Mercer Island, WA Real Estate News

By Accurate Realty Group Washington
(THE FORCE REALTY)
Mercer Island condos for sale Mercer Island is known for having some of the most beautiful and luxurious condos in the Greater Seattle Area. These Mercer Island condos are located just minutes from downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue. Some of these homes are even host to the magnificent waters of Lake Washington.             There are currently twenty-eight Mercer Island condos for sale in Mercer Island. The average list price is $458,005.  Of the Mercer Island condos for sale over the last 30 days 5 of them sold. These 5 Mercer Island condos brought in an average of $381,600 and spent an average of 76 days on the market.  Please accept this invitation to view Mercer Island condos for sale with 3 bedrooms.     View More Mercer Island Homes for sale. If you want the most comprehensive...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Two waterfront homes in Mercer Island were sold during the month of March.  This matches last month's sales, and brings the total waterfront real estate sales in Mercer Island to six for the year.  At this point in 2010, we had the same number of waterfront sales on the island.   The year started out slow, but ended with a rash of multiple-offer, quick closings.  A healthy portion of sales in the last couple months of 2010 were sold in less than one month on the market. The first Lake Washington waterfront sale in March was about halfway down the Eastern shore of Mercer Island.  The East Mercer Way home was on the market for 80 days, listed at $2.675 and closed at $2.308 million.  The second sale was further down the Eastern shore almost to South Point.  The Allview Heights home was mar...
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By Accurate Realty Group Washington
(THE FORCE REALTY)
Mercer Island Homes for Sale Waterfront.   Mercer Island is known for having some of the most beautiful and luxurious waterfront homes in the Greater Seattle Area. These Waterfront are located just minutes from downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue. These homes are host to the magnificent waters of Lake Washington.               There are currently 21 Waterfront homes for sale in Mercer Island. They range in price from as low as $1,197,000 to $28,800,000.    Please accept this invitation to view Mercer Island Waterfront homes for sale.   "Guiding you in the right direction"   Brandon DeVere
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By Accurate Realty Group Washington
(THE FORCE REALTY)
  Mercer Island homes for sale with 3 bedrooms Mercer Island is known for having some of the most beautiful and luxurious 3 bedroom homes in the Greater Seattle Area. These 3 bedroom homes are located just minutes from downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue. Some of these homes are even host to the magnificent waters of Lake Washington.             There are currently twenty-three 3 bedroom homes for sale in Mercer Island. They range in price from as low as $328k to no more than $26.8 Million.  In Mercer Island, of the 3 bedroom homes that were for sale 7 of them sold over the last 30 days.  These 3 bedroom homes sold between$390k and $912,500.  Please accept this invitation to view Mercer Island homes for sale with 3 bedrooms.     View other Mercer Island homes. If you want the most co...
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By Accurate Realty Group Washington
(THE FORCE REALTY)
Mercer Island Homes for Sale When you are searching for Mercer Island homes for sale you will find many options available. This week there are one hundred fifty-one Mercer Island homes for sale, ranging in price from one hundred fifty-nine thousand dollars to twenty- eight million dollars, ensuring the perfect home to fit your family's needs and budget.  You will discover magnifacent city light and mountain views, lake front homes, condos to custom built, Mercer Island has what you are looking for. If you are interested in Mercer Island homes for sale, you deserve the most up to date information available. Click on any of the highlighted keywords and you will obtain instant access to our easy to navigate website where you can find your new Mercer Island home. ACCURATE REALTY GROUP "Guid...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
View Homes on Mercer Island, WashingtonView Homes on Mercer Island, WashingtonThe first View Home on Mercer Island, Washington I was quite excited about. It is a grand house, and I thought it was priced well for what it it. Then I saw the driveway! We had called the listing agent to meet me there, but I had forgotten to call her just before I got there. I went up on the stairs to take a picture of the view. It was quite good even from there. But the lot is so steep!The next View Home on Mercer Island, Washington I quite like. I call it the cascading house, because the home is custom fit to the lot. The living area is near the water, and is just delightful. The master is up a few stairs, and the other bedrooms are down a few stairs. It had quite a nice yard and is in a great neighborhoo...
