Bellevue is known as a vibrant international city. Residents enjoy the community due to the location, schools, shopping entertainment and other local amenities, providing an exceptionally high-quality of lifestyle. As a result, prospective home buyers will find the Eastside and Bellevue area to be among the most expensive in the region. Learn More
The Issaquah real estate market is among the most sought-after communities on the Eastside - and as a result, more expensive than other Seattle suburbs. The area is also one of the few on the Eastside where new home building continues. Buyers will often find homes on larger lots; many with beautiful views of the Issaquah Alps, Lake Sammamish & the Issaquah Highlands plateau. Learn More
Located approximately a 20 minute drive east of Seattle, the former resort community of Sammamish is among the most popular communities in King County. In addition to all of the great lakefront amenities, Sammamish features a wide variety of lakefront options for your dream home, along the beautiful freshwater Lake Sammamish. Pockets of new construction continue in the area. Learn More
Conveniently located on the north eastern shores of Lake Washington, Kirkland is a quick 15-20 minute drive from downtown Seattle, via the Hwy 520 floating bridge. The community is also popular due to it’s proximity to Bellevue, directly to the south. Home buyers will find a vibrant community and popular downtown waterfront, that maintains a small town character. Home prices vary greatly, from the low 400’s, and quickly rise into the millions. Learn More
Popularly known as a technology hub and headquarters of Microsoft, Redmond is among the few areas where home buyers can spread out a little. The northern and eastern portions of Redmond offer homes on larger lots, and even multi-acre parcels. In a newly rejuvenated Downtown Redmond, buyers will find a mix of loft-style condos, and nearby single family homes. Learn More
North Bend is an Eastside community known as an eclectic hub, at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It is popular for riverfront homes and mountain retreats, which greatly vary in price from the low $300’s, and rise into the millions. Despite the urban influence of Seattle, North Bend maintains it’s small mountain-town charm thru careful development & strong community involvement. Learn More
Snoqualmie Ridge is located 25 minutes east of Seattle, and is located along the I-90 corridor of east King County. The planned development offers access to 1300 acres of open space, including parks, nature trails, lakes, and a growing retail center, and a championship golf course. The community often has a wide selection of homes, townhomes & condos available. Learn More
The Snoqualmie Valley is located in eastern King County, and includes the towns of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City, Carnation & Duvall. The region is prized for its natural beauty along the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains, and the close proximity to Seattle. Home prices & options vary greatly, from private retreats, to condos and luxury riverfront estates. Learn More
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Danny is a fantastic real estate agent! As first time home buyers, he was there for us every single step of the way. He made the entire process an enjoyable one, and I highly recommend him to anyone who is purchasing or selling a home. Danny brings not only exceptional knowledge of the real...
Danny is very easy to chat with and clearly knows his profession. He is also a very good, reliable person who will look after his client's best interest. As a remote buyer (we are currently in IL), especially in this market and in Bellevue WA, to say the least I was a bit worried about...
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Seattle, Washington, the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, is known as “The Emerald City.” Famous for computers, coffee, and the beauty of the Cascade Mountains, the Seattle area is home to several of the world’s most well-known technology and lifestyle-oriented companies. Well known brands such as Amazon.com, Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco, Eddie Bauer, and Nordstrom call the Seattle metro area home. Employment is one of the primary reasons that Seattle and surrounding suburban communities regularly appear on “best lists” for best places to live, work and play.
We truly enjoy working with clients who are moving to Seattle from other areas. Because our REALTORS® focus in specific real estate markets, they are able to point out all the special places and features of each community, in addition to helping home buyers determine what parts of the metro area will work best for them - whether it be due to commute times to work, downtown or SeaTac Airport, lifestyle, recreational opportunities, etc. So... if you’re moving from Houston or Austin, Texas or anywhere else out of state and looking to buy a home in Seattle - we welcome you. And, if you’re currently living in Seattle and searching for a new home... we’re glad you’re staying here!
Living in Seattle gives residents an abundance of recreational opportunities - both indoor and outdoor, when compared to other cities. Beyond the world-class shopping, local hot-spots, and famous sights in the cities, the Seattle area is also surrounded on all sides by stunning natural beauty, including the Puget Sound and islands, the Cascade Mountains, including Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens, the Olympic Peninsula, and the ski areas at both Steven’s and Snoqualmie Passes. Of course, there are endless hiking options in the state parks and national forests. Folks who enjoy life on the water have plenty to do with motor-boating and sailing on Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish and the waters of the Puget Sound.
The Seattle metropolitan area covers a lot of “real estate” - so to speak. The city itself is home to approximately 620,000 residents, which represents a large share of the area’s population. However, the population of the entire metropolitan area is over 4 million people. As with most large cities, the area has a rather diverse real estate landscape. From mountain hide-a-ways, to luxury hi-rise condominiums and everything in between, Seattle has affordable options for all home buyers.
The Eastside of the Seattle metro area is a very popular choice for home buyers in all price ranges. Bellevue arguably has the highest demand for real estate among all Eastside communities, followed by Kirkland and Redmond. These cities are sought after by home buyers, and enjoyed by current residents, due to the highly rated schools and proximity to major employers, such as Microsoft. Other Eastside communities include Issaquah & Sammamish just to the east of Bellevue, and Snoqualmie & North Bend, both located in the picturesque Snoqualmie Valley, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, and Woodinville.
The entire Eastside is known as a hub for the computer software industry and supporting technology services. For these reasons, home prices on Seattle’s Eastside are generally higher than other areas - single-family home prices typically begin in the mid-400’s, with most homes selling between $525,000 to $650,000. Of course, luxury estate and waterfront homes are plentiful on both Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. Updated waterfront homes with direct lake frontage are typically well into the millions.
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