Blocks to new U District Link station!

Duncan Place is an amazing investment condo!

Superior location with easy access to the best of Seattle – University of Washington, Trader Joe’s & Upcoming U District Link Light Rail to everywhere.

Exceptional 2nd floor unit on SW corner opens to large deck.

Well maintained like new 2009 building. Secure parking & storage in garage.

Great Room – kitchen with granite counter tops & upgraded appliances. hardwoods throughout + carpet in bedroom.

NO RENTAL CAP. Walk Score(TM) of 94! Location is everything for living this Seattle lifestyle!

http://robertbjohnson.com/listing/104301801

Minutes walk to the U District Link Light Rail station coming early 2021!

Minutes to the South End of Lake Union.

Zero (0) step building is well maintained inside and out with secure lobby for mail and packages + secure common garage.

Artist rendering of the U District Link station coming early 2021 – 12 minutes to downtown Seattle!

 

 


Posted on January 8, 2020 at 12:14 pm
Robert Johnson | Posted in Home Info, Market Info, Open Houses | Tagged , , , , , ,

2020 – Why you want to be in Seattle

I was able to listen to our chief economist for Windermere yesterday for his annual economic forecasts heading into 2020. The slides below illustrate his forecast for the Seattle area moving into 2020. #realestateislocal 

Matthew Gardner, while being one of the brightest minds in our company, knows how to deliver a message.

We all know that most economist are calling for a national recession in the not too distant future. But most are now pushing back for this to begin in mid 2021, be short lived and not focused on the housing market like the great recession.

Matthew feels the next recession will be due to the ongoing trade wars with China and the EU as well as our escalating national debt. With interest rates already at historic lows, the Fed will NOT be able to help end the recession by lowering rates.

But the Seattle area will be somewhat insulated to these national issues in the coming years, here’s why…

  • We’re no longer a one trick pony. Like when this sign from 1973 went up during a Boeing slump. Seattle’s industries have diversified. There are now 34 Fortune 500 companies in the Seattle Area compared to 7 just a few years ago! Boeing is still king with over 80,000 employees in the area but their ups and downs don’t threaten the Seattle economy like they did not too long ago.
  • The tech industry is the largest employer in the Seattle Metro area and have driven our unemployment #’s down to 3%.
  • The other employers to round out the top 5 for the Seattle area are JBLM, Joint Base Lewis McCord (56,000), Microsoft (42,000), Amazon (25,000) and UW, University of WA (25,000). A healthy mix of different industries that are projected to grow their employment by 2.2% next year, again leading the nation.
  • All of these growing companies in the Seattle area are why our economy will continue to expand through 2020.
  • There is still no signs of a Housing Bubble.
    • $18.7 trillion dollars of home equity in the US! We’re not upside down on our mortgages like during the great recession.
    • FICO credit scores are over 750 and the average amount of a down payment was 17%. 
    • So we’re qualified and invested when we purchase our homes.

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 11:06 am
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Prediction 2020 – Hot, Early Spring Market in North Seattle!

Our Windermere Wedgwood office does our market stats monthly and reviews them together at our Monday Morning Mtg, MMM.

Yesterday, the consensus was that based on current market conditions, we’re going to have an active early Spring market here in North Seattle!

We’re seeing more activity (# of homes sold graph) this winter despite lower inventory (months of inventory graph).

This is causing prices to increase this winter and exceed prices from LY (Average Sales Price graph).

So if you’re going to be in the Spring 2020 housing market, start your prep as soon as the tree comes down.

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Posted on December 10, 2019 at 11:35 am
Robert Johnson | Posted in Market Info, Neighborhood |

And that’s a wrap!

44 pumpkin pies delivered to welcoming past, present and future clients.
Hours of holiday music that Morgan & Paige will recount to their therapist along with my embarrassing Pie Hat 😬
Happy Holidays everyone!
#pieguy #lovemyjob #happyholidays #wearewindermere 


Posted on November 25, 2019 at 4:22 pm
Robert Johnson | Posted in Familiy, Giving, Motivational | Tagged , , , ,

Skydiving for the WRE Foundation!

Maybe the scariest thing I’ve ever done!

But I’m so proud of our Wedgwood crew that raised almost $2000 for our Windermere Foundation by jumping out of a plane!


Posted on October 29, 2019 at 11:10 am
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Gardner Report 2019 – Q3

Our esteemed economist, Matthew Gardner, has released his 3rd quarter assessment of our Western WA real estate market. Enjoy!


Posted on October 23, 2019 at 2:49 pm
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WW | Home Run 5k Walk & Run

Hello all of my generous and active friends, family and clients!

I hope you can join me, Lari, Morgan and Paige for our HOME RUN 5K on Nov 9th!

We welcome kids, runners & walkers – a FUN RUN for all.

Hats will be given to participants and give-aways for young runners too. 

Hosted by Windermere Wedgwood, with all proceeds benefiting the Windermere Foundation. Our mission is to assist low income and homeless families and over $40million has been awarded since 1989. Currently thousands of dollars are awarded monthly to schools, food banks, enrichment programs for kids, and numerous other organizations in the greater Seattle area.
*This is a non-timed event

Click here to register for the Home Run 

If you can’t participate on the day of the race but would still like to donate please click here Windermere Foundation and designate your donation to the Wedgwood office.

Thank You!


Posted on October 17, 2019 at 10:56 am
Robert Johnson | Posted in Familiy, Giving, Motivational, Neighborhood | Tagged , , , , , ,

This Saturday the 14th – Summer Splash!

We’ll be at Greenlake again with so many great family games and activities by the lake.

Crew races featuring your favorite Windermere agents and water activities for all.

Saturday the 14th from 9am to 3pm at the  Southwest corner of Green Lake at
5900 W Green Lake Way
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Posted on September 10, 2019 at 9:24 am
Robert Johnson | Posted in Familiy, Neighborhood | Tagged , , , ,

Proud to support our #tacklehomelessness for Mary’s Place!


Posted on September 10, 2019 at 8:36 am
Robert Johnson | Posted in Family, Motivational, Neighborhood | Tagged , , , , , ,

My newest listing – Condo in the UDistrict


Posted on August 24, 2019 at 3:03 pm
Robert Johnson | Posted in Home Ideas, Market Info, Neighborhood, Open Houses |