Federal Way, WA Real Estate News

By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Holiday With Lights at Wild Waves in Federal Way   The entire family can enjoy Wild Waves this winter. From December 14th to December 31st Wilid Waves Theme Park will be open for Holiday With Lights.  There is so much to do! For the price of admission, the entire family can stroll through the park and look at lights, see Santa at the North Pole, visit Toyland (lights and activities for children 12 and under), watch Holiday Shows, and enjoy the sounds of Victorian Carolers. And to make this an even greater family "must do" - four of the park's sections are open and the rides are operating. Celebration Square, Old West Territory, Northwest Territory, and Kiddie Land are open every night.  Click here for complete information on Holiday With Lights. Prices range from $12.99 to $14.99. Child...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Letters to Santa at Macy's and Make A Wish   Do you know why Macy's has a "Letters To Santa" mailbox in all their stores? I didn't fully understand the reason why until just today.  For every Letter to Santa Macy's collects they will donate $1 to the Make A Wish Foundation. The Make A Wish Foundation grants wishes to life threatening medical conditions. Wishes such as a puppy, a Disney Cruise, a professional basketball or hockey game, go to prom, donate bunny blankets at the local hospital, or a request to meet a New York Firefighter. The Wishes are as diverse as the wisher themselves. Most wishes fall into one of four categories- I wish to be, I wish to meet, I wish to have, and I wish to go.  Make A Wish's 25,000 volunteers have granted more than 225,000 wishes for children with life ...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Pet Portraits With Santa Coming To Federal Way Looking to get a picture of your beloved four legged friend with Santa? There are several opportunities coming soon to Federal Way. Santa Photos are coming to the Federal Way Petco. You can get your pet's picture taken on  Saturday, December 8th; Saturday and Sunday December 15th and 16th; and Saturday December 22nd.  Times are 11:00am to 4:00pm Price is $8.95 and all proceeds will benefit a local animal charity. Petco is located at 31419 Pacific Highway SouthFederal Way, WA 98003 Visit the local Petco for more details on the Pet Portraits With Santa Coming to Federal Way      
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By Kendra Todd
(The Kendra Todd Group)
  1818 S 286th Lane #Q202 Federal Way, WA 98003 3 bedroom condo for sale Price : $122,000 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 1.75 Square Foot : 1,130 Community : Redondo County : King Property Type : Condo or Townhouse Year Built : 1990 MLS Number : 408510 3 bedroom condo for sale in Federal Way, Washington Property Description: 3 bedroom condo for sale in Federal Way, Washington We welcome you to come tour this top floor end unit. This 3 bedroom condo for sale in Federal Way, Washington would be ideal for a first time homebuyer, or somone looking to downsize. That's because this 3 bedroom condo for sale in Federal Way, Washington comes with low responsibilities, tons of amenaties, and a great low price. With high end finish es throughout the entire unit this 3 bedroom condo for sale in Federal W...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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How Not To Sell Your Federal Way House In Today's Market   As I was going through the MLS looking for homes for a client I came across this picture. It is an actual picture of a house for sale in Federal Way that was live on our local multiple listing service. No joke! I did not photoshop this in any way. It was exactly as I posted it here.  This is a perfect example of How Not To Sell Your Federal Way House in Today's Market.  I cannot imagine what the other agent was thinking.  Did this picture showcase the fine features of this house? Did this picture showcase how large the home was? Did this picture showcase the landscaping? Did this picture invite the buyer to come inside? Did this picture invoke a feeling of home? Can you even see the house? To me, the answer to all of these quest...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Federal Way October 2012 Real Estate Stats   71 homes sold (closed) in Federal Way in October 2012.     Here are the averages of the 71 Federal Way October 2012 Real Estate Stats-   The average sold price was $231,774. The median sales price was $220,000. The sales prices ranged from $105,000 to $525,000. The houses were on the market for an average of 73 days before they received a contract. 58 of the 71 Federal Way sales were priced $299,999 and below. (81.69% of the sales!) Only two sales were priced at $400,000 and above.     226 Federal Way homes are under contract (pending sales). Of the 226 pending sales, 97 homes are short sales waiting for lien holder approval of the short sale (42.9%). Short sales are still very prevelant in Federal Way WA.   Currently there are only 176 singl...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Helping Local Federal Way Families Looking for a way to help local Federal Way families this Thanksgiving?  Heritage Bank and Grace Church have teamed up and are raising money and collecting supplies to feed at least 100 families in our community. What can you do? You can either donate a meal kit or donate money.  Each meal needs the following- 1 aluminum roasting pan 1 box stuffing mix 1 can cranberry sauce 2 cans of green beans 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 packet gravey mix The perishable items will be added later. To keep things simple, please do not add additional items.    The more completed kits they receive, the more families they can help since they will not need to use the donated funds to buy them.    If you are interested in helping local Federal Way families this Thanksgiv...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Fall Leaves in Federal Way Up Close As a follow up to the post the other day of Fall Colors In Federal Way, I thought I would post a follow up photo of the colorful fall leaves that are visible every October and November. This close up photo is from the "Split Personality" tree I mentioned in that post. Isn't it gorgeous?                                   
