Property of the Week! Point Williams Vacant Land

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Build your dream home on this beautiful waterfront acreage in Samish Island WA!

Few waterfront estates are behind the electric gate at Point Williams on Samish Island. Just 70 miles from Seattle, this approximately 6.5 acre property features 2 lots and boasts 450’ of beautiful waterfront on Samish Island, with cleared space as well as acres of timber. Just follow a gentle trail that takes you directly to the beautiful reflective cove within Samish Bay, while Mount Baker looms in the distance. aerial


How to describe Samish Island, this property and the surrounding areas…Words cannot accurately portray them…One must experience this place and all it has to offer to fully understand what they are missing!

It all starts with the scenic drive through Skagit Valley to Samish Island, not only is there no ferry hassle but as you near the island one can see the tops of the other San Juan Islands such as Guemes, Lummi, Orcas, and Cypress just to name a few.  If it happens to be in the evening you have a great chance of viewing an amazing sunset.  Soon you will smell the soft scent of salt in the air and all your thoughts and burdens of the day or week disappear from your body in one big Ahhhh!

Contact us to learn more about building your dream island retreat! Samish Island is a well-kept secret of the Pacific Northwest- you don’t even need a ferry to get there!

Samish Island Yard Sale – Saturday June 8th

The 8th Annual Samish Island Yard Sale
Saturday, June 8th!

Clean out your closets and sort through your sheds then join your neighbors on June 8th. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Samish islanders are invited to come out and participate!

Interested in living on beautiful Samish Island?  After you have had your fun at the Samish Island yard sale, take a look at this stunning Samish Island Waterfront Home!

9343 Samish Island Road

Enjoy a rare combination of privacy & views from this quality NW contemporary custom 1,876± sf  home on 1.35± acres w/100’± of water front. Beautiful exposed beams, walls of windows, stacked stone fireplace & natural materials blend your home w/ natural landscaping. Second story unfinished but 4 bedroom septic installed. Easy to use your RV carport & toy barn as property extends from Samish Island to Marshall Rd. Drive-on island (no ferry line) just 90 min. from Seattle. Enjoy crabbing in your back yard!

Driving Directions: Hwy 20E, turn left on Farm to Market Rd. Left at Bayview Edison Rd., & continue to follow. Turn left at Samish Island Rd.

To learn  more about Samish Island real estate, visit

Real Estate Provisions in “Fiscal Cliff” Bill

Real Estate Provisions in “Fiscal Cliff” Bill

To read the article by the National Association of Realtors please click here

To view statistics on the Anacortes real estate market click here
To view statistics on the Skagit County real estate market click here
To view statistics on the La Conner real estate market click here
To view statistics on the Samish Island real estate market click here
To view statistics on the Whidbey Island and Oak Harbor real estate market click here

To find out what your home is worth in today’s real restate market click here or contact Jean Groesbeck at 360-941-3734.

Open House on Samish Island!

Open House on Samish Island!
Saturday July 28th  12:00-2:30pm

Welcome to 9929 Samish Island Road!

Enjoy island living without a ferry! Located on Samish Island, (70 miles from Seattle or B.C.) this stunning one level 2,542± sf NW contemporary is perched to capture stunning water views from 2 directions!

You don’t have to be a chef to cherish this spacious kitchen with walk in pantry, gorgeous cabinets, granite bar & built-in buffet, & commercial Wolfe range. Spoil yourself in the spa-like master with hot tub just outside the door. Covered outdoor living area with BBQ, refer, & lots of space to entertain! 1000± sf garage.

Come see this beautiful home in person tomorrow.  Stop by on your way to the Samish Island Arts Festival!

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Driving Directions: Hwy 20E to, turn left onto Farm to Market Rd, left at Bayview Edison Road. Continue to follow Bayview Edison Rd. Turn left at Samish Island Rd.

For more information Samish Island real estate, or other homes for sale on Samish Island, please visit our homepage at

Samish Island Arts Festival- July 28th

16th Annual Samish Island Arts Festival
Saturday, July 28th – 10am to 5pm

On Samish Island, a wonderful arts festival is occurring this Saturday, July 28 from 10am to 5pm.

