It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | tax reform + $100M in funding + a crystal ball + computation of time + offices hours + kindness

Ballard + Eastlake + Madison Park + Northgate + Sand Point + Wedgwood


2017 is just about a wrap! Before we put a bow on it and ring in the New Year, let’s sweep this week and prepare for the last of 2017, together. FWL at a glance  for this week > tax reform resource + our city’s announcement of $100 million in affordable housing funding + Matthew Gardner’s 2018 crystal ball + holiday computation of time + our office hours + Sand Point office gets a refresh + Eastlake gets a sneak peek of their new digs! Lots to share in 2018 – can’t wait!

Here we go, let’s sweep this week – we’ll start with a few articles worth shouting out…

City announces $100 million in affordable housing funding.$100 Million in affordable housing investments will create 896 new rental homes, 25 homeownership opportunities, and upgrades to 535 apartments, in 13 Seattle neighborhoods.” Full article.

Matthew Gardner’s 2018 Crystal Ball. Note: posted 12.8.17 – without yet clarity on Tax Reform. More to come from Mr. Gardner on that item.  Full blog post.

Looking for Tax Reform information + resources? Our friends at Keeping Current Matters (KCM) have compiled one spot dedicated to resources for all pertinent details of the tax reform legislation and the potential impact on the residential housing market. As Steve Harney likes to say, “It’s not good news. It’s not bad news. I’m just reporting THE news.”  KCM.

NOte: if you do not have a KCM account, ping me (206.227.7133 or – I’ll get you the full information. *Your office also has Access to this information. steve Harney is the best at bringing “a heart of a teacher” to us and our industry.

Computation of Time | When computing time for purchase and sale agreements, please regard Monday, December 25th as a legal holiday. Christmas is a legal holiday under Washington law.

Today! | Friday, December 22nd | Closing at 3pm

Saturday, December 23rd | 10-2pm (*EL Closed)

Sunday, December 24th | Closed

Christmas Day Closed

Saturday, December 30th | 10-2pm

Sunday, December 31st | 10-2pm

New Year’s Day Closed

Today begins a quick refresh at the Sand Point office. Who knew redoing carpet could create such havoc – although looking forward to the end result! Sand Point brokers, the Wedgwood office + staff are ready to support you. Just walk in or call and let them know how they can help. They are prepped to set your table. You’ll be back at your desk in no time!  Spring cleaning came early for you!

Eastlake brokers – you had the most fantastic Seattle day this week to get a sneak peek at your new digs! We are so excited to welcome you to your new desks in 2018. Grateful you had an opportunity to see why we are so excited to move you dockside on South Lake Union. Oh the fun we will have!

Before signing off for the upcoming holiday – a wish for snow for all – in the form of kindness. Had to share!

#letitsnow #everywhere #peace #joy #wearewindermere

In partnership,

Laura Smith, General Manager | Windermere Real Estate Co.

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Ballard + Eastlake + Madison Park + Northgate + Sand Point + Wedgwood

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