Renton, WA Real Estate News

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
< Located in Maple Valley Heights, this property is conveniently located to 169 and 405 access, but falls within the Tahoma School District boundaries. Nicole Cuccia | RE/MAX Select Property Management | nicole@maplevalleyrealestate.com | (425) 432-4414 19036 SE 161st St, Renton, WA Private Home on .71 Acres with Territorial Views! 1BR/1BA Single Family House $900/month Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Sq Footage Unspecified Parking None Pet Policy Cats, Dogs, Conditional Deposit $900 DESCRIPTION Quaint and Private 1 Bedroom + Bonus home on large level .71 Acres with great Territorial views! This home has a utility room and bonus room, big shed, carport and plenty or room for RV/Boats. Convenient location is close to freeways. see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES - Bonus/Re...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report Condos for Renton, Washington2011 Market Report Condos for Renton, WashingtonRenton real estate was on a lot of peoples minds this last year. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends in this 2011 Market Report Condos for Renton, Washington.Renton real estate activity was brisk and picking up through the last quarter of 2011. Based on the experience of the Phil Leng Team we're confident it's a continuing trend. We sold 68 homes in 2011, with an average market time of 49 days, giving us a unique viewpoint for our clients. The overall statistics for Renton are encouraging. Look at the graph below. The Red bar is the number of houses for sale in any given month. The Green bar is the number of houses sold in any given month. Which of these two ...
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By Kevin Meyer, Eastside and Greater Seattle Homes & Real Estate
(Kevin Meyer Group - John L Scott Real Estate)
4 Bedroom Home for sale in Kennydale - Renton, WAPicture-perfect custom 5000 square foot Lake Washington facing Kennydale home for sale with panoramic views in desirable neighborhood.  Ingenious design delivers many vistas of water and Olympics.  Luxurious throughout, from granite chefs kitchen to brazilian hardwoods to folding glass nanawall for al fresco entertaining.  This Kennydale home for sale has it all. The master suite wows with gym room, fireplace, deck, spa-inspired tub and shower.  Indulge in hobbies and impress guests in the media room with surround sound, wine cellar, and bar.  This Kennydale home features 5 fireplaces to warm those winter nights and add ambience.  Ideal locale for Seattle/Bellevue commuter.             View All Available Renton PropertiesView Available Ho...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
There's something terribly wrong when our elected officials even contemplate the systematic dismantling of our citizens ability to freely share its own creativity with each other. Scene 3 - (In the not so distant future): "I was so excited to share this really cool idea I had with y'all but I just got a DM from Congress." The Committee on the Suppression of Creative Thought and Freely Sharing has determined I would be in direct violation of paragraphs 193, 206, 319, and 573 of the Amateur Citizens Open Thinking Reform Act of 2016. Wherein it is clearly stated... No persons, citizens, nor foreigners within or outside our borders will posses any right to intellectual, artistic, or creative thought (no matter the origin) via the written word, image, audio, or video transmitted, conveyed, r...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Evidently we’re making national news today. Our first snowfall of the season was just a few days ago on Sunday. The weather projections are telling us there’s a lot more on the way and by the looks of it this morning, they're right. It's really coming down. Here in the Puget Sound convergence zone we rarely get more than a day or two of snow in the winter so a lot of us don’t own studded tires or chains. What’s the point. Most likely, it’ll snow then warm up and turn to rain. Yet, once in a while the Arctic air mass just has to prove to the Pineapple Express who's boss and we get a snow dump that brings everything to a stop. It's not that we're weather wussy's in the Pacific Northwest. It's more about hills. No matter where you're going, work, home, or the store, you gotta go up 'em and...
