Archive for the ‘Fall City’ Category

New Fall City Video

April 17, 2011

Here is a new video on Fall City that I found.  Please take a look at it and let me know what you think.

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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.

Fall City Real Estate Update September 2008

October 22, 2008

 

 

I have a some of graphs that I would like share to help update the Fall City real estate market.

The first graph shows the number of resale homes that are for sale in Fall City.  The light green lines show the number of available homes.  The dark green line represents the number of closed sales, and the red line is the number of pending sales in a month.

Fall City Trendgraphix 9.08

 

The second  graph shows the median price of the homes that sold each month since July of 2007.  The median price is the price that half of the homes sold are above that price and half of the homes sold are less than that price.

As you can see the median price varies from month to month with a low of $392,000 in July 2008 and a high of $1,062,000. in August of 2007.  It is interesting that the last two months that the median home price of sold homes has been $925,000.

 

Fall City Trendgraphix Median Price 9.08

Ok here is one more graph.  This one shows the average list and sale price for the same time frame.

Fall City Trendgraphix 9.08 Average Price

I think these graphs are interesting.  They show how the market has been changing over the past 15 months. 

Snoqualmie Tribe Loses Lawsuit over Snoqualmie Falls

October 8, 2008

 

 

It was reported today in the Seattle PI that the Snoqualmie Tribe lost it’s lawsuit trying to increase  the amount of water flowing over Snoqualmie Falls. You can read more here.

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Snoqualmie Falls Photo By Allen Minner

While I was out…

October 6, 2008

It’s been some time since I have posted to my blog and it was not because nothing interesting has been happing in Fall City.  Here are just a few things that have been going on while I was out.

Fall City Parks District has collected the necessary signatures to get the district on the ballot.  You can learn more information about the parks district here.

King County has resumed negotiations with the Snoqualmie Tribe to transfer Fall City Community Park to their ownership and has a proposed contract.

The Colonial Inn has successfully reopened as the Fall City Road House.

The Real Estate market has slowed in Fall City and in King County. More information on this later.

The Tolt Hill Bridge over the Snoqualmie River has opened and the old bridge has been recycled. You can see more information here and see a video of the new bridge.

The Washington State Department of Fisheries tried to close the Tokul Creek Fish Hatchery which supplies the Snoqualmie River with about 200,000 Steelhead smolts each year.  It looks like this has been defeated by public participation.  You can read a press release here.

The connecting road between Lake Alice and Snoqualmie Ridge is still barricaded, and it looks like it will be for the foreseeable future.

The Wells Farm and Nursery property in Fall City has been sold the property is currently for lease.

The Snoqualmie Valley School District Wasl have been published and both Fall City Elementary and Chief Kanim students did a great job on the test. 

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is working on getting a new bond proposal together that looks like it will be 25 to 50 percent of the cost of the  last bond.

King County is working on a plan to control Knotweed along the Raging and Snoqualmie Rivers. 

The Fall City Library has reopened in the new building with expanded hours.  The Carnation Library has been torn down and the building for them is under construction.  The have a temporary location in the Sno-Valley Senior Center.

The Fall City roundabout has finally been paved and striped and seems to be working very well.  It seems to be working better than the intersection on the South side of the bridge.

The old Guns and Roses property by the round-a-bout is on the market. Guns and Roses is the local nickname for the Fall City Firearms and the Fall City Green House that stood on the site of the new roundabout.

The Cherry trees along the Riverbank are getting pruned for the first time in several years.

The Fall City Food Pantry, is serving more and more families every opening.  They are open on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  Open Noon to 1:30 and again from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The community Food Pantry is located at the Fall City United Methodist Church 4326 337th Pl SE Fall City, WA  98027

The “If Fish Could Walk” Geocache in Fall City has been replaced and updated to a micro geocache.

The Fall City Community Association has moved their meetings from the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course to the Fall City Road House.  They now meet upstairs in the banquet room.

Maguire Hill Real Estate that had offices in Fall City, North Bend, Maple Valley and Cle Elum has gone out of business.

Video Nites moved to a new larger location on River Street, the former location of Maguire Hill Real Estate.

Fire District 27 is considering a partnership/merger with Eastside Fire and Rescue that was formally known as District 10.

Tree House Point has been negotiating with the county to prevent the county from forcing them to tear down their treehouses.

Re/Max at the Ridge was bought out Re/Max Integrity.

Some of the first sculptures on the Fall City Sculpture Walk have been installed.  You can see one of them in Olive Taylor Quigley Park, the art park, the Fall City Library and at the Fall City Road House.  All of these locations are on the Redmond-Fall City Road.

The Fall City Elementary School has installed a new Falcon Sculpture.

The old location of the Snoqualmie Fall Credit Union on the Preston Fall City Road has been sold and the new owners are planing to put in a Bike, Skateboard, and Snowboard shop. They also purchased Fall City Espresso, and plan to keep it in the same location.  I heard the new name will be Bikes, Boards and Beans.  We will have to wait and see.

Fall City Food Pantry (Food Bank)

November 14, 2007

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Today I stopped in at the Fall City Food Pantry, to see if I could help, while they were open today.  They had a good variety of food and were very organized.  The Fall City Food Pantry is located at the Fall City United Methodist Church at 4326 337th Place SE Fall City.  They are open one day a month, usually the third Wednesday of the month.  This month they moved the day up one week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  They have hours in the middle of the day 12:00 to 1:30 and in the evening 6:30 to 7:30 PM.    The next day that they are open will be December 19th.  Please help get the word out  to everyone, that there is a new resource in town to help get food to those who need it.  You can also keep the Food Pantry in mind if you are interested in donating food.

Photo from the Fall City United Methodist Church web site.

Price Reduced on Fall City Rambler

November 14, 2007

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I have a great listing in Fall City that we just reduced the price on.  We lowered the price from $400,000 to $390,000.  It is a very clean three bedroom one and half bath rambler with an attached two car garage.  It is located on a very quiet non through street.  You can find lots of photos and more information on the house here. It has a remodeled kitchen with a Bosch dishwasher and a five burner stainless range with double ovens. The master bath has also be updated.  It is the lowest priced site built three bedroom house on the market in Fall City take a minute to check it out. There are several new real estate listings that hit the market this week.  If you are interested in searching for homes for sale or to see sold prices of Fall City homes you can start your Internet search here.  Be sure to try the interactive home search while you are there.

Library Construction Has Started

November 14, 2007

The construction on the Fall City Library, a King County Library has started.  It is nice that after all these months to see some walls going up.