Meydenbauer Park + Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Meydenbauer Park + Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Curious about what’s happening with Meydenbauer Bay Park & Marina?

The first phase of Meydenbauer Bay Park is now 90% complete.  Construction began in early May 2017 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. The expanded park will be closed through construction and access to the Marina parking lot is now off 100th Avenue NE.

According to the City of Bellevue website, project highlights will include:

Relocation and expansion of the public swimming beach
Construction of a new beach house with restrooms and showers
Creation of a curvilinear pedestrian pier and hand-carry boat launch
Conversion of the lower portions of the existing park into a natural ravine
Lake Washington Boulevard right-of-way improvements, including undergrounding of overhead power lines
99th Street parking lot and marina entrance improvements
Walking paths, picnic areas, pedestrian promenade and children’s play area.

 

This Week’s Waterfront Activity

2 NEW LISTINGS –

Laurelhurst ($10.0 M) and South Bellevue ($2.6 M)

2 PENDING FEASIBILITY/INSPECTION SALES –

Kenmore ($2.0 M) and Kirkland ($7.0 M)

0 SOLD PROPERTIES –

No closed sale activity this week

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ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Draft Marine Spatial Plan + Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Draft Marine Spatial Plan + Seattle Area Waterfront Report

A recent Draft Marine Spatial Plan for Washington’s Pacific Coast hopes to address potential new ocean uses such as offshore wind energy or offshore aquaculture that could adversely affect the marine waters along Washington’s Pacific Coast and their abundant natural resources. A companion Draft Environmental Impact Statement was also issued in October.

This Week’s Waterfront Activity

2 NEW LISTINGS –

Kirkland ($8.0 M) and Windermere ($5.9 M)

1 PENDING SALE –

Enatai ($3.5 M)

0 SOLD PROPERTIES –

No closed sale activity this week

Click here to see listing details


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

2017 Year End Seattle-Eastside Waterfront Report

2017 Year End Seattle-Eastside Waterfront Report

2017 YEAR END REVIEW

Waterfront Report

Challenged by increasing building and shoreline restrictions, aging housing stock, and an extreme scheduling backlog for quality contractors, waterfront buyers found fewer modern turn-key homes, in ideal settings, to capture their interest. Waterfront that ‘checked all the boxes’ was in high demand—commanding top prices in 2017—while those requiring considerable renovation/rebuild sat stagnant on the market or sold at well below prior market prices. Don’t expect this to turn around until builders and remodelers become more readily available.

Check out the full Waterfront Report for a complete list of waterfront home sales by address and community.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Sea Level Rise Report + Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Sea Level Rise Report + Seattle Area Waterfront Report

A recently released Sea Level Rise Report published by Washington State Department of Ecology (November 2017) explores how local jurisdictions in Washington currently addressing sea level rise using goals, policies, and regulations in their SMPs.

This Week’s Waterfront Activity

NO NEW LISTINGS –

No listing activity this week

NO PENDING SALES –

No pending sale activity this week

5 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Lake Forest Park ($1.7 M), Magnolia ($2.2 M), Mercer Island ($4.1 M), Newport Shores ($2.9 M), and West Seattle ($3.1 M)

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ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

December 15th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

December 15th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Washington’s Coastal Atlas includes thousands of shoreline photos and environmental data on Washington’s lakes and beaches. An interesting report titled Washington Aerial Oblique Photography was released in September by the Shorelands & Environmental Assistance Program of the Washington State Department of Ecology. It outlines the history behind the acquisition of these photos that help manage and characterize the cumulative and secondary impacts of growth on Washington’s 28,000 miles of marine and freshwater shoreline over the last 40 years.

In 2015, Ecology was awarded Project of Special Merit funds through NOAA’s Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Section 309 Program to acquire new photographs, and in 2016, they contracted for approximately 20,000 photos to be flown of about 4000 miles of shoreline.

The 2016-2017 aerial photographs are available online through Washington’s Coastal Atlas, along with all the previous photo series. In addition, Ecology has also begun work on an updated version of the Washington Coastal Atlas and specifically, in the way oblique photos are displayed and distributed.

