Auburn, WA Real Estate News

By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
AUBURN HOMES FOR SALE: LAKELAND If you are looking for a home in Auburn, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse neighborhoods from historic craftsman style homes to master planned luxury home communities, with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located in King and Pierce counties, between Seattle and Tacoma on the cusp of Federal Way, Auburn is a city rich in history, with a wide array of home styles to choose from. You will discover parks, equestrian trails, and world class golf courses with territorial, lake and Mount Rainier views. For the most current information on Communities in Auburn, please click on any of the highlighted/underlined key words for instant access to all active listings. You can be sure to get expert guidanc...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
AUBURN HOMES FOR SALE: LAKE TAPPS If you are looking for a home in Auburn, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse neighborhoods from historic craftsman style homes to master planned luxury home communities, with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located in King and Pierce counties, between Seattle and Tacoma on the cusp of Federal Way, Auburn is a city rich in history, with a wide array of home styles to choose from. You will discover parks, equestrian trails, and world class golf courses with territorial, lake and Mount Rainier views. For the most current information on Communities in Auburn, please click on any of the highlighted/underlined key words for instant access to all active listings. You can be sure to get expert guida...
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By Nikki Boad
(Accurate Realty Group with Keller Williams)
AUBURN HOMES FOR SALE: JOVITA If you are looking for a home in Auburn, you deserve the most up to date information available. Diverse neighborhoods from historic craftsman style homes to master planned luxury home communities, with all the amenities you could want are right here at your fingertips. Located in King and Pierce counties, between Seattle and Tacoma on the cusp of Federal Way, Auburn is a city rich in history, with a wide array of home styles to choose from. You will discover parks, equestrian trails, and world class golf courses with territorial, lake and Mount Rainier views. For the most current information on Communities in Auburn, please click on any of the highlighted/underlined key words for instant access to all active listings. You can be sure to get expert guidance ...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Ever just needed a bit more glitz on your clothing? SO much fun! At yesterday's Ribbon Cutting, my Ambassador duties for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce got caught up in looking at the sparkly, glitzy, diamondy clothing custom decorated by the staff at Becky's Glamour! Located inside the SuperMall of the Great Northwest, in Suite 1114 (near Old Navy), Rebecca "Becky" and Jenny and the rest of the helpful staff help design and add sparkly little decorations to virtually any clothing item -- hats, jeans, t'shirts, belts. Whatever. How much fun is THAT?!! Now, I know I've missed the names of everyone there, but next time you visit the Mall, be sure to pop in and say 'Hi' to Becky and crowd ... and order a shirt or two. Now that I think on it, maybe it'd be fun to add some glitz to the ankle...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Does anyone know of a company that does foundation work for manufactured homes to bring them to FHA compliance ... in the general vicinity of Auburn, WA (south King County or north Pierce County)??? The company needs to know Auburn Building codes and general FHA requirements so that a sale can be closed I have one estimate for work that needs to be done, but my client (as she should!) would like to see at least one more estimate before contracting to have the work completed. We'd sure appreciate your recommendations!  
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Like most real estate professionals, I receive information weekly from the loan officers with whom I've worked or have an association about their latest mortgage programs, interest rate adjustments, changes in the bond market, whatever. Lots and lots of information; almost every bit of it is useful and timely. Some of it I understand; some if it is over my head and I have to work a bit to figure out what the heck they're talking about. Matt Person of The Legacy Group in Puyallup stepped up this morning with a compelling reason for Buyers to get off the fence and submit any FHA applications before the end of March. Since the business of selling houses is dependent on the ability of our clients to obtain financing -- whether a Buyer or a Seller -- Matt's information is helpful. Thanks, Ma...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Yes, homes and other properties DID sell in Auburn in 2009. From an agent's standpoint, the business of real estate felt slower until Fall, then things started jumping like mad! I know from my own business that every single sale was a lot of work -- always gratifying, but whew! The start of real estate in 2010 is moving right along! Just so you know ... Days on Market is the number of days the property was Active; i.e., available for sale and not under any sort of a purchase contract. Sometimes, especially where short sales are involved, a property may go in and out of Active status, however once a contract is fully signed by both the Buyer and the Seller, the property is "Pending" and the time during which the bank considers the sale does not affect the Days on Market. Obviously the bu...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Photo GalleryDescriptionOpen House during gigantic estate auction! Perfect time to view grounds and home ... while picking up a few Christmas gifts at the same time.Two-Ring Auction of goods including tack, horse trailer, camper, tools, Tools, TOOLS, household goods, furniture, decorations, yard art, etc. Just a tremendous amount of things were saved and loved on this property; many were never used. House will be open during entire auction and I'll be on site to answer any questions about purchasing the property itself. Barn with hay loft, two shops, RV carport, plus very nice double-wide manufactured home. Five-Acre property is fully fenced, cross-fenced, and hot-fenced with remote gate and surrounded by newer homes. Land is flat and cleared with private well and septic system and is m...
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Well here we are wrapping up the first month of fall.  If you live in the Green River Valley there is no doubt that you have been keeping up on the news of the Howard Hanson Dam situation.  If you were a victim of the last years flooding then I'm sure you have already laid plans for this winter long ago.  Some of you may still be scrambling for flood insurance information.  Many companies have stopped insuring private homes but the government still has programs available.  If you would like up to date information on exactly what the river is doing this season you can access the Green River flooding information straight from the USGS.  The government has been steadily working this past year to minimize any damage that we may have this upcoming rainy season, but we still need to take resp...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Like almost everyone I know that works in the housing industry, I've been chasing myself around for the last few weeks trying to get all of the First Time Homebuyers in my client list qualified and under contract so that they were eligible for the $8,000 tax credit ... due to expire on November 30th. It's been a wild ride, full of both elation and disappointment! And, of course, absolutely full of the question "Will it be extended?" I've been diligently trying to follow along with activities in the legislature while listening to other opinions about why it will and why it won't and who thinks it's a great idea and who thinks it'll continue to bankrupt us all. Reuters is one of my favorite places to find quality news feeds--in this case current activity on extending the $8,000 tax credit...
