Home of the Week! 5384 Quiet Cove, Anacortes WA

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Stroll the beach, paddle board, enjoy Oysters & Clams for dinner, and watch a magnificent sunset from this south facing waterfront property on almost a full acre! Privately located along the shores of Fidalgo Island, 5384 Quiet Cove in Anacortes, is sure to make you feel like you are on vacation everyday!

entranceThis home for sale in Anacortes features SIP construction built on solid rock. Views of the water and Cornet Bay are stunning, yet, mature native trees offer privacy from surrounding properties. After viewing this incredible lot, step inside to lovely reclaimed wood floors, detailed trim and treads, recycled 5-panel doors, and a porthole window from a real vessel which brings together the true feel of a home in the Pacific Northwest.

New stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and a butcher block island overlook an exquisite deck area with a perfect view of the bay. One can easily relax in this serene natural setting any time of day!kitchen dining

In addition to three spacious and tastefully decorated bedrooms, this three-level home boasts a finished and comfortable attic space, with room for a second sitting area, art studio, or even workout room. If you are looking for the ideal Pacific Northwest home in Anacortes, come visit this beautiful home for sale!

 

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Home of the Week! 2515 16th Street

2515 16th St in Anacortes

Location, privacy, and beautiful customization all in one; what more could you ask for?

This home located at 2515 16th Street in Anacortes, Washington provides is the perfect family home with a large lot and beautiful deck space off of the dining room and kitchen. New Hardi siding was installed and the exterior freshly painted in 2015. In addition, new window screens were added earlier this year.

The gorgeous slate and hardwood entry way invites you to the living room which offers a welcoming wood fireplace and picturesque windows to provide a comfortable space to both relax and entertain. Continue to the ample and bright dining room which has access to the back deck. Updated paint and crown molding have added a fresh look to the home and take away the worry of needing to update main living areas right away.

The kitchen is a dream with granite counters, slate back splash and newer stainless steel appliances. The walk-in pantry is convenient and spacious.

With three bedrooms, a HUGE recreational room, two and a half bathrooms and a separate office area, this home is not lacking in space and organization possibilities. The large master suite has its own wood fireplace, a ceiling fan, generous walk-in closet, and French doors that open to granite counters, Rosewood laminate cabinets, and a relaxing soaking tub in the master bathroom.

If you are looking for a spacious, inviting home in Anacortes, come visit this beautiful property! Call, text, or email us to schedule a private showing.

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Home of the Week! 2412 Washington Court in Anacortes

2412 Washington Ct.

Looking for a new home in Anacortes, Washington?  Look no further, because we have the perfect home complete with privacy, spectacular views, and comfortable décor.

With a wall of windows stretching from the kitchen through the living room all the way to the master bedroom, you will never miss a view in this luxurious open floor plan home. High ceilings in the living area and a BOSE surround sound system add elements of both comfort and style to a spacious setting.

This home was built in 2006 with convenience and security in mind. The main-level master bedroom boasts a large sleeping area, with an attached office space as well as a double-vanity bathroom. The many windows are equipped with a UV coating that allows the homeowner to take advantage of gorgeous territorial and water views, while keeping the temperature inside the home at a comfortable level. ofiice

The lower level living area features two bedrooms and a full bathroom. In addition to a large recreational room currently used as a hot tub room, you will find a spacious family room complete with a gas stove and dry bar with a mini fridge. Enjoy access to the gorgeous garden area with a covered patio right off of the lower-level family room.

Aside from the truly stunning views and interior comforts, the exterior of this home offers a three-tiered custom waterfall with pond that is sure to keep you relaxed during the day. A natural stone retaining wall adds a charming classic feel to the already picturesque landscape. patio and garden

If you haven’t found your perfect home in Anacortes, come tour 2412 Washington Court in Anacortes and fall in love with beautiful landscaping, amazing views, and stunning interior décor.

If you would like a private tour of this home, please give us a call or send us an email. One of our full time real estate brokers will be happy to give you a tour and let you know about the great additional features 2412 Washington Ct has to offer.

Ready to Move?

 

 

Some people downsize their homes, others relocate to other areas, but the majority of people move because they want more space.  In addition to price and number of bedrooms, it is important to share your objectives with your real estate broker, when looking for a new home, so that they can help find the right home to meet your needs.

If you’re considering moving up, downsizing or simply finding a floor plan that better meets your needs, here are some things to consider for your new home:

 

  • What is most important to you?¬† Waterfront?¬† View?¬† Proximity to a marina?

 

  • ¬†Neighborhood: Do you want a neighborhood with CCRs?¬† Walking distance to town?¬† Privacy?

 

  • Bedroom/Bathrooms: How many bedrooms do you need? How about for guests?¬† Do you need a den as well?

