Wenatchee, WA Real Estate News

By Kevin Nelson, MLO-121548
(Mortgage Advisory Group CL-36130)
•1.           DON'T APPLY FOR NEW CREDIT OF ANY KIND.  Including those "You have been pre-approved" credit card invitations that you receive in the mail.  Every time that you have your credit pulled by a potential creditor or lender, you lose points from your credit score immediately.  Depending on the elements in your current credit report, you could lose anywhere from 2-50 points for one hard inquiry.•2.           DON'T PAY OFF COLLECTIONS OR CHARGE OFFS during the loan process.  Paying collections will decrease the credit score immediately due to the date of last activity becoming recent.  If you want to pay off old accounts, do it through escrow, and make sure that 1) you validate that the debt is yours, and 2) that the creditor agrees to give you a letter of deletion.•3.           ...
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By Erin Davidson
(The Davidson Team - Premier One Properties)
In the following article from Wenatchee World writer Michelle McNiel on 2/4/07, we learned about how the Sunnyslope area has some serious growth plans now and over the next two decades. The Davidson Team absolutely loves this area as is, but what an investment opportunity for the future!Also, be sure to check out the Draft Sunnyslop Subarea Plan: Challenge, Change and Contexthttp://wenatcheeworld.com/pdfs/020207/draft_plan.pdfPlan lays groundwork for a new Sunnyslope: Area likely to absorb much of Wenatchee's growth over next two decadeshttp://wenatcheeworld.com/sub/story.php?id=1170530911-980-821By Michelle McNiel World staff writerWENATCHEE -- A plan for redeveloping Sunnyslope to take in much of Wenatchee's population growth in the next 20 years could give a whole new look to the cit...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
 There were a lot of new roofs in Wenatchee after this storm.This post was originally published on January 8, 2007.  Since I retired from active listing and selling and property management in 2011, I decided I need to remove old contact links and remove links to old websites and blogs.Also, please keep in mind that I am no longer licensed and cannot be your real estate advocate.  However, if you are looking to buy or sell a home or investment property in Wenatchee and don't know who to call, let me know.  I can make some recommendations of highly qualified agents for you to interview and hire based on your specific needs. They can give you all the current news, info and trends in the local real estate market. I get no financial compensation for these recommendations. I just want you to ...
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By Erin Davidson
(The Davidson Team - Premier One Properties)
CNNMoney.com published the following market forcast for Wenatchee (June 2006-2007), using data from Fiserv CSW and Moody's Economy.com:http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/moneymag_realestate/snapshots/359.htmlYet again we were delighted to see validation for another strong year in Wenatchee, with a market forcast of 16.7%! Not only was Wenatchee Washington's hottest real estate market for 2006, but also #5 nationwide (http://www.wenworld.com/sub/story.php?id=1165087223-886-270). As much of the nation is realizing a trend toward normalization, Wenatchee looks to provide a huge opportunity for Wenatchee are home buyers and sellers...and let's not forget about real estate investors in other parts of Washington and from other states all together.In fact, because of The Davidson Team's g...
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By Erin Davidson
(The Davidson Team - Premier One Properties)
Our home prices among fastest growing in U.S.: Wenatchee ranks in top five The Wenatchee World OnlineSunday, December 3, 2006http://www.wenworld.com/sub/story.php?id=1165087223-886-270 City on pace for low crime rate The Wenatchee World OnlineFriday, December 1, 2006http://www.wenworld.com/sub/story.php?id=1165000861-567-360
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
On a challenge from Chris Griffith from Bonita Springs, Florida here's my post on why it is a good time to buy real estate in Wenatchee, Washington. What are the primary reasons for buying real estate in this central Washington location?    * Inexpensive power (Chelan & Douglas, among 3 least expensive counties in the entire nation)  * Dry desert air.      * 300 days of sunshine  * Recreational opportunities galore   * Best apples in the world!  * Named 2006 Safest City in Washington State  * Unemployment at 16-year low (3.5%)         The pictures above are, from left to right: The Federal building, with Post Office,  Wenatchee Police Station, then two wonderful samples of our "Art on the Avenues" display of dozens of statues scattered around town.  We even have an authentic civil war c...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
 I'm pleased to announce the addition of two new assistants to enhance my Wenatchee real estate business.   Perci Owens, left, and Shelley Granger have both lived in Wenatchee for quite some time and are fun, smart, personable and care about doing a great job for our clients.  As we get our team organized, I will provide  contact information for Shelley & Perci... and I'll get a better picture posted too!I've been so overwhelmed with business lately, burning the midnight oil has been the rule rather than the exception.  Max, remember me?  I'm your wife!   Having landed two significant investment group accounts this year, it's time to bring in the Cavalry. Welcome to Shelley and Perci.  I'm working on coming up with a "team" name.  Any ideas? For current Wenatchee real estate news, info ...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
    Yahoo! officials cut the ribbon on their new facility in the Wenatchee Technology Center last  Thursday.  An article in the Wenatchee World  newspaper details the ceremony and why Yahoo! added Wenatchee, Washington in the mix as a key location for their business.  What were the primary reasons for the internet giant selecting this central Washington location?    * Inexpensive power   * Fibre Optics   * Dry desert air.  Other reasons to come to Wenatchee:  * 300 days of sunshine  * Recreational opportunities galore  * Best apples in the world!The market dynamics in Wenatchee clearly indicate a continuation of the strong market for real estate, with forecast appreciation at 16% for the next 12 months .  We have a strong and diverse economy with the following major employers, not in an...
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