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building houses on land in the Tri-Cities, WA

Brand new 3 bed, 3 bath rambler on 5 acre lot $442,500

Welcome to 56074 E Taggart Lane PRSE! This is a fantastic opportunity to live in a brand new home on a rural 5 acre lot in Frontier Estates!

The 2290 sq ft rambler is currently under construction with a gorgeous view of Badger Mtn and surrounding areas. Located near the intersection of Dallas Road and Badger Road, the home is in a rural setting but located just a short 3 minute drive to the Dallas Rd on ramp. 

Quality construction with all the extras:  Hardie siding, granite countertops, laminate wood flooring, premium cabinets with soft-close, walk-in tile shower, 2 masters, 3 beds, 3 baths, office, large mudroom, and more!

Animals allowed–bring the chickens, goats, cows, and horses to enjoy your own personal ranchette. The neighborhood is made up of similar 5 acre lots. Barns and shops allowed. Water available (both domestic and irrigation) from community well. Call agent for further details. Manufactured homes are not allowed in Frontier Estates. 

Contact agents Nick Kunde or Valerie Kunde at 509-845-4570 for more info or to schedule a showing. This could be the house you call home!

MLS #233793

Zillow Listing

Realtor.com 

Premium Yakima Riverfront 5 Acre Lot $399,900

 
Welcome to Northstar PR NE! Rare opportunity to purchase 5 acres of land, including 241 feet of Yakima River frontage! If you’re looking for a fantastic location to build a getaway or dream home, you’ll find it on this 5 acre parcel of riverfront property, just 10 mins from town.
 
 
The lot is flat, fullly irrigated, with utilities at site. The riverfront area has mature trees and slight slope down to river. The calm section of river frontage is perfect for swimming, canoeing, boating, or fishing.
 
 
 
This desirable rural community includes quality homes and even neighboring peacocks! The tranquil road and quiet area is perfect for horseback riding, walking, & bicycling. If you’re looking for quiet country living just minutes from town, this could be the place you call home!
 
 
Located in the Richland School District.  Tapteal Elementary, Enterprise Middle School, Hanford High School. 
 
Directions: From N Harrington Rd, right onto Twin Bridges Rd, 2nd left onto Snively Rd, left onto Northstar Pr NE – Go 800 feet (You will pass three driveways on the right side of the road). River frontage is located on far side of the lot.
 
Call Nick Kunde or Valerie Kunde at (509)845-4570 to schedule a personal tour–this could be the location where you build your dream riverfront home!
 
 
 

Frontier Estates 5 acre lots in Badger Canyon

We are excited to introduce Frontier Estates in Badger Canyon. This is a fantastic opportunity to build a home on rural acreage! This rural community features lots ranging from 5 to 5.7 acres, panoramic views, and convenient location within minutes of the city. 

There are 14 lots to choose from (update as of Sept 15th there are 5 lots left plus 2 under construction with homes for sale). Prices range from $115,000 – $125,000 per lot. Bring your own builder or we can recommend one that meets your needs and budget. 

  • Lot 1015-1 is under construction with a 2200 sq ft rambler. Contractor is Ranchland Homes. Price TBD in the $440,000 range for land + home. 
  • Lot 1015-4 is under construction with a 3400 sq ft rambler with basement. Contractor is Ranchland Homes. Price TBD in the $480,000 range for land + home. 
  • Pictures of previously built Ranchland Homes rambler and 2-story (different house plans).
  • Vacant lots still available, priced at $117,950 (as of Oct 1st): 1011-1, 1011-2, 1012-1, 1012-2.

The lots are located on Benton County land, near the intersection of Dallas Rd and Badger Rd in Benton City. They are 2.2 miles from the Country Mercantile Store in South Richland and 6.5 miles from Benton City.

Community wells will provide domestic water and irrigation. Initial water hookup is $1800 one-time fee to stub to driveway, then $40 per month for both domestic and irrigation water. One half acre irrigation is allotted per parcel. Electricity is available for connection to all lots. Livestock are allowed according to Benton County regulations and CC&R’s. No manufactured homes are allowed. Siding must be Hardie plank, lap, or stucco. $300 annual road maintenance fee. 

