Covington, WA Real Estate News

By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday I hope that your day is starting off nicely.  All is good at my house - just enjoying a quiet morning watching my kitty play with her newest toy - The Christmas Tree!  Yep, she thinks I put it up just for her. Did you have a good week?  This is how I spent my week - baking all my favorite Christmas cookies!  YUM!  Do you have a favorite cookie that just screams Christmas?  For me it these - peanut blossoms - and spritz. The ones my mom always made when I was a little girl.  it just isn't quite Christmas until I've had my cookies :) Enjoy the quotes and I'll see you next Friday with some new ones. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybod...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday!   I hope that your day is starting of swell!  It is Brrrrrr cold here!  Oh my we are having a cold snap and we don't get these very often.  We never got above freezing at my house yesterday and I don't think we will today either.  It is sure beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.  Now we just need some snow! I hope you enjoy this weeks selection of quotes.  I'll see you next Friday with some new ones.  Until then you have a splendid day! ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. ~C.S. Lewis   The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary. ~Vidal Sassoon   Some pursue happine...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Here is a quick look at what it going on in the real estate market in our area, zip code 98042... There are currently 122 homes for sale with prices ranging from $74,000 to $1,350,000. 1 and 2-bedrooms homes for sale: 8 3 bedroom homes for sale: 60 4 bedroom homes for sale: 41 5+ bedroom homes for sale: 13   There were 39 homes that sold in November, 2013. 33  were re-sale homes and 6 were new construction. A further breakout shows what type of homes sold... New Construction: 15% Bank Owned: 23% Short Sales: 10% Regular Re-sales:52%   The average sale price was: $285,000      Average Days on Market was: 49 Low sales price was: $111,299 High sales price was: $650,000   *These are sales listed in the MLS only, it does not reflect any private sales.  
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Here is a quick look at what it going on in the real estate market in our area, Winterwood, Lake Winterwood and Remington.   There are currently 6 homes for sale with prices ranging from $369,950 to $489,000 Winterwood - 3 Lake Winterwood - 1 Remington - 2   There are currently 6 homes under conract for sale with prices ranging from $189,950 to $428,000 Winterwood - 2 Lake Winterwood - 1 Remington - 3     There have been 21 homes sell since the first of the year with prices ranging from $280,000 to $429,000 Winterwood - 10 Lake Winterwood - 1 Remington - 10   A further breakout shows what type of homes sold... New Construction: 0% Bank Owned: 0% Short Sales: 9.5% Regular Re-sales: 90.5%   Average Days on Market was: 35     *These are sales listed in the MLS only, it does not reflect an...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Happy Friday and Happy Thanksgiving!   I hope this finds your morning starting off swell.  It is chilly here at my house - our third straight day in a row to wake to frost.  But the frosty mornings have been followed by tons of sunshine - which for us is a total treat!!!! Since next Friday is Thanksgiving weekend I won't be sharing any quotes like normal.   So I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will see you in two weeks with new quotes. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough. ~Joe E. Lewis   When you get to then end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt    Live the life you love... Love the life you live. ~Unknown   There are...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday!   I hope this finds your week ending swell.   They say we have a storm a coming - so I think my week is going to end on the WET side with snow in the mountains.  And then they say it will get really chilly, so I best find my gloves :)  I think winter is finally upon us. I hope you enjoy this weeks selection of quotes.  I will see you next Friday with some new ones. Enjoy! ....geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Everyone's life is under someone's control - it might as well be under your own so that you can direct your own destiny.  ~Harry Tucker Education is when you read the fine print.  Experience is what you get if you don't.  ~Pete Seeger Very often a change of self is needed more than a change ...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
      Happy Friday!    I hope that your week is ending nicely!   All is good here in the Pacific Northwest - just wet and blustery like normal for this time of year.   It is starting to feel more winter like now than fall like.   The "s" word has even already cropped up in the mountains!!  Here is to hoping we get some white stuff in the lowlands this year. I have a new selection of quotes for you.  Enjoy and I will see you with some more next Friday. ...geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   What we ponder and what we think about sets the course of our life. ~Jim Rohn   Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. ~Maimonides   All my life I u...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Here is a quick look at what it going on in the real estate market in our area, zip code 98042... There are currently 148 homes for sale with prices ranging from $80,000 to $1,787,787. 1 and 2-bedrooms homes for sale: 7 3 bedroom homes for sale: 63 4 bedroom homes for sale: 61 5+ bedroom homes for sale: 17   There were 37 homes that sold in October, 2013. 27  were re-sale homes and 10 were new construction. A further breakout shows what type of homes sold... New Construction: 27% Bank Owned: 10% Short Sales: 19% Regular Re-sales: 44%   The average sale price was: $296,704    Average Days on Market was: 63 Low sales price was: $40,000.00 High sales price was: $810,000.00   *These are sales listed in the MLS only, it does not reflect any private sales.  
