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Fatal Shooting in Lower Queen Anne Over the Weekend

Early Saturday morning, at about 3 a.m., Seattle Police received multiple reports of shots fired at the Shell gas station on the corner of Denny Way and Queen Anne Ave N. They arrived on the scene to find one man (22 years old) dead, and two others severely injured with gunshot wounds.

Seattle Fire transported the two injured men to Harborview Medical Center for emergency treatment of their life-threatening injuries.

After canvassing the scene for evidence, detectives from the SPD’s departments of Homicide and CSI determined that a parked car was the setting of the shooting. All suspects and victims have been accounted for.

This remains an open investigation into possible connections to being a result of a drub robbery. If you have any additional information for police, please call the SPD Homicide Tip Line: (206) 233-5000.

Featured photo source: KomoNews.com.

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Bumbershoot 2015 – It’s Almost Here!

It’s about to be basically Christmas for many Seattleites… Bumbershoot is nearly here! The biggest music festival in the Western Washington area is coming back for its 45th year on Labor Day weekend, September 5th, 6th, and 7th.

This event is a touchstone of Seattle culture and acclaimed showcase of contemporary music. Each year, there are hundreds of programs including live music, theatre, film and visual arts, dance and comedy performances, and more. Click here for the full lineup.

In addition to the main Bumbershoot events, there will be dozens of food and drink vendors, beer gardens, crafts, activities, and more.

Get a single day pass starting at $85/ticket, or get into all three days of the festival for passes starting at $189.50. There are also a couple of VIP pass options. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Bringing your kids along? No problem – Bumbershoot has performers for the whole family to enjoy with the Youngershoot Kids Zone. Dance groups, musical performers, and the Seattle School of Rock House Band offer all the entertainment your kiddos need to enjoy Bumbershoot just as much as Mom and Dad. Kids under age six can get in for free!

This year, Bumbershoot is being produced by One Reel, AEG Live and of course, the Seattle Center.

We hope to see you there!

Queen Anne Housing Market Tightens In July

111 W HighlandBy Jason Roach, Ewing & Clark, Inc.

Sales were down but prices were way up in the Queen Anne residential market for the month of July compared to a year earlier.  According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, only 22 single family homes closed in July of this year, at a median price of $830,000. That figure is dwarfed by the 42 closed single family homes in July of 2014, but those sold at a lower median of $699,000.  The sales-to-list-price ratio also rose in July to a whopping 105.3% compared to 101.9% a year earlier. The number of new listings hitting the market dipped slightly with 32 new listings in July of this year compared to 37 in 2014.

The good news continued for buyers and sellers in the Queen Anne condo market. More sales, more new listings, and higher prices! July Queen Anne condo sales rose with 42 sales this year, compared to only 39 last year.  The median price also rose to $382,500, compared to $321,500 a year earlier. Sales-to-list-price ratio increased to 100.7% in July 2015 from 97.8% in 2014.  New listings totaled a very high 51 in July compared to 41 in the same period of 2014.

It bears repeating that if you are thinking of selling, now is a great time to come off the fence! If you would like to chat about the Queen Anne real estate market, ask me about it when you see me in the neighborhood or feel free to contact me sooner.

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Luxurious Queen Anne Home for Sale

Our neighborhood has a lot of appeal, with a feeling of being an oasis in the middle of a busy urban environment. Queen Anne feels almost like a small town all on its own, and yet it’s a five-minute drive to the heart of Seattle’s downtown. It is a treat to live here.

With the limited inventory available in the current real estate market, now is the time to act on homes that become available. This gorgeous, custom Queen Anne home for sale is a true gem. Elegance and contemporary style define this craftsman house as a luxurious residence, and it’s stunning views of the city are incomparable.

The home is located on 3rd Avenue North, which is perfectly situated for views spanning from Lake Union and Capitol Hill, to the Downtown skyline, Mount Rainier and Elliott Bay. The living space has lots of windows to capture the amazing views from every angle.

Inside, the layout is designed for luxurious living as well as entertaining, at 4,753 square feet. The kitchen features a Viking double oven and spacious cooktop. The home has six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and the master suite has beautiful vaulted ceilings and an en suite fireplace. Click here for more photos.

It has a full finished basement perfect for a guest suite or nanny quarters, which is legal ADU with a separate entrance if the homeowner desires to rent it out instead (estimated rental price is $2,250).

Address: 1237 3rd Ave N
MLS #: 796607
List Price: $2,695,000

Click here to browse other beautiful Queen Anne properties.