North Central Washington
WEEK OF SEPT. 29TH
Realtor’s Corner 5 Reasons to Sell Now!
There Is Far Less Competition
Housing supply always shrinks dramatically at this time of year. This year will be a little different as some of the distressed properties being liquidated by the banks (in the form of foreclosures & short sales) will enter the market. However, for those buyers looking for a non-distressed property, the choices will be limited. Don’t wait until the spring when all the other potential sellers in your market will put their homes up for sale.
The Process Will Be Quicker
One of the biggest challenges of the 2012 housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks have been inundated with both purchase and refinancing loan requests. Both of these will slow in the winter cutting timelines and the frustration these delays cause both buyers and sellers.
There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up
If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 15% from now to 2016. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30 year housing expense with historically low interest rates right now. There is no guarantee rates will remain at these levels in years to come.
by THE KCM CREW on September 24, 2012
Many sellers feel that the Spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the Fall and Winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to to sell now. Only Serious Buyers Are Out
It’s Time to Move On with Your Life
Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and decide whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should? At this time of year, only those purchasers who are serious about buying a You already know the answers to the questions we just asked. You have the home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered power to take back control of the situation by pricing your home to guaranand inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers’. The lookers are at the mall or online tee it sells. The time has come for you and your family to move on and start doing their holiday shopping. living the life you desire. That is what is truly important.
People & Places
Off to Leadership Summit Carol Kavanaugh, incoming president for the North Central Washington Association of Realtors, recently joined 1,600 attendees for the National Association of Realtors Leadership Summit for incoming local and state association presidents and executive officers in Chicago.
Agents Bringing Buyers & Sellers Together Darlene Garton
R E A L E S TAT E
Real Estate Specialist
881-1600 Connect to johnlscott.com/wenatcheeofﬁce • 662-4772 • 1201 N. Wenatchee Ave. This Office independently Owned & Operated
firstname.lastname@example.org Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Jolene Baker Managing Broker, ABR
Herring & Associates (509) 264-7348
I was born in Spokane but my family moved to Wenatchee when I was 10, so I have always felt like Wenatchee is my hometown.
Lorre Stimac Realtor cell: 509 670-7653 fax: 509 662-2164 email@example.com
What got you into real estate and what keeps you there?
My background is in accounting but I missed working with a variety of different people all the time so property management & real estate became my solution. It is a great combination of managing financial investments and customer service. I love the excitement of a deal coming together, a property being renovated or a project breaking ground. Being a part of these changes in Wenatchee Valley is an amazing experience and that in itself will keep me involved in real estate for a very long time.
Tell us what you enjoy about living in North Central Washington? I love the four seasons, the proximity to so many activities and the tight knit communities. I think this past few weeks has proven our strength as a community and I am very proud to say I am from Wenatchee!
What is your forecast for real estate for the remainder of 2012 and the beginning of 2013?
Based on my research I feel we are head in a much more solid direction. The rental market is doing great with approx. a 2% vacancy rate and units renting before they are even vacant. On the sales side, even though the sales prices may still be down, the number of homes sold is up 28% and that proves that houses are moving and I feel quite confident that prices will begin to firm up within the next year.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Anything that involves spending time with my husband and children. They are my foundation and we have a lot of fun together as a family.
What tip you you offer someone who is buying/selling a home in this market?
Have patience! It is a buyers markets, rates are still low and there is a lot of inventory but the financing requirements and underwriting guidelines are a lot tougher these days, so a little patience will help when and if an extension to closing occurs.
If you could blink your eyes and be anywhere in the world for a day, where would you want to be?
