Magnolia

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Enjoy rustic Italian at the hole-in-the-wall seattle Italian resturant: Mondello Ristorante Italiano.  Nestled in Seattle's oldest neighborhood, Magnolia, Mondello's serves up generous portions of gnocchi, spaghetti carbonara, mussles, clams, and Mama Enza's lasagna bolognese is to die for.  You'll feel like you've taken a trip to the Tuscan coast!  View the Menu

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle by area and has been part of the city since 1891.  Magnolia is isolated from the rest of Seattle and is connected by only three bridges: W Emerson Place, W Dravus Street, and W Garfield Street.  Magnolia is home to Discovery Park and West Point Lighthouse.  The Seattle Public Library branch in

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How do the schools in Magnolia rate against other Washington schools? Check out these sources that many homebuyers like to view before deciding on a home. Whether or not you have kids in school, the school rating affect the home values of an area. The better the schools, the higher the demand. The higher the demand, the better the home prices. 

School Digger: School Digger

Great Schools: Great Schools

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle by area and has been part of the city since 1891.  Magnolia is isolated from the rest of Seattle and is connected by only three bridges: W Emerson Place, W Dravus Street, and W Garfield Street.  Magnolia is home to Discovery Park and West

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This year is the 66th Magnolia Summerfest and we can't wait!  Magnolia is a beautiful neighborhood and we look forward to both the Seafair Parade and Pet Parade every year!  There's more than just a parade too: crafts, games, food vendors, beer and wine garden, live music, dancing, and even an outdoor movie! It's an event the whole family will enjoy! Dates and Times

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle by area and has been part of the city since 1891.  Magnolia is isolated from the rest of Seattle and is connected by only three bridges: W Emerson Place, W Dravus Street, and W Garfield Street.  Magnolia is home to Discovery Park and West Point Lighthouse.  The Seattle Public

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Since Magnolia is almost an island, early settlement prior to 1930 was difficult due to hills, tide flats, and marsh separating Magnolia from the rest of Seattle. Wooden trestles helped early settlers, and the Magnolia Bridge was built in 1930, creating better access. By the late 1940's (after World War II), a building boom began in Magnolia. Small WWII ramblers, many built in tracts by Modern Home Builders, began to spring up. The area continued to see growth through the 1950's, when Magnolia Boulevard was completed. 

Homes bought in the 2000s for under $500,000 have now been torn down to make room for larger, newly built homes. These new homes sell for over $1,500,000, and are 2,000+ square foot larger. 

For the first time, city allowances for

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Farmer's markets are a great way to bump into the locals and feel out the vibe of a community. Plus, you can bite into a tart cherry picked off the tree just days ago. Try samples of fresh, local peaches. Find a new cheese flavor to pair with your new favorite wine. Savor a warm crepe or buttery croissant. You can do things like this and so much more at the Magnolia Farmers Market. They offers a delicous cornucopia of fresh, in-season, local farm produce and foods. Various vendors also offer ready-to-eat lunch, brunch or snacks. Click here for more information.

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of Seattle by area and has been part of the city since 1891.  Magnolia is isolated from the rest of Seattle and is connected

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Get to know the neighborhood of Magnolia in an artistic and entertaining way with the locals! Join dozens of artists and spectators at Serendipity Lounge sharing songs, drinks, and dinner. Mics and amps are provided - you just need to sign up to join in the tradition! Click here for more info.

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
The Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle, WA is known for affluence, a place to be near the city while feeling you can get away, and an idyllic setting with amazing views as it jets out toward the Puget Sound. To learn more about the housing here, contact our office or search using our user friendly search below! 

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 Sometimes being romantic doesn't have to involve a fancy restaurant, candles and an expensive bottle of bubbly.   Romantic settings can be found outdoors, right here in Seattle's very own backyard.  Yes, I am talking about Discovery Park!  Located on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, this expansive urban park is the largest in Seattle.

Here you will find two miles of beach trails and nine miles of winding walking paths, both lend themselves to a great place for nature-watching. Bring your sweetheart and take in the beautiful views of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges or watch the sunset while sitting on the beach.   Make those memories! (SOURCE:  USA Today - 10 Best)

ABOUT MAGNOLIA
Magnolia is the second largest neighborhood of

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I'm sure you've heard that King County home prices are on the rise but how much, you say? This chart, courtesy of Seattle Times, shows exactly how high. 

In short, buyers have become more aggressive. Fearing higher interest rates, they are offering high prices with less terms in the face of a record low inventory of homes. For those buyers who come to us saying, "I don't want to get into a bidding war." In this market, that's like saying, "I want to play basketball and not bounce the ball." Good luck with that! 


The median price for single-family homes sold in King County has recovered the ground lost since the last peak in 2007. Source: Northwest Multiple Listing Service (Garland Potts / The Seattle Times)

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I am happy to hear this news for our buyers who get detained in FICO credit jail - barred from buying because of this issue. This just in from David Haley of Mortgage Today:
 
Fair Isaac announced it is changing how credit scores are calculated. It will stop including any record of a consumer failing to pay a bill if it has been paid or settled with a collection agency, and adding less weight to unpaid medical bills that are in collection.

David goes on to explain...WHAT IS FICO?
- The FICO score is the most popular credit score model in the country. It's a statistical calculation based on the information in your credit profile.
- FICO reports several types of scores. Each is tailored for a different purpose, such as a credit card, personal, installment, auto

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