Washington Horse Properties Blog

Third Quarter Equestrian Home Market Update

It’s a great time to be selling a horse property in the Puget Sound region. Median sale prices for equestrian properties in King, Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston counties are higher now than they were last year, homes are selling quickly and inventory levels are low. As always though, realistic pricing remains critical. Third Quarter Equestrian […]
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WSQHA Supports College-Bound Equestrians

WSQHA Supports College-Bound Equestrians

Horses are a big part of my life. They have been since I was a kid growing up in Kansas City. I started showing in all breed walk-trot classes with paint horses that belonged to my aunt and uncle. WSQHA Supports College-Bound Equestrians The first horse that I bought all by myself (with money I […]
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Older Posts But Still Worth A Look

Year-Over-Year Home Prices for Equestrian Properties May Be Flattening

    Equestrian home prices in the Puget Sound region seem to have hit a plateau this spring – with the possible exception of Pierce County, where values are up compared to last year.                   Pierce, Kitsap and Thurston counties are all still attractively priced compared to […]
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Is the Real Estate Market is Starting to Cool?

I’d like to begin this post with a disclaimer.  The information I’m sharing here is anecdotal in nature, and my opinions are based largely on my own personal experience as a realtor and real estate investor. I know that quite a few Realtors may disagree with me, but I’m having a distinct feeling of “déjà […]
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How to get the most money for your horse farm without spending a lot of money

As a Realtor who specializes in listing and selling horse properties in Western Washington, I’m often asked by sellers what they should do to get their horse farms ready for sale.  So… I thought I’d compile a list of recommendations – things that don’t cost much money but will maximize your sale price.   It’s important […]
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Planning and Designing the Perfect Horse Facility

This time of year it seems I constantly have requests from my equestrian clients regarding how to plan, build and or add-on to their current horse farm or property.  Obviously, if you are starting from scratch this can be a huge undertaking.  Sometimes the house is there but people want to add a barn and fencing, sometimes […]
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Secluded 40 Acre Equestrian Estate – $1,250,000

OVERVIEW This beautiful gated equestrian estate is surrounded by rolling hills and pastures. The property was originally part of the Guske Homestead, established in the late 1880s, and several historic structures still remain. The massive timber main lodge was built in 1987 and is sited to take full advantage of a magnificent Mount Rainier view. […]
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Why Winter is the Best Time to Buy Horse Property

In my opinion winter is the best time to buy horse property in Western Washington.  Believe me, I hate trudging through mud and wet pastures during the cold winter as much as the next guy, but there are so many reasons that it makes the most sense to buy this time of year that ultimately the […]
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Horse Property Values Continue to Rise

Third quarter 2015 sales data is in, and the outlook for horse properties continues to strengthen. We continue to see stronger demand and higher prices for properties, an imrprovement over third quarter of 2014.  Median sales prices are trending up and sales activity and the number of horse properties sold is still on the rise, […]
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Horse Property Values Finally on the Rise

First quarter 2015 sales data is in, and the outlook for horse properties looks very promising. As more and more people become comfortable with spending money on recreational activities again, we're seeing stronger demand and higher prices for horses and horse properties… finally!  Median sales prices are trending up and sales activity and the number […]
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Considerations When Buying or Selling Horse Property

As a Realtor who also happens to be President of the Washington State Quarter Horse Association, I'm often asked to help clients who are purchasing or selling a horse property.  Buying or selling a horse property involves a special set of considerations above and beyond those associated with a typical real estate transaction.  Below is a list of things […]
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