Private Anacortes Home on 2+ Acres

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A one of a kind private home set on more than two acres in Anacortes, 4894 Sharpe Road (MLS #1077291) offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms and boasts nearly 3,000sf.

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Just a quick drive in either direction to downtown Anacortes or NAS Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, this home has a huge deck for entertaining and a spacious and bright eat-in kitchen. ADA friendly, the master bedroom is on the main level in addition to a cozy gas fireplace in the formal dining room.

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The home’s lower level can be used as a mother in law suite with its own water heater, furnace, entry and kitchenette. There is also a huge garage with a shop space, covered boat storage and outbuildings.

Call Jean Groesbeck and Assoc. LLC to schedule a showing today at (360) 941-3734. We look forward to working for you!

4111 Kingsway For Sale in Anacortes’ Skyline Community

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4111 Kingsway (MLS #1067373) is an enchanting rambler home located in the highly sought after Skyline community in Anacortes. Built in 1985, this spacious and bright home features an electric fireplace in the large living room. The functional kitchen has granite counter tops with plenty of cabinets and prep space.

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In addition to the three bedrooms, including a master with en suite, the home offers 1.75 baths, a large utility/storage space and a partially fenced yard. Skyline amenities include a clubhouse, cabana, tennis courts, parks and more.

Contact Jean Groesbeck and Assoc. LLC at (360) 941-3734 today to view this home and in unbeatable location!

Should you sell your home now?

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Selling your home is a huge decision that often causes extra (and unwanted) stress.  Deciding when to sell your home is not always only about the money, but a lifestyle change.

Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is a team of experienced and professional real estate brokers who know the market in Anacortes, throughout Skagit County, and beyond.  Even if you are interested in seeing what your home is worth or interested in selling in a few months, contact us early to begin the process.  Allowing for ample time to get your home and finances in order will allow for a smoother process later.

Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC doesn’t just list homes, we sell them.  We utilize our resources online, social media, throughout the area to promote your property ensuring that we will get you an offer that is best for you – and we will guide the process along the way.

Our team of dedicated and full-time brokers is the number one sellers of pre-owned properties in Skagit County.  Don’t wait; call us today at (360) 941-3734.

We look forward to working for you.

Friends of Skagit Beaches Lecture Jan. 20

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To kick-off the Friends of Skagit Beaches Protecting Skagit Marine Resources lecture series, join the group Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

The topic of discussion will be “New Research and Insights on Humpback, Blue, and Gray Whales Along the Northwest Coast and their Incursions into the Salish Sea,” with John Calambokidis, research biologist, Cascadia Research Collective.  The lecture is free and open to all ages.

Lectures will be held at the Northwest Educational Service District 189 Building located at 1601 R. Avenue in Anacortes.

Friends of Skagit Beaches was established in 2008 by a group of Skagit County Beach Watcher Volunteers to develop local financial support for volunteer programs and activities in Skagit County aimed at protecting our marine shorelines and nearshore waters through education, citizen science, and stewardship projects.

For more details, visit skagitbeaches.org.

Anacortes Public Library Presents Maritime Speaker Series Jan. 21

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Presented by the Anacortes Public Library, the Maritime Speaker Series will resume Saturday, Jan. 21 and will run through March.  The following is a complete list of all upcoming Maritime Speaker Series dates and topics:

  • January 21 – “You Don’t Need to Own a Boat to Cruise – Charter!” with Waggoner Guider Editor Mark Brunzel and a panel of local charter experts.
  • February 18 – “Cruising in British Columbia: Favorite Places” will be presented by author Peter Vassilopoulos.
  • March 18 – “Gilkey Tugs and the Bahada’s Final Demise.” Hear about the sinking of this vessel from Shawn Murphy.

Each program will begin at 4 p.m. and will take place at the Anacortes Public Library located at 1220 10th St.  For more information, please contact the library at (360) 293-1910.

Competing with New Homes in Today’s Market

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If you are selling a home in Anacortes or anywhere in Skagit County, it is important to look at your competition. If your home is in a price range that has new homes listed, it is even more important that your home is move-in ready.

Beyond the updated kitchen and bathrooms, buyers want homes that will not need maintenance within the next five years. Other things to consider are that the roof and gutters need to be cleaned, the furnace serviced, appliances working, fresh paint, stain free and clean carpet, cupboards clean and organized and no mildew on decks and patios.

Even if you do not have new homes in your area, 70 percent of Skagit County buyers want move-in ready homes. They expect the homes on the market to have spotless kitchens, fresh caulking in bathrooms and perfect windows.

Of course we can sell homes that are not in excellent condition, but sellers do not get top-dollar. Some sellers value time more than money so they are willing to have a lower selling price rather than having work done.

