Pullman, WA Real Estate News

By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
As I specialize with buyers who are relocating to our great community. I get asked about some things to do when visiting Pullman. Living in the beautiful Palouse has it’s own charm.  We are located in the rolling hills of fertile farm land known for wheat, barley, lentils and dry pea fields.  As a result, we have many outdoor recreational opportunities.  Here is a list of 7 of the many you might want to consider.1.  The Bill Chipman Trail.  This trail is a seven mile paved pathway between Pullman Washington and Moscow Idaho that runs parallel with Highway 270.  It is a favorite for walking, biking and skating.  2.  Kamiak Butte County Park.  This is one of my personal favorites, especially if you are new to the area.  It rises 3641 feet and provides 3 and one-half miles of trails.  From...
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By Paul Duffau, Caring for People, Educating about Homes
(Safe@Home Inspections, LLC in SE Washington)
Maybe it is just me but does it strike anybody else as odd that so many sellers shot themselves in the foot after they get an accepted offer?I can't count the number of times I've had buyers suddenly start questioning their decision when the seller leaves the home thrashed after it was immaculate for the showing.Or sellers that have an offer and refuse to accept an inspection time for the buyers - I had one last week that moved four times because nothing pleased the seller. I finally asked the agent if they really wanted to sell the house because the buyer was getting incredibly aggravated over the whole thing.Anybody else have a pet peeve like this?Paul Duffau WA Lic #215Asotin WA                 
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
If you are looking for a Pullman Investment property, this Tri-Plex conveniently located on Pioneer Hill with walking distance to downtown Pullman and Washington State University is one you will want to see!  Off Street Parking.  Total Rents:  1995.00  Extensive remodeling. 2 Bedroom 1 Bath with Kitchen & Bath Remodeled2 Bedroom 1 Bath with Fireplace, Remodeled Bathroom, Walk In Closet, W/D  1 Bedroom 1 Bath
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
Bedrooms: 4Baths: 3Year Built: 2010Square Footage:  4820 Price: 589,000 Acreage:  Approximately 2.5 Acres Incredible Views of Kamiak ButteAmazing Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen! Incredible country living with a view of Kamiak Butte just minutes From Pullman! This New 4 bedroom 3 bath home on approximately 2.5 acres with open floor plan has incredible sweeping views of the Palouse. You will love the 2 story vaulted living room with a stone fireplace and an additional 600 square foot loft! The oval shaped gourmet kitchen with granite counters, glass block back splash and kitchen island with second sink, and over sized side by side stainless steel fridge and freezer is a cook's delight. Spacious dining area off of the kitchen is great for entertaining even the largest of crowds and c...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
Want to get that buyer to come and see your home for sale in Pullman Washington?  You need great curb appeal!  After pictures on the Internet, it is your buyer’s first impression!   Here are 10 low cost things you can do to boost your curb appeal!1.  Pay attention to your front door.  If your door needs a fresh coat of paint or a good cleaning, this is number one on your to do list.  And don’t forget to polish that door hardware.  And for heavens sake, if the latch isn’t working properly, change it out so your buyer can get IN the home. 2.  Clean up your entry way.  Make sure your entry way is free of cobwebs, leaves etc.  And again, if you are needing to stain or paint the porch now is the time to get it done!  And don’t forget a fresh welcome mat.  Also, make sure your address numbers...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
As we close the Pullman Real Estate Market for the end of December 2011 I thought it might be helpful to look at the year in review.  It is also a great way to begin to prep for our upcoming market in 2012 as well as it gives a look at where we have been and a better feeling for where we might be in the upcoming real estate market in Pullman.I have included Pullman Washington single family homes, condos and townhouses for the purposes of this market report.As of December 31, 2011 we have Sold 173 Homes, with 14 still Pending and 90 Active Homes. The pending sales at this time are all single family homes with an average days on market of 152.  Homes that have gone pending have been in listing price  range from 100,000 - 439,000 range. With Sold homes, we do have the feel for the selling ...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
Wishing you and yours a very wonderful New Year from Sophia and her very proud Nana!  I thought I would start off the New Year with my favorite picture of her!     As we make our New Year one of resolutions, dreams and promises for the upcoming year let's keep our eyes filled with the hope, joy and laughter that little ones bring, and let their joy fill our hearts with childlike wonder!
