~~Forecasting Federal Reserve policy changes in coming months… Economists see the central bank hiking the Fed Funds Rate a quarter point this week. They then expect no action in January, but another quarter point increase come March.
The Current Fed Funds rate is 0 to 0.25%
After the meeting consenus is the fund rate will be
December 16 – 0.50% Jan 27 – 0.50% March 16 – 0.75%
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Edmonds is evolving into an art center. With the recent installations around town, coupled with the monthly Art Walk, Art Studio Tour and the Art Festival, there’s even more reason to live here. Saturday Market, Taste of Edmonds, the Classic Car Show and lots of restaurants and entertainment venues are making Edmonds a destination spot.
I have a top floor view condo listing right in the Edmonds Bowl. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a family room , a great view of the Sound and the ferries–all wrapped up in a 1595' condo. Low HOA dues, work-out room, sauna, library and a walk score of 81 makes this the perfect place to call home.
Asking price is $469,000 and MLS # is 857124. Call me for a private showing today!
Please join us at the Edmonds Art Walk on October 17th from 5:00 till 8:00p.m. Meet local artists, browse through galleries, and enjoy the warm hospitality of downtown merchants. Enjoy a stroll and discover a wealth of exciting local artwork as participating merchants host an artist and their artwork.
This month Windermere is hosting Glassy Baby's. If you unfamiliar with Glassy Baby's, the company donates money from sales to help charities helping cancer patients with costs during chemotherapy.
Please stop by Windermere, say hello and buy a Glassy Baby for yourself. Your gift will be appreciated by many!
I’m speaking from experience here. Last year we had a major flood. This time of year we get some tremendous run-off from our neighbor’s yard. Despite the fact that he graciously agreed to instal a drain pipe on his property, we are still having problems. With the recent down pour, there we were again trying to divert water from getting into our house.
While every situation is certainly different, this is what we are going to do. We have a very large back yard and we’re going to plant some water-loving native shrubs along the west side where the water begins. One I particularly like is Arrowood Virburnum. It has great fall color, blue berries and white flowers. An inspector once told me that a very large evergreen tree can absorb 250 gallons of water a day? I don’t know that I need anymore evergreens on the property, but I thought I’d throw that tidbit in.
The other thing we are going to do is call our favorite water guys at Allied Waterproofing & Drainage. Paul is the person we always speak to at 206-624-7333.
If you use Allied, please let me know about your experience.
It’s a big decision to sell your home. But once you’ve decided that you’re going to sell, I have some suggestions for selling quickly and for top dollar:
- Since setting the price is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, drive around and look at the homes you’re competing with. Make your price too high and the buyers will just go to one of those other homes; go too low and you’ll leave cash on the table.
- I won’t just tell you what you want to hear but I’ll give you a true picture about values in your neighborhood.
- Stage the home. I’m an Accredited Staging Professional and I provide a staging consultation at no cost to you. I’m also a Master Gardener, so starting at the curbside is included!
- Get a pre-inspection. Even though buyers will still get their own inspection, having a pre-inspection shows you care about the condition of the home. This sets your home above the rest and that might be just what the next buyer is looking for.