Mercer Island, WA Real Estate News

By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Alpenland Delicatessen and Swiss/German Goodies. Mercer Island, WA I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Alpenland Delicatessen on Mercer Island, WA one day back in December and thought I'd share this with my readers. This quaint shop sits tucked away inside a small strip of businesses on 2707 78th Avenue SE on Mercer Island. Alpenland Delicatessen serves great sandwiches, salads, soups, and something I have never seen or tasted before, the Pretzel roll, which is only sold Thursday, Friday and Saturday or until the Pretzel rolls sell out, and they do sell out fast!   What was really cool about this place is that everyone who comes here seems to have come here for years, sitting in their exact seats everytime they come for lunch. The Wait staff is friendly and always helpful. There is s...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Photos and graphics by    Sonny Kwan  Realtor® with John L Scott Real Estate Seattle, WA. All information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any way. Visit my website www.mercerisland-homesforsale.info    to search all homes on the internet. Speechless Sundays - Mercer Island, WA © 2010  By Sonny Kwan All Rights Reserved
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Oh! Chocolate by Krautheim - Mercer Island, WA Chocolate comprises a number of raw and processed foods produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been used for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America, with its earliest documented use around 1100 BC.  Carl and Gertie Krautheim have been pioneers of chocolate making for over 40 years when Gertie began making chocolates by hand the traditional way of French Chocolatiers in her home in Hawaii. Chocolate has been a fasination of Gertie since she was Seven when she had her first Babe Ruth bar and craved to learn how to make it. Oh! Chocolate is a great find in Mercer Island,  The most difficult part is choosing from the more than 60 different kinds of confections: truffles, caramels, French c...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Mercer Wellness and Chiropractic - Mercer Island, WA This week I want to introduce the Mercer Wellness Chiropractic on Mercer Island, WA L-R Rozalynn Warburton, Bill Warburton, DC, Marisa Bruzzone, LMP Dr. Warburton is certified and throughly trained in several chiropractic techniques. Each person reacts differently to each chiropractic adjustment, so he works closely with his patients to find the best and most effective adjustments for their course of treatment. Laser Therapy Laser Therapy is the use of laser energy to create therapeutic effects. Research has shown that these effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Light Therapy is approved by the FDA and there have been thousands of published studies proving its clinical eff...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Alien, He only drinks water from the bathtub when it's running. Photos and graphics by    Sonny Kwan  Realtor® with John L Scott Real Estate Seattle, WA. All information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any way. Visit my website www.mercerisland-homesforsale.com   to search all homes on the internet.  Wordless Wednesdays © 2010  By Sonny Kwan All Rights Reserved
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Youth Theater Northwest - Mercer Island, WA Headed by Executive Director Manuel R. Cawaling, Youth Theatre Northwest on Mercer Island embodies the talents of artistic and personal developments of children and youth through drama education, performing opportunities and live theatre experiences. They are a school and a theatre providing a wide range of classes and theater programs for children ages 3 - 18. Their curriculum is designed to develop life skills such as confidence, critical and creative thinking. They are the leader in production of theater performances by kids. The next showings is Dracula which runs until February 7th James and the Peach Feb. 25th -March 7th Bye Bye Birdie March 5th - march 21 For more information about shows or theater classes, Contact The Youth Theater Nor...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
The Power of ActiveRain The power of Activerain started back in November of 2008 when two of my New York Manhattan Real Estate agents got me to join the network. I had some internet presence, but I would have never have this much exposure without the help of Activerain and the members on this very useful and informative site. I have invited tons of agents and business professionals to join this network and only three have accepted, of those three, they only have a profile on the activerain , which gives them hardly any results on Google. Which brings me to this point, having the Power of Activerain behind us puts searching for Sonny Kwan or Mercer Island Homes For Sale all over the internet when typed into search engines such as Google, yahoo, Bing or any other search engines available ...