Cle Elum, WA Real Estate News

By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I left Wenatchee, Washington for home about 2:00 pm Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016... It was a beautiful day and I was enjoying the drive home over Blewett Pass into Cle Elum wanting to make good time and beat the rush hour traffic back in Pugetopolis where I live in Renton. Cle Elum is just about half way so I made a quick pitstop at the Safeway grocery store to pick up something cool to drink and perhaps a snack before I jumped on Interstate 90 and over Snoqualmie Pass to home.I’m trying to come to terms with my thoughts as we head into this Memorial Day weekend and now, at my age, I’m finally accepting the fact I’m just one of those guys that has to mull some things over a lot and holidays like this one come with mixed emotion. I’m doing my best to assemble some kind of sense of it...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
Halloween is upon us and it’s going to be November in a few days. I’m thinking about my Dad. As sons and dads go, we had a great relationship and as in most all relationships it had its ebb and flow and ups and downs. Today I’m remembering an evening 38 years ago. Dad was an accordionist, a very exceptional one as a matter of fact. In 1976 he was playing in Cle Elum, Washington at Cavallini’s, a local restaurant and nightclub. The Serenaders, Al Fabre and long time partner Frank Baffaro, guitar, played at Cavi’s for several years. Dad called me on a Tuesday. Frank was ill, could I sit in and play through the weekend. We hadn’t played together for several years except a few songs here or there on occasion, but I was raised on his repertoire and it was part of my DNA, even if my musical f...
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By Jason Hershey, Helping clients make great real estate decisions
(Tellus Real Estate Solutions, LLC)
What has been going on in market for Cle Elum, Roslyn, Easton and other Upper Kittitas County communities? The weather is good, solots of new listings are showing up. Here is what has been happening: Active properties - 16 new properties on market - Average price: $468,950 (http://search.tellusre.com/idx/12777/results.php?stp=basic&pt=sfr&showField=countyField&county%5B%5D=793&ba=0&add=7&srt=ASC&start=0&per=10) Cancelled listings - 1 listing was cancelled - Price of $239,900 Pending - 3 sales pending final closing. An average of 197 days on market - Average price $242,600 Pending Inspection - 4 with an average of 362 days on market - Average price: $352,175 Pending short sales - 1 with 82 days on market - Price: $54,950 Sold - 4 sales closed this week, with an average of 194 days on mar...
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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Habitat for Humanity or Rodentity- Under the bathtub, air bypass. Wenatchee and Cle Elum Home Inspection Services.It has become all too often that I find myself showered with rodent fecal pellets.As a structural pest inspector one of my duties is to evaluate all plumbing drops that I can access. This requires me to move insulation back and look at the plumbing drops for leak, possible rot and insect infestation.This brings me to the infamous gaping hole below the bathtub or in some cases showers. This seems to be perfect habitat for my little rodent friends.                                       This also is a major fault in the building envelope that allows unconditioned air to infiltrate the conditioned space.  Washington State Energy Code builders guide actually states [502.4.3]: Dra...
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By Jason Hershey, Helping clients make great real estate decisions
(Tellus Real Estate Solutions, LLC)
Starting to work on more email marketing. The following email went out to 54,000 recipients (not spam... this was an email list of "double opt-in" recipients). The recipients are supposed to be camping/RV enthusiasts. We had around 1300 people actually read the email and 91 people click links. I'm hoping to improve the response next time. How would you change this ad? Note The layout is way off in activerain (and even my own blog. The layout was better when sent, but still had problems. Got some tips, after-the-fact, from the mailing service. Next one should look much better. Are you considering a vacation property in Eastern Washington? Tellus Real Estate Solutions can help you find the perfect vacation home or recreational property in Cle Elum or surrounding communities in Kittitas Co...
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By Kim Wolcott & Krista Butler
(Republic Mortgage Home Loans)
The Cle Elum/ Roslyn Chamber presents Christmas in Cle Elum  Saturday,  Dec 6th 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m  Pictures with Santa                  Location:   Intermountain / Raidio Shack Dealer 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children's U-paint Ornaments       Location:  Interactive Toys 12 noon  Snow Sculpturing Contest                           Judging 3:30 - 4:30 Wye Lot 5:00 p.m.  Parade of Lights                                    Location:  West on First Street from Peoh Ave Call the Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber 509-674-5958  for more events going on that day.    
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By Richelle Risdon
(RE/MAX Alpine Realty)
Visit www.kittitasproperties.com for more information about living in Kittitas County. With the addition of Suncadia Resort to the community, our area has continued to grow steadily. It is a great time to be buyer!  Contact me for information on lake view or waterfront parcels of land or for a list of residential listings available.
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Summers over, Fall is in it's fully glory... The vibrant colors of the leaves changing, frost in the morning, the crisp cool air. All things many of us think about in Fall.Kittitas County is one of the most beautiful places to witness the Four Seasons. Most days it is sunny and clear: I live in a recreational paradise. ONLY a little over an hour from downtown Seattle. No wonder we have so many second homes. Yes, people have discovered our little paradise just east of the Cascades. Here's a little taste of what we enjoy in Kittitas County...Spring: Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Watching all of our Flowers Bloom, Planting Gardens for the SummerSummer: Boating, Water Sports, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Camping, Dirt Biking, Car ShowsFall: Hunting, Hiking, Watching the Colors Change, Getting read...
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By Eliza Stephenson
(Windermere RE / Cle Elum)
An hour and 30 minute drive eastbound on I-90 from downtown Seattle.  And where are you??  Upper Kittitas County.  Why?  Well, let me see....  Washington's only end destination resort, Suncadia, 3 lakes, 3 rivers, lots of trees, ponderosa pine, cedar, fir, vine maple (but not that much), rivers, lakes, fishing, boating, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, GOLF, did I mention GOLF? Instead of listening to traffic congestion, your neighbor mowing, or yelling at the dog, you listen to birds singing, trees whispering, chipmunks chirping, water rushing, and your blood pressure dropping to a sane level. That's why I'm here.  That's why I work here.  That's why you should want to be here.
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