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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)
  How did the Renton, WA 98056 Real Estate Market fair in 2011? The good news is, more than 60% of all closed sales in 2011 were neither Short sales nor Bank owned listings. Definitely a positive sign! Here's a Market Snapshot of activity: Regular sales (those which are neither Short sale nor Bank Owned) numbered 201 with an average list price of $414,488. The highest priced sale was 2.4M and the lowest priced "Regular" sale was $70,000. 50 Short Sale Listings (Single Family) closed in 2011 with an average sales price of $275,224. The average days on market for these listings was 77 days. When sellers opt to either not pursue a short sale, or are unsucessful negotiating with their bank, the next step is foreclosure. In 2011, 73 single family REO (Bank/Asset owned) listings sold with an...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
2011 Market Report for Renton, Washington2011 Market Report for Renton, WashingtonRenton real estate was on a lot of peoples minds and in their conversations in 2011. Now that the year is over we can report activity, averages and trends for you right here. Real estate activity was brisk and vigorous if somewhat diminishing during the tail end of 2011. Our Phil Leng Team was very active for our select group of clients. Managed to keep the entire Team busy throughout. Even with a record number of sales last year we still managed to keep the average market time at 49 days. Yes, we are quite pleased with that feather in our collective hats.However the overall statistics for Renton are sobering. Look at this graph. The Red bar is the number of houses for sale in any given month. The Green ba...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Laying out pictures with text... When you upload a picture to your Activerain blog you can easily change the size and justify it left or right on the page using the editor. Yet, on occasion I’ve fiddled with trying to wrap text around an image and messed up my entire layout. No fault to Activerain, every editor has its own unique temperament.You could delete the image or the whole post and start over, but uploading the photo again adds bloat to Activerain’s storage space.With a little HTML code you can place your image anywhere you like and re-size it on the fly if you need. 1st upload your photo to your draft post and save ( by clicking - post blog entry). 2nd click edit and change the view to HTML by clicking the HTML tab...Here’s the code that Activerain created for my uploaded image...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I’m fortunate to have so many great memories of my family. I remember very well the stories we heard growing up about the old country, their travels to settle in the Pacific Northwest, dad’s WWII adventures, living and working the coal mines, and what it was like around here in the early 20th Century. Between Christmas and New Years I had a wonderful stay-cation. I have an old suitcase full of pictures and documents that belonged to Grandma & Grandpa Fabre. My brother Steve dropped it off a couple of years ago, but until now it’s been sitting in a closet. I spent a couple of days spellbound in discovery and scanned all kinds of treasures. Old pictures, my grandfather’s passport dated 1907 from Decazeville, France, letters from his cousins and a nephew in French, such wonderful memorabil...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
In part one we took a look at upsizing your font size in HTML... The easiest way to do it is to use the paragraph tag

and size the font using the tag. HTML on Activerain is easy because you only need the most basic tags, AR handles the rest. Part OneIt’s important when you’re working with HTML to remember that everything you turn on needs to be turned off... So if you want to make a font “big” throughout the document it may seem logical to start with at the beginning and then turn it off at the end of the document using . Not so...It’s best practice to turn “big” on and off in each paragraph, or single line you want separated from the rest.So every paragraph starts with

and ends with

. I save a lot of typing time by keeping the HTML tags in a no...
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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)
Nicole Cuccia | RE/MAX Select Property Management | (425) 432-4414 19105 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, WA Custom Built 2010 Home with Exquisite Features Including: 10 Foot Ceilings, Thick Slab Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Security System, 4BR/4+1BA Single Family House $3,500/month Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 full, 1 partial Sq Footage 5,200 Parking 3+ dedicated Pet Policy Conditional Deposit $3,500 DESCRIPTION Custom Built 2010 Home with Exquisite Features Including: 10 Foot Ceilings, Thick Slab Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Security System, 7 French Doors, Heat Pump, AC, 4 Gas Fireplaces, Upstairs Bonus, Den & Oversized 3 Car Garage. All Bedrooms are Suites w/ Walk-in Closets & Private Bathrooms. The Grand Master Suite has a Private Sitting Room w/ Fireplace, ...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I've been on a quest for nearly 40 years. Grandma's meatloaf was divine! It was a slice of love that I’ve never forgotten. Last weekend I was inspired to try once again to unlock that secret recipe. You see, when Grandma passed she handed down very few recipes, except those for baking. She was a practice what you preach and demonstrate it kind of cook and her dishes like meatloaf were a catchall improvisation, a pinch of this and a dash of that. Attempt #1579 at Grandma's meatloaf recipe. Grandma and Grandpa never wasted anything! Food scraps went to the pets or the compost pile, and burnables went to the firebox or were saved for some future purpose. Leftovers in the fridge often went into meatloaf, soups, omelets, pancakes, pot pies, and casseroles. Grandma Pauline Fabre, circa 1965....
