Sammamish, WA Real Estate News

By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
The Sammamish Farmers Market Celebrates its 3rd Year! Join us for opening day on May 19th!! This year we will be joined by new farm and specialty vendors, as well as our loyal favorite vendors.  The market will continue to offer new and returning entertainment, chef demonstrations, children’s activities, prepared foods and much more! Our City Hall and new library have created quite a gathering place in the center of town and the Sammamish Chamber is proud to have a place between both to bring fresh local food and neighbors together! Here's is what you will find! A seasonal assortment of locally grown produce.  Specialty prepared food - Handcrafted candy and baked goods – Flower bouquets – Local arts and crafts - Children’s events - Chef demonstrations.  Live entertainment and more! Ever...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Foreclosure assistance for Sammamish Homeowners is here.  On April 5th the Obama administration handed down new guidelines for homeowners facing foreclosure. It's called HAFA or Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative program. What this means is now there is a streamlined process for homeowners that can no longer afford their home.  As a Certified Distressed Property Expert in Sammamish I am committed to helping homeowners that are facing foreclosure.  Watch this  video explaining the new HAFA program.If you require assistance contact me right away, I will be happy to provide you with advise and guidance in your time of need.
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Heritage Hills Home in Sammamish, New Listing  Open Sunday 1:00-4:00      Tuesday 11:30-2:00 This wonderful Heritage Hills home just hit the market.  Built in 1990, it's one of the newest homes in the neighborhood and offers one of the largest lots.  Heritage Hills is a wonderful community served by The Lake Washington School District.  Margaret Mead Elementary, Inglewood Jr. High and Eastlake High School.  You can learn more about the area at Sammamish Neighborhoods, Heritage Hills where I describe the community parks and amenities.    Special financing will be available on this home through Northstone Mortgage, call or email Dan for details.     Dan & Elsie Tabit | Northstone Real Estate inc. | 206-310-8629 2827 223rd Pl NE, Sammamish, WA Beautifully maintained and recently updated He...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Ok I know it's Friday but I forgot this great photo I took of my happy feet after Mt Biking in Soaring Eagale Park in Sammamish. WA See my other happy feet!
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Cherry Blossom Lane, Hampton Woods, Sammamish   Not really called Cherry Blossom Lane, this is NE 20th St in the Hampton Woods Neighborhood in Sammamish.  It just seemed like all the trees were in bloom today.  White and pink blossoms set against the dark green fir trees and the blue sky just looked like it should be renamed, at least for a few days.  Hampton Woods is just outside Sahalee, near Heritage Hills.
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Perils of Purple Periwinkle in April in Sammamish, It's Snailing! A recent Wordless Wednesday post showed a Periwinkle blossom in our yard.  Today that flower is covered in an unusual April snow shower.  December through March we had little if any snow.  Today we've had periodic showers of snow, sleet and hail certain to eclipse whatever totals we had this winter.  Our youngest came home from school and said, "it's snailing outside."
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Why buy a home in Sahalee? Great Schools, Great Golf & a Great Community. The Sahalee Neighborhood is positioned in the Lake Washington School District.  Great schools like Blackwell Elementary, Inglewood Jr. High and Eastlike Sr High.  Sahalee is a gated community that weaves through Sahalee Golf & Country Club. Sahalee hosted the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2002 World Golf Championship-NEC invitational. This year in July the US Senior Open Championship is being played here. Finally, Sahalee is a part of the city of Sammmish, WA. Sammamish was recently awarded Money Magizine's 12th best place to live in the USA.  The City of Sammamish has tons of out door adventures and great destinations like lakes, mountain biking and a great community feel. For more information on finding the perf...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Home Sales Report for Sammamish WA. Median list price is $635,000 the median sales price was $528,500 the 295 properties that have been on the market for an average of 202 days. Inventory is up and Market Action is trending down recently. While days-on- market appears to be trending lower, the overall conditions are weakening a bit. Supply & Demand - The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes. As of 04/05/10 here are the real estate home sales stats for the all Neighborhoods in the Sammamish, Washington area. The home sales and listed homes here are from the last 7 days to give a better reflection of what is ...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Family Traditions, Easter in Our House, By the Numbers 26 people 9 Home Made Family Favorite Lebanese Dishes 3 Homemade Desserts, 2 Lebanese, 1 Birthday Cake 1 Birthday Party A good time was had by all.  Home ownership allows us to share the wealth of our space, our food, our good will and our love with those we care about.  It was a full and exhausting day, but I am a blessed man to be able to share all this and be this tired. 