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Fall Colors in Federal Way Federal Way has a lot of green trees. In fact, most of the main streets are tree lined. Which means in the fall we have quite a show of fall colors. As you drive down the streets of Federal Way you will see lots of yellow, orange, red, and burgandy leaves.  Like this tree for instance. There are two of them in the parking lot of the Federal Way Keller Williams office. I call them the split personality trees. Here it is nearly the middle of November and they are still partly green. Almost like they are refusing to believe it is actually fall. Not unlike many local people of Federal Way. Summer seemed awfully short this year.  There are many good drives to see the colorful leaves in Federal Way- South 320th between Pacific Highway and Hoyt Road,  Peasly Canyon, ...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Veterans Day - A time to say thanks As Veterans Day approaches I wanted to take a moment to say Thank You all of our past, present, and even future Military personnel. I truly appreciate your sacrifices so that I can have the freedoms that I currently enjoy.  Without you, I would not be blessed with a great husband and amazing child nor would I have a have a career I love, My family and I go to the beach several times each summer, go camping, have weekly dinners with friends and extended family, take our dog for a walk, go up in the mountains each year to select and cut our Christmas tree, or any one of the other thousand freedoms and luxuries I enjoy. In our family my grandfathers both served in the military. One was in the Marines; one was in the Navy. My older brother was in the  Mar...
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By Reba Haas, Team Reba, CDPE
(Team Reba of RE/MAX Metro Eastside www.TeamReba.com)
We've got one of the best bus systems in the United States, but we're still working on overall high capacity transit strategies in the Puget Sound region.  While some areas of King County and Snohomish County have benefited from rail service there are requests by Sound Transit for input from more of the I-5 corridor for new high capacity options.  If you'd like to weigh in your opinion and are in the Federal Way and Des Moines areas, here is your chance by either attending an upcoming meeting and/or filling out the accompanying survey:   Sound Transit is kicking off the process for working with South King County communities on options for extending high-capacity transit service. The effort will help shape alternatives for building high capacity transit from South 200th Street to Kent/De...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Emergency Preparedness Training in Federal Way On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, the Umpqua Bank in Federal Way will be holding a free seminar on Disaster Readiness. Umpqua Bank has paired with the American Red Cross to offer valuable information on how to be ready if disaster strikes.    Learn to make a family emergency plan and an emergency kit.    All are invited to attend.   The cost is FREE.    Hours are 5:30-7pm   The address for the Emergency Preparedness Training in Federal Way is- 1900 S 320th St Federal Way, WA     
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Federal Way Winter Farmers Market The Federal Way Farmers Market is now available all year long with the announcement that there will now be a Winter Farmers Market in the Commons Mall (formerly the Seatac Mall) in Federal Way on South 320th StreetThe Grand Opening of the Winter Farmers Market is November 16th, 2012. It is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. You will find it at the old Borders book store location.Vendors will have fall produce, flowers,pasta, jams, jellies,handcrafted items such as scarves and gloves, and more!If you are interested in becoming a vendor call Karla at 253-261-8157. Or click here to visit the Federal Way Farmers Market website.If you see me at the Federal Way Winter Farmers Market, please say hi.
