Eastside Seattle Real Estate Blog

Issaquah Highlands & Snoqualmie Ridge HOAs

home owner's associationsHomeowner's Associations (HOA's) began in the U.S. during the 1960's. They have generally been popular with homeowners ever since.

As a general rule, HOA's represent the residents or members of the HOA. Depending on how active these associations are, they can be quite effective in providing forums for common homeowner representation and needs.



Issaquah Highlands Home Owners Association

The Issaquah Highlands HOA is referred to as the, "Issaquah Highlands Community Association" or IHCA. According to the IHCA, the primary purpose of the IHCA is;


Eagle Pointe New Homes at Snoqualmie Ridge

Snoqualmie Ridge's newest large-scale development area is Eagle Pointe. Eagle Pointe is located on the southwestern side of the Snoqualmie Ridge development along Snoqualmie Ridge Parkway, and is formally referred to as the Snoqualmie Ridge Phase II Development.

The 500 residential property lots (as originally platted) in the Eagle Pointe development changed ownership in January 2011 when the Pulte Group, a Bloomfield, Mich.-based company, bought $50 million in lots and land from Snoqualmie Ridge II Development LLC. This development group was a joint venture of Quadrant Homes and Murray Franklyn homes. The sale to Pulte included much of the future Ridge inventory in Eagle Pointe, Aster Creek and west of Snoqualmie Parkway.

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Klahanie Housing Market Statistics June 2012

Klahanie Real Estate Market is Competitive!

As many home buyers and sellers have no doubt heard, the Seattle real estate market has transitioned to a "seller's market" over the past few months. While Klahanie has always been a very popular Issaquah neighborhood, there just aren't enough homes to satisfy the number of buyers, who are in many cases literally lined-up at the door waiting to take a peek as new listings come up for sale.

The fact is... if you are a potential home buyer, and you want to be in Klahanie, you'd better be prepared with a mortgage pre-approval, and be comfortable with making decisions quickly....

Downtown Snoqualmie Restaurants and Eateries

Residents and Visitors Enjoy Downtown Snoqualmie's Local Restaurants

Downtown Snoqualmie has several popular restaurants and eateries, regularly visited by the residents of Snoqualmie, in addition to many of the 2 million plus visitors who stop by Snoqualmie Falls each year. Downtown Snoqualmie is still undergoing a re-development project, allowing residents and visitors alike to stroll through the downtown area, and hopefully enjoy the local shops and restaurants along the way, including the popular eateries below.

Gianfranco Italian Restaurant

Gianfranco is a family run Italian restaurant located a mile east of Snoqualmie Falls on Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie. The restaurant is owned by head chef Joe Dollente and the Dillon family. The restaurant specializes in Southern Italian cuisine and uses seasonal, local flavors to create delicious meals.


Home Prices Increase in Snoqualmie Ridge with Low Inventory

Snoqualmie Ridge Real Estate Moving at a Rapid Pace

The real estate market in much of the Seattle area is now a seller's market. Home-owners at Snoqualmie Ridge will be pleased to hear, and see from the statistics below, that the local market continues to recover and a rapid pace. If you are thinking of making a move to the area, or considering placing your home up for sale, now is a great time to get in on the action before the summer peak.

Pre-Owned Home Inventory Remains Scarce

In Snoqualmie Ridge, pending transactions for resale homes came up a notch in May. Note in the chart below (which represents pre-owned homes only...

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