Ready for September yet? Us, neither! (Although if you said “yes,” cheers for being on-top of things!) We’re enjoying the last long weeks of summer, and analyzing what happened last month in our market.
We witnessed some amazing transactions, both in person and from the sidelines. Many homes are still receiving multiple listings, and 79% of homes that closed last month accepted an offer for full list price or more! In fact, three homes received over $100,000 above their list price!
Continue reading “Upper Kittitas County – July 2021 Real Estate Market Round-Up”
We love our 4-legged riding partners. They are the best best-friends, always ready to listen, never gossiping behind your back, and equipped with the softest shoulders to lean on when the trail gets long.
So it won’t surprise you that hoses have been a major element in our county’s history and culture.
Continue reading “Our Horse-tory – Horse History in Kittitas County”
The heat is on—and we’re not just talking about the weather. The summer surge is upon us as families look for a place to settle before the school year and those who vacation here consider taking up part-time residence. The market was positively buzzing last month, with new properties coming on and then flying off the market almost as fast.
In fact, 74% of homes that closed in Upper Kittitas County last month spent 2 weeks or less on the market! The average time on market was only 16 days. (There was one outlier that spent 213 days on the market. If we exclude that one listing, the average becomes 13 days!)
Continue reading “Upper Kittitas County – June 2021 Real Estate Market Round-Up”
Although the terms may be used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. All REALTORS® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. So what’s the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®? And how does it impact your bottom line?
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The summer market is in full swing, with many new properties entering—and quickly leaving—the market. In fact, the median days-on-market in Upper Kittitas County last month was just 9 days! This year is moving faster than most, but a surge of activity is always expected as families transition between school years.
Here are the Rarden Team, we’ve been working hard to help our clients in this busy season. From listings to Let’s look at the rest of May’s statistics
Continue reading “Kittitas County Real Estate Update – May 2021 Market Activity”
We have a new addition to the Rarden Team trail family: Briscoe, the blue roan quarter horse.
Briscoe is just 4 years old, so he is the youngest of our group of five horses. His birthday was May 18th, the day we got to Sandpoint Idaho to pick him up. (Happy birthday, new buddy!) He’s trail broke and we’re going to be learning a lot together. Hailey is thrilled to have Briscoe as her new partner in
Continue reading “Welcome Briscoe! (and Congratulations Hailey!)”
Have you been searching for a second home property in Kittitas County? Looking for a piece of land or even looking for an upgraded primary residence? If so, you probably know how tough it is for buyers right now in our limited-supply market in Upper Kittitas County. That is why you need the Rarden Team at your side! We are strategists when it comes to buying in this super-competitive market and hope to put our skills to work for you.
Continue reading “Kittitas County Real Estate Market Update – April 2021”
We love this time of year! The flowers are blooming, the sun feels great, and the horses love love love to get out on the trails. Real estate in our area is booming due to the recreational opportunities throughout the year – hiking, biking, fishing, and tube floating in the summer, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling in the winter. Fortunately/unfortunately, Kittitas County’s secret is out and demand for Cle Elum’s homes have been flying off the market due to our access to recreation and the amazing sunny days.
Continue reading “Horsing Around in Cle Elum? You better believe it!”
It has been great to get out and about in Kittitas County this spring! The birds are singing, the arrowroots are in bloom, and our horses are LOVING being on the trails.
Our real estate market is already red-hot and it is still April! Although the market has been warmer than usual for the last several years, in March when the pandemic hit, it went crazy with many homes selling in record days on market and for record prices.
Let’s take a closer look at the numbers!
Continue reading “Kittitas County Real Estate Market Update– March 2021”
Spring is right around the corner and in Kittitas County, that means the buyers are looking forward to putting away their snowshoes and ready to get out on the trails in boots and sneakers. This is a very interesting time for our area as we are experiencing EXTREME demand for housing – not just from area residents, but also from folks on the westside, searching for drivable vacation homes. How much has our area’s real estate market been changing? Let’s take a look:
Continue reading “Kittitas County Real Estate Market Update– February 2021”