Woodinville, WA Real Estate News

By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate)
Woodinville Condos for Sale in Woodinville WA Your Complete Resource for Woodinville Condos for Sale Woodinville Washington is home to over 10,500 residents.  The town is located near the Snohomish/King County border, at the base of the Cascade Mountains.  Woodinville is a thriving community, with over 1,000 businesses headquartered here.  Precore Inc., Chateau St. Michelle, and Molbak's are some of the largest employers.  Residents of Woodinville have the best of both worlds, living in a community with a small-town atmosphere and yet the town has all the amenities of a large city.  Residents and visitors alike enjoy the vibrant wine scene, visiting the many nearby wineries and learning about excellent Washington wines.  Folks also enjoy all of the great community events and festivals i...
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By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate)
Woodinville Homes for Sale in Woodinville WA   Your Complete Resource for Woodinville Homes for Sale Woodinville Washington is a lovely town nestled between the urban Seattle metropolitan area and the Cascade Mountains.  Woodinville currently has just over 10,500 residents who call it home.  Woodinville residents can enjoy a friendly small-town atmosphere with all the resources and amenities of a larger city.  Folks can stroll through downtown shopping and dining at the local eateries.  On weekends, residents and their friends and family are often found at the nearby wineries learning about loal Washington fine wines.  In the summertime hot air balloons are seen dotting the sky as people from all over come in to town to take in the sites and enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets arou...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
Motivated Moms Master the (half) MarathonPicture this.Two moms, one with three small children, the other with two small children.After a full day’s work, they put their children down and around 8:00 pm they slip into the bubble bath, with soft music in the background...NO! NO! NO!They jump in the car, meet along a road or a trail or a path, and go - R-U-N-N-I-N-G !!Not one mile. Not two miles.10 miles. 12 miles. 13 miles...Today was the fourth half marathon these two motivated moms mastered.Did they make it?Did the hard work pay off?Yes.And Yes!!Here is the proof. (One of them is my daughter. Am I proud of her? No way!!!) Cudos to the dads as well. Their part is indispensable in this quest for (half) Marathon Mastery!The Labor Day Jock and Jill Half Marathon in Woodinville Washington S...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
What Price Would You Put On This House?It is a 1970s style house.In a very nice neighborhood.I went out to take the pictures. Went past one neighborhood after another of large estate homes on large estate lots.Came out the back end of one neighborhood, into an area that was there before all the beautiful moved in.The house is a large house.The lot is over two acres.What price would you put on this house?
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
Feel Better About Where You LiveThis video has many uses:1. It will help you feel better about where you live.2. You can use it for your spouse. Whenever he (she) says the house is a mess, just show him (her) this video and say “At least our house is not as bad as the video”!3. You can use it for your teenager. “If you don’t learn to clean up your room, this is what your house is going to look like when you grow up and have your own place!”4. Teenager - you can use it for your parents. “At least my room is not as bad as this video.”5. OR - you can take pictures of it as part of a broker price opinion and get paid for wandering through all this trash!
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By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate)
Woodinville Luxury Home - High Tech Elegance Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats $949,000 Single Family HomeFor Sale Main Features 4 Bedrooms4 BathroomsInterior: 5259 sqftLot: 0.78 acre(s) Location 14246 Bear Creek Rd. NEWoodinville, WA 98077 To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Marie Bumback Evergreen Global Real Estate(425) 495-0394MarieBumback@comcast.nethttp://www.Redmond-Washington-Homes.com Our recent listings Woodinville Luxury Home - High Tech EleganceLake Union view CondosTrilogy Homes - Trilogy Redmond Rambler Subscribe to our listing feed See more Woodinville, WA real estate for sale
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
  The Widow - Part 8 I love this story because it is full of so many heroes.Jason, the Code Enforcement Officer, for following his heart instead of imposing multiple fines and walking away. He stayed with the project to the end, often bringing his beautiful boy along to play as he worked.John the Chief of Police. He had transferred to another local city for his work, but lives in Woodinville. He used his considerable drive, clout and organizational ability to keep the project driving forward to completion.John’s father-in-law Gary. Gary had been a pastor. Retired as a contractor. Now nearly the same age as Annie, he was on site working virtually every day. Annie the widow has become one of the family. She was at their place for Thanksgiving. Goes to church with them now. Months ago we h...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
  The Widow - Part 7After pastor Josh McQueen told “Annie’s story” to our church, a powerful movement was born inside of us. The first Saturday after we heard, we had 150 people show up on site. Our church bus was running a shuttle back and forth to bring and take people. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1450734/the-widow-part-5The entire roof got torn off and replaced. We gave all the free labor they could use, (20 on the roof, 20 on the ground) but the real heroes were Bob Bernaki of Redmond Roofing and his crew, who were there before we came on Friday, and finished it out, all on their own time, the following Sunday and even Monday after work. I had become one of the organizers of the event, so I was calling through the list of some 240 people who had expressed interest. We were espec...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
  The Widow - Part 6Don’t know if you remember the story or not. Here are the first blog posts I wrote about the story: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1440553/the-widow-part-1http://activerain.com/blogsview/1443336/the-widow-part-3http://activerain.com/blogsview/1445316/the-widow-part-4http://activerain.com/blogsview/1450734/the-widow-part-5The story, as told to us in church one morning, got us all riled up.A couple had owned a home for a long time.They decided to remodel it to live out their retirement years there.Hired a contractor and paid him $258000 in cash.He moved them into an apartment and gutted the place.He took their money and left them with a shell of a house. It did have all new windows!A few years later, the husband dies of cancer. His dying wish is that his widow fix up ...
