Okanogan County, 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)
This Alta Lake View Home in Pateros WA is SOLD! The City of Pateros is a charming town in Oakanogan County, nestled against the East side of the Cascade Mountains and is located where the Methow River meets the mighty Columbia. Located at 50 Long Dr which is tucked away on the back 9 of Alta Lake Golf Course, this 3 BR basement Rambler was custom built in 2007 and has a beautiful view out the back of the Lake, framed by the fully landscaped rear yard. Unfortunately a job transfer dictated the sale of this home and in 2014, when the Carlton Complex fire swept through Pateros, the market came to a stand still. I'm happy to say the market, along with the trees and natural vegetation are coming back with a bang! It was my pleasure helping these sellers finally (after being on and off the ma...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Mazama Cabin In The Woods This great cozy log cabin located in Mazama Washington sits at the gates of the Pasayten Wilderness.  World Class outdoor recreation surrounds you in this special spot. Outbuilding, shed and bunk house for added fun.  Bring those recreational toys, you will need them and there is plenty of storage area  for them too. Community riverfront access to the beautiful Methow River and close to the mystical Lost River too. Affordable fun awaits.    Overview Maps Photos $129,500 Single Family Home Main Features 1 BathroomInterior: 480 sqftLot: 15,000 sqftYear Built: 1985MLS #: 1024796 Location 19 Doe Rd.Mazama, WA 98833USA Mary V. Lockman MB, CRS, ABR, GR e-PRO, SFR, RSPS, R www.methowrealestateservices.com Windermere Real Estate - Methow Valley 313 East HWY 20 Twisp, ...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Music lovers here are two more great bands, coming to little ole Winthrop Washington and playing for free.Starting off the weekend is Stubborn Sons with a big bold sound of hard driving gritty rock and roll. Bring that rebel yelp with you to this party.Friday 7:00pm Winthrop Washington at the Old School House Brew Pub and note the cost is FREE! The following night is the melodic sounds of folk rock singer Antonette Goroch. Cost is Free!! Time is 7:00pm and location is once again the fun spot in Winthrop, Washington. The Old School House Brew Pub.
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Winthrop Washington is host to great live music and this holiday weekend September 4, 5, 6, and 7 is no exception. Here are some of the highlights:Mountain and Tunnels has a Blue Grass background and is pref0rming on Sept 4, 2015 at the Old School House Brew Pub starting at 7:00pm price is FREE!!!Saturday is a big music day with The Chris Eger Band playing Saturday night September 5, 2015 at the Old School House Brew Pub in Winthrop,Washington starting at 7:00pm cost is again free.Local favorite WIld Mountain Nation will also play on Saturday at Methow Valley Ciderhouse from 3:00pm to 6:00pm cost is $3.00 for adults, kids free
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Methow Valley Music Memorial Weekend 2015May is turning out to be music surprise month. Highlights of the numerous live music events hosted this weekend include Wild Mountain Nation at the Cider House on the East Chewack just north of Winthrop Washington. Sunday May 24, 2015 starting at 3pm, cost is three dollars ($3).Also performing live music is the Dirk Quinn Band playing their unique funk/jass infusion Saturday night May 23, 2015 starting at 7:00 pm at the Old School House Brew Pub. Cost is FREE!
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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Being watched by Uncle Buck             Okanogan Home Inspections   During a home inspection in Winthrop, WA I was treated to some spectacular views. Sometimes being a home inspector has its perks.     All through the day I found I was being watched by a local resident. There was this Buck with several Does around just hanging out and enjoying the views also. They obviously were very comfortable and not shy. I guess no one is hunting up in this area.   I love this photo I caught the buck with his tongue out.   I can only think Uncle Buck approved of me being there. NCW Home Inspections, LLC  is a Licensed Washington State Home Inspection service located in Wenatchee Washington serving Chelan County, Douglas County, Kittitas County, Okanogan County and Grant County Washington and the cit...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
      Together we will rise up from the ashes in Methow Valley. Yet another great benefit to help victims of the Carlton Complex fire. This Saturday October 18, 2014 at Twisp Works from 2 pm until 10:00 pm. Music will be playing at various locations continuously at the Twisp Works complex. What an awesome line up of artists and events. One great music group after another will bring music to your ears. Cost is $20. Visit Twisp Works Phoenix Festival to check out the amazing line up. Reggae, blues and World Music to name a few acts coming to the stage. Here is one group playing amongst many popular artists.
