I recently had the pleasure to work with two buyers looking at homes up in Snohomish County. I learned a lot more about the real estate market there.
They were looking there for different reasons. One was for affordability, one for a large parcel.
I was showing homes all over Everett, Marysville, Granite Falls, Arlington, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Brier, Mountlake Terrace, Bothell, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Stanwood, and Sultan.
Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country, as King County is getting overly developed and buyers getting priced out. Snohomish County has a lot to offer. Parts of Snohomish County has views of the Cascade Mountains. As you drive on I-5 north, you see open fields, with water ways and mountain range in the backdrop. In Arlington, there are a lot of beautiful rolling hills with windy roads. It’s very scenic and tranquil.
Most of Snohomish County isn’t too far from I-5 or I-405 corridor, making the commute manageable for working in Seattle or Bellevue.
Puget Sound views from Edmonds and Mukilteo are what I called the North Beach and Blue Ridge of the north. Beautiful homes developed a few decades ago, A lot of these homes are on a slope with nice Puget Sound views. They are exclusive and upscale, with a fraction of prices to similar homes in King County.
One could find nicely maintained homes in Bothell in Snohomish County starting in the low $500s.
Newish constructions pretty much start at $700,000- $1.2 million in Bothell in Snohomish. Northshore schools are rated pretty high there. It’s all nicely maintained developments after developments, similar to neighborhoods in Sammamish.
Monroe prices start at mid $500s and it’s a scenic drive out highway 522.
Lynwood has attached town homes starting in mid $400s and detached homes up to $800,000.
As King county is running out of affordable homes, people are migrating north and south. Snohomish county offers great value and a sound investment. Overall the real estate yearly increase are in the teens and 20s, for 2018 vs. 2017 for Snohomish County, similar to numbers from King County.