What you can buy in Leavenworth for $200,000?


So...What can you buy for under $200,000? 

Currently there are four homes on the market. One is a small cabin in the Ponderosa Estate neighborhood. The other three are all cabins on Lake Wenatchee. While these last three sound great, there is a catch. The cabins are on US Forest Service lease land. This means you do not own the land and you must pay the Forest Service a yearly lease fee. Historically these fees have been relatively low, however with new county assessments these fees are going up. By one estimation in the year 2011, the fee will be $16,000/yr. The lease contracts have also been shortened to 5yrs, down from the 20yrs they used to be.


You also must get clearance from the Forest Service to do any exterior improvements or additions. The homes have been on the market for several summers and the price of them are the lowest they have been, with two of them priced at $119,000.


In the past year, seven homes have sold under $200,000. They were either one or two bedrooms, .75 or one bath (although one house did not have a bathroom), and all were under 1,000sqft.


There are currently three pending sales in this price range. One is small cabin, 649 sqft, in Ponderosa Estates backing to the high voltage power lines. This one is pending at $99,000. There is a 720 sqft home in Leavenworth on a .04 acre lot pending for $199,000. The last is a dome home on Lakeview Dr with a peak-a-boo view of Lake Wenatchee on .96 acres. The unusual nature of this home is the reason for the low pending price of $199,000.



Add this one to the list. It&#39;s a two bedroom cabin on Sunland near Coles Corner. This is the closest cabin to Stevens Pass you&#39;ll find. Just listed on Aug 6. Click here to see more.<br/><br/>http://www.flexmls.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?20080806182524766672000000&amp;s=2&amp;id=1

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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.
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!
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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.