4 Reasons why you should consider a 15-year mortgage

My husband and I refinanced to a 15-year mortgage about 4 years ago, and I have been shocked to see how fast our principle is going down! Of course, initially I was shocked for a different reason … the new payment was obviously higher than before. It took some adjusting, but I'm so glad we did it. We can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂

Forbes has a great article on the benefits of a 15-year mortgage. You can read it here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2016/08/16/4-reasons-you-should-consider-a-15-year-mortgage-right-now/#4a7e137d45b3


Posted on August 22, 2016 at 6:46 pm
Shannon Woodward | Posted in Uncategorized |

I love my first-time buyers!

It's always fun when I get calls from friends saying, "Want to look at houses?" In this case, it was the son and daughter-in-law of one of my closest friends, Cathy–and friends in their own right. I knew these two back before they were married, and it has been a joy to watch their family grow. Baby number three is on his/her way soon!

Here are pictures of the day of signing and the day I got to hand them their key.

Siging the papers at escrow. Who knew it could be so funny? Taylors

New key 🙂 Taylor key

  Because kitchens should never be empty …

 Taylor basket

Welcome home, Riley!  Taylor Riley

Welcome home, Bhritney!  Taylor Bhritney

Scout approves  Scout approves

  The Taylors! Taylors 1

Love this family! Taylors 2


Posted on July 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm
Shannon Woodward | Posted in Buyers | Tagged

Farlan and Bobbie

I really, really love this couple. Friends before they both lost their spouses, these widowers found a second chance at love and got married in June of this year. Farlan had just turned 90 and Bobbie was 83. He liked to joke that he had robbed the cradle. 🙂

On this day, they came to my husband's retirement from 20 years of pastoring. I was so thankful for their support … and their friendship. I have the loveliest clients!

Clients Dubarry


Posted on July 3, 2016 at 9:24 pm
Shannon Woodward | Posted in Sellers | Tagged

New Listing

Lovely, pristine rambler in wonderfully quiet neighborhood near Jennings Park. Inviting, fully fenced backyard with gorgeous landscaping, covered deck & water-feature is an Eden-like oasis and will be a favorite spot this summer. Seller is amazing woodworker with the shop to prove it (fully insulated; wired 220). Cabinets & 2 closet doors are his handiwork! RV parking w/power, sewer & water hook-up; garden shed; sprinkler system. Over $60k on kitchen addition & custom shop. See it soon!


Posted on June 21, 2016 at 3:14 pm
Shannon Woodward | Posted in Listings, Marysville |

Congratulations, Frank and Katy!

Congratulations Frank and Katy pic

SOLD! 

We sold this home in one day … and for $10,000 over asking price.

My clients had found their gorgeous new home in Whatcom County and called me with the news: “We need to list our house immediately–and have a pending offer within 12 days!” So we worked quickly and made it happen. We were on the market within 24 hours, and by the end of that day my sellers were delighted to receive multiple offers, and happily selected one that was $10,000 over asking price.

If you’re looking to sell, I can help you position your home in the best light and negotiate the highest price for you. And if you’re a buyer, I have strategies to help you win in this competitive market.

$308,000 MLS: 932979

 


Posted on May 27, 2016 at 10:01 pm
Shannon Woodward | Posted in Marysville | Tagged

15 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Washington Should Take

Just a few of the many great hiking trails in our area. 

hike

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/washington/5-mile-hikes-in-wa/


Posted on May 16, 2016 at 6:57 am
Shannon Woodward | Posted in All Around the Sound |

Everett Farmers Market

We had a nice visit this morning at the new site fo the Farmers Market down on the waterfront near Scuttlebutt's. Here's a quick 2 minute look:

 

 

 


Posted on May 16, 2016 at 4:24 am
Shannon Woodward | Posted in All Around the Sound | Tagged

Interesting loft solution

loft design

http://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/stairs-week-solve-old-loft-design-problem.html


Posted on March 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm
Shannon Woodward | Posted in Uncategorized |

Snohomish County Pumpkin Patches

Wait a minute … wasn't it just two months ago that we were all traipsing through the fields hunting pumpkins? This year has flowwwwwn by! 

Here's a list of some great Snohomish County pumpkin patches. And yes, that's my grandson. He was the best little pumpkin in the patch. 🙂


Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkins & Corn Maze
2431 Highway 530 NE, Arlington
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market, picnic area

Bob's Corn & Pumpkin Farm
10917 Elliott Rd, Snohomish
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, bonfire & picnic area, hay rides, pony rides, playground, concessions

Carleton Farm
630 Sunnyside Blvd SE, Lake Stevens
Pumpkin patch, train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm animals, farm market

Craven Farm
13817 Short School Rd, Snohomish
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting, farm animals, snacks & refreshment stand

The Farm at Swans Trail
7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pick your own apples, pig & duck races, petting zoo, putt-putt golf and more

Fairbank Animal Farm & Pumpkin Patch
15308 52nd Ave W, Edmonds
Pumpkins, petting zoo, farm animals, picnic area

Fosters Pumpkin Farm
5818 State Route 530 NE, Arlington
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay bale maze, corn cannon, pre-picked produce, face painting, farm animals, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area

Stocker Farms
8705 Marsh Rd, Snohomish
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, jumping pillow and more

Thomas Family Farm
9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, monster truck rides, haunted house, gem mining, Zombie Safari Paintball Hayride, putt-putt golf and more

 


Posted on October 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm
Shannon Woodward | Posted in All Around the Sound | Tagged , ,

Haven’t you always wanted to live in a home once owned by a famous writer?

Guess what? Judy Blumes' house is for sale! All you have to do is write a check for 2.6 million and move to Massachusetts. 😀

 

 

 


Posted on March 22, 2015 at 4:33 am
Shannon Woodward | Posted in Luxury Homes |