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www.LauraMounter.com Vicki Telford • 509.860.0532
What do you most like about living in this valley? Besides it being just absolutely beautiful, I love the continuity the Wenatchee Valley provides. Having left the valley for 25 years upon returning there is still an overall feeling that not much has changed over the years. Of course the closer you look there have been subtle changes but I feel the predominantly conservative nature of the Wenatchee Valley residents keeps our community grounded and our community’s well-being in tact.
Laura Mounter Real Estate Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in the Seattle area but we moved back to the Wenatchee Valley in 1970. I grew up in the country (around 39th St) in East Wenatchee. Of course, back then the country was anywhere north of the “new bridge” road.
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What got you into the business of real estate and what keeps you there? I started working in real estate when I moved to Bigfork, Montana in 1996. I had intended on starting a property management business within the year but instead went to work in mine and my husband’s businesses until we sold in 2004. I then entered real estate full-time as a sales agent. Getting started was a slow and a bit arduous process but by the end of my first year I felt grounded in the business and, based on my accomplishments, that first year I was awarded “Rookie of the Year.” The following years were interesting to say the least. I was selling in a predominantly second home resort market and when the economy took a turn we were hit extremely hard. But through it all, the enjoyment and fulfillment I receive from meeting new people (clients and colleagues alike) and assisting my clients with their housing needs keeps me in this career and loving it.
What is the most unique property you have ever listed/sold? Every property listing and sale is unique. I’ve listed and sold properties ranging from $50,000 to well over $5 million and each has been an experience unique unto itself because everyone one of my clients wants, needs, and motivation is unique. What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? My passion is travelling. I guess I was born with a bit of wanderlust in my soul and whenever I have an opportunity to satiate this soul I like to take it. However, real estate is a very time consuming career and it really is not an exaggeration if your Realtor says they work 24/7. So now my travel has to be carefully planned around clients’ schedules, inspections, closings, etc., and when I do get an opportunity to travel I try to guarantee I’ll have cellphone reception and internet access along the way. What tip would you give to someone selling/buying a home in this market? My tip: Call me, of course. (Every client’s situation is unique.) What is your favorite summer time beverage? Lots of water and iced tea and an occasional Boat Drink (Jimmy Buffett fans will understand).
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North Central Washington
WEEK OF JULY 21ST
INDEPENDENCE DAY honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag. Here are a few fun facts: 2.5 Million - In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. 313.9 Million - The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth.
35 places in the US have “eagle” in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas, with a population of 26,248. 11 places in the US have “independence” in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Mo., with a population of 116,830. Please Pass the Potato - Potato salad and potato chips are popular food items at Fourth of July barbecues. Approximately half of the nation’s spuds were produced in Idaho or Washington state in 2011.
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Monthly home sales in the Wenatchee area Year to date totals May 2012 = 352 May 2011 = 280
Average sales price YTD May 2012 = $230,700 May 2011 = $238,389
Median* sales price YTD May 2012 = $200,000 May 2011 = $205,100
* Median price denotes that half of the houses were priced greater than the median price, half were lower
Dollar volume homes sold YTD
$60,000,000 $40,000,000 $20,000,000 $0
Source: Pacific Appraisal Associates
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(Figures include home and condo sales)
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North Central Washington
WEEK OF JULY 21ST
July 21 & 22, 2012
N<<B<E; FG<E ?FLJ<J Wenatchee $42,900
1132 Foothills Lane Open Sun. 12:30-2:30 Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath updated home in quiet 55+ park. Directions: West Springwater to Foothills mobile home park. John L. Scott Wenatchee Sue Long 670-0633
$94,500 1604 Clark Drive (Twin Peaks) Open Sun. 12-2 Immaculate and updated, featuring big bay window, step saving kitchen with new counters, sink, appliances. Cozy breakfast nook opens to FABULOUS covered wrap-around deck with new carpet and vinyl railings. Much More. Must See! Coldwell Banker LaVigne Linda Bondo 860-2398
