Renton, WA Real Estate News

By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
Can I just start by giving a full NERD ALERT and fully disclose my obsession with technology?   Let's talk tech. I'm Generation X. Modern innovations of my youth had falsely guaranteed saving time and money and all sorts of other resources.. So when it failed to deliver, it's more than understandable why my fellow X and Baby Boomer friends roll their eyes everytime a new app, smart phone, tablet, or any other fancy gadget is introduced to the market. Millennials actually got the technology we were promised, and it really does save time and money! The resulting culture clash and eyerolls when us older folks refuse to adapt, in their point of view, is probably justified, at least in some senses. For those of you who simply refuse to adapt to the constantly evolving climate we're all in, p...
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By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
Hi Friends, We covered Curb Appeal in the last of our "get your home ready to sell" series. Today, let's go inside and cover a few more of the basics. These may seem like common sense items, and yet they are still the most frequently asked questions. I've got a great board on Pinterest that features some great insight on getting your home ready to sell. Check it out at this link: https://www.pinterest.com/janaschmidtre/easy-tricks-to-get-your-home-ready-to-sell/ So back to the basics, almost without exception these items will give you a great return on your investment: Professional detail cleaning  New carpet & interior paint Roof & gutter cleaning   When it comes to getting your home ready for market, the advice of a seasoned real estate agent such as myself is worth a lot of time and ...
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By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
  8510 S 124th StreetSeattle, WA 98178    This one of a kind custom built home is yours for the taking. First time on the market and so lightly lived in, it feels new.  See all the details here https://www.homesnap.com/WA/Seattle/8510-S-124th-Street  Do not street appraise as this piece of heaven is tucked away in a secluded perch just over beautiful Lake Washington.  If you are looking for quality, this is a must see. The finish work is simple superb and the traditional craftsman rivals that of the finest turn of the century homes all while still being a very young home.  This home is low maintenance without scarficing privacy, with lovely areas to plant your favorite flowers along a lovely trail. In fact, a beautiful kale will great you come winter, step outside on a cold day and grab...
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By Jana Schmidt, Jana L. Schmidt
(John L. Scott Renton)
Hi friends,  Let's talk about getting your home ready to sell and the best place to start is the same place a "would-be home buyer" would start, at the curb. Start across the street of your home and do two things. First, take a look at the home as if you are looking at it for the first time. What jumps out at you? What needs attention? Can you see the front door.  Second, take a photo and then look at the photo to see what jumps out at you. Is the hose out of the bib, are the garbage cans stealing the show?  The above exercise will be of tremendous help you to you. From there, we want to look at what needs light, paint and cleaning. If you use the garage to enter your home, you may not even realize what the entry door is like anymore.  Change out your porch light with the brightest bulb...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Forest Retreat in Renton OverviewRenton Market Stats Our Recent Listings Sale Price $510,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2.5 BathroomsInterior: 2,030 sqftLot: 17,950 sqftYear Built: 1996MLS #: 1445158 Location 14240 SE 188th WayRenton, WA 98058 Description This tastefully updated home can be your very own secluded forest retreat, nestled on an expansive, beautiful half-acre lot. Step inside and savor the open floor plan, flooded with natural sunlight and featuring extra space where it counts most. The huge living and dining area is stunning, with its vaulted ceiling, tile and hardwood floors. Flow to the roomy kitchen is excellent, where shimmering granite, sleek stainless steel appliances and a handy island are an ideal backdrop for any chef. Upstairs, four spacious bed...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Spacious Living in Maple Hills Sale Price $565,000  Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2.5 BathroomsInterior: 2,180 sqftLot: 26,472 sqftYear Built: 1960MLS: 1391883 Location 14505 204th Ave SERenton, WA 98059 Description This cozy, feature-rich rambler rests on a truly incredible property with a bounty of standout features that will transform your everyday living. The sweeping corner lot is an astounding 26,400+ square feet, providing ample space for pets and kids to play against a backdrop of majestic pines and breathtaking landscaping. The backyard is an entertainer’s dream: enjoy an expansive gravel patio with fire feature, raised gardens and a vineyard-esque ambiance; it’s even set up for epic outdoor movie nights! Inside, each bright space has been stylishly updated with a...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
