To start, we want to thank you for your service. You have committed your life to serving others, and Homes for Heroes wants to show you our appreciation by helping you buy your dream house in Kent, Washington. It is our goal to celebrate your service by making your purchase of a home more reasonable.
Who We Are
Homes for Heroes, Inc. began in Minnesota in 2002 and is now the most extensive network of associate real estate agents and lending specialists in the United States. Our mission is to help Heroes like you find a home and earn you significant savings at the same time.
How We Work
When you use a Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate specialist in your area to purchase your house, you earn $700 for every $100,000 you spend for your home. For example, if you buy a house for $200,000, Homes for Heroes will mail you a Hero Rewards® check for $1,400. Your Homes for Heroes specialist can also help you with your home selling goals by giving you a 25% credit on their total commission at closing.
Using Homes for Heroes when you buy the home of your dreams not only gives you money back on your final cost, it also helps other heroes in need. Homes for Heroes, Inc. donates a portion of their earnings to the Homes for Heroes Foundation, which then awards Hero Grants to local nonprofit charities who are serving heroes in local communities all around the United States.
The goal of Homes for Heroes is to give back to the heroes who serve their communities. You qualify for the Homes for Heroes program if you currently or formerly were employed with one of the following:
- Military (Active, Reserve, Veteran)
- Law Enforcement
SIGN UP today, and we will help you connect with a Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate specialist in the Kent area with no obligation. We are here to help you purchase and own the home of your dreams, and give you significant savings as well.
Homes For Sale in Kent, Washington
Kent, Washington is in the middle of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area and is split up into three main regions; West Hill, the Valley, and East Hill. Similar to Seattle, Kent’s climate allows for dry summers and cool, wet winters. Kent is very close to Seattle, giving you many options for recreational activities outside of Kent.
The Kent School District contains 28 elementary schools, two academies, seven middle schools, and four high schools. There are neighboring cities and unincorporated areas in the school district as well. Green River Community College created a branch in 2007, located in Kent Station.
Kent is home to the headquarters of REI, Seattle Bicycle Supply, and Oberto Sausage Company, and also have warehouse facilities for Boeing and Amazon. Kent is close to essential transportation routes, making it an ideal spot for companies situated in or near Seattle, Washington. Some of those companies include Flow International Corporation and Omax Corporation, two of the most prominent waterjet companies in the United States. Kent is also home to a large steel industry, as well as Alaska Airlines and Sysco Seattle Headquarters.
The median house value in Kent, Washington is just over $385,000, a number that has gone up at least 12% since 2017. The square footage median list price is $204, beating out the Seattle Metro average by $39 per square foot. The average price of homes currently listed is close to $390,000 whereas the average price of houses that sold is just over $378,000. All of the averages of Kent are lower than the Seattle Metro area, making Kent the perfect place to live while commuting to Seattle.
Kent was awarded Sports Illustrated’s Sportstown of the year for Washington State in 2003 and Kent Station opened up in 2006, an entertainment center built for local sports events and concerts. In 2012, Kent hosted the Skate America figure skating competition at the ShoWare Center, and in 2015, Kent hosted the Junior Roller Derby World Cup. If golf is your game, visit the Riverbend Golf Complex, one of Washington’s most popular golf courses.
Saltwater State Park, located on Puget Sound, is a nearby attraction that you can visit year-round. If hiking and being outdoors is what you’re looking for, check out Angle Lake Park, Lake Meridian Park, or Soos Creek Park, all great options for hiking and swimming, as well as boating. Kent is also home to 73 parks, miniparks, skateparks, and playfields.
If you enjoy watching professional sports teams, you can watch the Western Hockey League Seattle Thunderbirds play at the ShoWare Center, or head over to Seattle to attend a game of the Seattle Mariners of the MLB, Seattle Sounders of the MLS, or the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.
The Kent Farmers Market runs every Saturday from June until the end of September and serves fresh produce, as well as beverages, hot dogs, kettle corn and more.
The Kent Cornucopia Days Festival is held in July every year and is known as the South King County’s “largest family festival.” The festival is a volunteer-run festival, benefitting over 250 charitable organizations. The festival includes food, games, a 5K fun run, as well as dragon boat races and a parade.
Kent is near several major freeways, making it an ideal place to live. You have the opportunity to live away from the city but still have the ability to commute if needed. The Kent serviced King County Metro Transit can take you into downtown Seattle as well as many other destinations.
With a wide variety of activities to keeps everyone in the family entertained, along with the beauty of this area, Kent is a fantastic choice for relocation.
At Homes for Heroes, we’d love to make your dream of Kent homeownership a reality. Contact us today so we may have the honor of helping you.