Moses Lake, WA Real Estate News

By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Yes I know I haven't been very busy blogging lately and I'll tell you why.... I'm building a HOUSE!  Yes me, I'm building a house.  It's a very pretty blue house that has been in a box in my basement for the last 6 years.  I bought this 'house' with good intentions years ago thinking "I'm going to build this house for my daughter," and I never got around to it.  Now instead of building it for my daughter her and I are able to build it together. This is what it will look like (I hope) when we are finished.  Thats provided, of course, that I finish it.  I did start assemblying it in the middle of my living room in hopes that if it is in the middle of everything I will actually work on it.   I've also determined that until it's finished there will be no Christmas decorations.  Right now it...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
  Moses Lake Black Friday Yes I know we are ummmmm challenged in the shopping area here in Moses Lake.  Because of this you will find that most people when they want to do a large amount of shopping search outside our area and hit either Wenatchee (1 hr) or Kennewick (1 hr).  But did you know Moses Lake has our own Black Friday right here! Yes, it's true we do!  Granted there are obviously not as many shops to choose from but boy do people get out for this event.  So I will give you the list of stores that you will be able to visit here in town on Black Friday. Walmart:  In store specials will be available at 5:00 a.m.  The local store here in town has let shoppers into the store so they do not need to stand out in the cold. Staples:  In store specials will begin at 6:00 a.m.  They are ...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Moses Lake Real Estate Agent Heather Adkinson Habitat for Humanity Festival of TreesNovember 28, 2009 Description:It’s time once again for the Festival of Trees Auction. This annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Moses Lake is celebrating 15 years. The festivities start at 5:30 pm with registration, the silent auction, social hour and hors d’oeuvres. Their will be a short presentation followed by the live auction starting at 8 pm. The event features a dinner as well as a silent & live auction which will feature at least 10 beautifully decorated trees, with most having gifts beneath or hidden within the branches. All proceeds from this event go towards Habitat’s mission of eliminating substandard housing in our community. All Habitat for Humanity homes are sold to the sel...
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By Larry Lamb
(John L Scott - Kent North)
Home for Rent in Moses Lake, Washington 601 Mississippi Drive - Moses Lake, WA 98837 Call Larry at 206-841-4041 for availability and information     3 bedroom rambler home for rent in Moses Lake, Washington.   3 larger bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2-car garage and fenced side and back yards.     Super clean rambler home that's only 3 years old is now available for rent.  Convenient location in Moses Lake in a new subdivision just minutes from town and all local amenities.  This home for rent has over 1500 square feet of living space which includes 3 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.  The master bedroom has its own private bathroom.  The ceilings are vaulted in the living room, kitchen and master bedroom.  Off the living room space is a room super convenient for your home office area, ...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Moses Lake Real Estate Agent Heather Adkinson Also known as a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange is a claims history database that enables all insurance companies to access consumers claims information when they are underwriting an insurance policy. Here is how it works….even if you as a homeowner have never had any claims or problems getting home insurance this will still affect you.  If you happen to be purchasing a house that has had claims made against the home you may be unable to get homeowners insurance.  Another flaw in the system is that the only one able to obtain a clue report on the house (besides the insurance agency) is the homeowner of the property.  Make sure when you are writing up a contract on a house that the insurance contingency paragraph is marked on the agr...
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In our ongoing commitment to our clients, we strive "to provide the latest technologies in communication, marketing, listings searches, and transaction processing." We would like to introduce you to our newest tool to find just the homes you want to look at. At this new site, www.grantcountyproperties.com, you can easily conduct targeted searches to find: •·   Which homes have dropped in price •·   How many days a home has been on the market •·   Foreclosures and bank owned properties •·   Plus all the usual search criteria like price, size, acreage, number of bedrooms, etc. Each listing includes Walk Scores, school district information and an eye popping mapping feature. Check it out, you will love how easy it is to get around and use all the cool features like saving favorites and add...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
 Moses Lake Real Estate Agent Heather Adkinson Feature Jan 1-November 30 2009 December 1-April 30 2010 First time Home Buyer Amount of Credit $8000.00 ($4000.00 married filing separately $8000.00 ($4000.00 married filing separately First time Home Buyer Amount of Credit May not have had interest in a principal residence for 3 yrs prior to purchase Same Current Home owner Amount of Credit No Provision $6500.00 ($3250.00 married filing separately) Effective Date Current Home Owner No provision Date of Enactment Current Home Owner Definition for Eligibility No provision Must have used the home sold or being sold as a principal residence consecutively for 5 yrs of the previous 8 Termination of Credit Purchases after November 30 2009 (Becomes April 30 2010 on enactment) Purchases after April...
