Covington, WA Real Estate News

By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday to everyone!   I hope that your day is going well.  Can you believe that Halloween is upon us and that means November is right around the corner.  Any big plans for the weekend?  We are in that stage of "the kid is grown and no grand kids yet", so it will be a quiet weekend for us. Have a great day and don't forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night. See ya next Friday, ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible.  This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.   -Dr. Maxwell Maltz       Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.  -Doug Larson       Our greatest battles are with our o...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday!  Wow, can you believe another week has come and gone?  Next weekend will be Halloween and then we are into November!  The holidays will be upon us before we know it!  Have a wonderful day and I will see you next Friday. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  This week I saw the following and I tried to pick out just some of my favorites and was struggling, so I decided to just share the whole thing.  Enjoy...  Cowboy's Guide To Life  by Bob Hardison Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway. Life ain't about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. Forgive your enemies. It ...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday to all!   I hope everyone has had a wonderful week.  Any big weekend plans?  Nothing much for me this weekend, hopefully lots of baseball and football.  See ya next Friday. ...geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.  -Booker T. Washington       Life is like riding a bike.  It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still.    -Linda Brakeall     The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don't.              -Jim Rohn      Education and admonition commence in the first years of childhood, and last to the very end of life.            -Protagoras       Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
City of Covington's Last Citizen Forum of the Year! The City of Covington will be holding their last informal gathering of the year and all residents are encouraged to attend.  It will be held Wednesday, October 14th from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers at City Hall. This is an opportunity to meet new residents, ask questions of the City staff, pick up some new information and enjoy some light snacks. You will have the opportunity to hear the State of the City Address from City Manager Derek Matheson.  He will address how the economy has factored in on City finances and highlight successes over the past year as well as discuss what's to come in 2010.  They will also provide information about Emergency Preparedness and the upcoming valley flooding. For more information, please...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday to all!   I hope this finds you having a wonderful day.  I am doing great!  Once again we have had a week of just amazing weather.  I know that the cold and wet days are on the horizon, but until they appear I will enjoy the heck out of the sunshine.  Just stunning!  Enjoy the quotes and I will see ya next Friday! ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.  -Andre Gide       Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.  -James Allen       The most damaging phrase in the language is:  "It's always been done that way."  -Grace Murray Hopper       Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.   -Kurt Cobain    
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday to all!   I hope that your week is wrapping up nicely.  Mine has been pretty crazy again, but GOOD crazy!  Lots of things happening and I feel blessed to have so much business going on right now in the struggling economic times.   Have a wonderful day and I will see ya next Friday.   ....geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,  though checkered by failure, then to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.    -Teddy Roosevelet       If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the fal...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Happy Friday to all!   I hope your week is wrapping up nicely.  Things here in my corner of the world are grand.  They are saying a few more days of sunshine.  How sweet... we have had the best summer EVER! Have a wonderful week, enjoy the quotes and I will see y'all next Friday. ...geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.         -Jamie Paolinetti       Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.   -James Bryant Conant       What you get by reaching your goals is not nearly as important as what you become by reaching them.      -Zig Ziglar       The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic exper...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry   The City of Covington is doing their part to help with the need to feed the hungry in our community.  On Saturday, September 26th from 10 AM - 2:30 PM you can stop by the Safeway in Covington, meet your council members and commissioners, and make a non-perishable food donation.    The itmes collected will be donated to the local food bank.
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Purple Light Nights is an event that started in Covington, WA in 2007.  The event has grown nationally with fourteen other states now participating in the 3rd Annual Purple Light Nights campaign. Purple Light Nights runs during the month of October, and the goal is to remember 494 domestic violence homicide victims in Washington State (from 1997 - 2008) and give hope to those who are still living with abuse.  The color purple is recognized as the international color symbolic of domestic violence. Participating in Purple Light Nights is easy.  Just replace your porch light with a purple light or string up some purple lights along your house or business.  Both light bulbs and strings of lights are available for purchase at the Covington City Hall.  Light bulbs sell for $3.00 or two for $...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Almost Friday...   To all those that read my quotes every Friday, I am sorry I am running late this week.  I am happy to report that things have just been busy in the real estate world of late, and yesterday just got away from me. And then today I took a "play day" with my family!!  My husband and I spent the day with our daughter and her new husband.  We met for coffee this morning, went to the Fremont Beerfest, stopped by 1/2 Price Books Everything is a dollar warehouse sale and finished up with dinner.  Wow, so fun to have them back in the Seattle area!  So though I am late, I hope you enjoy this weeks selection of quotes.  Have a great day and I will see you next Friday. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Don't be so hard on yo...
