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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
using 405 and I 90 as the axis, how do the areas east (Sammamish/Issaquah), Renton (South) or Lynnwood/Bothell (North) areas compared in terms of ....
Hi Infocus,
Welcome back. As a long time Sammamish resident, I'm biased. The School districts (Lake Washington and Issaquah) are great; the location is central with fairly easy acce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Buying in Sammamish
CHUCK SPARKS, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
CHUCK SPARKS answered:
Want a Sammamish (Eastlake HS boundary) home - flexible move in--July1 to Sept. 1. Lease option would be ideal, or 12 mo lease.
John.
You sound just about ready to go, John! I live and work in the area and would be happy to help.

Homes in Sammamish are currently coming and going pretty fast. A must do for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 14, 2013 Home Buying in Sammamish
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
WIll soon move back to US, wonder how much is property tax difference between a house, townhouse and condo in the Sammamish areas?
property tax is based on value. Condo and HOA fees are based on a budget that includes the maintenance of the common grounds, management, utilities and insurance of what the condo assoc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in Sammamish
Stephen Webb…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Stephen Webber answered:
Single guy moving to Sammamish area, is this a very boring place for me? I am 45 not a kid and have friends in the area, I will be moving from CT.
Yep it will be boring for a single guy.
You will find Kirkland and Old Bellevue offfer lively activity but Queen Ann, Ballard, and Greenlake are the most fun.

Best of Luck, Stephen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Moving in Sammamish
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
elementary school?
Hi Angie,
This home would go to the new Rachel Carson Elementary in the Lake Washington School District. Carson has a great reputation. My kids went to Margaret Mead and we were ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Market Conditions in Sammamish
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
If a mall and other retail establishments are built near one's property, what impact it has on the overall pricing of the property?
Hi Nadeem,
It may increase the home's value and make it a more desirable place to live to be within walking distance to the amenities of the neighborhood; that's if it isn't looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Buying in Sammamish
Jim Merritt, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Jim Merritt answered:
What are the steps involved after purchase of a lot building a custom-built home? What municipal and other agency approvals are required?
Hi Nadeem,
The lot should have a current survey to properly footprint the home to include the location of utilities. You will need an architect to design and engineer the home for con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Buying in Sammamish
Mary Sunde, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Mary Sunde answered:
Please advise if there are good lots available in Smammish area for building a custom built house covering around 4,500 square feet.
Nadeem

There are lots available starting at apx $100K.
Mary
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Buying in Sammamish
tim moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
tim moore answered:
How to buy a home in auction. What is the procedure?
Points? You need to do a lot of research on buying at a trustee sale at the courthouse to do it safely. It can be very risky!! You need cash, no loans and that is where points are invol ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Home Buying in 98074
Cory Brandt, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Cory Brandt answered:
what is the current average price per sqft for new build single family homes in Sammamish, WA. Will the house prices hike up in next 6 months.?
There is no true average if you are looking to build because so much of the cost depends on who you hire and what your tastes are. That said, generally a mid-level home will cost you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 14, 2012 Home Buying in Sammamish
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
should i move to sammamish?
where does husband work
where do you live now
where do your kids go to school now
there are many great prople and spoiled people everywhere
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Moving in Sammamish
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
Are there any Jumbo Home Loans with 10% down in the Seattle Area?
Yes ..there is at least one program that can go up to a 90% ltv max loan amount 750K with no monthly mortgage insurance

30 yr fixed/ 3 yr / 5 yr / 7 yr / 10 yr arms availa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 3, 2014 Home Buying in 98075
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
How is the real estate trend for new homes in Sammamish?
There is quite a few new homes for sale and sellling in Sammamish. If you e-mail me or call me and let me know exactly what you're trying to find out I'd be happy to help.

Alain Pic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 31, 2012 Market Conditions in Sammamish
Stacey Lange,…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Stacey Lange, Realtor answered:
Looking to buy a town home in Plateau 228 sammamish worth around 400k ? with 1900 sq ft - 3bd 2.5 bath
I have spent years selling new construction homes, many of those years spent selling condominiums. However, as of late, I am a believer that if you can afford a Single Family Home that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in 98074
Dee Owens, Real Estate Pro in 98027
Dee Owens answered:
Rental market for single-family homes in Sammamish?
The rental market is hopping in most markets around Seattle. You shouldn't have a problem finding a home for around $2500. I'd touch base around May so we can put you on an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 18, 2012 General Area in Sammamish
Eastside Real…, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Eastside Real Estate Team answered:
How does having a storm water pond right next to property affect the value of house?
This is a great question. In representing a buyer it's always key to ask what is the effect of location on my purchase. If you have that reaction so will future home buyers. Figure i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 22, 2012 Home Buying in Sammamish
Mary Sunde, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Mary Sunde answered:
Sammamish Rent-To-Own (RTO) opportunities/requirements
It may be possible that a home for lease will also accept a lease option or lease purchase but I would
not count on it as the Plateau has become extremely active with sales since Janua ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 17, 2011 Home Buying in Sammamish
Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
I would like to sell but I owe 350,000 on my home and the market on my home is around 400,000 what kind of cost am i looking at with a realitor
Commission structures vary from area to area and even within an area by Agent. I suggest you interview at least 3 agents in your area to determine what the Realtor costs will be and ke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 23, 2010 Home Selling in 98075
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
We have recently listed our home in the 98075 area, and have had very few viewings. Are there actually buyers out there?
Even though you're represented by an agent, the blog attached to the link below may be of some interest to you. While it is directed to FSBOs, there are some ideas in it that you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 23, 2010 Home Selling in 98075
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