Spokane, WA Real Estate News

By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
  The Seattle Seahawks are tearing up the gridiron as they move rapidly toward contending in the Super Bowl!  Every Seahawks fan is aware of the outstanding talent of the team’s players, yet let’s give the credit that is due to the Seahawk’s Head Coach and EVP Pete Carroll. This team’s leader and his success strategies are highly regarded on and off the football field. Pete Carroll has impressed football fans, coaches and leaders with his powerful strategies and philosophical approach to football and life. So, you ask, how will the Seahawk’s winning strategies help me to sell my home? At The Five Star Spokane Real Estate Team, we apply these strategies to helping you sell your home faster and for more money than market average!   1. Aspire to Peak Performance …. In Pete Carroll’s book,...
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By BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate
(RE/MAX of Spokane)
Spokane WA 2014 Real Estate Re-Cap 2014 proved to be a healthy overall market in Spokane WA. Closed sales ( overall number of closed transactions ) were up 5.6% over 2013. The average home price was up 2% overall from 182,595 in 2013 to 186,275 in 2014. The median home price was also up 2%. INVENORY ( Overall number of homes for sale ) was DOWN 11% for 2014- and still is to date, making it a great time to list your home for sale. Distressed Sales ( Foreclosures and Short Sales ) were down - accounting for 16.7% of closings, compared to 18.8% in 2013. These numbers - provided by the Spokane Association of Realtors reflect home sales in Spokane Wa of Residential properties on less than one acre It is both a seller market due to lower inventory, and a buyers market because of the mind bogg...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
  Home for Sale in Gilbert - Gilbert Home for Sale 3940 E SIMPSON RD $275,000 GILBERT AZ 85297 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 2 CAR PARKING | 1926 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5215080 Home for Sale in Gilbert - Gilbert Home for Sale 3 full bedrooms plus an office. All Tile. Put your clothes in the closet, all the work is done. Beautiful resort style backyard-Saltwater, pebbletec heated Pool and Spa with Water Fall all controlled by a Remote! Cool Deck walk way. Built-in desk and cabinetry in the office. All appliances included, Stainless Refrigerator, smooth top range Newer Wash & Dry. Built-in Hutch in the formal dining. Easily a $300K home for $275K Upgrades too numerous to list. $45K in backyard alone. RV Gate, Sun Screens, Ceiling Fans, Whole house Water Softener, Solar Tubes for extra light. Wi...
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By BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate
(RE/MAX of Spokane)
My daughter, Meghan Long, has the immense privelege of being her school's 2015 Lilac Festival Representative! 14 lovely seniors from high schools in Spokane WA. Will be participating in the 2015 Lilac coronation, where 6 Princess and one Queen will be crowned. The 14 finalist are referred to as the " FAB 14 " and have been doing all kinds of wonderful activities and community service. The Lilac Foundation is an intrical part of the fabric of our great city, known as " The Lilac City" . Tickets for this years coronation can be bought at the website www.spokanelilacfestival.org  where you can learn about the many facets of this outstanding organization! Best wishes to all of the FAB 14 !           
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By BethAnn Long, Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate
(RE/MAX of Spokane)
Spokane WA was named the 2014 Outstanding Running Community by the Road Runner's club of America. Spokane, my home town- a place I love to live, play and work- also hosts one of the largest foot races in the world- Bloomsday ( www.bloomsday.org ) where over 50,000 runners take to the street annually. We are known for 4 distinct seasons, plenty of sunshine, amazing outdoor life, good shopping, and a far more stable than most Real Estate Market! With the ever increasing emphasis on fitness and health- this is just one more reason to consider relocating to Spokane Wa.  If you are looking for a great place to call home, consider Spokane ! This is just one of many great things about our amazing city!  
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By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
Questions about Reverse Mortgages from Spokane senior homeowners    Recently I hosted an opportunity for Spokane retirees, baby boomers and senior homeowners to learn about Reverse Mortgages at the Shadle Library. The library is a quiet, neutral location that is convenient for meetings, seminars and classes. The following are questions and answers about reverse mortgages from that event.     Q:  How much money can I receive from a reverse mortgage on my home?       The amount you can borrow depends on your age, the current interest rate, and the appraised value of your home.  First, of course,  any existing mortgages are paid in full before distribution.  Currently the FHA reverse mortgage caps the appraised value at $625,500 for homes in Spokane WA and across the nation. Keep in mind, ...
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By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Spokane Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Five Star Spokane Group Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty 509-323-5555 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 201426150   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 3123 W Indian Trail Spokane, WA  Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   This great north side brick duplex comes with rental income of $2145/month, over 5,188 sq ft, 2,594 per unit. New carpet and paint, newer roof, central air, gas efficient furnaces. Updated ...
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By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Spokane Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Five Star Spokane Group Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty 509-323-5555 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 201427252   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 172 S Coeur d'Alene St Spokane, WA  Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Spectacular views! This top floor 2 bed/2 bath condo boasts sweeping views of the Spokane River and mountains north. Secure, private gated community. Updated bathrooms. Don't miss this o...
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By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Spokane Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Five Star Spokane Group Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty 509-323-5555 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 201426666   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 1529 W Forest Hills Ct Spokane, WA Just Listed    Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Beautiful home in the pines near the Spokane Country Club. Outside is very cool looking stained Hardi-plank siding, 3 car garage and an oversized corner lot. Inside include...
