A Slice of Paradise!

A Special Beach Cottage in Anacortes, WA

This slice of Paradise is the perfect waterfront beach cottage in the San Juan Islands but is located in Anacortes with NO ferry commute! Launch a kayak or sit on driftwood and watch the Blue Heron fish while the Bay washes your cares away. An open floor plan allows for view enjoyment of the serene sunrises and tranquil sunsets and a large wrap around deck makes it perfect for entertaining friends. Just a couple of blocks from Golf Course. This magical well maintained bungalow by the bay is move-in ready.

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Open House at Charming Anacortes Craftsman! 10/19

Saturday October 19th – 12:30 to 2:30

1315 17th Street Anacortes $269,500

Please stop by 1315 17th Street in Anacortes this Saturday afternoon to view this charming remodeled craftsman!

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Located in the heart of Anacortes, this home is close to downtown shopping and restaurants, and just 20 minutes to Oak Harbor/¬†NAS Whidbey! ¬†The spacious 1,280¬Ī¬†sf open floor plan has ¬†lots of windows to let in light, a wood burning fireplace for cool evenings, ¬†9’ceilings with moldings and¬†gorgeous hardwood floors. ¬†The updated kitchen has a large breakfast bar, granite countertops, & lots of cabinets for storage space.

Large, private fenced backyard with a covered patio for entertaining family and friends.  New furnace, roof, carpet, & tank-less water heater too.

Enjoy the feel of a historical Anacortes home with the modern amenities of today!

Driving Directions: N on Commercial to 17th, west 4 blocks to the property on the south side of the street. Between L and M on 17th.

For more information on this Anacortes home, or other homes for sale in Anacortes, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Great Investment Property in Anacortes!

3406 K Avenue – Anacortes

Great investment potential for investor or owner-occupied
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Strategically located close to the new Anacortes Memory Care Center, this shy half acre lot has something for everyone! Owner was told the beautiful craftsman was moved from old town Anacortes to this site, over what is now the lower level. View from the upstairs level! The lower level has been rented out for years to the same tenant. There is a detached large studio/shop with a bathroom and kitchenette plus a detached garage. Zoned R3. Buyer to verify intended use meets Anacortes city code.

See here for more information on this great Anacortes investment property!

Driving directions:  From Anacortes, head south on Commercial Avenue, take a turn right on 34th Street, take the 3rd left onto K Avenue.

If you would like more information on this property, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Exquisite Custom View Home in Anacortes

Enjoy Luxurious Living!

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 History of Anacortes

Here is a comprehensive video on the colorful history of Anacortes, WA.  If you are thinking of moving to Anacortes or if you have lived here all of your life, you will enjoy it!   Anacortes is as beautiful now as it was when it was founded which is why the Anacortes real estate market has held up stronger than other areas.

Please stop by the Coldwell Banker Bain office and see me for an Anacortes neighborhood map!

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Ranked as Fastest-Growing Real Estate Franchise System by Entrepreneur Magazine

¬†Entrepreneur Magazine recently ranked Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC as the fastest-growing franchise among real estate companies for 2011 and the No. 14 fastest growing franchise in all business categories. Coldwell Banker Real Estate also was ranked No. 75 in the Entrepreneur 2011 Global Top Franchises list and No. 90 in the publication‚Äôs 32nd annual U.S. Franchise 500¬ģ rankings.

¬†“In the midst of a challenging market, we are proud of our expansion and recognition as an ever-growing franchise,” said Budge Huskey, president and chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “We’re always moving, and that means forging new relationships and gaining presence in new markets, while empowering our existing franchisees and their sales associates with the tools they need to continue to succeed.”

 Among these tools is the recently released Coldwell Banker Managing Broker Academy, an online learning portal for managers and brokers. The newest tool provides videos, podcasts and social learning aids focusing on long-term educational planning and timely educational tools.

 Additional training and ongoing support Coldwell Banker offers offices and agents includes:

  • Intensive multi-day introductory training sessions offered at Coldwell Banker’s headquarters and franchisee offices
  • Diverse classes and continuing education programs ¬†available in person or online
  • National and local advertising, including television, online and mobile
  • Management conferences and regional training events
  • Field operation evaluations
  • Grand opening support
  • Weekly newsletters

¬†Entrepreneur‚Äôs 32nd Annual Franchise 500¬ģ report is based on its own proprietary rankings formula using financial and statistical data from July 2008 through July 2010.¬† For more information on the rankings visit: http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/franchise500/about.html

For more information on Coldwell Banker Island Living click here.

New Coldwell Banker Real Estate App for iPad Puts Video on Center Stage

Jingles checking out the new Coldwell Banker iPAD ap

¬†Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today announced its Coldwell Banker Real Estate App for iPad is now available on the App Store and via ipad.coldwellbanker.com, enabling users to search for property listings, agents and local Coldwell Banker offices. Taking advantage of iPad‚Äôs Multi-Touch interface and large display, users of the app can easily view Coldwell Banker ‚ÄėOn Location‚Äô videos of listings and agents of interest.

