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Homeward Bound
Impactful Real Estate News
May 2017
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner

Mother Always Said You Should…

My Mom used to tell me repeatedly to do this and do that, not to do this and not to do that.  ALL, I recall, very valuable advice. Looking back on it, I can say she was, and still is, a very wise woman. 

Time reveals, in fact, just about every caring Mother is a Wise Woman.  I can see why we carve out a special day each year to acknowledge Mothers.  So here is a shout out to all Mom’s – Happy Mother’s Day!! 

Unfortunately, my Mom’s Mom is no longer here.  I am sure that makes her sad this time of year.  I am sure some reading this can relate and have similar stories.  For ALL those whose Mom is no longer with us, may you remember the best about them. In addition to that, there are also many who never knew their Mom due to unfortunate circumstances. I bet someone played that roll in their life and they too deserve a Happy Mother’s Day!

Regardless, we can celebrate this Mother’s Day knowing Moms both here and no longer here are special in more ways than we can count.

—Steve

Why We Support the Seattle Animal Shelter

As you all know by now, I am a huge animal lover!  My home life includes 11 pet pigeons in an outdoor aviary, a ring neck dove and pionus parrot in my home office, two 3 year old cats and, thankfully, a very easy-going husband! All but one of the pigeons are rescues, the dove is a rescue and our 31 year parrot was adopted 11 years ago, and, of course, the two cats were adopted from the Seattle Animal Shelter and PAWS. I’m a huge believer in giving animals a second chance.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is, for the most part, a no-kill shelter.  Meaning, they will not  euthanize an animal because of space or time.  They rely heavily on volunteers and donations. Please help us to help improve the lives  of these shelter animals!

We donate a portion of every transaction to the Help The Animals Fund. Donations to this fund are put to work in numerous ways to promote animal welfare. The top priority is to rehabilitate animals that are the subject of cruelty and neglect. Donations to this fund pay for veterinary care for shelter animals along with promoting educational outreach to prevent homeless, unwanted and abused animals. This fund also supports the shelter’s foster and volunteer program ensuring that each animal receives loving care while at the shelter.

-Sandra

Your referrals help improve the lives of local shelter animals…

Steve and I are happy that we can help out the Seattle Animal Shelter.  If anyone you know is considering making a move, wanting to buy or sell their home, please refer them to us. They will receive excellent care and service.  And as you know, we back our performance for both buyers and sellers with our Performance Guarantees.   Not only will your friends and family receive our award winning service,  but we donate a portion of our commission to support the Help The Animals Fund.  It’s our way of saying Thank You for your loyalty and trust! So YES! your referrals help local shelter animals.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members consider making a move. Here are your options:

  1. You can pass along our business card to them. We have enclosed a couple for that purpose.
  2. Fill out the enclosed card and pop it back it the mail.
  3. Email Sandra with your referrals at sbrenner@windermere.com.
  4. Of course you can always call or text us directly! We would love to hear from you. Steve 206-769-9577 or  Sandra 206-271-7100.

You and your referrals mean the world to us.  Please know we are extremely thankful for you being a part of our business.

With much appreciation—  Sandra & Steve

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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Ballard Seattle WA Real Estate Statistics

The Ballard Seattle WA real estate market continues to be hot! Most recent statistics reveal about about one half month of inventory.

Check out all the stats here: Ballard Real Estate Statistics

For more information about Seattle area market conditions, give us a call, text or mail.

-Steve and Sandra

Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

 

http://brennerhill.withwre.com/ballard-real-estate-statistics/

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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Dazzling Seattle Area Estate Home for Sale

15914 Larch Way
Lynnwood WA 98087

MLS 665130

3327 sq/ft
4 bedroom | 2.5 bathrooms

Open Sunday 1PM-4PM

Warm and inviting, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a Zen Garden retreat. This custom home enjoys beautiful garden views from nearly every room in the house. Entertain both indoors and out in this well cared for home that features cathedral ceilings, wood floors and a dramatic wood burning fireplace. The sumptuous master suite is truly a retreat destination at the end of a long day. Enjoy a glass of wine on the private deck, or relax the day away in the jetted tub.

Online at ExclusivelyMarthaLake.com
 

For a private preview, contact:

Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

 

 

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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Seattle WA Real Estate Search

Check out this cool new home search tool.


Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

 

 

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:24 am
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http://www.homesnap.com/

Check out this robust real estate website. Cool app too for iPhone and Android devices.

iPhone App

Android App

If you are looking for a home in the greater Seattle-Metro area. Give us a call, text or email. We are local, natives and experts!

