Coffee and Real Estate – 98020- Walnut Street Coffee

Real Estate Trends: 98020

Boundary
N: Olympic View Dr. (180th)
E: 92 Ave. W
S: 205th St. SW
W: Puget Sound
Google Maps of 98020
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Edmonds, Woodway, Olympic View, Edmonds Bowl, Port of Edmonds, Madrona, Richmond Beach, Sherwood, Westgate

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Edmonds, Woodway, Olympic View, Edmonds Bowl, Port of Edmonds, Madrona, Richmond Beach, Sherwood, Westgate

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
December 2016 $849,000 December 2016 $685,000
December 2017 $752,00 December 2017 $728,000
Change -11.4% Change +6.3%

 

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Coffee Shop: Walnut Street Coffee

Say you’re meandering downtown Edmonds (why not? After all, it’s adorable) and you want to grab a latte but really would rather pass on Starbucks. Walnut Street Coffee is the answer. It comes recommended to me by a local friend, and is centrally located in this picture perfect seaside town.

In these cold winter months it provides a cozy hangout, but come summer- the space opens up to the cool breezes by lifting the garage doors out front. The owners of Walnut Street Coffee support local artists through featuring their work on the back wall- helping expose the artists to new audiences and allowing the viewers a glimpse of the community built in the PNW. It is a lovely spot to catch up with friends, like I did, or buckle down with a cuppa’ joe and get some work done.

They serve some bigger meal type options such a burrito, but mostly feature pastries and snacks. It’s a lively spot, locals and visitors flow in and out, most staying to chat with company for a bit and take a pause from their daily rush. Good coffee, cheery baristas, local artwork, and a spot to gather with friends or people watch- Walnut Street Coffee has it all.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on May 22, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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Coffee and Real Estate – 98177- Richmond Beach Coffee

Real Estate Trends: 98177

Boundary
N: NE 205th St
E: Greenwood \ 1rst Ave
S: NE 100th St
W: Puget Sound

Google Maps of 98177
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Innis Arden, Spring Beach, The Highlands, Broadview.
Shoreline, Richmond Beach.

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Innis Arden, Spring Beach, The Highlands, Broadview, Shoreline, Richmond Beach.

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
November 2016 NA Nov 2016 $691,000
November 2017 NA Nov 2017 $948,000
Change NA Change +37.2%

 

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Coffee Shop: Richmond Beach Coffee 

You know what they say in Real Estate- location location location. Richmond beach coffee has a fantastic location. Situated minutes from the popular Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, it sports a kitsch decor starting outside where the parking lot is surrounded by palm trees- whimsical yet not so northwest.

Inside the theme continues, mismatched lamps, music score collages, and a everything on the walls from wildlife photography to a retro santa clock. Serving Stumptown Coffee, the roast is of the caliber we Pacific Northwesters demand to counter the winter blues. Beyond the typical coffee shop- they also serve everything from bubble tea to sweet or savory crepes.

Around the corner from the counter there is a space dedicated to kids with toys and comfy chairs for parents to enjoy their drinks.  Overall, the coffee is delicious, the decor is wacky, and the location is unbeatable.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on December 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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Coffee and Real Estate – 98125- Kaffeeklatsch 

Real Estate Trends: 98125

Boundary
N: NE 145th St
E: Lake Washington
S: NE 100th St
W: 1st Ave NE

Google Maps of 98125
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Haller Lake, Pinehurst, Olympic Hills, Cedar Park, Victory Heights, Meadowbrook, Matthews Beach, and Maple Leaf.

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Haller Lake, Pinehurst, Olympic Hills, Cedar Park, Victory Heights, Meadowbrook, Matthews Beach, and Maple Leaf.

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
Oct 2016 $777,000 Oct 2016 $649,000
Oct 2017 $766,000 Oct 2017 $644,000
Change -1.4% Change -0.8%

 

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Coffee Shop: Kaffeeklatsch  

This month’s coffee shop is Kaffeeklatsch.  To start with, it smells amazing! Every morning they bake from scratch their own breads and pastries in the bakery in the corner of the shop. This leaves the delightful aroma of warm toasted breads permeating the whole establishment. Located right on Lake City Way, when the doors are open there is a some white noise from the cars passing by, however parking is easy if you circle around the block since there is a large parking lot by the back entrance.