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There is an immense variety of real estate in Moses Lake, but the most common include single-family homes, condos, apartments and luxury estates. The average listing price for a single-family home in Moses Lake currently hovers at $178,000. Interested buyers looking to purchase a starter home that includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths can easily find one in the $125,000 price range. Townhouses and condos that include 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms usually sell for about $188,000. Luxury estates, although rarer in Moses Lake, are a fantastic investment opportunity. One can usually find a 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home for as low as $400,000! Lakefront properties start in the $400,000's. These great opportunities make Moses Lake a superb real estate destination! This 5 bedroon, 1.75 bath, 1,700+ square ...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Moses Lake Agent Heather Adkinson MLS 29152187  Prime piece of waterfront located west facing on Moses Lake.  This vacant land is 1.97 acres in an established neighborhood that has CC&R's but still allows you the flexibility to do what you want with your land   There is an easement that travels down the side of the property to allow the neighbors access to their garage.  Full acerage is irrigitable and you can have horses if you would like to. Waterfront has 100 ft of useable land.  Wake up to incredible sunrises and sunsets.  This property is the lowest price waterfront in town by far and sellers would be willing to carry a contract.  Currently priced at $175,000                        If you are looking for waterfront in Moses Lake, WA  feel free to contact me for more information.    
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Moses Lake Real Estate Agent Heather Adkinson Don't forget about all the fun things to do with all the upcoming holidays here in town. MAC Holiday Show November 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009 Moses Lake  Description:  This festive Holiday Sale features the latest in quality fine crafts and original artwork from artisans around the Northwest. You won't want to miss out on this unique opportunity to discover those wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts for the Holiday Season. Location:  Moses Lake Museum & Art Center                 228 West Third Ave.                 Moses Lake, WA 98837 Admission:  FREE Other Information:  Opening reception is on November 20, 6:00-9:30 p.m.  Pasted from 11/10/2009
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Moses Lake Real Estate Agent Heather Adkinson   It was suprising to me to see that we had 37 closings this last month.  Most of them actually in the upper price ranges.  This month look to see how many of the homes that are closing are in the under $200,000 that were trying to take advantage of the now extended home credit. Comparing it to last years chart we look right on track for the same numbers.  I will be interested to see where November places us and if it makes a difference in numbers compared to last year.
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
It seemed to be a very slow Halloween this year.  I thought I would run out of candy earlier then I did.  What with the economy and all I had candy on a budget! Moses Lake Business Owners once again pulled off another downtown trick-or-treating event.  A BIG thank-you goes out to them, we know it's been a slow year and then they had to buy all that candy!  You are appreciated!  My princesses & puppy enjoyed going out to get candy that then is forgotten about after a week.  I have to say the funniest costume I saw was a little 2 year old dressed as Nellie from Little House on the Prairie except this 2 year old wanted to wear a mask too.  She was a  SCARY Nellie from Little House on the Prairie.  Is that possible?? My second runner up had to be the mother that came to the door with a plas...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Full List of Moses Lake Halloween Weekend Events...brought to you by the Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE · AutoZone - The1320 Performance car club is giving free candy to trick-or-treaters from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. · Downtown Moses Lake - The Moses Lake Business Association is hosting LakeTown Landing Trick-or-Treat. The event is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. along Third Avenue and Sinkiuse Square.  Merchants from local businesses are open late to hand-out candy to kids.  For more information, call 509-765-7888. · Grant County Fairgrounds - Nightscare Production is hosting a 15-room haunted house at the Grant County Fairgrounds. The event is at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for children's hour. The adult version opens at 8 p.m. The cost of admission is $5 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under.  Grant...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
I'm worried!! There I said it.  Is anyone else worried about the month of November?  How the heck are we going to get all these houses closed in the month of November?  Do you think the government realized that the 30th fell on a Monday following a holiday weekend? Here's why I think they have no choice but to extend the credit.  There is no way the recording offices and the title companies are going to be able to handle the flood of houses that need to record on the 30th.   Then on top of that!  Seattle, poor Seattle, with the work furlough in effect the government in Seattle decided to make, I think it's 2 days before Thanksgiving mandatory days off for the recording office.  So not only do we have the Holiday to worry about we also have furlough days. This is not shaping up to be any...
