Ashley Wigren

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Snohomish County Housing Market Update for August

Snohomish County is still experiencing a hot real estate market. Sellers are in a great position to get top dollar for their homes. And we have buyers coming into the market place daily due to the low interest rates. We have seen more inventory come on in the higher priced homes in our area.  This summer is turning out to be one of the hottest real estate markets we have ever seen in our area!

See the infographic below for more information. If you have other questions or need more specific info just ask! You can text, email or call!

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July Housing Market Update for Snohomish County

On a monthly basis, during this time of year we see more listings coming on the market than pending sales, and June didn’t disappoint.

Buyers: The increase in the number of new listings, coupled with fewer offers for each individual property,  means more choices and little breathing room for the backlog of buyers who have been waiting to buy a home.

Sellers: The sales activity remains at a frenzy level for new listings selling in the first 30 days, although slightly less intense for each property. Sellers need to be market-ready in order to get the best price.

Check out the infographic below for more information!

Snohomish County Housing Update for February

Over the last couple of months we have seen a higher sales activity than new listings, which means we are still lacking houses to sell. February is always the bridge month between the winter and spring markets. So very soon, we will start to see an increase in the number of new listings coming on the market. So homebuyers there is hope, don’t give up! And sellers, if you are ready, now is the time to sell. See infographic below for more infmoration!

As always, if you have any questions I am here to help. You can post in the comment section, send me an email, or tex/call. I am always here to help. Each county is different so if you are interested in King County data, just let know!

 

January Housing Update for Snohomish County

2016 set a new record for the best ever sales activity in our region! At the end of the year we saw a huge increase in the number of houses that were selling compared to the number of new listings that were coming on the market. Basically a mini surge. Most likely fueled by the increase in interest rates. Buyers wanted to get into a home before interest rates were raised.  The good news for buyers is that interest rates are still historically low. Which means they can get into a home at  good rate and stop renting. On the flip side, the good news for sellers is that there is a backlog of well qualified buyers just waiting to get into a home.  Sellers are still getting multiple offers on their property if they are priced correctly.  Ending 2016 and rolling into January 2017 here are some things that stood out to me:

  • 1 month of inventory
  • Interest rates at 4.05%
  • 68% more homes were sold than were listed in December
  • Backlog of buyers is creating a severe shortage of homes for sale in the more affordable price ranges

We will continue to see more listings come onto the market as we get closer to February. This will be just in time for the spring housing market rush.  Check out the infographic below for more information. If you want this information for any other county just let me know!!!

An Afternoon at Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar in Mukilteo

The Sydney Bakery & Wine Bar located in Old Town Mukilteo was the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon yesterday. The views are gorgeous and The Sydney  is situated perfectly above Puget Sound. There is an outside seating area that is ideal for summer days.

This is a bakery, wine bar and coffee shop all in one. The bakery items are to die for with many delicious choices. Cookies, carrot cake, cheesecake, triple chocolate cake, cinnamon rolls, pies, macarons, scones, & much more.  They offer espresso and teas. They also have small menu that includes breakfast, lunch and happy hour bites! Every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM they invite you to bring your children for a story time while up sip a coffee.

I met a friend there in the late afternoon and we opted for lunch. We were welcomed by a friendly face. I was torn between the Paddington- an adult grilled cheese and the Veggie Roll, served with chili sauce. I decided on the Veggie Roll & with glass of Rose. My friend ordered the Sydney Salad with an orange tea. Both were delicious.

We sat at a small table right next to the window. There is a bar that faces the water and also a larger room in the back with a larger table if you are with a group of people.

There were a few people in there having coffee. Another couple came and ordered a piece of carrot cake to go. Another patron ordered lunch.

The decor is tasteful and inviting. I felt like I could stay there for hours, the atmosphere is very welcoming & laid back.

Looking forward to going back soon when I am already planing on having a coffee & the freshly baked cinnamon roll!

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So many choices!

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View from the wine bar.

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The Sydney, so good!

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The Veggie Roll. I love when places have vegetarian options!

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The view from our seat overlooking the patio and the water!

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Cute decor and a great message for us all.

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Some fun names… Foreplay Chardonnay anyone??

 

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Love the fireplace with the cute Halloween decor.

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The view on a cloudy, rainy PNW afternoon…my favorite kind of day!

Things to Do This Weekend Around Town!

Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. I thought I would take some time to share with you a few cool things that are going on around Snohomish County this weekend that are not your average pumpkin patch and corn maze. Have some fun and enjoy!

Friday 21st 

 

What: Unexpected Productions Presents Haunted Doorways

Description: Haunted Doorways is a theatre production of a ghoulish game show. This runs for two weekends only!

When: 8:05 PM – 10:00 PM

Where: Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College

Contact: jennifer.matthews@email.edcc.edu

More Info: Click here

Saturday 22nd

 

 

What: Everett Massacre Centennial Events Day 2

Description: This one might be my favorite and they have a bunch of other dates! Everett Public Library presents a series of programs on the centennial year of the Everett Massacre events that took place November 5th 1916.

When: 1:00 PM

Where: Everett Public Library

More Info: Click here

Sunday 

 

What: Watch the Hawks for Sunday Night Football on the big screen.

Description: This event is free. There are adult beverages and a meal available for purchase!

