real estate: Age in Place Rambler in Crystal View Estates Lake Chelan - 08/21/17 06:39 PM
Age in place Rambler in Crystal View Estates in Chelan WA
More and more buyers are looking for the right place to use as a second home for now, until they retire. Finding quality permanent home options with all the amenities desired in a second home location can be difficult...until you look at Crystal View Estates! Clementson Construction has a great opportunity in this quality constructed Rambler on a nice flat lot in this community waterfront neighborhood on the North Shore of Lake Chelan. 
This home has 2 master suites and amazing 10' ceilings throughout the Living Area.  With 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, and … (3 comments)

real estate: 30 Acre Retreat Above Lake Chelan | Dream BIG ! - 08/21/17 06:29 PM
30 Acre Retreat Perched Above Lake Chelan on the South Shore
What's you're dream?  Here at the BLT ranch, you're dreams are only limited by your imagination! Between the Main House, which boasts commanding views of the Lake, the Bunkhouse, Cantina and other outbuildings, there's space for everyone and just about anything you can imagine or desire! 
The options are endless...personal family retreat/compound, Artist's get-away, Corporate Retreat location, Equestrian Camp, Winery and Wedding Venue are just a few of the ideas we've been able to come up with. Beautiful NW Craftsman Architecture loaded with character and surrounded by lush grounds and acres of forest … (2 comments)

real estate: Lake Chelan Valley Waterfront Lots Available - 03/27/17 08:03 AM

If your dreaming of building on Waterfront in the Chelan Valley, there are many opportunitites for both Lake front and River front in Chelan and Manson. Ranging in price from $69,000 to nearly $1.9M, there's bound to be something that will work for you. Check out all the available waterfront lots active inventory in the Valley here. 

real estate: Water View Homes Available Now in Chelan WA - 02/26/17 08:29 AM
Water View Homes Available Now in Chelan WA
Who would't want a room with a view like this? Or how about several rooms? Your own Condo or House off water to enjoy everything that's amazing in Chelan and Manson WA? 
Depending on your needs and price range, the perfect place may be on the market right now. Waiting for Spring/Summer means more competition from buyers visiting the area. Take a look at the view home numbers and inventory. 
 Currently there are 53 Single Family Homes and Condos for sale with Water views in both Chelan and Manson (excluding deeded marina boat slips). Ranging in price … (1 comments)

real estate: Community Waterfront Lake Chelan Rambler for Sale - 01/07/17 03:25 PM
Community Waterfront Lake Chelan Rambler for Sale
Located in Division III of Chelan Hills, this custom home, lovingly built in 2001, boasts a wide open Great Room plan with space and storage galore.
The oversized 3 car garage and long driveway create opportunities for both Summer and Winter recreation toys. 
Sweeping panoramic views of Lake Chelan, the Butte and Willows Park just beyond your back door. The trees lakeside are the Willows at the members only Chelan Hills' community owned Willows park which provides lawn area, swimming areas, day use docks and buoys for overnight moorage. 
A very special property offered at $499,950. 
View additional details … (8 comments)

real estate: Every Home Sale Has a Story | Guy Does Good - 10/14/16 02:07 PM
In the aftermath of all the bids and contractors and processer/underwriting hoops successfully jumped through, this first time homeowner deserves kudos for having a dream and being dedicated to doing whatever it took to make it happen. Affordable acreage in King County is not easy to find, but this property checked most of the boxes....well, other than needing to be finished. Rehab loans are great in theory, but not easy in execution. This guy has lots of motivation to finish this project and has many years of happy memories ahead of him. 
I do remember her looking out the back windows at the pasture and … (2 comments)

real estate: What's the Most Popular Listing in YOUR Town? | SE King County Markets - 05/31/16 03:14 AM