Coldwell Banker LaVigne 1 S. Chelan St., Wenatchee • 888-8887
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES 662-4521
Bringing Buyers & Sellers Together Adam Franklin 679-5056 Connect to johnlscott.com/wenatcheeofﬁce • 662-4772 • 1201 N. Wenatchee Ave. This Office independently Owned & Operated
www.wenatcheepremierhomes.com Stephen Office: 662-3491 Bishop fax: 664-3897
Well, I think anyone involved in the property management side of the industry would agree that my list of interesting things may be too long for this section. On a serious note, I would have to say watching the market these past few years has been extremely interesting to me. I keep a very close eye on the sales and rental side of the industry, how they affect one another and how to forecast the upcoming budgets/sales. I have learned more these past few years strictly based on the changes and I find it intriguing.
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I would have to say anywhere “off the grid” with my family…no phones, computers, games, TV.…just good old fashion fun.
What is the most interesting thing you have encountered in the real estate business?
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North Central Washington
WEEK OF SEPT. 29TH
September 29 & 30, 2012
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1311 Maple St. #30 Open Sun. 1-3 3 Bed, 2 Bath Nicely updated home in 55+ Maple Meadows! Two car carport, covered porch for entertaining, large shed with power. Very spacious and bright throughout! Directions: West on Maple, left into Maple Meadows. RE/MAX Landmark Melissa Kiser 668-8800
$234,900 327 Michael Place Open Sun. 12-1:30 Custom family home with 2056 sq. ft., 3 bed, 2.5 baths. Large .27 acre yard located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Directions: West on 5th, left on Pear, right on Second, right on Michael Place. Premier One Properties Sharon Moreland 670-0075
$499,000 189 Red Fern Rd. Open Sun. 12-2 STOP! Take a look at this uniquely versatile home. Need an in-law apartment? 5 bedrooms? This large home is adaptable to your needs. Plenty of storage, beautiful sun room, oversized triple garage, all on ½ acre. Directions: Burch Mtn Rd. to Red Fern. Century 21 Exclusively Lee Hildebrand 669-7601
530 Crawford #34 Open Sun. 1-2:30 Coldwell Banker LaVigne Debbie Chase 630-0235
$239,900 1142 Appleland Dr. Open Sun. 2-4 County living, 1682 sq. ft., updated farm house on .85 Acres close to town with Valley Views. 3 bed, 2 bath, shop, garage, carport and lots of parking, RV Boats. Directions: South on Miller, West on Red Apple, North on Appleland. Premier One Properties Steve Schwind 421-1150
$244,900 215 Pear Lane Open Sun. 12-2 Beautifully updated rambler with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. More than 20 value-added home improvements. One year home warranty. Text 701519 to 79564 for more info. Directions: North on Miller, West on Orchard, North on Pear Lane. Century 21 Exclusively Pam Wright 860-4487
403 Oregon St. Open Sun. 12:30-2 Three bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse condo close to downtown. Two private courtyards, attached two car garage with storage. Directions: South on Orondo, turn right onto Oregon. Coldwell Banker LaVigne Carole Keane 630-6609
$169,000 118 N Wilson Open Sun. 1-2:30 Motivated sellers. 2+ bedroom home. Newer roof, paint inside and out, carpet, nice neighborhood, close to schools and shopping. Directions: From N. Miller, West up Orchard and left on N. Wilson. Century 21 Exclusively Mark Owyen 670-0274 $174,999 401 Mills Ave. Open Sun. 2-4 Priced to Sell! 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, bonus room in basement, single garage, full attic for storage and fenced yard! Excellent value! Directions: Miller to West on Fifth, left on Mills. Herring & Associates Jolene Baker 264-7348 $178,000 1030 Fuller St. Open Sun. 12-2 Herring & Associates Jolene Baker 264-7348