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By Judi Boad
(ACCURATE REALTY GROUP)
MERCER ISLAND ON A SUNNY DAY Off on an adventure to Mercer Island. Our dog loves all the squirrels that are drawn to the acorns in the park. We stroll for a long time and grab some lunch. The snowcapped mountains and Seattle across Lake Washington. What spectacular views.   If you are looking for a new home on Mercer Island or anywhere in the Greater Seattle Area you deserve the most current information available. To access our easy to navigate website simply click on any of the highlighted keywords any you will have access to all Seattle Homes for sale and Mercer Island real estate as well.   ACCURATE REALTY GROUP "Guiding you in the right direction"
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
Homes on Mercer Island, Washington with a Great View under 1.5MThe quest was to find a home on Mercer Island Washington with a great view for under $1,500,000.The day started off sunny and nice, even though it was February.The first home is a grand home on a good sized lot with a pretty good view. It is also over the price range, so there would be some negotiation.The second home has a large lot that has a view in front and a ravine to the side. The home is two levels on the view side, one level on the upper side.The third home had caused some excitement because the views were truly spectacular. However, I could not get inside because it had renters and they needed 24 hour advanced notice. I notice it basically has no yard at all. To get there you have to go down this very long lane th...
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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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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
When I'm not spending my time working with clients, I still love to take my family down to the waterfront whenever possible. Viewing Lake Washington waterfront homes, whether by boat or visiting open houses has always been one of my favorite pastimes (I know, I should probably have a little more division between business and leisure). One of the best publications I've read in years is David Dykstra's Lake Washington 130 Homes. It's a virtual guide to the stars in the Greater Seattle region, with waterfront photos, history, personal stories and background on his "Top 130″ homes on Lake Washington. While you can see satellite photos and "for sale" listings online, you rarely get this kind of an up-close look at these kinds of properties. From the historic homes of Seattle's wealthiest pio...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Mercer Island waterfront real estate sales are on pace this year to triple 2009's sales numbers. With three Mercer Island waterfront homes sold in November, the total for the year comes to 29. In 2009 there were just 9 waterfront homes sold on Mercer Island at this point in the year. While that was a particularly bad year for luxury real estate sales, 2010's improvements haven't been seen this strong nearly anywhere else. In fact, 6 homes were sold on Mercer Island's waterfront in October alone. The three sales this month may be a dropoff relative to October, but they're actually a very strong month for total sales numbers. Mercer Island waterfront buyers have clearly decided that we've hit the bottom in their market. The most affordable waterfront sales was a home in The Lakes neighbor...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Mercer Island Docks and Permits Building and maintaining waterfront docks and moorage in Mercer Island can be a complicated process. Property owners must comply with city, state, and federal agencies to make sure that the permitting process and all applicable regulations are followed. There are a plethora of details involved, but here are some quick notes. Docks: 1 dock per lot with minimum 40 ft of waterfront 8 feet wide maximum, 100 feet long maximum (exception for shallow water) Setback 10 feet from lateral property line, 35 feet from adjoining moorage Maximum height 5 feet over the water (OHWM), with 3 additional feet for handrails, storage, etc. Covered Moorage: Maximum covered moorage of 600 square feet coverage Maximum height of 10 feet above the water No closed side/walls allowe...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Six Mercer Island waterfront homes were sold in October, a surprisingly busy fall month of sales with four of the homes selling in under a week. This follows a strong September which had four waterfront real estate sales on the island. The waterfront homes were spread evenly around Mercer Island, with two North End, two West Mercer, and two East Mercer homes being sold. North Mercer Island The two homes sold on the North End of the island are a real constrast. The first is a steal for North End waterfront, and it sold for $1.5 million after less than a week on the market, at its full list price. With 23 feet of waterfront it's a smaller piece of Lake Washington frontage, but the 5 bedroom rambler is a good-sized home and there's rarely a piece of waterfront on the North End at this pric...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
