Issaquah, WA Real Estate News

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $509,999 with 245 properties that have been on the market for an average of 207 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. 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 f...
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By D. Marty Nelson
(STERLING Northwest Properties)
Because of the slower real estate market I have taken up a "limited" property management venture.  I have no intention on managing big developments but helping individual home renters is more my style. Recently I was referred to a young, single woman who had just purchased a 4 BR home for the purpose of making it a rental property.  Upon inspection I decided that the home would be a good rental; the monthly rent at $2000 was competitive for a good neighborhood home.  The home had hardwoods and a lower maintenance kitchen and the yard was managed by an association.  The owner and I agreed on a business committment and we were to begin on January 1, 2010.  The evening of the 3rd the owner called and said that she had found a renter on Craig's List and they really liked the property and wa...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $545,000 with 264 properties that have been on the market for an average of 219 days. Inventory has been decreasing lately but the Market Action Index is falling also. With days-on-market climbing, these are relatively negative implications 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. 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 seve...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $543,995 with 269 properties that have been on the market for an average of 253 days. Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market increasing recently.  The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing stron indication for market conditions. 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 12/28/09 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 $549,974 with 231 properties that have been on the market for an average of 298 days. Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market increasing recently.  The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing stron indication for market conditions. 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 12/21/09 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The home sales and listed homes here are from the last 7 days to give a better reflection of what is going on in all the Issaquah neighborhoods during any given week. Active: 237  Pending: 8  Sold: 6  Other: 0  Total: 25...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA median list price is $545,000 with 520 properties that have been on the market for an average of 233 days. Inventory has been tightening and days-on-market increasing recently.  The Market Action Index has been basically flat, not providing stron indication for market conditions.. 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 12/14/09 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Issaquah, Washington area. The home sales and listed homes here are from the last 7 days to give a better reflection of what is going on in all the Issaquah neighborhoods during any given week. Active: 249  Pending: 12  Sold: 5  Other: 0  Total: 2...
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Issaquah on Squak Mountain , Affordable Home with Lots of Space and Upside Potential Just minutes from old downtown Issaquah, the new Issaquah Library and the Salmon Hatchery with easy access to I-90 is a little cul-de-sac with a surprisingly large home for the money. Nearly 3000 square feet on over 1/3 of an acre don’t be fooled by its petite appearance. A huge finished basement offers walk out doors to the back yard, pre-wired for a media space and a wood stove for comfort. The 4th bedroom, currently used as an office, has an adjacent ½ bath. Plumbing is prepared to easily add a tub or shower. Upstairs the large windows in the living room, dining room and kitchen look out to the northwest lush green. The original hardwoods are worthy of refinishing and the kitchen is dated, but a new ...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Dan Edwards | Northstone Real Estate, Inc. | dedwards@northstone.net | 206-818-8816 1942 14th Ct NE, Issaquah, WA Come Home to the Cottages in the Issaquah Highlands 3BR/2.5BA Single Family House offered at $487,500 Year Built 2000 Sq Footage 2,150 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 3,780 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Located in a great neighborhood in the Cottages in the Issaquah Highlands, this house presents a great opportunity to own a home which is well cared for. Great floor plan with light and bright living and dining room, open kitchen to family room and den on the main floor. Upstairs has Main bathroom and 3 bedrooms including the spacious master suite with full bath. Do not miss the details in the home such as the harwood f...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Issaquah WA Bank Owned homes stats for November 2009 Active: 10  Pending: 3  Sold: 2  Other: 0  Total: 15    Bedrooms  Bath  Sqft  List Price       Price  DOM  Minimum  3   2.00   1,590   $324,900   $395,000   2   Average  4   3.03   3,551   $594,097   $447,475   29   Median  4   3.00   3,460   $614,999   $447,475   16   Maximum  6   4.25   6,900   $848,802   $499,950   85   Total Dollar Value           $894,950      Average DOM Breakdown and Average % of List Price received on Solds by Market time:    0-30 Days   31-60 Days   61-90 Days   91-120 Days   120+ Days   No. of Listings   2    0    0    0    0   Breakdown %  100.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00   Avg SP % LP   98.47    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00  Some of the best deals in Real Estate are REO or Bank Owned Real Estate.  B...
