Issaquah, WA Real Estate News

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
I would like to take a moment to thank my clients for nominating me for this award.  The Five Star award is not about the award, it's about my clients' experience. With more than 15 years of negotiation expertise and six years of real estate knowledge, I seek to show my clients that they are my priority. I have lived on the Eastside for a decade and in the Northwest for my entire life, and I love sharing what makes our community so great. I am four-year winner of the Five Star award; exceptional service is my passion! Serving the greater Eastside Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Certified Negotiation Expert Lifetime native of the Northwest! Client centered, service driven My 2012 Five Star Professional online profile. More about the Five Star Process Get an exceptional, hardwork...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
The city of Issaquah is located in the foothills of the Cascades about 15 minutes from Downtown Seattle. Issaquah is nestled between Tiger, Squak and Cougar Mountains; commonly referred to as the Issaquah Alps. Residents enjoy shopping, eating and many of the outdoor activities available to them. Here are some resources if you are considering moving to Issaquah. City of Issaquah Website Issaquah School District Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Issaquah Washington Weekly Housing Statistics You can search for all available homes for sale in Issaquah, specifically Downtown, Tiger Moutain, Talus, Squak Moutain and more. With the search tools on this site you can create alerts and save favorites or become a "Market Insider." Search for Homes in Issaquah Communities / Neighborhoods Downtown Issa...
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By Cyndi Carver, Newcastle & East Renton Specialist
(The Carver Home Team)
  Thank You for Your Business... Unique Closing Gifts for Your Clients A handwritten note is a good start, but sometimes it is just not enough to show your gratitude. I have a client appreciation party annually for all my friends and current and past clients but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about housewarming gifts, a great way to remind your clients that you're there for them, long after the paperwork is done. Okay, I  do admit, they are another way to market yourself to potential clients and their referrals. The following are a few great closing gift ideas your clients will talk about to everyone they know: Decorated Dinnerware – Someone told me about these pottery shops across the country where you can paint ceramic pieces - from little statues to plates and coffee ...
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
Overlooking a nice-sized, gentle cliff at the top of the world, this 3 bedroom home for sale in Cougar Mountain, Issaquah, WA offers up acres of emerald, well-maintained land and limitless miles of stunning panoramas. Magnificent mountain, lakes, and city views stretch out to surround this lovely 3 bedroom home for sale, tucked away at the end of a private road. The owners have recently renovated the property to the tune of $500K, and all utilities are in place. The 3 bedroom home for sale itself occupies over 3,000 beautiful square feet, and the land has potential for the construction of three more large houses. Right now is your chance to snap up this 3 bedroom home for sale in Cougar Mountain, Issaquah, WA at an astonishing sales price, which includes another substantial adjoining l...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Issaquah Home for Sale - Real EstateStately and grand, this storybook Issaquah Craftsman home for sale is nestled at the foot of Squak Mountain on a quiet, dead-end street, minutes from downtown Issaquah. Take in its three airy floors and gleaming hardwoods upon entering, and be effortlessly swept through its thoughtful, privacy-enhancing 4200 square foot layout.This Issaquah home for sale has 6 spacious bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms awaiting family and guests, including a sprawling master suite with royal a 5-piece bath, walk-in closet, and serene private views just for you. A regal gas fireplace anchors the majestic great room, its 22-foot ceilings, and huge windows onto protected greenbelt. The kitchen’s granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and expansive island awaken your inn...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
 Squak Mountain - Issaquah Home for SaleAn idyllic covered front porch watches over the lush corner lot running 11670 sq. ft. in every direction. Out back, a sprawling resort deck stretches to the far corners of the 3,000 sq ft home offering sunbathers Lake Sammamish views and cool mountain vistas. With 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, the commanding 2-story Squak Mountain Issaquah home for sale offers a favored life with a complete remodel in 2007. Plush carpeting is a barefoot wonder, burnished hardwoods are rich and warm, high-energy efficient windows have a quiet beauty and designer light fixtures add a touch of elegance.  The top chef kitchen displays canyons of granite countertops, upscale cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances all shiny and bright. An enormous glass plate win...
