Coming Soon! 2852 sq ft condo on Meadow Springs Country Club Golf Course

Coming soon! 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2800 sq ft condo located on the Meadow Springs Country Club golf course.  Backyard backs directly to golf course. Above view picture was taken from the master bedroom deck, below picture was taken from the back patio. If you would like more information about this upcoming listing, please contact Nick or Valerie at (509)845-4570. 

 

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Brand New White Bluffs Home With View, 4 Bed 4 Bath 2 Master! $369,900

Welcome to 1025 Cayuse! This brand new 2373 sq ft home in South Richland’s White Bluffs neighborhood is under construction, built by Ranchland Homes, and scheduled to complete in May 2017. A sleek blend of modern and contemporary design, this home features 4 beds, 4 baths, and 2 master bedrooms!

The stunning kitchen is custom designed with an 8′ island and breakfast bar, quartz countertops, dark stained cherry cabinets & drawers with soft close feature, dual fuel range, stainless steel appliances, 2 glass front cabinets, and a custom diamond shaped full tile backsplash. The kitchen is open to both dining & family rooms with access to covered patio–perfect for gathering or entertaining. 

This house has two master bedrooms! The primary master suite features french doors leading to a balcony with composite decking and a fantastic view of the Tri-Cities. The bathroom has a spa-like feel with dual sinks, walk-in tile shower with stone floor, soaker tub, and tile flooring. Every bedroom has a walk-in closet to ensure ample storage space. 

This home is designed for luxury and efficiency. Many quality design features include Bosch tankless hot water heater, plank flooring, gas fireplace with custom mantle, 5″ baseboards, mudroom cabinets, 2 laundry rooms (one on each level), LED lighting, & gas BBQ stub.

Exterior features include GAF Timberline HD Lifetime roof shingles, Hardi & stone siding, and 3 car garage. The spacious .22 acre lot has a large backyard. Entire lot will be fully landscaped with underground sprinklers, sod, stone, trees, & fence. Buyer can pick exterior paint color if contracted in time.

This home is located in the Richland School DistrictWhite Bluffs Elementary, New Middle School (opening Fall 2017), Richland High School. Buyer to verify. 

Call Nick or Valerie Kunde at (509)845-4570 for an appt to see it today; this could be the house you call home! 

MLS Listing: MLS #220802

Realtor.com: 1025 Cayuse

Location: 1025 Cayuse Google Map

 

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Bright & Beautiful 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Horn Rapids Rambler! $285,000

Welcome to 2859 Copperstone! This bright and beautiful Horn Rapids rambler was just built in 2016. The main living area is bright and open with soaring ceilings, wood wrapped picture windows, laminate wood flooring, and an efficient layout, perfect for gathering or entertaining.

The gorgeous kitchen features custom white cabinets, quartz countertops, full tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, stainless appliances, breakfast bar, large walk-in pantry, and eat-in dining. There is a laundry/mudroom right off the kitchen with extra shelving for storage. 

You’ll love to relax in the luxurious master suite with beautiful tile shower, double sinks, raised quartz countertop, and walk-in closet. 

Additional bedrooms are split from the master. 4th flex room could be office, den, or bedroom, with closet & french doors. Don’t miss the extra thoughtful details including oil rubbed bronze fixtures, 5″ baseboards, picture windows, all quartz countertops, and quality flooring throughout.

Easy maintenance .18 acre corner lot with three car garage, fenced yard, landscaped with curbing & rock, covered patio, and easy access to the golf course, Hanford Site, and by-pass highway. Owner will enjoy amenities such as tennis courts and swimming pool in the neighborhood. Immaculately maintained and move-in ready, this beautiful 1876 sq ft rambler just may be the house you call home! 

Located in the Richland School District: Sacajawea Elementary, Enterprise Middle School, Hanford High School.

Call Nick or Valerie at (509)845-4570 to schedule an appt to see it today! 

MLS Listing: MLS #220792

Realtor.com: 2859 Copperstone

Location: Google Map 2859 Copperstone

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6 Bed 4 Bath N Richland Home with 3 Car Garage & Workshop! $339,900

Welcome to 1839 McMurray! This beautiful North Richland home is conveniently located within walking distance to Jason Lee elementary, Chief Jo Middle School, community pool & tennis club, and park!

There is room for everyone in this 2 story + basement home, with 3827 sq ft, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 living/family/den rooms, a huge kitchen/greatroom, formal and eat-in dining, and bonus room.

The huge kitchen is bright and open with a breakfast bar and large dining area. You’ll love the 10′ deep walk-in pantry with built in shelving. The kitchen was added in a 2003 addition; it’s set up great-room style with an adjacent family room and triple wide sliding doors that open to the covered patio & backyard, perfect for gathering or entertaining! 

