Issaquah, WA Real Estate News

By Brian Leavitt
(The Eastside Real Estate Team)
Yesterday I was delighted to receive a call from a stager friend of mine, Rebecca Henderson of Alabaster Staging.. Rebecca:  Brian, I have a problem.  I am teaching a staging class this afternoon and the house we were going to stage just canceled. Brian:  Tell me more. Rebecca:  I have twenty students and we need a home to stage.  We will go through the home room by room, stage the entire home.  No cost to you or your client. Brian:  It's your lucky day.  I am listing a home this afternoon at 2:00 PM and I have the most delightful seller in the world.  Let me give them a call.  Brian, Calling back:  See you at the home 2:30 PM. So at 2:30 the coolest thing ever.  Rebecca and Brandi Cernohlavek with 20+ of their students show up and start going through the home room by room.  What a blas...
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By Dave Caraway, Dedicated to Results!!!
(Skyline Properties)
Home prices in Issaquah WA 98029 Homes for Sale in Issaquah WA 98029 Inventory levels   Home listing prices continue to rise as the number of home listing for sale in Issaquah WA 98075 continue to decrease. Understand the difference between "listing prices" (what sellers are asking for) and "sold prices" (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you'll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated based on the market activity each month. Never hesitate to contact Dave with any real estate questions.   Homes for Sale in Issaquah WA 98029  The chart above tells the story of both the declining number of homes for sale in Issaquah WA 98075 and it breaks down the types of homes that are for sale each month...
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Well, it was certainly touch and go for a while, but the median sale prices for condos in Issaquah continued to increase at a steady clip in 2013.   Despite a seasonal dip in prices last January & February, the median condo price in Issaquah for December increased a whopping 45% over the same month in 2012, to $276,000 - up from a median of $191,000.     The median list price hasn’t dropped below $200,000 since January of 2013 - and the average median for the entire year was approximately $234,000. So, with the relative tight inventory - especially for condos in the ever-popular neighborhood like the Issaquah Highlands and Klahanie, it’s likely prices will continue to rise in 2014.   As Issaquah home and condo owners are well aware, there was a literally “glut” of condos on the market i...
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By Dave Caraway, Dedicated to Results!!!
(Skyline Properties)
Open house 12-4 pm in the Klahanie neighborhood of Issaquah WA 98029 Don't miss out on the opportunity to view any of these Klahanie neighborhood homes. Additional information on the Klahanie community, schools and home values. Open houses for this weekend. Please contact Dave Caraway to schedule a private viewing of the home or for any additional information on real estate, 425-890-2728 call or text.   Never hesitate to contact me with any real estate questions. Dave Caraway Skyline Properties Managing Broker 425-890-2728 www.DaveCaraway.com Dave@DaveCaraway.com   Why live in the Klahanie neighborhood of Issaquah, Wa 98029?           The Klahanie neighborhood of Issaquah WA, 98029 is located is on Klahanie Drive, on the Sammamish Plateau. Klahanie is just 20 minutes from Seattle and wi...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(NextHome Experience)
  Lovely 1 Bedroom Single Level, Ground Floor Condo just closed Escrow in the Arrington Place Condominium Community of Issaquah. Located just off Front Street and minutes to downtown Issaquah, I-90, shopping, dining and more, this Short Sale opportunity was quickly snapped up! Listed for $105,000, the unit ultimately sold for the FHA approved short sale price of $110,000. Marketing and successfully negotiating short sales always brings a unique satisfaction upon closing.
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By John
(Green City Window and Door)
Replacing your windows can be one of your home's most attractive features and can also provide you with convenient ventialtion, ease of use, superior natural light, and cleaning convenience not found in older windows. Window Replacement Issaquah Green City Window and Door If you have an older home or have inefficient windows you could be throwing 30% of your heating and cooling dollars out the window, literally. On average, the owner could expect to recoup approximately 69% upon the sale of the home when replacing their older windows with new energy efficient windows. Window Replacement Issaquah Green City Window and Door http://www.greencitywindow.com  We are a General Contractor with over 45 years of experience in the building trades specializing in replacng residential windows & doo...
