Exquisite Custom View Home in Anacortes

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2310 20th Street  Anacortes, WA

This beautiful custom view home in Anacortes features 3,700¬Ī sf of luxurious living, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, formal living room, dream kitchen offering a menu for great cooking/entertaining, outdoor fountain and fire pit!


Sip your coffee in the warmth of the additional sun room with kitchenette. This Anacortes home features a full security system, including cameras, custom heated slate floors throughout the entire lower level, uv coated windows for sun protection, central vac system including the garage and the list goes on!

Directions: From Anacortes, North on Commercial Avenue, left (west) on 32nd Street. Right (north) on D Avenue, left on 21st Street, first right on C Avenue, left on 20th Street, 2nd house on right.

For more information on this beautiful home, contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or Jessica Notaro at (360) 202-1441.

The Point of Paradise

Welcome to 2420 Puget Way in Anacortes,The Point of Paradise!

This exquisite Anacortes waterfront home is nestled on a rocky outcropping with glorious sunsets, and panoramic views of the Sound, San Juan Islands, and Anacortes boat traffic!

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A gorgeous Anacortes home perched to capture the best of the stunning natural beauty of NW waterfront living. Two thirds of the 3,003¬Ī sf¬†property is surrounded by water with blue heron, eagles, and seals as your neighbors. The only traffic is ferries, freighters, and pleasure yachts cruising by. Remodeled to capture stunning views from each room, one of the decks will always have sun. Magnificent great room, Eastern White Cedar exterior, tight knot fir, & Siberian Oak add distinction.¬†Adjacent to Washington Park with boat ramp, camping, and beautiful beach.

If you are interested in learning more about this Anacortes property, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Coldwell Banker Expands Global Reach in France and Monaco


Coldwell Banker Expands Global Reach in France and Monaco


¬†Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has¬†announced the signing of a master franchise agreement with Demeure S.A. ¬†to expand the Coldwell Banker¬ģ brand in France and into Monaco.¬† With the addition of Monaco, the Coldwell Banker network now extends to 50 countries and territories worldwide on a combined basis.

Led by Laurent Demeure, president and chief executive officer, Coldwell Banker France and Monaco is based in Paris.¬† Previously known as Demeure Immobilier¬†with a luxury homes department Demeure Prestige, Demeure S.A. was founded in 1920. The group played a major role in the development of real estate in France, notably with the creation of one of France’s premier networks of estate agents.

¬†‚ÄúWe are thrilled that Laurent and his talented team have joined the Coldwell Banker system to give us a renewed presence in France,‚ÄĚ said Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.¬† ‚ÄúObviously gaining a presence in Monaco, one of the world‚Äôs most desired destinations, is a major addition to Coldwell Banker Previews International¬ģ, our luxury marketing division that caters to the affluent.¬† We believe Laurent‚Äôs firm aligns very well with the Coldwell Banker brand, combining a¬† rich history with outstanding core values.‚Ä̬†¬†

“We think the Coldwell Banker brand has great potential for growth in France and Monaco,‚ÄĚ said Demeure.¬† “The¬†France and Monaco property market is holding steady, despite the recent economic crisis.¬†¬† In France, relatively low home prices, culture and ‚Äėlove for all things French‚Äô continue to drive interest from foreign investors while Monaco obviously attracts interest from the affluent around the globe.

‚ÄúWe are very enthusiastic to further develop the Coldwell Banker brand in France and enter a new market in Monaco.¬† We believe that because we are in the same business as our potential franchisees this will allow us to develop unparalleled business relationships with partners that understand each other‚Äôs needs and expectations. All the team is highly motivated in making the Coldwell Banker system a highly innovative and¬†highly consumer focused brand in the two countries and becoming the leader in the luxury properties market through Coldwell Banker Previews International.”

About Coldwell Banker¬ģ
Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker¬ģ organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate. ¬†¬†Coldwell Banker is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of more than 98,000 agents working in more than 3,600 offices in 50 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand to augment its web site www.coldwellbanker.com for smart phones, the first to create a iPhone application and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel.¬† The Coldwell Banker system is a leader in specialty markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International¬ģ marketing program.

Anacortes Open House

1 Tony McKinlley3Open House   MLS#29091879   4002 Oakes Avenue     Anacortes, WA. 98221

1:00-3:00 on November 8th, 2009

 Come join me in experiencing one of the best view homes on Fidalgo Island at 4002 Oaks Ave. This Luxury home is on Approximately 2 acres. A superb location the way to the Washington State Ferry. Look for the blue and white Coldwell Banker signs. Sweeping breathtaking views of Guemes channel northward to Canada. Sit on the deck and enjoy observing the boating activity up and down the channel. Come and appreciate the many special feature to this beautiful Luxury Homes. Refreshments will be available for your enjoyment. See you there!!!

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  Tony McKinley               Cell (360) 941-1938

TonyM@ColdwellBanker.com        www.CBIslandLiving.com

The NW Luxury Real Estate Market


Although homes prices have softened in the Northwest, we continue to see the average price of a Luxury Home Increase.  80% of Luxury Homes in the Puget Sound area are in King County, but since that is where the majority of our Luxury Home buyers come from, the information is important to us.  Here are some statistics you might find interesting: 


§  24 homes sold in 2007 for $5 million or more; 14 homes have sold for $5 million or more through July of 2008, including a $9 million condo in downtown Seattle and a $15.8 million estate in Denny Blaine.


