Happy New Year!

Safety first this New Years!  Please do not risk an arrest for drunken driving on New Year's Eve or even worse, killing, or injuring yourself or someone.  Remember before you start partying, choose a designated driver.  There are a number of programs to help prevent drunk driving and provide a safe ride home. Here is a list of a few programs:

National Directory of Designated Driver Services - Tools to Prevent Drunk Driving (http://www.drinkinganddriving.org/tools/services.html)

Sober Ride - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a listing of sober/safe ride programs across the country.  Find one in your area, and save the number in your cell phone so you always have it on you. (http://duijusticelink.aaa.com/for-the-public/aaas-role/public-education/sober-ride)

AAA Tipsy Tow at 1-800-222-4537 (1-800-AAA-Help). The call desk will send a tow truck to your location and drive you, one additional passenger, and your car home, one-way. (AAA-tipsy-tow-how-get-free-ride-home-new-years-eve)

If you are feeling buzzed, you probably are over the 0.08 (alcohol concentration) limit and should not drive. 

Enjoy your time as you welcome the New Years and be safe!


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Ho Ho Ho!  Christmas is almost Here!!

Children are opening their advent Calanders, signifying that there is less than a week until Christmas. The Christmas clocks are ticking down. The lights are up on the house, the tree is decked out with special ornaments, and cookies are being given out to special friends. Have you covered your Christmas to do lists at the holiday extravaganzas, the Christmas craft fairs, and finished your shopping at the mall or online? Looking for the perfect gift for all those special someones in our lives have been fun.

It is also time to pick up a gift for a needy child this Christmas. Whether it is a coat, shoes, or a soft cuddly teddy bear, Please help! The top five Christmas charity projects are Angel Tree, My Two Front Teeth, Make a Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, and Operation Christmas Child.

Let's help everyone have a special Christmas! Have a Merry Christmas!

Give us a call this Holiday Season. Remember Team Hess for all your Leavenworth and Wenatchee Valley Real Estate needs.

Help your local food bank this week!


Families are home, Thanksgiving is over, the turkey has been made into Turkey Tetrazini, Turkey pot pies, and Turkey Bone Soup, sleep was lost on Black Friday, and Cyber Monday distracted us at work. Now it is #GivingTuesday!

Help your local food bank or Donate to the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America Organization . They can help you find your local food banks or take your monitary donations. The network supplies food to more than 37 million American each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors in all 50 states. Donate to Feeding America and your gift makes a big impact - every dollar you donate helps provide 8 meals to families struggling with hunger.

Give us a call this Holiday Season,Let's go look at some homes with fireplaces this time of year. Remember Team Hess for all your Leavenworth and Wenatchee Valley Real Estate needs.


November!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday season and enjoy the shopping weekend!  Remember November 26 is Small Business Saturday, which is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekend of the year.  Shop small at your favorite local stores and help fuel the economy.  When we all shop small, it will be huge.


This is a great time of year! There's a nip in the air and temps are starting to drop. Heck, I even thought I saw a few Holiday lights up already. Whatever mood you might be getting in I hope it's a Thankful one with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Join me as we stay grateful this holiday season. Stay warm around the fireplace  - What? You don't have one? Maybe I need to show you a few homes with wood fireplaces, pellet stoves, gas logs or a good ol' fashioned brick fireplace. Call me up! Let's go look at some homes with fireplaces this time of year.  Remember Team Hess for all your Leavenworth and Wenatchee Valley Real Estate needs.


 

 The Close of October-

Winter is in the air, Pyrotechnic fall foliage is coming to a close, Halloween is finally here in Leavenworth, Halloween costumes are ready to be shown off, and your goblins, princesses, and super heroes dream of bags of candy.  The weather looks like it will cooperate for your Halloween plans with partly cloudy skies with a chance of rain, highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s.  As October comes to a close, November brings a cooling trend with occasional showers and snow just around the corner. 

Ready to cuddle into a new home give us a call, and we will go check out some open houses this weekend or browse new listings!  It is always a good time to buy a house.  Remember Team Hess for all your Leavenworth and Wenatchee Valley Real Estate needs.

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 What's Happening in October?

With a few showers in our low 60's forecast this weekend, it will help clear the air from the forest fires. Enjoy Leavenworth amazing pyrotechnic fall foliage on a Drive around our beautiful valley nestled in the Cascade mountains.

Don't miss out on Oktoberfest, the first three weekends of this month! Savor the fruits of local labor in our various farmers markets and orchard stands and then indulge in world-class cuisine, wine, and beers!