Darling Remodeled Anacortes Bugalow – 1115 11th St.

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1115 11th St. in Anacortes (MLS #1063568) is a darling remodeled bungalow just one block from town center listed for $225,000.

Move-in ready with plenty of room to add on, this home feels larger than its square footage due to the back covered porch and no space is wasted.

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Featuring a huge fenced backyard and alley access for RV or boat parking, building a garage could also be possible, or add a second story for a water view!

For additional information about this home or to schedule a showing, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com for all of your real estate needs!

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!

5 Tips for a Successful Home Remodel

Now that spring is here many homeowners begin remodeling projects.  Everyone knows that is is a good idea to hire a professional remodeler, but it is also wise to consult with a REALTOR before you you start your plan.  Why?  It is always wise to remodel with an eye toward resale. Also make sure you stay in budget and do not over-improve your home for the neighborhood.

Here area few tips for planning a your home remodel:

1. Review your  list of home remodeling ideas with your REALTOR

2.  Set a budget and stick to it.  (This is the hard part)  Do the remodel in phases if necessary.

3. Get at least 2 and preferably three bides from professionals. 

4. Research the company!   Check the references, BBB, licensing  and background of the company you hire.
 

5. Agree on a contract.  Ask about warranties, time lines, what happens if the project is not finished on time, who pays for what and when, and will the person who are hiring be the one to do the work or someone else?  Ask to see the contract of all of the people you are interviewing.

 6. Research energy efficiency tax credits.  There are lots of great ones right now!

7.  Be patient!

If you want to know if you are making the right decision for the resale value of your home, please call one of our professional real estate agents to assist you!  Or visit us at www.CBIslandLiving.com

(360) 293-4511

 

Checklist for Hiring a Builder or Remodeler

Do your homework before having work done on your home.

Use this checklist to help you select a builder or remodeler to work on or build your home.

  • Does the builder or remodeler have a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers?

  • How long have they been in the building business? It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. Will they be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties?

  • Have you called your local Better Business Bureau? They can alert you to any complaints.

  • Does the builder/remodeler have sufficient workers compensation and general liability insurance? If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your premises.

  • Will the builder/remodeler provide you with names of previous customers? Ask them if they would hire the builder/remodeler again.

  • Have you seen the builder/remodelers work, both completed and in progress? Check for quality of workmanship and materials.

  • Are you able to communicate with the builder/remodeler? Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home.

  • Will the builder/remodeler provide you with a complete and clearly written contract? The contract will benefit both of you. Review it carefully.

  • Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. If the builder/remodeler is unable to pay for the materials and labor as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential problem.

Call your local home builders’ association (Skagit Island County Builders Association) for the names of member builders and remodelers. Find contact information at www.nahb.org/findanhba. Information by National Association of Home Builders.  Supplied by Lang Custom Construction, Inc.

‚ÄúCreating A Customer For Life‚ÄĚ Please contact Lang Custom Concrete & Construction for home building, remodeling and all your concrete needs. 360-293-8654 or visit us at www.langcustom.com

6 Home Projects That Cost Less Than a TV

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Looking to revamp your home without breaking the bank?  Here are 6 home projects that will dramatically improve the looks of your home for less than the cost of a new TV:

  • Update your entryway: A new welcome mat, house numbers, plants, doorknobs, lighting or painting the front door are all quick fixes that will spruce up your home for an affordable cost!
  • Modernize your bathroom: You do not need to do a total remodel to make a large impact. ¬†Use reclaimed materials, paint and update linens to achieve a new look.
  • Repaint your interior walls: For $200-$300, repainting an entire room or adding an accent wall will revive a dull space, or paint the trim or built-ins with subtly contrasting colors to give the room a pop of color.
  • Upgrade cabinet hardware: Install stylish hardware to jump start your kitchen’s new look. ¬†If your kitchen has a contemporary design, go with sleek, understated hardware. Ornate, classically inspired aesthetics work best for traditional cabinets.
  • Light fixtures:¬†Before you install new fixtures, it‚Äôs important to consider your d√©cor. If you have a flair for the modern, go for the subtle-but-stunning aesthetics of pendant lighting. If your home has more of a traditional design, consider the lavish ornamentation of baroque-inspired chandeliers or candle wall sconces.
  • Clean the carpets:¬†Unblemished carpets make a huge difference in the appearance of your home ‚ÄĒ especially if you experience a lot of foot traffic. Spot cleaning small stains is a simple do-it-yourself job, but it‚Äôs best to leave larger jobs to the pros.