-Steve and Sandra

Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

 

http://Robust Real Estate Search Site

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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Home Mortgage Rates: Where are They Headed?

Many of our clients ask us where interest rates are headed over the next several months. While no one has a crystal ball, we did want to share what some experts are saying on the subject.
“For now, and likely through the summer, we may see data-driven bumps and dips in rates. Although we managed a slight dip presently, a bump is in order before long.”
“In the next few months, mortgage rates are likely to remain at their current, low level, but will not remain there for long. As the Federal Reserve is expected to ‘taper’ its purchases of long-term Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities, and as economic growth picks up, long-term yields will gradually rise. Fixed-rate mortgages are expected to be higher in six months, and may even approach 5 percent a year from now.”
“Mortgage rates could move suddenly higher in anticipation of rate increases, much as they did last summer when refinance and transaction activity was high. Steady purchase transaction volume and lower refinance volume could mean that mortgages rates may adjust in a more gradual fashion. In either case, as the economy improves—and today’s data clearly suggests it is improving—the overall trend for mortgage rates is up, not down.”
Projects the 30 year fixed mortgage rate to be 4.3% by the end of the year.
Projects the 30 year fixed mortgage rate to be 4.7% by the end of the year.
If you have questions about current mortgage rates and need a great lender, give us a call, text or email. Let us put you in touch with people we like, know and trust.
-Steve and Sandra
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

 

 

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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13,397 Houses Sold Yesterday!

If you read certain headlines, you might be led to believe that the housing recovery has come to a screeching halt. Naysayers are claiming that the threat of rising mortgage rates and a lack of consumer confidence are keeping Americans on the fence when it comes to purchasing real estate. That is actually far from reality.
After all 13,397 houses sold yesterday, 13,397 will sell today and 13,397 will sell tomorrow.
13,397!
That is the average number of homes that sell each and every day in this country according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Existing Home Sales Report. According to the report, annualized sales now stand at 4.59 million. Divide that number by 365 (days in a year) and we can see that, on average, over 13,000 homes sell every day.
If you are considering whether or not to put your house up for sale, don't let the headlines scare you. There are purchasers in the market and they are buying – to the tune of 13,397 homes a day.
Give us a call, text or email. We would love to help you get your home sold fast!

-Steve and Sandra

Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

206-769-9577

 

 

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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Just Listed! INNIS ARDEN Mid-Century View Home

OPEN HOUSE, July 13, Sunday 1:00 AM – 4:00 PM
17206 12TH AVE NW, SHORELINE, WA
Get Directions Click Here
Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools
$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS (2 full)
2600 Square Feet
Warm and inviting with an attitude of casual elegance. Classic Innis Arden mid-century design perfectly perched for breathtaking views of mountain and Sound. Seamless floor plan is intended for entertaining. Masterfully designed kitchen connects to family room and soothing garden vistas. Master suite with bath opens to calming saltwater views. Private back yard and patio overlooks a canvas of gardens and groomed lawns. Possibilities to build up and out; or just move in, its done.

 
Seattle Homes for Sale
 
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner

Broker | REALTOR®
 

Windermere Real Estate/FN
 
206-769-9577
 
stevehill@windermere.com
 
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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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Ballard Seattle WA is a Seller’s Market!

Check out the Ballard Seattle WA real estate statistics below. If you are considerinf a hme purchase or sale in Ballard, give us a call, text or email. We would love to work with you!

-Steve and Sandra

Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
SEATTLE-NORTHWEST
Windermere Real Estate

 

 

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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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Just Listed! Martha Lake Home For Sale

OPEN HOUSE, July 13, Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
15914 LARCH WY, LYNNWOOD, WA
Get Directions Click Here
Description Features Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score
$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS (2 full, 1 half)
3327 Square Feet
Warm and inviting, youll feel as though youve stepped into a Zen Garden retreat. This custom home enjoys beautiful garden views from nearly every room in the house. Entertain both indoors and out in this well cared for home that features cathedral ceilings, wood floors and a dramatic wood burning fireplace. The sumptuous master suite is truly a retreat destination at the end of a long day. Enjoy a glass of wine on the private deck, or relax the day away in the jetted tub.
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner

Broker | REALTOR®
 

Windermere Real Estate/FN
 
206-769-9577
 
stevehill@windermere.com
 
L2L Virtual Tours
 

http://brennerhill.withwre.com/search/#!/mlsnum:665130

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm
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