Pasco Washington Fiery Food Festival

Pasco Fiery Foods FestivalWhat: Fiery Food Festival Where: Downtown Pasco Washington, 99301, corner of Lewis Street and 4th Avenue.

Today and tomorrow, September 12th & 13th marks Pasco’s 25th hosting of the annual event. The festival has all sorts of fun to do. Everything from live entertainment, a Kid Zone, specialty food booths, prepared foods, arts & crafts, Beer, Wine, & Margarita Gardens, and much more. There are contests as well, like the Salsa Contest and Chile Pepper Eating Contest. The festival is a project of the Pasco Downtown Development Association.

The family is headed to the Pasco Fiery Food Festival and will update this article with photos we take today and post to our Flickr account. Hope to see ya there!

The Lane Real Estate Team~ Colleen & Joe Lane
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Pasco Fiery Foods Festival

Pasco Fiery Foods Festival

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Howard Amon Park 9/11 Memorial Richland Washington

Many of the local firefighters and police were on hand for 9/11 memorial services held today at Howard Amon Park’s Tear Drop Amphitheater, Richland Washington, 99352. If you were not there, I was in attendance and took some photos of the memorial:

9-11 Memorial at Howard Amon Park, Richland Washington 99352
Old Glory

9-11 Memorial at Howard Amon Park, Richland Washington 99352
Many were in attendance.

9-11 Memorial at Howard Amon Park, Richland Washington 99352
Waiting to play, "Amazing Grace."

For more photos, visit our 9/11 photo set on Flickr.

~ Colleen & Joe Lane
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"We work and play in Richland and love every minute of it!"

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Tri City Wa 2009 Parade of Homes

The 2009 Tri City Wa Parade of Homes touring dates and times are:

  • Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 – 9 am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16 – 1 pm to 7 pm
  • Saturday, Sept.19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 – 9 am to 5pm

The Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities is showcasing 22 homes in the tour this year. The homes are located throughout Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, and West Richland offering the latest in design, style, architectural trends, and of course, the best in workmanship. Tickets: $7.00 on sale at all Tri-Cities area SunMarts

Colleen, an Accredited Luxury Home Consultant (ALHS Designation), is fortunate enough to be with a group of Realtor® folk touring the homes on Wednesday, Sept 9th on a pre-tour courtesy of Creekstone by Newland Communities. Colleen is also grateful for a Parade Home she has in escrow for one of her buyers. Continue reading

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Richland Washington's Spudnuts on TV's Food Network

Where: Spudnuts, 228 Williams Blvd Richland, WA 99354-3410
What:
Spudnuts is going to appear on TV’s Food Network channel Labor Day at 6pm, PST. The Food Network’s Unwrapped show will feature a half dozen donut shops from around the United States. The show’s producers will be interviewing Spudnut’s owner Val Driver plus taking a peek at behind the scenes details at the shop. How cool is that! Last year, the Travel Channel featured Spudnuts in Donut Paradise.


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Spudnut Shop, Richland Washington, 99354

Uptown Shopping Center, Richland Washington, 99354

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Tri Cities Association of Realtors August 2009 Real Estate Statistics

  Total Number Active Residential Listings* Total Sold Average Sold Price Median Sold Price Under Contract*
January 2008
1210
186
172.8
164.0
140
February
1319
191
193.9
165.0
183
March
1344
249
189.2
163.6
205
April
1344
257
181.7
159.9
233
May
1388
301
189.3
161.0
198
June
1404
333
196.9
171
211
July
1433
298
202.5
178.1
175
August
1403
272
186.8
168.5
174
September
1357
304
196.9
165.0
169
October
1432
250
186.1
170.0
112
November
1395
172
174.3
160.0
83
December
1210
202
193.6
169.5
91
 
January 2009
1205
130
185.9
165.2
134
February
1222
179
181.5
162.5
145
March
1249
209
179.2
156.0
179
April
1228
191
178.5
156.8
222
May
1052**
289
188.5
162.5
526***
June
1040**
329
198.9
172.0
420***
July
1067**
336
194.6
175.6
414***
August
1047**
290
189.5
171.4
395***

** Active no longer includes ATB nor AWB
*** Now includes properties that went under contract and sold in the same month.
*The Active and Under Contract Listing Count is not cumulative. It is the actual count as of the day & time this Report was run on the 1st of each month. (9/01/2009)
Originally posted at Tri Cities Association of Realtors August 2009 Real Estate Statistics.

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Habitat for Humanity Harvest For Hope Tri Cities Washington

Here is Habitat For Humanity Tri Cities Washington 99302an invitation from Tri Cities Wa Habitat to give them a hand in raising funds. Additional details can be found at www.habitatbuilds.com/harvest-for-hope. More updates from Habitat are: construction pace of having 4-5 homes under construction at any given time, Habitat is hoping to launch two new programs to serve more families in our community in need of affordable housing:

  1. A Brush With Kindness”, working with current homeowners such as the elderly or disabled who need exterior home repair and minor landscaping; and
  2. Inter-faith Build”, working together with all faiths represented in our area to build hope and understanding.

