If You Lived Here, You’d Be Appreciating By Now

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Published on October 20, 2009 / Last updated on October 20, 2009

My absence from regular blogging, my accounting spreadsheet, and the fact that I’ve had dinner with the family about 10 days out of the last 100, attest to the fact that I have been very busy.  Mostly with first-time homebuyers who want to take advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, but our market is just plain hopping.  Got something to sell below $250,000?  We’ve probably got a buyer for you. We very likely have a buyer for you.

I’ve had a few houses not appraise because the appraisals are not keeping up with the pace of the market (which is another post for another time).  I’ve had clients go looking for For Sale By Owners because nothing was available on the MLS.  I’ve had a client make four different offers, three of which were very good, and he lost out on all of them.  But all of that is anecdotal evidence of a fast-paced market.

Finally, today, in black and white, CNN Money confirmed all of our suspicions  – our market is only moving up.

This is my favorite sentence –

The biggest winner will be the Kennewick, Wash., metro area, where home prices have ramped up 8.9% over the past three years and are expected to increase another 3.4% by June 2010.

Looks like breakfast will need to become the everyone-eating-together meal at our house for the foreseeable future.

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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