Auburn, WA Real Estate News

By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
If you're wondering, really, where your home price is, take a look at this little chart. Here you can see that the average closed sale home price in Auburn at the end of June is still below average price as it was in 2005! As you can see also, prices continue to fall in the area. Here you can see the steep climb buyers paid for homes during 2005 and how they basically leveled off until June of 2008, when they took a nosedive. Graphs such as this one tell the overall story vividly. Every area is different, every neighborhood is different and every home is different. But be careful! One danger in focusing too much on a chart of this type is that it's ONE piece of information used when considering the value of your home when it's time for sale -- or perhaps when it's time to purchase. But ...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(NextHome Experience)
"Green acres is the place for me. Farm livin' is the life for me. Land spreadin' out so far and wide Keep Manhattan Seattle, just give me that countryside." I've seen aLOT of houses over the nearly 2 decades I've been selling real estate. Although I'm able to appreciate each one (no matter size, condition or location) for it's individuality, every now and then I'm able to view and (even better) sell a really special property. This was the case with the sale of this 6.5 acre mini-farm on Green Valley Road which closed on June 29. What an awesome property! The original owners had maintained the home in impeccable condition and had created a completely self-sustaining farm; from raising their own beef, to HUGE garden, fruit and nut trees, barn/shop, generator, gas pump....you name, this pl...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
One of our family's favorite events takes place every July 3rd at Emerald Downs in Auburn. Now, the horse racing is great ... and if you bet more than $2 a race, you just might make more than my usual 20-cents! (actually, that's pretty good for me ... I'm usually rooting for the horse that comes in dead last). After the races, however, is the best part -- Emerald Downs hosts one of the most spectacular fireworks events we've ever seen! I don't believe there's any admission charge to get in for just the fireworks show, but it IS crowded. (Admission to the races is $7 for each adult, with kids under 17 free.) You'll want to bring your blanket and spread out on the lawn to watch. The show lasts for, oh maybe 20 minutes or so. And it's amazing. And since it's held on the 3rd, you can still ...
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By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
Meadow Glen, Auburn, Washington. Home for Sale/Open House/AND COMMUNITY YARD SALE June 27, 2009 Come by and see this immaculate single level home. Perfect for anyone who is looking for a home without stairs or senior living. Great neighborhood in Meadow Glen, Auburn. Open House presented by Julianna Hind, Real Estate and Staging Professional   For a personal showing, or to talk to Julianna about staging and listing your home for sale, please call 206-679-4768.
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By Krisy Clayton~, "Where Commitment and Possibilities Meet"
(Skyline Properties)
Now is the time to purchase. With the generous tax credit, great interest rates and an abundance of properties, how about owning a condo in Auburn Wa.? It is close to freeways, shopping and plenty of outdoor activities. Family friendly Auburn Wa. sounds like a great place to call home.                                                    Contact me today for a list of available properties. I would love to walk through this journey with you. It is my privilege to be your REALTOR. A condo, single family home, land in Auburn, WA.  I can help. Live Life, Be well...Namaste! Krisy Clayton www.kristinaclayton.com krisy@kw.com 253-576-4304
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By Julie OnullBrien, The Right Choice in Realtors
(Keller Williams )
If you missed the Cascade Jr High vs Olympic Jr High Softball game in Auburn, WA.... You missed a seriously good time!  We are all Alumni from Auburn High School about 1986 - 1988. It all started on Facebook with a few old friends trash talking about the Jr High Schools in Auburn that they had gone too.  Apparently, it blew up into a full on Old Folks Baseball game.  Robby Akau was the "get it together" guy.  He talked me into going and I am glad he did. We all met down at West Auburn High School on Saturday, May 9th.  It was supposed to be 1:00 - 4:00 and well... We started playing about 1:45 maybe?  There were people there I hadn't seen in years.  There were some folks I had never met (or don't remember) before and no one seemed to care.  We got lucky because the day was gorgeous. Fro...
