Monday, December 27, 2010

T&T Real Estate now on Facebook!

T&T Real Estate, LLC is now on Facebook!  "Like us" to follow the latest listings, property statistics and community information for the Okanogan Valley! 

Okanogan Valley - Community Reports

Are you interested in owning property in the Okanogan Valley, but want to know more about the area?  Use this link to learn more!  Population statistics, wages, crime, school information and much more!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

December Real Estate Update for the Okanogan Valley

The number of homes sold decreased slightly in November to 14, down from 15 in October, with an average sales price of $161,300, up from $158,048 in October.  Average days on market for November was 209, up slightly from 194 DOM in October. As of 12/7/10, there were 244 active residential listings.  Search homes here
Land sales also decreased slightly to 6, down from 8 sold in October.  As of 12/7/10, there were 484 active land listings.

These are sales reported through the NWMLS, and do not include private sales or those from offices who are not members of NWMLS.  These statistics are deemed reliable, but are not guaranteed.   

 $/SF  DOM
 Okanogan  2  1.00  760  0.12  1922  29.61  35  $30,000  $22,500
 Omak  0  0.00  1957  79  $149,900  $94,500
 Omak  3  2.00  1,800  0.12  1925  61.11  414  $134,900  $110,000
 Omak  3  1.75  1,842  0.11  1965  70.58  149  $139,500  $130,000
 Okanogan  3  1.50  1,332  1910  120.12  369  $165,000  $160,000
 Tonasket  4  2.00  1,850  1.70  1988  102.70  175  $219,000  $190,000
 Omak  3  2.00  1,642  0.14  2009  119.37  462  $235,000  $196,000
 Oroville  5  2.00  3,258  1910  61.39  98  $215,000  $200,000
 Omak  3  2.00  1,784  2.82  1974  131.73  255  $274,900  $235,000
 Omak  4  1.75  2,530  4.77  1962  108.70  56  $314,900  $275,000
 AVERAGES  209  $187,810  $161,300
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Here are a few winter safety tips from the Aeneas Valley Fire District :  

• Have a 5 to 10 lbs. ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher available in your home and read the
instructions on how to use the extinguisher and where to place it.
• Have your drive way cleaned and your address clearly posted so emergency services, EMS,
Sheriff’s deputies and Fire personnel can make it in to assist when called.
• Be sure to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and be careful on the chair or ladder.
• Have your chimney inspected and if necessary cleaned or repaired each spring.

Visit the Sitzmark Ski Club for a list up their upcoming events!
Plan your winter trips - visit the WSDOT for road conditions, and check our local weather conditions.   
Fudge Puddles 
Aside from having a ridiculously cute name, this winning chocolate/peanut butter combo has made it to my annual list of "must make" Christmas cookies...

½ cup butter
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¾ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
Fudge Filling:
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 – 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Chopped peanuts
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars; add egg and vanilla.  Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture.  Mix well.  Chill for 1 hour.  Shape into 48 1- inch balls.  Place in lightly greased mini-muffin tins.  Bake at 325 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.   Remove from oven and immediately make “wells” in the center of each by lightly pressing with a melon baller.  Cool in pans for 5 minutes, then carefully remove to wire racks.  For filling, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water.  Stir in milk and vanilla; mix well.  Using a small pitcher or pastry bag, fill each shell with filling.  Sprinkle with peanuts. 
Yield:  4 dozen

I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.  Thomas Jefferson

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!