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Mary Lee's Realty News
June 2018 Visit my website |

Spring Brings an Increase in Buyer Demand but a Decrease in Supply


For the second month in a row, existing-home sales were up; according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales rose 1.1 percent in March to 5.6 million—welcome news after the weather-related declines posted in February. The increase in overall sales activity can be partly attributed to strong gains in the Northeast and Midwest. However, sales are still 1.2 percent below a year ago, due in part to... Read More

Trends That Transform Your Yard


Do you want to make your yard a more exciting, inspiring place? Here are some popular trends to improve your outdoor space with attractive and useful features:

A Vibrant Vegetable Garden

Home centers report that there is a growing interest in back- and front-yard gardens. Garden stores carry a large assortment of seeds and starter plants. In addition to in-ground planting, growing... Read More

Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?


Windows provide natural light, ventilation, and a view of the outdoors, but windows that are worn-out can also be a major source of wasted energy. Every time the heating or air-conditioning turns on it's like blowing money out the windows. Here are a few ways to check how your windows are performing:
Do the Windows Work?
Check to see if the windows open and close easily and lock securely. If you have trouble opening... Read More

June Local Events                                    

6/8-10 –   Sorticulture Garden Arts Festival - Everett

6/9 –        Georgetown Carnival  - Seattle

6/9 –        Grapes, Paws & Hops Festival - Redmond

6/9 –        Lake to Lake Bike Ride - Bellevue

6/9 –        Shilshole Boatfest - Seattle

6/9-10 –   Evergreen Mt. Bike Festival - Sammamish

6/9-10 –   Rock'n'Roll Seattle Marathon - Seattle

6/9-17 –   Strawberry Festival - Marysville

6/10 –      Furry 5k - Seattle

6/16 –      Fremont Parade - Seattle

6/16-17 – Fremont Fair- Seattle

6/16 –      Washington Brewers Festival - Redmond

6/16 –      Community Shred-it - Kent

6/16 –      Solstice Night Market - Seattle

6/16-17 – Sundiata - Seattle

6/16-17 – Father’s Day Train Ride - Snoqualmie 

6/16-17 – Air Show - Olympia

6/17 –      Father’s Day Car Show  - Issaquah 

6/17-24 – Improv Comedy Festival - Pike Place

6/22 –      Kirkland Wine Walk - Kirkland
6/23-24 – SipFest in Snoqualmie - Seattle

6/23-24 – Seattle Pridefest - Seattle

6/23-24 – Bellevue Strawberry Festival - Seattle

Four Questions to Ask about a Neighborhood Before You Buy a Home


So you think you've found the perfect house. It has everything that you need and more, including that incredible walk-in closet that you've been dreaming about for years. However, don't be so quick to make an offer. When you buy a house, you're also buying a neighborhood. Here are four important questions you should ask before you submit an offer:
1. Does the Neighborhood Fit Your Lifestyle? If you tend to go out at night and enjoy the nightlife, then living in a downtown area would be more ideal than living in the suburbs. If you have children or are planning on having... Read More

Five Easy Steps to a Lush Lawn


Lawn-revitalization projects are surprisingly easy to do, so whether you're selling your home or staying put and wanting to enjoy your property more, it's a worthwhile investment. The experts at Grass Seed USA, a coalition of grass-seed farmers and academic turf specialists, offer the following five simple steps to achieving a lush lawn quickly:

1. Aerate. When the soil under a lawn becomes too compacted, water, air, and nutrients have a hard time reaching grass roots. Lawn aerators correct this problem by pulling small plugs of soil about 1/2 inch in diameter and 2– 3 inches deep out of the ground. You can... Read More

Recent Sales

20514 NE 66th St., Redmond 98053
2,905 sq ft. 2 bed, 2.5 bath SOLD 6/2018
5387 Coastal Loop, Blaine 98230
2,008 sq ft. 3 bed, 2 bath
$414,900 (Buyer Sale)
Mary Lee, 2731 77th Ave SE, Suite 205, Mercer Island WA 98040
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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