For all of your real estate needs, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC DAILY at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com, or visit our Old Town Anacortes office at 809 7th St.

Experience Stunning Anacortes Views at 5011 Channel View Lane

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5011 Channel View Lane (MLS 1173696) is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Anacortes, located just minutes from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal!

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This main-level living, 3,191 SF home is listed for $735,000 and features stunning views from the front and back sides of the home, a sprawling back deck, 2 car garage and no HOA.

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Experience Anacortes living daily in this completely remodeled and spacious home. ¬†Easy care¬†floors, huge kitchen island, large master and utility/laundry room with dog bath are just some of this home’s fine features.

Located in Old Town Anacortes, Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is available 7 days a week for all of your real estate needs and can be contacted at (360) 941-3734, or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

 

 

 

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 Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Quiet & Private Single Story Creekside Home

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2103 Creekside Cr. (MLS #1106010) is located in Anacortes’ private and quiet Creekside community, the homes has 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, more than 1,800 SF, a 2 car attached garage and a 1-year-old furnace.

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Additionally, the kitchen has been remodeled with beautiful new cabinets, slab granite, Bosch appliances, a pantry with pull-outs, an alcove for a flat screen TV, large eating area and cork floors.

From the living room, enjoy creek views, built-in shelves, a gas fireplace and solid hardwood floors.

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In addition, the formal dining area makes for a great entertainment space!

For more information or to schedule a showing of this Anacortes property, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC., located in Old Town Anacortes, at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Gorgeous Guemes Island Home With Beach Access

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Perfectly remodeled, 5410 West Shore (MLS #1077246) on Guemes Island is a masterpiece home that was taken down to the studs and completely transformed into an island oasis.

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From the wood-wrapped wall of windows to the elegant cathedral fir ceilings with exposed beams, the architectural craftsmanship is noticeable throughout.

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The spacious, bright and functional dream kitchen features solid fir cabinets and slab granite. Enjoy stunning water views from your patio, living room, kitchen, master bedroom and even from the hot tub! Beach access is just steps away!

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For more information or to make an appointment to view this home, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Timing is Everything!

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All home sellers want the most money for their home within the shortest time frame possible. How do you know what is the right price to ask for when listing your home for sale?

Timing is everything! Some real estate agents use the assessed value of the home as a basis for value. The assessed value of your home is not necessarily today’s market value. For example, Skagit County home values are only based on a drive-by viewing done once every four years!

What if you remodeled the interior of your home or added a room to your home? What if a neighbor’s tree was removed, improving your view? Or a neighbor’s tree now blocks your view? All of these have dramatic impacts on price.

Home staging also impacts the appeal of your home and pricing. Are you willing to do some staging? It has been proven that staged homes sell for a higher price, and in less time, which is why we offer all of our sellers free staging consultations.

Recent home sales¬†impact the value of your home, but only if the right ‚Äúcomps‚ÄĚ are used. Only homes of a similar age and style should be used, and if your home has been completely remodeled, then the ‚Äúeffective year built‚ÄĚ could be used to determine the right comps to use. However, if only the kitchen was remodeled and the rest of the home is dated, then the actual year built is what should be used with an adjustment for the remodeled kitchen.

Current inventory of homes for sale with your amenities is a critical factor to consider, as is the absorption rate (how many months of inventory are on the market) and whether the inventory is growing or shrinking. The market price of real estate is always based on supply and demand, and demand is high in Anacortes currently while inventory remains low!

How much money you have put into your home does not always increase the value of your home. For example, if your home is in Anacortes and your neighbors with the identical home converted one bay of their double car garage to a family room and you have a two car a garage, your home is probably worth about $10,000 more, even though your neighbor has more money invested into his home.

The real estate market has shifted.

If you are considering a move, this is an excellent window of opportunity to sell because we are low of inventory and the pent up demand of buyers is being felt with active sales in most price ranges.

If you are thinking of selling your home in 2017, please call Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC  today to discuss what you should be doing now be to be ready sell your home quickly. We can be reached daily at (360) 941-3734 and via email at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.