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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 Real Estate Fun Facts 2014

Maple Valley Real Estate Fun Facts

With the year now half over, we’ve compiled our half-time market report, but sometimes it’s more fun to look at the lighter side of real estate….things you may not have thought of. So, here’s our MVRE market trivia report TYD for your viewing pleasure:   Total Sales* 313 (I know, we already shared that) but did you know…… The largest Lot size sold YTD was on an even 10 acres?  (That’s 435,600 sq. feet for those who have never had to pass the real estate licensing test. We will always…

Maple Valley Home for Lease | Lake Wilderness Area

Maple Valley Property Management

Maple Valley two story home for Lease available August 1! This Centex built home features 9′ ceilings on main floor . French doors to fenced rear yard. Lovely great room with gas fireplace. Vaulted ceilings, 5 piece master suite and Tahoma Schools! Contact us for additional information. 425-226-6170  

Valley Green | Lovely Schneider resale Just Sold

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Lovely Schneider built 3 bedroom two story on 10,500 sq. foot lot (BEAUTIFULLY landscaped btw) just sold by Colleen & Company! Located within the Tahoma School district, and served by Rock Creek Elementary, Valley Green continues to be a popular community with home buyers due to wide, curving streets, larger than average lot sizes and proximity to in-town amenities. Offered at $325,000, this home sold with multiple offers for $332,500 Congratulations to the new home owners!    

Maple Valley Property Management | Happy Anniversary!

Maple Valley Property management

This June will mark the 6th Anniversary of our Property Management Division at RE/MAX Select. The decision to expand our services from Residential Sales and Marketing to Leasing and Management was made not only in reaction to the need of many home owners unable to sell, but because of an overall frustration with the Property management field in general. Our Brokers needed someone reliable, knowledgeable and professional to help manage their rentals. And frankly, our industry was lacking with anyone service oriented enough to meet our  level of customer service….

Home Values on the Rise

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 Home Values in Maple Valley are rising. How much? That depends on a wide range of variables and where the property falls categorically… Acreage Waterfront Subdivison/Platted Community Luxury Condition, upgrades and improvements as well as layout, location and many more. Back in 2011, we sold a home to a relocating family, that today, is worth approximately 40% more. The majority of that appreciation has occurred over the past 18 months. Here are some additional examples: ~Maple Woods 1640 sq ft “Model 1″ floorplan Sold in late 2012 for just under $210,000….

Maple Valley Farmer’s Market Gearing Up for Summer Season 2014!

Fruits, Veggies, Crafts & More!

Mark your calendar for Saturday June 21 which is when the Maple Valley Farmer’s Market will kick off it’s 6th season. Once again the market will operate from Rock Creek Elementary and will be open from 9:00-2:00 pm. If you’re interested in volunteering this year, there are several ways you can help. Also, if you’d like to inquire about being a vendor this year, the Market is currently accepting applications and from what I hear, spots can fill up quickly! For more information, visit the Maple Valley Farmer’s Market Website

When is the Best time to Sell your Maple Valley Home?

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Keep in mind, from contract to closing, most sales take a minimum of 30 days to close Escrow and post 2008 Economic apocalypse slowdown, a more realistic closing window is 40-45 days. Based on the following numbers, you can see when the highest number of closings took place for 2013. The majority of home buyers begin to enter the market right about now and will increase up until about May when the numbers tend to level off and remain steady. While these aren’t huge swings, the numbers follow a traditional…

Is Inventory Really that Low?

Cherokee Bay Maple Valley

I get it.   We’re all still a bit shell-shocked and gun-shy (sorry for the weaponry analogies) about real estate news and statistics. Hard to know what to believe, where the numbers are really trending, what’s fact and what’s “puff”. But while doing research for a client today, I came across some startling numbers that should help put the inventory crunch into perspective. Cherokee Bay A private waterfront community of 800+ parcels served by the Tahoma School District. These homes tend to be entry level in price and therefore have…