Now that summer’s coming to a close (well at least on the calendar), I thought a wrap up of Maple Valley home sales activity might be due. For reporting purposes, I’ve only included transactions that post a mailing address of Maple Valley, which includes the largest hub of homes in the local Multiple Listing Service are that includes those short drives into Ravensdale & Hobart, along with Black Diamond and then waaay out into Kangley and east all the way to the mountains.
Here’s how things looked over the summer:
Of interest, especially, was the little 380 square foot cabin right on Lake Wilderness that sold for $175,000. Gorgeous beachfront! Not to slight the 6,280 square foot bank-owned beauty on five acres, of course. It sold, unfinished, for $466,000. There are some real bargains out here!
Of the 156 homes, here’s how they broke down as far as type of sale:
It’s certainly felt like a much busier summer than we’ve seen for the past couple of years. Doing a quick check for the previous couple of years, it does appear that we’ve accomplished a bit of a gain: The summer of 2010 closed 148 single family home sales; 2009 closed 112! Small gain in 2011 — and I’m happy with that. The real estate market just needs to keep chugging away!