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Yep - don't forget that tonight is the night we turn the clocks back.  You get a whole extra hour to use however you'd like!  What will you do with yours?  I hope whatever it is,  it is something FUN!     Enjoy your hour!   ...geri
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
        Happy Friday!    I hope this finds you have a nice start to your morning.  We have had a very foggy week 'round these parts.  The sun has broken through a few times, but mostly we are just socked in!  Here is hoping for the sun to burn through later today!! I will be taking some time off next week, so I won't be here with quotes on Friday like normal.  So enjoy this weeks selection and I'll see you in two weeks. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder one.           ~W. J. Slim     Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ~John Wooden     The most important trip you may ever ...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
WOW!  My brother-in-law shared this with me and it is truly amzing.  What a beautiful rendition of a lovely song.  I hope you enjoy!  Have a fantastic Monday! ...geri    
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday! Yep if I am here with quotes you know it must be Friday :)   Do you have any big weekend plans? So far it looks to be quiet on my end. But LOL the last three weeks I thought that on Friday afternoon and then ended up working - so who knows if my phone will ring and hi ho, hi ho, off to work I will go.... Or if I will get a nice quiet day at home :)   Whatever you do this weekend I hope it is splendid! And they say it will be sunny!! Here is hoping so! Enjoy the quotes and I'll see you next week with some new ones.   ....geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. ~Unk...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
      Here is a quick look at what it going on in the real estate market in our area, Winterwood, Lake Winterwood and Remington.    There are currently 4 homes for sale with prices ranging from $330,000 to $445,000 Winterwood - 2 Lake Winterwood - 1 Remington - 1   There are currently 5 homes under conract for sale with prices ranging from $189,950 to $368,500 Winterwood - 1 Lake Winterwood - 0 Remington - 4     There have been 21 homes sell since the first of the year with prices ranging from $280,000 to $429,000 Winterwood - 10 Lake Winterwood - 10 Remington - 1   A further breakout shows what type of homes sold... New Construction: 0% Bank Owned: 0% Short Sales: 9.5% Regular Re-sales: 90.5%   Average Days on Market was: 35     *These are sales listed in the MLS only, it does not refl...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
  Before the temps get too cold it is a good time to take advantage of these last few Indian Summer days and prepare your home for winter.  Here are some ideas of things to check to prepare for the colder months... - Inspect your roof and replace any damaged or missing shingles. - Make sure gutters and downspouts are free of leaves and debris. - Consider a fresh coat of paint or sealer on your deck. - On a windy day, close your windows and then feel for any air leaks and then seal them. - Turn off any outdoor faucets or in-ground sprinkler systems and drain them.  - Insulate any exposed plumbing.  - If you have an A/C unit remove leaves or debris from the outside unit and cover for the winter. - Have your chimney cleaned and inspected. - Have your furnace cleaned and inspected.
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
      Happy Friday and happy almost mid October!   WOW, where is the time going? Three Weeks from yesterday is Halloween! You better start stocking up on candy for those little trick or treaters :)   I hope you enjoy this weeks selection of quotes. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you next Friday with some new ones!   ....geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope. ~Epictetus   You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. ~Chinese Proverb   Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy. ~Janet Long   If you really do put a small value upon yourself...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Fall!   And it certaily feels like FALL 'round these parts!  Or maybe more like winter with all the rain we have been getting.  Typically we don't see totals like this until November or December.  September went down as the wettest September on record.  And so far October is looking to be about the same.  Although they say SUN for today, so here is hoping!!   Enjoy this weeks selection of quotes and I will see you next Friday with some more.  Enjoy! ....geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   If you wait, all that happens is you get older. ~Larrty McMurty     Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. ~Earl Wilson     I like the dreams of the future better than the history...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
Here is a quick look at what it going on in the real estate market in our area, zip code 98042... There are currently 153 homes for sale with prices ranging from $65,000 to $1,787,787. 1 and 2-bedrooms homes for sale: 8 3 bedroom homes for sale: 63 4 bedroom homes for sale: 62 5+ bedroom homes for sale: 20   There were 75 homes that sold in September, 2013. 65  were re-sale homes and 10 were new construction. A further breakout shows what type of homes sold... New Construction: 13% Bank Owned: 6% Short Sales: 14% Regular Re-sales: 67%   The average sale price was: $284,124     Average Days on Market was: 32 Low sales price was: $99,001.00 High sales price was: $615,000.00   *These are sales listed in the MLS only, it does not reflect any private sales.  
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
      Happy Friday!!!  I hope this finds you doing well.   All is good with me - just trying to adjust to the fact that summer has left!  And oh how quickly that happened!  The rains this month are well above average and we have had some really cool temps too.   Definitely not feeling summer like anymore.  Bye, bye flip flops!  :( My nephew texted me the other day that he heard they have had snow at Paradise at Mt. Rainier.  Oh my...  Snow in September!  I wonder what kind of winter we will have... Enjoy this weeks selection of quotes and I will see you next week with some new ones. ...geri ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many people like to think that they will find balance AFTER they find success.  But in reality, achievi...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
    Happy Friday!     I hope this finds your morning starting off nicely.  All is good in my corner of the world, although it certainly feels very fall like out there.  It is very chilly and they say it will be damp by the end of the day.  Yesterday was sunny and mid 70's...  just perfect!  But I fear that might have been the end of summer for us.  But what a summer it has been!!  Enjoy this weeks selection of quotes and I will see you next Friday with some new ones. ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so.    ~German Proverb Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the mastery of it.  ~Mark Twain Bad habits are like a comfortable bed...  Easy to get into but hard to ge...
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By geri wehry, your agent for life
(RE/MAX Select R.E.)
          Happy Friday!     Yep, if I am here with quotes, it must be Friday :)      I hope that you have had a wonderful week.  Mine has been lovely, very busy work wise (still!) and weatherwise... just stunning!  Another beautiful week here in the PNW and they say today and tomorrow will be just as lovely.  Woo hoo - I am not putting my flip flops away just yet! I hope you enjoy this weeks selection of quotes and I will see you next Friday with some new ones. Enjoy! ...geri   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~Mark Twain   Don't cut your conscience to fit this year's fashions. ~Lillian Hellman   Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yi...
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