Eastside Seattle Real Estate Blog

Shortage of Issaquah Condo Inventory Causes Highest Prices in 4 Years

Looking to sell or buy a condo in Issaquah this spring? The market has changed! Gone are the days where buyers had oodles to choose from. So buyers take note... it's no longer a matter of getting a "good deal" per se - but more a case of being in the right place at the right time, as you'll likely be competing with other buyers.

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For sellers, the early to mid spring of 2014 appears to be an ideal time to list. The Issaquah condo market has recovered well, and will likely continue to do so. Should you wait to sell? Well, that depends on your personal situation. Keep in mind that interest rates are likely to climb in 2014. So, while you may be able to sell for...

Eastside Buyers - Potentially Save Thousands This Spring With Our Top Home Buyer Tips

Whether a home buyer is new to Washington state or not, it is very common for prospective buyers to not only have "sticker shock" where Eastside home prices are concerned, but they're often caught off-guard by how fast they must act - especially in the spring time.

During both the spring of 2012 & 2013, home inventory plummeted as pending sales skyrocketed - there just wasn't enough of to go around. While there are some indications the spring of 2014 may not be quite as hectic, as an Eastside home buyer, you must be fully prepared - otherwise, you risk losing your ideal home to another buyer who was thinking well in advance.

It is incredibly important that our clients have a positive home buying experience! Yes... it's serious business, but it should also be "enjoyable." Here are a few...

Looking to Rent a Home in Issaquah? Beware of Scam Rental Listings!

Scam Alert!

We have been contacted 3 times in the last 3 days by people searching RealFX.com for rental homes in Issaquah - but not for the reasons you may think. These inquiries weren't necessarily to ask about any particular listing, but rather to inform us that they found several Issaquah home listings for rent on third party websites, which are actually listed for sale on our website (which carries a data feed from the Northwest MLS).

While scam rental listings aren't anything new (they've been going on for years) they are in fact a relatively new phenomenon in the Issaquah market - and the problem is much worse in really "hot" markets like Bellevue. Those looking for rental properties in our area need to be extremely cautious about who...

Buying a Home? 3 Big Mistakes to Avoid Before Your Next Home Purchase

Home buying mistakesHappy New Year! What is on your list of resolutions this year? Lose weight? Get in shape? Go back to school? Take up ice fishing?

If you've been thinking about a real estate purchase, consider these New Year's resolutions for home buyers, which could potentially save you a lot of time, frustration and heartache.

Avoid making these common mistakes, and be fully prepared before going on the house hunt.

#1 Decide What You Want in a Home Before Seriously Looking

Browsing, while often enjoyable, is never the most efficient way to shop. While you may not consider it time wasted to browse a shoe store or your favorite Seattle boutique, looking at homes without having a firm grasp on what you actually want in a home is a certain...

The Woodlands - Snoqualmie Ridge New Luxury Townhomes & Apartments

The Woodlands is a new townhome-style apartment complex in Snoqualmie Ridge. Construction of the new complex began in early 2013 and is located on the corner of SE Swenson Drive and Snoqualmie Parkway. The twelve building, 100-unit apartment community is being developed by the Evergreen Housing Development Group.

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The Woodlands Apartment Features

According to the Woodlands website, interior finishes will include luxury features such as high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and hardwood-style plank flooring. The Woodlands will offer three general style floor-plans; one with two bedrooms and two with three bedrooms. Many of the units will offer a one-car...

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