No doubt the internet has changed the real estate industry, from the way we market homes to the ability to track stats and trends. One of my favorite new tools, is the ability to see which listings, currently available for sale are getting the most interest from online viewers. This is a new tool we offer in our ongoing endeavors to provide transparency and information for our clients to make informed, educated decisions. 
Take a peek and see what you think? Are these listings something you'd consider buying? 
Maple Valley's Most Popular Listing
Covington's Most Popular Listing
Auburn's Most Popular Listing
Renton's Most Popular Listing
Black Diamond's … (0 comments)

real estate: East Renton Highlands 98059 January Home Sales - 02/10/16 09:32 AM
East Renton Highlands, WA  Home Sales in Janury 2016
Of the 21 single family homes closed  in the East Highlands Community of Renton in January 2016, 9 of them were new construction. 
The highest priced property closed at $840,000and the lowest priced property sold went for an even $222,000.
On average, these properties were on the market 82 days, which is skewed somewhat by the new-construction "pre-sale" listings where the listings are in the MLS prior to contruction starting. A few of the lower priced properties were on the market quite as well, a combined average of 248 days.  
38% of the properties were priced between $500,000 … (3 comments)

real estate: Maple Valley Home Sales January 2016 | 98038 Real Estate - 02/08/16 05:59 AM
Maple Valley, WA  Home Sales in Janury 2016
An even 35 single family homes closed Escrow in the greater Maple Valley market in January 2016. 
The highest priced property closed just above $735,000 and the lowest priced property was a zero-lot line home in Glacier Valley which sold 101% of list price. 
On average, these properties were on the market 30 days, with the longest market time just under 170 days. More than half of the homes sold were only on the market a week or less.  
How have Maple Valley home prices increased over the last few years? 
Compare the median home prices for the first month of … (0 comments)

real estate: Maple Valley Home Values -First Quarter Check Up - 04/07/15 12:41 PM
Medical Check Ups?
Real Estate Check Ups?
Home sales for the first quarter of 2015 in the greater Maple Valley market are up more than 20%.
With 38% of the 160 single family homes sales ytd within the Tahoma School District falling between $300,000 and $399,999, many of these properties received multiple offers and sold for 99% or more of list price.
Year over year comparisons are always interesting (if you're a real estate geek like me, or just really into real estate stats) and you can view more of those here.

real estate: Maple Valley Real Estate 98038 | Fun Home Sales Facts YTD-August 2014 - 09/11/14 11:05 AM
Maple Valley WA Fun Facts for Real Estate sold YTD through August 2014
A bedroom community approximately 20 miles SouthEast of Seattle, the Maple Valley area had 682 Single family homes close from January -August 2014.  
View the complete market report for homes in Maple Valley online.
Now for the trivia:
48% of homes sold had 4 or more bedrooms
10 Acres  with a 4000 sq. ft+ home was the largest lot size sold. 
28 Short Sales Closed
41 Bank Owned
4 with an inground pool
9 homes had 2 Master Bedrooms
And....11 had 2 Kitchens (Think Mother-in-Law)

real estate: First Time (EVER) on the Market | Maple Valley Rambler 7+ Acres - 09/07/14 09:54 AM
21036 196th Ave SE Renton, WA 98058 located with Maple Valley's Tahoma School District!

First time ever on the market, this 1960 built home is situated on 7.2 private acres in the Peter Grubb Rd area near Shadow Lake.

Meticulously maintained over the years, this solid 3 BR 1.75 BA '60s constructed home lives much larger than it's 1600 square feet with Formal Living Room and a Family room. There are all the charming characteristics of the sixties, such as hardwood flooring, built-in closets in the bedrooms bet, the pink bathroom!! 

The surrounding … (1 comments)

real estate: Maple Valley Property Management | Heather Maggio - 07/10/14 03:21 AM
Maple Valley Property Management services by RE/MAX Select Real Estate include comprehensive systems designed to simplify the complex issues surrounding ownership of investment properties.
Our property Manager, Heather Maggio is a Maple Valley resident and has more than 15 years industry experience in management and sales.
She is 100% committed to customer service and as a Landlord herself, has a unique perspective on the importance of communication and maintaining professional standards.
Heather is a member of NARPM.
View more information about RE/MAX Select Property management here
View available Rental Properties we manage here

