Chelan, WA Real Estate News

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Another home sold in the popular waterfront community of Chelan Hills in Chelan, WA. This charming 3 Bedroom home has a stunning wall of windows overlooking the beautiful views afforded by the blue waters of Lake Chelan and the surrounding mountains. Chelan Hills is a waterfront community served by 2 swimming pools, 2 lakefront parks, boat launch, day use dock, buoy tie-ups and much more. Investing in Community Waterfront is a smart decision! If you have questions about buying or selling in the Lake Chelan Valley, reach out via phone or email.  Or visit our website : 
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
This beautifully appointed 2 Bedroom unit on the ground floor of Chelan Resort Suites is an excellent opportunity to enjoy ownership in the Lake Chelan Valley affordably. Offered Turn-key furnished and with a track record as a successful vacation rental, this condo is an enticing option for anyone actively searching in the area. The main floor units of CRS offer larger patios and propane hook-ups for your BBQ.Laminate flooring, 9' ceilings, cozy propane fireplace and washer and dryer are in the unit as well.Chelan Resort Suites is located on the South Shore in Lakeside and is one of the few pet-friendly complexes in town. Just a block from the shores of Lake Chelan and Lakeside Park with it's sandy beach and drooping shady Willows.Offered at $227,500You can view all the photos and addit...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Age in place Rambler in Crystal View Estates in Chelan WAMore and more buyers are looking for the right place to use as a second home for now, until they retire. Finding quality permanent home options with all the amenities desired in a second home location can be difficult...until you look at Crystal View Estates! Clementson Construction has a great opportunity in this quality constructed Rambler on a nice flat lot in this community waterfront neighborhood on the North Shore of Lake Chelan. This home has 2 master suites and amazing 10' ceilings throughout the Living Area.  With 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, and a 2 car garages, this home has everything you want in a Vacation Home now, and your permanent home later! Crystal View Estates is a community waterfront neighborhood on the Northsh...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
 30 Acre Retreat Perched Above Lake Chelan on the South ShoreWhat's you're dream?  Here at the BLT ranch, you're dreams are only limited by your imagination! Between the Main House, which boasts commanding views of the Lake, the Bunkhouse, Cantina and other outbuildings, there's space for everyone and just about anything you can imagine or desire! The options are endless...personal family retreat/compound, Artist's get-away, Corporate Retreat location, Equestrian Camp, Winery and Wedding Venue are just a few of the ideas we've been able to come up with. Beautiful NW Craftsman Architecture loaded with character and surrounded by lush grounds and acres of forest and riding trails. This is a unique opportunity for the right buyer. Please let us know if you need additional information. In t...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
This Chelan Hills Vacation home went under contract in less than 14 days for a few reasons. 1. Finding affordable homes with panoramic views such as this home has are hard to find...and getting harder. 2. The Chelan Hills Amenities are second to none in all of Chelan (full disclaimer, I also own a home in Chelan Hills, but I still think they are the best especially for the low cost)3. The home has many updates, including newer Maple Kitchen, solid surface counters and Tile floor. 4. It was priced under $400,000, a price point that is quickly diminishing in the area. The lucky home buyers will be closing on this one at the end of this month and then will begin creating years of memories!  View current availabilities in Chelan Hills 
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Although this photo is in NO WAY reflective of our Chelan weather this weekend, it's a favorite of mine so I thought I'd share. Here's the weekly snapshot for Homes and Land Real Estate Activity in Chelan Hills (and all the additional areas who enjoy our amenities).  Residential Single Family5 Active ListingsAverage List Price: $602,790Average Days on Market: 55 daysHighest List Price: $795,000Lowest List Price. $499,950  2 Pending SalesAverage List Price: $749,500Average Days on Market: 11 daysHighest Price: $1,050,000Lowest Price: $449,000 No Residential Sales closed this week.  Vacant Land Activity:  7 Active ListingsAverage List Price: $113,757Average Days on Market: 307 daysHighest List Price: $198,500Lowest List Price. $55,000 1 Pending Sale this weekAverage List Price: $89,900Ave...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
 If your dreaming of building on Waterfront in the Chelan Valley, there are many opportunitites for both Lake front and River front in Chelan and Manson. Ranging in price from $69,000 to nearly $1.9M, there's bound to be something that will work for you. Check out all the available waterfront lots active inventory in the Valley here. 