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By Krisy Clayton~, "Where Commitment and Possibilities Meet"
(Skyline Properties)
Indoors, outdoors, nightlife, parks, family fun...you name it Auburn, WA. has it all! I want to be your REALTOR as you begin the search for your next home in beautiful Auburn or any area. If you need to sell I want to market your home I will be proud to represent you. Right now inventory is staggering in Auburn Wa.  The average sold price is $244,747 with the average market time of 98 days. What is your price range? Click below to view homes in these price ranges: $100,000-$200,000   $200,000-$300,000   $300,000-$400,000  $400,000-$500,000  $500,000 UP There is plenty to do in Auburn and better yet, very affordable housing and a REALTOR ready to work for you! Be well & live life...Namaste! Krisy Clayton Keller Williams Realty krisy@kw.com 253-576-4304    
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
A couple new Active Rain members! I've had an opportunity to work with a number of incredible business people as an Ambassador to the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, here in western Washington. Two of my new friends, Ron Copple, and Theresa Timms are experts in business networking and both are heavily involved with the Chamber and the Ambassador program. They've been inspirational resources for me so far and I'm looking forward to their perspective on insurance! I hope you'll help me in making them welcome here at Active Rain. Let's encourage them to start posting!
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Lakeland Hills is a planned community located on the East Hill, just north of Lake Tapps. It sits right on the King County and Pierce County dividing line. It's an interesting area to observe, from a real estate standpoint, simply because there's such a wonderful mix of new construction, townhouses, single family homes in "condo" style, where the lots are small but the homes are detached, and some older homes with larger lots and fantastic views. In Lakeland, it's common to see amazing views of both the Cascades and Mt. Rainier, and then off to the west to see the Kent/Auburn valley and the Olympics out in the distance. Absolutely gorgeous area. As with many communities, at the moment there's a mix of brand new construction combined with an sad mix of short sale and bank-owned propertie...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Spring has started here in the south of Seattle area, in spite of our recent snow day! Who would'a thought we'd have snow in Seattle in March, for pete's sake! Buyers are starting to call with the "let's get going" message, especially over the last couple of weeks. Now that daylight savings time is in place and the sunshine is starting to come out, I'm thinking we'll finally be solidly in our Spring selling season.    
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
January sales in Auburn, Washington were slightly up during the first month of 2009! Granted these are small gains, but I'll take 'em! Trying to get a sense for the current market trend as far as how long it might take to clear out the current inventory was a bit tricky, however. Our snowy and rainy weather during December and January, combined with the holiday season, really put a damper on sales. Because the last three months comprises November, December, and January, I've used information for the last six months (August through January) in order to determine what might be a predictor for how long it could take to sell a home. Remember, however, that this information is just an estimate. Your house WILL SELL as long as, in the eyes of a buyer, it's the best house on the market -- both...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Lakeland Hills and all of its neighborhoods is a master-planned community on the east side of Auburn, just north of the Lake Tapps border. While the majority of homes in Lakeland are in King County, a portion of the community is actually in Pierce County. With it's combination of single family homes, townhouses, condominiums, apartments, shops, theatres, parks and beautiful views, Lakeland is one of my favorite Auburn places! Since I prepare sales statistics for Auburn, my home town!, I was asked to please prepare a little closer look at Lakeland activity this last month. So ... here you go! Please let me know if I can answer any questions! A quick review shows that homes in Lakeland priced between $200,000 and $300,000 currently sell the quickest, with approximately 7 months worth of i...
