Uncategorized November 14, 2013

November Newsletter




Market Watch

Denise Perkins       Results Driven Real Estate
Denise Perkins
Denise Perkins
Windermere Real Estate/NW Inc.
214 East Galer St., Ste. 300
Seattle, WA  98102
206-300-9416 direct
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Non-Profits in need of our help this year (Of course I hope you participate in my charity drive — but if you're looking for more or something different to do; below are some places to which we can always lend a helping hand.)
Hopelink — during the Holidays they are really in need of gifts for Teens!



Page Ahead — literacy program for kids.  Looking for NEW books year round.

Wellspring Family Services — offering a Holiday Toy room for homeless families, the public is invited to bring unwrapped toys, grocery and gift cards to their open house on December 3.

Overlake Service League
Looking for volunteers at the Christmas distribution center. Packing all those donations up for delivery! Fun!

Treehouse for Kids — Exists to help foster kids in King County by providing them the little extras that make childhood memorable for all the right reasons.

There are many, many more and hopefully you can find your favorite place to give this year.

You may find some of these links useful….
Financial Calculators
Great Schools
Parcel Viewer



'Tis the Season — our chance to give back

It's here! The crazy holiday season is upon us. Like me, I'm sure you get busy with decorating, eating, parties, shopping, eating, and  celebrating with friends and family — which involves more eating.  Another thing I make sure to take time for is to give back to those less fortunate than my family.  


I am putting together a two-part Holiday donation program to make it easy for you to help, too!   


Part One — November Food Drive:  Non-perishable food collection to donate to Hopelink.  Beginning November 24 (until November 27)  I will pick up non-perishable food left on your front porch (or other designated location) to deliver to Hopelink.  


Part Two — December Book Drive: NEW children's book collection for Page Ahead — children's literacy program.  Beginning December 16 (until December 19) I will be picking up NEW books left on your front porch (or other designated location) to deliver to Page Ahead.  

I want to participate! There are a few ways you can let me know you will be participating; 1) "LIKE" me on facebook and shoot me a message of your involvement; 2) send me an email; 3) call me! (206)300-9416



Look for my November & December SNAIL MAILER (yes — in your mail box)  for more details AND as a reminder of this food and book donation extravaganza!  Not sure I have your mailing address? —  email me here



Worth a Look — Housing & Lending info
It's still a great time to sell AND buy.  Here is some good information that may answers those questions for you. 


Why you should sell your house now!   


Keeping your house in Tip-Top shape — whether you are going to sell in the next 6 months or 10 years from now, staying ahead of regular maintenance will always help you (and your sanity) in the long run. 
Fall has arrived and the chill of winter isn't far behind…
Here are 15 tips to maximize your home's efficiency during the cold months and protect your investment.
So you want to buy a fixer-upper
In Western Washington's Real Estate market, buying a fixer can be much more affordable and doable if there is a certain neighborhood you want to live in. This article provides some valuable information — from an appraisal and lender perspective —  to consider when thinking about taking this on. Check it out!

Sold in less than a month — with multiple offers
South Bellevue


Sold Price:$500,650
Bedrooms:  5
Baths: 2.5
Sq.ft: 2600
Wondering if you should sell your home? Now is a great time.  Interest rates are still low — there many qualified buyers shopping without enough homes to buy! 



If you have any questions about this, please contact me so I can explain in detail how you could see results now.  I can conduct a comparative market analysis of your home to see what you could potentially sell it for.