The space inside is divided into a seating area with small tables, and on the other side of the café is a kids corner with toys and books. Kaffeeklastch serves up the local coffee roaster True North Coffee to compliment their selection of Bavarian baked goods. Beyond being a cozy place to grab a coffee and gather with friends, at the end of the day Kaffeeklasch helps an assortment of local community establishments by donating all of their unsold baked goods.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on November 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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Coffee and Real Estate – 98105- Post Alley Cafe

Real Estate Trends: 98105

Boundary
N: NE 60th St
W: 1st Ave NW
E: Lake Washington
S: Montlake Cut & Lake UnionGoogle Maps of 98105
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Wallingford, University District, Ravenna, Bryant, Hawthorn Hills, Windermere, Laurelhurst

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Wallingford, University District, Ravenna, Bryant, Hawthorn Hills, Windermere, Laurelhurst

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
Sept 2016 $2,421,000 Sept 2016 $846,000
Sept 2017 $2,240,000 Sept 2017 $1,075,000
Change -7.5% Change +27.1%

 

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Coffee Shop: Post Alley Cafe

The Post Alley Cafe is located in the heart of the University district and integrates contemporary architecture and Art Deco motifs. It is part of the historic boutique Hotel Deca which is located on the Southeast corner of 45th and Brooklyn. The large windows across the front bring a bright atmosphere to the cafe’s ample seating, which includes tables, booths and window nooks.

It would be a lovely place to meet with a friend, do some work or just soak in some warmth from the rather delicious coffee. They use a local coffee roaster, Herkimer coffee, and partner with other local companies to continue to bring local products into their offerings. In addition to their coffee and general snacks, they offer breakfast and lunch options, as well as beer and wine.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on October 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm
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Coffee and Real Estate – 98107- Anchored Ship Coffee Bar

Real Estate Trends: 98107

Boundary
N: 65th St
W: Puget Sound
E: 1rst Ave NW
S: Lake Washington Ship Canel
Google Maps of 98107
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, Medowbrook, Matthews Beach, View Ridge, Ravenna, Sand Point, Windermere, Bryant, Roosevelt

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, Medowbrook, Matthews Beach, View Ridge, Ravenna, Sand Point, Windermere, Bryant, Roosevelt

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
Aug 2016 $805,000 Aug 2016 $759,000
Aug 2017 $1,127,000 Aug 2017 $802,000
Change +40% Change +5.7%

 

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Coffee Shop: Anchored Ship Coffee Bar

Anchored Coffee I was joined for this month’s coffee shop exploration by my sweet nephew, Gus. Anchored Ship Coffee Bar is located on Ballard Avenue, right in the heart of downtown Ballard and used to be a tiny hole in the wall, so from the outside it has a small street presence. However, once you go in it features two distinct seating areas: one in a loft above the coffee bar and another raised seating area at the back of the shop.

A recent remodel provided these new interior spaces, and many use them for a go-to coffee and laptop work spot- as well as a casual catch up spot for old friends. Anchored Ship is proud to serve Counter Culture espresso beans, available in a delightful variety of roasts (and are also sold as whole bean if you want to take some home with you). It’s signature drink is the lavender chai and what caught my eye was their unique cardamom syrup- which had a light flavor without being overly sweet.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on September 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm
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Coffee and Real Estate – 98118 – The Dane

Real Estate Trends: 98118

Boundary
Boundary
N: 100th St
W: 1st Ave NW
E: Puget Sound
S: 65th St
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Crown Hill, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Whittier Heights, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, North Beach.

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Crown Hill, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Whittier Heights, Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, North Beach.

