1122 W Cascade Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837

$289,900

5 bedroom 🛏 – 2.5 Bath 🛁 2,160 sqft 🏠

 

This 5 bedroom home has a gorgeous remodeled open kitchen with plenty of room for an island, a huge walk-in closet and double sinks in the primary bedroom, and a small bedroom all on the main floor. The small bedroom could be used as an office or den with lots of storage space. There is a covered deck with access from the main floor and there is a door from the basement that accesses the huge fenced back yard with alley access. Downstairs you will find a huge laundry room, a second living room, and more bedrooms. Don’t let this cutie slip through your fingertips.

244 5th Ave NW, Ephrata, WA 98823

$290,900 

3 bedroom 🛏 – 2 Bath 🛁 1,380 sqft 🏠

 

This is a must-see remodeled 1918 Craftsman home in Rural Sunny Eastern Washington. It has 3 beds, 2 baths & is perfect for small-time living. All the bedrooms & the 3/4 bath are upstairs & laundry room, full bath & beautifully remodeled kitchen along with the living & dining rooms are on the main floor. There is a pantry storage space behind the door of the basement & plenty of dry storage space in the basement. The front porch is perfect for lazy summer evenings with plenty of space, hooks included, for a porch swing & other outdoor furniture. The shade trees keep the front of the home cooler in the summer & make sitting on the front porch inviting, just add a swing in the tree & you are looking at an All-American home in Small-Town USA.

1510 S Lakeway Dr, Moses Lake, WA 98837

$ 599,000 

3 bedroom 🛏 – 2.5 Bath 🛁 2,400 sqft 🏠

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This beautiful waterfront home is waiting for its new owner, could it be you? All of the bedrooms are upstairs with remodeled baths, deck access & lake views from the primary bedroom. The kitchen, large dining room, gorgeous living room, & outside living area w/a remote-controlled retractable cover are all arranged perfectly for entertaining your guests inside & out. You have a birdseye view over the back to keep watch over your private bird sanctuary & the lake. There is 92′ of frontage, room for all your toys, boats, catamarans, jet skis, etc & a ramp to launch into the lake. Downstairs you will find a second living room w/lots of space for game tables, a bar, maybe a bedroom, there is a slider to the back patio, a 3/4 bath & a laundry room.

Meet my friend Julie Peterson. She has been a saving grace for the Camp Fire victims….all the way from Moses Lake. Wa! I believe her heart is actually bigger than this Big Love Ball. So excited for your new journey in this life. ?

Julie Peterson with Love Ball

Home buyers want to know specifics about the homes that pique their interest. So be proactive and address their questions upfront by finding the answers to some of the following questions before you list.
1. How old is the home? When was it last renovated?
2. How old is the roof?
3. What furniture, equipment or fixtures are included in the list price? For example, is the seller OK with the appliances, ceiling fans, swing set, window treatments and shed being included in the sale?
4. What are the home’s annual costs for upkeep? Provide estimates for electric, water, gas, trash, pool maintenance, lawn care, homeowners’ association, and any other regular fees associated with the home.
5. How old are the furnace and air conditioning units? When were they last serviced?

My husband and I have a small vineyard next to our home in McConihe Flats. We planted three acres of Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc in 2009. We’ve been fortunate to be able to sell our grapes to some terrific area wineries.
Last week Beaumont Cellars bottled 100 cases of our first vintage, the 2014 Cab Franc, at their winery outside Quincy. Tim even got to help with the bottling! We’re delighted that our grapes are in such good hands and we are eager to see how the wine is received by consumers.

