karenThe year started off grand… My first closing was a sweet event for my client Karen and her two daughters who are now are very happy in their beautiful home in Bothell!  Just like many buyers right now Karen had to experience disappointments by ‘losing’ in multiple offer situations. Since September we had toured many homes in Woodinville and Bothell and made several offers, finally the right home came on the market and after some suspenseful negotiations it all came together.

I am glad I got the opportunity to spend so much time in Bothell. I have many friends in that area and have sold homes there previously, but now I feel almost as comfortable there as I do my home ‘town’ of Ballard.

Bothell is cool. The feeling I get when I spend time there is that it is definitely it’s own little City versus being a suburb of Seattle. Bothell has an adorable little downtown centered around 100 year-old Main Street and flanked by the Sammamish River. The downtown area is in midst of a spectacular revitalization that has a very pedestrian friendly vision and will surely bring more business to the area, like the new McMenamins in the Anderson School Building.

Many of my clients with children specifically request the Northshore School District, which covers much of Bothell, Woodinville and Kenmore. Everyone seems to enjoy the fact that the homes in Bothell often come with generous lots that afford for some privacy and garden space. The median home price for Bothell, from NWMLS December statistics, is $399,990 (King County area) and $337,596 (Snohomish County area). On the higher end of the options for folks wanting to be on the North end and out of the City but worth it for the size of homes one can find and for what Bothell has to offer for it’s inhabitants.