§  Two MLS areas in King County have a median sales price of $1 million or more for ALL homes sold. Year to date through June, the median price of a single family home sold on Mercer Island is $ $1,524,839; the median price in West Bellevue is $1,509,443.


§  About a third of the buyers of $ 1 million+ homes nationally pay cash, according to Paul Boomsma, President of Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection. (Luxury Portfolio is a luxury real estate marketing network, of which Windermere is a partner.) The current credit crunch does not affect these buyers.

 Here are the stats for the

Puget Sound Luxury Real Estate Market


2001 295  $       1,556,090  $            6,950,000 14%
2002 458  $       1,509,735  $            7,000,000 15%
2003 605  $       1,512,809  $            5,350,000 15%
2004 943  $       1,636,817  $            9,000,000 16%
2005 1618  $       1,610,761  $            8,400,000 17%
2006 2103  $       1,579,403  $          15,000,000 15%
2007 2316  $       1,604,047  $            1,750,000 16%

 To read more about Luxury Home Buyers click here.


To Search for Luxury Lisitings in Anacortes, La Conner, Whidbey Island, Guemes Island, Samish Islands or the San Juan Islands click here.

© Jean Groesbeck

Information on this blog is compiled from reliable sources, but information may be time sensitive and is not guaranteed.

More information is available at www.JeanGroesbeck.com and additional blog posts at www.AnacortesRealEstateBlog.com




Selling Your Luxury Homes

With 90% of home buyers starting their home search on line, it is important to have your Waterfront or Luxury property featured on the right websites.  At COLDWELL BANKER ISLAND LIVING we have a network of international Coldwell Banker office.  Not only are we a national company, but our marketing withour borders has global reach.

 If you want the broadest exposure and most intense marketing for your home, please contact us!

Jean Groesbeck   (360) 293-4511




Why The Number of Home Sales Are Rising Sharply in Some Areas


Buyers are responding to discounted home prices and the effects of this are being felt all over the country.  We are seeing existing-home sales up in California, Nevada, and Florida the most, and these of course are the markets that were hit the hardest.  Investors are buying up bank foreclosures in bulk, often with plans of using them as vacation rentals until those markets turn around. They will then trickle out the inventory.

Nationally foreclosures and short sales have been accounting for about one-third of all U.S. housing transactions according to the September issue of Today’s Buyer’s Rep.¬† Although¬†La Conner and Anacortes home¬†prices have softened, the fact that we don’t have that many foreclosures in our area has helped¬†Skagit Valley home¬†prices to stay stronger than the rest of the country relative to last year.¬† It also means that we have not attracted the investors the more depressed areas have.

Anacortes and La Conner real estate have yet to feel the impact of the housing stimulus package.  Nationally about 2.5 million first time buyers are expected to take advantage of the $7500 tax credit in the next year.  This will be especially helpful to the La Conner and Anacortes condo markets as well as entry level homes.

This is one of the first signs in a turn around, so hopefully we will start to gain momentum!

More information at www.CBIslandLiving.com , www.AnacortesHomeTeamcom

and www.AnacortesRealEstateBlog.com

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Washington State Makes The Top 10 U.S. Luxury Real Estate Markets!

Accordingding to the U.S. Census, the number of homes valued at $1 million or more increased 470% between 2000 and 2005.¬† No surprise…Washington State made the top 10!¬† 1.81% of all homes in Washington are valued over one million dollars!


                                   # of Luxury Homes     % of Total Homes

1.  California             619,170                      8.76%

2.  New York              165,641                      4.21%

3.  Florida                  102,010                      2.08%

4.  New Jersey              61,523                      2.91%

5.  Massachusetts        54,156                      3.45%

6.  Illinois                   43,533                      1.33%

7.  Connecticut            40,578                      4.41%

8.  Virginia                  38,725                      1.92%

9.  Maryland                35,835                      2.49%

10.Washington             28,704                      1.81%


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey and 2000 Census, home values; DataQuick, home sales.

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Jean Groesbeck




Island Properties Appeal to Foreign Investors Looking For Second Homes

Island Properties Appeal to Foreign Investors Looking For Second Homes



The soft U. S. real estate market is attracting foreign investors, and we are seeing many of these investors shopping for summer homes in Anacortes, La Conner, Guemes Island and The San Juan Islands.


More Canadians are considering a summer home purchase in our area. I have had several inquires recently from our Canadian neighbors who are attracted to Fidalgo Island because of the uniqueness of Island living with the convenience of living on an island accessible by bridge.  


214759009_75d436cddc.jpgAnacortes, La Conner, and Samish Island all have a  small town feel, stunning natural beauty, and all the conveniences of a two large cities (Seattle, WA or Vancouver, B.C.)  just 90 minutes away.   U. S. island home prices compared to Canadian home prices along with a favorable exchange rate makes island waterfront property an extremely attractive real estate investment to Canadians. 



International real estate investors from all over the world are inquiring about waterfront homes and Premier Properties in our area.  I recently spoke with a potential buyer from Russia, via interpreter!



To provide the best information to the Whidbey Island, San Juan Islands, La Conner, and Anacortes luxury home buyer, I have expanded the on-line marketing of our Premier Property listings to include www.LuxuryPortfolio.com and www.LuxuryHomes.com websites. These websites target international buyers in over 150 countries and are available in many different languages and currencies.



For more information specific to your property or your home search please email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com


Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC

Windermere Real Estate / Anacortes Properties


Jean Groesbeck  360-941-3734

Linda Harris  360-202-8888

Jessica Notaro  360-202-1441