Richland, WA Real Estate News

By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Benjamin's Carpet One in Richland has introduced a colorful new spring collection of door mats. Whats so special about these new mats though, is that twenty-five percent of the proceeds from their sale goes directly to the fight against breast cancer. There is a great selection of carpet door mats featuring springtime motifs to selects from and of course a standard pink “hope mat that is universally associated with breast cancer research. The cost of each mat is $24.99 and considering the cause that they support, they are well worth it! Originally posted at fighting breast cancer.
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
When buying a Richland home, your family’s needs come first. We are the Lane Real Estate Team and have seasoned agents trained to work with you in deciding to buy a home in the Richland Washington area. We encourage you to discuss with us your requirements – your likes and dislikes, your priorities, your family’s interests, or any concerns that would help us guide you in the selection process. We carry with us years of experience and integrity to offer you expert advice with critical decisions necessary to make in buying your new home. You are one step away from owning a fantastic Richland home with the Lane’s. Make this an enjoyable experience for you and your family. After all, Richland Wa is a haven you will love for a lifetime. Originally posted at homes for sale.
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Picture a place where your kids can grow up in. Now, Picture a place where you and your wife can rediscover your passion for living. Then picture the home you come home to after a long day at work. Now, step of out those pictures and live that life at Richland Washington, where dreams can be made a possibility. In Richland Washington, you are within arms length to amenities that you and your family deserve. You can immediately move into elegantly designed homes anytime you want. Truly anyone can realize their dream living. Whether it be in a carefree loft style home, a bachelor’s pad with modern and contemporary feel, or perhaps a simple but luxurious two-story residence. The selection of Richland real estate can provide you with a large selection of home designs to fit every lifestyle....
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
For years you have worked to give your loved ones the life they deserve. Devote your hard-earned time and resources to a place where you and your spouse have the space to rediscover each other, where your children have room to grow, where you can truly be at home-in every sense of the word. In Tri Cities Washington, you can have the peace and quiet you yearn for after a long day at work, yet still be within reach of the amenities you and your family need. From the suburban north to the industrial south, you can immediately move into elegantly designed homes anywhere you want. Live a carefree lifestyle in a loft style home, town house, or an up-and-down residence, with enough space and provisions for your growing family. Originally posted at family homes.
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Deciding to buy a home is definitely a big decision for anyone, even more so for a couple just starting out. Many believe renting is the way to go but I beg to differ. Now is the best time to buy properties due to low market value of houses caused by the current economic crisis. You can be rest assured that, everything should sky rocket as soon as the economy stabilizes. The real estate industry will recover, it always does. If there was one thing people need, shelter would be on the top of almost everyone’s list. There are however some things that the newlyweds need to be careful of. Money causes great tension in any relationship whether it be just blossoming or on its golden year. Money coupled with unmet mortgage debts is a relationship killer. It’s not her house. It’s not his house....
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
A few years back you were just freshly out of college and ready to rule the world! First thing on your mind is to move out of the house, away from the luxury of mommy’s homemade cooking and dad’s numerous house rules. Ah… Finally, independence! You go rent a townhome or condo unit and living the life. But time pass and you are now engage to the love of your life, living together in your cozy condo unit. Soon, you will decide to have your own children and time will come for to move in to a bigger space. Would you stick to condo living and just purchase a bigger unit? Or would you move into a traditional home with a large private backyard for all recreational and entertainment needs. Lifestyle is definitely an issue. If you’re up for all the activities of traditional living, such as mowin...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
A single guy’s townhome digs can become a bit too forbidding, so take coldness out of condo living with these tips. A lot of bachelors, young or otherwise, tend to fill their condo units with a lot of black leather, glass, and steel, giving it a cold feel and dated 1980s look. Add warm accent colors to your palette, such as cinnamon, terracotta, and sage green to small accessories like your throw pillows, curtains, bed linen. Give your urban pad a natural connection with earthy textures and materials that are exciting to the eye and the touch. For your cabinets and furnishings, use wood paneling or wood veneer with nice grains, furniture with woven fiber, soft shag rugs, and tiny glass mosaic borders in your bathroom for accents. Contrast sharp edges with soft curves in your furnishings...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
