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Realtor’s Corner

VikkiGildenRealEstate.com Where were you born and where did you grow up? I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada

by North Central Washington Association of Realtors Board of Directors

What got you into the Real Estate Business and what keep you there?

Rebecca Hackworth

I started out as a assistant to a broker, and loved it! With that said I knew then connecting buyers and sellers was the career for me.

Century 21 Exclusively (509) 421-2007

Before Hiring a Contractor...

What did you do before that? I was an accountant with Ceasers Tahoe.

Guest Article from NCHBA

Tell us about your family?

At the North Central Home Builders Association, we frequently receive inquiries from homeowners who have run into problems with their contractors. More often than not, these homeowners have hired an unregistered, uninsured ‘contractor’ who isn’t properly bonded, and the homeowner finds themselves in impossible situations as a result of the temptation to choose a contractor based solely on price rather than completing their due diligence—much less recognizing the warning signs.

I’m happily married to my husband Tony for fourteen years and have two beautiful boys—Christian 12 and Brody 2.

What tip would you give to someone thinking of buying or selling a home in 2012? If you’re in the market to buy, interest rates are at the lowest in decades. If your currently looking to sell your home search for a knowledgeable, trusted, local real estate broker.

How do you utilize digital devices in your work as a Realtor? I utilize the newest technologies available to stay up-to-date on the current market trends.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Gardening, bike riding, motorcycle riding, and playing baseball with my family.

What would you tell someone from outside the area about the value of life in the Wenatchee Valley?

1 S. Chelan St., Wenatchee •

We are located in the heart of Washington State on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains. Wenatchee receives 300 sunny days a year, making it the prime destination for outside enthusiasts. There is a wide variety of year around recreation actives for all ages.

What is your favorite beverage? Coffee: Statrbucks carmel macchiato and red wine.

Coldwell Banker LaVigne 1 S. Chelan St., Wenatchee • 509-888-8887

Linda Bondo LindaBondo.com

People are “Ou r Bu sin ess”

Before Hiring a Contractor, Recognize the Warning Signs of a Scam: • Contractor provides a credential or reference that can’t be verified. • Contractor offers a special price only if you sign today, or use other high-pressure sales techniques. • Contractor only accepts cash, require large deposits or the entire costs up front, or asks you to make the payment in their name. • Contractor does not provide a written contract or complete bid. • Contractor asks you to get the building permit. In most instances, if you have hired a contractor, the contractor is required to take out the permits. Permits are your protection and help ensure that work will meet local building codes. • Contractor offers exceptionally long warrantees. • Contractor wants to do most or all the work on weekends and after hours. • Contractor gives you an offer that sounds “too good to be true.” As referenced above, an offer that sounds “too good to be true” is more than likely your warning sign that you’re dealing with an illegitimate contractor, and to steer well clear! If you select an unregistered contractor for your construction or home-improvement project, you risk having absolutely NO recourse if things go bad. For those who have ever found themselves in this predicament, know what a very, very painful and costly experience this can prove to be. In addition to heeding the warning signs above, remember to: • Utilize the NCHBA’s website as a resource for completing your due diligence • Ask contractors for references • Ask what inconveniences might arise • Obtain a written contract • Make sure you understand the terms before you sign anything • Be cautious about paying for work not yet completed • Put all change orders in writing • Avoid making final payment until you have received a lien release from suppliers and subcontractors For more information, visit the NCHBA online at www.nchba.cc, or call us at (509) 665-8195.

www.wenatcheepremierhomes.com Stephen Office: 662-3491 Bishop fax: 664-3897

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Sharon Moreland

670-0075

Bringing Buyers & Sellers Together Tracy Franklin Broker Associate

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Lela C

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Office: (509) 888-3950

gary@premierone.biz Cell 509-679-4132 garymullenrealestate.com

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Cell: 509-860-2091 nees@wenatcheeworld.com

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Wenatchee

$49,900

1132 Foothills Lane Open Sun. 12-1:30                      Century 21 Exclusively Lee Hildebrand 669-7601

$114,900 1020 Russell St. Open Sun. 12-2                                         Windermere Real Estate/NCW Mary Gunderson 885-3902 $139,900

1260 Millerdale Open Sun. 12-3 3 bed, 1 bath in great neighborhood. Large fenced yard, storage shed, large covered patio, exceptionally clean. Directions: South on Miller, right on Millerdale. Century 21 Exclusively Pam Wright 860-4487

$139,900

620 Okanogan Street Open Sun. 12-2                                         Century 21 Exclusively Perrin Cornell 669-0354

$237,900

1717 Angela St. Open Sun. 1-2:30 Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home! Large living room, vaulted ceiling, master bedroom with walk-in closet, RV parking, irrigation, covered deck, over-sized garage. USDA Zero Down Eligible! Directions: N. Western Ave. to Story Lane. Windermere Real Estate/NCW Jacqueline Hurst 860-3963

