A Great Deal Just Got Better!

Welcome to 2305 Sundown Court- Anacortes
A luxury condo located in The Gardens!
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Amazing value!!! Just reduced to $359,000!!!
Experience luxurious condo living conveniently located by WA Park in Anacortes, just 20 minutes from Oak Harbor. Beautiful interior amenities include gorgeous tile, inviting kitchen with Frigidaire appliances, gas stove, walk-in pantry, eating bar, double-sided gas fireplace, & lots of built-ins for storage. Spacious Master suite with huge terrace, beautiful master bath with jetted tub, double vanities and tile floor. 2 car garage. Beach Access. Assessed at $451,300. This is an incredible value!

Driving Directions: Commercial to 12th, West on 12th to Washington Blvd., Right on Washington Blvd. to Observation, Right on Observation to Sundown Ct.
For more information on this property, or other homes for sale in Anacortes & throughout Skagit County, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@ColdwellBanker.com.

The Breadfarm!


If you share my passion, for delicious, hearty and nutritious artisan bread, stop at the Breadfarm in Edison for your own taste of heaven. The staff there describes themselves as ‚Äú A PASSIONATE BUNCH OF MIXERS, SHAPERS, BAKERS, AND DRIVERS WITH ONE COMMON GOAL‚ÄĒTO PRODUCE THE FINEST LOAVES AROUND‚ÄĚ. And that is just what happens here where each loaf has been hand formed and hearth baked since the doors were opened in July of 2003.

Every time I show real estate in Bow, Edison, or Samish Island, I try to include a stop at the Breadfarm. Maybe it’s even helped me make a sale! If you live in Anacortes, you will find their bread at The Market and D Avenue Nursery/Coffee Shop. In Mount Vernon, there will also be a nice selection of Breadfarm products at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op.

For all the tempting details on this gem of a bakery, visit their website: www.breadfarm.com

If all else fails, call me and I’ll take you there!

Linda Harris
Coldwell Banker Bain-Anacortes

Cell: 360-202-8888

More Good News for the Anacortes Real Estate Market!

Here is the latest information on the real estate market provided by the NWMLS:

Home sales for 2011 finished much stronger than they started.  According to the figures from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, pending sales in the fourth quarter of 2011 out gained the first quarter of 2011 by 21 percent.

Pending sales for December 2011 also increased by 20 percent from the year before.¬† Also, both November and December 2011’s pending volume exceeded the total number of new listings.¬† A disproportion like this has not occurred since November of 2006.

December 2011’s closed sales also surpassed the totals recorded from December 2010 by 7 percent.¬† Prices continue to come down, due in a large part, to the¬† many distressed typically low-priced¬† properties on the market.

In addition to low prices, there is also little inventory in the marketplace with a 17.2 percent decrease in the amount of active listings in the MLS database from December 2010 to December 2011.  The inventory in Seattle  is also down 30 percent from the previous year.

The combination of shrinking inventory with favorable financing is causing some areas to lean toward a seller’s market, as measured by the supply of homes.¬† Currently there is about a five month supply of homes, which is usually considered a balanced market for both buyers and sellers.

This bodes a happy 2012 for the real estate community!