I’m not going to tell you to have coffee boiling away and bread a-baking in that homely oven, and soothing music drifting through the house. Those things are superficial and house buyers are not easily fooled. They have come to carefully inspect your home. But some things might, things like these. Nothing puts off eager buyers more than dogs smell, cat smell or for most pets for that matter. Just because you as owners don’t notice it, you can’t guarantee the buyers won’t as well. Put away those old artifacts and mementos that you may collected through the years. Get rid of them all, except perhaps your best pieces and arrange them tastefully so they are shown off to their finest. Be realistic on the price. If you really want to sell your property, you have to compete, and that includes ...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
CREHST presents the 2009 schedule for historic ABC homes walking tours of the Richland Alphabet House Neighborhoods. Led by local historian Richard Nordgren, these tours are an adventure into the past as we explore the philosophy, construction, and lifestyles of he Richland village of World War II and beyond. Join CREHST in experiencing Richland's unique architectural past and the houses that Hanford built. Tour areas include: South Richland on May 2nd, Central Richland on May 9th, and The Gold Coast on May 16th. All tours begin at 9:00am and will start at different locations. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Cost is $5.00 per tour for museum members and students ($12.00 for the series of three tours) and $7.00 for non-members ($18.00 for all three tours). Advance registration is r...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
WSU Tri-Cities has teamed up with Seattle TV channel KCTS to create a Spanish language channel called V-me. V-me is intended to help children be ready to begin school and there will also be shows for adults. Tri-City Citizen explains the channel this way: “V-me's programming targets learners of all ages, and makes an especially strong commitment to families and young children. It features over 40 hours a week of acclaimed educational programs for kids including "Plaza Sesamo" (Sesame Street), "Jim de la Luna" and "LazyTown," and programs for adults who work with young children such as "Los Niños en su Casa." These research-based programs help ensure children are ready for school and strengthen literacy and language skills. Beyond the children's schedule, V-me is establishing its reputat...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
On December 20, 2008, four of the local youth organizations will join together for a great performance. Mid-Columbia Ballet, Tri-Cities Figure Skating Club, Tri-Cities Amateur Hockey Association, and An Daire Academy of Irish Dance will be performing together at the Toyota Center in Kennewick using the stage and ice to create an unforgettable performance. The cost of admission is only $6. After the performance the public is invited to skate on the ice for free with skate rentals available. To purchase tickets, go here. •:*¨¨*:• Colleen Lane •:*¨¨*:•My ActiveRain Blog / My Localism Blog | ColleenLane.comI am the Realtor® that makes things move in The Lane Real Estate Team, while my husband Joe is the dude that provides the marketing that gives me the great clients I have. My sole purpose...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
The American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA, now the Council for Community and Economic Research) has released the ACCRA Cost of Living Index for the third quarter of 2008. It shows the Tri-Cities leading the way for the lowest cost of living in Washington state. The Tri-Cities' composite index is 88.9, which is down one percent from the previous quarter and 3.7 percent lower than the same period in 2007. The index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places in each quarter equals 100, and each participant's index is read as a percentage of the average for all participating places. The composite index for Spokane is 93.5; for Seattle-Bellevue-Everett it's 124.6; for the Vancouver area (i...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
ABC News is reporting: " New-home sales ticked up 4.1 percent over the prior month during August, according to the latest data from the Commerce Department. That's right. No need to clean your glasses off -- home sales increased in what has been a slumping housing market." Isn't this great news! Seems like forever and a day we've heard nothing but bad news about our industry. Perhaps we're seeing a glimmer of hope, a sunshine on the horizon, and finally the forest through the trees! :o) Related News to New Home Sales Increasing: Home-safe sales surge in US as crisis sows distrust of banks ~ Bus-Stan Housing stocks finish mixed as sales increase ~ Forbes New laws could boost slow housing market ~ Detroit News U.S. New-Home Sales to Drop 12% in '09, MBA Forecasts ~ Bloomberg New Residenti...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
•:*¨¨*:• Joe & Colleen Lane •:*¨¨*:•Our ActiveRain Blog / Our Localism BlogColleen is the Realtor® that makes things move in The Lane Real Estate Team, while Joe (that's me) is the dude that provides the marketing that gives Colleen the great clients they have. Colleen's sole purpose in life is to serve her God, family, and clients. Joe's sole purpose in life is to serve God, Colleen, and family (and ski). Joe and Colleen have five children, all at home, all theirs. Joe and Colleen have been happily married for 23 years, and Joe has forgotten the anniversary almost all of those years! Joe and Colleen service the Tri Cities Washington real estate market to include Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco, Washington. Oh, their house is for sale!