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By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
Reverse Mortgage Seminar at Shadle Library, Spokane WA November 15th    Are you interested in learning how to make your retirement dollars go farther?  No longer is a Reverse Mortgage considered a loan to save desperate retirees. It is a financial strategy.   Learn more from Spokane's Reverse Mortgage Specialist the benefits which may help you enjoy retirement with more money in your pocket.   Saturday, November 15th 1:00 PM  -- Walk-ins welcome Shadle Library  2111 W Wellesley Spokane  WA Presenter:  Jack Tenold, Reverse Mortgage Specialist    The program is approximately 45 minutes and you are invited to ask questions. Bring a friend or neighbor.  Admission is free. Nothing will be sold and your time well spent.     Guidelines are changing soon so it is a good time to learn more about...
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By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
Reverse Mortgage & Required Counseling Counseling, in person or over the phone, is a mandatory step for reverse mortgage applicants. The purpose of third party counseling is for consumer protection as well as to provide additional information and to answer questions.  Counseling may be scheduled either before or after talking to a reverse mortgage specialist and typically lasts about one hour.   To locate an FHA counselor, click here  ⇒  HECM Counseling Agencies. Shop around a bit and make a few phone calls, because sometimes counseling is offered for free or at a very low cost to you. Typically, when free counseling is available, it is because an agency is the recipient of a grant, and it offers free counseling until the funds run out.   All you have to say is "I would like to schedule...
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By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Spokane Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Five Star Spokane Group Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty 509-323-5555 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 201426150   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 3123 W Indian Trail Spokane, WA Just Listed    Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   This great north side brick duplex comes with rental income of $2145/month, over 5,188 sq ft, 2,594 per unit. New carpet and paint, newer roof, central air, gas efficient furn...
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By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Spokane Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Five Star Spokane Group Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty 509-323-5555 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 201425984   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 3524 W Vel View Spokane, WA Just Listed    Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Extremely Well Kept, One Owner Rancher on 1.75 Acres located on Five Mile Prairie. High Quality Craftsmanship and Materials Evident Throughout. Home Located on Private Lane w/ Cou...
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By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
SPOKANE, Wash.  Homes for Heroes kicked off in Spokane Thursday, giving local heroes – military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement, teacher and health workers – the opportunity to get discounts when buying and selling homes. The program gives back 25 percent of the realtor's commission to the heroes as a way of saying thank you to them. Red Door Real Estate and Heritage Home Loans have teamed up to bring Homes for Heroes to Spokane. The program not only offers 25-percent of the realtor's commission back to the hero, it also offers numerous discounts for closing fees and lender fees. Homes for Heroes promises no forms, no red tape, no fine print, no hidden fees and no catches, just a simple way to say thank you who are heroes in the community. “If there is anybody that we really wa...
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By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
Reverse Mortgage & Certificate of Occupancy On the anniversary of your reverse mortgage close date, you will receive a letter from your lender which must be signed and returned.   The "Annual Occupancy Certificate" is very, very important to your Lender and the FHA  They want to know that you are residing in your home.  After all, their only collateral is your home. therefore, you are required to certify that such is true.   It is all very simple: sign, date and return.      Guidelines require that you live in the property as your primary residence, maintain it, pay taxes and insurance and pay HOA dues (if applicable) just as you would with any home loan. There is no devil in the details regarding Reverse Mortgages. Reverse Mortgage loans continue to grow in popularity because they prod...
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By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Spokane Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Five Star Spokane Group Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty 509-323-5555 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 201425317   Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 1023 E 43rd Spokane, WA Just Listed    Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Fabulous remodeled South Hill rancher near Manito Country Club with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! Gleaming hardwood floors, charming French doors and fireplace in spacious living room. ...
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By Cindy Carrigan, Spokane WA Referral-Based Real Estate Team!
(Five Star Spokane Group, Keller Williams Realty)
Sign up at www.SpokaneForeclosureTours.com!        
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By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
Wordless Wednesday:  The harvest.     This summer's weather was perfect for gardening in Eastern Washington.  We are now enjoying the fruits of our labors. Beef Master tomato plants ordered from our local Northwest Seed & Pet Store is where all of this began.    
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By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
New home show Spokane WA Sept 25-27 & Oct 2-4 31 new homes are open for viewing in the 2015 Fall Festival of homes in Spokane WA.   Area builders have been working hard to put the final touches on their entries into the Spokane Home Builders Association home show.  Maps and builder information can be viewed at: www.spokanefestivalofhomes.com   Hours:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PMNo charge for admission.  Yep! FREE! Whether or not you are in the market for a new home, you might enjoy seeing what is "new" in home design, home furnishings, and landscaping as well as appreciate the craftsmanship of Spokane's finest home builders. Host sites for the 2015 Fall Festival of Homes include Eagle Ridge (South), Elk Ridge Heights (Spokane Valley) and Ponderosa Ridge (North).    are my specialty.  Get pre-qu...
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By Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages
(Jack Tenold LLC)
Reverse Mortgage Seminar in Spokane Valley September 27th (this Saturday).    Are you interested in learning how to make your retirement dollars go farther?  No longer is a Reverse Mortgage considered a loan to save desperate retirees.  It is a financial strategy.  Will you outlive your savings?  Find out for yourself from Spokane's Reverse Mortgage Specialist the benefits which may help you enjoy retirement with more money in your pocket.   Saturday, September 27th  10:30 AM -- Walk-ins welcome Spokane Valley Library - 12004 E Main Spokane Valley WA     The program lasts approximately 45 minutes and you are invited to ask questions.  Admission is free.    Guidelines are changing soon so it is a good time to learn more about the home loan that is available to seniors age 62 and older.  ...
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