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February 19th, 2015

3 Must Have’s in Your Listing Agent

Written by Amber Bills
3 Must Have’s in Your Listing Agent

Deciding to sell your home, most likely your largest investment, can be stressful and overwhelming.  One pivotal decision is identifying which Realtor you choose to represent you. First, find a full-time experienced Realtor. Thousands of agents come into the business when times are good and then leave when it's tough. …

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January 10th, 2015

Investing in Your Largest Investment

Written by Amber Bills
Investing in Your Largest Investment

Investing in Your Largest Investment Whether you are planning to stay in your current home or thinking about selling at some point in the near future, there are some smaller investments you can make to help increase the value of your home and make it an even more enjoyable place to live. Lighting ... Improved lighting …

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November 10th, 2014

Is Your Real Estate Agent a Realtor?

Written by Amber Bills

"Is Your Real Estate Agent a Realtor®?" You may have never thought to ask that question before, but buying or selling a home is significant and has financial and emotional ramifications for all parties involved. Having proper representation is critical. Did you know, not all Real Estate brokers in the Maple Valley …

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January 15th, 2014

What’s New in Maple Valley?

Written by Amber Bills
What’s New in Maple Valley?

Maple Valley is a growing community, there are currently about 24,000 residents and that is expected to increase in coming years. Maple Valley is gaining desirability due to the new "state of the art" high school on it's way, the school bond passing which will benefit all Tahoma schools and new shopping being added to the …

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January 9th, 2014

Low Inventory- What Sectors?

Written by Amber Bills

There are sectors of the each localized Real Estate inventory that are especially low. For example, I have a lovely young couple I am working with right now in the Maple Valley area to find their first home. They would love to find a clean, well maintained single family home that is at least 1600 square feet, their price …

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November 27th, 2013

Selling During the Winter?

Written by Amber Bills

"Should I wait and list my Maple Valley home in the Spring"? This is a common question from many of my clients. Here are some reasons why waiting to sell in the Spring may not be your best bet. Buyers that are looking during the late Fall and Winter are serious and motivated buyers in the Maple Valley market The inventory …

continue reading →

November 11th, 2013

Considering a Vacation Home?

Written by Amber Bills
Considering a Vacation Home?

Fall and Winter are lovely in the Greater Seattle area with the leaves changing colors and snow capped mountains. For some people the beauty can be overcome by the short Autumn days, overcast and rain. This can lead to home buyers taking the leap and purchasing a second home  in nearby areas. Thankfully, within a short …

continue reading →

November 7th, 2013

Tahoma School Bond has Passed

Written by Amber Bills

Maple Valley residents passed the Tahoma school bond by 68%. This is a victory for our children and community as the schools have been in dire need of repairs and new facilities. The city has been growing quickly and to keep up with the population, the schools have increased class sizes and added more portables over the …

continue reading →

November 5th, 2013

Interest Rates are Improving!

Written by Amber Bills

The number of sales fell in King County by about 6% from July to August and up to 15% in softer markets. Sales cooled off prematurely due to the sudden increase in interest rates coupled with the government shut down. Rates rose a whole point from about 3.5% to near 4.5% in a short period of time. Now, rates have adjusted …

continue reading →

October 28th, 2013

Today’s Tools for your Next Remodeling Project

Written by Amber Bills
Today’s Tools for your Next Remodeling Project

Today's Tools for your Next Remodel Project Having helped countless clients in the Maple Valley market get their home ready for sale as well as sharing do's and don'ts for remodeling projects I have been finding new technologies that are very helpful to achieve great results. Architects and Designers post photos of …

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Perfectly situated on a hill just a few minutes from HWY 18 and 169 is a lovely community called Cedar Downs.

Cedar Downs is surrounded by trees and has a lake front community park with a beach, Basketball Park, covered picnic areas and large grassy field.  These homes are situated on large private lots and each one is unique in design and layout. Designs vary from contemporary to Cape Cod and Spanish style homes.
 
This prime location is within walking distance to Lake Wilderness, the Maple Valley community center and Library. It is also a prime location for commuting in Maple Valley. You will be able to explore all that Maple Valley has to offer within walking distance of your home.
 