212 Brandi Lane Open Sun. 1-3 Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath rambler in a great neighborhood. Many upgrades and new paint. Room for 3 cars in the garage. Directions: Washington to Brandi Lane Century 21 Exclusively RJ Wallis 670-2007
$309,900 406 S. Elliot Open Sun. 2-3:30 Century 21 Exclusively Betsy Loomis 669-6464
$164,900 421 Okanogan Open Sun. 1-2:30 Premier One Properties Carol Stueckle 664-7849
$318,000 2106 Yarrow Road Open Sun. 11:30-1:30 ew 2, s. ft. rambler in new subdivision of Red Hawk Canyon. 3 bed ofce, 2 bath, centrally located with nice hillside views. Front sod and sprinklers included. Directions: West on Fifth St., left on Red Hawk Canyon Drive to arrow. Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Kandi Wilson 433-1225
214 Pearl St. Open Sun. 12-2 Premier One Properties Kelly Stevens-Thompson 264-3185
2164 West Honeysett Rd. Open Sun. 1-4 Come See This Fantastic Opportunity...Below Builders Cost. 3 beds, study, 2.5 baths, family room, river views, nearly new, nice upgrades, close-in, Sunnyslope School, landscaped, irrigated, play park. Directions: Horselake Road to end of West Honeysett Rd. Coldwell Banker LaVigne Susanne Jahns 881-0063
$184,900 300 S. Franklin Ave Open Sun. 12-2 Windermere Real Estate/NCW Cindy Seyster 670-6466
2166 Inglewood Open Sun. 2:30-4:30 Custom View Home Has It ALL. 2438 sq. ft., two story, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, den, Main Floor Master, In-Ground pool, 3 car garage, sport court/RV parking. Directions: Eastmont to Badger Mtn. Rd., left at Fancher Heights, left on Inglewood. Premier One Properties Sharon Moreland 670-0075
514 Marjo St. Open Sun. 12-1:30 Premier One Properties Sharon Moreland 670-0075
1335 S. Miller St. Open Sun. 12-1:30 Century 21 Exclusively Bitsi George 670-8555
$248,500 945 Idaho St. Open Sun. 1-3 John L. Scott Wenatchee Rebecca Hackworth 421-2007
2141 W. Honeysett Rd. Open Sun. 1-3 John L. Scott Wenatchee Susan Kim 393-1955
$385,000 1825 McKittrick Open Sun. 12-1:30 Dramatic rambler with serene views from the covered patio. Almost 2400 sq. ft., 3 bedroom + den, triple tandum garage. Directions: Above Western Avenue at waterfall. Century 21 Exclusively Betsy Loomis 669-6464 $435,000
2105 Sunrise Circle Open Sun. 1-3 Prime location in established neighborhood. Over 3700 sq. ft. on 2 levels with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4-car garage, ½ acre view lot, private community park with pool and tennis courts. Directions: N. Western past Maiden Lane. right on Sunrise Circle. Century 21 Exclusively Lee Hildebrand 669-7601
2133 Sunrise Circle Open Sun. 2-3:30 Contemporary, custom sprawling rambler built in 1974. 3 bed, 2.5 bath with updated master bath, awesome views on this irrigated .51 of an acre. Directions: Wenatchee Avenue to Maiden Lane, right on Sunrise Circle. Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Cindy Smith 664-6278
Sunnyslope $289,900 3647 Burchvale Open Sun. 12:30-2:30 Premier One Properties Steve Schwind 421-1150 $489,900 338 Sunnyslope Heights Open Sun. 1-3 Century 21 Exclusively Annette Johnson 630-6107
14 S. Roland Open Sun. 1-2:30 Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath rambler. Basement, family room, living room, master suite. Park-like back yard, deck around above ground pool, Koi pond, irrigation, sprinklers, RV parking, and shop. Directions: Up Grant, right on S. Roland. Windermere Real Estate/NCW Jerry Paine 860-7696
$257,900 1065 S. Lyle Open Sun. 12-1:30 Century 21 Exclusively Scott Davenport 679-7390 $259,900 2178 Blackstone Court Open Sun. 1:30-3 2012 4 bed, 2.5 bath home in newer development. Custom cabinets, granite counter tops and hardwoods. Master features 2 closets with built-ins. Directions: North on Baker, right on 21st, left on Blackstone Court. Century 21 Exclusively Gene Palmquist 393-9820
$265,000 1929 Eastmont Avenue Open Sun. 12-1:15 Century 21 Exclusively Gene Palmquist 393-9820
3009 Kona St Open Sun. 12-2 River View and Community Pool! Beautiful 3+bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1914 sq. ft. home on large .47 acre lot overlooking the Columbia River and Three Lakes Golf Course. Lake access and clubhouse. Directions: Malaga Hwy. to West Malaga Road, follow signs. Windermere Real Estate/NCW Tim Seyster 669-5786
$325,000 1973 N. Devon Open Sun. 1-3 Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Joe Gamboni 669-2028
East Wenatchee $149,999
4042 Blue Crest Dr. Open Sun. 1-3 3 bedroom, 2 bath (master bath) home on over 1/3 acre. Directions: North on Sunset Hwy. Take 2nd right onto Blue Rock Dr. NE. Take 2nd right onto 40th Circle NE. Take 1st Left onto Blue Crest Dr. NE. N
$199,000 1110 NE 5th St. Open Sun. 12:30-2 Coldwell Banker LaVigne Carole Keane 630-6609 $199,500
1420 Bel Air Dr. Open Sun. 12-1:30 Many updates on this 4 bed, 2.75 bath split entry home. Large fenced backyard with mature landscaping and views of Mission Ridge. Directions: Up 9th St., left on Kansas, left on Bel Air. Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Cindy Smith 664-6278