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Pullman is literally surrounded by the most amazing community parks. These parks are located in town, in neighborhoods and close to where you want to be. Although Pullman has over 14 parks, these are some of the largest. Whether you are uptown or downtown there is sure to be a park close by. MILITARY HILL PARK Bring your dog and take a slow stroll along the many trails including an exercise trail in Military park.  Military Park is located on the corner of Hall Street and Larry Street and shares it's property with the Pullman High School. This park is full of tennis courts, soccer fields, basketball courts, picnic areas and more. You are welcome to bring your BBQ but there are also BBQ pits and grills provided as well as covered picnic areas. One of the favorite attractions of Military ...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
Our power here in Pullman Washington just went out for a few minutes both at my house and one of my listings across town.  The power is now back up thank goodness and temperatures are mild so I suspect there will be no concerns, but it does bring to mind the importance of good neighbors and how we must watch out for each other.Regardless of whether you have your home on the market or planning on a trip out of town, you need to leave a key with a trusted neighbor.  That way if the power does go out, you have someone who can easily check on your home for you.  As a Realtor®, I check pretty regularly on my listings.  But I often don’t know when the power goes out in another part of town.  That is where a neighbor is tremendously helpful.  Besides, in adverse conditions, they can probably g...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
Our corner of Washington state here in Pullman is about to get its first fall snow!   Many of our leaves are still on the trees, but with a wind advisory this afternoon, I suspect they will be blowing right off the trees! And colder temperatures and precipication means one thing...SNOW! I thought I would take a moment today to provide my clients, both new homeowners and sellers, with a 5  tips today.1.  If you haven’t done so, make sure your hoses are disconnected and put away.2.  Clean your gutters.  It is important to have clean gutters for water to move down your gutter system and away from the house.   Overflowing gutters leads to lots of problems from water in your basement to ice dams during freezing temperatures.  So although you might have done this you might need to double che...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
With the temperatures dropping in Pullman, I thought I would provide a few cold weather showing tips for sellers.  Showings will most likely decrease as the the temperatures decrease and we get closer to Thanksgiving as well.1.  Leave your porch light on.  It is about 4:00 right now and with the recent time change, we are getting darker and darker earlier and earlier. Agents and your buyers might view your home late in the afternoon.  A front porch light says “welcome and spend some time in the home!”2.  Make sure your thermostat is turned up to a comfortable temperature.  Cold homes feel...well...just that cold.  That warm inviting feeling is absent.3.  Leave interior lights going.  It will add to that warm inviting feeling. Let your buyer envision themselves coming home to a cozy, wel...
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By Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR
(COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON)
Are you currently selling a home?  Is the weather in your area becoming colder by the day?  Well, there are things you need to know to have your home ready for the winter months that are quickly coming upon us.1.  Keep your the thermostat set at a temperature of at least 62 degrees.  When it is ice cold in the house, it is ice cold in the eyes of the potential buyer.  There have been many times when buyers have asked to leave because the house was too cold to preview.2.  Make sure the landscaping has been set for winter.  If possible, make sure the front and back yard is cleaned up.  Although there won't be bright flowers to add curb appeal, a clean, well kept yard draws the buyer to come inside and take a look.3.  Make sure cobwebs and bugs are swept up and gone.  Having bug remnants a...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
    By: Lori Cofer, Realtor:  Moving To Pullman WA   As a Realtor who has lived in Pullman Washington for many years now, I often get calls from clients who are relocating to Pullman.  Many of course, have questions about our housing market here in Pullman compared to other parts of our country. And I am always happy not only to answer their questions, but also to provide a tour of our town. I also find myself getting calls about the City of Pullman in general.  And I enjoy being that first connection to our great community.  I liken myself to the Internet version of the old fashioned welcoming wagon.   I enjoy helping folks find places to eat, places to play, and even buy a new pair of shoes in a hurry when necessary. I know if I had to relocate from Pullman to a new town, it would be ...
