Maple Valley, WA Real Estate News

By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
We view the annual tax return as a summary of previously made efforts and decisions.  After you implement proactive tax planning strategies, instead of getting shocked with the balance due presented on your tax return, you have the opportunity to reflect on the changes you made to control how much tax you did not overpay by using the legal opportunities presented to you through planning.  Does this feat deserve celebrating?  Of course, it does, especially when we are all seeking opportunities for positivity coming out of a pandemic!I am sure you are well aware by now that the individual federal tax filing due date has been moved from the dreaded April 15th filing deadline until May 17, 2021 for your 2020 federal income tax return.  Don’t let this rain on your parade or go canceling the ...
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By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
There are some lessons learned in life that ring true frequently enough that they may just become a cliché.  “Just because you can do something does not mean you should” qualifies as a cliché, especially when considered within the context of taxes.Here are a couple opportunities for you to step back and consider the tax benefits of not taking everything you are eligible for: Penalty abatement – When you receive a notice from the IRS, claiming something went awry, did not get submitted correctly or on time, they have a responsibility to assess and collect penalties and interest.  Depending on your specific circumstances, there are a few ways to reduce or remove the balance owed for penalties, including reasonable cause and administrative practices.  The first-time penalty abatement is an...
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By Tate Ensign, Helping brokers keep more of what they earn.
(T.S. Ensign, CPA & Company, Inc.)
Primarily serving real estate professionals and construction industry business owners, I meet a lot of “Type A” personalities.  One thing they have in common is that they like to remain in control.  I appreciate their spirited ambitions and encourage them to regain control of the boxes on their tax returns.  From my perspective, you earned it, you should decide how to spend it.  If you want to overpay your taxes, that’s your choice too.This time of year, many real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals are paying someone else to prepare and file their income tax returns.  The paid preparer will likely ask some follow-up questions after reviewing your information and placing your numbers in the correct boxes on government forms.  When the next contact is made, there is ...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
SOLD Sprawling Maple Valley Rambler Sale Price $760,000 Single Family Home - Rambler Main Features 3 Bedrooms2.5 BathroomsInterior: 2,599 sqftLot: 103,672 sqftYear Built: 1989MLS #: 1409513 Location 22100 255th Avenue SEMaple Valley, WA 98038 Description The snow has gone and Spring has sprung at this stunning custom rambler on acreage. Features include remodeled chefs kitchen complete with granite counters, Stainless Steel appliances, hardwoods, large island and eat-in space; open concept great room with custom gas fireplace, formal living and dining, wood-wrapped windows, 3 beds and 2.5 baths with den, A/C, 2-car garage and sport court! Spacious master suite with spa-like bath that opens through french doors to a new Trex deck and hot tub. Gravel poured and ready for your new garage!...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
24404 270th Avenue SE Maple Valley, WA 98038 Secluded and wrapped in the most beautiful territorial views, this solidly built 4bed, 3 bath home is drenched in windows and possibilities! The 3530sqft, 3bed/3bath home boasts large bedrooms, large open kitchen, open living spaces, bonus rooms, wood burning fireplaces on upper and lower levels and unmatched privacy and shares just over 3 acres with a huge shop, RV parking and horse pasture! Come visit and take a look at one of our open houses on Sat 4/14 or Sun 4/15 between 1-4pm! Brandy Saldivar | Keller Williams Realty | Ben Kinney Team (425) 559-4322
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
28042 243rd Ave SE, Maple Valley 98038 Developers! Beautiful, secluded 2-acre lot in the Tahoma school district. Suitable for large custom home or a 10-12 home development. R6 Zoning. Property entrance is from 243rd Ave. Connection to shared-well exists. Other utilities must bring from Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd. Neighboring parcel available MLS#1258362, purchase together for 20-24 unit development. Buyer to verify all. Annie Klochanova425-260-2346The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Downtown Seattle
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
28041 243rd Ave, Maple Valley 98030 Developers! Beautiful, secluded 2-acre lot in the Tahoma school district. Suitable for large custom home or a 10-12 home development. R6 Zoning. Property entrance is from 243rd Ave. Connection to shared-well exists. Other utilities must bring from Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd. Neighboring parcel available MLS#1258966, purchase together for 20-24 unit development. Buyer to verify. Annie Klochanova425-260-2346The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Downtown Seattle 
