OPEN HOUSE: Sat., July 8 ‚Äď 4933 Heather Dr.

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Join Team Groesbeck this Saturday in Anacortes for an open house of 4933 Heather Dr. (MLS #1155736) in Skyline from 12 to 3 p.m.!

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This very rare, unobstructed and sought after view is one you must see to appreciate! The home is close to the water and offers an expansive panoramic view of the islands, Skyline marina, bay, the Olympic Mountains.

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Remodeled and updated, there is an open main level living floor plan among 2,314 SF, 2 master suites on the main level, contemporary architectural details, 3rd bedroom & 2 flex rooms on the lower level, which also has a view!

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Relax on the spacious deck, park your RV at home, and enjoy the fully fenced and beautifully landscaped back yard with fruit trees and berries.

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For more information about this property, contact Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC.  Team Groesbeck is available daily for your real estate needs at (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027 or at

Enjoy Views & Skyline Amenities at 2705 Dundee Pl.

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2705 Dundee Place (MLS #1122504) is located in Anacortes’ desirable Skyline community and backs up to the ballpark for an enormous play field as your back yard.

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Featuring all new windows for energy efficiency and a new washer and dryer, all appliances stay!

The spacious master ensuite has partial water views, and there is also an additional bedroom and baths for guests for a total of 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths.

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Take in water views from the deck or garden in the spacious yard and enjoy all Skyline amenities for only $14 each month, including beaches, clubhouse, waterside cabana, parks and tennis courts.

Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC today to schedule a showing of this lovely home!

Located in Old Town Anacortes at 809 7th St., stop by our office or contact us daily at (360) 941-3734 or email to

Skyline Beauty!

4923 Heather Drive AnacortesSkyline Community

Fabulous view of Skyline marina, boat traffic, Rosario Strait, Burrows Island, Allen Island,  and more! Recently reduced to $699,000!

Enjoy dramatic sunsets and panoramic unobstructed views of Skyline Marina, Burrows Bay, the Mountains & even Thatcher Pass! The open 3,478¬Ī sf¬†floor plan of this quality 5 BD / 3.5 BA home built in 2000/updated in 2006 and the see-through fireplace allow sweeping views from every room. Luxurious master suite on the main level has walk-in, jetted tub, and linen storage. MIL/guest suite on lower level has a kitchen and separate entrance. Oversized garage is 700¬Ī sf-room for 3 cars. This has it all!

Driving Directions:  W on 12th. Left on Anaco Beach Rd., right on Kingsway, right on Heather, home is on the left.

For more information on this property, please contact (360) 941-3734 or email

Skyline – Anacortes, WA

Skyline - Anacortes, WA


Skyline is a beautiful developed area of Fidalgo Island that includes homes with a wide variety of architectural styles and most of the homes have views of Skyline Marina.  Many of the homes have views of Burroughs Bay; Allen, Burroughs and Whidbey Islands; the Olympic Mountains; and of course Skyline Marina.
Skyline is generally considered to include the area between the southwestern tip of the Anacortes Airport, across Anaco Beach Road and over to Washington Park. Starting in the 1960’s, some of the most expensive homes of Anacortes began to be built in the Skyline area. Then in the 1970’s both single and multilevel homes with southwesterly and westerly facing views were built and the community which occupied the northwestern tip of Fidalgo Island became known as Skyline.
Today, Skyline homes vary in year built, style and amenities. From seventy’s ramblers to the newer Craftsman homes, Skyline boasts a variety of architectural styles, although most of the older homes have been updated over the years.  Many of the homes have incredible panoramic views so investing in home upgrades continues to pay off for Skyline homeowners.