~ Colleen & Joe Lane
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Originally posted at Harvest For Hope.

Harvest For Hope | Habitat For Humanity | Tri Cities Washington

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Kennewick Washington Downtown Green Living

Kennewick Washington Green Housing OptionsKennewick Washington, 99336 ~ Housing is going completely turn-turtle with the shift in preference for homes set in the suburbs and city outlying areas. Not only are these properties available at reasonable costs, but they also enable ownership of homes that compliment the ‘green’ effort and not abuse it.

Today commuting to work via state and local public transportation has ushered in the chance to integrate routine tasks and movement with exercise. Downtown living in Kennewick Washington offers real estate buyers greener options for residence. An eco-friendly lifestyle, supported by proximity to grocery stores, boutiques, and supermarkets adds quality to the property and your life.

There are a number of dedicated real estate agents and brokers who cater to downtown investments, however, there is one who really cares about our environment. The convenience of living pollution free is more of a luxury and once the recession ebbs, the prices of these ‘green’ properties will soar.

Downtown real estate options allow you to dictate space and décor and give vent to your creative pursuits. You can actually live in your dream home with reduced furniture and an environmentally friendly living space. Lowered energy consumption, green appliances, low-flow plumbing, and eco-friendly lighting can help you used the saved money on the most important person in the world – YOU!

If you are considering Kennewick downtown real estate, or want to do a Kennewick search, please let us help. We are always available and never treat our clients coarsely, or with sales pressures tactics. We are servants at heart!

~ Colleen & Joe Lane
Co-Owners, Broker, Realtors®
The Lane Real Estate Team
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"We work and play in Kennewick and love every minute of it!"

Originally posted at Kennewick Wa 99336 Downtown Green Living.

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Kennewick Wa Houses For Sale

Kennewick Washington Houses For SaleIf you are one of the few raring to close a Kennewick real estate deal on your own, do dare, but arm yourself with some prior research and comparison shopping. Today the internet technology has made it possible to explore arenas you may have never even dreamed of crossing before, like the real estate market.

First off, picking the right Kennewick Realtor® is a must. Colleen and I can provide the must needed assistance, and more importantly, the even more needed negotiating strength and experience.

Real estate purchase and sale makes it imperative for you to know the dedicated strategies and terminology, to strike a good deal. You too can now venture into the field, with caution though, since you most probably are a first timer. You should ideally consider the following points:

Research and stay updated. It is very important to come across as well informed and versatile. You should get a grasp of the real estate market in the neighborhood by regularly screening the county courthouse and local newspaper classifieds, and monitoring the Kennewick MLS.

Preset the offer you would like to make. Budgeting and estimation play a very important role here. You need to be informed about monthly mortgage payments in case you are considering a loan and the cash in hand.

Adopt a professional approach to the deal. Once you are set upon the property, focus on body language and don’t come across as over enthusiastic. You should ideally be conversant with the nitty-gritty’s of purchase contracts and other legal details.

Joe and Colleen Lane
The Lane Real Estate Team
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~ Always here to serve our Kennewick customers.

Kennewick seems to be a destination location…

Kennewick Washington Pictures

Kennewick Washington Pictures | 99336, 99337, 99338
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Pasco Chamber Of Commerce – An Evening in Marrakech

Where: Red Lion Inn 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301 Map What: The Pasco Washington Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2009 Sunshine Ball, An Evening With Marrakech. Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel. Social Hour and Photos at 6:00 pm. Wax Lantern Parade at 6:45 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm. Moroccan cuisine. Music by Swing Shift.

Individual Tickets $50. Table of 8 $360. Please Contact the Pasco Chamber of Commerce for tickets. Sponsorships are still available! (509) 547-9755 Admin@PascoChamber.org

~Colleen Lane
The Lane Real Estate Team
Pasco Washington Realtor®, Broker
"We live, work, and play in Pasco and love every minute of it!"

Pasco Washington Chamber of Commerce
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Kennewick Wa Homes For Sale

Kennewick Washington Homes For SaleThinking of owning your own home? Our best search for Kennewick Washington homes for sale is your next step. The peace and serenity of Kennewick and the proximity of Kennewick homes near public and private utilities make the real estate options worth the time and money invested in the hunt.

At The Lane Real Estate Team, we handle Kennewick Wa properties and are very well networked in the community offering buyers, first and seasoned, homes for sale real estate options that are lucrative and designed to fit into any predetermined budget. There are a number of online as well as offline resources that list Kennewick homes and even make virtual tours available on request, however, The Lane Real Estate Team can walk you through the process.

Kennewick Washington is a destination location for folks looking to purchase into a thriving community. Consider using The Lane Team of Colleen and Joe Lane for assistance. Colleen Lane is the broker, while Joe manages marketing, online ventures, and personnel.


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