 

  • Great room or traditional family room: Do you want a place to relax, or for your children or grandchildren and their friends?

 

  • Extra room: Do you need a place for media, hobbies, or to read?

 

  • Do you have a pet?¬† Do you want a fenced yard or the ability to fence it in?

 

Prioritize which features, size and floor plans are important to you before you begin your search and your home search will be easier.  Sometimes your criteria will change during the home selection process, and that is not unusual.  Just let your real estate broker know so that they can stay on track with your needs.

If you are thinking about moving, please give us a call, we are here to help you every step of the way.

 

(360) 941-3734

809 7th St. Anacortes, WA 98221

809 7th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221

Baby Boomers in Anacortes

It seems that nowadays, most of the luxury buyers in Anacortes want durability and low maintenance in a home. Retirees or part-time home owners not only want move-in ready homes, but also low maintenance landscaping, and durable and easy to maintain interiors. Many home owners are replacing carpet with tile or vinyl… YES VINYL! New vinyl flooring that looks so much like real tile or wood that you can not tell the difference unless you touch it and it is a breeze to clean. Engineered wood flooring is also being favored over real hardwood because it is more durable, easier to maintain and it also is Eco-friendly!

Because the luxury market in Anacortes is dominated by baby boomers (born 1946-1964), we see an increase in the demand for main level living homes with views. Jacuzzi tubs are no longer in vogue, and boomers opt for easily accessible showers with multiple shower heads and/or steam. In two level homes, we see buyers prefer a master suite on the main level and a second suite in the upper level where they can enjoy more of a view with the idea that as they age, they can use the suite on the main level to avoid stairs. Another trend is homes built with closets aligned on each level to accommodate an elevator in the future.

Even if you are not old enough to be a baby boomer, you might want to consider these trends so that you are able to enjoy your home for a long time and age in place or even make your home more appealing when you list your home for sale in Anacortes.

If you would like more tips on how to make your home more appealing to the current luxury buyer’s market in Anacortes or if you would like to make improvements to age in you current home with ease, please let us know! We are here to help.

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809 7th St Anacortes, WA - (360) 941-3734

809 7th St Anacortes, WA – (360) 941-3734

Ready to buy your first home?

Like any other life changing experience, buying a home for the first time can seem overwhelming. However, once you are able to organize your priorities, conduct research and interact with a real estate broker, your confusion will quickly turn into excitement!

As you begin to think about buying a new home, keep in mind some of the basic steps outlined below that can help pave the way to a successful home buying experience.

Prior to researching the real estate market in Skagit County and hunting for mortgages, setting your goals and priorities is crucial. Take some time to reflect and determine if it is the right time to purchase your first home. You may also want to ask yourself where you want to be in the next few years and consider how purchasing a home for the first time fits into your long-term goals.

The next important step in the home buying process may seem obvious but is often overlooked during the excitement of purchasing a first home. Very simply, you need to determine what you can afford. Too often, buyers underestimate or simply miscalculate the costs of owning a home.

Before searching for your first home, ask yourself if your income is both adequate and reliable enough to afford mortgage payments. There are also upfront costs to consider when buying a home. Though the amount required to cover a down payment and possible closing costs will vary, there are usually some out of pocket expenses to incur when closing on your first home.

Though following the previous steps can help a home buyer find the right home, buyers never need to go it alone. After conducting your own research, it is a good idea to find a real estate broker you can trust. Besides being able to assist you when searching for the right home, a reliable real estate broker can help guide you through the home buying process.

Feel free to call, text or email us at any time! We can help you search for YOUR dream home.

(360) 941-3734

809 7th St. Anacortes, WA 98221

809 7th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221

Easy decorating ideas for your home

Let’s face it.¬†There are two kinds of people in the world; those who have a¬†natural ability¬†for being creative and those who are seriously lacking in decorating skills.¬†The good news is that it doesn’t matter which category you are in because there’s always something new to be learned.¬†If you want to know how to add some new life to your home in Skagit County without spending a fortune, here is how to get started.

 

Lighten Up before-after-lamp

If you are tired of looking at a plain and simple¬†lamp, consider adding some charm¬†by simply buying tassel fabric at your local craft store and affixing it to the trim.¬†This will create a designer look and, best of all, won’t cost you a fortune.

 

 

 

Create The Illusion Of A Larger SpaceFireplace-mirror

Did you know that mirrors can actually give the illusion of a larger room? Even if your home is small, you can open it up with a few strategically placed mirrors. Horizontal designs are some of the best and they can offer a look that turns a small room into an open and airy spot. Mirrors on top of a fireplace also add instant depth to any room.

