Are You Next??

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The Seattle Real Estate market has begun to favor buyers again, or at least not overwhelm them with so many multiple offers and soaring prices that won’t stop. If you are thinking of buying in 2019, let’s start talking now and develop the winning game plan for you!

Happy Holidays!

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Lunch & Learn: How To Buy A House

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Come enjoy a light lunch and learn the skills you need to successfully buy your first or next home! Saviya Robinson, Real Estate Broker & Kate Beck, Mortgage Consultant, will explain the processes involved and answer questions to help take the mystery out of buying a home!

WHEN: Wednesday December 19th, 2018 from Noon to 1:15pm

WHERE: WeWork – 500 Yale Avenue North Seattle WA 98109

RSVP: SaviyaRobinson@ColdwellBanker.com

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Amazing Home, Great Value in Anacortes!

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NEW PRICE $525,000!
1905 Lea Place, Anacortes 98221

4 beds 3 bath 3,184 sqft. Beautiful SKYLINE home with rare three car garage, fully landscaped and at the end of a quiet cul-du-sac. Excellent value with over 3100 sq ft! Open living, dining & kitchen room layout with gorgeous hardwood floors. Generous master suite w/large walk-in closet & master bath. 2 additional rooms upstairs plus bathroom. Downstairs has a huge living and game space along with oversized bedroom and office. Downstairs could be a great potential MIL space w/ private entrance. Just a block away from Washington Park and equally close to the Skyline private beaches, marina & amenities.

Contact me with any questions or if you’d like to schedule a tour!
Saviya Robinson (206) 334-8348

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Just Listed in Greenwood! PENDING!

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NEW LISTING!
721 N 87th St, Seattle 98103-3801
$699,000.

3 Bed 2 Bath 1340 sqft. The perfect location, location, location! Minutes to downtown Greenwood to pick up that cup of coffee or head out to dinner. Less than 1 mile to peaceful Green Lake, 1.5 miles to North Seattle College & future light rail stop. Easy access to South Lake Union. This house has been updated through out and includes a new roof and decks. Master bedroom sits on the top floor for privacy. At the end of a long day sit in your living room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace.

OPEN HOUSE: October 6th 1pm to 3pm




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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

The Greenwood Neighborhood of Seattle

Many of our beloved neighborhoods are or have been so transformed that they are almost unrecognizable. Urban density is good, especially around the new light rail stations that are finally opening! But it’s also nice to visit an old familiar friend, one with less construction, less 4-story apartments and a chiller vibe. Enter Greenwood. Oh, change is afoot, but you can still breath a little deeper here.

What’s so special about Greenwood? A whole lot…

Eating & Drinking - There are so many options in the Greenwood (and adjoining Phinney area) to list out here. Thai, Greek, Wings, Pubs (from fancy to chill), Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Pizza, Burgers and on and on and on. Just Google it and then let your mind wander and your mouth water.

Yep, at Gorditos Taqueria you can get a burrito the size of a baby!

Yep, at Gorditos Taqueria you can get a burrito the size of a baby!

2nd Friday of the month Art Walk aka Art Up PhinneyWood. This is not a “come for maybe 30 minutes” kind of art walk. This is an entire, fun-filled evening of walking, snacking and checking out what local artists are up to. The vibe is fun and filled with community spirit. The “Big-One”- a 2-day art party - happens in May!

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Taproot Theatre - from their site “Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre Company creates theatre experiences to brighten the spirit, engage the mind and deepen the understanding of the world around us while inspiring imagination, conversation and hope.” Perfect, live theatre with a soul. Subscription, please!

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Shopping, Taking Care of Business and Hanging Out - Florist, Library, Hardware Store, Salons, Boutiques, Auto repair, Espresso Machine repair, Cabinet makers, Ballet lessons, if you need it done or just need it, it’s likely here. Oh, and for best hanging out…Chuck’s, beer for the adults and ice cream for the kids. Win-win! Check out the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s list of businesses (PNA serves the PhinneyWood area) for a bigger picture.

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Speaking of the PNA, this group is amazing. Check out their site and get involved!


There you go, Greenwood. Explore this gem of a neighborhood…now! You won’t be sorry.



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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Mukilteo Condo Pending!

While the market is “correcting” a bit, it’s still hot and there are still lots of people searching for homes and investment properties. This newly listed condo, now pending, had multiple offers, including cash offers. While we have had a very seller heavy market for quite awhile, we are now seeing a balancing out; still very good for sellers, but friendlier and more approachable for buyers (including investors, which I’m seeing quite a bit of).