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By John
(Green City Window and Door)
Replacing your windows can be one of your home's most attractive features and can also provide you with convenient ventialtion, ease of use, superior natural light, and cleaning convenience not found in older windows. Window Replacement Issaquah Green City Window and Door If you have an older home or have inefficient windows you could be throwing 30% of your heating and cooling dollars out the window, literally. On average, the owner could expect to recoup approximately 69% upon the sale of the home when replacing their older windows with new energy efficient windows. Window Replacement Issaquah Green City Window and Door http://www.greencitywindow.com  We are a General Contractor with over 45 years of experience in the building trades specializing in replacng residential windows & doo...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
A lot of the Pacific Northwest was first settled in the early to mid 1800’s and the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850 inspired many settlers to come here for free, then cheap land. Coal and timber would drive Washington's economy from the 1860's. Coal was discovered in Issaquah in 1862 along the Squak River, known to indigenious peoples as "Is-qu-ah."  Click on the photo for larger view. The settler's European ears heard 'Is-qu-ah' as Squak. Through the years the area would have many names from Squak to Gilman (Daniel Gilman, an early and ambitious settler) to Olney. The city incorporated as Gilman in 1892, but in 1895 the people voted to rename the city (to honor its origins) and with an anglican morph on the Salish word it became Issaquah. I rediscovered this wonderful mural "Issaquah L...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I discovered another Richard Beyer sculpture in downtown Issaquah this week. It's titled, The Linda Ruehle Bench. It's a life size tribrute of the late beloved City Clerk, Linda Ruehle, across East Sunset Way from City Hall. Rich Beyer (1925 - 2012) is probably best known for his 1979 sculpture “People waiting for the Interurban” in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. It depicts a group of six people and a dog waiting for the Interurban Railway. Rich Beyer is one of my favorite sculptors. I love his work, it always embraces the spirit, history and story of the community, often with whimsy and humor. The bench here sits a top stacks of city ordinance books. You'll find Beyer’s public pieces which are mostly cast aluminum in several locations around the Pacific Northwest in ...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(NextHome Experience)
Affordable Issaquah Condo in Arrington Place at 700 Front St S Just Listed! Affordable AND Adorable 1 BR 1 BA main floor unit in Arrington Place. Low dues, just $198/month and no rental cap make this unit a great choice for Investors in addition to Owner Occupants. Common areas include Fitness Center, Patio, Clubhouse, Hot Tub and lots of surrounding nature on 5+ acres   Located just minutes to Downtown Issaquah Offered at $105,000 as a Short Sale subject to Lienholder approval  
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
The most recent data for home sales in Issaquah points to a market that is on a healthy path to recovery.  As sales continue to rise and marketing times shrink, home prices are showing year-over-year appreciation that we haven't seen in over 6 years. The median price of a house sold in Issaquah in April was $530,000.  That number bumped up from March's median of $504,500, a 5 percent increases.  We usually see increasing prices as late spring and summer real estate sales pick up, but the long-term trend shows more than just a cyclical gain. The median price of an Issaquah house just one year ago was $467,500.  During the last 12 month period, the local market saw a 13.4 percent gain in median prices, a very healthy year-over-year increase.   This certainly doesn't mean that every home i...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
The Issaquah Highlands   For the last week, I have been touring the Issaquah Highlands neighborhood, looking at homes and condos, eating at restaurants, and driving by all the parks and schools.   Lunch at Zeeks Pizza   The Highlands are one of the first sustainable communities to be developed.  Every home is within walking distance to parks, trails, shops, and restaurants.  There are many places to park your bike, and a transit center is located very convieniently off a main road, so residents can take advantage of public transportation.     One thing I noticed is a ton of construction, and not just new houses getting built, but also lots of new businesses.  A trip into Blakely Hall showed me an interesting grid with the plans for all the new stores and restaurants.     The Issaquah Hi...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Silent Sunday, Look UP near Poo Poo Point in Issaquah WA       Driving south through Issaquah Front Street becomes the Issaquah Hobart Road.  Between Squak Mountain and Tiger Mountain there is a place called Poo Poo Point.  It’s a high hill with a bald spot you can see from a distance.  If you look closely around the top of the hill you notice something in the air.  Actually on a clear sunny day you can see many something’s buzzing around this hill.  While driving by, look up and you’ll see anywhere from one to thirty brave souls flying through the air on silk wings.   
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By Jirius Isaac, Real Estate & loans in Kenmore, WA
(Isaac Real Estate &TriStar Mortgage)
This 2 Bedroom 2 Bath pre-foreclosure Condo in Summerhill Village in Issaquah with its own Garage is an end unit on the ground floor with a patio as well is located close to town & I-90 access for work. Enjoy your private patio or go to the adjoining play park. This 2 Bedroom 2 Bath pre-foreclosure Condo in Summerhill Village in Issaquah with its own Garage is wheelchair accessible & features wide doorways, white millwork, 9 ft ceiling & tall windows. The inviting kitchen with eating bar includes all necessary appliances. The master suite has a walk in closet with a very nice closet system for organizing your clothes.        