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By Cyndi Carver, Newcastle & East Renton Specialist
(The Carver Home Team)
Here is Issaquah's Market Insider's Report as of the End of June, 2012 as found on my website powered by Market Leader. The data on this page is consolidated from multiple sources and includes current listings, recent sales, and more. Whether you're a buyer or seller, the knowledge you gain will help put you in control of your real estate transactions. Become a Market Insider and get FREE access to valuable market data! Contact me anytime to discuss how this information can benefit you. In addition, get a market analysis of your property, information of the local community and schools!  Price Trends - Sold vs. Listed   The median list price in July for single family homes in Issaquah is $575,000. The list prices increased by 1.32% from the previous month. The price per square foot for l...
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
The 2 bedroom home for sale in Issaquah is situated in the midst of Tiger Mountain, Cougar Mountain and Squak Mountain. Living in this 2 bedroom home for sale in Issaquah offers you great opportunity to celebrate the Salmon Days Festival and The Issaquah Farmers Market. The community is warm and welcome and the surroundings are breathtaking. This area provides a lot of outdoor activities. Not far from the 2 bedroom home for sale one can enjoy hiking trails, bike trails, boating, swimming, water skiing, bird watching and wild life viewing. Lake Sammamish State Park is just a few miles away from this 2 bedroom home for sale in Issaquah and is situated around a lake. The park provides deciduous forest and wetland vegetation as well as the largest freshwater beach in the greater Seattle ar...
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Coming soon to the Issaquah Sammamish Plateau, Klahanie, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2150 square feet under $450,000.   This well maintained home has refinished hardwood floors, updated paint, Hardieplank siding, Air Conditioning just to mention a few of the great features.    This home will be move in ready and has a fully fenced backyard. Located in a popular neighborhood it will likely sell quickly.  We are currently scheduled to hit the market the week of April 16th  For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Dan Tabit.    
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By viewing countless homes with listing agents, assuming you as the buyer(s) aren't walking around with your mouths duct-taped shut, you risk divulging information which "could" be used against you should you decide to later purchase any of those homes.  In Washington State, when you meet with the listing agent as a buyer, the listing agent is bound by a legal duty to the seller - unless you have a written "dual agency" agreement which states that the real estate agent is in fact representing both the seller and buyer (more on that another time). With this said, "legally speaking," the listing agent is required by the state licensing law to divulge to anyone viewing the home that they represent the seller. But in "real life" it is all too easy for this not to happen as it should, due t...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
This Weeks Local Market Conditions for Issaquah, WA Bookmark this page to keep track of real estate market conditions in Issaquah. View median price, inventory, days on market and more. Median Listing price continues to slide and market activity is down. Buyers should find some good deals in the coming weeks Sign up NOW for this week's local market conditions.Find out: How do actual selling prices compare to listing prices in my neighborhood? How many homes in my neighborhood are selling? How many unsold homes are in my neighborhood? What is the average days on market for the homes in my neighborhood? Get your own personalized Market Snapshot HERE! Frames not supported   issaquah Market Action Index The Market Action Index answers the question "How's the Market?" By measuring the curren...
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By Brian Leavitt
(The Eastside Real Estate Team)
March roars in like a lion with early snow and home sales at a fast pace but prices continue their slow decline. Home sales have been exceeding new inventory for several weeks now which is leading to shorter market times. Since this is a Buyer's market, prices are not yet moving higher as excess inventory is consumed. However, if the supply and demand trend continues, the market will move towards balance and we will likely to see upward pressure on pricing.   Part of the move to a more balanced market is buyers realizing how great a time it is to buy. Right now with rates continuing at historic lows, home are extremely affordable. For many buyers the mortgage payment is less expensive then renting a comparable home.   Many home owners are refinancing to take advantage of these extremely...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Just Listed on the Issaquah/Sammamish Plateau. Quiet cul-de-sac location with the community part just a few steps away. One owner home well maintained with recently upgraded Roof, Windows and insulation package. Dan & Elsie Tabit | Northstone Real Estate inc. | (206) 310-8629 24415 SE 46th Ct, Issaquah, WA One owner home with 50 year roof, new windows, carpet and cute as can be. Located on a cul-de-sac with a community park. 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $458,800 Year Built 1988 Sq Footage 2,150 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 6,533 sqft HOA/Maint $15 per month DESCRIPTION One owner home lovingly maintained in desirable Hunters Ridge. New carpet, windows, 50 year roof & located on a cul-de-sac with the neighborhood park just steps...
