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Spokane Sports Update

Posted by Jake Browne

All right, now it’s time you all get to hear from the baby of the group! For those who do not yet know me, I call myself the son of Chelsea and Stuart (no they aren’t married). They took me under the MFP team in June of 2020 and we have hit the ground running ever since! Our personalities are a little different from each others, however, the camaraderie couldn’t be better. Chelsea is more of marketing guru, Stuart kisses babies and shakes hands, while I get to be the outgoing sports lover of the group (no really, sports are a foreign language to mom and dad).

I have been an avid sports lover for as long as I can remember, which brings me to the focus of my blogs. I thought it would be interesting for our followers to learn about the different sports activities that our great city of Spokane has to offer. From golfing, hiking, bowling, skiing, softball, hunting, fishing, you name it, we have it. One I would like to focus on for the next few weeks (before the weather turns) is golf!

Once my baseball career ended, I did what most washed-up collegiate athletes do, make the switch to golf. I am not sure what it is but something about hitting a tiny white ball into a tiny hole 400 yards away really gets the blood pumping. Of course, shanking one into the trees gets the blood pumping too, just for other obvious reasons. After my Real Estate career started, I quickly realized that golf would be a big part of my life for both business and pleasure (YAY!). And how cool is it that I get to play golf on some of the nicest public courses in the PNW?

Within about a 30-minute drive from Downton Spokane, you can play 25 different public courses. Anything from the small Pine Acres Par 3 course to the award-winning Circling Raven found at the CDA Casino. Spokane and the surrounding areas have it all. Throughout the next few posts, I will take the time to talk about each of the courses we have to offer. Now, keep in mind these will be my personal views on each of the courses and what I like (and dislike) about them. For instance, I might be a little biased towards MeadowWood Golf Course because I got my first hole-in-one of my life there this summer (of course I had to tie this in). I will talk about the location, upkeep, driving range, clubhouse, beer selection, price, and anything else that I can think of because I just love this game so damn much.

So, what you will get to take away from my future blog posts are all the fun sports activities we get to do here in Spokane and a little snippet of my personal experiences at each one of them! I will have photos and videos (that my face will be in according to mom) to show what each one of these has to offer! After all, someone in this little family of ours has to be the one to write about sports! 


What are some of your favorite spots? We’d love to hear!

Send us a message on social or shoot us an email team@mcfarlandprey.com

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What a wonderful city we live in…

Hello all and a good day to you!

If you are reading this there is a high likelihood that you know me, in which case this first paragraph may be a little redundant. For those that don’t my name is Stuart Prey, and you are reading what is quite possibly my first blog post.

I never really thought of myself as someone that wanted to write ‘a blog’ but as I started to talk with more and more clients coming to Spokane I realized that many of them had the same questions. They wanted to know WHAT there was to do in Spokane, but even more deeply than that, they wanted to know WHY I thought they should do some of those things.

See, I had earned their trust already in helping them with the purchase of their home. I showed them that I was someone that loved my community, that loved the food that we had here, that loved the hiking trails, the golf, the river, the mountains. I think what they saw was someone who moved from outside the city (I am from the Wenatchee area originally) to a city they didn’t know, and fell in love with it.

And you know what I saw? I saw that I was giving the same pieces of advice over and over. I saw myself talking about the foodie scene. The courses I like to play. The movies I like to go see. I saw myself talking with them about the Children’s Hospital (heaven forbid they need it,) or volunteer opportunities with Vanessa Beehan. The excellent cardiac care they could get, or my favorite Trauma (ortho) surgeon who cared so much about his patients that he didn’t take care of himself always.

What they saw was the same as me, they saw that I love Spokane and that the city that we live in is so wonderful.

Then Jake Browne on my team and I had the chance to go and see a speaker talk to us about real estate. In this talk it made me feel good as so much of what I was doing were the things that the speaker told us about. Be genuine with your clients. Be kind to those in need. Listen to what they are telling you and truly want to help people. Don’t make it about the closing, but rather, the journey in getting there and making more and more friends.

He then brought up blogging, and how it helps those that might be on the fence see a bit more into the person who wrote it. It allows me (the writer) to share some of my own personal thoughts with you, and focus on what it is that I like and that I think you should know about. In talking about it with the Wise and Powerful Chelsea McFarland (my business partner for those that don’t know) she told me that she has only been trying to get me to do something like this for the last couple of years and that it was about time that I started to listen to her. (I am being tongue in cheek, those that know both Chelsea and I know how much better she is at this type of thing than me. :P)

So here is my commitment to you, and my challenge to my team. I will write a blog post twice a month and let Chelsea post it. Sometimes it will focus on the season and something going on in Spokane. Sometimes it will focus on a restaurant that I love and cherish and I want you all to know about. Sometimes it might just be about life, family, or something important enough that it speaks to me.

