Links Back to the Week That Was 11/16

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This is an ‘all good news’ post.  Jobs for our area, evidence of money still being spent, a bunch of stories that indicate that the Tri-Cities is one of the best spots to be in during this economic storm.

Areva has something for us, afterall.

People are remodeling their homes instead of buying a new one (not great news for me, but I’m still happy about it).

Jobs to the left of me, jobs to the right of me…

Enjoy your week – make it a good one!

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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!


  1. Where is all the money coming from? Could people be possibly taking form their equity? Is there still such a thing?

  2. Cari McGee says:

    Hi, Raj C, thanks for stopping by and commenting!
    People absolutely can be taking cash out from the equity in their existing home. Since we weren’t a bubble market, with huge gains and consequent huge losses, many people here have enjoyed steady appreciation in their home value. Therefore, they can still retrieve the equity and fix up the house to their heart’s content.
    Equity loans are available, too, as banks still have money to lend. It’s just that everyone THINKS they don’t, so they’re not even tapping into that resource. But, it’s very much still an option here in the Tri-Cities.

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