Fish Lake Real Estate

In an earlier post on Active Rain, I introduced you to Fish Lake just outside of Plain and Leavenworth, WA. This post is specifically about the real estate opportunities that can be found on Fish Lake.

 

Fish Lake is a smaller and more intimate lake than Lake Wenatchee. It is also mostly bordered by U.S. Forest Service land. The amount of private waterfront is very limited and even homes near the lake are hard to come by.

 

This is the last waterfront home sold on Fish Lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sold it in May of 2005 for $470,000. In general, real estate in the Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee area has been appreciating at 15 to 20% a year. Considering it has been two years since a home on Fish Lake has been available, I think the appreciation here has probably been higher. I usually tell buyers looking for a home on Lake Wenatchee to plan on spending at least $1 million. I don't think Fish Lake has quite reached that mark, but it isn't far off.

 

These two houses sold in the past year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neither of these homes were located on the lake, but both were within walking distance. The home on top sold in May of 2006 for $350,000. The other home sold in March of 2007 for $375,000.

 

If you are looking for a home on or near Fish Lake I have two obvious pieces of advice. Be patient and be prepared to pay a premium for waterfront.

 

If you have a home or lot to sell on Fish Lake or even nearby, you are sitting on some very valuable real estate. Please don't hesitate to contact me for current market analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Nice to see homes are still appreciating in some parts of the country

There currently is one cabin on the market on Fish Lake for $800,000. Give me a call or email for more details.

The $800,000 home on Fish Lake did sell for $750,000. There is a small one bedroom for sell currently for $600,000. It is a small house, but the location and view are amazing. Please contact me for more info.

Both houses on Fish Lake did sell. There is now a little log cabin for sale in the low $400s that I think is a great deal. It has two docks and a great view. The cabin will need some work, but I think the land value alone makes this a great value.

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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.

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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.