Fave Lifestyles

Where to find a Rambler or a planned community for the over 55 lifestyles.
Or shall we call it? “Where to live? Where my knees won’t hurt!

This past week I was out showing homes to a client who is in search of a Rambler to move to. If you have had the experience lately to go looking for that “one level living” here in the northwest, you know how frustrating it can be. The Inventory of homes to sell in the Northwest continues to be very low. We have at most a one-month supply to sell.

If you are a Seller in this market and have one level, or as we call it a Rambler in the 1500-2400 square foot size, you should talk to me. Sellers are watching the HGTV channel & they are looking at what Buyers want. In doing so, they are maximizing the ultimate selling price of their home. Side by side a home that has these features will sell for 10 to 25% higher.

  • fresh new paint, inside and out
  • the roof is new if it has less than 5years of life left
  • freshly painted front door & inviting setting to greet people
  • Updated light fixtures inside and out
  • Trim package with current interior door styles
  • Kitchens with shinny appliances
  • Countertops of granite or quartz
  • Flooring that is either new carpet or wood flooring (laminates work too)
  • Neutral color palette
  • Repair of things that don’t work

Where do you find the 55plus communities in the Northwest or elsewhere? You will find some information on ActiveAdultLiving.com

ActiveAdultLiving.com was first launched in 1998. The site was conceived as a means of providing individuals, aged 55 and up, with information regarding age-restricted “active adult” communities. In its earliest stages, the directory contained just 200 community listings, but as the project grew, ActiveAdultLiving.com quickly became a premier source of information on adult living communities throughout the United States.

Where to find a Rambler
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SRES or The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is REALTORS® who are certified to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties.

Contact me at Teresa.barthol@exprealty.com and I will show you communities in the Northwest like Trilogy in Redmond. Recently took my client to Trilogy to view five wonderful homes, all Ramblers, and all in a beautifully planned community.

If you are not interested in a planned community, we can find many Ramblers that are being newly built today in the outskirts of the Seattle area.

For the economically minded we have communities like Bothell 55+ Manufactured home communities or Everett. Marysville has new construction Ramblers in the low $400’s. Mount Vernon as well.

Many affordable rental apartments newly built in Snohomish & Marysville; Everett offers smaller unit apartments for as low as $1200. For 55+ with income qualifications.

It is my goal to find the right Lifestyle community that meets the needs and financial goals for clients transitioning in the 3rd & 4th quarters of our lives.

Reach out to me at 425-876-9552, it would be my pleasure to chat with anyone about Senior Living options here or across the United States. Find me also at www.lifestylestolive.com or Teresa.barthol@exprealty.com

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

Call on my expertise in Real Estate to help you fulfill your dreams today!

Teresa Barthol

Teresa Barthol

Realtor - Managing Broker



Teresa Barthol


Teresa Barthol -Managing Broker with eXp Realty Seattle.  Brings 22 plus years’ experience to consult with clients about real estate in the 3rd and 4th quarters of their lives. .  With longevity in Real Estate Teresa loves to share her optimistic problem solving skills, creative out of the box thinking along with her enthusiasm for great outcomes. “Believe,” she will say, your desires in life will be realized. Teresa focuses on Lifestyles to Live within the four walls you call home.

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