Federal Way, WA Real Estate News

By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
WA Statewide Open House  -- Homes for Sale ! SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® along with REALTORS® all over Washington State are getting ready for the first ever "Statewide Open House Weekend (June 27-28)", this weekend!  Promotion of this program is taking place through radio, television and newspaper coverage all across Washington state. Watch for the REALTOR Blue Balloons on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28th. Buyers: Get off the Fence and into the game! Email juliannahind@johnlscott.com for Open House LISTS by Friday, June 26th at 6 PM... Or stop by MY OPEN HOUSE on Saturday at 9 AM in Auburn for a list of Open Houses in the area. Listen for Radio Coverage of the Event: Radio spots promoting this weekend will air in King/Snohomish/Pierce counties. KPLZ FM - M-F: 5A-10A, 7P-10P; SA: 10A-3...
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By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
Real Estate Agent Julianna Hind - 206-679-4768 Federal Way, Washington home owners can find hope in the new report from Forbes Magazine, which includes areas in Western Washington in the Top 10 list by Forbes. The magazine specifically lists Seattle - Tacoma - and Bellevue, Washington as cities that will recover more quickly from housing downturn than others. Federal Way, which is just south of Seattle and north of Tacoma, and is part of the Seattle - Tacome - Bellevue Metro area. Federal Way is a thriving Pacific Northwest community with vibrant neghborhoods, many of which provide beautiful views of the Puget Sound. The median price home is about $270K. From the article: 10 Cities Most Likely to Bounce Back Quickly Here is Forbes' top 10: Austin-Roundrock, Texas Fayetteville-Springdale...
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By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
Come visit this Open House in Federal Way, Washington! This Open House is part of the John L. Scott, First Time Home Buyer's "Affordable Home Tour" ...more dates and more homes to follow! If you are thinking of buying and are looking in the $350K and under pricing, this is your opportunity to view wonderful homes that are affordably priced. Looking to sell your home? Please call me at 206-679-4768 so we can get your home staged, listed, and on the tour!Federal Way, WA Open House - 3 Bedroom Close to BPA Trail! Saturday 6/13/2009 1-4 PMLocation: Federal Way, WAFirst Time Hone Buyers $8000 Tax Credit! Live next to the Bonneville Trail in Federal Way! $15K price reduction! Your chance to enjoy 1/3 of an acre & have an updated home. This home features: 4 bedrooms, 2.25 baths, a bonus rm, la...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
(www.roundrealestate.com)
Federal Way home sales for April 2009 were quite healthy! In April, 41 home sales closed.   Of these 41 Federal Way, WA homes 31 homes were priced under $300,000, six were priced at $300,000 to $400,000, three were priced from $400,000 to $500,000 and one sold above $500,000. Sale prices ranged from $72,900 to $565,000 with the average being $266,813. Days on market ranged from 0 days (new construction presales) to 834 days with the average being 131 days. There were 11 homes that sold in under 30 days (only two of those were new construction). Price per square foot ranged from $50.63 to $235.00 with the average being $139.28. Square footage ranged from 840 to 3,215 with the average being 1960. The sales price vs. the list price ratio ranged from 78.72% to 104.68%. And on average these ...
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1729 S.W. 318th PL Unit 50-A, Federal Way, WA Tastefully Remodeled Townhome in Tall Firs Community 2BR/1.5BA Condo offered at $188,000 Year Built 1978 Sq Footage 1,220 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $301 per month DESCRIPTION Spacious end unit townhome located at the far east end of Tall Firs. This home shows beautifully and has had recent updates including designer paint, new engineered hardwoods, new carpet/vinyl. Slate floors in entry, 1/2 bath & kitchen. Dining area w/large garden window that is unique to end units. Patio & deck w/hot tub, surrounded by tall fence for privacy.Upstairs is the master suite w/walk-in closet, built-in shelves and continental sink w/pass through to main bath. Addl bdrm + newer w/d. see ...
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By Diane Kawell
(Windermere Real Estate / West Campus)
  According to my search in the MLS database,for February 2009, 40 of the 50 new sales contracts accepted on homes in Federal Way happened in the last 2 weeks - hopefully this is not just a flash in the pan, but we'll take every bright spot we can find in this real estate market! Current Inventory of Homes for Sale total 349 and are priced from a low of $85,405 to a high of $1,340,000 - and a median price of $299,950. Sales Pending currently total 103, from a low of $75,000 to a high of $685,000 and the median price of $259,000. These homes averaged 73 days on the market before a sale. February Closed Sales totaled 23, low $152,400 to high of $621,000, and median at $270,000.  The total closed is virtually unchanged from January (21)  So based on closed sales we are at a 15 month supply...