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By Katie Munoz
(Moving Forward Inc)
Declutter in Issaquah Washington.  Do you find that you have things piling up in your home, but you just don’t want to take the time to declutter your home?We all feel that way sometimes.  And why is it that buying things and putting them into our homes is so much more enticing than taking things out of our homes?  Can’t donating be as fulfilling?  Yes, it can!I want to share one donating experience that knocked my socks off.  My company, Moving Forward, helps people declutter in Issaquah, Washington.  My client realized she wasn’t likely to ever move back to Washington.  However, she still had all the furnishings for a 1-bedroom apartment in storage in Issaquah.  She just wanted us to ship a few items back to her on the East Coast and get rid the rest, so she didn’t have to pay storage...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Sales of waterfront homes in Issaquah were up more than one fifth in 2011, signalling a strengthening of the market for Issaquah waterfront homes. A total of 28 homes were sold on waterfront property in Issaquah in the past year, five more than in 2010.  Also significantly up were the number of high-end, luxury waterfront homes. Ten million-dollar-plus homes were sold in 2011, including four multi-million dollar waterfront homes.  This was more than double the four million-dollar homes sold in 2010.
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report Condos for Issaquah, Washington2011 Market Report Condos for Issaquah, WashingtonIssaquah real estate and politics were on a lot of peoples minds this last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends.Issaquah real estate activity was slow but picking up last year, based on the available information and experience of the Phil Leng Team. We have sold many homes this past year, with an average market time of 49 days.However the overall statistics for Issaquah are sobering. Which of these two categories do you want to be in? The red category, or the green category? If you use The Phil Leng Team to sell your property this year, we will help you get into the sold category.  Let's go Green!The trend of median sold prices in Issaquah is droppin...
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By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
$230,000Clean, cute & full of personality! This updated home enjoys privacy & location. Updated kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances. Charming dining room. Remodeled bathroom w/ maple cabinet, kohler fixtures & custom hardware. Lower level has 2nd bedroom or den & large utility area. Newer carpeting throughout. Newer vinyl windows. Enjoy the private deck, garden in the large yard or just sit and watch the trees change color! Historic Issaquah is only a short walk away. This is a special place.Click here to see all photos and all detailsSearch All homes in the region at http://www.clickbellinghamhomes.com/Chris FarkasListing courtesy of Keller Williams Western Realty
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report for Issaquah, Washington2011 Market Report for Issaquah, WashingtonReal estate was on a lot of peoples minds this last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends.I would characterize Issaquah real estate activity as brisk and picking up based on the experiences of the Phil Leng Team. We have sold many homes in this past year, with an average market time of 49 days!However the overall statistics for Issaquah are sobering. Which of these two categories do you want to be in? The red category, or the green category? The Phil Leng Team will help you sell your property this year, we will get you into the sold category!The trend of median sold prices in Issaquah is obscure from this next graph. The median price appears to have held somewhat s...
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By Katie Munoz
(Moving Forward Inc)
The very first paying customer I had, we’ll call her Fran, was physically disabled and a hoarder.  She had every horizontal surface piled at least 6 inches deep and two rooms piled to the ceiling with paths.  Of the two sofas in the living room, there was sufficient space for her to park her fanny on only one sofa.  I had to kneel on the carpet in a pathway. As we worked together, she needed to touch every last item in that house and it took forever and then some.  At one point, she had me sorting out paperclips by size and by whether they were plastic or metal.  I reminded her how much she was paying me and did she really want me sorting paperclips?  She said ,“Yes”; it was important to her.   In the beginning, we cleared off the coffee table.  We threw out what she thought was trash a...
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By Brian Leavitt
(The Eastside Real Estate Team)
You could be bringing your credit score down without realizing it.  The main factors considered in creating your credit score is whether you pay your credit cards and bills on time but some factors that can shave points from your score are not as obvious and not as well known. They include: * Ordering several new credit card accounts in a short period of time. Maybe you're just taking advantage of low-interest offers, but to credit scorers, it looks bad.  Better yet, avoid credit cards altogether. * Transferring a balance to a new card, and then closing the old card account. It's OK to transfer the balance, but keep the old account open.   If you close it, you won't have as much total credit and your credit-utilization ratio will increase.   The amount of debt you have is calculated for...
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