A new community nestled up to Cedar Downs was recently sold out called the Highlands of Cedar Downs. This neighborhood of homes was built by Freestone Companies and Norris Homes. They offer 2 story floor plans with large great room concepts and more common sized lots. The neighborhood offers a basketball park, playground and sidewalks which encourages families to go on walks in the community. It is surrounded by trees and has views of the valley and Cascade foothills.
For more info on this development and the available homes, call Amber Bills, your Maple Valley Real Estate Expert.

 

February 19th, 2015

3 Must Have’s in Your Listing Agent

Written by Amber Bills
3 Must Have’s in Your Listing Agent

Deciding to sell your home, most likely your largest investment, can be stressful and overwhelming.  One pivotal decision is identifying which Realtor you choose to represent you. First, find a full-time experienced Realtor. Thousands of agents come into the business when times are good and then leave when it's tough. …

continue reading →

January 10th, 2015

Investing in Your Largest Investment

Written by Amber Bills
Investing in Your Largest Investment

Investing in Your Largest Investment Whether you are planning to stay in your current home or thinking about selling at some point in the near future, there are some smaller investments you can make to help increase the value of your home and make it an even more enjoyable place to live. Lighting ... Improved lighting …

continue reading →

November 10th, 2014

Is Your Real Estate Agent a Realtor?

Written by Amber Bills

"Is Your Real Estate Agent a Realtor®?" You may have never thought to ask that question before, but buying or selling a home is significant and has financial and emotional ramifications for all parties involved. Having proper representation is critical. Did you know, not all Real Estate brokers in the Maple Valley …

continue reading →

January 15th, 2014

What’s New in Maple Valley?

Written by Amber Bills
What’s New in Maple Valley?

Maple Valley is a growing community, there are currently about 24,000 residents and that is expected to increase in coming years. Maple Valley is gaining desirability due to the new "state of the art" high school on it's way, the school bond passing which will benefit all Tahoma schools and new shopping being added to the …

continue reading →

January 9th, 2014

Low Inventory- What Sectors?

Written by Amber Bills

There are sectors of the each localized Real Estate inventory that are especially low. For example, I have a lovely young couple I am working with right now in the Maple Valley area to find their first home. They would love to find a clean, well maintained single family home that is at least 1600 square feet, their price …

continue reading →

November 27th, 2013

Selling During the Winter?

Written by Amber Bills

"Should I wait and list my Maple Valley home in the Spring"? This is a common question from many of my clients. Here are some reasons why waiting to sell in the Spring may not be your best bet. Buyers that are looking during the late Fall and Winter are serious and motivated buyers in the Maple Valley market The inventory …

continue reading →

November 11th, 2013

Considering a Vacation Home?

Written by Amber Bills
Considering a Vacation Home?

Fall and Winter are lovely in the Greater Seattle area with the leaves changing colors and snow capped mountains. For some people the beauty can be overcome by the short Autumn days, overcast and rain. This can lead to home buyers taking the leap and purchasing a second home  in nearby areas. Thankfully, within a short …

continue reading →

November 7th, 2013

Tahoma School Bond has Passed

Written by Amber Bills

Maple Valley residents passed the Tahoma school bond by 68%. This is a victory for our children and community as the schools have been in dire need of repairs and new facilities. The city has been growing quickly and to keep up with the population, the schools have increased class sizes and added more portables over the …

continue reading →

November 5th, 2013

Interest Rates are Improving!

Written by Amber Bills

The number of sales fell in King County by about 6% from July to August and up to 15% in softer markets. Sales cooled off prematurely due to the sudden increase in interest rates coupled with the government shut down. Rates rose a whole point from about 3.5% to near 4.5% in a short period of time. Now, rates have adjusted …

continue reading →

October 28th, 2013

Today’s Tools for your Next Remodeling Project

Written by Amber Bills
Today’s Tools for your Next Remodeling Project

Today's Tools for your Next Remodel Project Having helped countless clients in the Maple Valley market get their home ready for sale as well as sharing do's and don'ts for remodeling projects I have been finding new technologies that are very helpful to achieve great results. Architects and Designers post photos of …

continue reading →