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Welcome to Maple Valley, WA

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Welcome to Maple Valley Washington, a bedroom community approximately 20 miles South East of Seattle. The good life means different things to different people. Whether it’s skiing and snowboarding…horseback riding on miles of trails… swimming and boating…… biking along the Cedar River Trail…stopping to watch the spawning salmon…or just spending time with family and friends in a rural atmosphere… the Maple Valley community has a lot to offer!   Real Estate in Maple Valley The Maple Valley housing market is comprised predominantly of single family homes in a variety of…

Maple Valley First Quarter Home Sales 2015 vs 2014 | Year to Date Comparison

Maple Valley Home Sales First Quarter 2015

Year to Date Maple Valley First Quarter Home Sales in 2015 vs 2014 Though last year’s sales didn’t begin to take off until March (Thank You Seahawks, we really did love the Super bowl win despite it’s  putting the real estate market into slow-mo for the month of February). When they did take off….they did it with a bang! This year, the Spring sales frenzy started early and it’s reflected in the numbers. While prices are up slightly, it’s the number of sales that has increased significantly year over year…

7 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Property Manager for your Maple Valley Home


7 Things to Ask before hiring a Property Manager for your Maple Valley Home The real estate market in the greater Maple Valley area has rebounded significantly from it’s low in 2011.  When many homeowners found themselves in negative equity positions, they opted to lease their property rather than taking a loss or under-going a short sale. Today we find a different type of landlord entering the Maple Valley market, those who are recognizing the current and long range appeal of the area as a solid investment and others who…

Rock Creek Meadows Short Sale Approved!

Maple Valley WA 98038 Market Report - Year to date through August2014

It’s been a loooooong road towards approval on this Norris built 4 Bedroom home in Rock Creek Meadows! Here’s to a smooth escrow and on-time closing for both Seller and excited Buyers!

Rare Month to Month Rental Opportunity | Black Diamond

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Rare Month to Month Rental Opportunity in  Black Diamond WA Charming, light and bright 2 bed/1.5 stand alone condo in the Diamond Village community of Black Diamond.   Great kitchen with tons of cabinets and windows and soaring ceilings.   Wonderfully cozy family room off kitchen with gas fireplace, two story dining area with access to private deck and small fenced yard. Upstairs overlooks dining with wrought iron banister, good sized bedrooms and 5 piece hall bath. One car garage with tons of storage. Open for month to month or…

Land for Sale in Tahoma School District

Buying Acreage in Maple Valley?

Land for Sale in Tahoma School District Thinking about building in Maple Valley or the surrounding area? Whether your dream is to build your ideal floorplan, or to have a little more room outside the subdivisions, the most difficult part of the process is locating and securing the right property for your needs. When the market turned in 2007, custom home building slowed down considerably. In 2009-2010, several lenders who offer custom construction financing told me that the cost to build was exceeding the appraisal valuations…not a good option for…

Maple Valley “Top 10″ Highest Priced Homes Sold in 2014

Ten Highest Sales in Maple Valley

Maple Valley’s 10 Highest Priced Home Sold in 2014 No doubt, 2014 was a great year for Luxury home sellers in the Tahoma School District….that is IF you listed prior to the second half of the year. All ten sales, priced north of $900,000, listed before July and were under contract before September. Why is this of note? Because last year, much like the year before it, saw a run up of prices in the spring, a flurry of interest and activity while inventory was low, only to have that…

Ramblers for Sale in Tahoma School District

Rambler for sale Maple Valley

Ramblers for Sale in Tahoma School District Whether you’re looking for a home on acreage, in a gated 55+ community or something on the golf course, there are many options for single level living in Maple Valley. Given the start of the new year (2015) there will continue to be more inventory coming on the market over the next few months so be sure and check back or sign up for our new listing alerts if you have something specific you’re waiting for!

First Time on the Market EVER | 7.2 Acre Mini-Farm

Home on Acreage Tahoma School District

Note: This home just came back on the market! If you missed it before, now’s your chance! 21036 196th Ave SE near Shadow Lake Step into your own private oasis where time slows down on this 7+ acre Gentleman’s farm. Never before on the market, this 1600 square foot, 1960 built home has been meticulously maintained and improved. 3 Bedrooms 1.75 Bathrooms and all the charming characteristics of a 1960′s home…hardwood floors, large picture windows, massive stone fireplace & yes….the pink bathroom!     Spread out on your own Acreage……