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Local Politics and Local Real Estate

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I always say we’re in the red part of a blue state.  Most Tri-Cities residents vote Republican.  In fact, most of the Eastern side of the state votes Republican (larger tracts of land, less people pushing in from every side, more of a don’t-tell-me-what-to-do-when-you’re-all-the-way-across-the-country mentality).

From Zillow comes this fascinating piece of research about property values and voting patterns from the 2004 Presidential election.  It’s true that our area has lower property values than the western side of Washington, but we are appreciating at an even higher rate than that cited in the post.  Our area appreciates at a rate between 3% and 5% a year, on average.  Maybe our red side is trying to catch up with the blue side?  That makes for a pretty healthy market.  And that makes for some pretty happy Tri-Cities homeowners, regardless of political affiliation.

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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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