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
July 2016 $726,000 July 2016 $759,000
July 2017 $993,000 July 2017 $879,000
Change +36.8% Change +15.8%

 

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Coffee Shop: The Dane

The Dane Coffee Shop

The Dane Coffee Shop

The coffee shop of the month is a newer addition to the Whittier Heights neighborhood.  The Dane has been around for 5 months now and it’s offerings include Stumptown Coffee, a variety of beer on tap (and some cider), as well as a small in house farm-to-table pastry company called Salmonberry. Located in a large corner venue, the Dane is a mix of mid-century decor and spacious industrial style architecture.

It has high ceilings and a variety of tables styles from family style bench to bar stools, outdoor or couch seating by a kids toy zone. The atmosphere shifts in the afternoon and evening, as its focus becomes the 25 beers and ciders on tap and wine by the glass-  of course, there is always coffee to be enjoyed at any hour. All in all, the Dane has a very open atmosphere and is an excellent watering hole for casual gathering of friends or a place to hunker down and get some work done.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on August 18, 2017 at 11:04 am
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Coffee and Real Estate – 98103 – Vif Café and Wine Bar

Real Estate Trends: 98103

Boundary
Boundary
N: N100th St
W: 1st Ave NW
E: I5 & 1st Ave NE
S: Lake Union & Fremont CutGoogle Maps of 98103
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Fremont, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, North College Park, Greenlake

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Fremont, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, North College Park, Greenlake.

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
June 2016 $839,000 June 2016 $787,000
June 2017 $1,024,000 June 2017 $897,000
Change +22.1% Change +14%

 

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Coffee Shop: Vif Café and Wine Bar

Fremont Coffee and Wine

Fremont Coffee and Wine

This month’s coffee shop is Vif Café and Wine Bar, located in the Fremont neighborhood.  Embracing the trend of whole ingredients, they offer house made both almond and coconut milk which is seasoned with dates instead of a traditional refined sugar (although, should you choose to indulge in a sweeter treat, they also provide local honey or Theo chocolate as options as well).  They offer a traditional espresso bar for any frothy creations you could imagine, and serve hand pour drip coffee with a carefully curated option of beans from around the world for a wide range of flavor in every cup o’ joe.

As the name of the café indicates, they also offer wine by the glass or bottle, and for the connoisseurs out there- you can join their wine club and enjoy their monthly selections. In an airy and light filled building, the café offers pastries and daily soup and sandwich selections to be enjoyed indoors or on their patio seating area. Parking is easy as they have a full lot to the north of them, and a local CSA has a pick-up spot on the premise. Overall, you could swing through for a quick to-go cup of excellent coffee, or stop by for lunch with friends (with a glass of wine, of course). A pretty versatile spot with a distinctly local flavor.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on July 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm
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Coffee and Real Estate – 98115- Cloud City Coffee

Real Estate Trends: 98115

Boundary
N: 100th St
W: I5
E: Lake Washington
S: 65th
Google Maps of 98115
Includes parts or all of the following Neighborhoods:

Maple Leaf, Wedgewood, Medowbrook, Matthews Beach, View Ridge, Ravenna, Sand Point, Windermere, Bryant, Roosevelt

 

Here are some interesting statistics on the current state of the real estate market for the following neighborhoods:

Fremont, Wallingford, Phinney Ridge, Greenwood, North College Park, Greenlake.

 

Avg For Sale Price Avg Sold Price
May 2016 $973,000 May 2016 $790,000
May 2017 $1,264,000 May 2017 $872,0003
Change +29% Change +10.4%

 

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Coffee Shop: Cloud City Coffee

The first neighborhood Coffee shop Cloud City Coffee in Maple Leaf. This one required very little research on my part as I frequent this fantastic local coffee shop almost weekly.  Cloud City is located on the top of the hill in Maple Leaf, close to Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.  This establishment offers large community style tables, couches, children’s area as well as a long, fun covered outdoor table for all who would like to relax and enjoy coffee, pastries or a hot lunches to order.  This coffee shop buzzes with the local feel of Maple Leaf and is worth a visit.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these neighborhoods, or would like to see the most up to date real estate data in this area please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

Marian Gibbs
Windermere Real Estate Broker
www.mariangibbs.com
301 NE 100th St. Seattle WA 98125
425.478.3058

 

 


Posted on June 10, 2017 at 5:18 am
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