As Samuel Hilbe wrote, no one can say with any certainty just how much value an area will have over time. The longer you stay in your home, and picking right home in the first place, the better value your home will have when it's time to sell.
There is a good (good for buyers since it is high) inventory of homes on the market right now because of the mortgage contraction last fall.
You have more to choose from to pick the best one, with not as much competition right now since some buyers are waiting until later in spring, saving more for a down payment (that they may not have needed last fall) or working on improving their credit score to get a loan. Since the interest rate is really low right now, and if you are ready with a loan that puts you ahead of many.
I wish you the best on your journey to be a homeowner!
To your success!
Both will offer a diffcult commute to Bellevue but at least keepthe overall distance relatively short. This is the time to buy no matter where you are looking....work with a local realtor to find the home that meets your needs but is also in a specific neighborhood that yo can see appreciation in over the next five years.