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The Davidson Team would like to introduce its preferred Mortgage Advisor, Kevin Nelson, of Wenatchee's Discover NCW Mortgage! When helping buyers and sellers with often times the biggest transaction of their life, it was absolutely essential for us to partner with a Mortgage Advisor who shares our same core values and mission (http://www.wenatcheehouses.com/about.php). Kevin is as good as they come, providing next-level service, communication, creativity and good old hard work. We feel privileged to introduce The Davidson Team's clients to Kevin! Learn more about Kevin and his services at his website today! http://www.kevinnelson.biz/ (0 comments)
wenatchee: Wenatchee now the hottest market in the nation! - 06/01/07 09:01 AM
This article, from KTVZ.com in Bend, OR, now cites Wenatchee as the hottest market in the nation: http://www.ktvz.com/Global/story.asp?S=6592947 Bend home prices chill, but still in U.S. Top 10Five-year appreciation still 100 percent By Barney Lerten, KTVZ.COM Bend's once-sizzling home price appreciation cooled to a near-standstill in the first quarter of 2007, but years of red-hot momentum meant the city still finished in the top 10 of U.S. housing markets for the past year, a federal report said Thursday. The first-quarter figures from the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight show Bend snapped a three-quarter streak in which the city had been the nation's hottest metro-area (0 comments)
wenatchee: Land deal puts arena on track - 04/05/07 11:22 AM
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 track http://wenatcheeworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070404/NEWS04/704040334/0/FRONTPAGE WENATCHEE -- A deal Mayor Dennis Johnson called the "linchpin" in the process to build the 5,000-seat Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center has been worked out after a week of negotiations. Ken Blodgett, owner of the 10-acre plot on Walla Walla Avenue where the events center will be built, said Tuesday that he's agreed to transfer control of the property to Global Entertainment, the company building the $48 million arena. "Everything's positive," Blodgett said. "We're in unison." Blodgett (0 comments)
wenatchee: Quincy: A town in transition - 04/03/07 10:07 AM
In today's Wenatchee World, there is a article about the up and coming city of Quincy, sharing some great info regarding the big business moving into the area, some projections regarding new home building in the near future, how the tech influx has increased the population of students at schools, and other helpful information that anybody owning a home in North Central Washington will be interested in. A town in transition http://wenatcheeworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070401/NEWS04/704010448/0/FRONTPAGE QUINCY -- A small part of Microsoft's first data center went on line here Tuesday with barely a whisper. No fanfare. No comment from company execs in Redmond. But even so, the roar (2 comments)
wenatchee: Wenatchee Is Oozing With Green - 03/08/07 04:03 PM
Here's an outstanding article from the Wenatchee World, sharing how Wenatchee was named the 5th greenest city in America...GO WENATCHEE! City named one of nation's greenest places By Rick Steigmeyer and Michelle McNiel, World staff writers http://wenworld.com/sub/story.php?id=1173381873-824-507 WENATCHEE - Add green to the list of attributes Wenatchee can claim as it climbs the ladder of America's most desirable places to live. No, this has nothing to do with the city's famously short Saint Patrick's Day parade. We're talking green as in air and water quality, organic food production and clean power generation. The Al Gore type of green. Wenatchee has been named to yet another (1 comments)
wenatchee: The MLS - How It Can Help You! - 03/07/07 11:15 AM
The Davidson Team would like to tell you about a home seller's/buyer's greatest tool, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Think of it as a huge catalog that markets and sells homes. Agents can punch in a buyer's specifications and preferences, along with the amount they are willing to spend and, viola! - A complete listing of all homes fitting that criteria magically appear! Think about this: If you were going to make a large purchase, let's say a car, would you rather spend weeks checking the classifieds and driving all over town to see one car here and one car there? Or would you decide what (0 comments)
wenatchee: County homes depreciate slightly - 03/03/07 08:54 PM
Don't let the title, "County home depreciate slightly," fool you. This is a headline from the Bellingham Herald in Bellingham, WA. Why share this article for the Wenatchee and North Central Washington real estate market? Read the bold paragraph in the article below to see why! REAL ESTATE County homes depreciate slightly http://www.bellinghamherald.com/117/story/50330.html 2007 prices likely to remain flat, local expert says DAVE GALLAGHERTHE BELLINGHAM HERALD A federal report released Thursday confirmed what many in the local real estate industry already suspected - home appreciation has been slowing in Whatcom County. According to a report from the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Whatcom County (1 comments)
wenatchee: Plan for a new Sunnyslope - 02/08/07 11:29 AM
