Headed out the door to go ski and play in the snow with the Windermere Wedgwood office and their annual winter boondoggle – yet before, I do wanted to release an early edition of Fridays with Laura. Welcome to (almost) Friday, let’s sweep; or better yet – let’s listen in…
This week podcast Episodes #18 and #19 came out of editing and are now available to digest when you are good and ready.
Double Down Episode #18 features legal bites with attorney David Daniel – as we picked 5 topics from our Washington State 2020-2021 CORE curriculum. These top 5 “bites” should be (my opinion) at the forefront of our practices within our current competitive environment: Fair Housing; specifically “love letters” + NWMLS Forms revisions in prohibition on sending inspection reports + Buyer’s walk thru provision – what happens if…+ Form 17 – “we don’t do gotcha in my courtroom” story + navigating the escalation addendum; to use or not to use the addenda in getting to mutual acceptance between Buyer & Seller. Yes, it depends.
Episode #19 features the start of a conversation around DADUs (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit) with James Coats from NEST Design | Build, Windermere Eastlake Broker, Terri Smith and Windermere Eastlake Broker, Mackenzie Dickinson. Mackenzie and her husband recently finished the build of a DADU in their backyard. They cut down a plum tree and went all in (and had their first child all in the same time)! Terri has been working with a client in navigating separating a home and DADU into two tax parcels and evaluating bringing them to market separately; or not.
In 2019 the City of Seattle passed new legislation that changed restrictions on ADUs in attempt to make them more attractive to homeowners while addressing the housing affordability predicament our city is in. I’m becoming more curious about this topic and in what we may see more and more of…backyard cottages being sold separately as an affordable option and strong return for Sellers.
What I quickly discovered in recording Episode #19 is that this will most likely be a “Part I” podcast around this topic – PLENTY to unpack and educate ourselves around. We started a conversation around affordability + longevity + value + investment + performance + impact (how this possibly shapes the future of our city).
And wow, what timing for us! Just released just TODAY into our inboxes: 3 clock hours via Seattle King County REALTORS > ADU’s – A Step Towards Housing Affordability in Washington State Seminar 3.12.2020.
*Also, Windermere’s ProDev is working on a 3 hour ADU class right now!*
Podcast editors note (aka, me): a couple items were referenced “on air” as resources and were incorrect in url’s: below are correct!
Thank you David, James, Terri and Mackenzie for your time and willingness to record with me last week! I had an absolute blast. #alwayslearning
Welcome to (almost) Friday. Have a wonderful weekend in productive work + play. Here to help; the ultimate goal. The mountains are calling!
All in, for you. All in, for us.