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By Diane Kawell
(Windermere Real Estate / West Campus)
As I listen to a soft, calming, Mozart serenade and study the latest numbers on Federal Way real estate - I almost choke on my own gasping! In the last month (Oct 31 to Nov 30) there has been a 21% drop in the average sale price (from $365,000 down to $290,000) and a 52% drop in the actual number of homes sold. At this rate we have gone from an 8 month supply of homes on the market to 14.8 months. These numbers are for new and resale single family homes as a group. Pretty bad for sellers who need to sell - But, if you are a buyer, with solid credit and job stability, This Is Your Golden Opportunity - no kidding. YOU HAVE THE BEST BUYING POWER IN YEARS, MAYBE A COUPLE DECADES EVEN. Remember rates last week? Dipped under 5%, and if you were one of the smart ones who were all ready to lock...
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By Diane Kawell
(Windermere Real Estate / West Campus)
When Considering Where to Live & What Things Will Add Long Term Value to Your Life and to Your Property, Consider Two of the Most Popular Reasons to Choose Federal Way:1. Spectacular Views and Waterfront Settings! We have an amazing variety of properties with Puget Sound, Vashon Island and Olympic Mountain views all in combination; properties with outstanding views of majestic Mt Rainier and the Cascade range; and several fresh water lakes with boating, fishing and swimming opportunities.  Many of our homes are waterfront - either salt water (Puget Sound) or fresh water lakes. In the Redondo community there's a public boat launch for getting out onto the Sound, and there's also a half mile long pedestrian boardwalk to get out and enjoy fantastic salty air while taking in the scenery. 2....
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By Diane Kawell
(Windermere Real Estate / West Campus)
After 8 months ... Tada ... We Finally Hit The Sweet Spot! And I swear it was the 1 hour of professional staging that made it happen. Just 2 days after the stager & I rearranged the living room, changed some artwork, and reset the dining room table - a buyer waltzed in and fell in love. They had been looking for many months. As homeowners and agents, we need to be totally open to having a "fresh set of eyes" come in and put the right spin on our properties for sale. I truly believe this home would have sold faster, and possibly for more money, had we had Jenny out sooner. I highly recommend Jenny Eglian, owner of JacketUp  professional staging and organizing services.
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
(www.roundrealestate.com)
Open House on Tuesday November 4 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 3733 SW 39th St, Federal Way, WA 98023. This fantastic 4 bedroom, 2.75 bath home has been completely remodeled on the inside - virtually from the studs out! It features new hardwood floors, new kitchen and bath cabinets, granite counters in kitchen and baths, stainless steel appliances, amazing millwork throughout including crown molding, fresh designer paint inside, new carpeting, new paint outside summer 2007, and much much more! Please stop by to tour this great home before or after you go to the polls. You won't be disappointed! Light refreshments will be served too. :) For more information, please call Debi at 206-949-4785. Thank you!
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
(www.roundrealestate.com)
Tomorrow is my office's "Paint The Town Red Open House and Food Drive". I will be at my new listing at 3733 SW 319th St, Federal Way, WA 98023 from 1-4pm. All donations and proceeds will go to Federal Way's Multi Service Center. "The Multi Service Center provides services to help people unleash their own potential to solve problems and become more self-reliant".  Their services include "food, clothing, housing, education, employment, energy assistance and advocacy for elderly and disabled persons through our Long-Term Care Ombussman Program." I will be accepting donations of food, household items, clothing, and cash. Please come by and drop of your donation and while you are at it, check out this great home for sale. Hopefully I'll see you there. Thank you!
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Open!  Sunday June 8th, 2008  1-4PM 36006 11th AVE SW, Federal Way, WA 98023 $470,000 Here are some of the details, but don't miss your chance to see this one first hand! Large 4 bedroom/2.5 bath 3120 square foot home in sought-after Seattle suburb neighborhood of Devonshire in Federal Way close to everything! Better than new construction 2005 upgraded Norris home with granite, cherry, stainless, and all appliances stay for your convenience! Formal dining & living room with detailed moldings. High ceilings, hardwoods, French doors,gas fireplace, YARD and more with a large upstairs loft & downstairs den plus a three car garage & private playground a few doors down. This house is probably the best deal in Federal Way so don't miss it! You could also easily convert at least one of the extr...
