Kennewick, WA Real Estate News

By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
One of the top news articles in the Tri-Cities, Washington this year was in May when the Tri-Cities grabbed the attention of the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). The BLS ranked the Tri Cities 5th in the nation for having a high job growth of about 4.3% annually. This increase is said to be the result of the jobs brought in by the Agricultural Industry, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hanford Cleanup which substantially helps the job market. Over the past 10 years non-farming jobs in the Tri Cities such as PNNL and the Hanford Cleanup have increased from 82,000 in 1997 to 102,000 in 2007. Tri Cities Washington remains a destinations location for real estate investors, as well as folks looking for a great place to live. •:*¨¨*:• Colleen Lane •:*¨¨*:•My ActiveRain B...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
First Night Tri Cities is at it again with an exciting night filled with dancing, singing, and performances from local groups. This year First Night is welcoming back Vocal Trash for the fourth year in a row. Don’t miss First Night Tri Cities which will be held on December 31, 2008 at the Columbia Basin College campus in Pasco, WA. Tickets are on sale now at the First Night Headquarters at the CBC gym, Yoke’s Fresh Market, and other selected stores. For more information and/or to purchase tickets visit First Night Tri-Cities | Originally posted at First Night Tri Cities •:*¨¨*:• Colleen Lane •:*¨¨*:•My ActiveRain Blog / My Localism Blog | ColleenLane.com I am the Realtor® that makes things move in The Lane Real Estate Team, while my husband Joe is the dude that provides the marketing th...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
There are a host of advantages to living in the countryside – besides the obvious pros of breathing in fresh air every day, living with breathtaking and scenic beauty all around and waking up to the sounds of birds chirping instead of horns blaring, you get to live in a large and comfortable house that would cost you the earth in a city, and your cost of living comes down drastically. While most people who decide to turn country folk are retired and wish to start afresh in a locality where the quality of life is better, there are others who buy country homes as a second residence, a place to vacation or as just an investment. Country real estate is different from urban real estate in that there are aspects in the latter that we cannot take for granted when buying a house in the countrys...
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2009, here we come!  December is almost here, Christmas is fast approaching and January 2009 is right around the corner...where did this year go!  Time sure does fly when your having fun!  I know sometimes trying to sell your home during the holidays doesn't seem like fun.  Keep up the faith, some homes do actually sell during this time of year and there have been offers that have come in on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or even New Year's Eve!  In the Tri-Cities, if you are in the market to buy a home, it's still a great time to do it.   If you listen to the mainstream media and press, you may have heard that lending has all but ceased.  Don't believe everything you hear.  Talk to your local lenders.  If you have good credit, money in the bank and fit their lending criteria, you can get...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Whether your goal is to explore a region’s wines, taste some new varietals or discover a new favorite, the public tasting offers a chance to sample some of the premier wines produced in the Pacific Northwest. Saturday, Nov 8 6:30p to 9:30p at Pasco Red Lion, Pasco, WA •:*¨¨*:• Colleen Lane •:*¨¨*:•My ActiveRain Blog / My Localism Blog I am the Realtor® that makes things move in The Lane Real Estate Team, while my husband Joe is the dude that provides the marketing that gives me the great clients I have. My sole purpose in life is to serve God, family, and clients. Joe's sole purpose in life is to serve God, me, and family (and ski). We have five children, all at home, all ours. We've been happily married for 23 years, and Joe has forgotten the anniversary almost all of those years! We s...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Then and Now – 30 years of wine and food in the Pacific Northwest. Take a walk down memory lane! Explore how the wine and food industries in the Southeast Washington area have grown and changed. The Tri-Cities Wine Festival has introduced consumers to the blossoming Pacific Northwest wine industry since 1979. Join the Tri Cities Wine Festival for a very special 30th Wine Festival. The Festival is the Tri-Cities Wine Society’s annual public event. Friday, Nov 7, 6:30p to 10:00p at Tri-City Country Club, Kennewick, WA •:*¨¨*:• Colleen Lane •:*¨¨*:•My ActiveRain Blog / My Localism BlogI am the Realtor® that makes things move in The Lane Real Estate Team, while my husband Joe is the dude that provides the marketing that gives me the great clients I have. My sole purpose in life is to serve ...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
She is! Colleen is the epitome of competency. It's strange how things can turn out. I was the sales person for years and a few years ago Colleen and I switched. I'm now the marketing dude and she's the sales lady. Well, I thought it wouldn't work as Colleen has no desire to close a sale (go figure), but all the desire to service the customer. As a result, Colleen is inundated with folks looking for a service-minded competent sales person who isn't salesperson pushy! Colleen is #1 in our office for the last quarter, and stands a good chance of being #1 this quarter as well. Related: Greatest Real Estate Agent In The World
