Tips & Advice

Maple Valley New Construction Sales | 2012 Market Report

Median values of newly constructed, Single Family homes within the Tahoma School District boundaries remained relatively stable in a year over year comparison to closed sales in 2011. For 2012, the median price of New Homes was $289,995 compared to $284,900 for 2011….nothing too exciting there. But the glimmer of hope signs of a stabilizing/recovering market lie in both the 29% increase in sales, along with a 600% increase in the number of sales priced between $350,000 and $399,999. Confidence One word embraced by builder, lender, consumer and appraiser alike….

Maple Valley Home Sellers Have Field of Dreams Opportunity in 2013

Home buyers looking to settle within the Tahoma School District boundaries have not been intimidated by heavy rains or Seasonal distractions. Low inventory, rising rents and unbelievably low mortgage rates are factors bringing both owner-occupants and investors to the table….often with boxing gloves on. (Cash usually wins but not in the case of Bank Owned “first look” initiatives) A year over year comparison of Single Family Homes listings within the Tahoma School District shows inventory at it’s highest in 2011 during the month of November, a historically slow month for…

Thinking about Buying a “Fixer”?

Years ago the term “fixer-upper” in an ad would flood my office with phone calls. They just weren’t that abundant in the greater Maple Valley area and buyers knew with certainty if they could just get one under their belt (so to speak), the return would be more than worth their effort. Fast forward many years and fixers (also commonly referred to as homes requiring TLC) have become much easier to find. If you’re thinking about buying a home in need of repairs, this article from House Logic has some…