This Week’s Waterfront Activity

2 NEW LISTINGS –

Lake Sammamish ($4.5 M) and Mercer Island ($3.4 M)

1 PENDING FEASIBILITY SALE –

Yarrow Point ($12.0 Million)

4 PENDING SALES –

Kirkland ($2.8 M), Mercer Island ($4.4 M, $6.5 M) and West Seattle ($1.8 M)

0 SOLD PROPERTIES –

No closed sale activity this week

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

December 8th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

December 8th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Waterfront terminology 101: BANK—The slope or rise behind a beach. Can range in height from a few feet to hundreds of feet. Low or no bank waterfront provides a more expansive beach-level view and is often more desirable adjacent to large (stable) bodies of water. Higher slopes are called bluffs. Shifted tress, scarps or benches in the slope, and debris below a bluff can indicate instability and the potential for landslides.

BULKHEAD—A rigid structure constructed on the beach to control erosion. They are used to protect upland property from wave attack or to hold back material eroding from the upper beach or bluff. Seawalls, revetments, and rockeries are types of bulkheads.

Check out this handy guide by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

 

This Week’s Waterfront Activity

4 NEW LISTINGS –

Kirkland ($2.8 M), Lake Sammamish ($1.6 M), Mercer Island ($6.5 M), and West Seattle ($1.8 M)

1 contingent SALE –

Enatai ($3.5 Million)

1 PENDING SALE –

Lake Forest Park ($6.0 M)

1 SOLD PROPERTY –

Newport Shores ($3.9 M)

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

December 1st Seattle Area Waterfront Report

December 1st Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Contemplating investing in a waterfront property or planning to renovate or rebuild your current waterfront home or dock? The Washington State Department of Ecology offers a good Introduction to the shoreline permit system webpage. Because all shoreline permits are processed by the local governments, it is imperative to know who to call for your jurisdiction. Another great resource for waterfront homeowners is the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) that governs shoreline management permit and enforcement procedures Chapter 173-27 WAC.  The underlying law can be found at RCW 90.58.140(3) and RCW 90.58.050.

This Week’s Waterfront Activity

1 NEW LISTING – West Seattle ($1.8 M)
1 PENDING FEASIBILITY – Medina ($7.9 Million)
1 PENDING CLOSING – West Seattle ($3.2 Million)
1 SOLD PROPERTY – Lake Sammamish ($2.3 M)

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

November 24th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

November 24th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
$7.6 million ‘Southpointe’ at the southernmost tip Mercer Island, 1 of 20 such tips on Lake Washington, goes pending.
1 NEW LISTING –

Mercer Island ($9.5 M)

4 PENDING SALES –

Lake Forest Park ($1.8 M), Lake Sammamish ($2.8 M), Magnolia ($2.3 M), and Mercer Island ($7.6 Million)

2 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Lake Sammamish ($1.6 M, $2.8 M)

Click here to see listing details


© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

November 17th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

November 17th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
1924-Built Meydenbauer Waterfront Estate on 3/4 Acre in Medina Goes on the Market.
2 NEW LISTINGS –

Alki Point ($3.2 M) and Medina ($7.9 M)

No PENDING SALES –

No pending sale activity this week.

2 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Holmes Point ($3.1 M) and Hunts Point ($5.4 M)

Click here to see listing details


© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Lakeside Resources That Will Float Your Boat

Lakeside Resources That Will Float Your Boat

Shorelines are heavily regulated in King County and, love it or hate it, the tight guidelines help keep our Puget Sound lakes in good order. King County’s Lake Stewardship Program has produced several fact sheets on lakeside regulations.

If you’re wondering what you can plant and still be in good graces with the powers that be, check out their Lake Friendly Landscape and Garden fact sheet. Find info about aquatic plant management, algae in our lakes, boating restrictions, and even how to wash your boat and dock in a way that keeps phosphorus out of our lakes.

Another great resource is King County’s Lake Services and Information page with a wealth of information on everything from lake history and water quality to lake maps and recreation info. One can look up individual lakes throughout the county and even sign up for lake alerts.

