Archive for March, 2011

Could Fall City be one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States?

March 15, 2011

Could Fall City be one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States?

Forbes magazine lists the top 500 zip codes with the most expensive real estate.  In 2010 five zip codes in Washington State made that list.  Can you guess which ones?

Rank  City            Zip Code    Median Price   Inventory   Median Income

42       Medina                98039      $2,170,308.    60              $ 132,665

228     Mercer Island     98040      $1,003,328    185             $    91,904

247     Bellevue               98004      $   952,566    447             $    63,358

444     Sammamish       98075       $   664,223    179             $ Not Avail.

477     Fall City              98024       $   594,747      94            $    62,076

You can get more information by following the link to the Forbes Article by clicking here.

I think these numbers will come as a surprise to many people.  When I am showing homes in Fall City and I ask my clients what they think the median house price is in Fall City, unless they have done their research, most of them underestimate the number by almost 50%.  In my opinion, it is because they do not understand the boundaries of the zip code and most of the homes that are higher priced are not in the downtown core.

What we enjoy about Fall City is the diversity of housing stock.  There are modest mobile homes on leased land and also large homes on acreage.  Fall City also has one of the largest collections of historic homes in unincorporated King County.   We have homes on lakes, rivers, acreage properties and view properties. There is truly something for everybody.  If someone wants to take advantage of the great community, excellent schools, scenic beauty and recreational opportunities nearby, they do not have to spend a lot of money to live here. On the other hand, if someone is looking for that signature property we have those, too.

We love to help people discover some of the hidden attributes of this community that make it a great place to live.

Every Vote Counts

March 13, 2011

The Snoqualmie Valley School bond failed by less than one vote. The school board is putting the same bond back on the ballot in April.

From King County’ Election site:

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 410
  Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 9980 / 21382 46.67%
Proposition No. 1 General Obligation Bonds – $56,200,000
  APPROVED 5972 59.99%
  REJECTED   3983 40.01%

Here is a link to the site if you want to see for yourself.

http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/elections/201102/Respage2.aspx

 You can read more about the last bond vote at http://snovalleystar.com/index.php?s=recount

You can reach the Valley Voters for Education Site Here http://www.vvfe.org/

I support the school bond and encourage you to vote yes.  Your vote could make the difference.

Snoqualmie Valley School District Podcast?

March 13, 2011

I just found out that the Snoqualmie Valley School District has a pod cast. What a great idea for people who want to know about our school district but can not make the board meetings. You can learn more about the podcasts at http://www.svsd410.org/podcasts/

Happy listening.

Cross your Fingers

March 6, 2011

The Snoqualmie Valley School District bond is failing by 2/10 of a vote. The results of the hand count should be available Tuesday morning. There are three votes that need to be reviewed to determine the voter’s intent. I hope it passes.