Wallingford

Found 12 blog entries about Wallingford.

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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Has anyone else noticed that thing called the sun in the sky, recently? I have - and I’m taking it as a sure sign of summer! One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to wander down to a local farmers market, sample the juicy raspberries and find a beautiful flower bouquet for my kitchen table.

We’ve compiled a list of local farmers markets, so you can enjoy the experience as well!

Alki
West Seattle Farmers Market
Sundays, 10am to 2pm, year-round
44th Ave SW & SW Alaska St, Seattle, WA 98116

Ballard
Ballard Farmers Market
Sunday, 10am to 3pm, year-round
Historic Ballard Ave

Beacon Hill
Proposed, but no existing Farmers Market

Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill Farmers Market
Sundays, 11am to 3pm, year-round
Broadway Ave E and E Pine Street

Central District
Madrona

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If there is one thing Wallingford does not lack, its delicious restaurants owned by locals. One of my favorite little gems is Than Brothers Pho, located on 45th St, near Sunnyside. It’s actually located directly under our real estate office!

Than Brothers Restaurants started in 1996 on Aurora Avenue in North Seattle. They’ve grown to have 14 different locations! As a family business, they pride themselves in “mom’s secret recipe” that makes up the delicious Pho and Cream Puffs.

Their service is excellent. You can count on getting your food very quickly and at a decent price. You get one free cream puff, which is always a plus!  If you're thinking about visiting Pho, they are open from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

 

Enjoying Tai Chin with eye-round

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Parks in parking spaces? That’s right. Last year the Seattle Public Space Management Program launched it’s new pilot program, called “Parklets.” They turn on-street parking spots into public spaces aimed at activating streets, creating more vibrant neighborhoods, and supporting economic vitality.

The idea launched in San Francisco and inspired last years Seattle Parklet outside Montana Bar in Capitol Hill.

This year 10 new parklets will be added in the Seattle area, from the one going in front of Tin Umbrella Coffee Roasters in Hillman City to the one that'll go outside Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream in Wallingford. What a great way to further build our communities and make our city a little greener! 

For more information about

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We love our community and we love staying connected with our community! One of the ways we do this is through connecting with local businesses twitter. One rainy day we connected with @SeaEspressoCart and wandered into their cozy coffee shop located in Wallingford, welcomed with a warm smile from the owner, Patty Shanks.

Patty is a lover of delicious flavors. After savoring their shortbread cookies and sipping on The Caramel Swirl, we can testify to the fact Seattle Espresso is the outcome of her exquisite taste! Elizabeth was lucky enough to get an interview with Patty.

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Elizabeth Filion: How did Seattle Espresso get started?
Patty Shanks: Twenty-five years ago I created a full service catering company called Seattle Catering. One of the services I

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From his bedroom window at the house on the corner of 38th and Bagley in Wallingford, my Dad watched the I-5 bridge being built and in awe, decided then and there he wanted to become an engineer. He would not be the first Norwegian attending UW in 1959 for this degree, no doubt, but I would like to think that he, along with a passel of Henriksens in his family living in Wallingford and Ballard, did leave me some type of legacy to continue besides the drinking of coffee and making of lefse. At 97 years old, Grandma Lillian was asking me for coffee on her deathbed so I gave it to her through a straw. She was one of the most strong minded people I have ever known and never wavered from what she set out to do. She was a good match for my Grandpa and his

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Wallingford homes are quite charming! Dominated by many beautiful craftsman style homes built during the first three decades of the 20th century, this is one of the most coveted neighborhoods. This densely urban neighborhood specializes in bungalows, some tudors, and ramblers as well as some amazing contemporary designs.

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Condos have seen a boom over the past 10 years or so making Wallingford more affordable for first time buyers. There are also a few townhome developments along the main hub on 45th Street, with the majority closer to Aurora Avenue on the west edge of the neighborhood.

Who are your typical Wallingford neighbors?

  • Primarily young educated professionals
  • 17% of residents walk to work, 34% of residents bus to work
  • Live in
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It’s Friday! Pull out your umbrella and enjoy all Wallingford has to offer this weekend. As mentioned in our last blog post, Wallingford is one of the most walkable communities in Seattle.

Visit Wallingford has published a great walking tour that can be completed in about an hour. It features parks, historic buildings, retail shops, and a number of tasty restaurants.

  1. The Good Shepherd Center
Wallingford’s community center is filled with historical photos.Did you know the building used to be a home for wayward girls? Feel free to go on in!

(4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103)

  1. Meridian Playground

Take in the wonderful scent of the historical gardens of the Good Shepherd Center while your kids run around the playground.…
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