I have challenged Jake to do two a month as well as he is an avid sportsman and can talk about a side of Spokane that many know and love (and that I just would not do justice to, but I would still do better than Ben!) Chelsea will do the fill-in and hit on things that Jake and I don’t. She already takes care of all our marketing, our webpage, and all the other crazy stuff I think up, so she only has to do one.

My challenge to you is to read it. Comment. Let me know what you want to hear more about. Be real with us and let us know how we can serve you. I can’t guarantee that I am going to be able to do everything asked, but I will read them and take them all to heart.

Oh, and if you know anyone who wants to buy or sell, think about me and my team for that as well! <3

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Just listed! 412 W Basalt Ridge Dr

3 Bed + Bonus | 2 Bath | 2,015 Sqft | 4+ Car Garage | $569,000

View listing on Spokane MLS

Stunning Paras built rancher overlooking Eagle Ridge and the Latah Valley. This one level custom built home showcases every possible upgrade throughout, and its open floor plan is well suited to living/entertaining. HUGE lot with easily maintained landscaping, and room for an RV/trailer behind property. Garage is every persons dream with 4+ bays, storage galore, and dog run outside man-door. Extended driveway for boat/truck, or all your toys. Better than new since it has all the extras done for you already!

Click below to view more photos!

Join us for open houses on:
Sept 21st, 1pm-3pm — View event on Facebook
Sept 28th, 10am-1pm — View event on Facebook
Sept 29th, 1-4pm — View event on Facebook
Oct 5th, 10am-1pm — View event on Facebook
Oct 6th, 1pm-4pm — View event on Facebook

Address: 412 W Basalt Ridge Dr, Spokane, WA 99224
MLS: 201923430

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Just Listed: 1214 S Arthur St

5 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | 1,950 Sqft
Available for $289,000

Updated home sitting atop a small hill in Spokane’s Perry District. With just blocks to Grant Park or the Perry Strip this newer home has the charm of the neighborhood but with updated electrical, plumbing, and heat! Laminate flooring, newer carpet, spacious galley kitchen, and two living areas help give this 5bed/2bath home something for everyone. Gas fireplace for movies downstairs, or sitting on the back porch enjoying a BBQ. Detached garage, and small area for a trailer or boat. Come and see!

For a private showing or with any questions call/text: (509) 565-1581
Open House: Saturday 12pm-2pm

Address: 1214 S Arthur St, Spokane WA 99202
MLS: 201919090

More details: https://sar.paragonrels.com/publink/default.aspx?GUID=4ca1eb9c-0c43-49e4-b527-74f748c0e16c&Report=Yes

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Just listed! 508 E 9th Ave

3 beds | 2 baths | 1,529 sqft — $239,000

View Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/hRp3v55PRUiP2w556
View MLS details: https://bit.ly/2JU97Cj

Perry District Victorian Charmer! This light and bright home features the best of the old world and new. With original details such as the coal fireplace, pie safe, wood molding, built ins, and stained glass! It also has updated plumbing, electrical, vinyl windows, new roof, and new paint throughout. Centrally located betwixt the Hospital and Perry Districts, there are restaurants, breweries, and shopping within a few minutes. Or, take in the sun in your large backyard while gardening, relaxing, or BBQ’ing.

For more details or to schedule a showing, give us a call!

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COMING SOON: 3903 E Bellerive Ln

$549,000—3903 E Bellerive Ln, Spokane WA 99223
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 4766 Sqft, 3 Car Garage

Nestled on Spokane’s South Hill in Greystone Estates this home is an entertainer’s dream! The bright and beautiful interior features formal dining and living, a chef’s kitchen, and a giant deck overlooking your sanctuary backyard w/ hot tub. Spacious bedrooms, giant master, and the master bath has radiant floors to keep you comfortable throughout the seasons. The downstairs is perfect for recreation with the theatre set up (and hidden room) the NW inspired bar, and bathroom following the NW theme.

Click here to view more photos!

Give us a call to set up a private showing or for more details! 

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Open House Sunday, May 27 (1-3pm)

Address: 4006 S Bates Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
$324,000 | 4 bedroom | 3.5 bathrooms | 3 car garage | CV School District

View more photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EnFRuwPW1hSRelxR2

Beautiful South Valley home on a quiet cul-de-sac featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, finished basement, oversized 3 car garage and ample space for RV parking. Ideal open concept layout with tall vaulted ceilings and spacious kitchen with great storage pantry. Located on a large .23 acre lot with fully fenced backyard complete with sprinkler system, storage shed and relaxing hot tub. Move in ready with brand new flooring, new carpets and fresh paint throughout. Close to schools and shopping!