‚ÄúWith the new Coldwell Banker App, we are bringing a fully-functional real estate tool to iPad users,” said Michael Fischer, chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. ‚ÄúTwo years ago, we entered the video content world with our Coldwell Banker On Location YouTube channel, and we now have more than 40,000 agent, community and listing videos on the site. We set out to combine this content with iPad‚Äôs ability to deliver a great video experience. While we have the traditional real estate information, it‚Äôs the use of video that defines our app.‚ÄĚ

The new application is the next iteration of innovative technologies unveiled by Coldwell Banker Real Estate. Along with the debut of Coldwell Banker On Location, which brought the use of video in real estate to the forefront, Coldwell Banker was the first national real estate brand to have apps on both the iPhone and Android platforms.

‚ÄúWe value the importance of having a powerful presence on mobile devices like iPhone and iPad,‚ÄĚ and we will continue to closely follow consumer buying trends on other tablets,‚ÄĚ Fischer said. ‚ÄúWhile our website remains the primary destination, we have seen more than one million consumers utilize our Blackberry, iPhone and Android apps in 2010. Consumers are combining the efforts of their trusted real estate agent with innovative resources like our apps to help them make smart housing decisions.‚ÄĚ

Features and capabilities of the Coldwell Banker App for iPad include:

  • The ability to search for homes, real estate agents and offices via map or list view;
  • Coldwell Banker On Location videos highlighting listings, agents, offices and communities;
  • Contact forms to allow customers to reach an agent or office directly from the map;
  • Integrated Yelp data on map search and on property detail pages, detailing local amenities;
  • International real estate property search capabilities;
  • Favorites section allowing saved searches, listings, agents, offices and videos; and,
  • Sharing of any listing across multiple social media web sites and services.


A video of the app’s features and capabilities is available at http://ipad.coldwellbanker.com. The Coldwell Banker App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.iTunes.com/AppStore.

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 nearly 92,000 sales associates and brokers working in approximately 3,300 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. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.¬† Each office is independently owned and operated.¬†

Interview with architect Curtis Gelotte on stunning Sunset Point home, Casa del Sol, Friday Harbor-WA

Casa del Sol

154 Sunset Point, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Available for sale through Coldwell Banker Island Living.


Sunset Point offers year round sunsets and a magnificent perspective of the sea life in the San Juan Islands.  This is the prime whale watching location in the San Juan Islands with the whales often visiting several times a day.   A masterpiece of art designed for relaxation and rejuvenation; for a personal refuge or to entertain on a grand scale.  Situated on a point, it provides stunning views of freighters, cruise ships, and pleasure yachts navigating Haro Straight.  In the distance the Olympic Mountains tower and across the The Strait, Vancouver Island and the lights of Victoria are visible.  A masterful blend of stunning architectural features and design result in the marriage of math and art in the golden rectangle design.  Designed by architect Curtis Gelotte who has won over 50 design awards, 3 for Casa del Sol. 

2002 Seattle Homes and Lifestyles Home of the Year, 2004 Regional Best Custom Home, 2004 Silver Winner National Best Custom Home.

Access the Gelotte Hommas Architecture webpage: http://www.gelottehommas.com/

Below is an exclusive interview with Curtis Gelotte discussing his ideas behind the amazing architecture and design of Casa del Sol.

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

Anacortes Spring Boat Show

Don’t Miss The Anacortes Spring Boat Show March 20 ‚Äď 22, 2009

This FREE is lots of fun!  There are over 70 boats to see so come to Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes for a day of sunshine and boating.  The event is sponsored by several Anacortes yacht brokers and dealers.  There will be lots of boat experts to answer all of your questions as you walk the docks and talk boats.


Come to Anacortes on Fidalgo Island and experience Island Living By Bridge!



Economical Solutions for an Outdated Kitchen

Kitchens used to be a room for food preparation, but Anacortes home owners now find kitchens are often the hub of home life.  

This gathering place for entertaining is usually the most expensive room to remodel.  If you are on a tight budget, here are things you can do to freshen a tired kitchen.  If you are thinking of selling your home, these thrifty solutions will help transform your kitchen into a showplace that buyers will want to call their own.   


1.     Add space and light by removing a wall.  Consider opening space be replacing a portion wall with a single supporting beam.  If you need more light we added a large skylight and enlarged the garden window. 


2.    Don’t move the plumbing.  Moving the gas or electricity is expensive so try to keep appliances in the same place. 


3.    Unclutter the countertops with special hardware.  Mounting a stand mixer and a food processor on heavy-duty appliance lifts from Rev-A-Shelf kept them out of the way but instantly accessible. 


4.    Buy ready-to-assemble cabinets.  This can save thousands, especially if you can do the work yourself.  There are lots of options available. 


5.    Consider a variety of counter top materials.   Consider alternative counter tops.  Using Formica with a tile back-splash accented by a few designer tiles can save money while creating a luxurious look. 

If you are thinking of remodeling, consider contacting one of our Coldwell Banker Island Living Anacortes real estate agents to find out how your home improvements will impact the value of your home.




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