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By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
Dewey Color Consultant Training - Spring 2008, Federal Way       We just completed our Spring session for Certified Dewey Color Consultants at my studio in Federal Way, Washington. I am proud to announce two new Color Consultants here in the state of Washington, JoLynn Pipkin of Snohomish and Dr. Karen Norum of Spokane Valley. Jolynn is experienced as an Interior Redesigner and Real Estate Stager, and Dr. Karen Norum is a talented Feng Shui Practitioner and is also a Devine Paint Color Consultant. The 2 day seminar was a great way to end the week, as well as the month of May! Pictured above: Me, Dr. Karen Norum,DCC, JoLynn Pipkin, DCC and Barbi Ford, DCC.  Our next Color Consultant Certification course is July 28th and 29th -- In Renton, Washington in the Keller Williams Training Room. ...
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На прошлой неделе я показывала дом одному моему клиенту. Это замечательный, исторический дом недалеко от залива. Он выставлен на продажу хозяевами, без помощи агента. Этот сервис называется MLS for owners. За определенную сумму денег ваш дом ставят на MLS и вам присылают знак, для установки перед домом. Вот и всё. Затем вы сами должны заниматься рекламой и продажей. В случае этого дома, хозяева были просто молодцы. Они очень хорошо подготовили дом, большинство вещей уже было упаковано в ящики и сложено в подвал. Они подготовили специальные брошюры. И книгу о доме. Которая включала информацию о всех счетах, ремонте, размере земли, фотографии до и после и т.д.Моему покупателю, дом очень понравился, но не настолько, чтобы захотеть его купить за предлагаемую сумму. Поэтому он решил подождат...
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Если у вас достаточно заложенного имущества в вашем доме, вы всё ещё можете получить солидную сумму денег от продажи в нанешнем, медленном рынке недвижимости. До тех пор пока продажа дома не идёт вопреки вашему финансовому состоянию, это всегда безопасно.  Рынок недвижимости всегда имеет свои циклы. Подьёмы и падения происходят в течении 5-10 летних циклов, но в любом случае с течением лет стоимость недвижимости растёт.  Если вы продаете дом для того, чтобы купить дом побольше, то состояние рынка не имеет большого значения. Рассмотрим это на простом примере. Ваш дом стоит $330,000-$340,000 при стабильном рынке. Рынок в вашем районе достаточно медленный, много домов выставлены на продажу, и немного продаётся. Для того, чтобы продать дом в данных условиях, реалтор предлагает поставить дом...
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By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
Federal Way, WA by Roomspinners Redesign A Small Entryway gets a Grand Treatment with wall art, iron work and greenery. The space does not offer room for the traditional entry table, yet the wall sconces provide light, and become a decorative feature in the room. By keeping the art at eye level, guests are drawn in, while still feeling the spaciousness the vaulted ceiling has to offer, which is accentuated by the iron work and uplighting delivered by the sconces. Interior Redesign makes the best use of the space in a home, and enhances the overall feeling and appearance. If you are in the Greater Puget Sound Area, invite the Roomspinners into your home and experience it for yourself!Let Me Refer YOU to Active Rain 
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By Debi Wright
(nwRealty.com)
The city of Federal Way, Washington, has developed 3.6 miles of trails that follows the right of way for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) transmission lines through the city.  Most of the trail has been paved and has a nice easy grade that is perfect for bicyclists young and old.  The trail weaves in and out of communities making the BPA Trail a great fit for families to exercise together or just get to know their neighbors.Map of the BPA Trail
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By Debi Wright
(nwRealty.com)
For the summer we've decided to 'get in shape'.  I know that sounds rather korny... but as a family, we're trying to do activities together.  We've been going in the morning as a way to keep the kids on a school schedule through out the summer, making the transition in September easier for everyone.The facility is the new community center in Federal Way, WA.  It has a 6 lane lap pool, indoor water slides, a lazy river, as well as 3 basketball/vollyball courts walking track and weight machines.  So far, the adventure has kept us all sane for the summer. 
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