When: 5:30 PM

Where: Everett Historic Everett Theatre

More info: Click here 

 

Monday 24th

What: The Bride of Frankenstein

Description: This was the 1935 American Sci Fi Horror film classic, the first sequel to Frankenstein.

When: 6:00 PM

Where: The Marysville Opera House

More Info:  lwoodmansee@marysvillewa.gov

 

October Housing Update for Snohomish County

Last month we saw the best September ever!  Inventory is still low, we are at about 1.4 month of supply in our county. But we are seeing a slight decrease in the amount of multiple offer situations for new listings. So if buyers have missed out in the past they can feel more confident moving into fall getting their offer accepted. And 68% of all homes are selling within the first 30 days on market which is excellent for sellers!!!

Check out the infographic below for more details.

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August Housing Market Update for Snohomish County

Snohomish County is experiencing a housing market like we have never seen. Last month, was the best July ever in the Puget Sound real estate market. Not only was July great, but we have also seen a bump in inventory which has made the past 3 months of sales activity the best in history for our region! So  to all my friends and family this is why I have been so busy, just trying to keep up with the market. I am excited to see what August has in store!

Check out the infographic below and see what I am talking about. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • 1.1 Months of Supply
  • 74% of homes are selling within the first 30 days being active
  • Interest rates are at 3.36%

 

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Farmers Markets Around Snohomish County

With the Springtime in full swing getting outside is what we all need in the Pacifc Northwest. In Snohomish Couty we are lucky to have many farmers markets in the area to choose from. So get out, buy fresh, buy local and help support our communities one meal at a time!

WEDNESDAYS

Mukilteo Farmers MarketOld Town Mukilteo near the Ferry at Lighthouse Park

Wednesdays, 3pm until 7pm, June 3rd – September 23rd

 

THURSDAYS

Snohomish Farmers MarketA short walk from Historic Downtown Snohomish

Spring Market
Thursdays, 3pm until 7:00pm, May 7th – June 25th

Summer Market
Thursdays, 3pm until 7:30pm, July 3rd – Aug 20st

Fall Market
Thursdays, 3pm until Sunset, August 27th – September 24th

 

FRIDAYS

Bothell Farmers MarketThe Bothell Farmers Market is located at Country Village Shops.

Fridays, Noon until 6pm, June 5th – October 2nd

Everett Mall Farmers Market: Located in the Everett Mall

Fridays, 3pm until 7pm, June 12th – September 25th

SATURDAYS

Edmonds Museum Summer Market:Located in Downtown Edmonds

Garden Market
Saturdays, 9am until 2pm, May 2nd – June 13th

Full Summer Market
Saturdays, 9am until 3pm, June 20th – October 3rd

Marysville Farmers Market: Located at 1035 State Avenue

Saturdays 10am until 2pm June 27th – October 3rd

 

SUNDAYS

Snohomish Farmers MarketLocated at Lincoln Avenue and 3rd Street.

Sundays, 11am until 3pm, June 7th – September 27th.

Everett Farmers MarketLocated at Port Gardner Landing on West Marine View Drive.

Sundays, 11am until 4pm, May 10th – October 18th

 

 

 

Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town Mukilteo

Old Town Mukilteo is one my favorite neighborhoods in Snohomish County. It has an old town feel with lots of shops, restaurants and charm. You can always find people walking their dogs, mowing their yards and waving as you drive by. Close to the ferry, Mukiteo Beach, Arnies, The Red Cup Cafe and Diamond Knot… there is a litte something for everyone to be found in Old Town Mukilteo.

 

Rose Hill Community Center

The Rosehill Community Center is a beautiful state-of-the-art building with a sweeping view of picturesque Puget Sound. Rosehill Community Center offers guests an exceptional place to hold a wedding ceremony and reception. http://www.wedding-spot.com/venue/3562/Rosehill-Community-Center/.

 

 

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John’s Grill

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I love the location. Right on 5th street with views of the Sound. They offer New York steaks, grilled cajun shrimp, pasta, and more. Their standout is their crab cake!!!! Honestly, the best that I have ever had. Happy hour is offered 4:30-6:30. They are closed on Sundays & Mondays. He even does catering!!! Do yourself  favor and check this place out and get the crab cake !http://johnsgrillmukilteo.com

 

Sorenia Skin Care & Wellness Center

In the heart of old town Mukilteo you will find Sorenia Skin Wellness, nestled inside what use to be a church 100 years ago and is now a Salon and Spa.Becky Porter is the owner and esthetician. She offers a wide variety of treatments that are tailored for exactly what you need. Whether you are looking to treat your self, do a corrective treatment, or just start treating your skin better, Becky will take care of you. She also offers an infrared sauna. When you go here you are truly pampered and feel great when you leave. http://healthyskin-dayspa.com

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Houses Full of Charm

My favorite part of Old Town Mukilteo are the houses. Each home has its own unique character that helps to make the neighborhood what it is- truly special. There are new houses, old houses, remodeled houses, a little bit of everything.  Here are some of my favorites in the pictures below.

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Incredible Views

Stunning views of the Puget Sound. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful and the views from this neighborhood really capture what The Pacific Northwest is all about.

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Current Homes On the Market

$750,000 MLS#888954

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$674,950 MLS#899400

$674,950 MLS#899400

$799,000 MLS#903028

$799,000 MLS#903028

A Few Photos Around the Neighborhood

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