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(NextHome Experience)
29411 18th St Federal Way, WA 98003   Steel Lake Duplex Back on the Market | Offered at $249,950 | Marketed by Colleen Fischesser RE/MAX Select   Located on a quiet street just off Highway 99 in the Steel Lake area of Federal Way, this solid 1968 built Duplex (2 units top/bottom) has been family owned for decades. Each unit features 3 Bedrooms and more than 1000 square feet of living space. The top unit has Living/Dining area with sliders to a deck over looking shared, fenced rear yard. Eat-in Kitchen, Washer Dryer in unit, Full bath and 3 Bedrooms.       Lower unit has more updates as this was the owners unit for the last few years. Newer carpet, updated appliances and center Island in the Kitchen were recent improvements.This unit's Dining room opens to covered patio and yard. There i...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Federal Way Dog Halloween Party Oct 27th 2012   The group Park Pals is hosting a Howl-O-Ween Party for dogs and their owners on Saturday, October 27th, at the Federal Way Farmer's Market.  Registration begins at 10am. Contests start at 11am. Suggested donation is $5 to enter (or more since it goes to a great cause!). There are eight contests- Dog/Owner Look Alike Funniest Scariest Best Small Dog Best Large Dog Best Trick Best in Show People's Choice Prizes will be given for each first place winner! There will also be raffles, trick or treating for the kids, a professional photographer who will send you home with a CD of your pet/poses, and Animal Services will be doing a K-9 demonstration at 1pm.    During the dog party, Park Pals will be collecting pet items for the Senior Pet Program....
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Federal Way September 2012 Monthly Home Sales Stats   63 homes sold (closed) in Federal Way in September 2012.     Here are the averages of the 63 Federal Way WA September 2012 Home Sales-   The average sold price was $254,064. The median sales price was $223,000. The sales prices ranged from $80.900 to $840,000. The houses were on the market for an average of 57 days before they received a contract. One was on the market 472 days before it received/accepted a contract; several were on the market less than 10 days before receiving a contract.  48 of the 63 Federal Way sales were priced $299,999 and below. (76% of the sales!)     225 Federal Way homes are under contract (pending sales).  Of the 225 pending sales, 95 homes are short sales waiting for lien holder approval of the short sale...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Kingsgrove in Federal Way Spetember 2012 Monthly Home Sales Stats   The month of September has two Kingsgrove active homes for sale.    They are- 37822 27th Place South, Federal Way, WA, and 37726 26th Drive South, Federal Way, WA.   There were no pending sales in September.  There were no closed sales (sold homes) in September.   Not much activity to report for Kingsgrove in Federal Way September 2012 Monthly Home Sales Stats   .  
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Federal Way Real Estate Roller Coaster   The last few years has been a roller coaster for the real estate market. RealEstate.com has a very interesting info-graphic on the  national real estate market. You can see their article on the Trillion Dollar Real Estate Recovery Roller Coaster by clicking on the link. It is definately eye opening.    And they challenged us local agents to write about what is happening in our markets.  The graphic to the right represents the Federal Real Estate Market in the last two years.  The red bars represent the number of available homes (active listings). They have decreased from approximately 670 homes for sale in Federal Way to about 340 homes currently for sale. That's down about 46.1%.  The blue bars in the graph represents the number of Federal Way h...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Women's Car Care Clinic October 13th   Bob Bjorneby's Carstar Federal Way Collision is hosting a Women's Car Care Clinic on Saturday, October 13th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. In this clinic you will learn about preventative maintenance measures and auto safety. You will learn about tires, chains, lights, and fluids. Live demos include changing a tire, putting chains on, airbag explosions and general safety. Bob Bjorneby's will also cover when to repair vs. replace windshields and wiper blades. If you attend this Women's Car Care Clinic, you will be looking at parts and touching "real" cars. So please wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you may get dirty! :) The $10 donation for the Women's Car Care Clinic will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington and Alaska.  Goodie ...
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
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Jade River Acupuncture - Federal Way Jade River Accupuncture is located in Federal Way WA. They specialize in chronic pain management using the Balanced Method of Acupuncture. If you suffer from migraine headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or any type of neck, back, or shoulder pain, you should make an appointment to see Lory Lee at Jade River Acupuncture. In fact, there are more than 40 chronic and acute disorders that she can help you with including fatigue, PMS, infertility, allergies, and quitting smoking. . Lory is very well qualified. She trained at the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Washington, graduated with a Masters of Science in Acupuncture.She has a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and is a Detoxification Specialist.  She is a Bala...
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