Buying a Leavenworth Condo?

 Here are 5 things to consider:

Do you want to use your condo as a vacation rental?

In the city limits and the Urban Growth Boundary of Leavenworth this means the condo needs to be zoned for commercial use. Condominiums in residential areas may be rented on a monthly basis, but not nightly or weekly. Condominiums at Granite Court, along Whitman and Prospect Streets, and up Titus Road all fit into the category of non-commercial condos. Without looking at a zoning map, you can safely assume that any condo located North of Highway 2 in Leavenworth is not zoned for commercial use. If you want to a condo as a vacation rental good options include Aspen Suites at Icicle Village, Haus Wunderbar or the Amadeus Suites.

Do you want your condominium on a golf course?

In addition to golf, in Leavenworth this means xc skiing in the winter on the golf course. There are two courses in the Leavenworth area with nearby condos. Kahler Glen, near Lake Wenatchee has the Kahler Glen Condos and also the Natapoc townhouse units. The Leavenworth Golf Club also has condominiums nearby at the 17th Fairway and Summer Green.

Do you want to walk into downtown Leavenworth from your condo?

Options would include the River Park Homes in downtown Leavenworth, Amadeus Suites, Aspen Suites at Icicle Village Resort or Haus Wunderbar.  The condos at Kahler Glen are 30-45 minutes away and the Leavenworth golf course condos are a short drive too.

How much room do you need in your condo?

In the past the majority of condos sold in Leavenworth were 1 or 2 bedroom units averaging about 1000 square feet. With many of the new projects going in we are seeing units in the 1500 square foot range and more bedrooms. Expect to pay a premium for more than 1000 square feet and more than 2 bedrooms.

For the first time condo buyer parking can be a real issue.

If this is going to be a primary residence, you may not have the three car garage you are used to. Single car carports are more common and there may be much less storage than you are used to. The Riverpark condos on Main Street do have underground parking which can be a real plus during festivals or during winter weather.

New or Used?

2007 was the "year of the new condo" in Leavenworth. New construction projects can be found all over town - Titus Road, River Park Condos, Aspen Suites, the long awaited Haus Wunderbar, the Boulders at Alpensee Strasse.

With all these projects coming online at once, there was more inventory than the market could absorb.  Most projects still have "new" units from 2007 and 2008.

For more budget conscious buyers there will also be a few existing condos that come on the market throughout the year.

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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.
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- 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!
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- 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!
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- 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!

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- 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!

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- 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.