$350,000 1216 South Hills Dr. Open Sun. 2-4                                         Windermere Real Estate/NCW Kathy Emerick 421-5934

$239,900 2006 Skyline Drive Open Sun. 1-3                                             Premier One Properties Steve Bishop 679-7004

$399,900 2109 Yarrow Open Sun. 12-1:30                              Century 21 Exclusively Betsy Loomis 669-6464

East Wenatchee

$247,900 2478 Plateau Drive Open Sun. 12-2 Great 4 bed, 3 bath newer home with view. Large park-like back yard with new in-ground pool, pergolas and 2 storage sheds. Directions: Eastmont to Plateau Dr. Century 21 Exclusively Roberta Jackson 670-1773

$425,000 1926 Maiden Lane Open Sun. 11:45-1:45                                    Premier One Properties Kelly Stevens-Thompson 264-3185

$263,500

$185,000 $189,000

705 Gehr St. Open Sun. 12:30-2:30                   John L. Scott Wenatchee Sue Long 670-0633

$201,500

$299,900 1402 Kirby Lane Open Sun. 1-2:30                                    Century 21 Exclusively Nikki Birmingham 679-9246

1615 Madison St. Open Sat. 1-4                                         Huber Real Estate Brandon Huber 630-8115 398 Saddlehorn Open Sun. 1-3                                      Premier One Properties Rich Rimbach 670-5843

$225,000

607 Royal Anne Dr. Open Sun. 11-12:30                                    Windermere Real Estate/NCW Jacqueline Hurst 860-3963

$229,950

$219,900

3163 Bermuda St., Open Sun. 12-1:30 Tri-level featuring 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Newer roof, skylights, deck and fencing. Large backyard with gazebo and wired for hot tub. Directions: Malaga/Alcoa Hwy., right on W. Malaga Rd., left on Conarty, left on Bermuda. Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Cindy Smith 664-6278

17 Sunburst Open Sun. 12:45-1:45 JUST LISTED! LOVELY 2,000 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath rambler in prime location - Washington school district. Double garage + 12x16 heated shop. Open kitchen/family + living & dining rooms. Directions: Washington St., North on Sunburst Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co Jan Widener 670-2444

401 Fourth St. Open Sun. 2-4 2006 3 bed, 2 bath manufactured home. 2 car garage, fenced yard. Directions: South on Chelan, right on 4th St. John L. Scott Wenatchee Roger Downer 679-0592

3 Lakes/Malaga

Wenatchee

$273,900

$299,900 1406 Kirby Lane Open Sun. 1-2:30 Robe’        for           W   on  St.     Century 21 Exclusively Nikki Birmingham 679-9246

$299,900

1410 Kirby Lane Open Sun. 1-2:30                                  Century 21 Exclusively Nikki Birmingham 679-9246

2152 Citation Loop Open Sun. 1-3 City lights & valley view. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2192 sq. ft. Open living space, big family room, 2 car garage and shop/workroom, make this a GREAT home at a good price. Directions: Squilchuck to right on Saddlehorn. left on Citation. Premier One Properties Steve Schwind 421-1150

2110 Sage Grouse Open Sun. 2-3:30                              Century 21 Exclusively Betsy Loomis 669-6464

$234,950 2154 Citation Loop Open Sun. 1-3                              Premier One Properties Steve Schwind 421-1150

$325,000 468 Cherry Lane Open Sun. 11-12:30 Log home built in 1997 on 3 acres with 40 x 44 shop. Three bedrooms, all with bathrooms. Directions: West on Squilchuck, left on Wenatchee Heights, left on Edgemont, left on Cherry Lane. Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Shaunna Larson 860-5040

$314,500

$429,500 2415 No. 1 Canyon Open Sun. 1-2:30                                      Windermere Real Estate/NCW Jerry Paine 860-7696

$729,000

2512 #1 Canyon Road Open Sun. 12:30-3:30 Quality shows throughout this beautiful view home on acreage! Gourmet kitchen, in-ground pool, 5 car garage with shop. John L. Scott Wenatchee Leann McCamey 679-1726

Sunnyslope $189,000

1535 Lower Monitor Rd. Open Sun. 12-1:30 3 bed, 2 bath home on large lot. Directions; West on Hwy 97, right on Lower Monitor Rd. then left on Lower Monitor Rd. John L. Scott Wenatchee Roger Downer 679-0592

$249,000

616 Easy Street Open Sun. 1-3                                       Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co., Lela Castro 509-322-6060

