Issaquah, WA Real Estate News

By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
Celebrating the annual return of the salmonto our streams and downtown hatchery. The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, presented by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, is the annual celebration of the returning salmon to our lakes, streams and historic downtown hatchery. This two day event, held annually the first full weekend in October, draws more than 150,000 people from around the Pacific Northwest region.Enjoy a full weekend of salmon spawning action, hatchery thrills and exhibits, streets lined with artists and craftspersons, delicious Foods of the World, the amazing Grande Parade, annual sporting events, live entertainment, the kids' favorite Field of Fun, lots of free events and activities, and much more!SALMON DAYS '007Spawn. Just Spawn.October 6 & 7, 2007 10am - 6pm DailyFree Admi...
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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
For Single Family Homes (not condos)Area 500 (South Bellevue/Issaquah) median prices were down -4.26% Last month in July this area's median prices were up almost 11%. YOY listing inventory was up 40.86% and PENDINGS were down 32.17%LISTINGS: 493 (2007) vs. 350 (2006) +40.86%(Last month there were 469 listings)PENDINGS: 97 (2007) vs. 143 (2006) -32.17%MEDIAN: $669,000 (2007) vs. 698,800 (2006) -4.26%Statistics compilied from, but not publised by the NWMLSBy Greg PerryEastside Realtorwww.425realty.com
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By Ben Kinney, The Home4Investment Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Issaquah homes, like Issaquah itself, are becoming increasingly desirable.  The close-nit community, convenient location, and welcoming atmosphere make Issaquah homes the perfect place to live. The affordability of Issaquah homes makes them some of the most desirable housing in the region.  In July of 2007, nearby Bellevue's median home price was approximately $699,000, Sammamish's was $765,000, and Redmond's was $625,000.  The median price of Issaquah homes in that same time period, however, was only $489,000 - hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper than houses in neighboring towns, and yet only a few minutes away.  The town's location is one of Issaquah's many perks.  Close to the big cities as well as nature, everyone is just minutes away from their dream environment.   Technology ...
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By Ben Kinney, The Home4Investment Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Issaquah condominiums are some of the hottest real estate on the market.  The great location and affordability make Issaquah condominiums more popular everyday. Most Issaquah condominiums are located at the southern end of Lake Sammmish, just minutes away from Interstate 90.   Living in this neighborhood has several benefits.  First, residents are just a quick drive from the busiest cities in the state.  Microsoft employees are a short drive from the corporation's 300-acre campus in Redmond, shoppers will be in heaven at upscale Bellevue Square, and urbanites of every kind will love being so close to Seattle.The low cost of Issaquah condominiums leaves plenty of money for commuting, shopping, and playing in the city.   With prices starting in the low $200,000's, Issaquah condominiums ar...
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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
Seven week averages:  Absorption rates for NWMLS area 500 (Bellevue/Issaquah, South of I90)All price ranges below $600,000 are showing a SELLER weighted markets.  Between $300k and $400k is only 5.9 weeks of inventory.  The price range between $400 and $500k has 8.4 weeks of inventory and $500 - $600k has 9.3 weeks of inventory.Price ranges between $700k  and all the way to $1,500,000 shows a balanced market with nice sales activity in all price ranges.  With 16 listings over $2,500,000 there has not been a sale in the last 7 weeks. Greg Perry, Eastside Realtorwww.425realty.coomgregperry@working-for-you.com
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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
Friday's Did You Know?  Lake Sammamish Frozen!By Brian Perry, Eastside RealtorThis Friday's did you know, should be titled could you imagine!   Back in 1950 Lake Sammamish froze completely through.  on January 29, 1950 after a week of temperatures around 10 degrees below zero and over a month of temperatures never above freezing, Lake Sammamish froze solid...5" of frozen ice in the center!Harriet Fish, an Issaquah resident and Author of the book "This was Issaquah" recalls building bonfires at the lakes edge so families could ice skate, and play hockey on Lake Sammamish. For further reading on this amazing winter, click here!
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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
Issaquah will finally get a hospital.Brian PerryEastside RealtorSo here it comes, the city of Issaquah will finally get a hospital.It has been a drawn out battle between the Washington State Department of Health, Swedish and the people of the plateau.  Here is the history of the situation... in June of 2004 Swedish Hospital submitted a formal Certificate-of-Need application to the Washington State Department of Health to build a hospital.  WSDOH denied the application in 2005 despite the fact smaller communities have hospitals and they had just a approved a new hospital for Gig Harbor.  This stimulated the residents of Issaquah / Sammamish into action.  They flooded the state with over 500 letters and strong showing at public hearings in support of a community hospital.  In january of t...
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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
 Did you know that Before Microsoft and Costco,  and after Issaquah's mining, lumber and farming days that  Boeing was the first major employer in the city of Issaquah.  As a matter of fact the Boeing Company's first wooden seaplane was made by employees from Issaquah and had her maiden launch from Lake Sammamish, at the northern edge of downtown Issaquah.By Brian PerryEastside Realtorwww.425realty.com
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By Greg & Brian Perry, Working-for-you
(Windermere Real Estate N.E.)
An Amazing Eastside RemodelBy Greg PerryEvery once in awhile I run across an absolutely stunning remodel of an older home.  For me, it's fun to see older floor plans reworked and the latest amenities installed.  This remodel is from my client (and computer repair and maintenance technician) Loren Campbell.  I'll let the photo's speak for themselves.Before photos (click on the photos to expand): And the amazing "after" shots! Garrett Marr, (who has done a lot of work on my home), did the remodel work on this beauty. Because we're so active in the market place, if you're looking for an oustanding service provider, give us a call.  We'll refer you to the best!  www.425realty.com
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