Seattle’s High Prices + Low Inventory Drive Home Buyers to the Central Cascades

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Posted on March 11, 2016

In Western Washington, inventory of single-family homes continues to shrink, while prices continue to rise. The medium home price in King County is now $514,975, nearly 20% higher than in February 2015, according to a recent report by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service published in the Seattle Times. Inventory is sparse too, down nearly 30% from a year ago.

With a mixed quality of homes coming onto the market, highly-competitive bidding becoming the norm, and many homes selling over the list price, buyers are becoming increasingly frustrated and distraught.

It’s time homebuyers begin to consider other options. Just 60 minutes east of Issaquah in Upper Kittitas County, Trailside Homes is building high-quality single-family homes in a variety of new communities. There’s never been a better time to consider buying a home just outside of the Seattle area!

New, customizable, high-quality homes in Upper Kittitas County can span from $499,900 for 1 acre with southern exposure and valley views, just 5 minutes from town (Meadow Ridge), to $1,189,000 for a 3,160 sq. ft. home near golf courses and spas (Suncadia Resort). One of our favorite communities, Trailside at Woods & Steele offers a blend of those lifestyles and a price point smack in-between.

For those looking for an easy commute, modern conveniences and a price point of $500,000 to $800,000 check out Trailside at Woods & Steele. Right off I-90 and just 10 minutes south of Exit 78-Golf Course Road, Trailside at Woods & Steele offers all the modern conveniences you’d expect. Drive on paved, plowed roads, enjoy large, private home sites, a community lodge with pool/hot tub/fire pits, nearby trail access and gated security.

Our team of experts is accustomed to working with buyers in the Seattle area, in fact many of our team members own homes in both King County and Kittitas County. Whether you’re interested in making a full-time or part-time move, our team is fully equipped to guide you through the process.

Explore all your home-buying options and check out real estate on the sunny side of the Central Cascades, with Trailside Homes and Trailside Real Estate. Contact us today!


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