Thursday, January 13, 2011

January Real Estate Update for the Okanogan Valley


The number of homes sold in the Okanogan Valley in December increased to 15, up from 14 in November, with an average sale price increasing to $183,567, up from $161,300 in November.  Average days on market was 254 days, compared to 209 in November. As of 1/7/11, there were 219 active residential listingsSearch homes here.

Vacant land sales were up in December as well, 11 sold in December compared to 6 in November.   

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

 $/SF  DOM
 Omak  3  1.00  1,846  0.11 ac
 1930  35.21  161  $94,900  $65,000
 Conconully  3  0.75  1,232  1983  81.17  177  $120,000  $100,000
 Tonasket  4  2.25  2,690  1.10 ac
 1918  37.17  8  $109,900  $100,000
 Oroville  3  1.00  1,820  1939  64.84
 330  $128,000  $118,000
 Oroville  3  2.00  0.34 ac
 1960  349  $174,000  $124,000
 Omak  3  1.75  1,152  0.23 ac
 1975  124.13  282  $145,000  $143,000
 Oroville  3  2.00  1,263  0.16 ac
 2006  126.68  123  $174,900  $160,000
 Oroville  2  1.00  906 0.26 ac
 1971  198.68  183  $98,000  $180,000
 Oroville  2  1.50  2,082  0.94 ac
 1911  8646  183  $124,900  $180,000
 Tonasket  3  2.00  1,560 11.60 ac
 1992  116.67  243  $198,000  $182,000
 Omak  3  2.00   1,874
0.28 ac
 2008  104.06  182  $239,500  $195,000
 Oroville  3  2.00  1,276  9.80 ac
 1995  160.66  328  $249,950  $205,000
 Oroville  3  2.75  2,240  0.51 ac
 1993  123.44  721  $309,900  $276,500
 Okanogan  3  2.75  3,776 18.91 ac
 1996  86.07  241  $405,000  $325,000
 Oroville  2  1.75  1,231 0.06 ac
 2007  324.94  304  $439,900  $400,000
 AVERAGES  1,782  254  $200,790  $183,567

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Creamy Coconut Squares

A friend recently introduced me to this recipe, which uses coconut flour - something I had not tried before, but YUM!  Coconut flour is a high fiber, high protein, gluten-free, not to mention tasty alternative to wheat or other flour.  It also calls for xylitol in place of sugar, a more more healthful alternative.  Look in your local health food store for ingredients. 

1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1 cube butter (1/4 lb.)
4 large eggs
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup xylitol 
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, grease 11 X 7 pan with coconut oil.  Cream butter, cream cheese and eggs - add remaining ingredients until well blended.  Pour batter into greased pan, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Makes 24.

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  Benjamin Franklin


  1. okay, what is Xylitol? Some kind of oil? The recipe sounds good - but coconut can make nearly anything taste good to me.

  2. Xylitol is good stuff - it looks like granulated sugar. I found it and the coconut flour at It is great for your teeth (used in a lot of chewing gum) and safe for diabetics!

    Here is what Wikipedia says about xylitol: Xylitol is a sugar alcohol sweetener used as a naturally occurring sugar substitute. It is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, including various berries, corn husks, oats, and mushrooms.[2] It can be extracted from corn fiber,[3] birch, raspberries, plums, and corn. Xylitol is roughly as sweet as sucrose with only two-thirds the food energy.One teaspoon (5 gm) of xylitol contains 9.6 kilocalories (Cal), as compared to one teaspoon of sugar, which has 15 Cal. Xylitol has virtually no aftertaste, and is advertised as "safe for diabetics and individuals with hyperglycemia." This tolerance is attributed to the lower impact of xylitol on a person's blood sugar, compared to that of regular sugars[8] and also has a very low glycemic index of 13 (glucose has a GI of 100).[9] Xylitol is a "tooth-friendly," nonfermentable sugar alcohol.[11][12] A systematic review study[13] on the efficacy of xylitol has indicated dental health benefits in caries prevention, showing superior performance to other polyols (polyalcohols). This is because the structure of xylitol contains a tridentate ligand, (H-C-OH)3 that can rearrange with polyvalent cations like Ca (II). This interaction allows for Ca (II) to be transported through the gut wall barrier and remineralize enamel before dental caries form.[14] Early studies from Finland in the 1970s found that a group chewing sucrose gum had 2.92 decayed, missing, or filled (dmf) teeth compared to 1.04 in the group chewing xylitol gums.[15] In another study, researchers had mothers chew xylitol gum when their children were 3 months old until they were 2 years old. The researchers found the mothers in the xylitol group had "a 70% reduction in cavities (dmf)."[15] Recent research[16] confirms a plaque-reducing effect and suggests the compound, having some chemical properties similar to sucrose, attracts and then "starves" harmful micro-organisms, allowing the mouth to remineralize damaged teeth with less interruption. (However, this same effect also interferes with yeast micro-organisms and others, so xylitol is inappropriate for making yeast-based bread, for instance.) This is because cariogenic bacteria prefer fermentable six carbon sugars, or disacharrides such as sucrose, as opposed to the nonfermentable xylitol, whose antimicrobial properties then "starve" the bacteria, reducing their growth and reproduction.[17]

  3. I love how you put recipes in with the real estate news. It makes it all more friendly.