In the following article from Wenatchee World writer Michelle McNiel on 2/4/07, we learned about how the Sunnyslope area has some serious growth plans now and over the next two decades. The Davidson Team absolutely loves this area as is, but what an investment opportunity for the future! Also, be sure to check out the Draft Sunnyslop Subarea Plan: Challenge, Change and Context http://wenatcheeworld.com/pdfs/020207/draft_plan.pdf Plan lays groundwork for a new Sunnyslope: Area likely to absorb much of Wenatchee's growth over next two decades http://wenatcheeworld.com/sub/story.php?id=1170530911-980-821 By Michelle McNiel World staff writer WENATCHEE -- A plan for redeveloping Sunnyslope to take in much of Wenatchee's population growth in the next 20 years (0 comments)
wenatchee: Effective Pricing Leads To A Sold Sign On Your Property - 01/29/07 12:35 PM
According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, almost 80% of homebuyers surf the Web to begin their home search. That means home buyers are well aware of what properties are available on the market and the prices they are selling for. Therefore, now more than ever, pricing is the key to selling your home. Some sellers think that a higher price will give them some negotiating room. But in fact many buyers don't even look at a property that is overpriced, much less make an offer on it. This can lead to the property's becoming "shop-worn." Buyers often (2 comments)
wenatchee: Getting Top Dollar - 01/27/07 04:08 PM
Buyers want the most house their money can buy. A large house with a choppy floor plan and small rooms can feel less spacious than a smaller home with an open floor plan. A clean, well-maintained, and spacious home is not only more marketable, but can often command a higher price. Here are some things to visually create more space: * Position mirrors in the right places to make a room appear larger. Make sure the mirrors reflect what you want to see more of, such as a favorite painting or a lovely window. * Choose a light color scheme to help open up (0 comments)
wenatchee: Home Improvements That Yield A Return - 01/26/07 01:50 PM
In 2006, consumers spent $103 billion on home improvements. Several studies have been done about which home improvements provide the best return: * Remodeling the kitchen and/or baths is one of the best ways to add value.* On average, homeowners recoup 88% of the cost of remodeling the kitchen and 82% of remodeling the bath.* Adding a room or garage is an expensive improvement that can pay off if it is carefully designed. * Decks and patios can add value, depending on the part of the country. * Landscaping often adds appeal, but not necessarily value. Remember, home improvements usually take longer and can (2 comments)
wenatchee: Why Is Wenatchee's Market So Hot? Part 3: The Big Business Opportunity - 01/23/07 10:25 PM
In part 3 of Why Is Wenatchee's Market So Hot?, I'll share two articles that give insight into why a handful of multi-billion dollar technology companies have selected Wenatchee and North Central Washington as the next hot areas for growth. Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Intuit, Sabey Corp ring a bell! These are of course in addition to the Walmart's, Macy's, Starbuck's (on every corner), Costco, and many other blue chip retail businesses who scoped out the Wenatchee and surrounding areas a few years back, and are now their niche's respective leaders thanks to their research and due dilligence before the news about these emerging markets got out. I guess the multi-million (0 comments)
wenatchee: Why Is Wenatchee's Market So Hot? Part 2: Recreation & Tourism - 01/15/07 12:58 PM
In part 2 of Why Is Wenatchee's Market So Hot?, we'll look at North Central Washington's recreation and tourism. Quality of lifestyle is obviously a major contributing factor in where one wants to live. In the Wenatchee Valley's case, there's an abundance...which certainly playing a pivotal role in Wenatchee's emerging growth real estate market and economy. Sun, sun sun! To have outstanding recreation and tourism there must be wonderful weather. The Wenatchee Valley is famous for having on average over 300 days of sun per year. Being a Seattle native--where the words wet and gloomy originated--I personally have never lived in a more beautiful place. Water is everywhere...lakes, rivers, creeks! Here's just a few of the (3 comments)
wenatchee: CNNMoney.com: 2007 Forcast For Wenatchee - 01/03/07 11:24 PM
CNNMoney.com published the following market forcast for Wenatchee (June 2006-2007), using data from Fiserv CSW and Moody's Economy.com: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/moneymag_realestate/snapshots/359.html Yet again we were delighted to see validation for another strong year in Wenatchee, with a market forcast of 16.7%! Not only was Wenatchee Washington's hottest real estate market for 2006, but also #5 nationwide (http://www.wenworld.com/sub/story.php?id=1165087223-886-270). As much of the nation is realizing a trend toward normalization, Wenatchee looks to provide a huge opportunity for Wenatchee are home buyers and sellers...and let's not forget about real estate investors in other parts of Washington and from other states all together. In fact, because of The Davidson Team's growing Web presence (0 comments)
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