 5010 NE 18th Ct Renton, Washington 98059  Meticulously maintained 2 story home in Summerwind's 5th division! Nestled perfectly in the culdesac, this home is cozy and formal alike with a vaulted entry way, formal living & dining along with an adjoining kitchen and casual living area. One of the neighborhoods loveliest back yards with mature trees, large patio, outdoor speakers & lighting, pond, waterfall and surprising privacy! Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Gene Coulon Park on Lake Washington, 20 minutes to Bellevue Square & Seatac Airport and less than 1 hour from the Summit Ski area, this home is a must see! Brandy Saldivar Keller Williams Downtown The Ben Kinney Team 425-559-4322 
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
16417 192nd Ave. Se Renton, Washington 98958 This well cared for rambler sits on a large, private lot in the heart of rural Renton just 30 minutes from Seattle! Move in ready with fresh paint, fresh layer of gravel and bark, a full propane tank and all the potential in the world on a lot just shy of 13,000sqft with a beautiful mature garden, a storage shed and a huge, fully wired workshop! Come take a look! Brandy Saldivar Keller Williams Downtown Seattle Realty The Ben Kinney Team 425-559-4322
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
  Sale Price: $576,200 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2.5 BathroomsInterior: 3,070 sqftLot: 19,800 sqftYear Built: 1979MLS #: 1192805 Location 15448 SE 167th PlaceRenton, WA 98058 Description Spacious four bedroom home in desirable Fairwood Greens Neighborhood. Enjoy forested views and custom water feature from backyard decks, and patio. Vaulted ceilings, walls of windows and floor to ceiling fireplaces in both formal living and family rooms. Kitchen has custom wood cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a butler's pantry with wine chiller. Master has walk in closet and en suite bath. Lower level bonus room provides NEW carpeting. 2 car garage, recent 50 year roof, and New Furnace. WOW!   View All Available Renton Properties View Available Home...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
1411 N 32nd St, Renton 98056-2122 Grab views of Lake Washington as you walk down your street. This beautiful, like-new home in Lower Kennydale w/ 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths offers open layout, tons of living space and natural light. Vaulted ceilings, fresh paint, slab granite counters, A/C and built-in vacuum...this house is spotless! 3 bedroom upstairs w/ flexible floor plan. Huge flex-room up w/ additional office/bedroom on the main floor. Fully-fenced corner lot/yard space. Close access to Bellevue, Renton, Seattle and Airport! Tyler Kirages206-579-9738The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Downtown Seattle 
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Just outside of Seattle in Lower Kennydale!3701 Park Ave. N Calling Seattle area car enthusiasts looking to live the Lake Washington lifestyle. Custom 1964 Northwest Contemporary home designed by acclaimed architect George W. Lucker. In sought after and sunny Lower Kennydale!  Revel in the carefully thought out design elements such as exposed structural beams with tongue & groove cedar vaulted ceilings, a full cantilevered deck, and floor-to-ceiling fireplace stonework, large attached 2 vehicle carport, 36” overhanging eaves w/internal gutters, and mixed exterior wood textures finishing the envelope.  Complete with den, laundry, pantry, rec room, plus the crown jewel of garages for your car collect/shop: a fully equipped 732 square foot 3 car garage plus 154 sq ft inner shop addition de...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Cozy Renton Home $325,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Full BathroomInterior: 940 sqftLot: 9,157 sqftYear Built: 1975MLS #: 1115499 Location 11510 SE 178th PlaceRenton, WA 98055 Description Great condo alternative! This charming home features a covered entry, functional floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, cozy fireplace, newer flooring and furnace, stainless dishwasher and stove, dining area, double pane windows, attached garage with storage and exit to backyard, fully fenced and private backyard oasis, covered patio off of rear slider, huge 9,000+ square foot lot with BBQ area, garden plot and storage. conveniently located close to Highways, shopping, and all amenities!   View All Available Renton Properties View Available Homes By Surrounding Neighborhoods: Issaq...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I’m headed home on a dark and stormy Tuesday evening. It’s been a really long day and I’m totally starving! I still have a ton of stuff to do before the day is done. I’m thinking about stopping somewhere to get a bite to eat is a really good idea! I’ve been good about my diet lately and eating healthy with mostly greens, veggies, and rice and such, but I have to admit, I’ve been craving a big ol’ deluxe Burger and French Fries for a couple of weeks now!So what’s that have to do with real estate? :O) Well, nothing... But, as Grandma used to say, “You need to eat Mon chou (my cabbage). You’re growing and you’ve got lots to do!” (I digress, I know, but I am enjoying a few random thoughts. Thank you universe!) So I swung by one of my favorite spots in Renton, the Whistle Stop Ale House.The ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