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Golf next door, 3 swimming pools, a gym and easy access to 405 & I5. Mukilteo has so much to offer: smaller town feel, easy proximity to water and ferries, residents get two free parking passes at the wonderful Lighthouse Park, close to Boeing, Farmers Markets and so much more. If you’d like to explore Mukilteo, let me know!

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Just Listed! Mukilteo Condo next to Harbour Pointe Golf Club

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Stay active all year long with 3 pools 2 outside and 1 inside, gym, basketball court, activity center or enjoy golfing in your back yard. Open your slider to enjoy your morning cup of coffee listening to birds and the golfers swings. Beautifully updated kitchen with granite title counter tops with stainless appliances. Carpet and paint a year old. Large bedroom with walk in closet. 1 covered parking. Low homeowner dues and no special assessment. NO RENTAL CAP!

1 Bed / 1 Bath
$195,000

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.

Schools? Walkability? What's Important to Buyers?

Identifying your preferences for the type of home and neighborhood you want to live in are typically among the first things I want to get you to look at when we first start working together. For every client, there is a different motivation for what they are looking for and where it is.

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Debating between the convenience of a short commute versus the spaciousness of suburban living can be challenging when deciding upon the right home. Understanding the preferred characteristics of a neighborhood can be as important as those of a home. Whether it’s a suburban single-family home with more schooling options for children or a townhouse in the city with better access to public transit, it is important that homebuyers identify the communities that best serve their preferences and needs.

The National Association of Realtors® 2017 National Community and Transportation Preferences Survey polled adults from across the U.S. about what they are looking for in a community and found the following:

  • Young buyers continue to view their dream neighborhood as a walkable, mixed-use community.
  • 6 out of 10 millennials prefer walkable communities and short commutes, even if it means sacrificing living in a larger home with space to stretch their legs.
  • Millennials are not the only generation of homebuyers, however, that prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. Members of the silent generation, those born before 1944, also prefer smaller homes in neighborhoods with easy walks to shops and restaurants.
  • Over 50 percent of the silent generation prefer walkable communities and short commutes, even if it means living in an apartment or townhouse.
  • Gen-Xers and baby boomers show a preference toward suburban living, with 55 percent of both groups saying that they are comfortable with a longer commute and driving to amenities if it means living in a single-family, detached home.
  • Homebuyers with children tend to shift their priorities when their kids get older. According to the report, six out of 10 millennials with kids in school characterize the ideal neighborhood as more of a conventional suburban area with homes containing more square feet and larger backyards.  

There are many things we'll discuss to get to the heart of what you are looking for, and where. By discussing the above and much more, it will give me the information I need to set up a search that will bet meet your needs and desires and get us up and running quickly. And in this market, that's imperative!

 

 

Living in Bothell, WA

I've worked a lot in Bothell, helped clients buy and sell (and then buy again!) in this great city. It's such a gem, close to Seattle but still has a small town, calmer feeling. As this video shows, it also has so much to offer and with the city doing so much to make it even friendlier and more inviting, what's not to love about Bothell? Have a look!

Home Buyer Class - Saturday April 7th

Whether you are new to the area, a first-time home buyer or long time renter, this informative Home Buyer Class will provide insight to the steps involved in buying a home in this competitive market.

Saviya Robinson, Real Estate Agent & Kate Beck, Mortgage Broker, will explain the processes involved and answer questions to help take the mystery out of buying a home!

WHAT: FREE Home Buyer Class
WHEN: Saturday April 7th 2017 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: HomeStreet Bank – Home Loan Center 3550 Carillon Point, Building 3000, 5th Floor, Kirkland WA 98033
RSVP: SaviyaRobinson@ColdwellBanker.com

Learn the skills you need to purchase your new home in this market!

Kate Beck   Mortgage Broker NMLS #582875 206.898.7100 Kate.Beck@ Homestreet.com

Kate Beck
Mortgage Broker
NMLS #582875
206.898.7100
Kate.Beck@
Homestreet.com

Saviya Robinson  Real Estate Agent 206.334.8348 SaviyaRobinson@ ColdwellBanker.com   

Saviya Robinson
Real Estate Agent
206.334.8348
SaviyaRobinson@
ColdwellBanker.com

 

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Saviya Rowland

 I have been a full time Realtor since 2007 and have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. I specialize in first time home buyers, but have worked with investors, short sales, and a large variety of unique real estate purchases. I am a Certified International Property specialist (CIPS), with a special skill set to assist international moves utilizing my experience living abroad and extensive travels.