 

 

 

A Little Paint Can Go Along Way before and after

If you have an old drawer set that’s simply gone out of style, add a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware.¬†This will work brilliantly whether you are changing the decor or just need a more updated look. If you don’t know where to begin, we suggest searching in Pinterest, there are a “gazillion” ideas to please everyone.

 

 

 

 

Now that you know what’s trendy, but most importantly EASY¬†in decorating your home, it’s time to get busy and start sprucing up your home.¬†After all, it’s often those finishing touches that make a house into a loving home. If you would like more tips on how to decorate your home or how to get your home staged before selling this year, please let us know! We will gladly give you tips and information to help you add instant style to your home without breaking the bank. Call, text or email us today!

(360) 941-3734

809 7th St. Anacortes, WA 98221

809 7th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221

Home of the Week – 5602 Heather Dr. Anacortes, WA

5206 Heather Dr

It seems like even more and more people are going green in almost every aspect of their lives today, so why not go green when buying a new home? When looking for environmental friendly homes for sale, you want to look for homes that use available and affordable energy-saving and water-saving technologies in all aspects of the home’s construction. Our home of the week, 5602 Heather Dr in Anacortes has all of this and then some!

Walk into a gorgeous fully remodeled Northwest Contemporary home with breathtaking sunsets and Skyline Marina views. This amazing home¬†was rebuilt from the studs out in 2015 using US Green Building Remodeling Guidelines including reclaimed & renewable resources, non-toxic paints, abundant urea-free insulation, WaterSense (efficient) water fixtures & extremely energy efficient appliances and heating systems. The home’s Puget Sound Energy HomePrint Assessment determined that this home is more efficient than 90% of the homes in the Anacortes area!

An open floor plan and abundant windows create light flooded spaces in the main living area of this “Nature Lover’s Refuge”. ¬†Stunning Madrone floors, Sapele cabinetry, Mahogany doors and Red Cedar decking add a touch of elegance.

Not only was this home built with Eco-friendly products but it also has a sustainable landscape outdoors. The garden features an organic vegetable garden, medicinal plants with drip irrigation and a bamboo fence. To add a finishing touch, this home is certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

If you are looking for a a green home in Anacortes, WA come see 5206 Heather Dr. in the desirable Skyline neighborhood. Eco-Friendly, energy and water efficient for a great comfort home with stunning water views.

Contact us today for a private showing of this unique home in Anacortes, WA.

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809 7th St Anacortes, WA - (360) 941-3734

809 7th St Anacortes, WA – (360) 941-3734

 

Spice up your home this Valentine’s Day

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Photo Courtesy of AmeliaCandles

Do you ever wish you were one of those people who have elegant home decor for every holiday and season?   Would you like to make your own home look beautiful and festive?  Here are 4 easy yet tasteful ways to decorate your Skagit County home for Valentine’s Day this year… and beyond!

Fresh Flowers

Roses are the first flowers that come to mind when we think of this holiday for sweethearts, but any flowers will add to the beauty of your home on Valentine’s Day, or any day.  Fresh flowers add a lovely natural scent to your home, as well as livening up the indoors during the winter season.

Original Art

Made by you!  Many people are intimidated when they think of making art, but you don’t have to be a master painter to make something attractive to hang on your walls or adorn your mantelpiece.  There are a plethora of tutorials out there for making your own quick and easy, yet beautiful artwork for your home.  Making your own art is creative and affordable, and if you’re feeling the art bug, you can even create a rotating or seasonal gallery!  Try searching Pinterest for ideas.

Create Coziness

Lighting tastefully placed candles is one of the easiest ways to create a cozy ambiance for a room. There are all kinds of colors, sizes, and scents to choose from, but simple white candles or unscented candles can also be lovely.  Whatever you choose will be a testament to your own style and charm.

Add a Splash of Color

Try adding an accent pillow or throw to your couch or plush chair.  Use the holiday as an excuse to change things up and make things feel like new in your home.  You don’t have to go wild with reds and pinks.  A few items here and there will be all you need to set the mood for Valentine’s Day.

A combination of all of these easy things will go a long way toward giving your home a fresh look, even beyond Valentine’s Day.  We could all use some new art, fresh flowers, a splash of new color, and some cozy candles to help us get through the rainy season.

For more tips, please call, text or email us today and let us know how we can help!

 

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2015 was a Home Run year for Skagit County

2015 was a great year for real estate in Skagit County.

Take a look at our 2016 Winter edition of Real News! We will tell you why 2015 was a “Home Run” year for our market and we will discuss if the real estate market in Skagit County will continue to improve in 2016.

Interested in market statistics for your area? Let us know! we will gladly share the information with you. Call, text or email us today!

 

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809 7th St Anacortes, WA - (360) 941-3734

809 7th St Anacortes, WA – (360) 941-3734