Real Estate Thoughts & Advice for the Auburn, Kent, Maple Valley, Puyallup, Renton & Tacoma Areas

New Construction Auburn, WA – Sonata Hill by Quadrant Homes

New Construction Auburn, WA – Sonata Hill by Quadrant Homes

New Construction in Auburn, WA – Sonata Hill by Quadrant Homes Each spring I take a hard look at new construction neighborhoods in and around my own Auburn, Washington home. Over the last year or so, this Auburn, WA area has had a shortage of resale properties, other than short sales and bank-owned properties which, when competitively priced, have been snatched up by investors for use as rental properties. Enter new construction! The Auburn Washington area sits south of Seattle … and north of Tacoma … making it an ideal area for commuting. We’re also a logical and affordable... [Read more...]

Graham, WA-5+ Bedrooms & USDA, Zero-Down Financeable!

Graham, WA-5+ Bedrooms & USDA, Zero-Down Financeable!

Front of this Michael’s Landing Beauty! Just relisted at $279,000, this amazing Michael’s Landing home sits within the USDA financing boundaries, which means you may be able to purchase it with a zero down payment. It’s priced well below new construction in the north Graham, south hill Puyallup area, along with being priced less than other homes in the neighborhood. The owners really want to move on! Make no mistake — this isn’t a fixer-upper. It’s a beautiful home with an incredible floor plan. You can’t help but fall in love with this five-bedroom plus... [Read more...]

Preparing Your House For Sale in Auburn, WA … or Anywhere!

Preparing Your House For Sale in Auburn, WA … or Anywhere!

Preparing Your House For Sale in Auburn, WA … or Anywhere! As with so many of the good things we want in life, selling a house is just plain hard work. Your house will be examined through a looking glass, so it’s critically important that it be well prepared, well priced, and well represented. Here are just a few of the steps necessary before hanging that For Sale sign: House Prep While this sometimes feels like an almost insurmountable task, carefully preparing your house is definitely the first step in successfully selling a home in today’s market. If you’ve ever taken the time... [Read more...]

Des Moines, WA-Woodmont Area-Classic Tri-Level Home on Culdesac

Des Moines, WA-Woodmont Area-Classic Tri-Level Home on Culdesac

Des Moines, WA Classic Tri-Level Home Des Moines, WA-Classic Tri-Level Home on Culdesac for Sale, 4 bedroom This is the home you’ve always wanted — meticulously maintained and first time on the market! The owners worked closely with their builder in 1986 to be sure the house met their careful standards, adding little touches here and there to make the home exactly what they wanted. You’ll appreciate the classic finishes and spaces surrounding the house, both inside and out. Carefully painted cedar siding, maintained 30-year style architectural roof (new in 2002), newer high efficiency furnace.... [Read more...]

Buying New Construction in south King County (Auburn, Kent, Renton, etc.)

Buying New Construction in south King County (Auburn, Kent, Renton, etc.)

Although pre-existing home sales were still in recovery mode over the last couple of years, new construction seemed to take on wings of its own, especially in our south King and Pierce County areas. From experience in working with several buyers of new construction in new communities, I can tell you that there are many things to consider. Here are just a few: Can you tour model homes or previous construction by the builder? Especially in larger communities, builders often construct one or more model homes that display standard finishes and upgrades. Sometimes upgrades are a bit tricky to identify,... [Read more...]

Real Estate Thoughts & Advice for the Auburn, Kent, Maple Valley, Puyallup, Renton & Tacoma Areas