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What Homes are for Sale in Ballard this Week?

FrontBallard.  Thinking about Seattle as a whole it seems like Ballard is a neighborhood.  But when you really start considering Ballard, there are actually lots of little neighborhoods, and what I think of as 4 main sections.  Also, it really depends if you are looking at condos or single family homes (and there are some good small multifamilies too, suitable for an owner-occupied rental situation, live in one and rent out the other duplex etc.).

There are three large new condo projects going up in the very popular “walkable” neighborhood centered around NW Market Street, and the condo situation will be the subject of a future blog.  But for now, let’s look at single family homes and include townhouses, which are a great alternative to a home with a yard if you are trying to keep your price under $400,000.

Of course, there’s not a lot out there, we are seeing multiple offers and rising prices.  Yet, with the Fed potentially slowing down the support they’ve been pumping into the housing market, interest rates may rise, causing another slowing of the sales situation and the rising values.  As of now, if you are looking for a nice home in Ballard, you’d better be ready to act quickly when you see it, or you may not get a chance to compete.

I just looked at the area west of 15th Ave NW and below NW 85th Street (NW 85th is where the cutoff for Ballard High is).  There are 20 active listings right now, starting with a little one bedroom under 500 square feet for $260,000 and at the high end a contemporary 1.1 million view home in Sunset Hill that’s over 4,000 square feet.

Here are those 20 listings:

Click the following URL to see the Listings:
http://www.matrix.nwmls.com/DE.asp?k=2053327Xc76N&p=DE-26977874-980

 

 

 

About Edy Kizaki

Edy's perfectionism and dedication result in attention to detail during every stage of your search and purchase experience.

Edy and her family came to the area seven years ago and fell in love with it. The size, natural beauty, people, culture and educational resources all make it an exceptional place to live, work, and play. Edy brings her experience in business, management and negotiation to her work in real estate. But it is her love of people and her joy in being involved with your important moments of change and decision in the process of life that make her dedicated and unfailing in the pursuit of your goals.

As a realtor and most recently the team leader at SeattlePowerSearch.com, the Seattle branch of eXp Realty, Edy has been involved in over 150 real estate transactions in the past five years, involving homes from Vashon Island to Duvall, Snoqualmie Ridge to Bellingham! What a great and inspiring way to learn about this amazing place. Of course, her GPS has been invaluable to the process...now Edy feels like she's "from" Seattle, but with the added ability to understand what it means to relocate here and which knowledge is first tier, which is better to follow after. She works extensively with relocation clients in Seattle and on the Eastside, including from Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, University of Washington, and their subsidiaries. She lives in Richmond Beach, part of Shoreline five minutes north of the Seattle 'border', and loves Queen Anne, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Wallingford, Green Lake, Ravenna, and the areas along the west side of Lake Washington, as well as Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Edmonds. On the Eastside she has spent most time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Sammamish and Issaquah. She has also worked extensively on luxury condos in Belltown and Downtown, and enjoys comparing views with the best of them!

Edy's involvement in real estate began in the 1980's when she was part of a Project Development Team for a real estate company in San Francisco for two years. After having worked on several major San Francisco and Lake Tahoe projects, she became most interested in buying and leasing of properties, including sales of business opportunities. She was also the official company photographer. There followed a period of work in finance, but an interest in travel led her to Japan, where she lived and worked teaching in university for 12 years. In addition she founded and ran her own large private school and formed Currents, a group that produced art exhibitions in Japan, America, and Australia, and arranged tours of New York and on the West Coast.

Eventually Edy returned to Monterey, California, where she taught Japanese, designed instruction, was a project manager for multimedia products, a product developer for early childhood educational products, and helped manage a five-star resort hotel, all while completing a masters in Multimedia and Instructional Design. Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest with her family, she pursued her real estate license and is now deeply involved in helping her clients search for the perfect property in the local real estate market. When not at work, Edy practices Aikido and takes advantage of the local boating, picnicking and hiking riches with her family and friends. Oh, yes, and the great restaurants!

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