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Desirable 1-story living in superb location! Functional floor plan with 3 beds & 1.5 baths. Spacious living area with cozy gas fireplace; light & bright kitchen with gas cooktop & plenty of cabinet space. Completely updated in 2002. Extra deep 2-car garage with sturdy shelving & room for shop (768 sq. ft.!)–Handyman’s Dream! Enjoy barbecues on your back deck with fully fenced backyard. RV parking. Private/dead-end street. Just minutes to I-5/I-405/Alderwood Mall/Restaurants/Grocers. Welcome Home!
Fully renovated, adorable rambler looking for new homeowner! Functional open floor plan w/ gleaming maple hardwoods, plush carpeting & loads of natural light. Chef’s kitchen w/ gas cooktop, professional grade stainless appliances, slab granite counters & custom cabinetry. Porcelain baths w/ glass tile accents & ceramic tile flooring. Master suite w/ private bath. Guest ensuite w/ half bath. Gas fireplace w/ stone accents, plus wood fireplace. Large laundry/mud room w/ half bath. Designer exterior & interior paint colors. Back deck is plumbed for gas bbq. Ample storage. Fully-fenced backyard. Gorgeous, easy-care landscaping. Just minutes to I-5, I-405 & Alderwood Mall!
Nestled alongside a greenbelt preserve, this lovely Craftsman home combines quality with convenience. The chef’s kitchen features a gas cooktop, upscale appliances, tile countertops and an island which stylishly adjoins the comfy family room with a stone gas fireplace. Vaulted and coffered ceiling elements join skylights and clearstory windows designed to maximize natural light. The sumptuous master suite boasts a 5-piece bath and spacious walk-in closet. The upper level also offers a private office/den, two additional generous bedrooms & a handy laundry room. Located in desirable Harbour Pointe Village! Sought-after Mukilteo School District!
Whether you are a first-time home buyer or entering the marketplace as a repeat buyer, you need to ask why you want to buy. Are you planning to move to a new community due to a lifestyle change or is buying an option and not a requirement? What would you like in terms of real estate that you do not now have? Do you have a purchasing timeframe?
Whatever your answers, the more you know about the real estate marketplace, the more likely you are to effectively define your goals. Read more …
Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s vice president and chief economist, said there are indications that the economy and housing market are slowly gaining ground. “Sustained and increased job growth beyond the average monthly payroll gains of 130,000 so far this year ending in November are essential,” he said in a statement.
Nothaft also expects mortgage rates to remain low through the middle of 2012, and for rentals to continuing leading housing market improvements.
“All told, next year will be another bumpy ride,” he said.
Five outlook highlights:
Economic growth will likely strengthen to about 2.5 percent in 2012.
The U.S. unemployment rate will decline but likely remain above 8 percent.
Mortgage rates will likely remain very low, at least through mid-2012.
Housing activity will be better in 2012, but not robust.
Expect less single-family originations but more multifamily lending in 2012.