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
A long long time ago... In a galaxy far far away... I’m talkin’ Christmas here in the 1950’s. That was a time before time before time when we didn’t have high speed internet, social networks, or On Demand TV with a thousand channels to watch. (We only had 3 on a very very good day.) René meets Santa Claus in person, 1955... It was so long ago we used a rotary dial phone and competed for the party line and that is not a political statement! There was no digital anything, we were heathens living in a primitive analog world. Yet, even then, we were happy. We couldn’t blog, text, post, message, or fax. There was only us huddled in the frontroom around the stove or fireplace in winter. We were simply blessed with 4 warm walls, a roof, wonderful food, and love. Mom’s started planning the holi...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
Large Lot Rambler Renton, WALarge Lot Rambler Renton, WA18027 SE 128TH ST Renton, WA 98059$175,000This one story home is located in the Renton/Highlands community. This home is situated on a large lot! With over 15,000 square feet of land, this property has lots to offer! The front yard is fenced and has an ample amount of lawn, perfect for children and pets to play, roam, and be active. This large lot rambler Renton, WA also boasts a large detached 2 car garage. Do you need extra space to work on that big project? Well, this is the home for you! The garage includes a shop area, making it possible for you to finish any project! Attached to both sides of the garage are two covered sheds. These sheds would be perfect for boat owners or those with RVs. The covered area also functions as a ...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Okay, I’m feeling like a dinosaur this week. I’ve had it! I have to get a new smartphone and soon. My cellphone is now officially the oldest piece of equipment I have in my arsenal and it's showing its age. I’m almost embarrassed to admit, I have an old Blackberry 8330. Not that it’s a bad phone. Actually, it’s been very good to me. But all my friends, my cool social media aficionados have the latest wiz-bang toys. Am I suffering from peer pressure? Believe it or not, most of the photos I use in my blogs I took with my trusty Curve 8330. The camera is only 2 mega pixels, yet that’s plenty good for the web. I usually upload the photos to Picnik.com for a little touch up to get them ready for primetime. I have Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare on it and I couldn’t live without my Google a...
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By Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired
(Retired)
Phil and Patti Leng Team | Keller Williams Kirkland | (206) 409-6600 18027 SE 128th St, Renton, WA One story home on a large 15000+ sf lot! 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $175,000 Year Built 1958 Sq Footage 1,550 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 15,040 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION One story home on a large 15000+ sf lot. 4 bed/2 bath home with 1550 sf. Kitchen has cabinets. Dining area next to large living room overlooking large fenced front yard. Original house had 3 small bedrooms and a bath. A master bedroom was added on with a full walk in closet and a private bath. Room to roam on this oversized lot. Large 2 car garage with shop area, with a shed for a boat on one side, and a shed for an RV on the other side...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I can’t think of better news for this holiday season than yesterday’s announcement that the new Boeing 737 MAX is going to be built in Renton, Washington. Boeing's history in the Seattle area dates back to 1910 when William E. Boeing purchased the Heath shipyard on the Duwamish River. This would later become his first airplane factory in Seattle near the Museum of Flight. Boeing took his first airplane ride on July 4, 1914 with U.S. Navy Lieutenant Conrad Westervelt in a small seaplane piloted by barnstormer Terah Maroney. According to legend he later told Westervelt “we could make a better one.” Bill was so enamored by the flying experience he built a hangar on the shores of Lake Union in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle to do just that and by June 1916 he built his first plane, th...
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    My fitness is a family owned fitness club in Renton, WA.  In my opinion this club by far surpasses other clubs in the area including the big national chain clubs.  The reason for this is that they have the quality machines and help from the staff as you would get in the bigger more expensive clubs.  Being a family owned fitness club gives you the sense of having more of a personal experience when attending there.  You don't have to fight for machines or wait for staff help when having a question or needing fitness advice.  The friendly staff is always on hand to give you tips and advice to get a better overall work-out.         The gym is clean and well organized and is a decent size to accommodate the people working-out.  Compared to other family owned fitness clubs in Renton, WA, ...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Yesterday was a rare day. With the advent of a four day weekend I had a little spare time. I took a break from the routine and enjoyed a quiet day at home. I’m indulging me the artist and hanging out with my friends on the bookshelf and wandering from one genre of music to the next. There’s something about just after Thanksgiving. Perhaps it's the short lull before Christmas, winter, and the end of another year that puts me in this particular frame of mind. Today the weather is calm. No rain or wind, just overcast. In the Pacific Northwest we’ve had a few autumn storms and I'm sure there’s more to come, but today mother nature is at rest and so am I. The brilliant colors of fall have faded and there are but few leaves of yellow and orange to highlight our surroundings. In fact my sense ...
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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)
Yesterday I posted a market update on Condo sales in Renton, WA. I love posting market reports, not only because they are useful to the consumer, but as a real estate Broker, I find them an invaluable tool for staying on top of market trends and activity. Sometimes, I can get caught up in the process of listing and negotiating short sales here in South King County, such that stats and analysis are only done only on an "as needed" basis....for instance, when preparing a market analysis for a home owner. This is really not how I like to run my business, but the blunt truth is, there are only so many hours in the day. But the short week and long Thanksgiving weekend have given me some much needed "catch up time" and I'm market reporting myself giddy. What's interesting about the report I p...
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