Cleaner Guys! – Anacortes & Skagit County

Clean floors… Technicians you trust!  CleanerGuys.com.

Owner Leif Jacobson from Cleaner Guys tells us why they are the best at what they do!

Cleaner Guys has been in business in Anacortes and through out Skagit County for over 10 years and specializes in cleaning carpet and hard surfaces such as tile/grout and stone.  They employ highest integrity technicians and you can feel safe and comfortable in their presence.  Cleaner Guys staff undergoes world-class training and certification in carpet cleaning & repair as well as hard surface cleaning; they utilize state-of-the-art equipment to accomplish incredible results.  Cleaner Guys does impeccable work at a very competitive price, and back every job with their 100% risk-free guarantee!

Leif Jacobson owns Cleaner Guys.  His background is in law enforcement and he started the company after finding a niche providing extraordinary services for clients in need of a trustworthy cleaning company.  Cleaner Guys offers a 10% Military and Law Enforcement Discount and is also extending a 15% new-client discount to Coldwell Banker Bain clients and colleagues.

Check out CleanerGuys.com, which includes much more information, dozens of testimonials, and astonishing before/after images of their workmanship.  Cleaner Guys also employs the use of their $20 CASH REFERRAL PROGRAM, which you can benefit from an unlimited number of times!  Check out the cleanest guys in the Northwest… CleanerGuys.com.

Here are some great photos of Cleaner Guys results to see for yourself!  Contact Cleaner Guys today at 1-800-781-GUYS (4897) or email Leif@CleanerGuys.com.

Exquisite Custom View Home in Anacortes

Enjoy Luxurious Living!

2310 20th Street  Anacortes, WA

This beautiful custom view home in Anacortes features 3,700¬Ī sf of luxurious living, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, formal living room, dream kitchen offering a menu for great cooking/entertaining, outdoor fountain and fire pit!

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Sip your coffee in the warmth of the additional sun room with kitchenette. This Anacortes home features a full security system, including cameras, custom heated slate floors throughout the entire lower level, uv coated windows for sun protection, central vac system including the garage and the list goes on!

Directions: From Anacortes, North on Commercial Avenue, left (west) on 32nd Street. Right (north) on D Avenue, left on 21st Street, first right on C Avenue, left on 20th Street, 2nd house on right.

For more information on this beautiful home, contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or Jessica Notaro at (360) 202-1441.

Free Anacortes Boat Show

The 16th annual Anacortes Spring Boat Show will be held March 23rd-25th at the Anacortes Waterfront! ¬†Last year’s show was lots of fun and this year’s show is set to be even better!

Cap Sante Anacortes

Cap Sante Boat Haven in Anacortes, WA

The Anacortes Cap Sante Boat Haven, located at 1019 Q Avenue, will be host to more than 75 boats, new and pre-owned ranging up to 65 feet!   Vendors participating in the The Anacortes Spring Boat Show will be located under the big white tent so come and shop for marine electronics, rigging, and marine services.

What makes this show so special other than it is in our georgeous city?  The Anaocortes Boat Show is FREE!  Free parking and free admission!

The Point of Paradise

Welcome to 2420 Puget Way in Anacortes,The Point of Paradise!

This exquisite Anacortes waterfront home is nestled on a rocky outcropping with glorious sunsets, and panoramic views of the Sound, San Juan Islands, and Anacortes boat traffic!

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A gorgeous Anacortes home perched to capture the best of the stunning natural beauty of NW waterfront living. Two thirds of the 3,003¬Ī sf¬†property is surrounded by water with blue heron, eagles, and seals as your neighbors. The only traffic is ferries, freighters, and pleasure yachts cruising by. Remodeled to capture stunning views from each room, one of the decks will always have sun. Magnificent great room, Eastern White Cedar exterior, tight knot fir, & Siberian Oak add distinction.¬†Adjacent to Washington Park with boat ramp, camping, and beautiful beach.

If you are interested in learning more about this Anacortes property, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

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 Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Contact Linda Harris: (360) 202-8888 or AnacortesRealEstate@gmail.com

Dean Piper Speaks About Your Chimney!