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
  Lake Chelan Real Estate  New Construction Activity over the last 6 months.  There is currently about a 6 month supply of new homes in various stages of construction for sale in the Lake Chelan Valley. As of today, there are 22 homes for sale ranging in size from just over 1000 square ft to over 4100 sq. feet. Inventory peaked in January 2017 with the introduction to several pre-sale listings in Manson.    Here's a review of inventory and activity for Single Family new construction listings and sales for the past 6 months* Active Listings: Currently Availability: 22Lowest priced listing: $269,950Highest priced listing: $1,99,950Average List price: $663,241Median List price: $642,250Average Market time: 141 Days Pending Listings: Total number: 3Lowest priced listing: $294,900Highest pri...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Water View Homes Available Now in Chelan WAWho would't want a room with a view like this? Or how about several rooms? Your own Condo or House off water to enjoy everything that's amazing in Chelan and Manson WA?  Depending on your needs and price range, the perfect place may be on the market right now. Waiting for Spring/Summer means more competition from buyers visiting the area. Take a look at the view home numbers and inventory.  Currently there are 53 Single Family Homes and Condos for sale with Water views in both Chelan and Manson (excluding deeded marina boat slips). Ranging in price from $1.2 Million to $138,000.  Ranging in size from 279 square feet to over 4,000 square feet, there's something for almost anyone interested in owning a piece of "Small Town America" with a view.  ...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Is it Winter Yet?If we're talking Chelan.....um, yeah!In Seattle, we don't generally see much snow and ice, at least on a regular basis. But in Chelan Washington, where there are 4 distinct Seasons every year, you can bet on blue skies, sunshine and crisp white landscapes. This is why we love Chelan, it's beautiful all year long! You can learn more about the Chelan area here and feel free to browse available properties in and around Lake Chelan here. 
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Lake Chelan Mid Year Real Estate Update 2016Single Family Home Sales in Chelan and Manson for the first half of 2016 are continuing the upward trend year-to-date for the past 5 years and showing a nearly 13% year over year increase from the first half of 2015. Between the dawn of the New Year and the end of June, 85 properties had closed Escrow for an average price of $528,172.The Lowest Priced sale was $75,000 and the Highest Priced Sale was $1,661,000. The Median price was $400,000. Given Chelan is primarily a Vacation/Second Home market, it's not surprising market times here are higher than in the Seattle/Bellevue market. For the first half of 2016, properties stayed in Active Status for an average of 117 Days. And for the non-analytics out there, feel free to pop over to our local s...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Homes for Sale in Lake Chelan Hills neighborhoods of Chelan, WAWhy Do People Buy here? Chelan Hills, all 3 divisions, offers unique opportunities for a diversified group of potential home buyers. One of the few communities with waterfront amenities, many buyers opt to buy here due to the wonderful community Lake front parks, 2 pools and moorage options deeded with each property for a relatively low annual HOA fee. Looking for a home in Chelan Hills?Interested in finding homes for sale in the Chelan Hills Neighborhood of Chelan WA? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Renton. What's the Neighborhood Like?There are three divisions that comprise Chelan Hills. All three are completely independent of the others, however they collectively share the commun...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Chelan Winterfest 2017 Mark your calendars, as Chelan's Winterfest Event is coming up soon! Once again, taking place over two weekends, this years, January 13-15 and January 20-22, the event has grown over the last 30 years since it's inception, but has managed to maintain the intimate, small town Americana feel. There are activities for all ages, wine tasting along Woodin Ave, Ice Sculptures, Beach bonfire on the shores of Lake Chelan, fireworks, Ale tasting and so much more.  WARNING!! Sitting on the Ice Throne can be a bit more than expectedYep...cold seat.  Looking to buy in the Chelan Valley? We've been where you are and would love to help you find the property you're dreaming of! Feel free to start your search here. Or if there's something specific you're looking for, let us know ...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