1310 Castlerock Ave. #16 Open Sun. 12-2 Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Kandi Wilson 433-1225
1335 S. Miller Open Sun. 2-3:30 Century 21 Exclusively Bitsi George 670-8555
514 Marjo Open Sun. 12-1:30 Amazing home in wonderful condition. 1800 sq. ft. of updated quality. 3 bed, 2 bath, nice yard, lots of parking close to parks and schools. Directions: Crawford to North on Cashmere, left on Marjo. Premier One Properties Steve Bishop 679-7004
$229,900 1020 Monroe Open Sun. 12-2 Coldwell Banker LaVigne Laurie Carlson 393-9010
$269,900 1310 Second St. Open Sun. 2-4 Century 21 Exclusively Pam Wright 860-4487
$289,900 645 Kayla Way Open Sun. 12-1:30 4 bed, 2.5 bath. Main Floor master featuring soaking tub and walk-in closet. Incredible kitchen with double oven. Private backyard with covered patio. Finished garage. Large shed, RV parking. Directions: South on Okanogan, right at Kayla. Premier One Properties Steve Bishop 679-7004
$324,900 1916 Broadway Pl. Open Sun. 2-3 Price Reduced! Beautiful, affordable Broadview home. Open living room, formal dining room and family room. Covered back patio. 3 car garage, mature landscaping and irrigation water. Pool membership. Directions: Western to Maiden Lane, left on Broadway. Century 21 Exclusively DeAnn Compton 670-9966 $324,995 2113 Yarrow Open Sun. 12-1:30 Premier One Properties Steve Schwind 421-1150 $349,000
1800 Warm Springs Dr. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4 Beautiful rambler with views and privacy. Huge master suite. Directions: Easy St., left on L. Monitor Rd., left on Warm Springs. John L. Scott Wenatchee Lisa Deaver 885-4202
239 Chatham Hill Open Sun. 12-1:30 Unbelievable view of the Wenatchee River and town. Meticulous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath daylight rambler on .41 of an acre. Formal living/dining rooms +2 family rooms. Patio leads to the view deck. 2 car garage. Directions: Cordell St. to Chatham Hill. Century 21 Exclusively DeAnn Compton 670-9966
1165 Chukar Hills Open Sun. 1-2:30 Coldwell Banker LaVigne Andre Peters 387-0174 “North Central Washington REALTORS® support our farmers, and the agriculture industry. Buy Washington produce.”
East Wenatchee $142,000
1031 S. Lyle Open Sun. 2-3:30 Gorgeous property! River views with 1344 sq. ft.. Manufactured home with 3 beds, 2 baths. Huge storage shed. Directions: South on Rock Island Road, right on S. Lyle. Premier One Properties Sharon Moreland 670-0075
1100 Parkroy Open Sun. 12:30-2 Quality built rambler in coveted Grant School neighborhood. Family room, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, double garage and covered patio. Directions: East on SE 4th, left on Iowa, right on Parkroy. Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. NormaJean Jessup 670-8340
1034 N Harrison Ct. Open Sun. 1-2:30 Coldwell Banker LaVigne Debbie Chase 630-0235
$198,000 225 NE 19th St. Open Sun. 12-2 Classic hardwood ooring, new open kitchen with granite eating bar. Slated replace, enoable patio for watching golfers and iews. ust listed and its spotlessl clean. Directions: Aboe aker off 1th. Century 21 Exclusively Betsy Loomis 669-6464
East Wenatchee $310,000
1620 Hannah Way Open Sun. 2-3:30 Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Cindy Smith 664-6278
1609 N Ashland Open Sun. 2:30-4 Century 21 Exclusively Doug Andrews 860-8840
1507 Country Club Drive Open Sun. 1-3 Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Pam Cooke 679-4625
$425,000 1690 Eastmont Ave. Open Sun. 12-1:30 Laura Mounter Real Estate & Co. Cindy Smith 664-6278 REALTORS® live in the communities where we work. Like our neighbors, we’re concerned about the quality of life in our community. Like our neighbors, we’re concerned about the economic vitality of our community. Like our neighbors, we’re concerned that we have safe neighborhoods, neighborhoods with the schools, roads, transit, open spaces, housing and other infrastructure needed to improve both our economic vitality and our quality of life.