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
                                                                        Happy Easter!  Hope is Found through an Empty Tomb.                                                         I hope your Easter is as Joyous as ours.                                                 
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Sammamish Neighborhoods, Tlingit on Thompson Hill Located off Thompson Hill Road in Sammamish, Tlingit is a Native North American Term meaning "Human Beings."  Although the Tlingit people didn't inhabit this area, they were further north in British Columbia and Alaska, the term appealed to the developer of this Sammamish Neighborhood perched on Thompson Hill overlooking Lake Sammamish. Many homeowners in Tlingit enjoy excellent western views.  These higher end homes have been recently priced from the middle $600,000's to well over $1,000,000.  Built primarily from the late 1980's through the 1990's they are positioned to maximize and enjoy Lake Sammamish vistas.                      View facing east   Approximately 40 homes make up the Tlingit neighborhood, which is in the Lake Washingt...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Sammamish Neighborhoods, Thompson Hill...Eclectic! About halfway between Issaquah, the corporate home of Costco and Redmond, Microsoft's Headquarters, on the east side of Lake Sammamish is a street called Louis Thompson Road (Thompson Hill Road for the locals).  Turning east on this road takes you up into a number of different communities offering a variety of homes, styles and affordability.  View Larger Map You'll find new construction built in the last 5 years and historic (at least for his area) homes from the earliest days of Sammamish.  There are farms here with horses, cattle, geese & chickens as well as new orderly neighborhoods with home owners associations.  Modern mansions to modest starter homes can be found in this part of Sammamish.  Even wildlife calls this area home. Bui...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Sammamish Neighborhoods, Shannonwood Tucked away from the main roads in Sammamish, perched on the edge of the Pine Lake Plateau, with some homes overlooking Lake Sammamish is a neighborhood known as Shannonwood.  Built mostly in the early 1980's Shannonwood is a mixture of predominately smaller affordable homes with a few larger ones with western views.  Located in the northern end of Sammamish in the Lake Washington School District, Shannonwood is an easy walk to Margaret Mead Elementary and Bill Reams East Sammamish Park. Most of the homes are between 1200-1800 square feet, offer 3-4 bedrooms and 1.75-2.5 baths.  Shannonwood is generally a quiet neighborhood of cul-de-sacs and small neighborhood streets.  Homes sold in the past year have gone from the mid $300's to the upper middle $4...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Wordless Wednesday, Grazing on Thompson Hill, Sammamish   Driving up Thompson Hill Road in Sammamish, just as it becomes 212th Ave NE, a car passing from the other direction flashed their lights at me as if to warn of a speed trap.  I slowed down, thankful for the warning but instead of law enforcement, I found two does and two fawns enjoying a roadside snack.  Finding a safe place to park I got out to take some pictures, and suddenly heard some complaining over my shoulder.  Behind me in a pasture were these horses and a llama wanting their pictures taken as well.   
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Sammamish Weekly Home Report Home Sales Report for Sammamish WA. Median list price is $632,950 with 298 properties that have been on the market for an average of 199 days. With inventory trending up but dayson- market trending down and the Market Action Index essentially flat recently, conditions do not seem to have strong up or down pull. Supply & Demand - The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks. Watch the Market Action Index for changes as it can be a leading indicator for price changes.   SAMMAMISH Real Estate Market Median Price Subscribe to my SAMMAMISH Market Intelligence report for weekly neighborhood trends. Inventory Subscribe now to learn dozens of SAMMAMISH real estate trends and other i...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Why I do Wordless Wednesdays and Silent Sundays, Localism! I love photography.  Since my first camera at camp in the fourth grade through Jr. High where I learned how to develop film and make prints to today's digital cameras and editing software, it's always been a fun thing for me to do.  Second, the majority of my photos are local, some extremely local like my back yard, driveway or trees in my yard.  I post most of them in "localism" highlighting things around Sammamish, King County or the State of Washington.  I am a fan of my region of the country and I like to highlight some aspects of the Northwest that I enjoy. Third, it helps me maintain the discipline of blogging.  It's not unusual to suddenly realize "it's Wednesday or Sunday, I haven't got my post up yet!"  I'm writing abou...
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By Dan Edwards 425-276-7008
(Keller Williams Realty - Bellevue)
Recently several banks announced plans to begin helping underwater homeowners through principle reductions.  This is where the banks agree to reduce the loan amount and keep homeowners in their homes.  The HAMP programed designed to modify loan terms doesn't seem to be able to provide the relief that many home owners need. Under the past guidelines mortgagors could do any of the following: Lower the interest rate. Treasury is providing incentives to your servicer to write the interest down to as low as 2%, if necessary to get to a payment that you can afford. Each homeowner's interest rate will only be reduced to a point sufficient to get the modified payment to equal 31% of the homeowner's gross monthly income. Not all homeowners will need a rate reduction to 2% in order to achieve a m...
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Silent Sunday, Sammamish Residents, Ready for a Swim?  Not Quite Yet.   This Pool in the Heritage Hills Neighborhood in Sammamish will be very popular in a few weeks, but isn't ready for prime time just yet.  Covered by both the plastic and tree needles & boughs, someone will have a bit of work getting this ready for Memorial Day when it opens.
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Sammamish Neighborhoods, Heritage Hills Heritage Hills is a community of nicer homes located on the north end of Sammamish, in the Lake Washington School District.  Approximately 230 beautiful homes built primarily between 1980 and 1990 with such builders as Swanson Dean, Quadrant, Conner and Buchan.  Heritage Hills homes are stately, roomy and exemplify quality construction.  Originally called Sahalee Hills, the name was changed to provide the Sahalee Golf & Country Club its unique identity. View Larger Map Homes in Heritage Hills are highly desirable and are currently priced between $500,000 and $750,000.  They average around 2500 square feet in size with 3-5 bedrooms and usually 2.5 baths or more.  They are not cookie cutter homes, but offer unique designs from the various builders ...
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By Dan Tabit
(Keller Williams Bellevue)
Sammamish Neighborhoods, The Country Just off 228th, (The main drag in Sammamish) and nestled among tall trees and larger homes is a little gem of a neighborhood called, "The Country."  About 80 homes make up The Country.  Built throughout the early 80's primarily by Swanson Dean, these are quality homes with 3 and 4 bedrooms typically ranging from 1200 to 2200 square feet and situated on generous lots with mature trees.        Affordable compared to The Heritage Hills and Hampton Woods neighborhoods and equally as convenient for shopping, commuting and recreation.  The unique touches on its homes make The Country stand out among the more affordable neighborhoods in Sammamish.  One of my favorite features are the chimneys; solid brick, wood burning fireplaces with an arch over the vent....
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