Tomorrow’s open house list offers terrific variety to buyers whose price range is under $1,000,000. Eleven of the nineteen island open houses are priced below a million. Also, the open houses are sprinkled around the island, so people who use the list will get a nice tour of the community.
Please stop by Windermere Mercer Island for an open house list. The office address is 2737 77th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island, WA 98040. We are open 10 am to 4pm on the weekends, and have free coffee available. We look forward to seeing you!
Now that the summer sun is hiding behind the cloud, this weekend would be the perfect time to view open houses. There are 3 open houses on the island today, and 21 open houses tomorrow. Prices range from $599,000 to $2,960,000. Lots to see in a variety of price ranges!
Agents from the office are holding two opens off the island, in Bellevue and Newcastle. Great homes at great prices!
The office address is 2737 77th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island, WA 98040. We are open 10 am to 4pm on the weekends, and have free coffee available. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Bucking the trend across the Eastside and King County regions, Mercer Island real estate activity slowed slightly in July putting it on par with that of July 2008 following a two year peak in June. Typical of seasonal market fluctuations, this slow-down in sales activity is no cause for alarm. The Average Sales Price on the Island in July was $1,071,000, down 22.7% from one year ago. The Median Sales Price of $880,000 is down only 11% from the prior year indicating greater strength in the more moderate price ranges than in the high-end.
Twenty- three neighborhoods are hosting events around the island. People will participate in block parties, cook outs, and youth activities. Visits from police and local officials have been scheduled. Mercer Island’s Emergency Preparedness Officer, Jennifer Franklin ( email@example.com ), helped coordinate this year’s island police and city official visits to interested neighborhoods.
Last year’s participation rate was good, considering it was Mercer Island’s first coordinated National Night Out. Fifteen neighborhoods hosted events in 2008. One community member reported that approximately 30% of households in the Boulevard Place and West Mercer Way area gathered together last year to chat and reacquaint themselves with each other.
The groundwork is laid for an even better National Night Out this year. Neighborhood participation is greater— 8 more neighborhood decided to join in the fun. Hopefully more folks will spend a little time to get to know their neighbors better, rekindle friendships and learn how to keep their neighborhoods safer. The Mercer, a controlled access apartment home community on the island, is encouraging residents to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and take to the street to share an evening together. Cello bags of s’more makings will be passed out by The Mercer to their residents who join in the fun.
It would be great to hear from people who participate in Mercer Island’s Second Annual National Night Out. Please take a moment to post a comment about your experience.
Mercer Island is a great place to live and, as it turns out, a terrific place to play.
KaBoom, a national non-profit group committed to helping promote play through the building of playgrounds, honored Mercer Island, along with 93 other cities, with a spot on their Playful City 2009 list.
Each year, KaBoom creates a list of cities committed to promote play for children in their communities. Playful City USA built a specific agenda for increasing play in a community, and cities honored on their list meet the qualifications outlined on the Playful City webpage.
Children who’d like to be Destination Recreation Explorers can pick up their “passport to recreation” at either the Community Center or Luther Burbank Parks & Recreation Office. By participating in events, classes and activities, plus visiting recreation areas, Explorers can enter a drawing to win a $500 travel package.
Congratulations Mercer Island for being a Playful City!
The Blue Angels will be performing full shows on both Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd. The I-90 bridge will be closed for the shows both days, 12:45pm to 2:40pm. There are open houses scheduled on the island this weekend. Please plan accordingly if you are including open house viewing in your weekend plans.
The open house list for the weekend will be available shortly. I’ll post when it is ready for pick up. Our office is open 10 am to 4 pm, so you can stop by after today’s show or in the morning, before the second bridge closure of the weekend.