Please call Nick Kunde or Valerie Kunde at (509)845-4570 or (509)528-1366 for a copy of the CC&Rs or detailed pricing and information on each lot.

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MLS Listing #228893, #228894, #228895, #228896, #228897, #228898, #228899, #228900, #228901, #228902, #228903, #228905, #228906, and #228907

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!

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. 

 

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

 

Hidden Hills Half Acre Lots Available

Hidden Hills Phase III

Hidden Hills Phase III

Announcing Hidden Hills Phase III! There has been a shortage of half acre lots available in the South Richland and West Kennewick areas. Hidden Hills Phase III lots have recently been listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Lots range from $86,000 to $112,000. We would be happy to give you more information about specific lots and prices. We are not the listing agents but we are fully qualified to represent buyers (at no charge to the buyer), or to discuss other options for lots or building in the Tri-Cities. Please call Nick or Valerie (509)845-4570 for more information.

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Hidden Hills Phase III

 

Under Contract! 4 Bed, 3 Bath Rambler in White Bluffs! 4620 Cowlitz $289,983

This new listing on 4620 Cowlitz is currently under construction.  It will be a stunning 4 bed, 3 bath rambler on a .27 acre premier lot in the White Bluffs area near Dallas Rd. It’s a fantastic location on a cul-de-sac with front view of Badger Mtn and back view overlooking the Tri-Cities. The irrigation easement behind the lot has mature trees and walking path. The home features an open great room, 4  bedrooms (including 2nd master), separate den/office, 3 bathrooms, 3 car garage, and covered patio. High quality construction with quartz countertops throughout, full tile backsplash, walk-in closets, 2 tone paint and crown molding. Relax in the luxurious master with full tile shower and separate garden tub. Exterior features Hardi siding with shake and stone accents. Located within walking distance of White Bluffs Elementary School. Currently under construction.

Call Nick or Valerie at (509)845-4570 for more information or to schedule a showing. The builder will also be constructing a 2 story home in the same subdivision.

MLS Listing 4620 Cowlitz

Realtor.com Listing 4620 Cowlitz

Local Ad to Support Local Football Team

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We received a call this summer requesting our support for Kamiakin football.  We agreed to sponsor a full page ad in the fall sports brochure, and teamed up with Lara Jackson-Fricke from Innovative Mortgage to create this ad.  Both Zion Properties and Innovative Mortgage are local companies here in the Tri-Cities.  That means no national chain advertising, personal involvement in every step of the transaction, and decision-making empowerment.   Look for us in this fall’s sports brochure–we’re proud local businesses supporting our local teams!

A huge thank you to Shayla Johnson for designing & creating our ad  just in time for the deadline!  Call us at (509) 845-4570 if you’d like to learn how to get started buying, selling, building, or investing in our local real estate market today.

 

Zero Down Financing in new White Bluffs Subdivision!

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New White Bluffs subdivision in Richland–zero down financing for qualified buyers!

We can help you build a home in Richland with no money down in the new White Bluffs subdivision!  Homes will be priced from $190-300,000.  There are five builders available to choose from:  Valiant Homes, Septan Homes, Conner Construction, Shepherd Homes, and SunCrest Homes.  Choices of lots, house plans, and builders can sometimes be overwhelming; we can guide you through the process and help find the perfect fit for you!  Zero-down financing is available for qualified buyers through the USDA.

Many people don’t realize they can have their own agent to represent and assist them through the building process.  Building is very competitive–we have helped six clients build homes so far this year.  We’ve been able to help by negotiating lower-than-asking prices, making adjustments during the building process, and ensuring the closing proceeds in a smooth and timely manner.  Just as the seller pays both agents during the purchase of an existing home, most builders will pay both agents, allowing you to build a home with the help of your own agent at no additional cost!

If you’d like more information about building in White Bluffs or have questions about USDA financing, purchasing a lot, personalizing a house plan, or finding the right builder to fit you needs, please call us at (509)845-4570.  We’d be happy to help you out!

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