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By Debi Braulik, Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
(www.roundrealestate.com)
Maple Valley Area Christmas Tree Farms Whether it’s your first Christmas in a new home or you’ve been in your home 50 years, nothing says Christmas like a fresh Christmas Tree. The smell of fresh pine cannot be beat!  If you want to avoid the big box stores and cut your own tree this year, there are many U-cut Christmas Tree Farms are scattered throughout Maple Valley and the surrounding cities. These farms provide a wonderful outing for the family and bring to life the spirit of Christmas. Most of these farms offer not only Christmas Trees but wreaths, hay rides, sleigh rides, and even some gift shops. Some are even pet friendly so your four-legged friends don’t have to be excluded from this Christmas tradition. Here’s a list of some of the Christmas Tree Farms in Maple Valley and the ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
21721 SE 254th Place, Maple Valley 98038Gorgeous 2-story on a half acre in Maple Valley! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features spacious kitchen, beautiful brick fireplace, built in bookcases, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. Deck, patio, lawn, and woodland views are ideal for barbecues and outdoor fun and entertaining! 2 car garage with workbench. Truly must see!!! Tamara Lamore360-631-2108The Ben Kinney TeamKW Everett
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Lovely 2-story - open concept Overview Maps Photos Features Market Stats $425,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,990 sqftLot: 6,258 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: 1160360 Location 26817 227th Place SEMaple Valley, WA 98038USA Geri Wehry RE/MAX Select R.E.(206) 8194234[email protected]//   Listed by: geri wehry Our recent listings Lovely 2-story - open conceptLovely remodeled ramblerLovely 2-story - open concept Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale // -1&&m>28){j=28+s;s='';if(j/g,'>');l[i].href='mailto:'+t.value}}catch(e){}}}catch(e){}})(document);// ]]>
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Lovely 2-story on the Golf Course Overview Maps Photos Features Open House Market Stats $535,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 2,610 sqftLot: 6,969 sqftYear Built: 1992MLS #: 1080919 Location 26110 Lake Wilderness Country Club Dr SEMaple Valley, WA 98038USA Geri Wehry RE/MAX Select R.E.(206) 8194234[email protected]//   Listed by: geri wehry Our recent listings Lovely 2-story on the Golf CourseRAMBLER - lovely and ready for you! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale // -1&&m>28){j=28+s;s='';if(j/g,'>');l[i].href='mailto:'+t.value}}catch(e){}}}catch(e){}})(document);// ]]>
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
Beautiful Corner Lot Home Sale Price $349,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2.5 BathroomsInterior: 1,650 sqftLot: 7,233 sqftYear Built: 1994MLS #: 1049805 Location 23723 SE 246th StreetMaple Valley, WA 98034 Description Great Corner lot located on a cul-de-sac in Belmont Woods. New Carpet throughout & white 2" blinds! Spacious Family Room with cozy wood burning fireplace! Living Room, Dining Room with lots of natural sunlight. Master with private bath, dual vanity & walk-in closet. Newer furnace & hot water tank. 2 car garage with garage door openers & lots of room for storage. You'll love the neighborhood park & easy access to shopping, trails & schools.   To View All Maple Valley Homes for Sale Click Here    Search By Surrounding Areas: Covington, Renton, Snoqualmie     ...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Open Sunday 10/2  11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM    Lovely home on park-like setting Overview Maps Photos Features Open House Market Stats $725,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms2 Half BathroomsInterior: 4,830 sqftLot: 2.50 acre(s)Year Built: 1984MLS #: 1005340 Location 20203 292nd Ave SEMaple Valley, WA 98038USA Geri Wehry RE/MAX Select R.E.(206) 8194234[email protected]//   Listed by: geralyn wehry Nearby properties for sale
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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)
New School Boundaries for Maple Valley area residentsThe Tahoma School Board unanimously approved the "Bryson plan" last night and just like that....new school boundaries are in place.  Over the years while raising our 3 sons, we lived through a few boundary changes in the district. One impacted us directly with our youngest being moved from Shadow Lake to Rock Creek and the other not so much as by then, they were in High School....of which there was only one. When we moved to Maple Valley back in 1994, I remember being very surprised to learn there was such an over crowding issue. I called the WA State Superintendent of Education's office and spoke with a very kind man who had kind things to say about the district. But I'll never forget his words to me,"Yes, well....Tahoma has had to g...
