Riverfront Lots in Leavenworth

Buying a riverfront lot in Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee Washington?

 

Recently I wrote an article about buying a riverfront home in Leavenworth. I talked about the different options such as the Wenatchee River, the Chiwawa River and Icicle Creek. For some people, buying a home on the river doesn't compare to building a custom home on the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building lots in Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee (Plain) are more expensive every year. This is especially true with riverfront.

 

In 2006, 15 parcels on the river sold in the Leavenworth area. The average lot sold for $246,000 for a lot under 1.5 acres in size. The median price for a lot was $275,000.

 

In 2007, through the end of July, 5 riverfront lots have sold. The average price is $307,000 for approximately 1 acre.

 

Currently, there are 6 active lots on the market with a median price of $385,000. The least expensive is $279,000.

 

3 lots are under contract (pending) with an average price of $273,000.

 

I generally tell buyers that they should expect to pay $300,000 for a riverfront lot in today's Leavenworth real estate market. If you are interested in low bank that doesn't flood or a specific location, such as the Icicle River, you probably can expect to pay more. (Lakefront is another story all together - probably double the price.)

 

With only 6 lots on the market, there really isn't a huge number of choices for the consumer to pick from. The best thing to do is become very familiar with the market and be prepared (emotionally and financially) to move quickly when the right property becomes available.

 

Click here to search all Leavenworth properties or click here for riverfront properties in Leavenworth. (Unfortunately the second link is only good until September 07 - email me for current listings.)

Comments

A reader pointed out that you can't search my website for waterfront homes or land. Ouch! This is a problem with the IDX technology that my website (and every other local real estate site) uses. So feel free to email me if you are interested in a list of current riverfront homes or lots. I think I have an idea for a workaround, but it may take a while to implement.

Thanks Geordie for the article on river front property. I'll be really interested to read your future article on lake front opportunities!<br/><br/>www.lakewenatcheeinfo.com

Dave-<br/>Thanks for stopping by. I would be happy to write an article about Lake Wenatchee. I did write an article about Fish Lake earlier, but there many more opportunities to on Lake Wenatchee.<br/><br/>A note to other readers - is there a topic you would like more info on? Send me a note and I'll write an article for you. It doesn't get better than that.

Hi Geordie,<br/><br/>Just wanted to give you a courteous heads up that your content is being stolen by a splogger.<br/><br/>Check the following site:<br/><br/><a HREF="http://ireference.org/state-blogs/washington/20071205/riverfront-lots-in-leavenworth/" REL="nofollow">http://ireference.org/state-blogs/washington/20071205/riverfront-lots-in-leavenworth/</a><br/><br/>It looks an awful lot like what you wrote.

Flying Solo (TB?) - thanks for the heads up. I contacted these folks and hope that they remove the content. I love bloggers linking to me, but sploggers are another story.

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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.

 

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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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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.