When choosing to buy a home, neighborhood is important. Moses Lake has dozens of neighborhoods each with unique qualities that suite buyer’s different needs. One of my favorites is Pelican Point. Originally established in the 90’s, the community seemed to take off in the early 2000’s. The community boat launch and park is an added perk to living in the community, not to mention the lovely streets and sidewalks for strolling. In 2015, the average sale price in Pelican Point was 277,000. Whether it’s expansive lake views, or simply a well built affordable house, Pelican is a great neighborhood to consider.
Having recently built a new home, we thought it might be helpful to share some insights we gained in the process. The thought of building a custom home can seem daunting at first. But with an experienced builder as your guide, the process of building a home is very manageable, even thrilling. The reward is you get your exact dream house, finished the way you want it, never lived in by others, and located on the land you found.
Here’s how to make it happen.

 

Financing. Start by sitting down with a construction lender and getting a handle on your budget and the bank’s lending requirements. An “all-in-one” loan can provide funds to purchase the lot and build the home, and it converts to permanent financing when construction is complete.
Choose Your Builder. This sounds backwards – shouldn’t you choose your plans first and then let several builders bid on them? No. Competitive bidding between quality builders will do little or nothing to reduce your construction costs. On the other hand, having your builder help select a houseplan will save you tons.
Get a sense of the top 2 or 3 builders in the area. We looked at realtor comments on listings for new/newer homes. If the home was built by a marginal builder the agent probably won’t mention his name. On the other hand, if the home was built by a top local builder, the agent is likely to namedrop in order to add cache to the home. The builder we chose was Bruce Preston.
Schedule a short meeting with your top builder prospects to get a sense of their schedule and whether you can work with their personality type. They can also show you homes they’ve built, and arrange for you to speak with previous clients.
Choose Your Houseplans. Once you’ve made the decision on a builder he can help narrow your list of houseplans you’ve seen on the internet. (Be careful not to waste his time though.) The builder can also give you feedback on your ideas for customizing aspects of a plan.
The Construction Contract. Once the plans are completed the builder can provide a fixed cost for building your house, which includes allowances for the grade of interior fixtures and finishes you may desire. This is set forth in a written contract which identifies the plans and specifications, states the total cost, and sets forth the process for making modifications (change orders) as you go along. There will be change orders. Your builder can guide you, but the more organized you are in the selection of finishes (lighting, floor covering, bathroom fixtures and the like), the more smoothly and less expensive will be the process.
Closing the Loan. With plans, specs and contract in hand, you can return to your construction lender for a pre-construction appraisal and funding of the loan. When the construction loan has been approved and funded and a building permit issued, construction may begin. The lender will work with the builder to ensure that each phase of progress has been completed, inspections have been approved and subcontractors and suppliers have been paid as each draw is released to the builder.
The Construction Process. You might think that if you gave the same plans and specifications to any builder they would all build the home exactly the same. But the plans and specs are only a basic outline for construction. Actual construction requires the builder to make a thousand decisions, applying his judgment and experience (and integrity). It is helpful for the owner to inspect the process more or less daily, but we learned that our builder was almost always right and that we did not have the experience to make those decisions ourselves. Not having the right builder would have been a mistake!
The main steps in the process are generally as follows:
– Plans and specifications selected.
– Construction contract.
– Construction loan.
– Building permit. (Your builder will obtain this for you.)
– Grading and excavation.
– Septic system (if the lot is outside city limits).
– Foundation.
– Framing.
– Windows and exterior doors.
– Siding and roof.
– Plumbing, electrical and HVAC ductwork.
– Subflooring.
– HVAC systems installed.
– Insulation.
– Sheetrock.
– Cabinets.
– Interior doors and trim.
– Floor coverings, plumbing and lighting fixtures, paint.
You should expect construction to take from six to nine months. The more changes you make during the process, of course, the longer it may take to get the home completed.
Moving In. The great thing about a custom home is you get to have it just the way you like it, subject to your budget of course. The downside is it can be hard to visualize certain elements when you’re just looking at a floorplan or samples in a building supply store. The more organized you can be and the more time you can spend in preparation, the more likely you will be to get it right the first time. The right builder can be an enormous help; we only wish we had listened to ours more!