First Time Homebuyers - New Online Guide

As many folks know, one of the important parts of the Federal government's stimulus package is an $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers.

Washington REALTORS (formerly the Washington Association of Realtors) has put together a new website just for first time homebuyers to help answer most of the common questions that homebuyers might have.


This is one of the included videos from the site which I think explains the tax credit and who's elgible in an easy and entertaining way.


Sometimes I think the REALTOR association pushes too hard from the sales angle - buy, buy, buy!!!  This time I think they did a good job.

What do you think? Is this new site helpful?

Do you think the first time homebuyer tax credit will make a difference in Leavenworth and Cashmere? Did you buy a house and get the credit?


Geordie, While I would never suggest a client not take actions adverse to their own financial interest, I am against the NAR lobbying for both this tax, and the increased and extended version they are pushing for now. They are simply taking our money, and childrens' and grandchildrens' prosperity, and handing it out for short term political gain to special interest groups like the NAR. I would rather the NAR champion property rights for all which would create a much stronger, more solid real estate market in the long run. There is a discussion on this very topic going on at Cheers!

Correction above, "tax" should be "tax credit"

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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 Lake Wenatchee and Leavenworth 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.




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


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