Federal Way, WA Real Estate News

By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: LUXURY HOMES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with champions...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: HOMES WITH VIEWS If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with champi...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: WATERFRONT HOMES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with champ...
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By Diane Kawell
(Windermere Real Estate / West Campus / Federal Way WA)
The romantic comedy "I Love You Because" is being performed Feb 5 - 21 at the Knutzen Family Theatre at Dumas Bay, which is a fantastic setting in Federal Way .. for more details, and to see about buying tickets, please go directly to the Centerstage website.  The comedy is about 2 brothers and dating in New York city .. directed by Brandon Ivie of the 5th Avenue Theatre and starring Don Daryl Rivera, voted the 2009 "Person to Watch" by the Puget Sound theater community. Grab your sweetie and enjoy great,  local entertainment!
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By Diane Kawell
(Windermere Real Estate / West Campus / Federal Way WA)
People ask me all the time "How's the Market?" An important part of any answer to that question would include the percentage of homes on the market that are in a distressed situation. (Foreclosures being homes that are on the market and owned by a bank, or a short sale or pre-forclosure property which is still technically owned by an individual person.) As of January 15, 2010, in Federal Way: Active Listings For Sale: 40% distressed. Pending Home Sales: 60% distressed. Sold in the past 6 months: 44% distressed. Why is this important? First of all, buyers use the info to decide where they might look to find a good price for their purchase. Sellers use the info to help determine how to price their home to sell. Appraisers use the info to determine whether there is a trend on values moving...
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By Julie Booth, Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process
(Fidelity National Title)
The new Safety Cameras have "caught" me making a right turn on a red light!Imagine my surprise when I opened up an envelope from the Federal Way Police Department to find a "COURTESY WARNING NOTICE" complete with photographs of my "infraction".   I thought they were going to ask for a donation, but they did not.  This is a warning only but the letter lets me know that this "infraction" carries a penalty up to $250.00.  The photo's in the notice clarify to me that I did stop first, but perhaps it wasn't long enough (have you ever heard of a California Stop?).  Well, fellow Federal Way residents:  Be aware and be careful.Julie
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
(www.roundrealestate.com)
Federal Way, WA 2009 - How Did The Real Estate Market Fare? A Recap of home sales In 2009, there were 636 home sales in Federal Way, Washington. Of the 636, 50.9% were 3 bedroom homes and 36.6% were 4 bedroom homes. The remaining 12.6% were either 2 bedroom homes or 5+ bedroom homes. To Recap 2009 - here are the averages- The average square footage was 1970 square feet. The average days on market time was 79 days. 36.16% of homes sold in 0-30 days, 18.87% sold in 31-60 days, 12.58% sold in 61-90 days, and 32.39% took longer than 90 days to get under contract. The average list price at contract was $277,859. The average sold price was $270,862. The average sale price to list price percentage was 97.48%. If a Federal Way home was listed longer than 30 days the SP vs. LP percentage dropped...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
(www.roundrealestate.com)
Federal Way, WA December 2009 monthly home sales stats The month of December saw 57 home sales in Federal Way, WA. A great way to end the year! Here are the averages- The average square footage was 1922 The average $ per square foot was $133.49. The average days on market was 112. The shortest sale was 1 day; the longest was 523 days. The average original list price was $267,387. The average list price at contract was $252,457. The average sold price was $248,211. The average sale price to list price percentage was 98.32%. The lowest sales price was $55,000 and the highest sales price was $546,000. In Federal Way there are currently 382 active listings (homes on the market without contracts)!  Based on the current active listings, if no new homes came on the market, it would take almost...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: HOMES WITH FOUR BEDROOMS. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way wi...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: LUXURY HOMES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with champions...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: SHORT SALE PROPERTIES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with ...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: FOUR BEDROOM HOMES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with cha...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: THREE BEDROOM HOMES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with ch...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: FOUR BEDROOM HOMES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with cha...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: GOLF COURSE HOMES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with cham...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: VIEW PROPERTIES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with champi...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
FEDERAL WAY REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: WATERFRONT PROPERTIES. If you are looking for a home in Federal Way, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse communities with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way has over eight miles of Puget Sound waterfront! Real estate available on the beautiful Puget Sound and surrounding lakes offer beach access, luxury and custom homes, mountain, territorial and vista views, plus much more. Don't forget about all that Federal Way has to offer! Shop Federal Way Commons, Opus Crossing, a grand Farmer's Market and a variety of shops in Federal Way's shopping district. Local beaches and parks make outdoor activity abundant. Sporting events abound in Federal Way with ...
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By John Akers
(Keller Williams)
For those of you who are looking at buying or selling in Federal Way, here is a quick look at this year's Federal Way housing market. 2009 So Far Just like the rest of the country, the Federal Way housing market has seen its fair share of depreciation in 2009.  As of November 30th, Federal Way has seen an overall depreciation of 14.21%, but not all is despair.  The silver lining comes with the fact that nearly all of this year's losses for Federal Way came in the first two months of the year.  January and February saw 9.71% and 5.38% depreciation, respectively.  Since then, the housing market in Federal Way has more or less stabilized with no single month losing or gaining more than 4.66%.  Another silver lining comes in the form of total numbers of homes sold so far this year.  As of t...
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By Julie Booth, Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process
(Fidelity National Title)
I am blessed to be living in a beautiful spot.  I took this photo the morning of the 23rd of November here in Redondo, Washington.   We are known for our rainfall, but really we should be known for our diverse weather and beauty. Redondo is a neighborhood in Federal Way Washington, 18 miles south of Seattle.  To view the fall events that are planned for this year, click here. Thanks for taking the time to check this out and have a terrific day! Julie  
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By Julie Booth, Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process
(Fidelity National Title)
My granddaughter and I are sporting a couple of the scarves that I whipped up after getting so very inspired at a signing at a sellers place of business, recently.  Did you see this earlier blog about All Points Yarn? My granddaughter loves her new scarf and I am now working on a much larger special project for a special someone (can't say much about it yet). I really want to thank Morgan at All Point Yarns in Des Moines for awakening my creative interests.  I can hardly wait to see where my next signing takes me! Julie  
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