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Bothell Housing Update Part One: The Housing Squeeze Edition



For a Day or a Lifetime…

With 12,000 new residents and countless employers in high tech and biotechnology having moved into Bothell in the last decade or so, the community struggles to keep up with the demand for housing.

Our little bedroom community is growing up nicely into a highly sought after area with the renovation of downtown Bothell, walking trails, arts & craft fairs, concerts, highly acclaimed Northshore Schools, and the beloved Country Village.

But this doesn’t all come without growing pains.   Traffic… well we won’t go there.  But we will discuss the future outlook for housing.

The biggest impact to Bothell housing since the market crash has been the lack of construction in the Condo market.  The last Condo (attached) complex built was in 2009.  With the crash of the real estate market, all new condo construction stopped.  No new large complexes have been built in the last 8 years.

This greatly affects affordable housing for the community, especially for first time home buyers.

That is all about to change.  Currently there are 2 large complexes in permit stage.  The first is on Seattle Hill Road with 149 units and 98 town homes are to be built behind Country Village.  An additional 56 unit apartment building is also in permit stage.  This will be the most built in Bothell in the last 9 years.

While this most likely will not be enough to satisfy the demand, it is a good step in the right direction.

Condo prices in Bothell have risen 40% in the last 10 years, even factoring in the market crash, condos are still a good investment.

If you are considering making a move – give us a call.  With 29 years as full time professional Realtors, you can be confident in our knowledge of the real estate market and our community.




Jess and Julie Lyda
RE/MAX NW – Bothell

Next Month: Part Two – New Construction Homes and Plats.

Just Listed in Woodinville $325,000

Just Listed For Sale in Woodinville $325,000

Just Listed For Sale in Woodinville $325,000

With inventory so low you won’t want to miss this one!

  • The perfect starter home in a great neighborhood.
  • Livingroom with wood stove.  
  • Spacious kitchen with eating space.
  • Fully fenced yard.
19935 NE 175th St

Woodinville, Washington WA 98077

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Another Happy 1st Time Home Buyer

Another Happy 1st Time Home Buyer

We just delivered keys to another 1st time Snohomish County home buyer.  Amazingly their total out of pocket purchase costs were only $635.00!

Another Happy 1st Time Home Buyer

They were able to utilize the Washington State Housing Commission grant program for their entire down payment and closing costs.

This is a great program for those that need help with down payment and closing costs.

They put down a $1,000 earnest money deposit with their offer and received $365.00 back at closing!

If you would like to know more about this amazing program, just give us a call.

We have been showing home buyers how to achieve the dream of home ownership for 27 years.  Let us show you how.  Call TODAY! 425-487-3001.


1st Time Home Buyer Amazed at Low Mortgage Payment


For the 2nd time this week we had the thrill of delivering keys to a 1st time home buyer. 

She actually squealed with delight upon hearing the news that her home had closed in escrow!  And that we were on our way to deliver the keys to her new home!

Never imagining she could qualify for a home, she was amazed that not only did she qualify, but that her:


new home payment,

including interest and taxes

would be less that $1,000 per month!


Helping First Time Home Buyers for 27 years.  We have programs for:

  • $0 Zero money down programs

  • Down payment grants

  • Down payment assistance

  • Closing cost assistance

  • Credit Repair


Gina Koehl

Just a phone call away is Gina Koehl

American Pacific Mortgage 425-274-2063.

  •        She can help you get started on the path to home ownership.
  •        If you need directions to improve your credit score – she can help!
  •        Give her a call today!



 Ready to get started?  Call us today!

Jess and Julie Lyda




Another Happy 1st Time Home Buyer

Today we closed a home for another happy 1st time home buyer!  What is amazing is that it only cost them $108.00.  Yes, you read that right!  They were happy to find out they qualified for a down payment grant that provided their entire down payment.  When they made their offer, they included a $2,000 earnest money deposit.  Today they received $1,892.00 back at closing!

First Time Home Buyer It’s time to quit paying rent and buy your own home!  These grant programs are designed specifically for those that make less than $100,000 per year, to encourage homeownership. 

We’ve been showing buyers how to achieve the dream of homeownership for 27 years – let us show you how!  Call us today 425-487-3001.