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Blues for the Burn is hosting a fun night this Friday August 29, 2014 starting at 7pm until 11pm. Local acts take the stage first and then watch out for Too Slim and the Taildraggers.   The Blues for the Burn is a fun evening at the Winthrop Barn this Friday night starting at 7pm and going to 11pm.  The gig is to benefit victims of the Carlton Complex Fire, an historic event taking out 315 homes, followed by the Signal Hill Fire taking 10 more homes.  The next day wind blew down big trees knocking out at least two more homes. Then the heavy rains came and caused flooding and mud slides taking out 10 more homes. Egads what next?  Donations are suggested at 20 dollars per person and all proceeds go directly to victims. Tim has something there with his Last Train erily prophetic.  Here is ...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
  Methow Valley is hopping this weekend with live music on July 11, 2014. On July 12, 2014 is another fun filled day with the Winthrop Wine Festival scheduled at Mack Lloyd Park from 11 – 6pm, fee is $15 and that provides 12 tasting tickets for local wineries.  Then following that rigth up is live Reggae music with the Dime Store Prophets at the Old School House Brew Pub just around the corner in Winthrop Washington.
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
This Friday in famous Winthrop Washington of beautiful Methow Valley Dedric Clark and the Social Animals will be playing at the Old Schoolhouse Brew Pub. Yet another free world class live music group visiting all the way from Duluth, Minnesota.  American, and pop classics are just a few of the unique sounds this band creates. Music will start at 7:00pm at the Brew Pub in Winthrop on June 20th, 2014. Hope to see you there.  
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
The month of May 2014 sales reports for Methow Valley real estate are here. No surprises as May remains a strong month for sales and pended transactions year after year. The opening of the North Cascades allows eager visitors easy access to the beautiful Methow Valley. Methow Valley Real Estate For Sale in May 2014: 410 units. • Up 14.5% compared to the last month • Down 9.7%% compared to the last year Methow Valley Real Estate Sold in May 2014: 20 units. • Up 185.7% compared to the last month • Up 25% compared to the last year Methow Valley Real Estate Placed under Contract in May 2014: 29 units. • Up 61.1% compared to the last month • Up 11.5%% compared to the last year The data presented is based on information from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, (statistics not compiled or ...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
April 2014, another beautiful spring in sunny Methow Valley.  Now with the highway open in May 2014, it is not surprising to see the market tick up. Spring has seen an uptick in pending sales from 9 homes in March to 19 homes in April 2014.  This is not unusual for Methow Valley as the highway opens every May, June and snow melts away for easier walking around those boundary lines. The charts below encompass all property types including land, homes, commercial etc. The diverse and unique communities that make up beautiful Methow Valley trending from the northern to southern regions include: Lost River, East Chewack, West Chewack, Mazama, Edelweiss, Rendezvous, Wolf Creek, Winthrop West, Winthrop Washington, Winthrop South, Twin Lakes, Pine Forest, Twisp - Winthrop Rd., Twisp, Twisp Rive...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Winthrop Washington is the home of great free live music. A local favorite thing to do on weekends is saunter on over to the Winthrop Pub and hear some great live music from around the country. This Saturday check out who we have coming to town, 7:00 pm cost is free.. >
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Calico comes to Winthrop Washington May 3, 2014 Tonight (Saturday May 3, 2014) free live music delivered by Calico comes highly recommended by some of Methow Valley's long standing local music lovers. When the word country is included in the genre of music, this northeast coast born, and as my closest friends know me "hard core dead head", usually turns and runs. So many friends have said oh no Mary you will love this band. So I looked them up, check out this live video, and sure enough, they sound darn tootin foot stompin great. Downtown Winthrop at the Old School House Brewery FREE at 7:00pm tonight. Hope to see you there! Spring and all the fun Methow Valley has to serve up is in the air.  