How much do Houses on Lake Chelan Cost?When the sun is shining and the skies are blue, Lake Chelan is at it's best! This fourth of July weekend, boaters are out in force enjoying the great weather and "smooth sailing".  Being in real estate, one of my favorite things to do is take a tour of waterfront homes from the waters.If you're here in town, or are plan on visiting soon, you might find yourself wondering what do those houses on the water go for? How much do they cost. You might be surprised at how high some of them sell for and what some of the smaller cabin type properties can be scooped up for.  There are several really great waterfront homes on the market right now in Chelan. Ranging from There are several really great waterfront properties on the market right now ranging from $...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Almost 2 years ago my husband and I  decided to purchase a vacation home in Chelan, WA. I don't include him in the decision to buy because, well...when it comes to my husband he's the kind of guy who doesn't like change of any kind. But we both liked Chelan alot and I was  "into" the idea of having a get-away place of our own. Not only had we been visiting Lake Chelan for years with friends and family; but I was intrigued by the investment upside of the area with it's increasing number of wineries and growing popularity as a wedding destination. At first we weren't really sure how often we would want to make the 3-hour drive or what our flexibility to get away for long weekends might be; so we began our search with the idea of buying a vacant lot to build upon in the future. As our sear...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Secrets to selling and why that guy's house sold so fast! Tim and Mary Flood, your Lake Chelan Realtors want to share some tips with you on the secret to selling a home fast, in any market. These tips can help almost any homeowner needing to sell. Remember I said NEEDING to sell. You may want to sell because you found a home down the block that was bigger and it seemed like a good time to sell but if you don't NEED to sell, these may not be the tips for you. First determine if you are a serious seller or just playing the market. 1. Know your competition. If you don't know what's out there, there is no way you can compete. You must know all the similar homes on the market, what they have sold for, are selling for and how quickly they went under contract. Your Chelan real estate agent wil...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Can I Buy Land for Zero Down? When you borrow money for land lenders see it more as a risk because the loan's collateral, the property, isn't developed or currently being used. Because of this reason, lenders see it as easier for the borrower to default on the loan and leave the lender with the land that's harder to resell without improvements. Typically down payments and interest rates are higher for land loans than they are for home mortgage loans. Land loans are riskier for lenders because the loan's collateral, the property, isn't currently being used. That makes it easier for the owner to walk away and leave the lender with the land. Because of that, interest rates are higher for land loans than they are for manufactured mortgage loans. There are current programs that do allow for ...
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
HistoryBeebe Ranch was first planted to orchards on the Columbia River in 1910. In the early days, the only way to reach Beebe Ranch was by boat or ferry from Chelan Falls.  By a special act of congress, the Beebe Family was granted permission to build a bridge over the Columbia River.  The original Beebe Bridge, the first suspension bridge in Washington State, was completed in 1919, at a cost of $75,000. Upon completion it was the largest privately built and owned bridge in the world.In 1947 the Beebe Orchard Company was the state's largest apple growing enterprise operated by a single family.  By 1979 the Beebe Orchard and Ranch enterprise operated on a total of 627 acres and stretched over three miles along the Columbia River.  It had an annual production of over 400,000 boxes of app...
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By Al Lorenz
(Criterion Properties)
The City of Chelan on July 14, 2010 received a Planned Development District application. A determination of complete application was issued on August 20, 2010. Proposal: The project is a master planned resort that will include up to 45 cottage style one and two story units approximately 8.2 acres. The site will be served by SR 97A and new private roads within the development. Location: The project proposal is located along SR 97A east of Water Street; the area commonly referred to as the “Three Fingers” and upland parcels south of SR97A in Chelan, WA. Applicant: GBI Holding Company – Bill Terhaar PO Box 598; Wenatchee, WA 98807.
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As you can imagine, most "highest priced" homes in the Lake Chelan area are waterfront homes. So far, in 2010, the highest price home sale was $2,050,000 for a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath approximately 6000 square foot home at 142 Spader Bay Road in the City of Chelan. This is pretty close to last year's high sale, if you don't count the big property sale, of $1.95 million. The 2009 highest price sale was a $3.5 million property with a couple of older homes on it, which are likely to be remodeled or removed, making it sort of a waterfront land sale. The actual highest price home that is likely to be used close to as it was sold was a $1.95 million dollar sale of a north shore home. In 2008, the highest price residential sale was a home at 1215 Wapato Way in Manson. This is a 7 bedroom, 4 bathro...
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