Relax in the main level master suite with bathroom and large walk-in closet. A 2nd bedroom and full bathroom is located on the main level as well. The upstairs features a full bathroom between 2 spacious bedrooms. Built into attic gables, they have character, charm, and huge walk-in closets! 

The basement has 2 additional bedrooms with egress windows, a den/family room, a bonus room (no windows), 2 storage rooms, and a bathroom. 

Many desirable amenities including brick fireplace, floor-to-ceiling picture windows, and built-in bookcases. There is storage everywhere–3 of the bedrooms have large walk-in closets, and there are extra storage closets on every level. If you’re looking for a home with a craft, music, game, hobby, or play room, look no further–you’ll find the space here with so many flexible rooms. Updates include an addition in 2003 with newer roof and heat pump just prior. The entire interior was freshly painted last week, and the exterior painted in 2015.

The home is located on a spacious .32 acre lot with a fenced backyard, covered patio, trees, and raised garden beds. The 3 car garage has an extended area (about the size of a 4th car garage) that has been built into a workshop and mudroom. The side yard features extra paved driveway parking. Fantastic North Richland location near by-pass highway. Located in the Richland School District: Jason Lee Elementary, Chief Jo Middle School, Richland High School. 

Call Nick or Valerie (509)845-4570 to schedule an appt to see it today; this could be the house you call home!

MLS Listing: MLS #220786

Realtor.com: 1839 McMurray Realtor

Location: 1839 McMurray Google Map

 

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Under Contract! Stunning Custom Built Willowbrook Home $464,900

Weclome to 201 Center Blvd! Just listed for sale, this luxurious Willowbrook home in South Richland has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and room for all with 5218 total sq ft! 

The home was built with quality and style, with designer touches throughout including wainscotting, crown molding, coffered ceilings, art niches, custom drapery, picture windows, office with french doors, formal living & dining rooms, and two fireplaces. 

The spacious kitchen features granite countertops, large island with breakfast bar, two sinks (one in the island), gas stovetop, pantry, stainless hood & appliances. 

The kitchen is open to the breakfast nook, family room, & deck access with panoramic view–perfect for entertaining or gathering.

Relax in the luxurious main level master with a corner soaker tub, double sinks, separate vanity area, large tile & glass shower, and walk-in closet. Master also has deck access through french doors.

There are four additional bedrooms upstairs, including one with a window seat and one with a walk-in closet and a personal balcony with glass doors. The hallway bath is well designed in two sections with separate tub and shower, and long granite countertop with vanity. 

In the daylight basement you’ll find a huge 2nd family/rec room with wet bar (cabinets/refrigerator/sink), a large projection screen, and walk-out patio access. Approximately 4665 sq ft is finished, leaving 

Also located in the basement is a large unfinished storage room for all your storage needs. Plenty of space for tools & toys with a 3 car garage plus a basement shop with backyard access via french doors under the deck. Relax in the fully landscaped backyard with curbing, rock, trees, UGS, cement patio, raised garden beds, and composite deck with iron railings. 

Fantastic location within walking distance to nature trails in Amon Basin Wildlife Preserve & Claybell Park. Located in the Kennewick school district:  Kamiakin High, Desert Hills MS, Cottonwood Elementary.

Call Nick or Valerie Kunde at (509)845-4570 to schedule an appt to see it today–this may be the house you call home!

MLS #219718:  201 Center MLS

Realtor.com:  201 Center Realtor

Google Map:  201 Center Blvd Location

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Real Estate Market Statistics for Tri-Cities, WA

There are some very interesting market trends we’d like to share for the Tri-Cities, as we move from 2016 into 2017. 

The graph above shows the # of homes sold on the MLS over the past decade. The housing market is booming in the Tri-Cities! Although you may not see many signs for sale and there are not a lot of homes available to buy, more homes have sold this past year than in any other year. The numbers include only single-family non-manufactured residential homes within the Tri-Cities. 

The next graph depicts the median house price in the Tri-Cities. The median price in this area tends to raise slowly over time, but 2016 shows a dramatic increase of $24,000 for the median home sale in the Tri-Cities. The median list price rose from $214,900 to $235,000 in 2016. The median sold price rose from $210,800 to $234,000 in 2016. Note that there is only a $1000 difference between median list price and median sold price. This is great news for sellers–your home may be worth far more than you expect in today’s market, and buyers are making full-price offers!

The lack of inventory has resulted in higher prices and an increased demand. Buyers aren’t waiting to put offers on homes in this market. In the most demanding price ranges ($150,000-250,000) we joke with buyers that “if you have to sleep on it, you probably won’t sleep in it.” The median number of days-on-market has dropped to just 12, and for every house that sits 24 days on the market, there is one selling the first day! Many homes in the high-demand price ranges are selling the first day on market. 

The final graph shows how many homes have sold in each price range. Although the median price is rising, sales remain slower in the higher price ranges, with sales dropping as price increases–capping in the $1,000,000 range. Keep in mind that these numbers represent only homes listed on the MLS, there are additional homes sold by owner or custom built that are not reflected in the charts. 

