I think it is worth mentioning, that in spite of the tax credit coming to an end on April 30th, the real estate market has not come to a screeching halt! I have had two buyers that I have been working with for a while now, and both qualified for the tax credit. While we searched and searched for the right home in hopes of meeting the deadline, we were just not finding the right properties. Realizing that we were better off to find the "right deal", rather than "a deal", we removed the deadline from our consideration. Ironically, within a week of the tax credit ending, we were able to get both buyers under contract with newly listed homes. Not only did each buyer ultimately get a better deal financially, they are buying homes that are all around more suited to their needs. So, congratulations to both!
OKANOGAN VALLEY SNAPSHOT
April Residential Sales for the Okanogan Valley
|CITY||BED||BATH||SQ. FEET||LOT SIZE||YEAR||DOM||ORIGINAL |
|AVERAGES||20.91 ac||$2,595.28||356 ||$49,821.43||$42,339|
Just listed this exquisite log home on 21 irrigated acres in Aeneas Valley. About 4,400 square feet - 3,800 of finely crafted, finished living space, 600 rough finished storage/work room areas. Features include solarium, in-floor radiant heat with tile flooring throughout main floor, three covered porches, deck, walk-in pantry, large basement perfect for entertaining, attached garage, detached shop and much more! Click here for more information and photos!
|Just listed! Ranch style rambler sits at the end of the road, on 96 acres of Horse Heaven! Spacious home with over 3100 square feet features a livingroom fireplace, central vacuuming system, large walk-in pantry, family room, large deck with hot tub, fenced and landscaped yard with three ponds and much more! 36 X 48 horse barn with lots of amenities, 30 X 60 shop, riding arena, fenced and cross fenced, and national forest to ride into! Click here for more photos and details!|
* May 7-8th: Oroville May Festival details at http://www.orovillewashington.com/
* May 7-9: Annie Get Your Gun at the Omak Performing Arts Center http://www.omakpac.com/
* May 14-15: Relay for Life fundraiser for American Cancer Society in Okanogan
* May 14-16: Okanogan Junior Rodeo at Omak Stampede arena http://www.ctjra.org/
* June 3-5: Tonasket Founder's Day - downtown festival and rodeo http://www.tvbrc.org/ (watch for the Holan kids in the Tonasket marching band on Saturday! One flute, one trombone - shameless plug, I know!)
* June 4 through September: Tonasket Farmer's Market in Triangle Park - every Thursday 3-7:00 pm 486-1328
FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS...
I got this recipe from my mother-in-law years ago, and make it quite a bit this time of year! With Memorial Day coming up, I thought you might like to try it too.
1 lb. burger – cooked and drained
½ lb. bacon cut into small pieces – fried and drained
½ cup chopped onion (cooked with burger)
½ cup catsup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. mustard
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 large can pork & beans
1 15 oz. can baby limas (or other white bean)
1 15 oz. can kidney beans
Dash of liquid smokeBake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or crockpot 1-2 hours.
PEARLS OF WISDOM...
It is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness. Eleanor Roosevelt