2754 Breckenridge Dr. Open Sun. 2-3:30 Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Kandi Wilson 433-1225
$339,000 1549 Huntwood Lane Open Sun. 12-2 John L. Scott Wenatchee Harold Jones 699-1214 $399,900 420 NE 21st St. Open Sun. 2-3:30 Century 21 Exclusively Bitsi George 670-8555
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Spacious home with great room and versatile kitchen. Separate oversized bedrooms offer an active family privacy and comfort on one side for the kids or an office, and tucked away on the other side is a large secluded master suite. Master suite features include a five-piece bath, large walk-in closet, soaking tub, and double sinks. Plus, house includes large laundry room and ample storage. • • • •
1826 Sq. Ft. 3 Bedrooms Plus Office 2.5 Baths Spacious and Open Kitchen
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Versatile Plan 24’ x 24’ Garage Covered Porches Front and Rear Mountain Views
WENATCHEE 509.663.1722 LEXARHT906QT • LEXARHT903QT • LEXARHT901QT • CCB#184514
$925,000 ...COLUMBIA RIVER FRONT Beautiful River Front Log Home! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,920 sq ft +1500 sq ft wrap around deck. Gorgeous mountain & river views. 236 ft of private beach with dock. 1+ acre easy to maintain landscaping. 1200 sq ft shop/ garage with small living area & bathroom. MLS# 698860 Christie Kay 630-8289
$250,000.... WENATCHEE DUPLEX
338 Sunnyslope Heights Rd., Wenatchee
Easy Street to Sunnyslope Heights Rd. follow signs 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 living areas, 3 car garage, amazing views, over 1/2 an acre. Annette Johnson 509-630-6107 Century 21 Exclusively
Turn-key Investment! $22,000 Price Reduction. Well maintained duplex, each unit 1400 +sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage. Located close to medical facilities. Call for your private showing. MLS# 696727 Julie Jessup 670-6647 Nice Rambler! 1430 Sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, functional floor plan, fenced yard, sprinkler system, blinds and gutter already installed. Clean and kept up! USDA financing available! MLS# 698853 Christie Kay 630-8289
The share of home sellers who sold their home without the assistance of a real estate agent was 10 percent. Forty percent of those sellers knew the buyer prior to home purchase.
$165,900......... EAST WENATCHEE
$76,500............SUNNYSLOPE LOT Residential building lot just over a half an acre in size. Located in the much sought after Sunnyslope School District. Territorial views of the foot hills, quiet lot at the end of Lombard Lane. MLS# 69889 Julie Jessup 670-6647
$76,500............SUNNYSLOPE LOT Looking for a residential building lot just blocks from Sunnyslope Elementary School? This lot has it all! Just over half acre, located at the end of Lombard Lane, with views of the foothills. MLS# 698898 Julie Jessup 670-6647
$62,500............ SQUILCHUCK LOT Building lot fronting Squilchuck Creek. Level .78 acre, trees, rural setting, paved road, 6 miles from Wenatchee, 5 miles to Mission Ridge. Water, power, phone at road. Single lot or this lot plus 2 neighboring lots for a total of 2.23 acres for $150,000. MLS# 697999 Cliff Larson 679-0202
Windermere Real Estate / NCW
662-7184 • 1-800-841-0055 www.windermerewenatchee.com
NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers: For-Sale-by-Owner (FSBO) Sellers On July 9, 2012, in Did You Know, by T.J. Doyle, NAR Marketing & Communications Manager
$179,900......... EAST WENATCHEE
It’s all here! Secure 55 +gated community with club house, pool and exercise facility. Over-sized Silvercrest model home. 3 bedrooms, large master suite, kitchen with center island, oversized pantry/sewing room. MLS# 698294 Jamie Wallace 670-3305
9 SUMMERCREEK PLACE- WENATCHEE Absolutely Immaculate!!!! This 4 bedroom 3 bath home is spectacular. Main floor Master with guest/office, 2 more large bedrooms upstairs with full bath. Newly remodeled kitchen with slab granite counters. Gas fireplace in family room. Formal Dining and Living Room. New roof last summer. $385,000. Please Contact GARY MULLEN @ 679-4132 for more information. MLS# 698830
303 S. MARY AVE.- EAST WENATCHEE Wonderful four bedroom home with new carpet, new paint, formal living and family room, large kitchen with Jen Air range. Very nice master with five piece master bath. Home backs up to a beautiful greenbelt. $219,900. Please Contact JEFF BENSON @ 630-6859 for more information. MLS# 697943
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• The primary reason that sellers choose to sell their home without the assistance of a real estate agent to a buyer they did not know was that they did not want to pay a fee or commission (37 percent). • More than one-third of FSBO sellers took no action to market their home, and 59 percent did not offer any incentives to attract buyers. • The typical FSBO home sold for $150,000 compared to $215,000 among agent-assisted home sales.