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!
The month of May has come and gone, and although the weather makes it seem like we’re right in the middle of summer, the official start is just a few weeks away. The beginning of summer typically signals the busiest time of year for the real estate market, but the last several months have been quite active as well. Let’s take a look at some of the real estate highlights for the month of May in Magnolia:
According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, May brought about the sale of 38 single-family homes. The median sales price of those 38 homes was approximately $895,108. The homes that sold in the month of May averaged being on the open market for just 26 days, and the total dollar amount of those transactions totaled roughly $34,014,104. Not a bad month’s work!
There were also 8 condominiums sold in Magnolia in May at a median sales price of $337,056 and averaged being on the market for only 18 days!
As you can see by the statistics provided above, the real estate Market in Magnolia continues to be extremely dynamic, and we don’t anticipate that to change as we get deeper into the summer months. For more information on Magnolia (and Seattle) real estate, or if you are curious about what your house might be worth in this strong market, please contact your local real estate broker for a free market analysis and conversation about your home.
It is not a secret that the year 2014 was a huge success for the real estate market in Seattle, and particularly in the Magnolia neighborhood. Homes were purchased, sold, and tons of transactions were agreed upon last year. Now that we are a couple of months into 2015, let’s get an update on what the Magnolia real estate market is looking like thus far.
According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service from January 1, 2015 – March 19, 2015, there has been 59 homes sold in Magnolia. The median sales price of those 59 homes was $685,525. The homes that sold so far this year averaged being on the open market for a total of 58 days before they were purchased. Of the 59 houses sold, 48 have been residential homes and 11 have been condominiums. The total volume of those 59 transactions totals $40,446,032. 2015 is certainly not off to a bad start!
As you can see by the statistics provided above, the year 2015 is off to a good start for real estate transactions in Magnolia. With spring and warmer weather right around the corner, expect the market to continue to heat up even more! For more information on Magnolia (and Seattle) real estate, or if you are curious about what your house might be worth in this strong market, please contact your local real estate broker for a free market analysis and conversation about your home.
The month of October came and went, and now it is hard to believe that the Holiday Season is almost upon us! Fall and winter are generally a little slower than spring and summer as far as real estate activity goes, however that hasn’t been the case so far. Let’s take a look at Magnolia’s October real estate report:
According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, October brought about the sale of 37 single-family homes, compared to 29 sales in September. The median sales price of those 37 homes was $704,000. There were 41 active homes that remained available for purchase when October came to an end. The homes that did sell last month averaged being on the market for 73 days, compared to only 21 days in September. The total volume of those 37 transactions was $31,761,369. Not too shabby!
There were also 6 condominiums that were sold in October for an average price of $218,966.
It may be getting colder and darker this time of year, but statistics continue to support that people are still buying and selling a lot of real estate in Magnolia! For more information on Magnolia (and Seattle) real estate, or if you are curious about what your house might be worth in this strong market, please contact your local real estate broker for a free market analysis and conversation about your home.
The month of September in Seattle meant that the kids went back to school, summer weather didn’t let up, the Seahawks returned to the football field, and the real estate market continued to be very active.
According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, September brought about the sale of 29 single-family homes in Magnolia. The median sales price of those 29 homes was $777,000. There were 63 active homes for sale in September. The homes that did sell last month averaged being on the open market for a total of 21 days. Obviously, the real estate market is still moving pretty quickly!
There were also 2 condominiums that sold in September in Magnolia at an average price of $169,250.
As you can tell from the statistics reported above, the Magnolia real estate market has continued to stay hot, which is great news if you’re looking to buy or sell a single-family home or condo. For more information on Magnolia (and Seattle) real estate, or if you are curious about what your house might be worth in this strong market, please contact your local real estate broker for a free market analysis and conversation about your home.
Magnolia’s popular Bike the Bluff fundraiser will be held this Sunday, September 7th! Participants are asked to meet and finish the ride at Catherine Blaine Playground, located behind Pop Mounger Pool, on 32nd Ave West.
Bike the Bluff emphasizes that this is not a race. You are able to set your own pace, and walk or ride a 5 or 7 mile loop around Magnolia.
The registration fee for one adult is $20, and each additional family member after that is $10. Children under 18 are also $10. You can register online at www.bikethebluff.org or register the day of, starting at 9:30 AM. The course is open from 10 AM – 2 PM.
All proceeds benefit the Catherine Blaine 5th grade class trip to Islandwood, an environmental science camp located on Bainbridge Island.
Sunday’s weather is supposed to be wonderful, and the Seahawks play earlier in the week, so there’s no reason not to come out and participate in a great community event!
Final Note: HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!
As our hot Seattle summer continues to drag on, thereal estate market continues to be quite dynamic, including Magnolia, which has seen a ton of activity. According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, July brought about 26 single family home transactions, at a median sales price of $668,000.There were 69 homes available for sale in July. Of the 26 homes that did sell, they averaged being on the open market for 10 days, which is great news if you’re looking to sell your house!
Magnolia also had 16 active condominiums for sale in the month of July. Of those 16 condo’s, six were sold for a median sales price of $294,500.
Statistics continue to support that the Seattle –and Magnolia –real estate market has stayed hot, and you can bet that will continue to be the case all the way through the end of summer, which is typically the busiest time of year for real estate transactions. For more information on Seattle real estate, contact your local real estate agent today.
Just a friendly reminder that the Magnolia Summerfest & Art Show is this Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd.
Summerfest has been a community favorite sponsored by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce for over 50 years, and a Seafair community event since 1985. The festival will have all of the following activities: the annual Art Show, the annual Merchant’s Sidewalk Sale, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, pony rides, inflatable rides, clowns and magicians, beer garden, and the Seafair Parade and Kid’s Parade.
Schedule of some of the Summerfest Events:
Art Show: Located at Magnolia Ballfield. Artists Reception is Friday August 1st from 6:45 – 7:30 . Awards announced at 7:30.
Seafair Parade: Saturday, August 2nd, beginning at 10:30 AM.
Youth Talent Show: Friday, August 1st, at 7 PM (Check in is at 6:30 PM) on the hill behind the Magnolia Community Center.
Outdoor Movie: This year’s movie is Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. Friday, August 1st at 9 PM.
The buildings located at 2406 32nd Avenue West (Down from Ace Hardware and Across from the Magnolia Garden Center) have long been empty, boarded up, and covered with graffiti. However, a four story apartment building with retail space on the ground floor is in the works.
The new building, is reportedly going to have 24 one and two bedroom units, as well as 32 parking spaces in the basement, and 6,300 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
The Architects of this new development got the “OK” from the Design Review Board, and are now just waiting on the final permits, which should take around 4 months. Construction is then estimated to take about one year.
It will be great having some bright, new buildings coming to Magnolia in the near future, they should be a wonderful new addition to our community!
Magnolia residents and Discovery Park users are invited to meet at the Discovery Park Lighthouse roundabout anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. to learn about how our community can help preserve the beauty and safety of the beach area.
Tours of the beach will be available thanks to the Discovery Park Naturalists, and the event will focus on issues like uncontrolled vehicle access, trespassing, prevention of fires, graffiti, crime, etc. as the summer months bring about the most traffic to Discovery Park and the beach area.
The beach area may be accessed via shuttle bus from the Visitor’s Center between 10:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.