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By Marie Haydock, Simplifying Real Estate
(Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate)
I'm sitting at an open house in Woodinville WA right now, and just finished having an interesting conversation with another real estate agent who stopped by.  She's not a local agent, (actually lives in Minnesota, and she's just visiting family here).  We were discussing the pros and cons of holding open houses.  She was of the mindset that open houses were a complete waste of time. Case in point: This home I'm holding open just came on the market yesterday.  Typically, new listings get a lot of traffic, both online and on foot.  Right now is the best chance to reach the most number of people to tell them about this new home on the market.  It's a glorious, hot weekend in the Pacific Northwest, and I've had pretty slow traffic through here, even thoug this is the first weekend this home...
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By Diana Young
(Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties)
Another wet weekend in Seattle!  It's nearly June and today the outside temperature barely made it to 55F.  Staging with these warm bright colors lifts my spirits.  We staged both of these homes this past week, the first on Wednesday and the second on Friday, in between rain squalls!  The buttery yellow sofa and loveseat are a set, which we often separate for staging jobs. Staged Family Room, Lake of the Woods, Woodinville, WA Staged Media Room, Seaview, Edmonds, WA Staging by SISTERS Interior Redesign, Edmonds, WA, www.sistersredesign.com, 425.776.7890 Give your listing the advantage of professional staging.  Contact us today for a complimentary quote. We look forward to working with you!    
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By Teresa K. Nelson
(Windermere Real Estate/HLC)
Woodinville is Wine Country. It is host to over 59 wineries and 31 tasting rooms and has annual wine tasting events that people flock here to attend. A few months ago my friend and co-worker Samuel invited me to a little place he likes in town called  This place is out of this world! They feature a different wine maker each week with wine tastings for only $5.  My favorite so far was Chandler Reach Vineyards - poured by winemaker Richard Corella. The guy was a hoot, his jokes were bad and the wine was incredible! There is live music every Friday & Saturday night from 7 til 10. The music is jazzy & blues varies with local performers like Michael Powers (http://www.michaelpowersmusic.com/)  Narayan and Janet (http://www.narayanjanet.com)  and Jazz in the Corner (http://jazzinthecorner.com...
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By Teresa K. Nelson
(Windermere Real Estate/HLC)
My Husband Andy and I take a day each week to wander around Woodinville. As he is a native and I am still discovering Woodinvilles secret treasures - I decided to share this awesome park! Wilmot Gateway Park, Woodinville's first community park, is named after Jerry Wilmot, one of the founding fathers of the City of Woodinville.  It's located right downtown across from the baseball fields. Once you park and step through the gates you'll see pathways of engraved bricks, tiles & raised planters. The park has the Sammamish River Trail running adjacent to it and there are walkers, runners, bicyclists and lot's of geese there. We walked for awhile, sat on the side of the river and just enjoyed a lazy afternoon here. Of course - there's always the boyhood stories. How Andy and his brother used...
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By Teresa K. Nelson
(Windermere Real Estate/HLC)
In my series "Wandering around Woodinville" I share some interesting places I am discovering.                        This week, my darling husband Andy and I had a lunch date at the Horseshoe Saloon aka "the Shoe". The Horseshoe Tavern is located just west of downtown at:  12461 NE Woodinville Drive, Woodinville WA 98072 It's in the "dive bar" category - but the beer was cold and the food was delicious! Our lunch was under $20 including the beer!      Yes it is OLD - I'm sure it has lots of stories to tell.  A native of Woodinville - Andy told me stories while we were there about how there used to be an old mill across the street where there are now a bunch of warehouses. i heard about a car wreck and some neighbors he grew up with. The bartender Terri chimed in an gave her two cents ab...