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By Osanin Knight
(GMAC Cypress Real Estate )
 With a little preparation, finding and purchasing your home can be a positive experience. But, if you stumble into some common pitfalls, the process can turn into a nightmare. This special report will help you avoid seven common mistakes buyers often make.PLEADING FINANCIAL IGNORANCE.A little preparation goes a long way. Bea smart consumer. Learn some financing basics before you start shopping. Explore your options. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Know how to shop for a loan that's right for you. It is always a good idea to get pre-approved by a lending institution. Thissimple step takesvery little time and lets you know the price range that fits your life style.BUYING ON IMPULSE.The last thing you need is to close a deal and realize you bought a house you don't want or like and does...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
We've lived in the Tri City area of Southeast Washington for four years. We moved here to semi-retire. We cashed-in on properties we owned in Southern California and Mammoth Mountain California, and bought into our current market with the purchase of several multi-family properties. We expected to live off the rental income and didn't expect much by way of appreciation. We've been pleasantly surprised. All our multi-family properties have increased in value by an average of at least 25%, and the house we live in has nearly doubled in value. All this happening while the rest of the nation's real estate market is in dire straights. Hot Investor Market Like most markets, forecloses have hit us too. This has created a prime environment for the real estate investor of multi-family properties...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Situated close to the beautiful, scenic, and activity-filled convergence of the Columbia, Yakima, and Snake Rivers in southeastern Washington lies the growing and bustling community of Kennewick, the largest and most populated of Tri Cities area, also comprising Pasco and Richland. Kennewick’s history spans just over a century, with its official founding having occurred in 1904. Since then, the city has grown and developed considerably. The population of Kennewick, according to a 2004 census estimate, was pegged at slightly more than 60,000, although it has grown—not in leaps and bounds, but steadily—since then. Even at 60,000, Kennewick is nonetheless the largest city population-wise in all of Washington’s Benton County. One of the biggest drawing features of Kennewick—for visitors and...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Kennewick is in full swing with the yearly hydroplane racing event. Tri-Cities Washington stops for the Columbia Cup in Kennewick. This year's 45th Annual Columbia Cup water follies are this weekend, July 24-26, 2010. The day is full of high speed action on the water and in the air. Many people turn out every year to enjoy the weekend full of hydroplane races, air shows, food, and sun. There is a variety of ticket options to choose from on the water follies site if you are going to head out there a Saturday and/or Sunday. If you are going on Friday, there is no cost to attend, the only thing you need to pay is $5 for parking in Columbia Park, the one thing you need to know is that there is only one entrance open to get into Columbia Park and that is the one closest to the Blue Bridge wi...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
The City of Kennewick Recreation Dept hosts its very own Fishing Kids Program every Spring.  The object of the activity is to develop a program that provides opportunities for urban youth to go fishing. There has been an abundance of positive feedback from the kids, their parents, and volunteers involved in the program.Mostly the kids complain about not fishing long enough!    Each of the events is created to host from 500 to 1, 200 kids. There is a $5.00 entry fee, and each youth receives a Fishing Kids T-Shirt and Zebco rod and reel. All youth taking part need to pre-register, although walk-ups will be accepted if there is room. The youth are put into groups of 100-250 and are able to fish for 30-60 minutes (depending on the site). At all times experienced anglers are on hand to instr...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Kennewick is the host city of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, as well as of the af2's Tri-Cities Fever. They both play their home games in the Toyota Center, which hosts many other regional events as well. Every year during the summer, hydroplane racing takes place at the Water Follies event on the Columbia River. Residents from all of southeastern Washington come to Kennewick to shop in the city's commercial district, the center point of which is Columbia Center Mall. Kennewick, Washington.  In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Joe and Colleen Lane are Southeast Washington State Realtors® specializing in Real Estate Tri Cities WA buyer/seller services for Kennewick Real Estate, Richland Real Estate, Pasco Real Estate, West Richland Real Estate, and surrounding area...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Kennewick was officially incorporated on February 5, 1904. Previously, the town had been known by many names, the strangest was "Tehe" which was allegedly attributed to the reaction from a native girl's laughter when asked the name of the region.The name "Kennewick" is believed to be a native word meaning "grassy place." It has also been called "winter paradise," mostly because of the mild winters in the area.Kennewick Man is the name for the remains of a prehistoric man found on a bank of the Columbia River nearby, sometimes thought to have Caucasian features, despite being indigenous and living 9000 years ago. Ownership of the bones has been a matter of great controversy. Kennewick, Washington.  In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Joe and Colleen Lane are Southeast Washington State R...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
