Explore Wenatchee, WA

By Erin Davidson
(The Davidson Team - Premier One Properties)
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A unique and creative culinary treasure in Wenatchee is the Mission Street Bistro & Wine Bar. Known especially for their crepes, fondues, cheeses and vast wine selection, this small bistro provides a casual yet hip atmosphere.Address:202 N Mission St Wenatchee, WA 98801 Phone:509-665-2406Hours:9a...

By J Perrin Cornell, Broker, ABR, VAMRES
(Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate)
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Wenatchee's Performing Arts Center is a great addition to life in Wenatchee! They have a wide range of programs. Recently the cast of Whose Line Is It Anyway. In the near future Capitol Steps, Tennessee Three (I am helping to sponsor), plus a season long family/Children program, Opera, dance and ...

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 May Wenatchee area housing statistics are out, and they are up for interpretation: The Dollar volume of homes sold year to date is UP 18%The number of homes sold year to date is DOWN 13%Does that mean supply is short, so prices continue to rise?That would seem like the logical conclusion if i...

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 high price and scarcity of land is causing developers to turn to condominium projects as a way of reducing the cost of construction per unit.The (second home) baby boomer buyers and high volume of retirees coming to the area seem to be key targets for many of these Wenatchee condos.  The two ...

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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Link Transit proposes to begin bus service to the Fancher Heights area this coming Fall.  If fully approved, the exact start date will depend on when the Badger Mountain Road project is complete.    If you live in the Fancher Heights area and want to give them your opinions and feedback, take 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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Here is a link to an article in tonight's local newspaper, The Wenatchee World, citing Wenatchee as having the fastest appreciating home values in the entire United States.Values have risen at the rate of 25.6% from March 2006 to March 2007.  We have experienced a 6% appreciation factor for the f...

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 can't believe it's June already!This reminds me that the Wenatchee Farmer's Market is up and running if you're looking for some fresh, locally grown, produce.    Besides the fresh produce, each Saturday, there will be Master Gardeners on site to answer your gardening questions.  The market is o...

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 I get more heavily involved with out-of-town investors buying in the Wenatchee area, it is becoming obvious another Property Management company is needed in the area.I have one favorite Property Management company to whom I have referred all of my owner and tenant inquiries in the past.  Recen...

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 I was talking with a potential investor this morning, he asked an interesting question I'd never given much thought to.  Wenatchee is in a valley, tucked up against the east edge of the Cascade Mountain range and he noticed how this will restrict the availability of land in the future.  As dem...

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've noticed, over the last several weeks, a trend toward more and more Sunday Open houses.  This week I count 48, which is a lot for our relatively small market area.  The least expensive home on this week's tour is a condo on Skyline Drive for $149,900.  The most expensive is a waterfront home ...

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 Wenatchee housing market continues to sizzle.  According to the latest statistical information available from the Pacific Appraisal SNAPSHOT report, the median sales price of homes in Wenatchee is up 32% over this same time last year.    Here are the numbers:The median sales price of a home i...

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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This photo was taken last month, out the window of the commuter plane, as I flew into Wenatchee.As more out-of-town people are finding me through the internet, I realize how difficult the word "Wenatchee" must be to pronounce for someone who has only seen it printed and not pronounced.  So, for t...

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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Every year, the morning of the Grand Parade for the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, the local Kiwanis club puts on a big pancake breakfast at Triangle Park, where they stage the floats prior to the parade.It's a tradition for us to meet our friends, Carl & DiAnn and Tom & Jane at the Par...

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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One of the most fascinating things about the annual Apple Blossom Festival held in Wenatchee is how soon the parade route starts getting lined with chairs.  People, literally, start putting out their personal chairs along the route about 3 weeks before the parade date.  The local paper, The Wenat...

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 Wenatchee, Washington Spring is when we celebrate the coming of a new crop of apples.  As I posted a few days ago, the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival is hosted here each year.  I thought it might be kind of fun to give you a link to more info on Apples... recipes, varietal and nutriti...

By J Perrin Cornell, Broker, ABR, VAMRES
(Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate)
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The other day I was showing a long term client some property in the area. This client, originally from Hawaii, was explaining how wonderful Hawaii was but also how boring... same weather, same wind , same temp same day. On the other hand one of the reason they were locating to Wenatchee was gener...

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 is seriously a-buzz this time of year. It is literally a-buzz with all the worker bees buzzing around pollenizing the apple blossoms... so we have lots of beautiful apples in the Fall. Every Spring is so beautiful during the bloom period. Besides the apple blossoms, the dogwoods are alw...

By Erin Davidson
(The Davidson Team - Premier One Properties)
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Here's an interesting article from the Wenatchee World regarding the new $48 million dollar arena to be built on the Wenatchee waterfront.Land deal puts arena on trackhttp://wenatcheeworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070404/NEWS04/704040334/0/FRONTPAGEBy Jay Patrick, World staff writerPosted...

By J Perrin Cornell, Broker, ABR, VAMRES
(Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate)
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There is a hidden jewel in Wenatchee. Anyone interested in locating to Wenatchee or already living here should take the time to get acquainted with The Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee.Built about 5 years ago for approximately $7MMin public and private funds it is a treasure to the local commu...

By J Perrin Cornell, Broker, ABR, VAMRES
(Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate)
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Good question. I guess under it all I grew up here. But I have lived a lot of other places and keep coming back.Could be the weather. With 360 days of sun (according to the CofC and I think some of those days the sun needs to be caught with a stop watch) moderate temps, low rain fall it is an are...

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