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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
Summer evenings and YOUR favorite band.  Chateau ste. michelle has a ALL STAR line up coming this summer. JUNE 12 Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Saturday, 7 pm  SOLD OUT  19  Steven Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers -  Saturday, 7pm  $40.50, $75 JULY Steve Miller Band - Wednesday, 7pm    $49, $89 16  Lyle Lovett & His Large Band - Friday, 7pm  $47.50, $77.50 24  Jamie Cullum - Saturday, 7pm   $35, $49.50 29  Martina McBride - Thursday 7pm   $55, $79.50 30  Jackson Browne with David Lindley - Friday, 7pm   $48.50, $68.50 31  Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band - Saturday, 7pm $57, $99.50  AUGUST 6  Natalie Merchant  Friday, 7pm  $39.50, $55 7-8  KWJZ Music Festival  Saturday and Sunday, 2pm  $45, $79.50 12  The B-52's & Blonde  Thursday, 7pm  $49.50, $79.50 13  Chris Isaak  Friday, 7pm  $45, $7...
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By Diana Young
(Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties)
We staged a beautiful million dollar plus home this week in the exclusive Bear Creek Country Club community in Woodinville, Washington.  This sprawling rambler has a wonderful floor plan and everyone on our staging team fell in love with it, including me! When I first previewed the home for staging, I knew that we would need to work with the black and cream toile wallpaper in the master bathroom.  By using a black and cream color scheme in the bedroom, including a dramatic headboard and beautifully patterned bedding, the master suite is now pulled together without looking too "matchy".     Staging by SISTERS Interior Redesign, Edmonds, WA, 425.776.7890, sisters@sistersredesign.com Give your listing the competitive advantage of professional staging.  Contact us today for a complimentary ...
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Downtown Woodinville Washington Condominiums --- Close to Everything You Need --- Living in a downtown condominium in a friendly small town like Woodinville WA, offers a lot of wonderful amenities with a minimum of maintenance responsibilities. Just a short walk leads you to all the amenities you might need or want. The location of Woodinville, close to major employers, like Microsoft and Boeing provides work opportunities just minutes from your downtown home. The downtown area of Woodinville offers plenty of selection when it comes to dining and shopping, yet even more facilities abound in nearby Redmond, Bellevue, Bothell, and Lynwood. Housing accommodations in the downtown area range from well maintained manufactured home park locations, to condos and townhouses. Some single family h...
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Woodinville Washington Wine Village Area --- A Great Place to Live and Enjoy Life --- At last count there were over 70 wineries located in the Woodinville Washington area, which includes the Woodinville Wine Village. This area produces some of the best wine to be enjoyed anywhere in the world. The wineries range from the large Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery where huge bottling facilities can be toured in addition to traditional wine tasting; to small boutique type wineries whichproduce some wonderful special taste experiences. The magnificent grounds of  Chateau Ste. Michelle also host summer concerts to add to the huge variety of activities to be found in the area. Housing accommodations in the area range from condos and townhouses to small single family homes and large acreage estates. ...
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Nature Lovers --- The Bear Creek Community in Woodinville, Washington is Great Real Estate, But You Have to Share the Fish --- It is hard to say for sure, if our real estate is in Woodinville (sphere of influence), Cottage Lake (census district), Ring Hill (voting precinct), or the Bear Creek Community (just a stone's throw from that salmon spawning run). Whatever you want to call our home community, it is special to live within these wonderful designations. If we are talking about Bear Creek, then we need to discuss the obvious derivation of the name. The nearby creek is home to a very occasionally seen shy brown bear. The two paintings in this post are part of a three painting set. They are done in acrylic and each is 24" square on canvas in their original size.  _____________________...
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The Ring Hill, Real Estate Area of Woodinville, Washington --- Full of Pleasant Surprises --- We didn't even know we lived there until our voter pamphlet informed us that our newly purchased real estate was in the Ring Hill voting district of Woodinville Washington. As it turns out, Ring Hill is a very desirable area to live. One of our neighbors told us she had waited years for a property to come on the market. We were fortunate when we found ourselves in a multiple offer situation the day our home-to-be came on the market. We eventually beat out a higher offer with a compelling letter to the seller. Now we couldn't be happier as we get to know our neighborhood. Ring Hill is part of the highly respected Northshore School District, and a short commute to Microsoft, the closest major emp...
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