7 Reasons to List your Home During the Holidays

Each year around this time there are numerous sellers who make the decision to postpone listing their house until after the holidays, while other sellers who already have their house listed make a decision to temporarily take the listing off the market during the holidays.

Here are 7 great reasons NOT to delay!

1. Buyers are still relocating. A great number of companies are hiring through the holiday season and are requiring new employees to start their new positions without delay.

2. Buyers who are home shopping during the holiday season are committed and eager to purchase right away.

3. You are able to restrict showing times on your home during the times you may be busy with guests or family during the holiday season, you stay in control of showing times.

4. Homes that are decorated for the holiday season show better.

5. Home inventory historically slows down in the fall and winter seasons meaning there is limited competition as a seller during the holiday season.

6. The urge to buy a home doesn’t go away just because the holidays have arrived. Home buyers who did not find their ideal home during the busy seasons of spring and summer are still house hunting.

7. Home inventory can grow after the holiday which may decrease the interest in your home during the beginning of 2019.

If you are planning to sell your home or are in search of a new home in 2019 please contact Jean Groesbeck and Associates for 5 star real estate services!

Spring 2016 – Real Estate Newsletter

Every quarter, Jean Groesbeck & Associates brings you a Real Estate Newsletter with the latest news and trends in our current Real Estate market in Anacortes and the surrounding areas.

Here is our Spring Real Estate Newsletter. Feel free to share with your friends and family!

Tips For Selling Your Home!

Are you thinking of Selling your home?

The real estate market in Anacortes and through Skagit County is picking up!

In a perfect world you would have 2 days lead time for showing appointments, but that seldom happens. Here are 10 tips to get ready for a home buyer that wants to come with their real estate agent in just 10 minutes to see your home for sale!

1. Put dirty dishes inside the dishwasher (or quickly wash them).

2. Make the beds and hide the clutter.

3. Wipe the counters, appliances, and kitchen sink.

4. Empty the garbage.

5. Hide dirty clothes in the washing machine.

6. Wipe bathroom counter, sink and faucets. Hide toiletries and valuables.

7. Turn on all the lights and lamps.

8. Check the clock, if time, run the vacuum.

9. Check the front porch for cobwebs, papers….

10. Go get a cup of coffee and relax! You did it!

If would like to receive real estate market statistic graphs , please call me at 360-941-3734 or email me at Jean@ColdwellBanker.com. I can provide real estate statistics on homes sold, current listings, average or median sales prices on properties sold or properties listed for sale, in any area in Western WA for any price range!

If you are wondering the value of your home, I would be happy to provide a free no obligation market analysis.  Just call me at 360-941-3734

Low Bank Waterfront on Samish Island!

10907 Samish Beach Lane РBow 

Great Value on Samish Island just recently reduced to $898,000! 

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Two homes! This rare property has two residences (grandfathered). ¬†The 2,268¬Ī SF waterfront residence has been an exclusive vacation rental commanding $450/night during peak season.¬† The road side home has commanding views and lots of space to entertain. ¬†Low bank waterfront with fabulous crabbing, clamming, a wonderful beach and dramatic sunsets!¬† Great for shared investment or compound living.¬†

Samish Island is accessible by car and only 70 miles north of Seattle or south of Vancouver!

Driving Directions:  From Anacortes take Hwy 20E, turn left on La Conner Whitney Road, continue onto La Conner and Samish Road/ Whitney Bayview Road, keep left at fork and continue onto Bayview Edison Road, left on to Samish Island Road, right on Roney Road, 3rd left on Halloran Road, take 3rd right on Mercer Road, slight right on N. Beach Road, left on Samish Beach Lane.

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

Samish Island Open House!

Samish Island Open House:
Saturday, June 25th 10:00a.m.-1:00 p.m
 10785 Samish Island Rd, Bow WA!




Visit this stunning Samish Island waterfront home on .70 +/- acres!  Breathtaking SW views across Padilla Bay to islands!

If you are interested in this home but cannot make it to the open house, contact Jean Groesbeck to arrange a future showing date!



U.S. extends Fannie, Freddie conforming loan limits

Higher maximum conforming mortgage loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be extended through September 2011, the housing finance entities’ regulator said on Friday.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said the maximum for the conforming loans ‚Äď generally $417,000 for a single-family home but up to $729,750 in certain high cost areas — will remain unchanged in the first nine months of next year compared with 2010 levels.

The conforming, 30-year fixed loans must meet certain underwriting standards for loan-to-value and borrower credit scores and are put into Fannie’s and Freddie’s pools of guaranteed mortgage-backed securities.

The extension was dictated by a recently enacted Congressional resolution. The limits for high cost areas, generally on the east and west coasts, had been increased in a housing recovery bill passed in July 2008.      WASHINGTON (Reuters)

To search for homes for sale in Anacortes, La Conner, or Oak Harbor, Please call us @ (360)-293-4511.  
We would love to help you with your real estate needs whether you are looking to buy or sell your home.

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