Washington My Home Nickname: Evergreen State Tree: Western Hemlock Area Codes: 206, 253, 360, 425, 509 Age Demographic This Age Demographic provides a snapshot of the ages of people living in this neighborhood. The number at the top of each bar graph is used to show how many people fall into the age range ...
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By Cooper Jacobs, Real Estate Brokers - Seattle
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  Welcome home to Mercer Island!   7633 SE 41st Street   Click here MLS# 446327 for all the details. Spectacular floor plan on this North End Mercer Island exclusive residence with extensive master suite on main level plus office. Great Room with open kitchen, views of Lake Washington and elegant dinning room filled with natural light. Gourmet Kitchen with maple floors and cabinets, Viking commercial range, gas ovens. Spacious 2nd floor, family room & guest suite. Lower level media room & wine cellar. Exquisite patio with built in gas fireplace, looking out onto a lush, rolling lawns & gardens. 4 Bedrooms 2.25 baths 3446 Square Feet Built in 2004     7633 SE 41st St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 Mercer Island Realtors Mercer Island Homes For Sale
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By Cooper Jacobs, Real Estate Brokers - Seattle
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MERCER ISLAND HOME FOR SALE Listed by Cooper Jacobs Real Estate   Welcome home to Mercer Island! (Open tomorrow 2/10 from 1-4 PM)   7633 SE 41st StreetSpectacular floor plan on this North End Mercer Island exclusive residence with extensive master suite on main level plus office. Great Room with open kitchen, views of Lake Washington and elegant dinning room filled with natural light. Gourmet Kitchen with maple floors and cabinets, Viking commercial range, gas ovens. Spacious 2nd floor, family room & guest suite. Lower level media room & wine cellar. Exquisite patio with built in gas fireplace, looking out onto a lush, rolling lawns & gardens. 4 Bedrooms2.25 baths3446 Square FeetBuilt in 2004 $1,395,000 SOLD   7633 SE 41st St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 Mercer Island Realtors Mercer Isla...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
MERCER ISLAND HOME FOR SALE Listed byCooper Jacobs Real Estate  ****SOLD***   Welcome home to Mercer Island! (Open tomorrow 2/10 from 1-4 PM)   7633 SE 41st StreetSpectacular floor plan on this North End Mercer Island exclusive residence with extensive master suite on main level plus office. Great Room with open kitchen, views of Lake Washington and elegant dinning room filled with natural light. Gourmet Kitchen with maple floors and cabinets, Viking commercial range, gas ovens. Spacious 2nd floor, family room & guest suite. Lower level media room & wine cellar. Exquisite patio with built in gas fireplace, looking out onto a lush, rolling lawns & gardens. 4 Bedrooms2.25 baths3446 Square FeetBuilt in 2004 $1,395,000     7633 SE 41st St., Mercer Island, WA 98040 Mercer Island Realtors Me...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
  First of all, can I say that yesterday's weather was NOT AS ADVERTISED. It wasn't raining. That was nice, but it was about ten degrees colder than predicted. Not cool? Too cool! I digress. Oil tanks. You don't run into oil tanks as often as you used to in this business. So much so that some agents don't think about it at all, but they are still very much a factor. Mercer Island has quite a few old forgotten underground oil tanks still around, so when a suspicious unidentifiable pipe was just sitting there popped out of the ground, it was worth a "deeper" look. Most of these tanks are not dug out of the ground, but rather properly "abandoned" which includes emptying, cleaning, filling, and capping. It also included paperwork filed so that future owners can rest easy that this task has ...
