When it comes to a vacation home in sunny central Washington, lots of home buyers have dreams of buying a Leavenworth house on acreage. For some, having an acre or five is just about breathing room or privacy. For others, it's about having room for a garden or perhaps a few horses or chickens.
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Are you considering firing your current real estate agent?
Thinking about deciding not to re-list with them and changing Leavenworth realtors?
This time of year in Leavenworth we talk to a number of homeowners throughout the Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee area who are considering putting their house on the market to sell. Some need to sell, while others are still trying to decide if the time is right.
As a real estate market that is influenced by vacation homes and second homes more than the local economy, real estate sales here in Leavenworth are impacted by the health of other Washington state real estate markets. If a home buyer has significant equity in their primary residence at Lake Sammamish or Mercer Island they are more likely to feel confident about buying a second home. If they lose equity or are underwater, they likely won't be interested in owning more real estate.
The 2013 Hog Loppet Ski Tour is set for February 23rd.
Hog Loppet is a non-competitive 30k Ski Trek from the top of Mission Ridge Ski Area to Blewett Pass for experienced cross country skiers. Navigate both groomed and ungroomed trail and all types of terrain on this highly exciting trek. The wildfires of 2012 probably opened up this area considerably and the rumors are that the skiing will be even better than in years past.
It's time for our year end review of 2012 Leavenworth home prices.
Overall, 2012 saw continued improvement for the Leavenworth real estate market. We saw a huge uptick in volume of sold homes, both in the number sold and the total dollar value of those homes.
As you can see from this chart, 2012 was a big improvement from 2009-2011.
Sometimes in real estate, as in life, you get yourself in a pickle and need to lean on a friend to help you out.
Today when we needed help, Toby Barnett, our Super Agent pal in Snohomish County, came to our rescue.
Are you a fan of Icicle Creek Real Estate on Facebook? If you are, thanks so much.
We are so excited that almost 400 of you have joined us on Facebook where we share photos and interesting tidbits about Leavenworth and real estate.
400 fans is an amazing amount of support. That’s more fans than all of our competitors in Leavenworth have put together!
We get clients and friends asking us all the time: Has the Leavenworth Real Estate Market Recovered?
Since the market is fluid and dynamic it really depends on what time periods we are comparing.
For this discussion, I broke the history of the Leavenworth real estate market into three time periods.
The real estate boom. 2006-2007.
I used the color green for this period because "green means go."
The real estate recession. 2009-2010.
If "green means go" then "red means stop."
We are once again proud to announce that IcicleCreekHomes.com is the title sponsor of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour as it comes to Leavenworth again this year.
As in recent years the Banff Film Festival Leavenworth films will be shown at the Leavenworth Festhalle on November 20th, 2012