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Mitt Romney Doesn’t Buy His Home Insurance at Wa...

The following is a Guest Post by Eric Kossian of Leavenworth Insurance Eric Kossian, Leavenworth Insurance When an affluent person buys homeowner’s insurance their lifestyle demands that they have home insurance that matches their lifestyle. For starters, an affluent client has a larger more expensive home ($400K market value+) that should be insured with no cap on replacement cost instead of limited “extended replacement” on 95% …

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Leavenworth House For under $100,000

Yep, some things are too good to be true. There have been a handful of properties over the years that would loosely fit that definition, but I have never seen a house that is inhabitable and that a bank would loan money on, for under $100,000 in Leavenworth WA. Most consumers start their home search  these days on the internet.  It’s pretty common to think that …

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Stevens Pass Ski Cabin For Sale

February 2021 Update We listed this cabin in 2014. Click here If you are looking for Stevens Pass cabins for sale. 34202 Stevens Road 1 bedroom cabin with sleeping loft and bonus room in basement. Covered deck. Offered at $145,000 Yodelin Cabin       **********************************************************************************************   With ski season just around the corner, we know a lot of folks are looking for a Stevens …

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Leavenworth Condominium Market : 2011 Fall Update

Leavenworth’s 2011 Oktoberfest  is just around the corner and it’s prime time for vacation rentals in the city.  Many of the most popular vacation rentals in Leavenworth are condos so we thought this would be a great time to look at how the real estate market for condos was performing in 2011.       So far in 2011, only 8 condominiums sold in Leavenworth that …

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Shopping for Leavenworth Insurance: Tips from a Pro

The following is a guest post from Eric Kossian of Leavenworth Insurance Home insurance pricing is affected by a number of factors; I will try to discuss in order of importance, with those factors that affect the rate the most listed 1st. Credit Score: a good credit score will give you up to a 50% discount because it is the single biggest statistical determinate …

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Canadian Buying US Real Estate : 5 Things You Need to ...

International buyers are hot for US real estate these days; and one group is simply sizzling: Canadian buyers. In fact, the 2010 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Profile of International Home Buying Activity Report found that foreign real estate buyers comprised 4% of the US real estate market. Amazingly, Canadians accounted for 23% of the purchasers. The majority of Canadian buyers staked claims in …

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The Wiggle Room Myth

When it comes to negotiating, especially on something as big as the sale of a house, none of us wants to leave any money on the table. So I’m not surprised when a seller tells me they want to price their home a little higher than they know they should – to leave a little “wiggle room” when it comes to negotiating. Anyone with …

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Chiwawa River Pines Home Prices

The recent article in the Wenatchee World about the court of appeals decision concerning vacation rentals in Chiwawa River Pines  has received 33 comments so far. It’s obvious that this remains a very contentious issue in the neighborhood. Among the comments, Monte Karnes had a request: Geordie,if you get a chance and you read this I would be very interested in your “professional opinion” …

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Chiwawa River Pines | Appeals Court Allows Rentals

We have had a number of articles here in the past about the Chiwawa River Pines  neighborhood and the debate about vacation rentals. Chiwawa River Pines | Effects of  Rental Ban Vacation Rental Ban in Chiwawa River Pines?  Apparently, there’s more to the story. The Wenatchee World reported on March 29 that an appeals court overturned Judge Chip Small’s earlier ruling and vacation rentals are …

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2011 Mortgage Rates: Analysis From Darel Ansley

This is a Guest Post from Darel Ansley of Peoples Bank in Wenatchee Executive Summary  Mortgage rates finished last week around 4.75%. I think for the 2011 selling season we will remain in a range with 5.5% being an extreme high and maybe 4.25% as an extreme low with 4.5-5.25% being more likely.  I was expecting some good growth this year in sales volume …

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