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By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 16
I left Wenatchee, Washington for home about 2:00 pm Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016... It was a beautiful day and I was enjoying the drive home over Blewett Pass into Cle Elum wanting to make good time and beat the rush hour traffic back in Pugetopolis where I live in Renton. Cle Elum is just ab...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 22
One of my favorite drives in Washington is heading east through downtown Cle Elum (about 1 1/2 hours east out of Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90) to Teanaway then up the 970 to 97 and over Blewett Pass. Take a right onto State Route 2 then down through Dryden, Cashmere, Monitor, and...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 18
Halloween is upon us and it’s going to be November in a few days. I’m thinking about my Dad. As sons and dads go, we had a great relationship and as in most all relationships it had its ebb and flow and ups and downs. Today I’m remembering an evening 38 years ago. Dad was an accordionist, a very ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
The missing piece. Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses.        Cle Elum Home Inspections   It is very important when during a home inspection to try to traverse the attic space if possible, and it is require by Washington State Home Inspection Standards when we are able to do so. But often this is...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
Are you now a fan? A little light on the subject.                  Kittitas Real Estate Inspections   As always it seems I run into certain items on a home inspection in groups.   This item is a fairly common one, switching out a light for a fan (without a light). This maybe okay, catch word… may...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Lights, Cameras, Energy Code Requirements for lighting! Kittitas County Home Inspection   2012 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) now requires that the 75% of your lighting be what is defined as high-efficacy lamps. This is for both interior and exterior lighting. There is no separate requiremen...

By Rene Fabre, New Media Marketing
(First American Title)
Comments 3
On my way back to Seattle from Yakima Thursday I needed a break and pulled into Ellensburg for a timeout. As a fan of CWU (Central Washington State University) I took a little memorial drive around the campus and stopped in at the local (been there forever) Dairy Queen. I’m sitting in the corner ...

By Melissa Kiser, Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Landmark Wenatchee, WA)
Comments 0
        Double lot in privately owned Kachess Village! Drainfield installed and water & power to site. Kachese Village perks include lake access, boat launch, club house and snow plowing of main road. This parcel backs up to USFS. Snowmobile friendly with access to trails or hike, bike, snow sho...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 26
Bootleggers and Boondoggles- Stealing electricity Kittitas Home Inspection Services   Desperate times will make some take desperate actions.   I was on an inspection a little while back. The homeowner was being evicted for unpaid mortgage. This was a bit of a special case because the note was bei...

By Jason Hershey, Helping clients make great real estate decisions
(Tellus Real Estate Solutions, LLC)
Comments 0
What has been going on in market for Cle Elum, Roslyn, Easton and other Upper Kittitas County communities? The weather is good, solots of new listings are showing up. Here is what has been happening: Active properties - 16 new properties on market - Average price: $468,950 (http://search.tellusre...

By Dan Tabit
(Northstone Real Estate Inc.)
Comments 5
E.T. Meets ET, Silent Sunday E.T. (Elsie Tabit) meets ET.  While going for a walk in the hills behind Roslyn Washington (The town used to film Northern Exposure) a while back we came across this incredible rock.  The rock formations in the area  come in all sorts of unusual shapes, but this one a...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
Lights, Camera, Action- Bathroom lighting Cle Elum Home InspectionI love Master Bathrooms. They are usually spacious and have some nicer amenities. But one thing I have learned doing home inspections that no matter how nice a home is there are some of the same old things that may go on.People get...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
Color Matters- Electrical Wiring                                    Wenatchee and Cle Elum Home InspectionOne thing I find on home inspections is that wires are not properly identified. This can be a safety hazard because colors in wiring carry a certain designation. If a conductor is missed colo...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
Winters Magic and Keeping warm- Heat Pumps Leavenworth and Cle Elum Home Inspection ServicesWell winter finally has settle into the Wenatchee Valley. One thing that as home inspectors inspecting components that will be in snow country we should be looking for is how the heat pump is set up. As th...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 18
Jumping Jack Flash it’s a gas! Wenatchee and Kittitas Home Inspection ServicesWell I really do not know how many jumping jacks I am doing when I am entering an attic space during a home inspection.I find attic inspections are maybe the most restrictive areas of the home for a thorough inspection....

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
The condition when looking at induction?  Wenatchee and Cle Elum Home Inspection ServicesAs home inspectors we get so to see many items related to the “American Life Style”. Most of us will develop a general “norm” for our inspection area.As a home inspector I will test appliances, such as kitche...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 35
Hidden boxes- Camera captured. Cle Elum and Kittitas Home InspectionsAs I have stated before sometimes the camera is the home inspector’s best tool.Here is another example of this handy tool. I have a habit of sticking my camera in places I cannot see or easily access.This was a wall with a cavit...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
Habitat for Humanity or Rodentity- Under the bathtub, air bypass. Wenatchee and Cle Elum Home Inspection Services.It has become all too often that I find myself showered with rodent fecal pellets.As a structural pest inspector one of my duties is to evaluate all plumbing drops that I can access. ...

By Jason Hershey, Helping clients make great real estate decisions
(Tellus Real Estate Solutions, LLC)
Comments 0
Starting to work on more email marketing. The following email went out to 54,000 recipients (not spam... this was an email list of "double opt-in" recipients). The recipients are supposed to be camping/RV enthusiasts. We had around 1300 people actually read the email and 91 people click links. I'...

By Jason Hershey, Helping clients make great real estate decisions
(Tellus Real Estate Solutions, LLC)
Comments 0
Here is a quick residential market recap comparing August 2012 to August 2011 for our friends in Kittitas county. Numbers are definately looking better for number of sales and sales price. (NWMLS stats are for condos and single-family homes) Active Listings New 2012 - 416 | New 2011 - 455 | Down...

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