Built Green homes in West Seattle – High Point feature (new and resale)

As High Point’s only resident REALTOR I wanted to give a quick update. Summer, what we had of it, is winding down and the kids are headed back to school. There have been a lot of sales in High Point. Polygon is selling new homes on Bataan and Morgan streets, and there are a lot of resales that have changed hands. Unfortunately most of them are distressed and are either listed as a short sale or end up as REO, Real Estate Owned by the lender.

What’s for sale right now? Click here to see current High Point homes for sale
Report as of 9:15 am Thursday September 1st. Some homes currently being marketed for sale require lender approval (short sale). Ask for details. Want to see a home for sale? Don’t have an agent? Call or text me at 206.280.5198.

Unfortunately many of the homes being listed for sale are short sales. This does affect values throughout the community.

What’s pending (almost sold) right now?
Click here to see pending sales in High Point

What’s been sold in the last six months?
Click here to see sold homes in High Point

High Point newsletter QR code

Scan to view a copy of my High Point Real Estate Update, dated 8/25/2011, by scanning thie QR Code using the reader on your mobile device:

What makes High Point so great?
Well, first of all, it is in West Seattle. I have lived in West Seattle since 1997. And I won’t leave. It has everything I need so I don’t actually have to leave at all, which is nice. And for when I do want to pop downtown for a night out, pick up someone at the airport, or go mall-hopping at Southcenter, all of that is within 15 minutes (using the West Seattleites travel tips, which I am happy to share).

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to buy a brand new home in a Built Green Certified Community right in my own neighborhood. I had lived within a mile of this location for ten years, and watched the development of this community over that time with great interest. When I took a property tour in April 2007 I wasn’t looking for a new home and had no intention of moving – but what I found in High Point made me put my house on the market almost immediately, and the sale of our home on 18th Ave SW and the purchase of our townhome on SW Raymond all managed to squeek through right at the beginning of the real estate market fallout. We feel lucky that we managed to get moved and settled without any hassle.The utilities are underground so the views are not impeded by anything…but trees. And I like trees. The old trees in High Point were saved during redevelopment and they *make* this neighborhood. There are great views of downtown, sunrise, sunset, trails in the woods, access to Camp Long and the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail all within walking distance.For the developer-identified benefits of living in High Point in West Seattle, check out these High Point Highlights.

Explaining Green versus Traditional Real Estate
To be clear, as a Washington licensed real estate broker I represent all types of property, not just what is considered “green”. But to explain, this means I have countless hours or additional training to help people identify green real estate (healthy homes), which is especially valuable to those who have chemical sensitivities, asthma, or allergies. My designations include Earth Advantage® Broker, EcoBroker Certified®, and Built Green® Certified Professional: Real Estate Broker.

When it comes to West Seattle, especially High Point, I am the healthy homes expert. And now we have brand new homes under construction on SW Graham Street by Polygon Homes. If you would like to follow the progress of these new homes on Facebook, there’s a public photo album on my Profile called New Green Homes in High Point that I update with my camera phone when out walking the dog.

If you are considering a move to West Seattle…
Call me. Or email me. Or send me a message on Facebook or Twitter. I know the Westside inside and out and can answer any questions you may have about what it is like living here. Just know you will get biased answers – because it is clear that I love it here!And check out my cool green lifestyle coaching page on Facebook, Westside Green Living with Wendy.

Wendy Hughes-Jelen, Voice/Fax 206.686.HOME (4663)
Known for being green and wearing pink

Passionate | Animated | Witty | Negotiator | Coach | Truth teller | Community builder | Animal lover | MINI Cooper driver | Handbell ringer

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