For most of us, we want top dollar for any real estate we sell. When you allow Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC to market your home in Anacortes or anywhere in Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties, you will receive professional and complimentary staging services.

If you are thinking of remodeling and want to consider resale value of your home in Anacortes or anywhere in Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties, we are happy to discuss with you. Contact us at (360) 941-3734 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com today!

2017 Kitchen Trends

 
by Eileen Hebert, broker, Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC in Anacortes.

Kitchen design trends are constantly evolving–and these days, with digital media giving homeowners a constant stream of inspiration, it seems like new styles are coming and going at an even faster rate. If you’re planning to refresh your kitchen in 2017, make sure it’s cutting edge be incorporating what are sure to be the biggest kitchen design trends for 2017.

Tuxedo kitchen cabinets: Mix up a kitchen’s color palette with Tuxedo cabinets. Two-tone cabinetry means you don’t have to choose just one finish for your cabinets.  It’s all about the two-toned look, whether you paint the upper cabinetry one shade and the lower set another, or simply finish a kitchen island in a different finish.  You will never go wrong with classic black and white.

Hidden Appliances:  Hidden appliances are those that are made to look as if they are cabinets, with the same design in doors and hardware. The trend will be towards hidden appliances, even small appliances such coffee makers and microwaves, and certainly bigger items like refrigerators and dishwashers.

Nearly every appliance but the stove can be “hidden” and disguised as cabinetry and this creates a clean, uncluttered looking kitchen overall.

Quartz Countertops:  Quartz kitchen countertops, marble and wood are versatile modern kitchen trends for 2017. Concrete, stainless steel and glass add industrial style vibe to modern kitchens and offer the latest trends in contemporary kitchen design. Quarts kitchen countertops look like granite. Solid and practical, easy to clean and very attractive, quartz kitchen countertops are convenient and eco friendly solutions for modern kitchens.

Mixed hardware finishes:  Hardware is like the jewelry for your kitchen design and there are more options out there than ever before. Skip the standard nickel knobs and brass bar pulls from the big box store and opt for something special. Instead of going for a monochromatic stainless steel look, homeowners are choosing accessories with various finishes, such as gold, copper or pewter. Among the details seen on hardware: hammered finishes, leather trim, and even pulls made from slices of agate.

If you’re ready for a kitchen remodel in 2017, keep these trends in mind. Opt for natural materials for both your countertop and backsplash choices, utilizing bold colors wherever possible. You’ll have a kitchen update that’s perfect for your home.

If you would like more information on home trends, contact Eileen Hebert at (360) 770-7090 or email her at Eileen@JeanGroesbeck.com

Deciding to Remodel or Move

 

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Do you need more space? Are you thinking about remodeling your home, or is it time to make a move? Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC in Anacortes to discuss your options!

For many people, this can be a difficult decision. Once you’ve been in a house for a few years, you can get attached to your home and your neighborhood. It’s where you know the stores, the parks, the theaters, and the best commute to work. If you have children, they may love their school. So what can you do?

Consider remodeling if you love your house and neighborhood, have the room and budget to expand on your existing property, and can potentially realize a profit on the remodel. For a major remodel, also consider that you may need to move out to avoid exposure to dust and construction chemicals.

Finally, remodeling almost always takes more time and costs more money than you may have estimated. So make sure you budget realistically.

If remodeling isn’t a good choice for your family, moving to a different neighborhood may have many advantages, including the opportunity to buy a larger or newer house, live closer to desirable schools or businesses, or shorten your commute time.

For a complimentary market analysis of your home, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. at (360) 941-3734 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.  Even if you are still unsure of whether to sell, we are happy to discuss your options with you!

Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. is based in Old Town Anacortes and proudly serves the areas of Anacortes, Skagit County and San Juan County. We look forward to working for you!

15,000 SF Anacortes Lot on D Ave. For Sale

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Located off D Ave. in Anacortes, MLS #943659 could be a great investment opportunity set in an excellent location!  An approximately 15,000 SF lot, the property has the potential to be subdivided or for two duplexes to be built with a conditional use permit.

Easily accessible to Hwy. 20, Whidbey Island is just a short drive away. City sewer and water are available, and electricity, phone and cable are in the street.

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Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC for more information or to view this property at (360) 941-3734 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Double Watershed Tour Hike January 13

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Join the Anacortes Friends of the Forest for a hike of the Double Watershed Tour on Friday, January 13.  The group will meet at the end of 32nd St. off D Avenue and the hike will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Friends of the Forest is a non-profit citizen’s organization dedicated to the preservation of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands through education, outreach and stewardship.

For more information or to join Friends of the Forest, visit www.friendsoftheacfl.org.