Issaquah, WA Real Estate News

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Home Sales Report for Issaquah WA. Median list price is $530,000 with a median sold price of $500,000. The 335 properties that have been on the market for an average of 198 days.With inventory trending up but days-on- market trending down and the Market Action Index essentially flat recently, conditions do not seem to have strong up or down pull. Supply & Demand - The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands neighborhoods we have still seen relatively strong sales.       As of 4/26/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issa...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $527,000 the median sales price was 637,500 with 322 properties that have been on the market for an average of 198 days. Demand measured by the Market Action Index is increasing and days-on- market is trending downward. Even as more properties come available, these are positive trends for the market. Supply & Demand - TThe market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands Neighborhoods we have seen relatively strong sales as home sales have been exceeding new inventory for several weeks.  As of 4/11/10 here are the real estate home sales s...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $526,000 the median sales price was 519,998 with 319 properties that have been on the market for an average of 218 days. With inventory trending up but days-on- market trending down and the Market Action Index essentially flat recently, conditions do not seem to have strong up or down pull. Supply & Demand - The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands Neighborhoods we have seen relatively strong sales as home sales have been exceeding new inventory for several weeks. As of 4/05/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $526,00 with 330 properties that have been on the market for an average of 214 days. Demand measured by the Market Action Index is increasing and dayson- market is trending downward. Even as more properties come available, these are positive trends for the market. Supply & Demand - The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands Neighborhoods we have seen relatively strong sales as home sales have been exceeding new inventory for several weeks.    ISSAQUAH Real Estate Market Median Price Subscribe to my ISSAQUAH Market Intelligence r...
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By Ken Crotts, Combining Experience and Innovation
(eXp Realty)
Booking an airline flight is an exercise in the trade offs in value. For those who are value conscious they can fly stand by and get the least certainty of achieving their goal of arriving at their destination on time. In the middle of the value spectrum is coach where your seat is (relatively) assured, but service is minimum, and your experience in flight is not a high priority. At the top pf the cost spectrum is first class where you get top priority in seating, comfort, and in flight experience. The customer booking the flight makes their choice and gets the experience they pay for. Now imagine all the seats are the same price. What class would you fly? This is the world of real estate. If you are looking to hire a full service agent are you going to be flying stand by or first clas...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Loan Modification program to get one more year. In a press release sent out yesterday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency the administration has determined that due market conditions they will extend the current Home Affordable Refinance Program(HARP) for one more year. "to support and promote market stability, and to encourage lenders and other mortgage market participants to fully adopt the HARP program, including the implementation of the October 2009 expansion of loan-to-value ratios (LTVs) to 125 percent, FHFA is authorizing the extension of HARP until June 30, 2011." EligibilityYou may be eligible for a Home Affordable Modification if you:• Own a 1- to 4-unit home that is your primary residence.• Got your mortgage on or before January 1, 2009.• Have a mortgage payment (including...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Home Sales Report for Issaquah WA. Median list price is $535,000 with 300 properties that have been on the market for an average of 209 days. Inventory is up and Market Action is trending down recently. While days-on-market appears to be trending lower, the overall conditions are weakening a bit.  Supply & Demand - The market has settled in at a relative stasis in inventory and sales conditions. It's a Buyer's market that has seen prices trend lower. Expect that consistent up trends in demand will be required before price trends change significantly. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands neighborhoods we have still seen relatively strong sales. As of 3/01/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The home sales and...
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Issaquah, Sammamish Plateau Open House, Brookshire, Sunday 1-4 This Sunday from 1-4 please join us for a chance to see this exciting new listing. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this John Buchan built home is fresh and inviting.  Everything is in excellent shape and ready for you to move in, unpack and enjoy.  Brookshire is a community of stately homes that are of exceptional quality.  Details and conveniences are apparent throughout the home.  Lovingly cared for, it's many upgrades include professional landscaping, stamped concrete patios, new roof, air conditioning, newer kitchen appliances, furnace, fresh paint and 2 gas fireplaces. Sunny Dining Nook off the kitchen and family room.   Fromal Dining room off the Living Room. We'll have coffee and snacks available for your visit, we hop...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Home Sales Report for Issaquah WA. Median list price is $543,998 with 278 properties that have been on the market for an average of 250 days. Inventory and days-on-market are climbing, while the Market Action Index has been flat recently. The trends point to a weakening market.  Supply & Demand - The market has settled in at a relative stasis in inventory and sales conditions. It's a Buyer's market that has seen prices trend lower. Expect that consistent up trends in demand will be required before price trends change significantly. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands neighborhoods we have still seen relatively strong sales. As of 2/22/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The home sales and listed homes here ...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Home Sales Report for Issaquah WA. Median list price is $542,995 with 269 properties that have been on the market for an average of 212 days. Inventory and days-on-market are climbing, while the Market Action Index has been flat recently. The trends point to a weakening market.  Supply & Demand - The market has settled in at a relative stasis in inventory and sales conditions. It's a Buyer's market that has seen prices trend lower. Expect that consistent up trends in demand will be required before price trends change significantly. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands neighborhoods we have still seen relatively strong sales. As of 2/16/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The home sales and listed homes here ...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Shoes for Haiti We have all been moved by the recent events in Haiti, and many have stepped up to donate money to the Red Cross and other aid organizations.  The response has been astounding.   I would like to take a moment to ask you for a pair of shoes…. or two.  Please bring or ship new or used shoes to the Northstone Real Estate, Inc. 1495 NW Gilman Blvd #2 Issaquah, WA 98027 The story behind the shoes: In the following weeks after the earthquake a very good friend of mines colleague at work lost his daughter in the Quake.  He told me of the story of a young woman from the Port Orchard, WA area Molly Hightower.  Molly tragically lost her life in the Haiti earthquake.  Molly’s Mission was to help orphaned and disabled children in Haiti and one of her causes was to procure shoes for t...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Home Sales Report for Issaquah WA. Median list price is $532,475 with 264 properties that have been on the market for an average of 217 days. The Market Action Index has been trending down lately, while inventory and days-on-market are climbing. The trends imply a weakening market..  Supply & Demand - The market has settled in at a relative stasis in inventory and sales conditions. It's a Buyer's market that has seen prices trend lower. Expect that consistent up trends in demand will be required before price trends change significantly. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands neighborhoods we have still seen relatively strong sales. As of 2/08/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The home sales and listed homes ...
