Ryan Butler, Other/Just Looking in Washington

I am a first timer. I live in Grays Harbor Washington. What are the hottest ereas to start in washington?

Asked by Ryan Butler, Washington Thu Nov 22, 2007

savings to invest 7000.

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Hello Ryan,
So you area first timer. Is that to Washington or Trulia?
Grays Harbor can get cold & gray during the winter. The further inland, the warmer. On the coast it is generally cooler because of the marine flow from the ocean. If you go to Eastern Washington, it is a dryer climate... colder in the winter & hotter summers. Snohomish County is the fastest growth areas, like Everett,Marysville & Smokey Point. The Eastside Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah areas are centrally located & is growing fast with mild climate.Seattle is about the same in climate with the metropolitan atmosphere. The south end in Kent, Tacoma, Covington areas for example, is a warmer climate.
I am a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty,Marysville. I grew up on the Eastside prior to moving to Marysville area over 15 years ago. Owned real estate in Eastern Washington & I know the state very well.
If I can answer any other questions,let me know. I hope this has helped you
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 22, 2007
One of the Hottest areas in Washington state is Fairhaven, just South of Belligham. (actually is a Bellingham suburb) While the market in general has decreased we still have apprieciated up to 4.5% and are number 2 in the Nation for best places to retire. If you have never visited this city.... do so! You will not be disappointed ! Many are investing in the Condo market there because of the value and appreciation and charm the historic city brings. Its a fabulous weekend place to visit, as well as at the foot of WWU for rentals.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
What are the hottest areas? As in highest market appreciation...that would be the Wenatchee area. Hot as in fastest growing...Snohomish County. Hard to ascertain what exactly you are looking for. there are certainly pros and cons to living in any specific area in Washington. Diane's answer was very thorough. You have to decide if you'd like to be close to the big city? or out in the woods, )(Darrington, Granite Falls, etc), or in the hotter climate of Eastern Washington. There certainly is a vast array of choices in this state. Downtown Everett is one area that provides very affordable housing, still close to Seattle, and in an area with many ob oppurtunities. Best of Luck, Mike
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
Hi Ryan! We have a house in Grays Harbor, too! The North Seattle suburbs are a great place to start if you are referring to buying a home. Mountlake Terrace has a huge array of price ranges and housing options and so does Lynnwood. Snohomish County in general is a pretty good buy with some really good commuting options.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 20, 2008
Consider Mill Creek, great location & massive charm....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 19, 2008
Hi Ryan,

Both of my collegues have good points about their areas of the state. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a 'bad' area. However, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Clark & Cowlitz counties here in the southern part of the state. Vancouver is a rapidly growing city within a stones throw of Portland, OR which is just across the Columbia. It's an area with a mild climate, and a range of recreational areas within a short drive. It runs the range from rural to urban lifestyles.

When you refer to 'hot' areas, what does that mean to you? What type of investment are you considering? Your goals and intentions will have a direct bearing.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 12, 2007
If you have looked at any news media lately you will see Spokane is considered still one of the top ten thriving markets in the country. We benefit from four seasons, lots of sunshine, fresh air, and widely popular recreational activities. However if you live in Grays Harbor...maybe you should begin in your own area with investing so you can work closely with an investment specialist in Real Estate. Best Wishes, and if you want to know more about the affordable properties in Spokane, feel free to contact me anytime. There are some nice land investments to consider at this time and that might be a great way to start without any of the overhead of rentals, fixers, or flips!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2007
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