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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…

Maple Valley WA 98038 Real Estate Report | 2014 – Year to date through September

Maple Valley Real Estate

Home Sales in Maple Valley 2014 YTD through September The number of Closed home sales in the Tahoma School District increased 22% in September 2014 over the same month a year ago. 66 single family homes sold in the month of September in the greater Maple Valley area for an average price of  $419,777. The graph below confirms August is still the peak for the year in terms of numbers, whereas in 2013 the peak came in July which is more common.Many of us in the industry attribute this to the Superbowl and…

Rock Creek Meadows Norris Resale | Back on the Market

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

Maple Valley Rock Creek Meadows Short Sale Note: This property has just come back on the market. List price has been approved by short sale lenders. 22819 SE 269th St Maple Valley, WA Room for (almost) Everyone! The “Brookside” 5 Bedroom plus Bonus Room floorplan built by Norris Homes in Rock Creek Meadows, continues to be one of the builder’s most popular resale plans. Make an Impression! Two story ceiling in the Foyer, extensive hardwood floors and a spindle staircase greet you upon entry. To the left are the formal rooms…

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

Home on Acreage Tahoma School District

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…   The property is ready to go for horses or live stock and has 2 turnouts, a…

HUD Home Just Listed in Maple Valley | Under $100k!

Just shy of 1/3 Acre to enjoy!

Affordable HUD property has just come on the market in Maple Valley. Lovely wooded setting for this HUD owned manufactured home. Just shy of 1/3 acre lot, rural feel & centrally located to all that Maple Valley and Covington have to offer. Vaulted ceilings & abundance of windows give this home a spacious feel. Kitchen is open to living room & has loads of cabinet and solid surface countertop space. Master bedroom with private bathroom and walk-in closet, 2 more nice size bedrooms and another full bath. Storage shed and…

Short Sale Closings Taper Off

short sale activity

Closed sales from January 1 2014 through today, number just 25. The highest priced Short Sale closed at $440,000 and the lowest priced Short Sale closed at $165,000. Comparatively over the same time frame for previous years, the totals are as follows: 2013 ~ 65 Closings 2012 ~ 69 Closings 2011 ~ 43 Closings 2010 ~ 40 Closings While I’d like to go as far back as 2008 when we really began seeing the impact of Short Sales on the market, the MLS database did not begin tracking these as…

SunRidge 5 Bedroom 3 Car Garage | Maple Valley Home for Lease


Beautifully appointed, immaculate, Schneider built home in the Sunridge community of Maple Valley. 5 Bedrooms plus den w/ built in desk & cabinets. Open & roomy Kitchen with Butcher Block Island, skylights & eating nook. Spacious family room with custom built-in bookshelves that flank fireplace and additional custom wood-work in Den/Office. . Spacious rooms upstairs include 4 Bedrooms and Bonus (or 5th BR) Sumptuous Master with radiant heat tile floors & walk-in closet. Hunter Douglas Blinds throughout. Sunsetter Awning over back patio. Built in generator & loads of storage. 3…

Lawson Hill Estates | Black Diamond Cutie Just Sold!

Black Diamond Homes

  Lawson Hills is a charming community of homes built in the early 1990′s on larger than average lots and many with 3 car garages. I was lucky to have represented the buyers on their purchase of this adorable 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Tri-Level with a HUGE rear yard! SOLD for $275,000!  

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…