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2008 the snow was GREAT! - 12/31/08 02:54 PM
2008 the year the snow was GREAT! WOW. Record snowfall here in Spokane, WA. It is New Years eve, and looking back on a December to remember. 60 inches of snow in 17 days! A RECORD SNOWFALL for December in Spokane, WA since the dawning of the age of Aquarius. (Since records have been kept, I believe 1881) ! It is the best of times for playing and such. Watching the kids brings back magical memories of jumping off our second story house on Mission street when I was a youngster into a big snow! I have hunkered down here at (3 comments)
***HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2009 WILL BE FINE! *** We have an incredible NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION each year in Downtown Spokane! A New Years eve winter festival of arts and entertainment for the whole family! This is a comprehensive transformation of many venues and there is so much to do, you will want to spend the entire evening downtown! My family has enjoyed this celebration many times, and each year I am amazed at the variety of fun entertainment and activities for all ages! VISIT THE OFFICIAL FIRST NIGHT SPOKANE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS: www.firstnightspokane.org Be prepared for the (1 comments)
My five kids, parents, hubby and I ! Life is good, I am blessed. 12/25/08 (8 comments)
Winter in Spokane WA ...Simply magical! - 12/21/08 11:26 AM
WINTER IN SPOKANE ...IS SIMPLY MAGICAL! I am looking out my window to what some people dream of.. A WHTE CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND IN Spokane, WA. Check out the website : WINTER IN SPOKANE AT www.winterinspokane.com for all of the great ideas for Spokane shopping, Spokane skiing and other great winter sports and activities. One of the many things that makes Spokane WA a great place is the four picture perfect seasons we experience here. There is no place like Spokane in the winter! SKIING, SLEDDING, SNOW SHOES, BUILDING A SNOWMAN, SNOW BOARDING, A MAGICAL RIDE IN A HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE IN (0 comments)
Not all MOVERS are shakers! - 12/19/08 03:44 PM
I have been made aware that it would benefit all homeowners, our clients, customers, friends and family to be very CAUTIOUS when hiring a MOVING COMPANY. NOT ALL MOVERS ARE CREATED EQUAL. There are increasing numbers in reports of MOVING SCAMMERS. They give low bids, have no insurance and have been known to keep peoples posessions as ransom for more payment than initially quoted. As realtors, I think we can help raise awareness in regard to this matter, so people we service and care about don't become the victim of a shoddy mover. The moral of the story: The cheapest bid (9 comments)
Thank you Active Rain for choosing me as todays FEATURED MEMBER! - 12/16/08 01:04 PM
I always check the daily featured blogs and active rain news that comes to my inbox. I was suprised today to see that I was todays featured member! 12/16/08 I truly appriciate everything that ACTIVE RAIN does for each of it's members, and for the real estate community. But more importantly, Active Rain provides an important service for consumers, clients and customers by providing useful information about local real estate markets and issues. It is exciting to see how both ACTIVE RAIN AND LOCALISM are growing, thriving and creating and intelligent online resource for the public.
