Here’s a link to an informative real estate article published recently by the Mercer Island Reporter. It covers Mercer Island specific stats, and the news is mostly positive. More Mercer Island home sales in 2010 (218) than in 2009 (189). The median home price is well above the Western Washington average, at $834,500. The Mercer Island community experienced over $85 Million worth of home sales during 2010.
The article also discusses the dilemma of getting buyers into unique homes. The beautiful home located at 6021 W Mercer Wy, which may look a bit unconventional from the street, is highlighted. Once potential buyers get out of their cars and approach the home, they are greeted by a peaceful Zen garden. The garden surrounds the home and is visible from almost every window. The kitchen/family room opens to the west-facing deck, which runs the length of the home, and offers filtered views of Lake Washington. “People just need to get inside,” listing broker Diane Rae Jones states in the article.