Statistical Summary by Counties: Market Activity Summary ‚Äď Dec. 2011


+ Condos
# Pending
# Closings Avg.
King 1,552 7,472 2,060 1,849 $359,912 $291,000
Snohomish 763 3,249 1,013 846 $252,144 $222,750
Pierce 846 4,280 923 791 $199,071 $175,199
Kitsap 202 1,403 201 201 $259,441 $228,000
Mason 47 590 47 39 $156,752 $133,800
Skagit 125 863 100 101 $216,803 $200,685
Grays Harbor 102 735 52 60 $133,550 $117,500
Lewis 78 613 48 46 $142,388 $117,750
Cowlitz 74 472 57 59 $138,786 $140,100
Grant 61 470 35 36 $160,490 $146,450
Thurston 211 1,324 230 228 $226,824 $212,000
San Juan 17 329 13 18 $442,235 $361,000
Island 92 739 67 79 $259,915 $215,000
Kittitas 44 398 39 36 $201,072 $177,995
Jefferson 35 435 23 34 $188,685 $152,500
Okanogan 31 349 15 11 $136,666 $117,000
Whatcom 131 1,267 152 170 $236,790 $219,000
Clark 22 191 29 28 $187,891 $170,500
Pacific 31 347 21 23 $176,752 $137,000
Ferry 2 58 1 1 $250,000 $250,000
Clallam 37 365 41 34 $210,326 $194,900
Others 101 690 70 51 $220,919 $169,900
MLS TOTAL 4,604 26,639 5,237 4,741 $276,009 $225,000

*This information is provided courtesy of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service

We would love to help you with your real estate needs whether you are looking to buy or sell a home. For more information on Anacortes real estate, please contact Jean Groesbeck or Linda Harris!

Contact Jean Groesbeck ‚ÄstJean@ColdwellBanker.com or¬†(360) 941-3734
Contact Linda Harris ‚ÄstAnacortesRealEstate@gmail.com or (360) 202-8888

Great opportunity in Fidalgo Marina!

Attention all boat owners!

Enjoy beautiful Anacortes and be part of the boating capital of the Northwest!!!  Easy access to the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands.  Get ready for the boating season and take advantage of  this great buying opportunity!

3101 V Place #31 $274,500

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COVERED 55¬ĪFft¬†slip in Fidalgo Marina. Approx. 19¬Īft wide. Full time manager, 2 story club house with full kitchen, fireplace, meticulously maintained showers, hot tub, sauna, and laundry facilities. Large private storage locker, concrete docks, concrete pilings and assigned parking. Very protected moorage. Great location close to town, shopping and restaurants. Easy access. These large slips don’t come up often, so buy now while you have the chance!

Driving Directions: From R Avenue, East on 30th, North on V Avenue to Fidalgo Marina.

For more information on this boat slip, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@ColdwellBanker.com

Happy Holidays Anacortes!!!

We  wish you a Happy Holiday and thank you for your support through out this past year!!!

We are here for you in 2012 !

We would love to help you with your real estate needs whether you are looking to buy or sell a home. For more information on Anacortes real estate, please contact Jean Groesbeck or Linda Harris!

Contact Jean Groesbeck РJean@ColdwellBanker.com or (360) 941-3734
Contact Linda Harris – AnacortesRealEstate@gmail.com or (360) 202-8888

New Home Decor Store in Anacortes!

If you love shabby chic decor, Sassy Frass Company is the place for you!

Now open, Sassy Frass Company is located at 1717 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes.  Sassy Frass Company carries home decor, furniture, collectibles, antiques, and a great assortment of vintage items.  


The greatest feature of this new store is the fact that most of their goods are upcycled.   Many of the items they have for sale have been  repurposed or recycled into something new and even more amazing!   There inventory is ever changing so make sure to stop on by to see what great finds they have for your home!

Sassy Frass Company buys items too!  If you have some great home decor treausures to sell, contact imsassy@sassyfrassco.com

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Great value home in Anacortes!

4002 West 4th Street – Anacortes

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Great value! Just reduced to $165,000!!!!!!


This is a short sale!!!


Lots of square footage for the price in a great¬† Anacortes neighborhood!¬† A work in progress, the gorgeous kitchen had been remodeled with beautiful cabinets, lots of lights, corian countertops, and large eating space.¬† The master bedroom is huge with a ¬ĺ bath plus there is a full bath. This 2,006¬Ī SF home needs carpet, paint, and TLC in the areas not recently updated so buy this bargain priced home, roll up your sleeves, and create some sweat equity.¬† Best value per square foot!¬†

Driving directions: From Commercial Avenue turn left on 12th which becomes Oakes Avenue. Turn left onto Anacopper Road and left onto West 4th Street.  The home will be on your left.

