real estate: Maple Valley Real Estate 98038 | Fun Home Sales Facts YTD-August 2014 - 09/11/14 06:05 PM
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)
 
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real estate: First Time (EVER) on the Market | Maple Valley Rambler 7+ Acres - 09/07/14 04:54 PM
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 and....you bet, the pink bathroom!! 
 

 
The surrounding … (1 comments)

real estate: Maple Valley Property Management | Heather Maggio - 07/10/14 10:21 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
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real estate: How Much Are Home Renting for in Maple Valley? - 05/20/14 06:06 PM
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 TSD...one 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 03:11 PM
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 05:26 PM

18435 112th Ave SE Renton, WA 98055
JUST LISTED!!
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
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real estate: Maplewood Estates Renton | Market Report 98059 - 06/07/13 10:44 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 03:43 PM

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 11:19 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 10:00 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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real estate: Moving King County-January Market Reports for South King Communities - 02/20/10 01:03 PM
We've had gorgeous weather this week and it inspires me to get away from the computer and take in the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest....my right brain rebelling so to speak after compiling South King County Market Stats.
I took this photo is of a Thundercloud plum tree about to bloom....morphed into a kaleidoscope type image.
Kinda cool I think!
Now back to the left brain.......
Homes Sales reports for South King County Communities-January 2010
 
Auburn Home Sales & Market Report-January 2010
Black Diamond Home Sales & Market Report-January 2010
Covington Home Sales & Market Report-January 2010
Federal Way … (1 comments)

real estate: South King County Sept '09 YTD Home Sales Report by Community - 10/30/09 09:23 PM
Single family homes in South King County Communities which have sold & closed through September 30 numbered 2885 and over $8.75 million in volume.
The combined average sales price was $307,915, which was 97.1% of the $317,110 Average List Price.*

 

 
*These numbers reflect Single family home sales listed and sold through NWMLS and do not represent private party sales.
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