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By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(Keller Williams Las Vegas)
King County – Call 1-800-805-8354 to buy or sell Real Estate in Washington. Browse the MLS here and view properties by price, size, feature, location, school, number of bedrooms and more.There is a lot to love about Maple Valley, Washington. This community is a rather newer one, having been incorporated in 1997. It sits just to the east of Kent and Covington and is about half an hour from Seattle itself. The community is moderately sized and spans over 5 square miles. It is between the Cascade Mountains and the Puget Sound, providing residents here with plenty of things to do every weekend. It is also one of the fastest growing communities in the state.Those who live here have access to a wide range of amenities. It is served by the Tahoma School District, of which Tahoma High School ha...
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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)
Homes for Sale in Tahoma School District Despite there being many areas about the Maple Valley community's popular school district that are in flux, home buyers are still clammoring to buy into one of WA State's top 20 districts. The district continues to be highly sought after for it's numerous awards, innovation and strong sense of community, not to mention it's impressive ratings.   Sales History DetailsOver the last 6 months, 302 single family homes listed with NWMLS, sold for an average of $417,656. The lowest priced property was $105,000 and the highest was $1,288,500. 21% of the homes sold were on one or more Acre. 50% were 4 or more bedrooms16% were more than 3000 square feet. These homes were on the market an average of 35 days
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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)
Maple Valley, WA  Home Sales in February 2016 Leap Year provided an extra day for sales to close in February. In the Tahoma School District, 53 Single Family homes closed. With Escrow time frames typically in the 30-45 day range, the majority of these contracts were negotiated in January, showing the early start to what's been a pretty fast paced 2016 real estate market. The highest priced property closed just above $871,480 and the lowest priced property sold for $150,000. On average, these properties were on the market 30 days, with the longest market time just being 123 days. Once again, more than half of the homes sold were only on the market a week or less.   How have Maple Valley home prices increased over the last few years? Compare the median home prices for February Sales in pa...
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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)
Maple Valley, WA  Home Sales in Janury 2016 An even 35 single family homes closed Escrow in the greater Maple Valley market in January 2016. The highest priced property closed just above $735,000 and the lowest priced property was a zero-lot line home in Glacier Valley which sold 101% of list price. On average, these properties were on the market 30 days, with the longest market time just under 170 days. More than half of the homes sold were only on the market a week or less.   How have Maple Valley home prices increased over the last few years? Compare the median home prices for the first month of the year:2016: $415,0002015: $370,5002014: $346,950Start your Maple Valley Home Search now
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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)
 One of the hottest commodities in the greater Maple Valley market is a home on 1 or more acres within the Tahoma School District. Big, small, fixer or luxurious Estate....if right-priced, they will sell....below the "luxury" threshold, usually within a matter of days or weeks. As I've shared with clients over the years..."you can add on to a house, but rarely can you add more dirt beneath you."  If you think you're going to be in the market to buy something in the near future it will be helpful to keep an eye on current listings and see where they are priced, what amenities they have and what they sell for. Winter is a great time for viewing acreage properties because it will give you an idea how the property drains and if it has any issues. Here are the currently available Residential...
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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)
Condos for Sale in Tahoma School District Currently there are 11 units for sale in the Tahoma School District. Ranging in price from the lower $200's to just over $329k. Below is a summary of price range and market time statistics. In the mean time, if you'd like to view property details, click on the map below.  ActivePrice Range                    Quantity Average DOM$200,000 thru $249,999         2                21$250,000 thru $299,999         6                209$300,000 thru $349,999         2                202Summary Price InformationMinimum: 229,900Maximum: 329,950Average Price: 282,065 Median $284,450If you're looking to buy in Maple Valley, you can start your home search hereLooking to learn more about the community? Start here 
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