Info on rivers, streams, watersheds and wetlands can also be found on the site-a great resource to know what’s what for both land owners and developers alike.

There’s no doubt that waterfront has many intricacies and nuances that require one’s full engagement. We’re here to help put resources and tools at your fingertips!

November 10th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

November 10th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
Two new listings on Lake Sammamish (where homes for sale have been hard to come by) might be worth a look this week.
4 NEW LISTINGS –

Lake Sammamish ($2.5 M, $2.8 M), Magnolia ($2.3 M) and West Seattle ($1.2 M)

2 PENDING SALES –

Lake Forest Park ($2.4 M) and Newport Shores ($3.1 M)

2 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Cedar Park ($1.7 M) and Mercer Island ($3.1 M)

Click here to see listing details


© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

November 3rd Seattle Area Waterfront Sales Activity Report

November 3rd Seattle Area Waterfront Sales Activity Report

A significant waterfront property sold this week on Hunt’s Point – a 1934-built 7 bedroom home located near the tip of the peninsula, with 100 feet of street-to-water waterfront sited on a shy acre. 

2 NEW LISTINGS –

West Seattle ($2.4 M) and Yarrow Point ($9.4 M)

0 PENDING SALES –

No sales activity this week.

5 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Hunts Point ($8.3 M), Lake Sammamish ($1.2 M, $2.9 M, $4.4 M) and Magnolia ($1.7 M)

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

October 27th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

October 27th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
1 NEW LISTING –

Magnolia ($2.4 M)

1 PENDING SALE –

Lake Sammamish ($1.6 M)

2 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Lake Sammamish ($2.7 M, $3.3 M)

Click here to see listing details


© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

October 20th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

October 20th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
4 NEW LISTINGS –

Lake Sammamish ($1.6 M, $3.9 M), North Seattle ($2.4 M) and South Bellevue ($2.4 M)

4 PENDING SALES –

Lake Sammamish ($1.6 M, $2.3 M) and Newport Shores ($3.1 M)

1 SOLD PROPERTY –

Lake Sammamish ($2.8 M)

Click here to see listing details

© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

October 13th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

October 13th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
8 NEW LISTINGS –

Enatai ($3.5 M), Holmes Point ($2.0 M), Kirkland ($7.0 M), Lake Sammamish ($1.6 M, $2.3 M), Mercer Island ($3.1 M), Newport Shores ($4.8 M), and West Seattle ($2.7 M)

2 PENDING SALES –

Lake Sammamish ($3.2 M) and Newport Shores ($3.7 M)

2 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Enatai ($5.1 M) and Kirkland ($3.2 M)

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Q3 2017 Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Q3 2017 Seattle Area Waterfront Report

Q3 2017 REVIEW

Waterfront Report

The most active quarter of the year for waterfront in the Seattle region, Q3 saw two very distinctly separate markets. The more moderate waterfront price points below $4 million experienced an increase in the number of homes for sale while the pace of sales slowed. Turn-key homes with desirable waterfront access were few and far between and many buyers appeared unwilling to purchase a home that didn’t measure up to their expectations.

A number of highly coveted waterfront homes or settings transacted in the $4-10 million price point for top dollar, some after relatively short market times. Clearly, buyers at this price point know what they want and aren’t afraid to go get it. Two homes sold above $20 million on the Eastside, skewing the overall Eastside averages significantly.

The highest waterfront sale in the Seattle-Eastside region ($23.4 M) was a traditional 2015-built home in Medina on 1.84 acres with 80 feet of prime waterfront. The lowest sale ($1.5 M) was a 2330 square foot home in Kennydale built in 1931 and sited along 59 feet of south Lake Washington shoreline.

A total of 52 private waterfront sales transacted in the Seattle-Eastside region in Q3.

Check out the full Waterfront Report for a complete list of waterfront home sales by address and community.