Skyline is a walk-able community built around the Skyline Marina, Tug Boat Park, and the Skyline Beaches Skyline homeowners enjoy jogging in the neighborhood as well as walking the trails and road in nearby Washington Park.
The Skyline Marina facility offers both open and covered moorage with a variety of boat slip sizes. This large marina built in 1965, is able to accommodate smaller mega yachts with advance notice. The facility is a dockominium, (each slip is privately owned) so access is based on availability. The large boatyard can help you with most repairs and maintenance needs plus there is a boat lift for convenience. Skyline Marina is open year round from 8 am to 5 pm. 
Skyline home owners enjoy the use of a private beach, Community Center, RV parking, tennis courts, parks, beach cabana, and easy access to Washington Park  There is a quaint convenience store and fuel station called Old Salts where you will often see Skyline residents enjoying a cup of coffee and the newspaper, or sharing boating or fish stories.
The unique seaside/bay living appeals to both young and old and is one of the most desirable communities in Anacortes.  If you would like to take a tour of Skyline or receive our Skyline real estate update please an email to or or call (360) 941-3734 or (360) 202-8888.

Anacortes Waterfront Home for Lease

Looking to moor your boat right in front of your home?!

Exceptional Waterfront Home with Dock for Lease РSkyline             2306 Dover Drive     Anacortes,WA  98221

This exquisite Skyline waterfront home features a 50+/- ft newer dock complete with gas, power & water.  Nestled on Flounder Bay, enjoy the boating activity while relaxing on the expansive deck right at waters edge, or while soaking in the hot tub.

This gracious home is 2442 sq ft and beautifully appointed with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths on one level.  No joyful feature has been withheld!  From the river rock fireplaces, high beamed ceilings, wall of windows that beckons you out to waters edge  to the true chef’s dream kitchen with slab granite counter tops, cooks island, custom cabinetry, expansive eating bar, Dacor cook top, Electrolux double oven, 2 drawer dishwasher and warming drawer this waterfront sanctuary pens a story of fond memories and celebrations!  

The waterside master bedroom suite features delightful spa-like bath.  All bathrooms feature Nuheat heated floors, and are elegantly appointed. Enjoy a built-in sound system through out the home, or just curl up in front of one of the cozy river rock gas fireplaces and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Nestled against a beautiful backdrop of mature manicured grounds this waterfront island retreat is sure to please.

$3,000/month on yearly lease + $5,000 Deposit. No pets/Non-smoking, Credit/History Screening.  Available November 2009

Skagit County Property Tax Assessments for Anacortes

An interesting article just appeared on about the recent Skagit County Tax Assessments.

The Skagit County Assessors’ postcards announcing new Anacortes property values are arriving in the mail and are causing a lot of talk around Anacortes.¬† According to the Skagit Valley Herald (, the Skagit County Assessed Values of Skyline homes will most likely be about 5% lower in the Skyline area, but the value for the rest of Anacortes homes will not be less.

When do Anacortes home owners need to pay their Skagit County Property Tax?

Property taxes are due when billed (mid-February), however there are two final dates by which tax payments must be received – April 30 for first half payments, October 31 for second half. If tax is less than $50.00, the full year must be paid by April 30.

Why did property taxes for Anacortes Homes increase when the home values have gone?

Anacortes was not physically inspected this year so Skagit County used a cost estimator which takes into account the Anacortes real estate market from Aug. 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008.

Anacortes real estate was physically inspected in 2007 and its assessed value went up nearly 20 percent (increasing from about $4.342 billion to about $5.275 billion.  The increase of assessed values of Anacortes Homes was an accumulation of what happened over the past few years in the Anacortes real estate market.

Anacortes property will be physically inspected again in three years.  The slowing in the Anacortes housing market won’t be reflected until next year’s assessment cycle (the 2010 tax cycle).

YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR TAX RELIEF: Here is an excerpt from the Skagit County website:

 Senior Citizen Exemption & Deferral Programs:

If you are over 61 years of age and/or disabled, you may be eligible for a senior citizen exemption. There are A, B and C exemptions depending on level of income. If your combined family income is less than $35,000 you may apply for an exemption through the Skagit County Assessor’s office at 360 336-9370. Exemption applies to the primary residence and land on which it sits, up to one acre.

IF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF YOUR LA CONNER OR ANACORTES HOME INCREASED, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOUR TAXES WILL GO UP.  Skagit County Property Taxes are budget based so taxes are increased as the budget increases.

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