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Government to phase out Purchase of Mortgage Back Securities After months of the Federal Reserve stating they would not be extending the purchase program of Mortgage-Backed Securities, yesterday they confirmed the drop-dead date of March 31st as the last money the Fed will allocate to the program. Remember this program is the main reason why our interest rates have remained in the low 5's since January 09.  We anticipate that interest rates will increase over the next couple of months in order to attract new investors. What does this means for you and your buyers?...... If they were planning to purchase a home, NOW is the right time to strike!  Here is a perfectly clear example:  $250,000 Sales Price, FHA minimum down with a 5% Interest Rate = $1,697 (tax, ins, mort ins, P&I) The same h...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Photos and graphics by    Sonny Kwan  Realtor® with John L Scott Real Estate Seattle, WA. All information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any way. Visit my website www.mercerisland-homesforsale.com   to search all homes on the internet.  Wordless Wednesdays © 2010  By Sonny Kwan All Rights Reserved
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
One of the most sought after zip codes in the United States, Mercer Island, WA sonny kwan | John L Scott | sonnykwan@johnlscott.com | 206-819-8228 3284 80th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA Live in one of the Best School Districts in the NW 3BR/2BA Condo $1,650/month   Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial   Sq Footage 1,375   Parking 2 dedicated   Pet Policy No pets Deposit $1,825     DESCRIPTION Just minutes to Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, This Three Bedroom , Two bath home has a wood burning fireplace, Huge outdoor patio, large open floor plan for Living , dining and entertaining. two dedicated parking spaces and a storage room. Club house with a pool. Garbage and recycling service...and much more   see additional photos below     RENTAL FEATURES - Central heat- Fireplace- Walk-in closet- ...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Photos and graphics by    Sonny Kwan  Realtor® with John L Scott Real Estate Seattle, WA. All information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any way. Visit my website www.mercerisland-homesforsale.com   to search all homes on the internet.   Wordless Wednesdays © 2010  By Sonny Kwan All Rights Reserved
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Organization begets the workplace efficiencies you need to be successful, but in today's distraction-heavy work environment, being organized is a constant effort. Here are some effective and easy ways to stay organized at any job:   Adopt the "three file" rule. Never be working on more than three projects or files at a time. Whether it's the virtual desktop of your computer or the desktop of your actual desk, only keep three items out.   Close up shop. At the end of each workday, straighten your desk and put everything away. Reserve a drawer for the files you are currently working and stow them in it. The goal is to have a clear desk at the end of each day so that you can start fresh the following day.   Use the "10 minute" rule on any incoming distraction. If a small task interrupts y...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
In the book of SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times by Gary Keller, he discussed 12 tactics of how to shift in today's market. Tactic #1 is the most basic yet essential tactic that I believe that each agent in today's environment should review and revisit often. (http://giftofshift.com/activerain) SHIFT Tactic #1 - Get Real, Get Right - Mindset and Action. In this chapter, Gary Keller talks about when a shift occurs confusion follows. The confusions happen not only in the marketplace but also in the mind and body. Therefore when a market shifts, it is easy to get upset, angry, nervous but the most important thing for us to do, is to SHIFT with it, in Mental shift and action shift. Mental Shift - To make a strong mental shift is to be clear of what the situation is and w...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Mercer Island Statistics One of the wealthiest citys in the United States First settlement 1870, incorporate July 5, 1960 Most populated island on a lake in the United States Connected by the fifth longest floating bridge in the world #35 of richest zip codes in the U.S. (IRS) 6.2 square miles 47.56 degrees north of the equator, 122.23 west of the prime meridain 50th largest city in Washington State 50 miles of marked walking paths/trails    Community Profile Population 22,650 as of 2008 Male 48.1% Female 51.9% Median age 44.3 years Bachlor's degree or higher 60.1% Average Household income in 2004 was $168,841 2006 was $176,841 not enough data for 2009 Households Households 8,581 Average size 2.6 Owner occupied 78.5% Renter occupied 21.5% Married couple family 65.6% with Children under...