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Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No. | MyKCM

With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in one already. What does that mean to the residential real estate market?

What is a recession?

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research:

“A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales.”

COVID-19 hit the pause button on the American economy in the middle of March. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley are all calling for a deep dive in the

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Everyone these days is spending lots of time cleaning out closets, organizing and purging as we are staying home. If a possible move is in your future, this is a great time to get those items on your list checked off and tackle some of the suggestions below.  Investing time in these projects will make your house shine when it goes on the market.

What You Can Do to Get Your House Ready to Sell | MyKCM
Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters

Some Highlights:

  • Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.
  • Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold even while we’ve hit the pause button on other parts of daily life.
  • Tackling small projects from cleaning the corners you may normally skip to tidying up your yard
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photo courtesy of City of Sammamish

Do you have your alternate routes planned out?

Project Update:

  • ROAD CLOSURE is scheduled to begin on APRIL 13th, 2020.
  • For the week of APRIL 13th to APRIL 18th, the roadway will be closed between 245th LN SE and Klahanie Blvd. Local access will be allowed.
  • The following week , starting APRIL 20th, 2020 the long term Road closure between 247th PL SE and Klahanie Blvd will be in place.
  • The intersections at 247th PL SE and Klahanie Blvd will be converted to stop control with stop sign. The existing signals are to be removed.
  • The road closure is expected to last until the end of DECEMBER 2020.
  • Est. August 2021 - END CONSTRUCTION





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**"Information from the Connect Sammamish Website"

The City of Sammamish is planning improvements to Issaquah-Pine Lake Road SE from SE 32nd Way to SE 44th Street. The project will aim to improve traffic flow and safety for all users.

Please join us at our community meeting at Pine Lake Middle School on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. to learn more about the project and share your ideas! Or if you can't join us in person,  click here to fill out our survey and share your input.

Why are improvements needed?

Issaquah-Pine Lake Road is a critical corridor for existing and new residential developments, multiple schools, and commercial areas. With these competing demands on the roadway, travelers experience significant delays during peak travel times.


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*revised 12/11/19 

  • Project Three Week Look-Ahead:    
    • UPDATE: Please be prepared for additional delays as Utility relocations are currently impacting traffic (PSE Gas, PSE Electric, Comcast, Century Link)
      • Using the project detour route, Issaquah Beaver Lake Rd-Issaquah Pine Lake Road, may result in shorter drive times during periods of peak delay
    • Clear NE corner of Klahanie Dr SE and IFCR
    • Continue work on PCMS pond
    • Remove large KLAHANIE signs on the NW and NE corners of Klahanie Dr SE and IFCR (Replacement signs will be designed and installed by the Klahanie Homeowners Assoc)   
    • Remove the Pacific Cascade Middle School (PCMS) Sign. A replacement design and location will be coordinated directly
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This is a great event for "Children" of all ages and will take place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, December 7that the Klahanie Shopping Complex (next to the QFC) 

Along with the Horse Drawn carriage rides provided by The Cascade Team Real Estate,  local businesses will also welcome guests with a variety of activities, including free cookies, cider and samples. There will be live caroling and wonderful time had by all!

In the spirit of giving, visitors may bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Encompass and the Respectful Giving Campaign.

If you would like more information you can reach me at 425-830-6457 or

We hope to see you there!!

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I was wondering the same thing so did some research on the Washington State Department of Transportation website and here is what I found:


  • This project in both directions of I-90 will be adding capacity to the roadway. They estimate the improvements will provide relief for almost 150,000 travelers who use this stretch every day.


  • The projects main objective is to add auxiliary lanes and build sound walls to minimize the effects of road noise.


  • What is an auxiliary lane and how will it help? The auxiliary lane is an extra lane added between closely spaced interchanges which gives drivers more time and space to enter or exit the roadway. They will be located on the outside of the existing lanes in both

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Release Date: August 26, 2019


As we shared earlier this month, construction on the Issaquah-Fall City Road project is expected to begin today, Monday, Aug. 26, and last for about two years. Work over the next couple weeks will be limited and is expected to have little impact on traffic conditions in the area. We will continue to provide regular updates as additional construction activities are scheduled.

SE Issaquah-Fall City Road will remain open throughout construction, except during the 8-month closure between 247th Pl SE and Klahanie Dr SE during bridge construction. Traffic control and flaggers will be present to direct traffic through the work area. Expect some potential delays, noise, dust, and vibration during

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Do you ever wonder “where is a good local place for a haircut and color”? Look no further than Larissa Sofia Boutique Salon in the Klahanie Village. The warm inviting atmosphere, the highly train staff and competitive prices are all reasons to give them a try. You can even book your appointment on line at




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Another question I get is “where is a good place to meet friends for a glass of wine?” My response is the best kept secret, Capri Cellars, in Olde Town Issaquah. It is a wine shop, tasting room and bistro with a warm casual environment. Capri Cellars is a wonderful place to unwind with a glass of wine and a cheese plate. You can enroll in one of their several wine clubs and enjoy lots of discounts and perks. You will find them at 88 Front St S., just one block south of E. Sunset Way. Cheers and see you there!




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