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Can Heat Tape Cause a Fire?

Guest Post by Don Hester of NCW Home Inspections, LLC a Licensed Washington State Home Inspection service located in Wenatchee Washington A recent house fire in Leavenworth has numerous homeowners wondering “Can heat tape cause a fire?” A very common artifact of living with snow in the Leavenworth or Lake Wenatchee area is the use of heat tape to help manage snow and ice on roofs and …

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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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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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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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Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA September 2014

In October, 11 homes and 1 condo sold in the Leavenworth area. Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA   13475 Chumstick Hwy, Leavenworth List Price  $165,00              Sold Price  $152,000 Days on Market: 108 2 Beds |   1 Baths |  864 Sq Ft |   2.63 Acres Small A-Frame cabin close to the road on a wooded lot.  The …

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Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA August 2014

In August, 10 single family homes and 5 condos sold in the Leavenworth area.   Sorry about the lack of good photos.  A lot of  houses were down private drives or hidden behind trees.     Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA   24406 Saddle Street, Leavenworth List Price  $199,000              Sold Price  $188,000 Days on Market: 1359 2 Beds …

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Fish Lake is Closed – Toxic Algae

Update Monday October 6, 2014 – Fish Lake Safe for Swimming It is now safe to use Fish Lake but swimmers should still be cautious, say officials with the Chelan-Douglas Health District. Levels of the liver toxin microcystin, caused by an algae bloom, have gone down to healthy levels, officials said Friday. Late last month, levels had been as high as 785 micrograms per …

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Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA July 2014

  Last month in July, 12 homes sold in the Leavenworth area.  No condos sold.  As you will see there was quite a bit of activity on Lariat Dr. in Ponderosa.    Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA     21623 Camp 12 Road, Leavenworth List Price  $249,000              Sold Price  $249,000 Days on Market: 89 3 Beds |   …

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Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA June 2014

  In June, 13 homes and 2 condos sold in the Leavenworth area.  Sorry if the pictures are a little dark.  It was either smoky or raining the past two weeks.   Recently Sold Homes Leavenworth WA   18798 Pine Loop Road, Leavenworth List Price  $160,000              Sold Price  $145,000 Days on Market: 512 2 Beds |   1 …

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2014 Leavenworth Forest Fire Update

September Update – Leavenworth Forest Fire September 14, 2014 The Tumwater Fire in Leavenworth is currently burning in steep terrain at the edge of town above the Heidleburger Restaurant and above Marson Drive, west of Ski Hill Road.  There are a few helicopters with water buckets working the fire as well as hand crews. Marson Drive is on a level 1 evacuation notice, but …

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