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A newly built double story 4 bedroom home for sale in Issaquah, WA is expected to attract a great deal of interest and an early viewing is recommended. In fact, this newly built double story 4 bedroom home for sale is a former model home. Located in sought-after Downtown Issaquah, this newly built double story 4 bedroom home for sale has been fitted to a high standard. It was constructed in 2007 and was last sold in December 2008 for $499,500. The newly built double story 4 bedroom home for sale is a single family property that offers 2,750 square feet of living space. It is nicely situated on a lot of approximately 4,125 square feet. The newly built double story 4 bedroom home for sale in Issaquah, WA has been carefully designed and fitted out to meet all the needs and expectations of...
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
A charming Bavarian-style home for sale with 5 acre lot in Issaquah, WA is likely to attract a great deal of interest in a friendly neighborhood. This home for sale with 5 acre lot is an appealing character property in a secluded location, with its own self-contained mother-in-law unit. An early viewing of this wonderful home with 5 acre lot is recommended to avoid disappointment. Built in 1970, this home for sale with 5 acre lot in Issaquah, WA is a much loved property and the present owners have lived in here for over 30 years. The home for sale with 5 acre lot measures about 3,020 square feet, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a laundry room. There is a fireplace as well as forced air heating in this home for sale with 5 acre lot, and mature trees surround the home property, o...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Issaquah Real Estate - Home Values Are you thinking of selling your Issaquah home?  Would you like to find out what your home is currently worth in todays market?  Inventory is down, prices are up.  Simply fill out the easy to use form below to tell us about your home.  We will provide you with a free online house valuation to help you determine if now is the time for you to sell your home. By entering your address, we will provide you with instant access to: What homes have recently sold in Issaquah. How Issaquah's selling prices compare to listing prices. How fast homes are selling right now in Issaquah. How these trends affect you. The Kevin Meyer Group of John L Scott Real Estate can and will supply you with the most accurate and up to date value of your Issaquah home.  We are Realt...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
And I thought my car was a mess! My postings are a little slim lately. I've been in the field a lot and teaching classes. Yesterday I drove up to Issaquah to meet with Susan Edwards and Jenny Clausen, two of our account managers on the Eastside. We met at Starbucks on NW Gilman Blvd to talk about client needs and brainstorm some marketing, technology, and education ideas. Issaquah is a beautiful town just south of Lake Sammamish and tucked up next to the Cascade foothills. As part of the Eastside, it's mostly upscale and an easy commute to Seattle and just a few minutes to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland to Microsoft, Google, Costco HQ, T Mobile, etc. etc. This Starbucks is one of my favorites. It's huge, cozy, and there's a lot of nooks to meet in with plenty of power outlets for your tech...
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By Brian Leavitt
(The Eastside Real Estate Team)
  With inventory low and buyer interest high I am seeing a surprising increase in the number of showings and offers on my listings.  Last Friday I listed a beautiful home in Lake Ridge in Klahanie and was stunned to see buyers literally lined up to the street.   This is an indication of the pent up demand for quality housing in our market place.  With interest rates at record lows and prices remaining low demand is extremely high.  In 30+ years as a real estate broker I have never seen this kind of market frenzy.   Right now it is time to watch for a market shift with prices finally starting to rise.  As indicated in the Market Action index, we are moving into a sellers market.   The Market Action Index answers the question "How's the Market?" by measuring the current rate of sale versu...
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By Anthony Gilbert, Real Estate SEO
Klahanie Homes For Sale in Issaquah Klahanie is a popular planned community near Issaquah, Washington. Klahanie homes range in price from the upper $300’s to the low $600’s depending on the location within the community and the square footage - available homes for sale in Klahanie typically range from approximately 1500 to 3200 square feet. Search Klahanie Homes For Sale   How Many Homes Have Sold in Klahanie? In 2012, the Issaquah housing market recovered quite substantially, and Klahanie played a big role in that recovery, with homes selling at a rapid pace - many homes sold in only a matter of days, and multiple offers were not uncommon.     Few Homes for Buyers to Choose From As shown in the chart above, 86 homes sold in Klahanie in 2012. The median selling prices were between $340,...
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