The Land of Kennewick Washington ~ A Beautiful Place to Live ~ There is an abundance of beauty that surrounds the land, as it is with the entire area of Tri City Wa. Kennewick is situated along the Hanford Reach, the last remaining free flowing stretch of the Columbia River. Because of its unspoiled landscape, the Hanford Reach is home to a spectacular and diverse population of wildlife and vegetation that are rarely seen in other places in such abundant numbers. Among the many features of the Columbia Basin of the Hanford Reach is the characteristic landscape of savanna like, dry plains we commonly refer to as the shrub steppes. The shrub steppes feature flat, parched lands that go on endlessly for miles, dotted only by shrubs and bushes.    The shrub steppe landscape of Kennewick, Tri...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
A Great Place to Raise a Family ~ The Tri City Wa area is a great place to raise a family, start a business or retire. Residents enjoy the Tri City unique local flavor, quality school systems, virtually nonexistent traffic congestion, annual precipitation of less than seven inches, many outdoor recreational opportunities and limitless regional attractions. Tri City Washington families have many housing choices from established neighborhoods to new construction developments. Whether you have animals and enjoy country living, want to golf course real estate or be live near business and shopping, there is a home waiting for you in our Tri City Wa community. Tri City Wa offers residents an elementary through post-secondary education. You can further your education without ever leaving the a...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Kennewick Water Follies ~ The Kennewick Rumble on the River is an annual event held in July on the Columbia River. Spectators can enjoy watching Water Follies contestants compete for the Atomic Cup for Unlimited Hydroplanes; the Robert Young Apartments Aerial Demonstrations; and the HAPO Community Credit Union Thunder Cup for Unlimited Light Hydroplanes. The Kennewick Wa area is an integral part of the Tri City Water Follies Association. It is a not for profit organization that was established in 1965 and continues to be managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Rumble on the River is one of the largest weekend events held for the communities in the Tri City area. 2007 will be the 42nd anniversary of the Tri City Atomic Cup to be presented by the Tri-City Water Follies Association....
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
The Tri City Court Club in the Kennewick Washington area is ~the family place to be!~ Get yourself and the rest of the family a personal trainer that is sure to get you all results. Submit an online enquiry form and at least one of the family brood will receive a complimentary personal training session. Personal and group training sessions are available and the E.M.P.O.W.E.R. program provides Education, Motivation, Preparation, Opportunity, Weight Management, and Exercise & Respect with a youth focus. This program is oriented toward youth aged 6-15, and includes is especially designed to aid young people who may find it a struggle to maintain a weight that enables them to lead a healthy lifestyle. Kennewick Wa area Tri City Court Club involves the youth in nutrition education, the plann...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Kennewick is one of the largest cities in the "Tri-Cities" of South east Washington . The city is recognized for being the Washington's most developed and progressive city. It falls in an important area of the Washington's wine producing region. With Columbia River touching its boundaries, Kennewick is a fantastic place to enjoy a peaceful and calm life. The Past As the history goes Kennewick was founded in 1883-1884 by worker employed by the rail road company.  This city would have been a dead city for want of water, however the Northern Pacific Railroad built an irrigation canal that revived the city. Kennewick was also the first home to the Chemnapum Indians meaning "Winter Haven," an proper label as the tribe got together  in the gentle weather to trade, fish and look after their ho...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
The history of the Kennewick Wa area includes the fascinating ~Kennewick Man~, a skeleton that has been dated as being 9, 200. This cultural artefact was unearthed in Columbia Park, July 28, 1996, and has received large amounts of international attention. Of intense interest is that the fossil appears to have Caucasian features, despite being labelled an indigenous dweller thought to have lived over 9,000 years ago. The Kennewick find is still a matter of controversy as to who actually has ownership rights. Its discovery was an accident brought about by observers at the annual hydroplane race who spotted the skull whilst the races were on. The current Kennewick Man debate is in regards to the relationship of American Indian religious obligations and the science of archaeology. At presen...
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