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Leavenworth 3rd Quarter Home Sales 2013

Leavenworth 3rd quarter home sales were not as strong as those in the 2nd quarter of 2013, but continue a trend of strong sales volume and increasing prices in 2013.

We are seeing this in a number of sectors of the Leavenworth real estate market including condominium sales and even manufactured homes.

Leavenworth Condo Sales

14 condos sold in Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

Year to date, a total of 20 condominiums have sold in Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee in 2013.

Leavenworth Home Sales Surge in Spring of 2013

After a quiet first quarter that we attributed to the winter storm damage, we saw Leavenworth home sales surge in spring of 2013 and a continuation of  the high sales volume we started to see in 2012.

As you can see in this chart, the number of home sales from April through June in Leavenworth was double that of last year during the same period and actually on par with boom years like 2007.

Leavenworth Housing Shortage in 2013?

Two big questions I get asked all the time now by home buyers -

"Are there more houses coming on the market soon?"

"Is there a Leavenworth housing shortage?"

People who have been watching the Seattle area real estate market know that Seattle hasn't had much in the way of inventory in 2012 or 2013 and that shortage of inventory has turned Seattle into a seller's market once again with lots of bidding wars and multiple-offer scenarios.

Leavenworth Homes Sales - 1st Quarter of 2013

After a healthy increase in sales activity in 2012, I think we all had big expectations for 2013.

Unfortunately, we had a huge storm in December which I think delayed sales at the beginning of the year. (For example this January only 2 homes closed compared to 8 the previous year.)

Here's a great video of the snow and the down trees for those of you not familiar with the storm. (Closed roads, down trees and power outages make for poor showings.)

Changing Leavenworth Realtors: A Guide to Selling an Expired Leavenworth House

Are you considering firing your current real estate agent?

 

Thinking about deciding not to re-list with them and changing Leavenworth realtors?

This time of  year in Leavenworth we talk to a number of homeowners throughout the Leavenworth and Lake  Wenatchee area who are considering putting their house on the market to sell.  Some need to sell, while others are still trying to decide if the time is right.

Washington State Real Estate Wrap Up

As a real estate market that is influenced by vacation homes and second homes more than the local economy, real estate sales here in Leavenworth are impacted by the health of other Washington state real estate markets. If a home buyer has significant equity in their primary residence at Lake Sammamish or Mercer Island they are more likely to feel confident about buying a second home. If they lose equity or are underwater, they likely won't be interested in owning more real estate.

2013 Hog Loppet Ski Tour

The 2013 Hog Loppet Ski Tour is set for February 23rd.

Hog Loppet is  a non-competitive 30k Ski Trek from the top of Mission Ridge Ski Area to Blewett Pass for experienced cross country skiers.   Navigate both groomed and ungroomed trail and all types of terrain on this highly exciting trek. The wildfires of 2012 probably opened up this area considerably and the rumors are that the skiing will be even better than in years past.

Allyson and Geordie Romer

Leavenworth real estate agents - Allyson and Geordie Romer

For over a decade, Allyson and Geordie have been serving clients in the Leavenworth-area real estate market. Together, they work tirelessly to stay on top of the regional market and present the most relevant opportunities to their clientele.

When not in the office, they can be found exploring the endless recreation opportunities of the area in all of its seasons.

 

Testimonials

 

Geordie provided excellent real estate representation! We appreciated his detailed knowledge of the market, his up front and honest approach, and his negotiation skills.
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Laura Anderson

 

 

As “west siders” looking for a getaway near Leavenworth, Geordie provided insight … his knowledge of design features important in a “snowy winter wonderland” was appreciated. Thanks Geordie!
As reviewed on Zillow  –
 

- Jean Stern

 

 

Geordie made this somewhat complicated transition easier for us…going above and beyond to help us work through issues that came up during the sale of our parents home. We appreciated his knowledge, attentiveness to details and his willing spirit.
Our family is grateful for Geordie!
As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Terry Foster

 

 

Geordie was great in every way. We have been looking in the Leavenworth area for some time, and Geordie was absolutely the best for local knowledge, history and depth on neighborhoods, developments and the local market trends. He was very quick to respond (even when he was on his vacation) and worked very diligently to get all of our questions answered in a very timely fashion. We would recommend him highly to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Very friendly, and helped us navigate all of the local options before we made an offer on the property that we purchased. Thank you, Geordie!

As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Ryan Olsen

 

 

It was such a pleasure to work with Geordie and his wife, Allyson on our cabin purchase. They showed us a variety of locations, listened to what we wanted and helped us find the perfect match. Everything was smooth and not stressful, just relaxed and easy. We would definitely recommend Geordie and use him again if the need arises!

As reviewed on Zillow  – 

- Cammie Schlosser

 

Moving to Leavenworth?

Are you looking for a cabin or a condo in Leavenworth that your family can use as a home base when climbing, skiing or hiking around Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee?

Maybe you rent a house here and have decided to stay, surprised how a summer of rafting somehow turned into seven years.

Maybe it’s time to escape the hustle of the big city (and its rain) and move to Leavenworth with its four seasons.

Maybe you bought a condo years ago, don’t seem to use as much, and it’s time to sell.

Whatever your motivation, we are here to help. If you are buying a home, the best place to start is with our Homebuyer’s Guide to Leavenworth.