$258,000 1380 Eastmont Ave. #1408 Open Sun. 1-3 Its a fresh take on a Condo Rambler. Excellent location, Immaculate, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, great room concept, double car garage. A MUST SEE! Directions: Eastmont to Stoneridge between 11th and 15th NE. Windermere Real Estate/NCW Jolly Seyster 670-2500
$218,500 101 Oak St. Open Sun. 12-2 Just listed! Updated 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath rambler. New 28x28 garage. Directions: Mission Creek Road, left on Oak. John L. Scott Wenatchee Harold Jones 699-1214
2178 Blackstone Ct. Open Sun. 12:30-2 New home, new development 3 plus bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story home. Custom cabinets, granite, tile. Price reduced. Directions: North on Baker, right on 21st, left on Blackstone Ct. Century 21 Exclusively Shirley Hulligan 670-3464
1507 Eastmont Open Sun. 1-3 Great one owner home with two living areas. Total: 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, pool, lots of parking, play house and garden. Century 21 Exclusively Roberta Jackson 670-1773
$299,000 1714 N. Astor Ct. Open Sun. 12-2 Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2800 sq. ft. home in a wonderful lush garden setting. Directions: North on Baker, West on 17th, North on N. Astor Ct. Century 21 Exclusively Andrea Lutes 670-4553 Starting at $309,950 Rivervue
Open Sat. & Sun. 12-4 Model homes from 1965-2814 Sq. Ft. Impressive designs, ramblers, two story, daylights, complete with landscaping. Starting at $309,950. Directions: East up Grant Rd., right on Kentucky, left on 4th St., right on Lyle. Corner of SE 8th and Lyle. Premier One Properties Erin Davidson 293-2214
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Leavenworth $649,900 11645 Eagle Creek Rd. Open Sun. 1-3 Beautiful 9.91 acre, level, creek front with 4488 sq. ft. mfr. daylight rambler, 4 bed, 3 bath, attached 2 car garage. Detached 2540 sq. ft. shop with RV door. Fabulous property. Directions: Chumstick Hwy to Eagle Creek Rd., 200 yards on right. Coldwell Banker LaVigne Sandra Mathena 421-8680 Buying or Selling Property? Look for the “R” symbol, it’s the mark of a Real Professional.
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Office: 509-662-2100 135 N. Mission Wenatchee 2327 & 2335 NORTH BAKER- E. WENATCHEE TWO BUILDING LOTS: A 1.3 acre lot and a 1 acre lot with public sewer, water, power, fiber to the lot plus a shared well for irrigation water! Friendly covenants. These gently sloping building lots are ready for your new home, shop etc.! N. Baker St. across from Cascade School. $110,000 & $130,000. Please contact JEANNIE KING @ 679-5150 For more information. MLS# 697994 & 698849
See Our Open Houses at www.century21exclusively.com $98,000 Great investment property! Affordable, updated, 3 bedroom 2 bath cozy home in a quiet mountain community. Close to Leavenworth,Cashmere and Wenatchee. Less than two hours from Seattle via Hwy 90. Backed by a greenbelt. Community greens, playground and pond located off large back yard. Priced for quick sale!!
