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Monthly Archives: June 2014

    Low Cost Changes That Add BIG Value

    By Keith Riddle | June 30, 2014

    Spending some change can add up to big dollars. There are several simple, cost effective improvements you can make that will have huge returns when selling your home.  If you are waiting for the transition to a sellers market you may be leaving money on the table. Making your property more attractive will put you... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Browne’s Addition

    By Keith Riddle | June 27, 2014

    If you are looking to live in a growing community that encompasses the charm of a historical district with modern amenities Browne’s Addition in Spokane Washington may be for you. Browne’s addition is located west of Downtown and runs along the Spokane River. Browne’s addition was Spokane’s first prestigious refuge for the elite. Evidence of... Read More

    Renting vs. Buying in Spokane

    By Keith Riddle | June 26, 2014

    Is now the right time for you to buy a home, or should you continue to rent? There are many factors to weigh in on for the first time home buyer and several arguments for both sides.   Let’s get the disclaimer out of the way first. We are just scratching the surface to give... Read More

    Is your home welcoming to home buyers?

    By Keith Riddle | June 24, 2014

    Many homeowners in the Spokane use their garage as the front door to their home. They come home, park the car head into the laundry room.  Paying attention to what the entry to your home looks like in-between trick or treaters on Halloween is important. This is the place a potential buyer will get their... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Country Homes

    By Keith Riddle | June 12, 2014

    Up division road towards Whitworth University, you can find the Country Homes neighborhood. Real estate in this area is primarily made up of smaller 1-3 bedroom homes and apartment complexes. Many of the residences in the Country Homes were built between 1970 and 1999, although a number of residences were also built between 1940 and... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Comstock

    By Keith Riddle | June 10, 2014

    Bound from 29th south to 57th and Perry west to High Drive, the Comstock neighborhood sits in prime location for homeowners looking for close access to downtown either for work or fun. This neighborhood’s location is one of its main selling points. Residents feel at ease knowing that their morning commute into the city will... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Cliff Cannon

    By Keith Riddle | June 9, 2014

    After the fires of 1889 consumed much of the infrastructure in Spokane, architects from all around flocked to this small town by the river to rebuild. Loren L. Rand, Albert Held, Willis Ritchie, Karl Malmgren, Kirtland Cutter, Julius Zittei, Herman Preusse and W.W. Hyslop all migrated to Spokane around this time to seek their fortune.... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Emerson Garfield

    By Keith Riddle | June 6, 2014

    The Emerson Garfield neighborhood is one of Spokane’s most famous areas with a rich history and vibrant culture. Festivals and events occur regularly throughout the year, revealing the true energy present in the people that live there. The Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market is a seasonal weekly marketplace that hosts many regional and neighborhood vendors. Their products include organic,... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: Logan

    By Keith Riddle | June 5, 2014

    The Logan Neighborhood comprises the residential area just north of Gonzaga University in central Spokane located in the University District. There are two campuses northeast of downtown, Gonzaga University, and the Riverpoint Campus, which contains branches of Washington State and Eastern Washington Universities, as well as an extension of the University of Washington medical school.... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: 5 Mile Prairie

    By Keith Riddle | June 4, 2014

    The Five Mile Prairie neighborhood is situated in an area rich with Native American history. In 1010 A.D. the prairie belonged to the Siwash Indian Tribe. The location was originally named Billymeechum, “home of the tall grass,” after the Siwash Chief for its distinctive prairies. Another iconic feature of this neighborhood is its towering volcanic... Read More