Relocating to Spokane, Wa. - 12/15/08 03:30 PM
Perhaps you are wondering ...where would be a nice place to RELOCATE? I imagine you are doing your homework about home prices, cost of living, recreation, weather, and all of the things that make a good place to hang your hat. CONSIDER SPOKANE, WA.! Our median home price is what most folks think of as affordable (184,370) and there is so much to do here!Why NOT Spokane, Wa.? Spokane, Wa. was featured in FORBES.COM in 2008 as the 9th best place to start a new business! (Read on... http://www.forbes.com/business/forbes/2008/0407/097.html ) Spokane WA has had a stable real estate market since (6 comments)
Energy Tips for Homeowners! - 12/14/08 07:59 PM
Here in Spokane, WA. The source for much of our area's gas and electricity is AVISTA UTILITIES . Avista does a nice job helping educate the public on wonderful suggestions to conserve energy. More than ever, people are pinching pennies and needing to save every cent they can! Avista even has education for children in regard to energy conservation. Their mascot is" Wattson" and they have a website dedicated to children, www.avistakids.com and they also do community education events. For helpful information on natural gas and electricity , go to www.avistautilities.com You can learn alot! BethAnn Long, REALTOR and e-PRO 509-362-4607 (5 comments)
Winterizing your vacant home or listing - 12/14/08 07:22 PM
12/14/08 It's very cold today in the northwest. We are expecting a wind chill well below zero for the next few days. If you have a vacant listing, or rental property , or if your friends, family are out of town for awhile, or lucky enough to be snowbirds, WINTERIZING the house is critical! You may want to have the water source turned off to avoid frozen pipes, which can lead to disaster! Talk to your local handyman, plumber , or home service store to see how to best winterize a vacant home. It's important to have someone check on the property from time (14 comments)
My Christmas gift to you...an original song - 12/13/08 04:12 PM
Family Traditions... few and far between they were in my large Irish Catholic family of nine. But...when I was little, I was the baby of the family for nearly 10 years. We never had a lot of money, and when the surprise second set of twins came along, I became the displaced baby of the family. But one magical Christmas memory was a favorite tradition. We would leave the baby Jesus out of our ceramic manger scene until Christmas morning. Then the youngest child would get to place Jesus in his manger first thing on Christmas morning. It was a sacred (5 comments)
Don't play the broken record. We all have them lodged deep in the corners of our minds. " I am not very organized"..."I will never make as much money as..." "I hate working out". How about the one we have been brainwashed with this past year? :THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS TERRIBLE"... It really does matter what you say to yourself. (It also matters if you talk to yourself, but that is another subject all together...) Whether you believe in the message of " The Secret" or not, you ARE what you think. You are a direct product of your (10 comments)
20 West Sumner #102 Spokane's best condo buy! - 12/08/08 04:21 PM
In one of Spokane's most progressive and prestigious neighborhoods, lies a very affordable condominium with a sweeping MILLION dollar VIEW! For only 129,900$ call this condo your new home! This condo has many amazing features and ammenities! WASHER AND DRYER INCLUDED SPECTACULAR VIEW GREAT AREA OVER 1100 sq. ft. of living space! Assigned parking No yard work Cats welcome 2 BD. 2 FULL bathrooms Cozy Fireplace Formal Living and Dining Rooms Great Deck overlooking beautiful condo yards and city lights! VIRTUAL TOUR!!! http://www.tourfactory.com/470529
For a showing of this wonderful condo, call BethAnn Long Tomlinson South Inc. 509-362-4607 (0 comments)
Emerald Legacy ~ An amazing Concert! - 12/06/08 06:06 PM
On Nov. 29th,2008 I produced a concert with my extended family to benefit the Starlight Childrens foundation. It was a huge undertaking, hundreds hours of volunteering, and it was an overwhelming sucsess! 4 generations of my family performed. It was an incredible event! About 600 people attended and we raised over 30,000$ (before expenses) for the cause! We are considering making this an annual experience for a different charity each year. 3 have already asked !It was an experience of a lifetime!
Spokane WA Market Report for November 2008 - 12/05/08 04:01 PM
Residential closed sales (single family homes and condos on less than one acre) for Spokane County reported by the Spokane Association of Realtors MLS totaled 252 for November. The average sales price for November was $200,086 and the median price was $179,950 up slightly from last month. Year to date sales total 4,619 compared to 6,489 for the same period last year. The average sales price through November was $206,607 down 2.2% compared to the same period in 2007 when the averages sales price was $211,309. The median sales price through November stands at $184,370 compared to $185,000 last year. Inventory (0 comments)
Little Chicken, the sky is not falling in Spokane WA. - 12/03/08 06:29 PM
The real estate sky is NOT FALLING in Spokane WA. While things are taking longer to sell for seller weller, flyer buyer is still shopping! As real estate professionals, I must say, we are tired of the overall negative picture that the media has created by generalizing the " real estate crisis". Hogwash. Values are holding just fine in Spokane WA. Now I am ever so sorry, respectfully, for those of you who have seen severe decline in your market. But it isn't fair for the media to create false fear about the entire real estate market and scare people away (9 comments)
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