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Is the Leavenworth real estate market slowing down in ...

Buyers, sellers, real estate brokers, and appraisers all find themselves asking the same question. Is the real estate market in Leavenworth slowing down? We read reports in the Seattle papers about their market cooling off and wonder if the same thing is happening here. Are we headed to a more balanced market with more options for buyers or a systemic crash like we experienced …

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Leavenworth Forest Fires, Wildfire Smoke and Indoor Ai...

 Thanks to Don Hester of NCW Home Inspections for sharing with us his thoughts on wildfire smoke and indoor air quality. As most of us in Leavenworth and Wenatchee have seen, breathed and muddled through, fire season and the related wildfire smoke has been more severe in the last several years.                                                                 Wildfires as of Aug 20th, 2018   With air quality reaching “Hazardous levels” it …

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Leavenworth Real Estate 2018 Spring Report

Looking back at the second quarter Leavenworth real estate statistics for 2018, we see a familiar theme.  Buyers continue to struggle with very limited choices in the Leavenworth market. More homes always get listed for sale in the spring, but it’s just not enough this year. While there were nearly 100 newly listed homes for sale, too many are at price ranges that are …

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Hirst Decision Fixed

 On January 19, 2018 Governor Inslee signed the Hirst fix legislation passed by the state legislature as SB 6091. This fixes the very troubling 2016 Washington State Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision. The Hirst decision caused chaos by adding uncertainty whether rural property owners would be able to prove water availability and get building permits for new construction. There was a lot of confusion and …

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2017 Leavenworth Home Prices

2017 Leavenworth home prices set many new records. We have had five years of increasing prices and home sales in a row, but this was the first year that all of these numbers surpassed the records set in the “bubble” years of 2006 and 2007.     A record 178 single family homes sold in Leavenworth in 2017.  This is a 10% increase from …

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Chelan County Well Drilling Myths: Hirst Decision Expl...

 UPDATED JANUARY 2018 The Washington State legislature passed SB 6091 which fixes the state Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision. Governor Jay Inslee signed the Hirst fix legislation January 19, 2018.  We will link to a blog post with new information – this is good news.   In the past year, we have heard a ton of Chelan County well drilling myths in the …

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Leavenworth Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you are gearing up for Black Friday or holding out for Small Business Saturday, Leavenworth Washington is a great spot for a shopping adventure . The town is already decked out in Christmas lights and with snowflakes in the air, it’s hard not to get in the holiday spirit. Think Leavenworth is just full of shops selling German themed coffee mugs or Bavarian tchotchkes? …

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Leavenworth Home Prices

 In the summer of 2017, the Leavenworth home prices continued on the path we have seen for the past few years. Demand remains strong and inventory very low.   The number of new listings that came on the market in Leavenworth was identical to the summer of 2016, but since we had a dearth of listings coming into summer it meant not enough homes …

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Leavenworth Real Estate Update Spring 2017

Most quarters we focus on the sales activity in our Leavenworth real estate update.  We look at info about the number of sales, and the median and average home price to give us an approximation of the health of the real estate market.  Large numbers of home sales and increasing prices tell us that demand is high. This quarter we’ll mix it up a …

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2017 Leavenworth Condo Shortage

In the past year or two, the demand for Leavenworth real estate has skyrocketed and the supply has dwindled. This is especially true in the Leavenworth condominium market leaving us with a Leavenworth condo shortage for 2017. Why do we call it a Leavenworth condo shortage? In the past 12 months a total of 30 condominiums have sold in the Leavenworth zipcode.  The median …

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