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Healthy Home Tips & Green Alternatives for Homeowners The home buying process is an exciting time, but one that may bring additional responsibilities into your life. Many homes may need renovations or inspections, especially in areas that are susceptible to natural disasters. Having the assistance of an experienced and honest real estate agent will make this process smooth and stress free. Some older homes may still contain obsolete building materials. Citizens of this great state are striving to move to a green lifestyle, advocating environmentally sustainable methods to be used throughout the state. Building or remodeling your homes with eco-friendly materials can lower utility and water bills, higher real estate value, purer air quality, reduced waste sent to landfills and conservat...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
What if you could see into the Future? I do! What if you could see into the Future? I do!, I have been following the California real estate market and everything that happens in California eventually transpires here in Seattle. The California boom of housing sales started and Seattle followed right behind, The California decrease in sales price lagged and dropped and Seattle followed. When shortsales and Foreclosures in California started hitting the market, most Seattleites never heard of a shortsale, but sure enough, six months later, Seattle followed suit. My colleague, Sophie Tsang of Intero real estate writes a good article about her market. Santa Clara County in November 2009: For Condo/Town homes:Inventory remained about the same compared to previous month, number of new listings...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
strong>Mercer Island Homes for sale. Currently, there are 140 active residential homes for sale on Mercer Island with an additional 23 pending inspections or pending financing,  making it 16.4% of homes selling on Mercer Island. The current months inventory show it to be at 3.8 in November 2009 with an average time on the market to be 12 days to pending status compared to November 2008 at 8.5 with an average time on the market to be 36 days. The Mercer Island Home Sales period have shortened from the previous year showing that the Market has not affected the Mercer Island core as much as it has affected other cities within the same jurisdiction. 11 homes have new owners taking over the key as opposed to only 2 the same time last year. The average price for homes sold on Mercer Island wa...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Mercer Island - Crossing Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge at Sunset Photos and graphics by    Sonny Kwan  Realtor® with John L Scott Real Estate Seattle, WA. All information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any way. Visit my website www.johnlscottwa.com to search all homes on the internet or contact me for a referral of a great agent in your area! Mercer Island - Crossing Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge at Sunset © 2009  By Sonny Kwan All Rights Reserved  
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Mercer Island Lid The Mercer Island Lid (Luther Burbank) is a park that is very accessible to Seattleites as well as Eastsiders in Bellevue, Renton and Mercer Islanders. The park follows the path of I-90 along the North End of Mercer island. For directions to the park. Mercer Island Lid The park has 4 well maintained tennis courts with magificant views of the Seattle Skyline. 2 baseball diamonds overlooking the City of Bellevue, 2 basketball courts, Playground areas, picnic and sheltered areas, and plenty of open space. Photos and graphics by    Sonny Kwan  Realtor® with John L Scott Real Estate Seattle, WA. All information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any way. Visit my website www.johnlscottwa.com to search all homes on the internet or contact me for a referral ...
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By Sonny Kwan, 206-819-8228
(Quantum Group Commercial - Residential - Lease Seattle, WA )
Mercer Island - and the link to Seattle Homer M. Hadley who pioneered the worlds first floating bridge which is now commonly called the I-90 floating bridge that links Seattle, WA to Mercer Island. Three lanes of traffic each way and 2 reversable HOV lanes and a bicycle lane bring commuters from the Seattle City core to Mercer Island on a daily basis. This bridge is the fifth longest floating bridge in the world at 5811 feet (1772M) The bridge to the right is the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge. The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (Albert D. Rosellini) just north of here that Connects The University of Washington to Medina is the second longest Floating bridge in the world at 12.82 miles, 7578 feet (2310M) and the Longest is the Hood Canal Bridge 7869 feet (2398M) which connects the Ki...
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