April 2012

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Priced at $169,950

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1
Home Size: 880 sq.ft. Garage: 1
Lot Size: 6,600 sq.ft. Community: Downtown Snoqualmie
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1925 MLS Number: 347061

Character abounds in this classic Snoqualmie home. Flexible seller can close quickly. New roof on house and detached garage touts convenient covered storage. The fully fenced, level back yard boasts a fire pit. Awesome interior floor plan, light, bright with lots of newer vinyl windows. Crown molding, hardwoods and built in storage areas. Brick gas fireplace in living room, Kitchen with lots of cabinets. Covered back deck to take off your coat. The sunroom is a bonus for whatever use complete with Mount Si views. Full

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Ahhhh, be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. Below are a few examples of some unique home designs. To "each their own" as they say, and for the rest of us..... We get to stare in wonder or simply laugh out loud.

Beam me up!

This is what happens when you look at the building plans upside down....

 

Really?

Kind of cool!

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Priced at $575,000

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5
Home Size: 3,176 sq.ft. Garage: 3
Lot Size: 6,000 sq.ft. Community: Issaquah Highlands
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 2006 MLS Number: 346274

This is the home you have been waiting for. There are 4 upstairs bedrooms plus large bonus or 5th bedroom, also a main floor den with 3/4 bath. Elegant finishes include coffered ceilings, wrought iron staircase & Brazilian cherry floors to name a few. Your gourmet kitchen has a Legacy AGA oven, walk in pantry, radiant floors, Alder cabinets & planning desk. Continue on to the master suite with double entry doors, bay window, great city views & heated floors in the master bath. Home has security system & fully fenced

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 Priced at $365,000

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.75
Home Size: 1,500 sq.ft. Garage: 2
Lot Size: 26,693 sq.ft. Community: Langley Village
County: Island Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1977 MLS Number: 346026

True cottage in the heart of Langley Village with one level and beautiful gardens. Propane fireplace in center of house. Loaded with storage space & 2 walk-in closets. Two blocks to beach, shops, art galleries & restaurants. AHS Home warranty for added peace of mind!

 

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Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 20, 2012  

Living near a high-scoring public school district can raise home values $205,000 higher compared to homes located in neighborhoods with low-scoring school districts, according to a new study by Brookings Institution. Brookings analyzed the nation’s 100 largest metro areas to find the differences between living near a high-scoring public school and a low-performing school.

“We think of public education as being free, and we think of the main divide in education between public and private schools,” Jonathan Rothwell, a senior research analyst at Brookings, told The New York Times. “But it turns out that it’s actually very expensive to enroll your children in a high-scoring public

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Daily Real Estate News |      Friday, April 20, 2012     Connect on Facebook Follow Us On Twitter YouTube Channeltrulia-vip_120  

With housing affordability at record highs, real estate professionals are hoping this year’s Nationwide Open House Weekend event will be a big jump-start to the spring buying and selling season for housing markets across the country. The Nationwide Open House Weekend will be held April 28 and 29, in which Brokers and real estate associations across the country and worldwide hold thousands of open houses in their local communities.

Nearly half of home buyers visit open houses during their home search, according to the 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS®.

The nationwide open house will allow buyers the opportunity

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How many homes are for sale in Sammamish?

-          185 Residential homes for sale

-          16 Condo’s for sale

 

How many homes are short sales / banked owned (REO’s)?

-          Currently less than 5% of the homes for sale currently on the market.  It used to be as high as 30%.

 

What is the average days on market?

-          Currently over 90 homes under contract in Sammamish!  The DOM’s (days on market) are much shorter & averaging about 3 months.

 

What is the average sales price in Sammamish?

-          The average sales price for a home in Sammamish is currently 575k during the last 3 months.

 

Sammamish is ranked 15th on the Best Places to Live by Money Magazine. This fairly new

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Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nationwide median list prices rose more than 5 percent in March compared to February, according to Realtor.com housing data of 146 markets. The median list price nationally is now $189,900.

In fact, nearly all of the 146 metro areas saw median list prices rise or hold steady month-over-month except for five metros (Columbia, Mo.; Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, Fla.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.; and Reading, Pa.).

The areas seeing some of the largest month-over-month increases in median list prices are:

1. San Francisco

Month-over-month increase: 6.10%

Median list price: $649,000

2. Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W.Va.

Month-over-month increase: 5.92%

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Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The nationwide inventory of residential homes for-sale dropped 21 percent in March compared to a year ago, according to newly released housing data from Realtor.com, tracking 146 metro markets.

In fact, all 146 markets posted a drop in their inventory, except for two — Hartford, Conn., and Philadelphia.

The nationwide median list price in March also saw improvement, increasing more than 5 percent last month compared to last year at this time.

The housing

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Priced at $1,085,000

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.25
Home Size: 3,280 sq.ft. Garage: 2
Lot Size: 8,100 sq.ft. Community: Inverness
County: King Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1980 MLS Number: 343963

World Class Wendell Lovett Architecture meets World Class Views in Inverness! A symphony of light, dramatic visual details and engineering par excellence are the hallmark of this one-owner custom home. Perched just above Lake Washington allows for rich, diverse, panoramic lake, mountain and topographical visual enjoyment. The home invites the outside in and provides incomparable open spaces for entertaining, while maintaining a livable comfortable surrounding with just the right balance of formal informal spaces. Magical warm

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