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By Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR
(COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON)
The lights are out!  Another HALLOWEEN in the book.  It's quiet once again in Pullman, WA, but it wasn't long ago that that groups of children walked along each other, stopping at each door in the hopes of receiving a treat when they knocked on the door.  Little witches, strong firemen, scary scarecrows and sweet princessess came to the doors in our neighborhood.  At my home a cute 50's girl smiled as I took her pictures.  She had her poodle skirt one, a red scarf in her hair and cat eyes glasses to finish the look.  It is now quiet in my home as she is fast asleep, worn out after a couple of hours of "Trick or Treating".  I just checked in on her.  She is fast asleep, her candy in a large bowl on the kitchen counter, and a sweet smile on her face.  Happy Halloween to all!  I hope it wa...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
This great townhouse has SOLD! Congratulations to my sellers! And a big welcome to the new owners! We have wonderful other properties for sale! Feel free to use my property search!  
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
Fall is here and beautiful in Pullman Washington.  The leaves are putting on their spectacular final show before dropping.  And temperatures are dropping as well. By Monday it the weather forecast is that we might drop down to a chilly 33 degrees.  So, I wanted to remind my buyers who are now new homeowners,  if you haven’t yet had your sprinkler system blown out and winterized, now is the time to get it scheduled!  And if you are one of sellers who have your home on the market, it is a great idea not only to get the sprinkler system winterized, but keep your receipt handy so your new buyer knows you took care of it.And just a quick reminder, don’t back up those moving vans on the lawn.  It may make loading your truck easier, but it sure can cause a lot of expensive damage to the sprink...
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By Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR
(COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON)
I love this time of year.  Fall to me is the best season with the radiant colors, the crisp mornings and the warm afternoons when the sun shines brightly.  I took this picture from my deck looking out onto my backyard.  The bright colors in contrast with the golden fields made me smile and remember why this is the best time of the year in Pullman WA.
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
As we draw near an end to the 3rd Quarter of Pullman Real Estate Sales, I thought it would be a great time to look at some statistics on our Real Estate Market here in Pullman Washington.       As of September 16, 2011 we have 130 Active Homes on the Market, which includes single family homes, condos, townhouses and manufactured homes.  We have 26 Homes Pending Closing.  And we have Sold 161 Homes this year.  Interestingly, this compares very closely with the same time in both 2010 and 2009.                         Of those homes Sold, 88 of those are in the up to 200,000 price point.  67 Homes have Sold in the 200,000 to 400,000 Range, and only 6 in the above 400,000 range.             I have chosen to break down the days on market as well but by neighborhood, or in our case by hills. ...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
I have been busy preparing for our Real Estate Beasley Realty Home Sweet Home Buyers and Sellers Workshop here in Pullman on Saturday at Gladdish 10-5. I will be presenting on tips for getting your home ready for Spring Market.  I am firm believer that if you are already have your home on the market, to keep it on the market during the fall and winter months.  There may be less buyers looking, but those that are looking are serious buyers! For those of you considering putting your house on the market for next year, I will be presenting some tips on what you can do in preparation. Here are just a few of the many tips I will be sharing. 1.  Plant Bulbs Now!  Our weather in the early spring can get quite cold at nights, so annuals have to typically wait to go out till mid May.  Bulbs will ...
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By Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
(Beasley Realty)
It is beautiful here in Pullman Washington, but the night time temperatures are beginning to drop a bit.  I know last night we dipped into the 40's and I believe last week into the 30's.  Most of my listings this year have SOLD, or we have temporary month to month tenants in them. But it is important to keep in mind the cooler weather is just around the corner. This is the time to have your furnace checked to make sure it is running in tip top order.  A well maintained furnace will last longer and run more efficiently, thus saving you money.  And don't forget to have plenty of filters on hand.  They do need to be changed regularly.  In fact, for those listings of mine that have tenants, I often encourage them to provide them for their tenant and send reminders to change them monthly wh...
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