5005 Davis Ave S #A, Renton 98055 Two-story end-unit condominium with 2 bedrooms and 2.25 bathrooms. Unit features include a fireplace, patio, walk-in closet. The gated community includes access to a combo Pickleball and Basketball court and a beautiful club house with a gym, a game/recreation room, and a full kitchen and dining area for entertaining larger groups.   Tamara Lamore(360) 631-2108The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Western Realty
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
 433 Cedar Ave S, Renton 98057 This 1930's bungalow offers a warm welcome to historic Renton Hill. With stunning views of Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains and Seattle - you don't want to miss this one! Original details throughout the home create a picture of what life was like when it was originally built by an Italian shoemaker. With a newer roof, furnace and water heater, this one is ready for you to move right in. An excellent investment opportunity awaits! Alicia Shope(206) 939-3623The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Western Realty 
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
  4627 NE 5th St, Renton 98059 Welcome to Cherrywood Lane! This 3bed/2.25BA home features vaulted ceilings, an open staircase, gas fireplace, and lots of natural light. New paint! Front yard maintenance and common playground included in HOA dues.  Tamara Lamore (360) 631-2108The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Western Realty
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Attractively Upgraded Rolling Hills Rambler $315,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,480 sqftLot: 6,800 sqftYear Built: 1968MLS #: 714874 Location 2300 SE 19th StRenton, WA 98055 Description Superb Rolling Hills rambler with everything on your list: great community, attractive upgrades, open layout, expansive windows, forested views. New paint, lights, Pergo floors. Updated kitchen with granite, chic white cabinets, Stainless appliances; opens to cozy living room. Formal dining and living rooms with wall of bright windows and a wood fireplace. Spacious bedrooms, comfy master suite with private bath. Tranquil natural spaces, quaint garden, shed. Access to pool, basketball & tennis courts, as well as parks. Easy access to 167 & 405. A must see in Renton!...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Spectacular Craftsman with Rainier Views $651,100 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,838 sqftLot: 8,210 sqftYear Built: 2014MLS #: 916862 Location 6100 SE 2nd StreetRenton, WA 98059 Description Spectacular 2014 craftsman w/ open, airy layout, high ceilings, maple flrs, many upgrades. Gorgeous kitchen w/ SS apps, lrg granite island, pantry, dining nook. Flows into cozy living rm w/ mosaic fireplace. Impressive master suite has vaulted ceilings, walk-in, 5-piece bath w/ dual vanity. Rainier views upstairs! Outside, enjoy pro landscaping, level fenced yard, covered patio. Great bonuses: office, utility rm, sprinkler, AC, 3-car garage. Peaceful neighborhood near schools, parks & more.     Buyers Agent : Kevin Meyer  - John L Scott   View All Available Renton ...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Today is my Dad’s birthday, so I’m thinking about him. I’ve posted about him before and thought I’d share something today, but I didn’t want to repeat myself too much so I took a little trip back through my Activerain archives this week to take a look see and that proved to be quite revealing.One thing really stuck out and that was how much my technology has changed since I started blogging in the rain back in November 2008.One of my early posts back in March 2009 included a little video. The soundtrack was from an evening I sat in with Dad at Cavallini’s in Cle Elum (1976).As I'm reading I start to laugh...I’m listening to tunes on my iPod. Does anyone still have one?I used a Flip Mino camera to shoot the video. I had two, they're both dead in a drawer somewhere.My phone, a Blackberry ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
420 Lind Ave NW, Renton 98057Modern, remodeled 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Renton with city and territorial views. This 2600 square feet, open floor-plan is functional and spacious and light-filled. Upgrades include new stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, hardwood floors, interior and exterior paint, carpet, vanities, tile showers, and finishes! Downstairs has separate entrance with MIL potential, it’s own kitchenette, washer and dryer and recreation room. Just minutes from Seattle, 405, I-5, and the Renton landing, come see! Tyler Kirages206-579-9738 Keller Williams Western Realty
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