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Even though we are experiencing historical low snow conditions for this Methow Valley Winter 2014, there are still plenty of things to try out right here in Winthrop Washington. Besides all the free live music the Old School House Brew Pub in Winthrop Washington serves up almost every weekend, here is an affordable actiivity the whole family can do together:  The Winthrop Ice Rink will host cheap skating fees this Tuesday January 14, 2014.  The time is 3:30pm to 6:00pm $3 for adults and just $2.25 for students.  Call 509 996 4199 for more information. 
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Methow Valley Skiers unhappy with the lowest snow conditions reported in 20 years? Come get on the Methow Valley winter outdoor recreation fun train.  This unusual winter in Methow Valley is offering up some amazing fun. Here are three things to help get that smile back on your face: 1. Lots of snow can also means lots of storms. Almost everyday has been clear with beautiful skies.     2. Hiking continues well into this 2013 winter recreational season in Methow Valley.  Quickly gear up with nothing more than hiking boots and cotton socks and tromp on up to the top of the dry-land mountains.  These North Cascade eastern slopes are sweltering hot in summer and yet have some of the most stunning views of the region. 3. Most of the Methow Valley Cross Country Ski Trails are open, and the co...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
Methow Valley real estate market report for August 2013 . Comparing August 2012 with the August 2013 sales reports indicates consistency in the market with little change. Methow Valley real estate market is active and slowly but surely improving day by day, step by step perhaps taking pressure off the discerning shoppers and sellers. The charts encompass all property types including land, homes, commercial etc. The diverse and unique communities that make up beautiful Methow Valley trending from the northern to southern regions include: Lost River, East Chewack, West Chewack, Mazama, Edelweiss, Rendezvous, Wolf Creek, Winthrop West, Winthrop Washington, Winthrop South, Twin Lakes, Pine Forest, Twisp - Winthrop Rd., Twisp, Twisp River Rd., Twisp South, Twisp Carlton Rd., Carlton and Meth...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
The market statistics for Methow Valley real estate are here for July 2013.  With low sample size in the Methow Valley rural communities, and a strong basis for comparison (the 2012 year and months preceding 2013) this is as predicted.  The Methow Valley real estate market continues to remain active and dynamic. The data presented in the charts below is based on information from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, (Statistics not compiled or published by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service)   The charts encompass all property types including land, homes, commercial etc. The diverse and unique communities that make up beautiful Methow Valley trending from the northern to southern regions include: Lost River, East Chewack, West Chewack, Mazama, Edelweiss, Rendezvous, Wolf Creek, Wi...
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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
The Revelers are coming, the Revelers are coming. Methow Valley Dancers get ready to have a great night of fun swiggling and wiggling to this tight group playing together for over 10 years.  Methow Valley Music Scene is red hot this April 2013 and this band is one of the highlights. Learn more from our hosts the Methow Valley Arts Alliance here: http://www.methowvalleyarts.org/arts-and-events/ Check out their cool sound:  

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By Mary Lockman, Methow Valley Real Estate
(Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley)
  It is that time again when the Methow Valley real estate sales activity and market reports are available for March 2013. Looking at the data based on information from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, (Statistics not compiled or published by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service)  March 2013 market reports are predictable with logical increases in sale and pending sales compared to last month with the exception of new inventory. One might think as spring approaches far more new listings would be arriving. We can watch this category to see if there is more increased movement next month for new listings in the Methow Valley real estate market early spring 2013. The table below summarizes the reports followed by the more detailed chart information.     Current vs. Previous Month C...
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