$298,500 625 Easy Street Open Sat & Sun. 12-4 4 Bedrooms, 2-1/2 Bathrooms, Private Master Suite with Covered Porch, 3 Car Garage. Directions: Head Northwest on N. Wenatchee Ave. past Maiden Lane, right onto School St., first left onto Easy St. RE/MAX Landmark Jon Port 669-5400 $619,000

595 West Rolling Hills Open Sun. 2-4                                             Premier One Properties Kelly Stevens-Thompson 264-3185

$165,000

558 Canyon Drive Open Sun. 12-2                   John L. Scott Wenatchee Jackie Gabaldo 860-4456

$239,000 343 N. Newark Ave. Open Sun. 1-3                                       Premier One Properties Kelly Boyle 860-2040 $249,500

1441 Copper Loop Open Sun. 12-3 1801 Sq. Ft. rambler on large lot with room for RV parking. Still time to pick your colors! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen with breakfast nook and great room. Covered patio. Directions: SE 4th Street to Kansas. Windermere Real Estate/NCW Julie Jessup 670-6637

$249,900

1449 Copper Loop Open Sun. 12-3                                     Windermere Real Estate/NCW Julie Jessup 670-6637

$359,000 1931 NW Cascade Open Sun. 1-3                                  Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. NormaJean Jessup 670-8340 ABR designation – The Accredited Buyer Representative. A buyer’s agent represents the buyer in a real estate transaction for a fee; just as a seller’s agent is hired to obtain the price and sale terms sought by the seller. The ABR is the only nationally recognized designation for buyer’s agent and is offered only by the NAR’s Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council.

Cashmere $289,000 106 Aldous St. Open Sun. 1-3 New! 3+ bed, bonus room, built in 2009! City limits. Directions: Olive St., left on Chase, right on Aldous. John L. Scott Wenatchee Tracy Franklin 670-1165 $299,000 44 Pipkin Lane Open Sun. 1-3 New Price! 4 bedroom, 2 bath in quiet new cul-de-sac. Directions: Evergreen to Kimber, right on Locust. John L. Scott Wenatchee Darlene Garton 881-1600

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OPEN HOUSES $339,900...................WENATCHEE Spend your summer by the pool! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2416 sq ft, two stories, family room off kitchen, beautiful formal living & dining areas, triple car garage, in ground pool with automatic safety cover. MLS# 697091 Cindy Seyster 670-6466.

$249,900........ EAST WENATCHEE Huge Price Reduction! 1,957 sq ft Tri-Level with $15,000 in upgrades! Upgrades include hardwood floors, stainless appliances, porcelain tile countertops, and window coverings. Fully landscaped. MLS# 694728 Julie Jessup 670-6647.

$226,900......... EAST WENATCHEE 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2796 sq ft! Excellent East Wenatchee neighborhood near Tedford Park. Two fireplaces, new carpet throughout the main floor. Very private irrigated lot. MLS# 697171 Tim Seyster 669-5786.

$214,900......... EAST WENATCHEE Large rambler with finished basement! 2,768 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 2.75 bath, functional floor plan, beautiful hardwood floors, large windows, lots of natural light, large private fenced back yard. MLS# 696575 Christie LaMountain 630-8289.

$209,900........................ ORONDO Gorgeous Desert Canyon Golf Resort Condo! 1,467 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious master suite, Jacuzzi tub, separate double shower. Designer upgrades through out. A Fannie Mae Home Path property. MLS# 697031 Jamie Wallace 670-3305.

$100,000.................. WENATCHEE Why rent when you can own for less per month? 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, two story home. Main floor master bedroom, hardwood floors, spacious living & dining areas, fenced yard. Seller is motivated! MLS #696534 Cindy Seyster 670-6466.

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100% FINANCING AVAILABLE on this NEW home with VIEW of City and River. Total of 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, double garage! HUGE living room. $191,950 call JUNE STANAWAY 699-1321

EASY MONEY! A little landscaping and cosmetic work should significantly increase the value of this home. 2 bedrooms on main floor with bath, full basement with 3/4 bath and kitchen area. $159,900 call JUNE STANAWAY 699-1321 The FONTANELLE Wenatchee’s first condominium development. Original owners, of this 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath, 1,140 sq. ft. Pool and clubhouse for fun and entertainment. Private covered patio with 2 car garage. Natural Gas fireplace. Condo fees cover all exterior maintenance. $146,900. Contact Gary Mullen @ 679-4132 for more information. MLS # 695963

136 S. MILLER ST. - WENATCHEE Beautiful two story home. This large family home has been updated from top to bottom! Hardwood floors throughout entire main and second floors. Large bright kitchen with lovely breakfast room. Formal living and dining, family room with built in bookcases. Huge master suite with hardwood floors. Private bath, huge closets and dressing are. $359,900. Contact WAYNE LORANGER @ 669-3202 for more information. MLS# 694111

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