Lake Chelan Washington Real Estate Blog

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I can tell you now.  The bottom of the real estate market was almost exactly one year ago at Lake Chelan.  Sales at the end of 2008 and beginning of 2009 were the worst in a long time.  Since then, we have had two quarters of stronger sales.   Check it out on my Lake Chelan Real Estate Residentia...
One of the outstanding strategies I use when selling a home is to make a coffee table book of the home. A home has to be very unique, very stately or very luxurious to pull off a coffee table book, so we can't do this with every home we sell. But, where we can, the coffee table book works wonder...
The posting on highest price home sales at Lake Chelan in 2009 was popular so lifestyles of the Lake Chelan rich continues!  Since inquiring minds want to know, I thought I should share a bit of historical information as well.  The 2009 highest price sale was a $3.5 million property with a couple...
At least through December 10th, here are the top 3 highest price home sales at Lake Chelan this year!  First, at $3,500,000, 240 - 246 S. Lakeshore Road sold.  This is a lakefront property with 2 older homes and 1.77 acres that closed on September 1, 2009.  The value in this property is primarily...
As the "lifestyles" series continues, another way to look at activity of wealthy home buyers in the Lake Chelan area is by the number of transactions of home for $1 million or more each year. Here are the numbers: Year         Sales       Average Sale Price 2009           6            $1,958,3332...
Even with the Lake Chelan real estate market heating up, there are still lots of choices and great values in Lake Chelan waterfront homes.  The average sale price of Lake Chelan waterfront homes fell from over $1.6 million in 2008 to about $995 thousand in 2009!  But with the market warming back ...
On December 14th, Quincy was host to a Rural Economic Development Summit.  The event featured 10 speakers and included some of the state and region's top economists, educators, tech industry leaders and others.  The experts agreed that Quincy, which is one of the few bright spots in the State of ...
The City of Chelan Downtown Master Plan was presented to the public December 16th.  The draft plan is 88 pages of effort that reflects broad input from the community.  Participants in the effort included the Historic Downtown Chelan Association as well as representatives from the public and neigh...
We're past the bottom of the real estate slump at Lake Chelan.  The bottom was just about one year ago!  The last two quarters of 2008 and the first two quarters of 2009 were pretty dismal, making the mid point of all that last New Years!  Check out the Lake Chelan Real Estate Residential Sales ...
Here are the "final" documents from the Manson Sub Area Plan from Chelan County Planning today.  They take effect on January 11 and vacation rentals need to have their permits by May 1st: Manson Draft Zoning Final signed Manson Draft Zoning Map BOCC Hearing Manson Comp Plan Resolution with Exhibit A

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