2504 S.E. 11TH STREET- EAST WENATCHEE
DeWayne and JoAnn Hess 509-421-4377
Beautifully remodeled and maintained home! Over 2100sf of living space with an open layout. New kitchen counters and backsplash, fireplace in spacious living room, separate family room with 3rd full bath. Large covered deck for BBQ’s and serene outdoor areas by the garden and koi pond. Attached 2 car garage, RV parking and 10x10 storage building. Easy maintenance yard with irrigation! $198,500. Please contact PAUL MARES @ 670-2119 For more information. MLS# 699178
617 GRANDVIEW LOOP- WENATCHEE So many custom features! This 2008 daylight rambler has an open floor plan that is great for entertaining! Main floor master. Slate, travertine and solid walnut flooring! Slab granite counters and 10’ island! Alder cabinets, double ovens and gas range. Panoramic city and river views! Two more br’s, full bath and theater room downstairs! Huge 3 car garage, fully fenced yard and auto sprinklers. $464,900. Please contact PAUL MARES @ 670-2119 For more information. MLS# 696949
1380 EASTMONT AVE. #1204 - EAST WENATCHEE Beautifully welcoming home, with updated kitchen featuring all stainless appliance, granite eating bar and more! Oversize rooms and extra large garage. Includes 1,722 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. $207,900 Please Contact VIKKI GILDEN @ 670-5428 For more information. MLS# 698935
420 SADDLEHORN LOOP – WENATCHEE Beautiful four bedroom home with three bathrooms. Includes 1,988 Sq.ft. on 0.22 acres. New construction in 2012 with many wonderful amenities. $254,900. Please contact LINDA HANSON @ 630-7338 For more information. MLS# 699179
1380 EASTMONT – EAST WENATCHEE One level rambler style condo in the Stoneridge development. No unit above or below you. Two bedroom, two bath home with fireplace in the family room. Private, fenced patio on the shaded East side of the building. Enjoy the carefree condo lifestyle. $230,000. Please contact WAYNE LORANGER @ 669-3202 for more information. MLS# 698919
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1310 2ND ST., WENATCHEE
Fabulous 4 bdrm, 2 bath home newly remodeled to 2012 standards and decor, you’ll never guess it was built in ‘54. You will be amazed! Get more pictures instantly: Text 841466 to 79564. Pam Wright
509-860-4487 Century 21 Exclusively
$159,900........East Wenatchee NEW PRICE! 55+ Secure Gated Community. Club house, pool, & exercise facility. Spacious 2,320 sq ft allows for easy mobility throughout. Pantry/sewing room has ample storage no need to leave anything behind. MLS# 698294 Jamie Wallace 670-3305
Lee Hildebrand 509-669-7601
Slice of paradise on the Entiat River, over 10.3 acres of irrigated pastures, riverfront, waterfalls, deluxe horse barn, over 7 cars garages for water, snow & motor toys. Master bedroom addition overlooks the pastures and river...heavenly! Water rights for irrigation are included.
Betsy Loomis 509-669-6464 $324,900
Beautiful Broadway home at an affordable price! Updates include new paint and carpet. Lots of living space with the living room open to the kitchen and eating area plus the additional formal dining room and family room. Covered back patio area. 3 car garage plus mature landscaping and irrigation water. Broadview Association pool membership.
DeAnn Compton 509-670-9966 $295,000
Pure country, describes this updated homestead! Includes new wiring, plumbing, new interior paint & drainield, situated on 37.07 irrigated acres planted in alfalfa. Private well with new lines to home.
Karen Boghokian 509-860-9052
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Beautiful Tudor Home! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, fireplace, hobby room, and French doors that lead to private back yard deck. Mother in-law apt. with separate entrance. MLS# 699441 Sharon Ventrello 293-1870
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Close to Riverfront Trail! Wonderfully laid out rambler, great neighborhood, double car garage, storage in back yard, RV parking, newer vinyl windows and siding too! Private back yard. Lots of storage. Fireplace in family room with insert.
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$110,000........East Wenatchee HUD Foreclosure, Save Thousands! 3 bedrooms, plus a bonus room, & updated tile bath. Double carport, large .25 acre irrigated lot, fenced backyard with shed. MLS# 699427 Call Jacque Swindell-Hurst 860-3963
$64,900..................... Cle Elum Charming Cottage! A Great Investment for you to place your sweat equity into. 3 bedrooms, big deck, fenced back yard, and alley access. Close to Yakima River and Cle Elum’s fun recreational opportunities. MLS# 699161 Jamie Wallace 670-3305 Windermere Real Estate / NCW
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