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Developer rethinking riverfront project - 02/29/08 11:01 AM
Here's an article updating you on the Riverfront Project from today's Wenatchee World: Developer rethinking riverfront project By Jay PatrickWorld staff writer Posted February 28, 2008 "WENATCHEE - Construction of a major riverfront development at the foot of Orondo Avenue won't start this summer as planned. Bellingham businessman Ted Mischaikov said Wednesday that several new hotel projects in the Wenatchee area have him re-evaluating the demand for yet another one. "We are still exploring possibilities. We're trying to understand (the market) with the flurry of hospitality activity," Mischaikov said. The activity includes the pending sale of the city's public works property on Worthen Street to the Sukhmander (0 comments)
Number of NCW homes for sale on the rise - 02/28/08 11:25 AM
Here's an insightful article from today's Wenatchee World: Number of NCW homes for sale on the rise Buyers may benefit from increase of available homes By Travis Hay World staff writer Posted February 27, 2008 "WENATCHEE - The number of homes for sale in the Wenatchee area in January more than doubled from the year before as housing sales slumped. According to a report by Pacific Appraisal Associates, 498 homes were listed last month, compared with 193 on the market in January 2007. Jerry Paine, president of the North Central Washington Association of Realtors, theorized that the increase in homes on the market is likely due to a (3 comments)
Treating Your Porch or Patio as an Additional Room - 02/25/08 12:20 PM
During warmer months, many of us enjoy spending time outside on our porch or patio. More open and airy than indoors, these areas are perfect for entertaining or simply visiting with neighbors and friends. Here are some tips to make your porch or patio an extension of your home: Make your outdoor area inviting by arranging comfortable seating, dining, coffee or side tables, and umbrellas. Potted plants provide a pleasing visual link to your outdoor landscape.If you have space, a portable fire pit can be a wonderful focal point after dark. Make sure yours has a screen mesh spark arrestor. Check (2 comments)
How to Prepare Your Home Before a Natural Disaster Strikes - 02/22/08 04:11 PM
Earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes and floods are an unfortunate fact of life in many areas. Here are some steps you can take to get ready before any kind of disaster occurs: Be prepared to spend up to 72 hours without utilities, medical help or communications.Start an emergency kit in a crushproof box containing bottled drinking water, a first aid kit, flashlight, non-perishable food, blankets, basic toiletries, a portable radio and extra batteries. Camping gear can also be valuable. Make sure your kit is up-to-date and easily available in a safe, dry place. Strap your hot water heater and any gas appliances to a (0 comments)
Riverfront condos rising - 02/20/08 11:52 AM
Here's a good article from Today's Wenatchee World which shares some updates on the new Wenatchee Riverfront condo project: Riverfront condos rising Units going for up to $650,000 to be ready in April By Jay Patrick World staff writer Posted February 19, 2008 "WENATCHEE - The remodeling of Wenatchee's riverfront hits a milestone this spring when the first of a handful of large condo projects is ready. Nine units at Riverwalk, a condominium complex next to Walla Walla Point Park, will be completed in April, said developer Randy Zielinski. The agent marketing the condos, which cost from $440,000 to $650,000 - said four are sold. The (0 comments)
Housing sales up locally, mostly down statewide - 02/18/08 05:59 PM
Here's an article from the Wenatchee World commenting on the real estate market in Chelan and Douglas counties: Housing sales up locally, mostly down statewideBy The Associated Press Posted February 15, 2008 SPOKANE - Chelan and Douglas counties bucked the statewide downturn in housing sales during the last three months of 2007. Click below to read more: http://wenatcheeworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080215/NEWS04/287475353 (0 comments)
Should You Sell a Home First Before Buying the Next One? - 02/15/08 06:11 PM
If you're thinking about moving, you have to make a decision: do you buy your new home first and then sell your old one? Or sell first and then buy? The biggest obstacle to selling first is that you may have to move twice - first into a rental, then again into the next home. Many buyers need to sell first in order to free up cash to purchase a new home. If you buy before you sell, making a contingent offer on the new home or taking out a bridge loan can make your decision, and the moving process, easier. But (1 comments)
How to Set Your House Apart from Others on the Market - 02/12/08 02:57 PM
When you decide to sell your home, having it in tip-top condition can make a huge difference in how quickly it sells and the amount of the offer you receive. Prospective buyers eagerly look at every new home as it comes on the market so taking care to ensure your home looks its best can help make it stand out from the others. Here are some tips you might find helpful: Start with a well-cared-for yard and freshly-mowed lawn. Your front door, porch and entryway should be clean and neat, preferably newly painted.Remove excess furniture and accessories so the rooms appear larger.Pack family (0 comments)
Neighborhood Garage Sale How-To’s - 02/04/08 04:59 PM
Everyone seems to have too much clutter in their home, so having a neighborhood garage sale is a great way to get rid of it as well as to have some fun in the process. Neighborhood sales offer shoppers a great way to take in several sales in one convenient location. Here are some tips and suggestions to organizing one in your neighborhood: Ask your neighbors who might be willing to participate, then set a date well in advance to give everyone enough time to gather what they want to sell.Advertise the event as a neighborhood sale in a local newspaper or (0 comments)
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