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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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Arbor Crest Wine Cellars — Summer Concerts

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT THE CLIFF HOUSE ESTATE!

Live music, happy people, epic vistas, charming gardens, tasty food selections, handcrafted beer, and of course, award-winning wines — what a wonderful way to spend a summer’s evening!

On Thursdays, our series presents live music among the towering pines just outside the Tasting Room on the Patio Stage, plus a featured display from local artists during summer months ($5 at the gate, General Admission*).

Every Sunday brings one of the hottest regional bands to the Main Stage of the Cliff House courtyard ($10 at the gate, General Admission*).


THURSDAY CONCERTS

Music & Art, 5:30–8pm (4:30–7pm in Sept)  •  Admission $5

May 3:  Craig Catlett  Jazz
May 10:  Maxie Ray Mills  Americana/Rock/Blues
May 17:  Ryan Larsen Trio  Pure Country
May 24:  Justin James  Acoustic Pop/Soul
May 31:  Kari Marguerite Trio  Pop/Jazz

June 7:  Jan Harrison Trio  Jazz | Tracy Hardy, Jewelry
June 14:  Bill Bozly  Bluesy Folk/Rock | Kevin Montgomery, Photography
June 21:  Scott & Kevin  Pop/Rock | Patti Simpson Ward, Americana Paintings
June 28:  Son of Brad  Rock | Cindy Dillehay, Glass Art

July 5:  Benton and Gallagher  Rock Violin | Debbie McCulley, Paintings & more
July 12:  Current Flow  Funk/Jazz/Blues/Rock | Suzanne Alvarez, Jewelry
July 19:  Bridges Home  American Celtic/Folk | Molly Meyers, Artist
July 26:  Karrie O’Neill  Acoustic Pop/Folk | Janet Cook, Brilliant Barrel Works

Aug 2:  One Street Over  Pop/Rock | JoDee Moody, Pottery
Aug 9:  KOSH  Rock | Robin Kahn, Jewelry | Paul Kuhlmann, Metal Art
Aug 16:  Ron Greene  Blues-Folk-Rock | LeFrancis, Jewelry | Barkers, Recycled Wood
Aug 23:  Martini Brothers   Classic Top 40 Rock | Bobbie van Lobens Sels, Jewelry
Aug 30:  Christy Lee   Country | Randy Haa, Fused Glass

Sept 6:  Pink Tango Trio  Jazz
Sept 13:   Sara Brown Solo  Modern & Retro R&B
Sept 20:  Dan Conrad   Pop-Folk-Rock
Sept 27:  Harvey Stanley   Folk Rolk


SUNDAY CONCERTS

Music, 5:30–8pm (4:30–7pm in Sept)  •  Admission $10

May 6:   One Street Over | Pop-Rock
May 13:   Martini Bros | Elvis Tribute
May 20:   Ron Greene Band | Soul-Blues-Rock
May 27:   Spare Parts | Pop/Rock

June 3:   Cattywomp | Blues-Funk-Rock
June 10:   The Powers | Folk-Country
June 17:   Rewind | Rock Covers
June 24:   Grand Avenue | Classic Cover Hits

July 1:   Devon Wade Band | Country-Rock
July 8:   Rhythm Dawgs | Rock Hits
July 15:   Sammy Eubanks | Soul Country & Blues Rock
July 22:   Soul Proprietor | Funk Rock R&B
July 29:   Sara Brown Band | R&B & Soul

Aug 5:   Luke Jaxon Band | Country-Americana-Rock
Aug 12:   Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings | Blues Rock
Aug 19:   Tuxedo Junction | Big Band Swing
Aug 26:   Nu Jack City | Motown Soul Revue

Sept 2:   Atomic Jive | R&B Swing
Sept 9:   Ryan Larsen Band | Pure Country
Sept 16:   Justin James Band | Pop Rock
Sept 23:   Steve Starkey Band | Country-Rock
Sept 30:   Common Ground | Classic Rock


For more details visit https://www.arborcrest.com/summer-concerts/

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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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Millennial homebuyers may have Spokane on their radar

In a recent article published by Inman titled “Which markets are most popular for millennial homebuyers?” the author Deidre Woollard hits on a very hot real estate topic! Woollard points out in the article that millennials will be the largest section of homebuyers for quite some time to come. She writes, “more and more millennials are reaching the point in their lives where they are ready to buy a home, but they are entering a highly competitive housing market that has been plagued by low inventory, especially among entry-level homes…”

The main trend Woolard illustrates through recent studies by Lending Tree is that people buy where they can afford to buy. What does this mean? It truly comes down to two main factors, the city simply must have a combination of decent jobs available and an adequate supply of starter homes to choose from.