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By Julianna Hind, REALTOR, 206-679-4768, Tacoma Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, WA
(eXp Realty)
Auburn, Wa Open House Saturday 10/17/09 1-4 PM Auburn Washington Home for Sale/Open House Sat: 10/17/09 1-4 PM: Fantastic rambler in cul-de-sac location! Vaulted ceilings with skylights, gleaming hardwood floors, and generous bedrooms. Great kitchen with stone flooring and dining space. 2 car garage and more! Wonderful backyard with fruit trees and lots of open space. Features include newer 50 gal hot H20 tank, new Hardi-Plank siding on front, fresh paint, and more. Great location close to parks, easy fway access and plenty of parking space for even the largest toys. Very clean and move in ready! Tamera Camp/John L. Scott Federal Way. For more information on this Auburn Washington Open House or to reciece a current Open House List, call Julianna Hind, Real Estate Consultant at John L. S...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
The Auburn area Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual trade fair at the Supermall of the Great Northwest this coming Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Enter using the Aviation Court, then turn right -- We'll be located near the Black Minerals and Glow Golf stores. I'll be there greeting everyone that walks in ... with a display of houses for sale and information, should you want to talk real estate! (of course!!!) Every exhibitor will also have a raffle item, but you'll need to visit individual booths to sign up! Hope to see you Saturday at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair! It'll be fun; come by!  
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By Gene Neal
(Better Properties Nw)
Lakeland Hills in Auburn Washington is both a beautiful and diverse community located in South King County.  There are many parks and recreational activities available year round in Lakeland.  Whether you just want a fun day at the park, to boating, or golfing, this area has it all.  Lakeland is a smartly master planned community that includes a diverse range on single family homes, townhomes, and condos that are all layed out in a functional and lifestyle friendly manner.   The Lakeland Town Center offers many shopping and dinning choices right in your own backyard.  Sounds like a great place to live right?  Wondering what it costs to live in this community?  Do you already live in Lakeland and want to know what your home is worth?  For free communtiy information and a current look at ...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
The news media provides an overall look at what the real estate market is doing coast to coast. If you regularly read the local Sunday papers, you may even get a feel for what's selling in various counties or even in your local community. Graphs bring that information down in a visual, manageable method, making it a bit easier to figure out what's really going on. The graphs here are for the Auburn, Algona & Pacific areas of King County, known by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service as Area 310. At the time we look at your home's individual value, however, this information will be localized even further, helping everyone involved understand what the appropriate market price for your home really is. It's tough to make educated decisions without the hard facts backing them up.   This fi...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
I just came back in the house and to my home office desk. The weather is gorgeous -- clear blue sky and the garden just called for a quick walk through. Picked a few dahlias and stuff to put in a vase on my desk. Such peacefulness. Yes, I know that owning a home is tremendous commitment. It's hard, daggone it! Like many of you, we're close to being upside down on our house. We bought right in the middle of the 2005 upswing of prices. Four plus years later, we're back to where we started. At least once a week I walk through the house and the yard and mutter about all of the remodeling that's still undone. And bemoan the hundreds ... make that thousands... of dollars we've spent on it thus far. With thousands yet to be spent. Sometimes we make mistakes in our home choices. Sometimes we've...
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Visiting the Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup is a yearly tradition in my household. What can I say? ... I love looking over the pen at the massive momma sow with her bazillion piglets! Must be a frustrated farmer in here somewhere. The fair starts next Friday, the 11th and runs through the 27th, so I wanted to get the schedule out to you right away. After all, maybe you really want to go to the Rodeo. I know my son loves it! Have fun! Get in line for scones, but don't eat too many fair burgers & fried Twinkies this year; after all I KNOW you'll want to ride the Extreme Scream!   Here's a quick schedule and info about transportation. For more, visit The Fair!  
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
"Tubby" is a well-loved member of our family that, obviously, lives up to his name. Shortly after this photo was taken, he did gain a bit more room, thanks to his move to the country with the rest of the family. For help with your next move, call Tubby's "mom." I'm always delighted to be of help for your own growing pains.        
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Farmers markets are the best place to stock up on fresh fruits, veggies, flowers ... and kettle corn! That's definitely the case at the Auburn International Farmers Market, held every Sunday from June 14th into September or so. In addition to the food goodies, there's typically a guest chef cooking up farm fresh goodies, along with kids activities such as face painting and the Auburn Library storytelling time. Held at the Auburn Sounder Train Station, 23 A Street SW, from 11am to 3pm, you'll want to stop in and stock up for the week! Want to exhibit or sell at the market or just need more information? Visit the official Auburn International Farmers Market site.  
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By Gabrielle Nemes, 206.300.8421, S King & Pierce County RE Advocate
(RE/MAX Realty South)
Agents in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area tend to travel around a bit. Me too! After all within a 10-15 mile radius of my home ... or maybe about 30-35 minutes of drive time might be a better gauge ... I can touch, let's see, 19 cities: Auburn (my home town), Maple Valley (my office location), Kent (my previous home's location), Renton (my high school years), south Seattle (where I grew up), Issaquah, Covington, Federal Way, Edgewood, Jovita, Sumner, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps, Milton, Fife, Tacoma, Des Moines, Puyallup. Even Bellevue is only about 35 minutes away in reasonable traffic. And I'll bet I'm forgetting a few! So ... when asked where I work, I say southeast King County and northeast Tacoma. I wonder if anyone but me knows where that is?  
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