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Happy New Year from your Tri-Cities Realtors!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

We are celebrating a successful year in Real Estate–many of our clients have been friends or referrals.  We are so grateful for your support!

We have 5 active listings currently on the market, and we’re gearing up for new listings and buyers in 2012.  Give us a call if you know of anyone buying, selling, or building in the Tri-Cities–we can give you and your friends a great deal!  If you’re curious about the value of your home, we can help you with a free neighborhood/market analysis too. 

 Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

December 2011 Real Estate Stats for the Tri-Cities

Today is the last day of December, and we’re happy to report the monthly tentative stats for the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas (keep in mind this includes residential, commercial, and land sales):

Tri-Cities MLS - December 2011 Stats

In December, the Tri-Cities area had 309 closed sales, plus 433 pending sales (under contract).  There were 281 new listings and 123 expired listings (many may already be re-listed).  237 houses changed their list price in an attempt to draw offers. 

It’s still a buyer’s market, but houses are selling!  In fact, more houses were sold than listed this month.  We’re lucky to live in an area with a steady housing market;  interest rates are still low, so it’s a great time to buy a new home!

Please contact us if you’d like to know the value of your home in today’s market, or if you’d like to view any house listed on the MLS. 

 

 

 

The Evergreen State? Read the fine print if you’re moving to the Tri-Cities!

 It is important to read the fine print, especially when moving to the Evergreen State.  Washington is known nationwide to be beautiful, rainy, and green–Evergreen.   If you’re moving from another state, you may be surprised to learn that the Tri-Cities is located in a desert, with just 7-8 inches of rain per year.  All the moisture that comes in from the Pacific Ocean runs smack into the Cascade Mountain range, creating the Olympic rain forests and cloudy Seattle skies.  The Western side gets all the precipitation, with the mountain range creating a rainshadow effect over the Columbia Basin.  The Tri-Cities is located along the Columbia River, at the convergence of the Snake and Yakima Rivers.  So although we don’t have much moisture in the air, we do have beautiful sunny skies and plenty of water in the rivers for irrigation and recreation.  Our unique area gives us hot summers, crisp falls with gorgeous color, mild winters with just enough snow to sled occasionally, and gorgeous warm springs.  Our weather allows us to grow huge evergreen trees as well as delicious peach and apple orchards, and we wouldn’t trade it for anything!