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Welcome to Maple Valley, WA

Lake Lucerne

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…

Luxury Home Market Update

Several years ago, I achieved the Certified Luxury Home Sales Specialist Accreditation. There was some coursework involved and the Accrediting Institute, required a track record of selling “Luxury” properties in the area. Their qualifying benchmark for the category of  “Luxury” property was that if it sold for 150% or more of the Average Sales Price. Here in Maple Valley, as of today July 1, 2016, the average Sales price ytd in Tahoma School District is $444,309. According to the Institute’s definition, a “Luxury” home in Maple Valley would be any property listed or sold for…

Maple Valley Rambler Webster Lake Estates

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Maple Valley Custom built Rambler in Webster Lake Estates This bedroom community lies on the Northern end of Maple Valley for easier commuting times to Seattle and Bellevue! Over 4,000 square feet on 3.45 Acres this home offers numerous luxury features for the discerning buyer. Over-sized Entry door leads to the impressive Foyer and views through the Formal Living Room to the landscaped, fully fenced acreage of the back yard. High ceilings throughout, surround sound, two 2 car garages (His & Hers), two offices, numerous built-in bookcases….the list goes on and…

New Annual Holiday Event This Year!

Maple Valley’s annual tree lighting event is being moved this year from Lake Wilderness Lodge to 4 Corners (Hwy 169 & Kent-Kangley). This is a far more easily accessed spot for the growing community, not to mention great visibility for thousands of daily travelers to enjoy the tree throughout the year! (The live tree will be planted in the SE corner of the plaza, at least that’s the plan). With a new location comes a new name too! The annual ceremony will now be called Maple Valley Hometown Holidays. After…

Maple Valley Short Sales Continue to Decline

Short Sales Maple Valley

It’s hard to believe it has been 8 years since the collapse of the real estate market. In Maple Valley, that switch went of in July 2007. As the market continued to decline, many home owners, having lost value, found themselves up-side down in a negative equity position….a fancy way for saying they owed more on the mortgage than their house was worth. The number of Short Sales in the Tahoma School District peaked in 2012 and has steadily declined as the market has continued to rebound. Year to Date…