Saturday, February 12, 2011

February Real Estate Update for the Okanogan Valley


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 listingsSearch 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 listingsSearch 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.

 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
 AVERAGES  2,023  86.61  81  $192,567  $172,433

 P8051352.JPG 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        

 28085064_8.jpg GREAT BUY - 40 acres for $40,000! Just 7 miles from Tonasket - outstanding Cascade views.  Good water in area.  Details here.


*  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!!  


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 chunks
2 yellow onions - sliced
1 1/2 quarts warm water
7 oz. canned jalapenos - with liquid
1 tbsp. dried Oregano
6 garlic cloves - halved or sliced
2 cups cider vinegar
1/4 olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 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.


"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship"  Benjamin Franklin

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