Autumn has officially arrived! Cue the pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon scented candles, cozy sweaters and Halloween decorations! I do love our Summer months in Seattle, but I’m enjoying the Fall crisp air and cooler temps. Bring on Sweater Weather!
Leaves are falling but sadly rates are not. Mortgage rates continue to rise to nearly 8%. Inflation and economic growth are the key factors in this upward pressure on rates. If you like to track rates like I do, check out this site. It’s a great one to read the latest mortgage news.
If you’re brave enough to explore a few homes (haunted or otherwise), it’s actually a treat to buy right now. Sellers are even helping buyers by subsidizing their mortgage payments (no tricks here)! Lenders are also brewing up creative concoctions (I can connect you with one who can surely lift your spirits)! Everyone is working hard to help Sellers sell and Buyers buy. I know it’s scary” to buy right now, but let’s work together to find a place to call home!
With an easy to remember zip code, and located northwest of downtown Seattle, Magnolia is a tranquil, urban neighborhood that features some of the most stunning real estate in the city. Showcasing incredible views of the water on all sides, plentiful parks, and top-notch amenities, this neighborhood is one of Seattle’s most coveted places to live. Drive over the beautiful Magnolia Bridge, glance at the cruise ships docking or leaving port. Then cruise the infamous Magnolia Boulevard at sunset. Want to learn more about this amazing neighborhood? I’m a long-time resident and your 98199 home expert.
Whether you’re all about a classic trio of colorful pumpkins or you’ve gone full Edward Scissorhands on your ghoulish setup, here’s a few ideas from one of my favorite places to shop for Halloween decor.
As the seasons change, so does your menu. Fall is all about cozy soups, butternut squash dishes, and pumpkin favorites. Here’s one of my favorite soups from Barefoot Contessa. Hint: to cut down on chopping time, buy a container or Mirepoix. I get mine at Trader Joe’s or Metropolitan Market. Pick up a pint of Gelato and you’re all set!
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