Local Real Estate Market Update

A remarkable property to find in-city! This home and lot were especially designed to encourage simple, easy living.

Home prices rose 3% last month, which is the largest gain in a year. Generally, prices have leveled off and there is less competition for buyers. It is still a seller’s market due to the low inventory. Homes that are in great condition in popular neighborhoods still may get multiple offers and have the price bid up. Homes under $500K may also have competition and multiple offers.The condo market has slowed considerably, and condos are getting much more market time.

This time of year, there tends to be fewer listings and homes that have been on the market for a while go under contract, lowering the inventory further. But there are also fewer buyers looking this time of year so it can be a great time to buy.

Meanwhile, I have been busy bringing on two new listings and helping a client buy a new home. I helped a client close on their new home this week, which brings a lot of last-minute tasks, and I had the pleasure of delivering their keys last night.

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Posted on November 27, 2019 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: Real Estate News & Information, SOLD | Tagged

SOLD: Charming Bungalow in the Heart of Downtown Renton

329 Smithers
Renton, WA 98057

Listed: $330,000
SOLD: $360,000

Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Square Footage: 930
Year Built: 1937
Lot Square Footage: 4,800
School District: Renton
MLS#: 1399921

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Posted on April 10, 2019 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: SOLD | Tagged

It Was a Busy Winter! Recent Area Real Estate Sales

It was a busy winter with multiple listings, offers and transactions as a whole new crop of families found new spaces to call home. Do you need help selling your home? My mission is to help you achieve your life goals. Contact me today at 206-250-7291 or

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Posted on March 11, 2019 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: Real Estate News & Information, SOLD

SELLER SUCCESS STORY: Elbow Grease & Good Planning Net Full-Price Cash Offer

After nearly a quarter century living in her unique, townhouse-style condo in West Seattle, Ann Gilbert was having a hard time navigating the stairs and needed to downsize, so she planned to move in with her daughter in Puyallup.

She contacted my longtime partner Dorothy Driver through a mutual friend, and prepared to vacate the beautifully non-cookie cutter abode with lofted design, soaring vaulted ceilings, spectacular window walls of light and fenced yard.

It was a bittersweet time for Ann, and I was happy to help make the transition as smooth as possible for her.

We met with Ann to determine what was needed to get the unit on the market. While it was a nice private end-unit in a pretty setting, it was also somewhat dated and had some deferred maintenance, so we devised a plan and timeline to accomplish the work.

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Posted on February 11, 2019 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: Case Studies, SOLD

SOLD: Sought-After Sunwood Condo in Tukwila

15266 Sunwood Blvd #D12
Tukwila, WA 98188
Selling Price: $275,000

  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Square Footage: 1092
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Price per Square Foot: 251.83
  • School District: Tukwila
  • Home Owner Dues: Included

Sought after ground level 2 bed 2 bath condo @ Sunwood, perched above the city with spectacular views. All new paint, carpet, appliances, & fixtures throughout. Washer/Dryer in unit. Private ground level patio. Spacious family room w/ wood burning fireplace w/stone mantel/hearth. Wet bar w/ sink & cabinets in family room. Club house w/ pool/spa. One assigned parking space. Great location.

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: SOLD | Tagged

SOLD: Tacoma Home with Breathtaking Puget Sound Views

5748 Overlook Ave NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
Selling Price: $699,950

  • Bathrooms: 2.50
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Square Footage: 2,601
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Price per Square Foot: 269.11
  • Lot Square Footage: 9,400
  • School District: Tacoma
  • County: Pierce
  • Community: Browns Point

Breathtaking views of the Puget Sound will be seen from the Great-Room, expansive deck and master suite in this home that is being build by Powell Homes. With Powell’s 109 years of experience more then just the views will delight you. This 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home will feature hardwoods throughout the main living area, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Master suite with huge walk-in closet and private bath.


Posted on July 17, 2018 at 12:30 am
Don Koonce | Category: SOLD | Tagged