Published by Courtney
Posted on December 22, 2016
Winter in the Central Cascades is a homeowner’s dream – snowcapped mountains and pine
studded panoramas, deer foraging for winter greens and outdoor paths dotted with snowshoe
and hiking tracks are why many people have built and moved east of the Puget Sound area.
Trailside Homes homeowners stay busy with festive activities; families and friends bundle up to
hunt for the perfect holiday tree, fires crackle in stone hearths and parties are planned to ring
in the new year. They’re staying cozy and warm, yet other prospective homebuyers are not so
snug – they are feeling the heat to take advantage of current interest rates and lock down their
dream homes this holiday season.
Interest Rates Steadily Rising
Homes in the Puget Sound area are not just increasing in price; interest rates are steadily rising,
adding thousands of dollars to a homebuyer’s total cost of a home. The aggressive scramble for
Seattle-area homes, coupled with spikes in interest rates, are inspiring homebuyers to leave the
bustle of city life for dream homes in surrounding regions. Savvy homebuyers are discovering
that ‘tis the season for locking down costs and making moves on their dream homes in the
Your Home for the Holidays
Our Woods & Steele community invites both the outdoor adventure-seekers and
west side commuters to call the Cascades home. This gated community just 60 minutes from
Issaquah gives residents the privacy of mountain living with the luxury of upscale
amenities and abundant recreation opportunities.
Each home offers both stunning views and natural privacy, with deer and other wildlife as
regular visitors. Two move-in ready homes are available today, with eleven home sites ready
for building. A private, centrally located community lodge invites you and your loved ones to
toast marshmallows around the fire pit and sit poolside through the sundrenched summer
months. Hundreds of miles in trails and forest roads beckon adventure seekers year-round, and
the historic towns of Cle Elum and Roslyn provide ample dining and entertainment options.
When you take advantage of current interest rates and come home to Woods &
Steele, you commit to mountain luxury, privacy and an active outdoor lifestyle. Explore the community
through the interactive neighborhood map, meet with us at our showroom in historic
Downtown Cle Elum or give us a call to explore your home-buying options this holiday season.
Property Information: 509.674.8190
316 West First Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922