real estate: How Much Are Home Renting for in Maple Valley? - 05/20/14 11:06 AM
Not unlike Listings for Sale, properties for Lease in and around Maple Valley and more specifically, the Tahoma School District, continue to be sought after and elusive.
As of this posting, the NWMLS database only shows 2 available properties for lease in a townhome and another a VERY Large home.
Over the past 6 months, there have been 37 Single Family homes rented through NWMLS. The lowest rental price was $1395 and the highest was $2600.
The average rental price was $1973/month.
Over the same 6 months timeframe in 2012, the number of rental properties was … (1 comments)

real estate: Spooky Houses Just Don't Sell Well - 10/20/13 08:11 AM
update:  This post was written 5 years ago. It's also interesting to note the property which inspired this post it still on the market despite hefty price drops. 
 I should have taken it as a sign when the listing agent told me that the property I was calling about was "very interesting". Instead I got excited and told him how much I loved to see interesting homes....he just chuckled. (and in hindsight I think his laugh actually sounded a little diabolic) And now I know why.
The original plan was for me to go preview this home first for a client, but … (2 comments)

real estate: Renton WA Rambler Just Listed | 18435 112th Ave SE Renton, WA 98055 - 09/22/13 10:26 AM

18435 112th Ave SE Renton, WA 98055
New on the market, nice 3 Bedroom 1.75 Bath Rambler on a large, privately landscaped lot
Updates include remodeled main bath, marble surrounding the cozy wood-burning stove in the living room, large Bay window!
Over-sized patio just off the Dining Room is the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining. The large garden shed is the perfect compliment to the attached 2 car garage.
 This 1210 sq. ft home, built in 1980 might just be what you're looking for!
Offered at $229,950!
More information available here

real estate: Maplewood Estates Renton | Market Report 98059 - 06/07/13 03:44 AM
Maplewood Estates is a planned community in the Highlands area of Renton. The large centrally located park with covered BBQ area and play area, wide streets and sidewalks, make this pedestrian friendly neighborhood popular with a wide variety of home buyers. Sales activity for the past six months, is as follows:
Active Listings:
THREE listed from $450,000 to $510,000. The average market time is 28 days.
Pending Listings:
TWO-High List price $459,950 and the Lowest List price $455,000. The average market time for all three listings was 8 days.
SOLD Listings:
TWO which were listed at $389,000 … (0 comments)

real estate: Should Be a Sign on My Office Door | Snap Out of It! - 05/12/13 08:43 AM

Don't let the sign fool you.
I LOVE negotiating short sales.
Which is fortunate, given that I'm a real estate broker in the greater Seattle area, where prices rose quickly and values dropped dramatically.
In 2000, I negotiated my first short sale for a client and have since helped numerous owners, upside down in value, sell short.
In fairness, the process has gotten better over the last 5 years, but let's just say it's not the "journey" I enjoy so much as the destination.
Some days I wish I had a camera over my shoulder documenting the unbelievable inefficiency … (28 comments)

real estate: Maple Valley Foreclosure Market-What's Hot and What's Not - 06/23/10 04:19 PM
There have been 27 REO properties sold and closed in Maple Valley, WA in the last 6 months. Half of those sold for $244,000 or less and the highest priced sale was $685,000.
What's noteworthy is the Sales Price to List Price ratio. Many buyers think they are going to be able to negotiate deep discounts on bank owned properties, when the reality is, the bank or asset manager almost always prices the property to move and have discounted the price on the front end.
Of the 27 sold properties,  13 sold within 90 days for 100% of list price, while … (4 comments)

real estate: Ravensdale 98051 Home Sales & Market Report May 2010 - 06/15/10 03:00 PM
There have been 0 homes sold in the month of May in Ravensdale.  There have been 9 Single family homes sold in Ravensdale so far this year through May 31st*.  The lowest priced home sold was $90,000 and the highest price was $555,000. The median sales price for all homes sold was $285,000 and the average days on market for these listings was 60 days

*Represents single family homes listed through NWMLS only and does not reflect private party sales.

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