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By Judi Boad
(ACCURATE REALTY GROUP)
Mercer Island is a coveted Lake Washington community. This island city offers an extensive array of waterfront and view homes, highly rated schools plus access, via floating bridge, to Downtown Seattle and Bellevue. Outdoor activities abound within Mercer Island Park systems as well. You will discover hundreds of acres of waterfront park land, including hiking/bicycle trails, a public boat dock, fishing pier, picnic pavilions, baseball fields,tennis courts, playgrounds, an amphitheater and swimming beach.   Find your place in the sun...       ACCURATE REALTY GROUP      Your Seattle Real Estate Experts
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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)
 The million dollar price range is a brutal one on Mercer Island.  FIVE offers came in on a recent Mercer Island listing and OUR BUYER GOT IT!!!!  Our buyer beat out not one, but TWO cash buyers and we are so excited to sell our Mercer island buyer a great property!  If you are interested in reading more about Mercer Island or keeping up with the latest, then you should check out our Mercer Island Blog. Here are some basics on Mercer Island, WA: Mercer Island, WA is a  Seattle Suburb which is situated perfectly to take full advantage of close commutes to both Downtown Seattle and Bellevue or the rest of the Eastside.  If you are interested in moving to Mercer Island, then this is a great place to start.   You can learn about the community of Mercer Island, its schools, parks, neighborho...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Winter is dreary around here, but looking out at Lake Washington makes me think about cruising in my boat on Lake Washington. Even if you don't own Mercer Island waterfront property, Mercer Island, WA has some wonderful access points and a great spot for launching your boat into Lake Washington.  The Mercer Island Waterfront boat launch is a great facility for putting your boat in Lake Washington.  It is only $11 to park for the day at current rates, but the bigger steal is the annual pass which is only $40!!!   If you are interested in Mercer Island homes for sale near the boat launch, let us know! We have some wonderful Mercer Island real estate brokers.  It is a great way to access Lake Washington and enjoy Mercer Island living.       View Larger Map     The city has more info and de...
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A stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Mercer Island, WA is now on the market. An early viewing is strongly recommended as there is likely to be a high degree of interest in this beautiful property. This stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale boasts amazing, far-reaching views over the city to the mountains from the floor to ceiling windows in every room on the main floor. Inside, this stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale in Mercer Island, WA has been carefully updated and now possesses large open spaces in the living areas with hardwood floors throughout. The walls are beautifully decorated in modern neutral shades. Constructed on two levels, this stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home for sale offers a large open living area on the main floor, together with the mast...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Lincoln Landing Street End: The Lincoln Landing Street End is in the North End of Mercer Island at the end of 76th Ave SE.  It is a well maintained street end and a great launching site for a hand carried boat. The waterfront lot is named after the Lake Washington ferry boat that used to dock here.  Mercer Island has 20 street ends that collectively offer 1,140 feet of Mercer Island waterfront land to the public.   The street ends run directly into Lake Washington offering the public wonderful access to the lake for recreational use.  Some of the street ends have not been developed, but the majority of them have and are maintained offering a great place to launch kayaks and canoes, swim (without a life guard), and other Mercer island waterfront activities.  This is an excellent opportun...
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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 Gail Herstein
(Windermere Real Estate)
Looking for a unique special home, a home with character, bright rooms, & intimate spaces...this is it! A classic NW Contemporary Mercer Island home. An exciting multi-level which enjoys a spacious bright living room with 12 ft ceilings, fresh bright paint, fireplace with wood mantle & a wall of windows. Up a few steps you will find a cozy family room with fireplace. Continue up a few more and enter the updated open bright Kitchen, eating space & slider to the side wrap around deck. Enjoy views of trees and greenery all around. Entertain in your formal dining room or walk out the backdoor to the large deck. The 3rd bedroom/office includes a Murphy bed and built in desk. The 2nd bedroom and master are on the top floor. The large master enjoys the westerly views, walk in closet area & pri...
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By Tom Jarzynka
(Axia Home Loans & Real Estate Investment Firm)
Buying Foreclosed Properties | GUILD MORTGAGE | Tom Jarzynka Here at Guild Mortgage we are one of the few lenders in the state and nation that are able to refinance investors into conventional financing out of the hard money loans (or pull their cash back out of a property when paying with cash), after they have purchased the subject property at the auction.   We do A TON of these types of transactions; we are the preferred lender for a number of foreclosure purchase based hard money lenders all over the nation.  This experience allows us to set expectations up front and then move with urgency into closing the refinance to allow the investor to avoid any additional charges from the hard money loan, or pull their cash back out of the property.  When buying a foreclosed property, call me ...
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No real surprise: Sales for Investment and Vacation Homes have increased in 2011 | GUILD MORTGAGE | Tom Jarzynka According to the NAR’s 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, "covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2011 reports investment-home sales surged an extraordinary 64.5 percent to 1.23 million last year from 749,000 in 2010. Vacation-home sales rose 7.0 percent to 502,000 in 2011 from 469,000 in 2010. Owner-occupied purchases fell 15.5 percent to 2.78 million.” This increase is obviously a sign of people with liquidity making purchases. This increase can reiterate a number of things that have been reported about the market over the last year, etc: (home buyers) investors feel that they are getting bargain deals which may reflect a bottoming or leveling in the ...
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