OKANOGAN VALLEY MARKET SNAPSHOT
Well, things slowed down in January, as is pretty typical this time of year. There were 6 residential properties sold in January, compared to 15 in December. Average sale price of $172,433, down from $183,567 in December, and average days on market for January was a mere 81 days, vs. 254 for December. As of 2/10/11, there are 224 active residential listings. Search homes here.
Vacant land sales in the area were also down in January - two land listings sold, compared to 11 in December. As of 2/10/11, there are 449 active land listings. Search land here.
These are sales reported through the NWMLS, and do not reflect private sales, or those from offices who are not members of the NWMLS. These statistics are deemed reliable, but are not guaranteed.
JANUARY RESIDENTIAL SALES
|CITY||BED||BATH|| SQ. FT. || LOT SIZE ||YEAR||$/SF||DOM|| ORIG. PRICE || SOLD PRICE |
|Riverside||2||2.00||924|| 00.59 ac ||1993||64.94||108||$70,000||$60,000|
|Okanogan||2||1.25||1,500|| 00.34 ac ||1956||53.33||112||$99,500||$80,000|
|Omak||4||1.75||1,820|| 00.19 ac ||1967||87.91||83||$168,500||$160,000|
|Oroville||2||1.75||1,544|| 24.19 ac ||2006||123.61||28||4232,500||$190,850|
|Omak||5||3.25||4,150|| 00.32 ac ||1912||64.64||63||$299,900||$268,250|
|Oroville||3||1.75||2,200|| 07.51 ac ||2005||125.23||93||$285,000||$275,500|
| New "rough finished" cabin on over 3 acres in Aeneas Valley. Good water in area, and easy access. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Details and photos here. $32,500 |
|GREAT BUY - 40 acres for $40,000! Just 7 miles from Tonasket - outstanding Cascade views. Good water in area. Details here. |
TIDBITS AND LINKS
* BARGAIN! Smith & Nelson in Tonasket is selling pears and Golden and Gala apples - $10 for a 40 pound box! And they are very good!!
* If you are looking for some interesting things to see or do this time of year, check out my recent blog post.
* The Bonaparte Lake Resort is under new ownership since last fall. They have spent the winter months renovating the restaurant and have recently reopened. We decided to mosey on up there for dinner last night, and were very impressed! They have managed to retain the rustic appeal, but the place is very CLEAN, and the food was excellent! Be sure and check them out!!
FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS...
Mexican Pickled Carrots
I had these at a Mexican restaurant once, served along with the chips and salsa. They were really good, but very unusual, and I knew I had to track down a recipe to make them on my own... Thank you, oh wonderful internet, I finally found the right one a few years back, and have added them to my canning list. (Though they do not need to actually be processed.)
2 lbs. carrots - peeled, cut into large chunks2 yellow onions - sliced1 1/2 quarts warm water7 oz. canned jalapenos - with liquid1 tbsp. dried Oregano6 garlic cloves - halved or sliced
2 cups cider vinegar1/4 olive oil2 bay leaves1 tbsp. salt 1. Bring carrots and water to boil in large pot. Boil for five minutes; remove from heat.2. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and let cool several hours.3. Remove peppers before transferring to jars. Makes 2+ quarts. Let sit three days before using.
A FAVORITE QUOTE
"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship" Benjamin Franklin