CHIMNEY SWEEPS & STOVE TECHNICIANS ‚Äď
NOT ALL ARE CREATED EQUAL
Every month we receive several calls from folks who are shopping for service for their gas or wood stoves and fireplaces. The truth is they are price shopping.
While it certainly makes great sense to save money whenever possible, choosing your medical specialist by how much they charge is probably not in the best interest of your long term health. So, think of the Chimney Sweep or Gas Service Technician as your doctor for your fireplace or stove. The more education and training we receive, the better we are to ensure the safety of your equipment and your home.
Becoming Chimney Safety Institute of America and National Fire Institute certified and maintaining those certifications requires classroom training, testing on a National level and continuing education. It allows us to belong to organizations that ensure we are kept up to date with all current code and safety regulations both at the National and State levels. We adhere to standards of what must be included in each level of inspection and parameters for what level of inspection must be completed in each situation.
A proper cleaning and inspection is a lot more than pushing a brush (hopefully one that is the proper shape and size for your chimney) up and down the chimney. The Certified Sweep will clean and inspect the fireplace or stove and venting system inside and out to ensure it is mechanically sound and safe to operate. They will discuss all findings with the homeowner and leave a written report, which will delineate any further inspection or work that must be completed immediately or in the future. They provide consumer education on proper burning and home maintenance. For the Certified Sweep, this is more than a job; it is his or her PROFESSION.

Dean Piper-YOHS LLC, Your Stove Shop

Dean Piper, CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, CSIA-C-DET Certified Dryer Vent Technician, NFI Certified Master Hearth Specialist in Gas, Wood and Pellet products.
YHOS, LLC – Your Stove Shop
438 NE O’Leary Street
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
(360) 682-5317
Please take the time to protect your Skagit County real estate!
If you are interested in homes for sale in the area, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@ColdwellBanker.com

New Residential Efficiency Program

On February 22, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm, Skagit County’s Sustainability Office will host an open house to kickoff the Skagit County Community Energy Challenge (“SCEC”). ¬†This ¬†program was designed to encourage and facilitate residential energy efficiency.

This program will help homeowners achieve energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction,  and creation of wildlife habitat.

The program will provide a home energy assessment and report which will show homeowners opportunities on how to lower their home bills through insulation, air sealing, and other measures.  The assessment, normally valued at $500-$600, will only cost the homeowner $95, and is the only cost for this program.   The remainder of the cost is being funded by a grant to Skagit County from the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The SCEC provides valuable information to homeowners on how to make their home more sustainable (including rebate and incentive programs), and the necessary steps to make these recommended improvements.

The open house will be held in the lobby of the Skagit County Commissioners Administrative Building located at 1800 Continental Place in Mount Vernon.  Those interested in attending the program can email SkagitCEC@co.skagit.wa.us or call (360) 419-7607.

For more information on Skagit County, or homes for sale throughout Skagit County, please contact Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or call (360) 941-3734.

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!
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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 Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Why it Pays to Price Your Home Right

A few important tips on pricing your home in today’s real estate market!

1. Faster sale

When your home sells faster, you save taxes, insurance costs, mortgage payments, maintenance costs and other ownership costs.

2. Less inconvenience

Showing your home takes a lot of time and work. You have to prepare for showings, keep your home spit-shined, arrangements to have pets and children out of the home during showings…… Proper pricing reduces this.

3. Exposure to buyers in your price range

At market value, you open your home up to more buyers who can afford the price.

4. Increased salesperson response

Buyers and real estate brokers are excited about a home that is priced right, and real estate brokers make special efforts to contact all their potential buyers since they know homes that are priced right sell faster.

5. Better response from advertising and sign calls

Ad calls and sign calls turn into showings when price is not a deterrent. Your home looks good vs. competition.

6. Attracts higher offers

When a home is priced right, buyers are less likely to offer low out of fear of losing a good home.

7. Means MORE money to sellers

If a home is priced right, the excitement of the market produces higher sale prices. You NET more, both in terms of actual sale price and in less carrying costs

If you are considering selling your home, it is important to contact a full time professional real estate agent to assist you with the home selling process. It involves much more than just filling out some forms. I would be happy to help you with your real estate needs! You can email me at Jean@ColdwellBanker.com or call (360) 941-3734.

A Great Deal Just Got Better!

Welcome to 2305 Sundown Court- Anacortes
A luxury condo located in The Gardens!
Take a peek inside…
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Amazing value!!! Just reduced to $359,000!!!
Experience luxurious condo living conveniently located by WA Park in Anacortes, just 20 minutes from Oak Harbor. Beautiful interior amenities include gorgeous tile, inviting kitchen with Frigidaire appliances, gas stove, walk-in pantry, eating bar, double-sided gas fireplace, & lots of built-ins for storage. Spacious Master suite with huge terrace, beautiful master bath with jetted tub, double vanities and tile floor. 2 car garage. Beach Access. Assessed at $451,300. This is an incredible value!

Driving Directions: Commercial to 12th, West on 12th to Washington Blvd., Right on Washington Blvd. to Observation, Right on Observation to Sundown Ct.
For more information on this property, or other homes for sale in Anacortes & throughout Skagit County, please contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@ColdwellBanker.com.