Listing of the Week! Beautiful Home on Historic Scenic Hill, Kent Washington for sale.

 

Featuring a winding road that leads into an inviting entry. The impressive living room has a gas fireplace.  French doors lead out to a secluded patio. Picture window with a view to Seattle Skyline. Formal dining room with gleaming hardwood floor throughout. Large windows allow for natural lighting, territorial and city views. The kitchen opens to an expansive covered patio perfect for entertaining. Comfortable and cozy master bedroom. Large family room with a gas fireplace,  ideal for a big screen TV, and the room opens to outdoors. Rolling green lawn, gardens and shade trees are part of this beautiful setting. Priced to sell at $473,999.

Come visit the open house on Saturday, March 18th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Check this listing out here.

Beautiful Spring day in Tacoma, Washington

downtown Tacoma

Downtown Tacoma, “Now ranked as Washington’s third largest city with nearly 200,000 residents and one of the busiest ports on the West Coast, Tacoma is undergoing an economic and cultural renaissance — but it has not forgotten its past. The city’s late nineteenth-century boom is carefully preserved today in two downtown historic districts centered around the Old City Hall and Union Station, along with historic theaters and other landmark buildings.” http://www.historylink.org

Tacoma Harbor

 

Tacoma Harbor with Mt. Rainier in the distance.

This photo was taken from a condo in the Historical Perkins Building.

#tacoma #washington #realestate #denicejentlie #coldwellbankerbain #historicalperkinsbuilding

 

The Narrows , Tacoma Washington

Today was a Beautiful Day in University Place, WA. A truly magical place to live, and the joys of being a real estate agent make life worth living!

Tacoma Narrows

The Tacoma Narrows (or The Narrows), a strait, is part of Puget Sound in the U.S. state of Washington. A navigable maritime waterway between glacial landforms, the Narrows separates the Kitsap Peninsula from the city of Tacoma.

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#LoveWashington #Loverealestate #Isellhouses

 

Lakeridge Community Housing Market, Seattle Washington!

It’s a Sellers Market in Seattle Washington! In the community of Lakeridge (near the Renton/Boeing Airport), close to the southwestern end of Lake Washington, inventory is really low. Average days on the market for homes that are for sale is 35 days.

Contact Denice Jentlie  , Coldwell Banker Bain for all of your Real Estate needs in and around Tacoma and South Seattle.

 

Considering Selling or Buying? Here are Five Reasons to Work with a Realtor.

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The experience you need with Coldwell Banker Bain.

1. Professional Experience: Buying or selling a home is likely to be one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Home regulations, laws, and markets are constantly changing— meaning, that even if you’ve gone through the process before, it can be a completely different experience.Would you diagnose a disease without the help of a doctor? Or try to file a lawsuit without a lawyer? Think of a realtor in the same way: an expert in the field. Why jump into the market without a guide?
2. Information and Educated Opinions: Again, a realtor is an experienced professional. Each licensed agent has gone through extensive schooling to learn about housing laws as well as the best techniques to use when buying and selling homes. first-time-home-buyer-guide_d895f38b02c59a211c8c3c72f426bb56_3x2_jpg_600x400_q85They can help provide information about zoning, schools, crime in the area and data from each property that may not be available to the general public. A professional will look out for your best interest and help you find a home that is perfect for your needs.
3. Selling or Buying Can be a Complicated Process: The process of buying
or selling already is overwhelming. Many different factors go into it and that’s not even including the paperwork! Let a professional lead the way
and help you avoid costly mistakes.

4. Objectivity: One of the most important attributes of a realtor is that they have absolutely no emotional ties to your home. If you’re selling your house, they can evaluate each buyer’s proposal and resolve any issues
without involving feelings about the other party.
5. Skilled Negotiations: Negotiating with the other party is one of the main duties a realtor has. There are many factors that are arranged when selling or buying a home. Those include price, terms, date of possession, financing, repairs and many more. The experience of a licensed agent is invaluable when it comes to getting the best out of what you’re buying.

 

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Today’s Homes are Smart Homes!

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“Coldwell Banker at CES – The Smart Home Revolution Begins Here!!”

The following is a guest post from Carla Hayes of the Coldwell Banker marketing team.

When “Back to the Future Part II” came out in the theaters, I would have given my Caboodle, collection of scrunchies AND New Kids on the Block t-shirt to have been the girl who got to ride with Marty and Doc to the future – which according to the date on the flux capacitor was Oct. 21, 2015.

Even though I had to get here by more traditional means, I’m still pretty excited to have finally made it to the future.

That movie gave us glimpse of what the future of would look like (according to our 1989 selves). I was wide-eyed and spent (probably too many hours) imagining what it would be like to live in that world. Now that we’re here, I’ve been thinking about where we are vs. where we imagined we would be.

We haven’t made it to the flying car – although a self-driving version has become reality. And much to my brother’s dismay, the hover board never appeared beneath our Christmas tree or on the street.

But in today’s most tricked-out smart homes, we’re on par with, if not miles beyond, anything the 2015 version of the McFly’s had.  Judging from the list below, the future is here in a big way, and even cooler than our late 80s’ imagination could conjure up.

No more keys for the front door: The McFly’s used their thumbs; but I would argue that we’ve moved ahead of them with the August Smart Locks that open the front door with your phone. You can’t take a thumbprint from the plumber or your real estate agent, but with the August lock, you can assign access to those people who need to come into and out of your home.

Talking Face-to-Face Remotely: I was floored by the idea that we would be able to SEE people when we talked to them. But I used to wonder what I would do if someone called me on a video phone and I was still in my PJs (I have no idea why that worried me so much as a 9 year-old). Now we video chat easily and without a second thought on our phones; and with the newest versions of the connected, wall-mounted screens we are keeping up with the McFly’s. But you’ve got to admit – ours have better resolution.

Windows to the World: We might not be able to easily change the scene outside our windows, but we can automatically open and close the shades (and lights and temperature) without even setting foot in the house with Lutron Caseta Wireless. And in the most high-tech of homes, those wall-mounted screens connect to sensors that register your presence in a room and display the art or scenes you prefer.

No waiting for mail: Marty got the message that he was fired – in no time flat – via a sheet of paper that came out of the fax machine installed in the wall. We’ve moved pretty far beyond those dot-matrix fax machines. The movies producers obviously didn’t anticipate the rise of Wi-Fi. With today’s smart phones and tablets, you can get that message anywhere. And even if your home has a spot where the Wi-Fi is typically weak, boosting your signal is as simple as installing a lightbulb with the Singled Wi-Fi light bulbs.

There are a few things that we’re still waiting to see:

14-Second Pizza: We still don’t have the hydrator that made a pizza in seconds. But today’s ovens, like those from LG, are getting more sophisticated – who want’s re-hydrated pizza anyway?

Floating, personal-traction device: George McFly comes floating – upside down – through the door of Marty’s 2015 home. To be fair, even in the movie, they hadn’t solved the problem of how to keep your hair in place when hanging upside down.

Even now, 16 years after I saw the movie for the first time, I love imagining what the future will bring. Who knows exactly what the Smart Home will look like 15 years in the future, but now we have events like the Smart Home Marketplace at CES that can give us a glimpse to the technologies that mean most to home owners. For me, I’m looking forward to the day that my laundry does itself!