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. If we were selling our own home we could list it for $25,000 more than we could’ve 6 months ago. Buyers should be up to date on current pricing, 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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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 Reserve

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. 

These lots will go fast, 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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Under Contract! 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Burbank Home $129,900

Welcome to 83 Reinken Blvd in Burbank, WA.  This is an impeccably maintained and move-in ready 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2100 sq ft manufactured home with detached shop/garage on .3 acres.

Inside you’ll find a beautiful kitchen with a pantry, white cabinets, and plenty of storage & counter space. The dining room with wet bar would be great for entertaining. A newer addition adds a family room and spare bedroom.

The exterior features a large covered patio, shade trees, timed UGS, and concrete curbing–perfect for backyard barbecues.

Located in the Columbia School District:  Columbia Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

MLS Listing:  83 Reinken MLS Listing

Google Map:  83 Reinken Location

Relator.com listing:  83 Reinken Realtor

Many updates and extras including new vinyl windows, new water softener, propane stove, fence, 2 sheds plus 2 car garage/shop, and large driveway with extra parking. Call Nick or Valerie at (509)845-4570 today for a showing–this could be the house you call home!

 

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Thank you for helping us achieve 90% repeat and referral business!

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November is the month of Thanksgiving! We’d like to thank each of our clients for trusting us with their home–the most important sale or purchase they will make. We are especially grateful for friends and clients who have recommended us to their family and friends. Almost 90% of our clients are repeat and referral customers. This has allowed us to focus our efforts on exceptional service and personal involvement though every step of the transaction.

The picture above (courtesy of Zillow) maps our residential sales in the Tri-Cities. We are excited to see our satisfied customer base grow so quickly without extensive advertising. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our business!

  • We’ve sold homes in every area of the Tri-Cities, including Benton City, Finley, and Burbank.
  • We’ve sold over $25 million worth of real estate.
  • Year-to-date for 2016 we’ve sold (or have under contract) 27 homes.
  • No transaction is too small or large–we’ve helped clients buy, sell, or build from as low as $25,000 for a lot, to over $1,000,000 for a home.
  • We have experience negotiating residential, land, commercial, & investment property sales.
  • We don’t advertise our names, faces, or our brand extensively because almost 90% of our clients are repeat and referral customers.
  • We take pride in our reputation, take care of our clients, and ensure our work is about them–not us.
  • Our clients are lifetime customers—our door is open and our phones are always available!

Thank you again to all of you who have made this possible,

Nick and Valerie Kunde

 

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SOLD! 5 Bedroom S Richland Rambler with Daylight Basement $334,900

Welcome to 109 Center Blvd, a newly remodeled rambler with daylight basement in South Richland! There is plenty of space for living and entertaining with 5 bdrms, 3 baths, and 3350 sq ft. The main level features 10′ ceilings, custom tile & laminate wood flooring (no carpet), arched entry, formal dining, and remodeled open kitchen/great room.

The stunning kitchen features Cambria quartz countertops, stacked cabinets, pull-outs, dining nook, breakfast bar, and butler’s pantry with extra sink and storage.

You’ll love the luxurious main level master with coffered ceiling, dual sinks, soaker tub, separate shower, and walk-in closet. There are 2 additional bedrooms upstairs and 2 down. The 3 bathrooms each have quartz or granite countertops, and custom tile floors.

The bright daylight basement has patio access and the spacious family/rec room can easily accomodate billiards, ping pong, etc. You’ll find plenty of storage with a large laundry room (complete with countertops and cabinetry), a storage closet, and a 10×11′ storage room with built-in shelving.

Relax or entertain in an ideal outdoor setting on the expansive deck with gorgeous panoramic views! The backyard is fenced and also contains a gravel fire pit, stamped concrete patio, and 25′ diamater, 4’2″ deep in-ground swimming pool!

Loaded with extras including gas fireplace, paved RV parking, oversized driveway, 10×14 shed, new HVAC system (with warranty), new interior/ext paint, extra insulation, and Monitronics alarm system.

This fantastic South Richland home is located in the Willowbrook subdivision, near Claybell park and Amon Basin nature trails. Willowbrook is a desirable neighborhood with social activites to bring residents together: community yard sale, ice cream social, book swap, block party, and Halloween parade.

Located in the Kennewick school district:  Cottonwood Elementary, Desert Hills Middle School (just opened Fall 2016!), and Kamiakin High school.

Listed for less than $100 per sq ft, this house has it all and is priced to sell.  Call Nick or Valerie at (509)845-4570 to see it today–this could be the house you call home!

MLS Listing:  109 Center Blvd MLS Listing

Zillow Listing:  109 Center Blvd Zillow

Realtor.com Listing:  Realtor 109 Center

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SOLD! Stunning Stucco Rambler in Willowbrook Heights! $299,900

Welcome to 2875 Leopold Lane! This stunning stucco rambler in the Willowbrook Heights subdivision in South Richland was built with quality and character throughout. You’ll love the efficient layout with soaring 10 ft ceilings, 3 bedrooms, office/den, formal dining, and separate living and family rooms.

The kitchen is open to the dining nook and great room, perfect for entertaining and gathering. The kitchen features maple cabinets, pantry, plenty of storage and counter space, adjacent cabinet area with glass doors, and great room access to covered patio.

The spacious master features a large walk-in closet with built-in shelving, double sinks, soaker tub, separate tile shower, and patio access through a sliding door. Thoughtful extras include architectural detail, gas fireplace, built-in closet shelving, and utility sink. The house has been updated with new paint, flooring, baseboards, and trim.

Beautifully landscaped corner lot has it all, including 3 car garage, shed, covered patio, curbing, stone, fenced yard, and view of Badger Mtn. Fantastic neighborhood with quality stone/stucco homes, community park,  and adjacent nature trails in Amon Basin.

Located in the Kennewick School District:  Cottonwood Elementary, brand-new Desert Hills Middle School, and Kamiakin High.

MLS Listing:  2875 Leopold Lane MLS

Realtor.com:  2875 Leopold Lane Realtor

Zillow:  Zillow Leopold Lane

Google Location: 2875 Leopold Lane Map

Neighborhood Information:  Willowbrook Heights

Close to amenities including shopping, restaurants, freeway access, and more. Call Nick or Valerie at (509)845-4570 for an appointment to see it today–this could be the house you call home!

 

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