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Super Bowl Cure . . . If You Don't Like Cute . . . Stop Here! - - - The strategy for today was to take my wife Mary to some event that would offset my engagement in that All America pastime of gorging on the Super Bowl. So, the event we just took in this morning was a rabbit and cavy (guinea pig) 4-H show in Issaquah, to the southeast of Seattle. A small sample of the pictures is below. What I didn't figure on was learning from the leader of the group that its very existence is threatened by King County not funding as it did in the past. This is a real shame when you see young children enjoying an engagement with animals and having wholesome fun. We didn't see any video games in use. But, more on that rant about government's short sidedness in a future post . . . now on with the show . ...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Home Sales Report for Issaquah WA. Median list price is $535,000 with 257 properties that have been on the market for an average of 225 days. Inventory has been lightening lately and the Market Action Index has been trending up. Though days-on-market is increasing, these are mildly positive indications for the market..  Supply & Demand - The market has settled in at a relative stasis in inventory and sales conditions. It's a Buyer's market that has seen prices trend lower. Expect that consistent up trends in demand will be required before price trends change significantly. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands Neighborhoods we have seen relatively strong sales. As of 2/01/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. T...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Bank Owned Homes in Issaquah WA  Some of the best deals in Real Estate are REO or Bank Owned Real Estate.  Banks are in a hurry to sell a home and they intentionally price it 20% below the market.  A Bank Owned home is property that goes back to the mortgage company after an unsuccessful foreclosure auction. You see, most foreclosure auctions do not even result in bids. After all, if there was enough equity in the property to satisfy the loan, the owner would have probably sold the property and paid off the bank. That is why the property ends up at a foreclosure or trustee sale. Issaquah WA Bank Owned Market Statistics for January 2010 Active: 8  Pending: 6  Sold: 4  Other: 0  Total: 18    Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  DOM  Minimum  3   1.00   980   $219,5...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $535,000 with 254 properties that have been on the market for an average of 212 days. Inventory is tightening and days-on market is falling. But demand as measured by the Market Action Index is also trending down. The market is not giving strong up or down signals from these data.  Supply & Demand - The market has settled in at a relative stasis in inventory and sales conditions. It's a Buyer's market that has seen prices trend lower. Expect that consistent up trends in demand will be required before price trends change significantly. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands Neighborhoods we have seen relatively strong sales. As of 1/25/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The hom...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah Highlands Open House search now available on DanEdwardsRealtor.com  Whether you have been looking for a long time, or you just started your home search you can set up your own automated search for homes in the Issaquah Highlands. To set up your home search watch this short tutorial to it up. Set up your own Open House Search Issaquah Highlandsis a new model of how to live in the Northwest, combining access to woods, trails, open space and parks with an urban-village lifestyle of convenience. Issaquah Highlands is pedestrian and alternative transportation friendly with a network of sidewalks and trails, making it easy to walk or to bike from place-to-place. Issaquah Highlands Open House Search
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $527,475 with 250 properties that have been on the market for an average of 213 days. Inventory is tightening and days-on market is falling. But demand as measured by the Market Action Index is also trending down. The market is not giving strong up or down signals from these data.  Supply & Demand - The market has settled in at a relative stasis in inventory and sales conditions. It's a Buyer's market that has seen prices trend lower. Expect that consistent up trends in demand will be required before price trends change significantly. In the Downtown Issaquah and Issaquah Highlands Neighborhoods we have seen relatively strong sales. As of 1/18/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The hom...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Beware of Bears in Issaquah, Silent Sunday   This is just one of 5 bear carvings at a home I have listed that will close this week.  The home is in a neighborhood on Squak Mountain, an area that has the real thing too.  The trails around the mountain are a great resource and were recently featured in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. These carvings have been here for 25 years that I can attest to.  We lived in a rental down the street and always enjoyed seeing these friendly fellows. 
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Roundabouts, Around About Issaquah The new Roundabout is open in Issaquah at the intersection of East Lake Sammamish Parkway and SE 43rd Street.  It's a bit different from the single lane Roundabouts in nearby Sammamish.  This is the second roundabout in Issaquah; the other is on West Lake Sammamish Parkway, near I-90.  These are two lane roundabouts.  The two lane version requires you to know which lane to be in before you enter.  Once you understand how a Roundabout works, they are not difficult to maneuver.  There is no reason to get stuck like Clark Griswold in European Vacation. The basic rules of a roundabout are •1.       Slow Down when approaching and be prepared to stop before entering •2.       Traffic in the circle has the right of way •3.       Yield to your left when enteri...
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