Thanks to Andy Dappen of WenatcheeOutdoors.org for letting me post this great article. When I read the front page news about a "Green Wenatchee" I too was a little disturbed.
Allyson got this bit of fan mail today...
“So what is up with the blog? I notice that the frequency of postings has decreased--I rely on it to keep up to date on the greater Leavenworth real estate market--I am starting to get the shakes--when will we get a new post?”
This is for you Holly....
I was looking for blogs on log homes and log cabins so I can provide some more details for home buyers to look at. I ended up at this site. The owner is in the process of building a log home and is going to blog about his/her trials and tribulations. The site owner is trying to get bloggers to donate money to a number of worthwhile charities. One he focused on is One House at a Time that is working on rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
To the right of this post in my sidebar you will find something new. This is a Swicki. You can learn all about it here. Basically it is a tool for you to search for articles and info that you are looking for. This Swicki searches all the web, but it highlights info found on sites I like - my website, my blog and my Active Rain Blog.
I was running some numbers today for a Windermere publication that comes out quarterly. It uses average prices of sold 3 bedroom homes as a gauge of the market. For the first half of 2006, the average 3 bedroom home in the Leavenworth area. (including Plain and Lake Wenatchee) was $375,000. For the second half it is up to $458,000. I double checked. Those numbers represent a 22% increase in a 6 month period!