View more details on MLS:
https://bit.ly/2x8dgwk

Open House Sunday, May 27 (1-3pm)

Contact Chelsea McFarland for more details or to set up a private showing:
chelsea@mcfarlandprey.com — (509) 565-1581

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OPEN HOUSE: SAT, MAY 5 (1-3)


Open House: Saturday, May 5 (1-3pm)
7135 N Drumheller St, Spokane
View listing on Spokane MLS 

Stunning Northside home near Indian Trail! Come see this brick rancher and the beautiful features that it has to offer. Open floor plan, gorgeous wood floors, and a kitchen that is every chefs dream. Main floor has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two living areas. Downstairs there is room to spread out and play, ample storage, bathroom, and an egress bedroom. Outside you have off street parking and ease of access to the large flat backyard. Huge patio for BBQ’s and relaxation. Close to everything!

Chelsea McFarland, Real Estate Broker
Call/Text: (509) 565-1581
Prime Real Estate Group

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Thank you Spokesman Review!

Very excited to have been featured in the latest real estate article in The Spokesman-Review along side some of my sweetest clients! See quotes from the article below by Becky Kramer — beckyk@spokesman.com (509) 459-5466


Spokane’s affordable housing, pace of life attract people priced out of other West Coast cities.

Spokane’s housing prices are attracting people to the area. In a recent article, Realtor.com put Spokane at the top of the list of “10 Affordable, Midsize Cities” for buyers.

In March, the median home price for houses and condos in Spokane County was $219,000. In the city of Seattle, prices were more than $800,000 for a single-family home.

Chelsea McFarland, a broker for Prime Real Estate Group in Spokane, said the Realtor.com article captures what she’s seeing. Most of her clients are from out of state.

“I’m not just selling houses, but Spokane in general,” said McFarland, herself a Los Angeles transplant.

Her clients include young couples priced out of other West Coast markets and people nearing retirement who don’t want to deplete their savings paying for housing. They’re looking for a slower pace of life, but they also want urban attributes, McFarland said.


After a dozen years in Seattle, Kate and Mario Quintana, both 36, moved to a house in Spokane’s Perry District in October. Their house in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood was appreciating rapidly in value, but they were ready for a change.

“I loved Seattle when I didn’t have a child,” Kate Quintana said. But navigating the congested city with their 2-year-old son, Luca, wasn’t ideal, she said. “We were on a busy street. I wanted to have a yard and a slower pace of life.”

Kate Quintana grew up in Spokane, and living near her parents was a draw. McFarland, their real estate agent, alerted the couple when a four-bedroom house on a roomy, 1-acre lot was listed.

“I wanted Old World charm around the South Hill,” Kate Quintana said. “This house came on the market, and we couldn’t say no.”

The couple are self-employed, which gives them flexibility on where they live. Mario shoots and edits videos for commercial clients. Kate is an illustrator and portrait artist.

They paid about $370,000 for 3,000-square-foot house. The couple get deer in their yard but live within a short walk of the Perry District’s commercial area.

“We feel like we haven’t lost that city life,” Kate Quintana said. “It’s the best of all worlds.”


Amana Nova researched housing prices in Portland, Seattle and several Northern California cities before moving to Spokane in late 2016.

“It was all very expensive,” the former Laguna Beach, California, resident said of the other West Coast locations. “It wasn’t going to be affordable.”

Nova, 61, is semiretired. She found a two-bedroom house on the lower South Hill near Huckleberry’s Natural Market for $214,000. The 1930s cottage has wood floors, a fireplace and a studio, where she makes fused glass artwork.

“I think I got a good deal,” Nova said. “In Southern California, you can’t even look at a house for less than $500,000. … I was able to buy up here for half of what my rental payment was.”

Spokane’s natural beauty impressed Nova, but she also wanted urban experiences. A strong arts community, live concerts and yoga classes were on her list of must-haves.

“I wasn’t going to live in the middle of nowhere,” she said. “I literally went online to make sure there was a Trader Joe’s.”

Nova feels at home in Spokane, where she finds people friendly and open to getting to know new residents.

“It’s not snobby,” she said. “There’s not an ‘Oh, you’re from California’ ” reaction.


Read full article on link below:
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/apr/29/spokanes-affordable-housing-pace-of-life-attract-p/

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Just listed in Medical Lake!

Address: 545 S Silver Lake Ave, Medical Lake, WA 99022
Price: $199,500
MLS: 201815829 — https://goo.gl/ftH7mr
OPEN HOUSE: Sun, April 29th (1-3pm) *unless already under contract

Beautifully updated 3 bed, 2 bath home with tri-level floor plan and vaulted ceiling in a quiet neighborhood, close to schools. Open master suite with walk-in closet and newly updated master bathroom. Kitchen updated in 2016 (all kitchen appliances stay), new flooring throughout, detached 12X32 workshop permitted/installed 2018. Spacious .25 acre lot with a fully fenced backyard borders 5-acre forested area and nearby walking trail. Conveniently located less than 20 min to Spokane, Cheney, Airway Heights.

For more details please contact: Chelsea McFarland (509) 565-1581