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By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
Auburn, WA  www.juliannahind.com Today at our Keller Williams Realty Team Meeting I recieved the coveted "You-are-lucky-to-have-the-BEST-CLIENTS-and-REFERRALS" AWARD! Also know as "Top Lister" ... but everyone knows, it's NOT about me... it's about the great people I know... and the ones I meet every day...   The other componant of this Award, that is not mentioned, is that I am also lucky enough to have such a great team at Keller Williams Auburn! ... And Keller Williams Realty International!!! ... These agents, this company, our CULTURE... is simply the best! Thank you for inspiring me to great things!   Julianna Hind, REALTOR® IRIS®, is dedicated to being your Real Estate and Staging Professional in the Greater Puget Sound Area. julianna@kw.com
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Sorry for the delay in getting these out this month. Time sure goes by fast! Hopefully this makes sense. I haven't figured out how to do a good job inserting tables into blogs yet, so all the nifty colors and fonts fall apart making this a bit more difficult to figure out. It's interesting looking at the activity for various "areas" of Auburn. We're so diverse here. As with most other areas, the lower-priced homes continue to sell well. Gads, there's actually fairly brisk selling going on for homes in the Auburn West Hill neighborhoods. Less than six months of inventory! Remember, what we're looking at here is to help determine what might happen if you were to list your home ... For example, if you listed your home in the West Hill area for under $300,000 ... you might expect that it wo...
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By Ray Koltermann
I heard active rain is a great networking source
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By Julianna Hind
(Keller Williams Realty Auburn)
The city of Auburn is well known for it's appreciation and celebration of the Arts. This year, we are looking forward to a variety of art shows and exhibitions. Here is the line-up so far, what great venues, and we arent even in 2009 yet! Get ready to mark your calendars: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AUBURN, Wash. - December 11, 2008 - Auburn Arts Commission is proud to announce the full schedule of exhibits by professional and emerging artists from the Puget Sound area to be featured in various City of Auburn locations. The City of Auburn oversees three exhibit spaces that feature rotating exhibitions; City Hall, Cheryl Sallee Gallery Wall at Auburn Senior Center, and the Auburn Avenue Theater.  A...
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By Julianna Hind
(Keller Williams Realty Auburn)
  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas season, but if you're like me, it's time for the kids to take all their toys to their rooms, take out the last of the Christmas wrapping recycling... (which will hopefuly be picked up soon) and say goodbye to that natural pine tree you chose this year. No artificial trees for you, right? You're a traditionalist! (Me too!) The good thing is, your tree can be recycled and mulched free of charge.   Here is what you need to know: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2008 AUBURN, Wash. - December 22, 2008 - Residents who live within the city limits of Auburn and have Waste Management or Allied Waste Services for garbage service can recycle their Christmas trees and organic wreaths for no additional cost. Murrey's Disposal customers who live within the city...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Hard to believe a month has passed since I began accumulating and analyzing the Auburn area market, which is where I live. Like many agents in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area, I've always managed to work throughout the Puget Sound area. Last month I became an active member of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and decided I really needed to be sure I knew what was going on in my own home town! It's been an interesting month. Instinctively, I've felt that homes were selling a wee bit faster, and the numbers prove that for most areas of Auburn, that's appears to be true. Similar to much of the southeast King County and Pierce County areas, homes at the upper end of the residential price points are selling far slower than homes in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, which appears to the real "swee...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Like all agents,, I keep track of what's going on market-wise in the area I regularly practice. Defining that area can be a bit tricky, however. My working "area" is pretty large -- I actually work throughout southeast King County and well into Pierce County. That's a LOT of statistics. However, I live in Auburn, and that's my "watch point." But Auburn's a big area too. Lots of neighborhoods. Lots of diversity as far as housing goes. Some areas tend to have less expensive homes, while others currently focus on big, perhaps newer houses. I always look at the statistics printed in the newspaper and reported by our MLS with a bit of caution. Not that's it's not good stuff. It's just that I know I'll get a call from a client, citing the statistic they read and wondering why their house hasn...
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By Brian Berend
(Farmers)
We had a little positive press this week from the local paper, http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/aub/community on our recent donation to the Auburn Police Department. I sure hope we can continue this program next year. I recently sponsored a hole and raffle at the Police Officer Association Golf Tournament as well. It'e nice to get into new groups of people loke this. It also helps people who need the assistance. I'm always looking to do something locally to keep my name out there. It's important to let your clients know your taking care of business and let everyone else know who you are.
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