Issaquah Highlands Real Estate Guide

Before you work with your client to successfully buy or sell a residential property in Issaquah Highlands, please review this valuable information to ensure your transaction goes smoothly. It is important you follow community procedures for buying/selling residential property in Issaquah Highlands. Your clients will also find this information useful.

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Unique Community Organization

Our community has a unique organization, and you and your client will come into contact with most or all of our major entities during the buying/selling process:

Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA):

Homeowners Association that prides itself on ensuring homeowner satisfaction by maintaining common areas and delivering unsurpassed customer service in all areas of management – all of which is translated in the growth of the community, ever rising property values,  and  nationally known recognition. The IHCA works closely with other Highlands non-profits to continue that tradition and foster greater community spirit.

Address: 1011 N.E. High Street, Suite 210, Issaquah WA 98029
Phone: 425-427-9257
Webpage

Highlands Council Issaquah Highlands

Highlands Council:

Community non-profit organization, in addition to the Homeowners Association, tasked with building community in Issaquah Highlands. Highlands Council owns and manages the Blakely Hall Community Center, supporting clubs and groups, and hosting special events and programming.  Highlands Council publishes the monthly Connections News and manages all official community-communications including: this website, the weekly e-letter, and social media presence.

Address: 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA, 98029
Phone: 425-507-1107
Webpage

Highlands Fiber Network (HFN)

Highlands Fiber Network:

Issaquah Highlands’ community-owned, fiber to the home, optic communication system delivering data, voice, and other advanced communications services to every home in Issaquah Highlands. Dedicated Gig E service is also available!

Address: 2550 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA, 98029
Phone: 425-427-0999
Webpage

Selling a Home in Issaquah Highlands

When selling a home in Issaquah Highlands, contact the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) prior to ALL escrow closings for information. Fees for all three organizations will be collected through closing by the IHCA.

Please contact: payments@ihcommunity.org or 425-507-1119 for more information.

Mandatory Listing Items

IHCA

Assessments are charged monthly to all owned homes in Issaquah Highlands

 Supplemental neighborhoods may have additional assessments

The IHCA is required to be named in the listing for any home sale (including condos) as a means to avoid being missed in escrow (additional fees apply). Refer to the escrow fee policy and condo management directory.

Highlands Council

Seller pays Community Enhancement Fee (1/4 of 1% of gross sale price of home at closing)*

*Community Enhancement Fee exempted when:

  • Transfer is to a co-owner or to a family trust controlled by the owner, or to a surviving spouse or child on the death of the owner
  • Transfer is to an institutional lender pursuant to a mortgage or upon foreclosure of a mortgage
  • Homeowner has received a one-time waiver because they joined the Covenant

HFN

Connections Fee – One time fee (Buyer pays $250 due at closing)

Monthly Periodic Fee includes 10/10 Mbps Internet service (min. $50/month by homeowner)

Community Rules for Real Estate Signage

There are rules about where and how you place your FOR SALE sign on your property and how A-Boards are managed for Open House events.

From Issaquah Highlands Use Restrictions and Rules:

One (1) professional printed real estate “For Sale”, “For Sale by Owner”, or “For Rent” sign may be posted within the lot for a residential sale following industry standards for sign size, with a realtor T-Bar, and appropriate attached flyer box. Signs are not allowed to be placed in the street frontages. Approved signage for units located without street frontage may be posted in the Neighborhood Common Area. In addition, one (1) sign, not to exceed 9″ x 24″, may be staked in the front of or placed in the window of the unit for sale or rent. Other types of “For Sale by Owner” or “For Lease/Rent” yard or window signs are prohibited.

Sub-Neighborhoods may erect and maintain professionally manufactured Real Estate Yard Arm Signage at the entrances to the neighborhood. Realtors may display brochures in the attached flyer boxes. If there are more than six (6) listings on a T-Bar and a box is not available, the Owner should contact the IHCA office to coordinate postings.

Homeowners are responsible for repairs or damage to the lawn or irrigation system related to any sign installation. Open house sandwich boards and directional locator signs may be placed in rights of way, but may only be used on the day of the open house for the duration of that day’s showing.

Issaquah Highlands real estate signage policy

Buying a Home in Issaquah Highlands

When buying a home in Issaquah Highlands, contact the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) prior to ALL escrow closings for information. Fees for all three organizations will be collected through closing by the IHCA.

Please contact: payments@ihcommunity.org or 425-507-1119 for more information.

Fees & Assessments

IHCA assessments are charged monthly to all owned homes in the Issaquah Highlands

 Supplemental neighborhoods may have additional assessments.

 Highlands Fiber Network (HFN) Connections Fee – One time fee (Buyer pays $250 due at closing)

HFN Monthly Periodic Fee includes 10/10 Mbps Internet service (min. $50/month by homeowner)

Issaquah Highlands Real Estate Crofton Cottages

Condos

Click here for a complete list of community condo management companies.

About Issaquah Highlands

Issaquah Highlands combines the convenience and excitement found in dense cities with the quality of life found in the suburbs. Environmentally sensitive with safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, and many recreational opportunities-our community provides an ideal place for you and your family to live, work, and play.

Located north of Interstate 90, Issaquah Highlands is a master-planned community providing a mix of single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, retail and recreational uses.

Consisting of approximately 2,200 acres, the Issaquah Highlands includes about 490 acres in the city of Issaquah and 1,520 acres of publicly-dedicated open space in King County, as well as 185 acres in unincorporated King County for the rural, large scale homes of the Grand Ridge neighborhood.

Issaquah Highlands has approximately 3,150 (approximately 3,500 homes when fully built out), 950 in rental communities, an elementary school, a first-class destination shopping district called Grand Ridge Plaza, Swedish hospital and other medical services.

Sustainability

Issaquah Highlands Real Estate LEED GreenAll Issaquah Highlands homes are 100% Built Green Certified. All commercial properties in Issaquah Highlands are LEED certified or built to LEED certified standards.

 

 

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Contact

Questions? Please contact the Issaquah Highlands Community Association.

Email: payments@ihcommunity.org

Phone: 425-507-1119

Address: 1011 N.E. High Street Suite 210, Issaquah WA 98029 (Directions)