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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, 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
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 Bellevue, 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 Kitty Hawk, 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:
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 Apr 14, 2016 Home Buying in 98075
Stacey Lange, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
Stacey Lange 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
Dan Edwards, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Dan Edwards 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 Bellevue, 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
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I am looking for a house in the Sammamish area (app3500 SQ FT.) preferably in the Trossachs community. How are the prices there and can someone?
HI, I've helped people buy and sell in Trossachs and know quite a bit about the community. Most of the folks I know living there love it and don't leave if they don't ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 26, 2010 Home Buying in Sammamish
John & Sarah…, Real Estate Pro in Kirkland, WA
John & Sarah Payson answered:
How long will it take for the market to bounce back? With the new constructions increasing in
Well, I guess you can already say we've hit bottom. That doesn't mean that home values are going to be back up to where they were in 2006 - 2007. There are still some homes that are p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2009 Home Buying in Sammamish
Chuck Sparks, Real Estate Pro in Bellevue, WA
Chuck Sparks answered:
Is any financing of a mortgage allowed when buying a foreclosed home at a public auction?
Larry, a forclosed purchase at a public auction requires all funding to be done in advance. It is basically a cash deal.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2008 Home Buying in Sammamish
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