Top Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2017 in the Seattle Area

By Nancy Olmos | Real Estate Agent - John L Scott HWP Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! In order to help you make this Valentine’s Day special, here are my top date ideas in the Seattle area: Fun and exciting dinner show -Teatro ZinZanni Delicious seafood and fantastic views of the city of Seattle across Elliot Bay - Salty's Alki Beach Iconic Seattle fine dining experience - Canlis Delightful cuisine on the Eastside - 99 Park A modern Read more [...]
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Trending Tile 2017 at the International Surface Event in Las Vegas

By Melissa Saliba | In-House Designer Last week I was lucky enough to skip out on our dreary PNW weather and visit the International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, Nevada. TISE is the largest event in North America where vendors from around the country show off their latest and greatest tile, stone, slab, hardwood, vinyl, carpet and more. Being able to view the product firsthand before it is distributed helps me as a designer to stay ahead of the trend and be prepared for what my clients’ Read more [...]
Sammamish Ridge Estates Lot 12 View - Sammamish WA

Contemporary Custom Home at Sammamish Ridge Estates – Progress Update | Lot 12

Progress is well underway at Suver & Burnstead's stunning Sammamish Ridge Estates, Lot 12 - The Del Mar plan in Sammamish, WA. Lot 12 is a sophisticated and luxurious retreat located within a private gated community on 3.7 private sprawling acres offering spectacular views of Lake Sammamish. All homesites at Sammamish Ridge Estates have deeded lakefront community dock access with private moorage slip for each lot. The "Del Mar" plan at Sammamish Ridge Estates is Read more [...]
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Benefits of Buying a New Home With a Finished Basement

By Nancy Olmos | Real Estate Agent, John. L. Scott HWP Over the years, we have seen a rising trend of finished basements in new construction homes. Not only does the extra square footage boost resale value, there are also a number of benefits of buying a new home with a finished basement: Extra Space for Gathering Your new home should be a place where you want to spend your time with family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra space to watch TV, play games and entertain Read more [...]
Sammamish Ridge Estates Lot 11 Custom Home Sammamish, WA

Steps to Buying a New Home in 2017

By Kathleen Pennington | Managing Broker John L. Scott/HWP Sammamish Ridge Estates - Lot 11 Maybe this is the year you are ready to purchase your first house or invest in a larger home. Here are a few important steps to ensure a smooth transition into a new home: Visit a lender to get an understanding of your financing options. The benefit of being pre-approved shows potential sellers and realtors you are serious about your purchase. It will also give you an understanding of lender fees, mortgage Read more [...]
Burnstead Design Tips from Leanne - Lighting

Expert Design Tips: Lighting by Leanne

By Leanne Mueller | In-House Designer As a designer here at the Burnsteads, I see that lighting is an incredibly important element when it comes to the design of a home. People often choose a light fixture or lamp because we think it is stylish and interesting, or maybe because it simply gets the job done. However, in the design process homebuyers often forget about the capabilities of lighting like how it can enhance a room, change the mood or setting, highlight artwork or unique features Read more [...]
2017 DesignTrend - Suspension Lighting

Top 5 Home Design Trends You’ll Love in 2017

2017 is right around the corner and you maybe asking yourself, “What are the hottest home design trends for 2017?” You are in luck! As 2016 is coming to a close, our stellar in-house designer, Melissa Saliba, shares her favorite trends for home design in 2017: 1.  Heated Floors in the Master Bath - The master bath is often a sanctuary for people. It is where they can relax and unwind from their day, especially in Seattle during our chilly winter months. There is nothing like walking into Read more [...]
2017 Residential Market Values Expected to Continue to Climb, Seattle real estate news

2017 Residential Market Values Expected to Continue to Climb

By  Nancy Olmos | John L. Scott Real Estate Agent 2017 is fast approaching and it’s finish line in residential real estate as the New Year approaches. One piece of good news we can share now is the continuing climb in property values in many parts of our great country and especially right here in the Greater Seattle area. With a banner year in price appreciation in many areas, we hope for this good news to spread into new areas of the country that are seeing demand shift in their favor. Read more [...]

Designing Your Home to Create Long Lasting Value and Market Appeal

By Leanne Mueller | In-House Designer While working closely with new homebuyers in making design decisions for their home, I find they are often concerned with resale value. Therefore, when it comes time to consider design selections and upgrades they are not only making aesthetic decisions but also financial ones. A well-designed home really is a balance - between your wants and needs and creating market appeal. Of course you want to design your home to reflect your personal style and individual Read more [...]
Designing a Sophisticated and Modern Kids' Bathroom - Burnsteads

Designing a Modern and Sophisticated Kids’ Bathroom

By In-House Designer | Melissa Saliba It is absolutely possible to design a modern and sophisticated kids' bathroom that will fit the feel of the rest of the home. You want to create a fun atmosphere for your children and you can do so by adding pops of color, getting creative with the lighting and customizing the bathroom to the kids’ personalities. The kids’ bathroom is where clients feel like they can add colors they normally would not use in the kitchen, master or powder bath. My suggestions Read more [...]