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By Raymond Gravelle
If you have owned your own home for more than 5 years you MUST read this. Yesterday the Senate agreed to extend the first time home buyers tax credit AND added to offer a reduced credit to qualified repeat buyers. IF YOU MISSED OUT ON THE LAST TAX CREDIT, now is the time to act. The current program will end April 30. For EXISTING HOMEOWNERS, if you have owned your home for more than 5 years, this new program would give you a $6,500 tax credit to repeat buyers. Would this motivate you enought to move? Tell us what YOU would do with an $8,000 tax credit or the $6,500 one. There are a number of homeowners who we helped get into the current program which expires at the end of November. If you would like to learn more about how to take advantage of these programs before the go away forever, ...
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By Raymond Gravelle
This MSN article is full of good stuff to know about what can mess up getting the financing in place to purchase a home.  Knowing and dealing with these issues is what you want in a lender. Realtors® can recommend the lenders they know can get the job done. Deb and I have several we work with and can recommend. Here is the articles list of the 10 things that can kill a home loan. Follow the links to dig dipper into more detail about each of these. •1.     The house needs too much work. •2.    The appraisal came up short. •3.    You have too much debt. •4.    You're self-employed and your income has declined. •5.    You recently started being paid on commission. •6.    There's a problem with your tax returns. •7.    You can't get private mortgage insurance. •8.    The lender doesn't like...
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By Raymond Gravelle
Here is more on the housing tax credit debate ... First, from Reuters: Democrats Agree to Extend Home-Buyer Tax Credit: Top Democrats in the Senate have reached an agreement to extend the soon-to-expire $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said Tuesday. "We're close, we're close but I can't get into any details until it's a done deal," said Republican Senator Johnny Isakson.Dodd and Isakson want to extend the credit through June of next year and broaden it to anyone buying a primary residence, not just first-time buyers. I've heard reports that the "phase out" proposal is off the table, and the tax credit will run through April (backers of course will then try to extend it again). The latest report is the credit would be expande...
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CONGRATULATIONS go out to Nick and Abby Simonsons. They got the keys to their first home tonight. They worked hard to save money and go through the loan qualifying process. Special thanks to Joe Auvil at First National Home Loans for putting the financing together. Nick and Abby were a real pleasure to work with. I told them right up front to ask lots of questions and they did. Educating themselves by listening to their Realtor and doing their own research helped give them the confidence they needed to make good decisions. Seeing the parents on both sides giving such strong support to their kids was heartwarming. They have their work cut out for them putting in new floors, painting,(all 1,700+ sq. ft.) just doing what it takes to make it THEIR HOME. What a wonderful future they have ahe...
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
  Trendgraphix Facts and Trends  No wonder it feels like we’re busier then we were in April it’s because we are!  We’re bucking the normal trend and having our busy time here through the fall.  Could it be possible it’s from the $8000.00 tax credit?       If you are looking to Buy or Sell Real Estate in Grant County I would love to Help!  Call or text me at 509-760-7733
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By Heather Adkinson, Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake
(Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com)
Moses Lake Real Estate...Don't forget guys that we have a fantastic little steak house on the other side of the lake that provides great entertainment and meals!  Let's keep them busy over the winter months.  Here is their schedule for the next couple weeks October 31st     Our Trick or Treat"Retreat"FeaturingDave Irish performing covers fromJazz to James TaylorIn addition to our regular menuwe are featuring our"Fall Fare Menu"mixed green salad w/pear and walnutsSausage and HarvestVegetable StewHomemade Bread Pudding$12.95(tax and gratuity not included)Live Music6:30-8:30pm TuesdayNov.  3rd6:30pmJoin the Moses Pointe Steakhouse andWhite Heron Cellarsowner and vintnerCameron Friesas weCelebratethe Harvest Four delicious coursesFour exceptional locally produced wines$45.00per personprice ...
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