Kent, WA Real Estate News

By Dick Todhunter
(Sound Realty Northwest)
The areas surrounding Seattle, Washington are a special place.  This area has won numerous "best places to live" awards. As a service, KentVideoTour.com has put together this web site filled with valuable information to help answer questions for both home-buyers and sellers. You can view Kent's largest area photo gallery. For a Kent video tour, click here....You can watch area videos that include neighboring communities. You can also search for homes.  For more information on Kent, or surrounding communities visit The Sound Team of Keller Williams website and RealtyAndAMortgage.com and for a bit of my personality, experience and capabilities visit RealtyAndAMortgage.com/blog.
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Here is some local data information for our area in Kent, Washington. This information compares the data vs. King County, Washington, and the entire United States. It provides a good look at home prices, vacancy rates, owner occupied, and more. Please take a look and see how we rate vs. your area. Census DataKentKing CountyWashingtonUnited StatesPopulation127,9681,697,1385,790,538281,422,131Area in square miles642,27062,9763,554,141People per sq. mi.2,0157489279Median Age33353736Median Family Income$57,754 $61,933 $44,655 $40,591 Civilians50%53%47%46%Armed Forces0%0%1%0%Not in Labor Force21%24%26%28%Education LevelsKentKing CountyWashingtonUnited StatesK-1224%20%25%31%High School Diploma16%13%16%19%College Graduate12%18%12%28%Post Graduate3%7%5%4%Real Estate Market DataKentKing CountyWa...
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By Jason Schweiger, Loan Originator / Branch Manager NFLP
(Network Funding LP)
Lenders had previously developed many programs that did not include mortgage insurance on loans greater than 80% LTV. I think that is about to change. Lenders have been losing money on defaulted loans and they will take that risk out of their loans. Here is the latest law regarding mortgage insurance.Mortgage Insurance Law  When putting less than 20 percent down on a home mortgage, lenders often require you to have Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). PMI protects the lender if you default on the loan. The Homeowners Protection Act of 1998 establishes rules for automatic termination and borrower cancellation of PMI on home mortgages. These protections apply to certain home mortgages signed on or after July 29, 1999 for the purchase, initial construction, or refinance of a single-family hom...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Kent is a bustling town in the heart of Western Washington.  The eighth largest city in the state, Kent is in the midst of a major revitalization that benefits its nearly 90,000 residents.  Kent's historic downtown is thriving with new, local shops as well as the Sounder Commuter Rail - a direct transportation line to Seattle.  The town's close proximity to Seattle proves convenient for commuters, though Kent residents have thousands of excellent job opportunities right in town.  The headquarters of both R.E.I. and Oberto Sausage are located in Kent, as well as a number of smaller companies.  The Kent School District provides top-notch education in its 39 schools, with students scoring well above average on the annual WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) test.  Surprisingly,...
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By Jason Schweiger, Loan Originator / Branch Manager NFLP
(Network Funding LP)
The Seattle Thunderbirds are coming to Kent!This is great news for Kent, Washington. Current constructions for the T-birds is under way. "If everything just fell into place, we could be under construction next winter and open for the 2008-2009 season," said John Hodgson, Kent chief administrative officer. "Amiga Center at Kent" Will Be Most Technologically Advanced Events Center of its Size in the United StatesI look forward to the job creation and the promotion of our area. Unfortunate for Seattle and the Key Arena, but grat for us. I look forward to taking my two nephews to the games. The T-birds are also looking for host families. If you are in the following areas and would like to help our community by being a host family...The Seattle Thunderbirds are accepting applications for bil...
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By Jason Schweiger, Loan Originator / Branch Manager NFLP
(Network Funding LP)
Jason Schweiger | My Northwest Agent | jason@mynwagent.com | 253-315-5580 12730 SE 282nd Way, Kent, WA Fabulous remodeled home with views of Mt. Rainier and a large lot. 3 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $344,900 Year Built 1987 Sq Footage 1,680 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,028 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Welcome home! You will enjoy this spacious remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 1/4 bath home with 2-car garage. This remodeled home features an open floor plan, new carpeting/flooring, new roof, new paint, new fixtures, nice landscaping, and more! The huge professionally landscaped yard includes a nice deck, big space, privacy, Mt Rainier view and pride of this community. It is also conveniently located to schools, shopping, and hi...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 31, 2007SEATTLE, WA. - Washington State based nwRealty.Net, Inc. today announced the addition of Sound Investments Realty, Inc. to its suite of real estate based marketing services.  Sound Investments Realty, Inc. now uses the latest release of nwRealty prospecting software to fully integrate the "Promotional Spotlight" of their listings and services with Multiple Listing Service IDX listings on www.nwRealty.com. This allows their website at http://www.soundinvestmentsrealty.com/ to extend its reach far beyond Kent and King County, WA.  They now have full access to direct traffic acquired from nwRealty's global presence for generating exposure and leads, rather than limiting themselves to websites with conventional IDX search tools alone. The purpose of the S...
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By Wayde Staiger
(PredictiveProfiles)
If you are looking for a Lender with comparable rates and reliable service call today.
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By Scott Barnes
(TheMLSonline.com)
I was planning to talk more about the golfing experience one can enjoy while in Kent but while I was taking pictures I realized how much more you get from the city and what it has to offer. http://www.ci.kent.wa.us/index.asp is the city's very informational website. There really is no "Golf Course Homes" on the munincipal course of Riverbend. There are view homes on the surrounding hills, apartments across the street and in walking distance any given direction and condos just on the north east portion of the course.The condos you can purchase in the low 200's for 2 bedrooms, spacious floor plans are right in teh middle of a plethra of activities. The Ice Center, golf course, restaurants, walking trails along the Green River and Softball/Baseball parks all are in walking diostance of the...
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