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March
28

Spokane Vintage Furniture

Our real estate agents have noticed a surge in interest in vintage furniture and home decor over the last few years. This old-fashioned aesthetic can make your home feel cozier and more personal. But how do you find these one-of-a-kind pieces for your home?

Want to bring this popular trend into your home? Use our guide to find the best vintage home decor items in Spokane.  

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March
16

What will 2022 Bring?

Recently, Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Realtors®, managers, and staff were honored with a visit from the President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Ryan Gorman. Responsible for the operations that support our network of 94,000 real estate professionals in 3,000 offices in 43 countries across the globe, he made the trip from CB's New Jersey headquarters to speak with us about the wild ride that was 2021 and share his predictions about the state of our industry moving through 2022.

Though he foresees a continuation of a seller's market, he believes it won't be "the crazy, crazy" atmosphere we saw in 2021.  "Interest rates are ticking up which will slow things a bit," he said, but "inbound migration will continue to be strong, so it will be a long time before the market shifts."

When asked if he was surprised by the activity during the pandemic, he told us that though he did not predict the "nearly 10 years of appreciation in 18 months" in our area, Ryan said he wasn't surprised to see the market remain strong. Despite the economic downturn, "we had the most equity in homes that we had literally ever had (not on a percentage basis, but on an absolute basis), and we had tighter underwriting for almost 15 years by that point than we had almost ever had, so people had good opportunities."

Contributing to the history-making market, he noted, was that for the past five or so years our area has been named to list after list of best places to live, work, and raise a family, so as people were able to work, not only remotely, but more independently, they began to make good on the question if you could live anywhere, why not live somewhere great?  

In discussing the issue of low inventory, he is quick to point out that even buyers who have been in their homes two or three months may have equity that could propel them to look at selling to purchase something that better fits their dreams and goals and encouraged agents to inform their previous buyers what their homes are worth today. Buyers, he said, can leverage their equity to move more affordably to another neighborhood or city.

Recently named a "Real Estate Newsmaker" for 2021 and "Influencer" for 2022 by RisMedia, a highly respected real estate news and information service, Ryan says is most proud of Coldwell Banker's integrity. "Integrity is first. That's an easy answer. Coldwell Banker was founded on honesty and integrity, and that has lasted."

To learn more about Ryan's strategies for Coldwell Banker in 2022, check out his interview with Jordan Grice of RisMedia.

Search for your new home at cbspokane.com.

March
14

Spokane Wine

One of the best ways to experience all of the greatness Spokane has to offer is through its wine. The area's local wineries serve as community gathering spots, help fuel the local economy, and tell the story of our area's rich history.

Also, learning to distinguish between certain types of wine is a lot of fun. With 20 wineries within 10 miles of Spokane, you'll have no trouble developing a sophisticated palate. Here are some of our favorite local wineries to visit this weekend:

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March
14

Beyond Pink is the result of two women, Charlie Brewer and Karla Porter, who wanted to celebrate the technology of Thermography and its powerful ability to aid in the early detection of breast disease. Their passion is that, when found at its earliest stages before a mass has formed, breast cancer can often be prevented by making lifestyle changes. Their goal was to not just to educate and raise awareness but to help provide funding for women who could not otherwise afford this potentially lifesaving screening as it is generally not covered by insurance.

What is Thermography?  It uses a kind of infrared technology that detects and records temperature changes on the surface of the skin. The camera displays these patterns as a sort of heat map.  Hot spots can indicate something needs to be looked at in more detail. A lot of women put off mammography as it can be unpleasant or painful, but thermography is painless, can be added earlier to other breast screening procedures, and it could save a life. It has seen spots that have turned out to be ruptured implants after further screening.

This fundraising public charity has raised over $1.2 million and helped thousands of women. The funds stay local and 100% of net proceeds are used to provide grants to women in the community.

Beyond Pink has many fundraisers throughout the year, however, the biggest and most FUN raiser for the year is the Designer Bra Fashion Show & Auction which is held in October.  This runway show is a fun production of choreography set to music that will inspire you.  The bra inspired fashion designs are auctioned off in packages that often contain a trip or experience.  If you have not attended a Beyond Pink Fashion Show in person, you must put this on your to do list.  It is seriously the most fun you will have saving a life. Coldwell Banker Tomlinson volunteers have modeled and performed in the show for many years, they have donated items for the live and silent auctions, and Coldwell Banker Tomlinson has sponsored a table at the event many times. 

One in 8 women will get breast cancer, and early detection is key to fighting this disease. Schedule a thermogram for yourself and share this opportunity with the women in your tribe. This can buy more time...it could save a life.

For more information about Beyond Pink, visit beyondpink.net, call 509-863-7776 or email info@beyondpink.net.


Join us in celebrating our Doers of Good by getting involved in one of the programs we will spotlight over the next several months.

March
3

View our comprehensive Spokane real estate market report for the month of February!

The information in this report is compiled from a report given by the Spokane Association of REALTORS© and to the best of our knowledge is accurate and correct.

 

Download the February Market Report PDF here.

Want more info about the current real estate market? Contact us today to speak to an agent. 

 

March
3

View our comprehensive Kootenai Country real estate market report for the month of February!

The information in this report is compiled from a report given by the Spokane Association of REALTORS© and to the best of our knowledge is accurate and correct.

 

Download the February Market Report PDF here.

Want more info about the current real estate market? Contact us today to speak to an agent. 

 

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