 

© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

October 6th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

October 6th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
2 NEW LISTINGS –

Lake Sammamish ($5.5 M) and Newport Shores ($3.1 M)

3 PENDING SALES –

Holmes Point ($3.5 M), Hunts Point ($5.5 M) and Lake Sammamish ($3.2 M)

1 SOLD PROPERTY –

Leschi ($2.1 M)

Click here to see listing details

© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

September 29th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

September 29th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
1 NEW LISTING –

Lake Forest Park ($2.4 M)

3 PENDING SALES –

Cedar Park ($1.8 M), Magnolia ($1.8 M) and Newport Shores ($3.7 M-Contingent)

7 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Kennydale ($1.9 M), Lake Sammamish ($2.4 M, $2.5 M, $3.2 M, $4.7 M) and Medina ($3.7 M, $23.4 M)

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

September 22nd Seattle Area Waterfront Report

September 22nd Seattle Area Waterfront Report
5 NEW LISTINGS –

Denny Blaine ($9.0 M), Lake Sammamish ($3.2 M), Meydenbauer ($5.2 M) and Newport Shores ($3.7 M, $5.1 M)

2 PENDING SALES –

Lake Sammamish ($2.8 M, $4.7 M)

4 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Mercer Island ($4.1 M, $4.2 M), Seward Park ($5.5 M), South Bellevue ($4.0 M)

Click here to see listing details

© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Information and statistics derived from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

September 15th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

September 15th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
1 NEW LISTING –

Lake Sammamish ($2.1 M)

3 PENDING SALES –

Enatai ($5.5 M) and Lake Sammamish ($2.1 M, $4.7 M)

3 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Kennydale ($1.5 M), Lake Sammamish ($2.0 M) and Mercer Island ($4.1 M)

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.  Statistics provided by the Northwest Multiple Listing service and deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

September 8th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

September 8th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
2 NEW LISTINGS –

Kennydale ($1.9 M) and Lake Sammamish ($2.8 M)

1 PENDING SALE –

Kenmore ($2.9 M)

1 SOLD PROPERTY –

Mercer Island ($3.5 M)

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© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.  Statistics provided by the Northwest Multiple Listing service and deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

September 1st Seattle Area Waterfront Report

September 1st Seattle Area Waterfront Report
3 NEW LISTINGS –

Magnolia ($2.0 M), Mercer Island ($6.5 M) and South Bellevue ($2.4 M)

4 PENDING SALES –

Holmes Point ($3.5 M) and Lake Sammamish ($1.5 M, $2.4 M, $4.0 M)

5 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Cedar Park ($2.0 M, $2.1 M), Lake Sammamish ($1.7 M), and Medina ($5.0 M, $6.3 M)

Click here to see listing details

© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.  Statistics provided by the Northwest Multiple Listing service and deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

August 25th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

August 25th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
3 NEW LISTINGS –

Holmes Point ($3.4 M), Magnolia ($2.0 M) and Yarrow Point ($9.4 M)

5 PENDING SALES –

Broadview ($3.0 M), Kennydale ($1.9 M Contingent), Lake Sammamish ($3.0 M, $3.3 M), and Seward Park ($6.2 M)

4 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Enatai ($3.0 M), Lake Sammamish ($3.3 M), Mercer Island ($2.2 M), and Meydenbauer ($21.0 M)

Click here to see listing details

© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.  Statistics provided by the Northwest Multiple Listing service and deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

August 18th Seattle Area Waterfront Report

August 18th Seattle Area Waterfront Report
9 NEW LISTINGS –

Cedar Park ($1.8 M), Kirkland ($2.9 M, $4.0 M), Lake Sammamish ($2.9 M, $3.3 M), Washington Park ($6.4 M, $7.9 M), and West Seattle ($1.2 M, $1.3 M)

4 PENDING SALES –

Lake Sammamish ($2.5 M), Mercer Island ($4.7 M), Sand Point ($2.4 M), and Seward Park ($6.2 M Contingent)

2 SOLD PROPERTIES –

Lake Sammamish ($2.6 M) and West Seattle ($2.2 M)

Click here to see listing details

© Copyright 2017, Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island |  (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com | 2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.  Statistics provided by the Northwest Multiple Listing service and deemed accurate but not guaranteed.