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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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 Broadview is a very popular neighborhood in Wenatchee (Chelan County), with very little turnover.  As with Briarwood, there are only 3 homes for sale in Broadview at this time.  On market times for current listings are considerably longer than in 2007:2080 Broadcrest   $479,900   3 bedrooms, 2.5...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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On my Wenatchee condo blog I discuss the idea of condos being the new "affordable housing" option.  As prices on single family homes have skyrocketed in the Wenatchee Valley over the last few years, there has been a public outcry for affordable housing.In response to this, many developers and inv...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Wenatchee real estate is in the spotlight once more, as the latest price index report from OFHEO  has named Wenatchee #1 in the nation for appreciation AGAIN.  If you click on that link, then click on the red "House Price Index" tab to get to the most current report.  Wenatchee has led the nation...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Today was an important day for the Wenatchee Valley economy.  The PUD commissioner's approval of a new 17 year power contract with the local ALCOA production facility assures the continuation of aluminum production here for a long time.  In addition to maintaining the 390 existing jobs, it should...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Happy Day-After-Thanksgivng.  Here is one of the lucky turkeys who survived!On my other Wenatchee real estate blog, I have posted current inventory numbers and a market activity summary for:   Single family homes   Manufactured homes   CondosWe are seeing a heavy percentage of activity in the man...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Thought I'd post a quick reminder for you to check in on my Wenatchee condo blog now and then.  Tonight I posted two of the most recent condo listings, which are in the Quail Run complex.    This Wenatchee condo development was established in the mid to late 1980's and contains several buildings ...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Over on my Wenatchee condos blog, I am doing a series on the various condo developments and conversions currently selling in the local market.  We have a wide range of units available in all sizes, prices, and levels of luxury. Answering the call for affordable housing, there is a good inventory ...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Question:  What are average rents for the bread-and-butter 3 bedroom, 2 bath, new or newer single family home? I am not interested in older homes or condos.Answer:  In order to avoid duplicate content, and angering the SEO Gods,  I'm re-directing you to my other Wenatchee real estate blog for the...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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I'm always fascinated (maybe obsessed) with the color changes as the seasons transition from summer to winter.  I've been to New England during the Fall but  can't help but think Washington (and Central Washington in particular) has some of the most fantastic displays of color during the Fall any...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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In order to avoid duplicate content, I will post the question of the day here on Active Rain and redirect you to my primary Wenatchee real estate blog for the published answer.  Question:  What is the current "single family homes"  inventory supply level (# of months) and what is the average "day...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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O.K... my friends are tired of me telling them how much I love Fall in Wenatchee.  So, I'm turning to my friends at Active to exude my ongoing enthusiasm.I was in New England once during mid October and the colors were spectacular.  But each year, here in Wenatchee, I am always amazed with our ow...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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I work with a lot of investors and constantly get questions via e-mail and telephone from people who are hearing about Wenatchee in various national publications.  Investor interest in our area has skyrocketed. Over on my other Wenatchee real estate blog, I am in the process of posting a 10 Part ...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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As the media continues to report a nationwide downturn, people keep asking me how the real estate market is.  We are busy and I feel compelled to say Wenatchee is still going strong.  We are seeing a bit of a temporary slowdown due to normal seasonal circumstances and some financing woes... but d...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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I love Fall in the Wenatchee Valley!According to a feature on today's AOL Small Business Money & Finance, Washington is one of the top 5 business friendly states.  In addition, if your business consumes a large amount of electricity (like high technology ISPs and server farms), Wenatchee is the p...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Late last month I accepted the nomination for, and was elected to, the 2008 Vice Presidency of the North Central Washington Association of Realtors.   The NCWAR serves a wide geographic area including Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.This assignment was not accepted lightly and without some ...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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Today I was contacted by reporters from two different publications.  The day started with a call from a reporter at  Money Magazine in New York.  They were doing a story on the real estate markets that seem to be maintaining a decent level of activity in spite of the downturn in many markets acro...

By J Perrin Cornell, Broker, ABR, VAMRES
(Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate)
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Following the numbers only it appears that we slipped (actually dove) into a buyers market during August and September. Virtually all categories and price ranges showing inventories of 7-10 months. However I think October, if we don't scare ourselves to death, will show better numbers... there we...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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My assistant and I know the Wenatchee real estate market... and we absolutely specialize in the $225,000 - $300,000 market.  About 3 months ago, during agent tour day, we went into a new listing priced at $349,000.  We politely gave the listing agent our feedback that we felt it was overpriced an...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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The Mayor and other City of Wenatchee officials have learned roots (and emotions) run deep when it comes to the history and heritage of the Wenatchee apple industry.   Mayor, Dennis Johnson, said the removal of the old Apple Capital sign at the entrance to Wenatchee was the biggest controversy of...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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According to the OFHEO, Wenatchee is again the #1 appreciating market in the nation.   Wenatchee was named #1 in the first quarter (January - March) of 2007 and now again for the second quarter (April - June).   The first quarter appreciation (over 2006) was 25.6% and the second quarter appreciat...

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