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My thoughts on the 2017 Tri-Cities Parade of Homes

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I thought the Parade of Homes this year was great!

There were a couple reasons for that:

  • There were only sixteen houses on Parade this year. When there are fewer than twenty, it’s much more manageable should you decide to see them all. Plus, the design elements and floor plans from one home don’t start to get confused with the same things from another home!
  • In years past, it seemed that some of the homes were at the extreme end of the spectrum — either incredibly rustic or over-the-top sleek and modern. This year it felt like there were more homes “in the middle.” Even the more contemporary homes incorporated some cozier aspects so it didn’t feel like you were walking in to George Jetson’s living room. The builders who traditionally bring us a more “country house” vibe did it this year without having it feel like you were walking in to a farmhouse.
  • My favorite aspect that a few builders did this year was walls made out of windows that doubled as doors. Sliding panels of windows/doors could be moved to the side so that it felt as though the indoor and outdoor spaces weren’t separated at all. Gretl Crawford’s house had the perfect floor plan for my family! There was a game room which led to a patio dining area with a fireplace which led through those windows/doors to a swimming pool! It was easy to envision the kind of life one would lead living there! Entertaining friends for nine months of the year, and then in the winter, the family staying inside, snugly reading by the fire, while they watched the snow falling through the huge windows!

If you saw a home you liked and you want to know if it’s available for purchase, give me a call. Or, if there was a builder whose designs thrilled you, let me know and we can get the building process started! Call me at 509-430-5342 or send me an email today.

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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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