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By Jeremy Asmus
(Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associated Brokers)
360 Cellars / Columbia Valley Luxury Cars/ Ron Asmus Homes   I'm going to be hosting a wine tasting at our model home in the Heights at Meadow Springs on Saturday September 13, 2008 from 2:00-6:00 p.m.  We're very excited to have 360 cellars host a tasting of their wines.  Also available will be a drawing for a box of their 'Red Run' varietals and a tasting for 10!  But wait, there's more!  Suzy Merz from Columbia Valley Luxury cars will be on hand with 2 gorgeous cars in the driveway.  Not to mention it will all be hosted in a gorgeous 5100 sq. ft. home.   This is going to be a very exciting event, so if you're in the area be sure to stop by! www.360cellars.com        360 Cellars Estate Bed & Breakfast www.cvluxurycars.com       Columbia Valley Luxury Cars www.ronasmushomes.com    Ron ...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland Washington, was recently awarded the highly regarded Cornerstone Award by the Association of Washington Business. The respected award is presented to legislators who promote Washington businesses by voting more than 80 percent of the time in favor of legislation that supports the business community. “Throughout the session I worked hard to support legislation that would create positive policies to improve Washington’s business climate. It’s nice to be recognized for my work with, and on behalf of the business community,” said Haler. “Washington needs lawmakers who recognize the intensity of global competition. Business people in our state do not take success for granted. Neither should state leaders. Good times today can disappear tomorrow if we become compl...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
A monthly bulletin that highlights local and nationwide environmental issues is being produced and offered to the public by the City of Richland’s Environmental Education Office.  This month’s short, easy to read bulletin includes information on Benton Conservation District’s Weedseeker project, event recycling, donating garden produce to food banks, mosquito control information, bottled water facts and hikes offered by the Intermountain Alpine Club. In addition, it promotes a monthly environmental segment that airs on cable television. The newsletter is available via email, on the city’s website, or as a handout at City Hall and the Richland Public Library. Previously, Richland’s Environmental Education Office provided “Environmental Tips” each month to employees and a small number of ...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Richland's historical heritage is second to none. Looking for a place where you can stroll along the Columbia River, enjoy an outdoor concert, bike ride on one of Richland's many bike paths, or find an imaginative playground for your youngsters? Would you enjoy visiting a community that offers fishing, boating and water skiing opportunities as well as antique shops and wineries? How about a vacation destination with a symphony, ballet and jetsprint boat racing? If any of these appeal to your sense of leisure-time fun, sports or entertainment, you’ll want to plan your next outing, trip or vacation in Richland. This city of 43,520 residents is also home to three community theater troupes, medieval renaissance and folklife festivals, and a classic car and street rod event. Richland offers ...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
Richland Wa ~ Seattle Seahawks Day Football ~ Bus Location Federal Building Parking Lot (Northwest Corner), 825 Jadwin Ave, Richland Wa Transportation provided by: AA Motor Coach (509) 544-7781 Saturday (9/16) Bus Loads: 7:30 AM & Departs: @ 8:00 AM Refreshments: Light snacks and bottled water will be provided on the bus. You are welcome to bring your own food & beverages in a small cooler. Sunday (9/17) Bus Loads: 6:30 AM & Departs: @ 7:00 AM Sunday (9/17) Kick-off 1:00 PM Game ends at approximately 4:15 PM Bus departs to Tri-Cities 5:00 PM (or ½ hour following end of game) Arrival in Richland Wa Real Estate approximately 9:00 PM Hotel: Sheraton Seattle Hotel www.sheraton.com 1400 6th Ave, Seattle (206) 621-9000 Paid parking available at hotel.Check In Saturday: 12:00 PM – (Bus riders ...
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By Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 www.LaneRealEstateTeam.com
(Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale)
The public is invited to learn more about Richland recycling in Richland Washington, in commemoration of America Recycling Day. A used athletic shoe collection and demonstration, a talk with a local recycling, and a recycling challenge for kids will be held in the Richland Wa Public Library, 955 Northgate. Call for details. Children are invited to learn about recycling in Richland Washington from CORKIE the Robot, see how old athletic shoes turn into play surfaces and participate in a recycling craft activity. Families are invited to learn about recycling in Richland and speak to a local recycler, see samples of recycled products, watch how a shoe is transformed into a play surface and sign a pledge to win prizes in a national contest. There will are also local Recycling Challenges for ...
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