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By Nancy S. Hill, The Key to Your New Front Door
(Solution Partners NW)
Homes for Sale in Covington, WA Are you looking at homes for sale in Covington WA?  This emerging city in South King County has a lot to offer from recreation, beautiful views to a better home value.  Covington WA is nestled between Kent and Maple Valley enjoying a desirable location right off Hwy 18.   Conveniences such as  Costco, Pier 1, Kohl's, Petco, Fred Meyer, and other well known retail stores are establishing themselves in Covington.  With these operations in the city, Covington is starting to capture quite a bit of attention.  There are a number of homes for sale in Covington WA and it is an ideal city for the first time homebuyer!  The median sales price is $220k, however, there is ample new construction and resale properties that will "wow" you.  Also, a new 55+ gated commun...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
      Happy Friday!   Wow did this week fly by!  Wrote an offer for a buyer (and of course there are multiple offers, so we will see), I have been working with a builder trying to get them to take a contingent offer (not looking so good), and got offers in on two of my listings!  Woo Hoo!  And now that we have an offer for one of my sellers we will be able to put in an offer on a condo that they have been keeping an eye on.  Yippee, a GREAT week. And even better...  Summer has come back to the Pacific Northwest!  Yep, looks to be a gorgeous weekend. Hope your weekend is swell too - wherever you are :)    See ya next Friday. ...geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being los...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday!!   I hope that everyone is ready for the holiday weekend.   We have had such an amazing summer here in Seattle, it will be very sad to see it go!  It came really early, so here is hoping it will stay around extra long!! Have a wonderful holiday - whatever you do.  See ya next Friday. ...geri  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Most people want to be delivered from temptation, but would like it to keep in touch.  -Robert Orben   Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough, but we are not all baked in the same oven.  -Yiddish Proverb   Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.  -Adele Brookman       Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing and you know both of the...
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By Nancy S. Hill, The Key to Your New Front Door
(Solution Partners NW)
Covington WA Real Estate Covington WA Real Estate in South King County has a lot to offer from recreation, beautiful views to a better home value.  Most cities offer all the conveniences that our northern county cities enjoy in a more rural setting.   Also, the view of Mt Rainier is a staple!  Parks, lakes, rivers, and mountains draw people to South King County neighborhoods. My first South King County city to highlight is Covington, WA which is nestled between Kent and Maple Valley.  Covington is an emerging city enjoying a desirable location right off Hwy 18.    Conveniences such as  Costco, Pier 1, Kohl's, Petco, Fred Meyer, and other well known retail stores are establishing themselves in Covington.  With these operations in the city, Covington is starting  to capture quite a bit of...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday! I hope everyone's week is wrapping up nicely.  Things are peachy in my little corner of the world.  Enjoy the quotes and I will see ya next Friday! ...geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   LOVE:  The irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.     -Mark Twain         The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.    -Edmund Burke         I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.  -Arthur Rubenstein         If you can't accept losing, you can't win.  -Vince Lombardi         Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.  -Albert Einstein              
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday to all!   I hope everyone is having a marvelous day!  Kind of cloudy and dreary in my neck of the woods, but we have had an amazing summer, so no complaints! Have a wonderful day, enjoy the quotes and I will see ya next Friday. ....geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false.  It comes to be a dominating thought in one's mind.     -Robert Collier       The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.    -Vince Lombardi       A true friend never gets in your way - unless you happen to be on the way down.     -Dr. Wayne Dyer       To find a ...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
    Just Reduced to $379,950, this traditional floorplan in Winterwood Estates boasts 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths appx 2100 sq. ft and 1.59 acres of park-like grounds.     Detached Shop is wired for a generator. Notice all the parking for RV, Boat, Toys????     The rear portion of the acreage is fully fenced. Meander around the lawn, past the various natural plantings, the trails....this could be your very own private park!       Now offered at $379,950     Behind on Payments? We May Be Able to Help! Find out what your King County home is worth. Find My Dream Home! Colleen Fischesser is the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Select Real Estate. She has been successfully marketing and selling real estate in King and Pierce counties since 1990. Copyright 2009, all rights reserved. No portion may be reprint...
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Covington, WA had 70 homes sell in the last 6 months (since 2/18/09), ranging in price from $139,000 to $439,000.  The average sale price was $260,947. Covington's average home measured 1924 sq ft.  Home prices have fallen a little over 3% since February in Covington.  Of the 7 homes that sold in Covington in July, 3 were bank owned, 2 were short sales, which means that 71.4% of the homes sold in July, '09 were distressed sales. For more information about relocating to Covington, WA, reply to this blog post and include how you would like to be contacted. 
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday!!   I hope this finds everyone having a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by to check out some of my favorite quotes.  Enjoy, and I will see ya again next Friday :) ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.                             -Marian Wright Edelman       Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.    -Maori proverb       Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.  -Paul Boese       Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.  -Annonymous
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Hello to all and Happy Friday!!     Wow, it is rather late for me, sorry about that.  I left early this morning to go spend the day with my daughter!!  Woo Hoo!!  Oh, nothing like a mom/daughter day of shopping and lunch!  It was just perfect and certainly, after the craziness of the wedding, just what the doctor ordered!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful day too.   See ya next week,   ....geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   You are the only one who can make the difference.  Whatever your dream is...  Go for it!                          -Earvin Magig Johnson       I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.   -Thomas Jefferson       Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.    -Frank Tyger  ...
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