For more information on this property, please call Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@ColdwellBanker.com

Skyline – Anacortes, WA

Skyline - Anacortes, WA


Skyline is a beautiful developed area of Fidalgo Island that includes homes with a wide variety of architectural styles and most of the homes have views of Skyline Marina.  Many of the homes have views of Burroughs Bay; Allen, Burroughs and Whidbey Islands; the Olympic Mountains; and of course Skyline Marina.
Skyline is generally considered to include the area between the southwestern tip of the Anacortes Airport, across Anaco Beach Road and over to Washington Park. Starting in the 1960’s, some of the most expensive homes of Anacortes began to be built in the Skyline area. Then in the 1970’s both single and multilevel homes with southwesterly and westerly facing views were built and the community which occupied the northwestern tip of Fidalgo Island became known as Skyline.
Today, Skyline homes vary in year built, style and amenities. From seventy’s ramblers to the newer Craftsman homes, Skyline boasts a variety of architectural styles, although most of the older homes have been updated over the years.  Many of the homes have incredible panoramic views so investing in home upgrades continues to pay off for Skyline homeowners.

Skyline is a walk-able community built around the Skyline Marina, Tug Boat Park, and the Skyline Beaches Skyline homeowners enjoy jogging in the neighborhood as well as walking the trails and road in nearby Washington Park.
The Skyline Marina facility offers both open and covered moorage with a variety of boat slip sizes. This large marina built in 1965, is able to accommodate smaller mega yachts with advance notice. The facility is a dockominium, (each slip is privately owned) so access is based on availability. The large boatyard can help you with most repairs and maintenance needs plus there is a boat lift for convenience. Skyline Marina is open year round from 8 am to 5 pm. 
Skyline home owners enjoy the use of a private beach, Community Center, RV parking, tennis courts, parks, beach cabana, and easy access to Washington Park  There is a quaint convenience store and fuel station called Old Salts where you will often see Skyline residents enjoying a cup of coffee and the newspaper, or sharing boating or fish stories.
The unique seaside/bay living appeals to both young and old and is one of the most desirable communities in Anacortes.  If you would like to take a tour of Skyline or receive our Skyline real estate update please an email to Jean@ColdwellBanker.com or LindaHarris@CBBain.com or call (360) 941-3734 or (360) 202-8888.

Holiday Spirit in Anacortes!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…In Anacortes!

This weekend promises to be full of fun holiday activities to attend here in Anacortes!

Kick off the Christmas season by going to the annual Anacortes Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree lighting!

Date: Friday, December 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ninth Street and Commercial Avenue

After the tree lighting, enjoy the Art Gallery Walk !

Date: Friday, December 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Anacortes

Start your morning off right and enjoy some Breakfast with Santa!
You can purchase tickets for this event at the Anacortes Parks & Recreation Dept. for $3

Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: Anacortes Senior Activity Center

Annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade – This year’s theme is “Holly Jolly Christmas”!

All dog owners and their dogs are invited to come and walk with us in the parade. If you don’t have a dog, please walk with us anyway! You can help give out doggie treats. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed humans and pets!

We are meeting before the parade at 3rd Street and Q Avenue in front of the PET Van at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you and your furry friends there!

Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Commercial Avenue

Island Retreat-October 29th!

Antique & Vintage Market!
Saturday October 29th 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the Port Transit Shed Event Center on Pier 1 located at 100 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes. Each show features antique, vintage, artful, and handmade goods presented with style & inspiration by 30+ specially selected vendors.

Early Buying 9 AM – 4 PM . $5 Admission
General Public 10 AM – 4 PM . $3 Admission
[Admission Cash or Check only]

No coupons needed for discount entry! Bring a non-perishable food item (box or can) to donate to our food drive for local food banks and save $1 off General Admission (10 AM & later)

Feel free to stop by the Coldwell Banker Bain office located at 3110 Commercial Avenue for an Anacortes neighborhood map!