So, does Spokane fit that bill?

Spokane is “the center of the third largest urban area in the Pacific Northwest (after Seattle and Portland) and retains the distinction of being the largest city on the Interstate highway and rail corridor between Seattle and Minneapolis, a span of over 1,600 miles.” (Wikipedia)

Realtor.com recently named Spokane the #1 Real Estate Market to watch in the United States in a recent article titled “Cost-Conscious Buyers Are Flocking to These 10 Affordable, Midsize Cities” by April Corbin. The article suggests that because of the “…severe housing shortage, sky-high home prices, and equally towering costs of living in the priciest cities are pushing wannabe home buyers to seek out smaller, more affordable metro markets around the nation.” Corbin argues in her article that Spokane makes sense for those on a budget, as the median home price in the metro is an affordable $269,050 (a bit less than the national median of $274,900) and just over half of what it would cost to live in the Seattle metro area.

And to seal the deal, Spokane was also ranked the 7th most hipster city in the United States on the US Hipster Index outranking Los Angeles (133rd), New York (143rd) and even San Francisco (61st). In case you aren’t hip to the Hipster Index criteria, it draws from five data points… the number of microbreweries, thrift stores, vegan restaurants, and tattoo studios per 100,000 city residents, as well as factoring in the rent inflation for the past year.

With interest rates rising, inventory rates still dwindling and prices still creeping up, for some buyers, the dream of homeownership may require a move… and Spokane may be a perfect fit!

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JAN 27 (1-3PM)

7108 S Parkridge Blvd, SPOKANE WA 99224
3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | 1,746 SQ FT | 3 CAR GARAGE
$299,000

Stunning two level home in Eagle Ridge! With views off to the NE, this home is ideally situated in the midst of parks, trails, and yet maintains ease of access to Spokane. Main floor entertaining with open concept living space and stainless steel kitchen opens up to a nicely landscaped and fenced backyard. Upstairs is the living area with a spacious master, bright master bathroom, and giant walk-in closet. The other two bedrooms have a jack and jill bathroom between them, pleasant views, and large closets.

7108 S PARK RIDGE BLVD, SPOKANE

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Good News on Hirst

https://www.warealtor.org/resources/news-articles/2018/01/19/good-news-on-hirst
Hirst update by Bill Clarke, Director of Public Policy | Jan 19, 2018

The final Hirst legislation includes the following components:

  • For local building permit and subdivision decisions, local governments do not have to review new exempt wells for “impairment” of instream flows. This reverses the basic legal conclusion of the Supreme Court’s Hirst decision.
  • For projects in basins with Ecology-adopted exempt well limits or mitigation requirements, those rules still govern.  In other basins, specific allowances for new wells are created in statute.  The limit is 950 gallons per day average annual use per connection; other basins are up to 3,000 gallons per day; while other basins (non-GMA counties or areas with no instream flow rules) can again operate under the 5,000 gallon per day exempt well limit.
  • Certain areas of state are excluded from the bill and thus these exempt well allowances:  the Skagit Basin, and the Yakima Basin (Kittitas, Yakima, and parts of Benton County).
  • Existing wells are grandfathered, and deemed to have satisfied the requirement to have a legal water supply under the State Building Code.
  • The bill allows local governments to rely on existing Department of Ecology rulesfor purposes of meeting the requirements of the Growth Management Act.
  • There are no new mitigation or metering requirements tied to well construction or new building permits, and there is a one-time fee of $500.

Additionally:

  • Local committees are established to identify projects to offset impacts to instream flows.  The scope and composition of these committees varies by whether the county completed a Watershed Plan under the state’s Watershed Planning Act.  Local committees may recommend rulemaking changes to Ecology, but the committees themselves are not regulatory.  Ecology retains its current rulemaking authority.
  • $300 million ($20 million per year over 15 years) is allocated to fund projects and local planning efforts to restore instream flows and aquatic habitat.
  • Certain cities and water purveyors are allowed to proceed with water rights permitting, and a Legislative Task Force is established to make recommendations on how new water rights for municipal uses can be mitigated.

Click HERE to see a table prepared by the Washington Water Policy Alliance, with a basin-by-basin breakdown of the applicable exempt well allowances.

Questions on the Hirst Decision?
Email Bill Clarke, Director of Public Policy
Washington REALTORS®