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By Scott Forcier
(Admiral Real Estate Eastside)
Selling a home can be quite a task in todays real estate market.  With short sale negotiations, picky buyers and seemingly endless competition from other homes, it's easy to lose steam in the sales process. Please don't forget, as a sellers agent, you are on the offensive team!  Now is the time to turn it on! I only bring this up to share with you an approach you may not have thought of, and you might not think is appropriate at all. When buyers agents show your home or listing, do you send them an offer in writing from the Seller? In real estate transactions, "mutual consent" or "mutual acceptance" of a purchase and sale agreement is achieved through the process of offer and acceptance.  Generally, the offer is made by the buyer to the seller.  Also, it is common for a counter offer fr...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
If your looking for Bank Owned Properties in Issaquah WA below is the market report for October 2009.  Active: 5  Pending: 0  Sold: 2  Other: 0  Total: 7    Bedrooms  Bathrooms         Sqft  List Price  Selling Price  DOM  Minimum  0   2.50   1,620   $329,900   $721,000   2   Average  4   3.61   4,293   $709,628   $798,500   24   Median  4   3.50   4,260   $735,000   $798,500   10   Maximum  5   5.50   6,900   $893,475   $876,000   56   Total Dollar Value           $1,597,000      Average DOM Breakdown and Average % of List Price received on Solds by Market time:    0-30 Days   31-60 Days   61-90 Days   91-120 Days   120+ Days   No. of Listings   2    0    0    0    0   Breakdown %  100.00    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00   Avg SP % LP  102.06    0.00    0.00    0.00    0.00 Some of the ...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
One of my favorite things to do on a fall day in Issaquah is to visit the Fish Hatchery!    Residents of Issaquah WA know all to well that Salmon Days Kick off the October celebration of the annual pilgrimage for salmon returning home to spawn on the Issaquah Creek.    Today the the sun was out, but it was still pretty windy!  What a great day to walk around downtown Issaquah WA.  From the fish hatchery you can visit the Issquah Library, Issaquah Brewhouse, Art by Fire and many more downtown shops! So if you find yourself with nothing to do and your near Downtown Issaquah WA check out the hatchery and enjoy what Downtown Issaquah has to offer.
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Interesting Tool for remodeling upgrades and values.  I ran across this tool via Zillow.com and so far am impressed.  We have a very nice listing with great clients, wonderful feedback but no offers.  See here.  According to Zillow we are priced a little high, but the comps they are using haven't been updated and our listing has.  It has new kitchen, baths, carpet & paint inside along with the roof and landscaping are all new or were done within the past couple of years.  The location is good, but perhaps a bit off the beaten path.  8 months ago, another home on the same street sold, without any upgrades for $25,000 less than our current list price, and we are so much nicer.  I took a look at Zillow to see how the listing looked on their website and noticed the Zestimate was $15,000 bel...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Walk Score... What about a Hike Score? Issaquah Washington is a suburb east of Seattle known for its Fish Hatchery, Salmon Days Celebration, Boehm's Chocolates and Costco Headquarters.  Downtown Issaquah is part early 1900's.  Along historic Front St., a dairy may be the first thing you see with a large mural painted on it, store fronts reminiscent of days gone by, The Village Theater with professional musicals and full blown productions, Fischer meats, and many other small retailers.  Down Gilman Boulevard lies Gilman Village, a group of the original homes once lived in by loggers and settlers new to the area converted into a quaint group of businesses and restaurants.  Beautifully preserved, these buildings are fun to check out even if you are not interested in the variety of merchand...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
This Saturday Salmon Days 2009 kicks off it's 40th Salmon Days Grand Parade.  This year will be a great event with over 250 Artists, 40+ food vendors, Field of Fun and Live Entertainment. The Grand Parade starts at 10am on Saturday October 3rd. The route travels donw Gilman Blvd from Front Street to 12th Ave. Be Green and take your bike to Salmon Days! Nestled at the Hatchery is a special place for those who love to cycle. Last year, Salmon Days again offered a bike corral! This allowed our attendees to peddle past the traffic and park their bike while they enjoyed the Festival. The Bike Corral's Ohfishal Spawnsors are REI and Banner Bank. Festival Parking and Shuttles 3 Convenient Shuttle Stops to make your travel fast, efficient and affordable! You can drive or bike to free parking lo...
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By Tony Meier - EastsideHomesBlog.com
(Windermere)
"Tony, you really earned our respect.  You even found someone to show us around when we could only come up on a weekend you were out of town.  You always returned by emails and calls promptly.  I really liked the fact that you read into what we were looking for in a home.  You knew the areas well and even gave pointers about the commute times I could face for work.  I appreciate all that you did and would refer you to a friend or family member in the future.  Thank you for everything!!!" Jennifer & Jeff Killingsworth   It was a pleasure helping Jeff and Jennifer! They relocated to the Seattle area from Southern California for her business. I helped them buy a great Issaquah home, which I know they will enjoy for many years to come! Here is a photo:     Posted By:Tony MeierEastside & Sea...
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By John & Sarah Payson
(The Payson Group w/M Realty )
It's a beautiful crisp sunny day here in Washington...we're heading out to Salmon Days in Issaquah: Welcome to Issaquah Salmon Days as we celebrate 40 years of Great Returns. As the salmon are returning to our lakes, streams and the downtown hatchery, witness their valiant journey up the Issaquah Creek. http://salmondays.org/                 Vendors, socializing...FUN
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By Pamela Hughes
(Coldwell Banker Bain Associates)
Economic vitality is a key component of a city's health.  As real estate professionals, we have a vested interest in helping to build and maintain the the health and economic vitality of the towns and City's where we live and work.  In Issaquah, Washington, the Chamber of Commerce is working with its members to encourage the involvement and participation of the business community to help ensure the long term economic vitality of the Issaquah community.  A strong business community serves the community by providing jobs, a critical tax base, needed services and products for a community and a needed perspective for a city on how to achieve its desired vision for the community's long term plan.  The City of Issaquah, Washington is working to progress economic vitality in the community to s...
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