Waterfront Homes on Mercer Island under $1,500,000Mercer Island!The huge island in the middle of Lake Washington that has captured the imagination of Seattlites for more than a century...It used to be a place to have a summer cabin. At one point, folks would row over from Seattle to spend time at their vacation home. Even when they were just cabins, having a waterfront home on Mercer Island was a delight.Starting in 1928, bridges were  built to and from the Island. That road was made into an 8 lane freeway in 1989 and is part of the I90 freeway that goes from Seattle to Boston.Waterfront homes on Mercer Island have always been high in demand. Currently there are 31 waterfront homes on Mercer Island for sale.The range of the waterfront homes on Mercer Island is from $1,400,000 to almost...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
View Homes on Mercer IslandToday was a beautiful sunny day in the Seattle area. I had a list of five homes with stunning views to check out for a buyer coming from out of state.They are all just over a million dollars, and truly have million dollar views.The first one was a seventies home with some upgrades. I noticed single pane windows and the views were all through the trees. The house was also set behind another house.The second house had killer views. However, the lot was very steep and the house was divided into three levels. The master suite was upstairs. The living area was on the main level. The other two bedrooms were in the basement. The layout would not work for a family with small children.House number three had killer views from all levels. It was on a steep lot, but the ...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
View Houses on Mercer Island for under $700000Have an out of town buyer.They would prefer to live on Mercer Island.They would like to have a view of Lake WashingtonSo today I previewed the three houses that came up with a view under $700000 on Mercer Island.I reported back to the buyers.Like every buyer, finding the perfect home involves a series of exchanges.Is living on Mercer Island a must? They say “No”, so we are looking in Bellevue and Kirkland as well.Is having a view of Lake Washington the most important thing? Well, not the most important, but it would be nice.We will find them the house that they want.And have another client living happily in the home they have chosen.
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
 7800 Plaza Condos - Mercer Island, WA The 7800 Plaza Condos on Mercer Island, WA is one of the newest condominium communities to be completed in recent years on the Island. Living on Mercer Island is like being in a city within a city, everything is right here where you need it without having to go outside of the Island itself. Mercer Island has one of the regions largest Kosher Groceries inside of the Albertsons. Making your home at 7800 means you will literally never have to leave the Island, since there is over 150 different businesses to serve your every need. 7800 Plaza is a constructed with concrete and steel, for ultimate noise reduction between units, each unit boasts 1300+ sq ft, two bedroom and some with dens. many units have a great open floor plan for easy entertaining. A s...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Mercer Island Waterfront Real Estate Sales, May 2010 There was just one waterfront home sold in Mercer Island during May, a 4340 square foot home on the mid-island. The West-facing home at 6 Brook Bay Rd, Mercer Island WA 98040, has 4 beds, 3 baths, and a 115 foot waterfront spread. The final sale price was $3.625 million. There were no waterfront sales in May 2009. Waterfront home sales in Mercer Island are still up dramatically for 2010 as compared to last year at this point. By May 2009, there were just 3 waterfront home sales, with a median price of $1.02 million. This year, the numbers have jumped to 8 sales and a median of $2.6 million.   Much like the rest of the greater Seattle market, total waterfront sales are about twice what they were one year ago, and median prices have als...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Seattle Waterfront Real Estate Tour: 4458 Ferncroft Rd, Mercer Island WA 98040 New construction with a Northwest feel on Mercer Island's Eastern Shoreline New construction on the waterfront is some of the most widely varied real estate in the Seattle area, in terms of design. You'll find more Tuscan, modern, chateau, and other non-traditional home styles here than in virtually any other part of Seattle. Waterfront home owners have their own style, and they have the ability to create their own unique vision based on their tastes and backgrounds. It's also nice to see a truly beautiful home that celebrates the tradition of the Northwest rustic and traditional craftsman look. This newly-built home has taken the details of a classic Northwest home and blended them seamlessly with a luxuriou...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Mercer Island Waterfront Home: 7226 N Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 Just a short jog from commuters, I-90, and traffic heading to the bustle of Seattle and Bellevue, this award-winning home sits on a quiet shoreline with calm waters and vast lake and city views. The North end of Mercer Island enjoys some of the most expansive views anywhere on Lake Washington, and this home is no exception.   The home has credentials-it was a cover story for Home Beautiful in 1971, an AIA award winner, designed by Reid Morgan, and landscaped by Robert Chittock. The living space is bright, airy, and provides easy access to the waterfront, which is how a lakefront home should be designed. The real key to this home's attractiveness is its footprint laid so close to the water line, while the face of t...
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