Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Real Estate Update For The Okanogan Valley


Apologies for being a bit later with the newsletter this month!  I've been out of town for several days, and have been playing catch up.  More on that trip in a minute...

Residential sales held the same in February as January, with 6 residential sales in the Okanogan Valley, and an average sales price of $133,317, down from $192,567 in January.  Average days on market in February was 250 days, compared to 81 in January.  As of 3/15/11, there were 224 active residential listings, and 15 pending sales.  Search active homes here .  

Land sales also stayed the same as January, with only 2 land listings closing in February.  There are 444 active land listings as of 3/15/11, and 5 pending sales. Search active land listings 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.  


 Tonasket  3  1.0  924  3.15 ac
 1976  48.59  332  $67,500 $44,900
 Oroville  2  1.0  1,246  0.10 ac
 1925  72.23  239  $109,900  $90,000
 Omak  4  1.5  2,974  0.31 ac
 1945  35.31  243  $175,000  $105,000
 Oroville  3  1.5  1,668  1910  77.94  28  $139,950  $130,000
 Omak  3  2.0  1,758  2.40 ac
 1960  110.92  656  $195,000  $195,000
 3  1.5  1,830  9.82 ac  1990  128.42  4  $139,000  $235,000
 1,733  $78.90 250
 $137,725  $133,317
 PA111647.JPG Seller will finance with only $6,000 down!  Over 4 acres in Aeneas Valley , with small storage shed.  Good water prospects, power near.  Details here. $19,500

*  SO, about my trip...  If you have not yet heard the news, the actor Jack Black, (who has family ties to Tonasket) helped sponsor a once in a lifetime trip for the Tonasket Marching Band to go to Disneyland!  The students took part in a 90 minute session with music professionals at Disneyland, marched through Disneyland as a part of their performing arts program, and were able to meet Jack for pictures, autographs, and dinner one evening!  I was able to travel along as a chaperone, and it was a really great experience for all.  Celebrity gossip news picked up the story, and I quit counting posts after thirty!  You can read my blog post here , and there are also links in that post to some of the other articles and blogs about the trip.  

Tonasket Junior Rodeo is coming right up!   The date has been set for April 16-17 at the Tonasket Rodeo grounds.  Entry forms need to be notarized and postmarked by April 5th.  


Crazy Cake!

This was always a favorite when my kids were in elementary school, because it makes a gazillion (well, almost...) cupcakes, so it fed their whole class and then some!  I'm guessing it is called Crazy Cake because  there are no eggs...  
Add together:
4 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
3 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup oil
3 tbsp. vinegar
3 tsp. vanilla
3 cups cold water
Mix well, and bake at 350 degrees.  Makes one 9 X 13 cake pan, plus 12 cupcakes, or a LOT of cupcakes!   (Sorry, I can't remember exactly how many - I want to say 36).  Cake needs to bake 40 minutes - one hour, cupcakes need 20-30 minutes.  Frost with caramel frosting:
Caramel Frosting
In saucepan:
Melt 1/4 cup butter
Add 1/2 cup brown sugar
Boil for one minute - stirring constantly, then remove from heat
Stir in 3 tbsp. milk, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Beat until smooth, adding powdered sugar until desired thickness.  Remember, will thicken as it cools and sets. 


Don't count the days, make the days count!  Author Unknown


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