How do these numbers affect you? If you’re in the market to sell, there has never been a better time to maximize profit. Many homes are worth about $23,000 more than they were 1 year ago. Buyers should be up to date on current price expectations, completely pre-approved for a mortgage, and prepared to write up an offer. Interest rates are low but rising, so it’s still a great time to buy when the right home hits the market.

Please contact Nick or Valerie Kunde at (509)845-4570 if you’re preparing to buy or sell. We’d be happy to analyze the numbers for your specific neighborhood and help you become a better informed buyer or seller!

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SOLD! 4 Bedroom Willowbrook Home in South Richland! $264,900

Welcome to 109 Dusky Court! This home just came on the market in a fantastic location on quiet cul-de-sac in Willowbrook subdivision in South Richland. The home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2124 sq ft, & 3 car garage.

You’ll love the beautiful and bright open entryway with charming rounded windows and vaulted ceilings, open to living and dining rooms.

The kitchen was updated in 2014 with tile backsplash, large walk-in pantry, stainless appliances, and breakfast bar. The kitchen is open to the family room, complete with fireplace and extra-long sliding glass door access to backyard patio.

Main level bedroom has adjacent bathroom, perfect for 4th bedroom, guest room, or office. Spacious laundry room with utility sink and shelving is also located on main level.  

Upstairs master suite features deck access with view, large walk-in closet, separate dual sink/vanities, large soaker tub, and separate shower. There are 2 additional upstairs bedrooms (including one with an oversized walk-in closet) and a full size bathroom with tub/shower combo.

The home has been updated with a brand new HVAC system in 2016. Don’t miss the extras–3 car garage, extra parking, fenced yard, view of Badger Mtn, and located within walking distance to nearby wildlife refuge and nature trails.

Located in the Richland School District:  Orchard Hills Elementary, Carmichael Middle School and Richland High School (buyer to verify).

This is a great neighborhood and the home has tons of potential, although it needs a little TLC and new carpet. Call Nick or Valerie at (509)845-4570 to see it today because this could be the house you call home!

MLS Listing #219498: MLS Listing 109 Dusky Ct

Realtor.com Listing:  109 Dusky Ct Realtor

Google Map:  Location 109 Dusky Ct

Zillow:  109 Dusky Ct Zillow

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New Homes Currently Building in Willowbrook

The new lots behind Willowbrook are now open for reservation. As much as we hate to see this natural habitat area developed, we’re hoping to get like-minded conservationists into the neighborhood, who will help protect the wildlife refuge that is directly adjacent!

We met up with the builder’s agent today so we have current information on pricing and lots. The builder DOES pay buyer’s agents, so if you’d like help navigating the building process with someone who is representing your interests, it’s free for you to have us represent you. We can help you reserve a lot and navigate the building process.

This subdivision backs up to Amon Basin wildlife preserve, so hiking trails and beaver ponds are right out your back door. 

Please call Nick or Valerie (509)845-4570 or (509) 528-1366 if you’d like pricing and floorplan info. Plans range from the $300,000’s to $400,000’s including lot price. A lot reservation is $5000 and building is expected to begin in April. 

 

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Music video featuring Richland, WA

The city of Richland recently released a video highlighting the perks of living in Richland, WA: Where the Cool People Go. They’ve included several Top 10 lists where our city has scored well, including a shoutout to our local real estate investment market. We love the video and since we’re still surrounded by snow, it made us homesick for summer sunshine and the Columbia River! 

The video highlights Richland in the following lists:

  • Top 10 “Best place to raise a family,” -Kiplinger.com
  • #2 “Best city on the rise,” -Estately List
  • Top 10 “Best place for real estate investment,” -Nerd Wallet
  • Top 10 “Best place to live,” -Movoto.com

Give Nick or Valerie a call at (509)528-1366 if you’d like to explore our area–we’d love to take you on a real estate tour of the Tri-Cities and the Columbia River! 

 

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Merry Christmas 2016 and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We began this journey in 2010 with a leap of faith, a hard work ethic, solid educational & skill foundations, a passion for real estate, and a serious pledge to take care of our customers. Each year our business has grown as we’ve helped more clients buy, sell, or build, and 2016 was no exception. We’ve worked hard to help our buyers navigate a fast-paced seller’s market, invested in targeted advertising for sellers, and improved our skills with continuing education (including Nick who earned his Managing Broker license)!

Thank you to the team of professionals who work alongside us to make this job possible–loan officers, title companies, closing agents, inspectors, appraisers, builders, other Realtors, and our locally owned brokerage. Last but not least, a huge thank you to the buyers and sellers we’ve had the privilege to represent, and to the many friends & neighbors who’ve given referrals–we couldn’t do this without you! 

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