Magnolia Summerfest

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Summerfest is here! 

Saturday, August 6th @ 10:30 am -Parade

Sunday, August 7th @ 2 pm- Youth Talent Show

Sunday, August 7th @ 5pm- Pet Parade

Food trucks, Urban Craft Uprising Vendors, bounce houses, live music, and beer garden!

Dine Around Seattle

It is time for, yet again, the biannual “Dine Around Seattle” event that invites residents to come out and support local business and restaurants around our great city.  From November 4th-29th, there will be a wide selection of great deals and discounts at various locations around Seattle.  Most restaurants are offering “3-Course Dinners for just $30” and some are even including “3-Course Lunches for $15.”  Come out and enjoy exclusive deals and seasonal dishes from the top chefs every Sunday through Thursday throughout November.

The event is put on by the Seattle Good Business Network.  They are in their eleventh year of hosting by stressing the strengthening of our community through the support of local businesses.  One of the top-rated businesses is located in our very own, Magnolia, is that of the Palisade’s Waterfront Restaurant.

Located in the heart of the Elliott Bay Marina, the Palisade, displays cultivating views of the water and sea-craft that port there.   Even with beautiful outdoor views, there is still an aesthetically-pleasing interior that gives off a soothing feeling to its visitors.  First, it is hard to miss the large water tank, near the entry, that keeps the Dungeness crab extremely fresh.  Secondly, they have a saltwater pond, filled with live Steelhead, that guests are able to walk over with a bridge conveniently located in the center of the restaurant.  Lastly, they have a mixed variety of seafood, steak and sushi that can meet expectations as restaurant-goers can taste the time and effort put into each dish.

Price Drop on Magnolia Townhome: $382,000

It is difficult to find this low of a price point in this neighborhood of Seattle!  This three-level townhouse is available in the beautiful neighborhood of Magnolia.  This area is known for its family-friendly environments and beautiful views of Puget Sound.  Only minutes from downtown, this three bedroom townhome is in a prime location.

One of its unique features is how every bedroom contains its own bathroom and there is also an extra powder room on the main floor.  Also, the kitchen is completely updated with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and cherry cabinetry.

The backyard is completely fenced off and offers a cozy patio.  It is a perfect area to start a garden as it receives great sun exposure.  There is an abundance of street-parking around the unit, not to mention the one-car garage that is attached.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  If you are interested in viewing this unit or getting more information, please visit www.ewingandclark.com.

Mixed Reviews on New Inspection Regulations

The city of Seattle has recently approved a program that would require an inspection on all rental property.  Landlords would be required to register their properties with the city, which allows them to keep track of all rental properties in the county.  The program would begin in 2014 and has received mixed reviews from the community.

One aspect that has received some buzz is that of the landlords having to pay for this mandatory inspection.  There is a large discrepancy between landlords who are more hands-on and take better care of their properties compared to those who don’t.  Those that take pride in their properties feel they are getting punished even though they are doing everything possible to make their rental livable and safe.

Another issue at hand is that of the inspection fees.  Tenants are worried that the landlord is going to pass off the inspections costs onto them.  This has come as some concern as Seattle’s rental prices are already high.  With so many losing their homes to foreclosures and short sales, this inspection fee may be yet another cost for those looking to rent in the Seattle area.

Regardless of the complaints, the inspection program has been passed by the city and will take effect in 2014.  Landlords need to take the necessary precautions to make sure their property is up to code.  Whether that is being more involved or spending on improvements, landlords should be aware of hefty fines if they do not pass the inspection.    With the rental market at an all-time high here in Seattle, there may be more regulations coming soon.

Changes in Seattle’s Land Code Use Allows Magnolia Cottage

As reported in the Seattle and Real Estate blog, Seattle changed its land use codes in 2009 to permit backyard cottages. Since then, they have been sprouting up throughout the city of Seattle, including Magnolia.

According to the Magnolia Voice, a couple took advantage of this land-use change and built their first backyard cottage. The 2-bedroom, 800 sq.ft cottage will be used as a vacation rental and home for the woman’s father in the coming years.

If you’re curious about backyard cottage and want to find out more, there will be a open house at the backyard cottage – 3448 36th Avenue West – from 1pm-4pm on Sunday, January 15th.

Four-Story Apartment Building Proposed in Magnolia

According to the Magnolia Voice, the block of 2400 and 32nd Ave West has some proposed changes in the works. The owner of two vacant, single-story Magnolia commercial buildings located at 2406 32nd Ave West, Terry Yoshikawa, recently filed plans with the city to build a four-story, mixed-use apartment building.

The proposed Seattle property would have 28 units, 3,500 square feet of commercial space, and 33 parking spaces. It sounds like an improvement to this residential Seattle neighborhood. To voice your opinion whether in support or against this proposed Seattle construction, attend the public meeting held at the Queen Anne Community Center at 1901 1st Ave West on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30pm.

Waterfront Magnolia Home

Waterfront Magnolia HomeThis Magnolia home on the waterfront was sold in 2007.  It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own true waterfront! The home is a fantastic contemporary house designed by Reid Morgan and sitting out on the water on Salmon Bay (view shown at top of page), looking North West up the bay to the Olympic Mountains, the Sound, Islands, and glorious sunsets.  There are very active vistas of boats going through the locks, and the excitement of the nearby railroad bridge(trains travel slowly here).  The dock is huge and valuable.  Nature is in your backyard with an abundance of sea birds, salmon & marine mammals playing in and around the water.  The home has a three-car garage and shop. The basement has a mother-in-law apartment as well. This home is ready for you and any modernization!