This year’s Samish Island Arts Festival will include live music, 40+ artist vendors, BBQ Oysters and other delicious food vendors, displays by Samish Island artists, children’s craft area, door prizes and it is  free entry for everybody!

Come visit a wonderful, breathtaking experience with the artists of Samish Island! This great  summer arts festival features original art, glass art, fiber arts, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, cards, photography, garden art and much more.

The Samish Island Arts Festival will be held at Samish Island Community Club located at 11292 Blue Heron Road in Bow.

For more information on Samish Island, or to learn about Samish Island real estate, visit our homepage

Samish Island Watefront

Stunning Samish Island Waterfront Home

Welcome to 9343 Samish Island Road – Bow, WA

Relax in serenity and casual elegance in this captivating custom 1,876± sf NW contemporary!

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Enjoy crabbing in your back yard, beachcombing, fishing, and bird watching! Beautiful exposed beams, walls of windows, river rock fireplace and stunning views blend home and nature. This perfect combination of an exceptional quality one-level home, enchanting private setting, lush gardens, and 24’± x 40’± shop challenge comparison. Unfinished second floor for more room. This is a drive-on island-no ferry line!

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

Driving Directions: From Anacortes, Hwy 20E, turn left onto Farm to Market Rd., left at Bayview Edison Road. Continue to follow Bayview Edison Rd. Turn left at Samish Island Rd.

If you would like more information on this property, or other homes for sale on Samish Island, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email

Improving Your Home’s Value!

Anacortes House Values

Improving the value of your home

Spending Money on Your Home Might Not Increase the Value of your Home!

Spring is here, and that often spurs home improvement projects.

Property values have historically risen and real estate will continue to be one of the best long term investments most people make. If you are thinking of making any modifications to your Skagit County home however, you may want to consider how those changes will affect your home’s equity.  Not all remodels add value to a home, and in fact some can actually hurt resale value such as converting a single car garage to a family room.

Remodeling kitchen and bathrooms is one of the best ways to add value.  Adding a deck also tend to be one of the best payoffs in areas with water views such as Anacortes. Shelter Bay,  Bayview, homes around Eaglemont…you get the idea.  Landscaping will help your home sell faster, but may not add value.  If the landscaping is very high maintenance it may actually decrease the value in markets such as Anacortes and La Conner where the average age of a home buyer is higher.

If you are considering making changes to your home, feel free to call us and we will be happy to discuss how those changes might affect your home’s value.

If you would like to keep informed of the real estate market we post market trends and statistics monthly on our website for Anacortes, Bow, La Conner, Oak Harbor, San Juan Islands, and Skagit County.  We can break this information down by price range, waterfront, view homes etc. for each city and automatically email it to you each month if you would like.  We can provide this information free anywhere in Western Washington, just give us a call or send an email!

Please also remember we are always looking for referral business so remember to call us or email us if your friends or family are contemplating a real estate transaction.  If it is an area we do not serve, we can recommend an excellent real estate agent to you!

Contact Jean Groesbeck: (360) 941-3734 or

Contact Linda Harris: (360) 202-8888 or

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 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

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 “ A PASSIONATE BUNCH OF MIXERS, SHAPERS, BAKERS, AND DRIVERS WITH ONE COMMON GOAL—TO PRODUCE THE FINEST LOAVES AROUND”. 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:

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

Linda Harris
Coldwell Banker Bain-Anacortes

Cell: 360-202-8888

Why I Like Samish Island . . .

Dunlins on Samish Island

This morning as I made the drive from Anacortes to a waterfront home I recently sold on Samish Island, there was free entertainment in abundance.  One of the highlights was watching one of our shore birds, probably Dunlins, flock together and take to flight, swooping in synchronized waves alongside the road.  I had to stop and try to capture the magic, definitely one of the perks of selling homes in this beautiful part of Washington state.

Samish Island, about 30 minutes from Anacortes, is a world-renowned bird-watching area.  In my short trip today, bald eagle and great blue heron were also out in abundance.

If you would like to know more about Samish Island, or homes for sale in the area, please give me a call at (360) 202-8888.

Linda Harris and Bingo