Custom Home in Gated Community with Sound Views!

6953 San Juan Hill Ln-26

Located in a gated community of estate sized properties, 6953 San Juan Hill Lane (MLS #1155143) in Anacortes is a nearly 3,000 SF custom home with an open floor plan, which provides sweeping views of Puget Sound that flood through the expansive walls of windows.

6953 San Juan Hill Ln

 

_DSC9020-Edit

The rooms are spacious and the kitchen has abundant counter space and storage.  Built with quality craftsmanship throughout, there are 3 bedrooms and bathrooms in addition to a luxurious master suite, an extremely private setting with large level yard, RV parking, direct access to Anacortes Forest Lands, patio with fountain, 2 large decks, and beautiful landscaping.

6953 San Juan Hill Ln-8

Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC today for additional information or to view this gorgeous property at (360) 941-3734 or (360) 899-5027, at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or stop by our Old Town Anacortes office at 809 7th St.  We look forward to working for you!

OPEN HOUSE: Sat., July 8 – 4933 Heather Dr.

4933 Heather-2-11

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.!

4933 Heather-2-16

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.

4933 Heather

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!

4933 Heather-2-6

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.

4933 Heather-2-13

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.

20+ Acres of Waterfront Privacy & Serenity on Guemes Island

Clark Point-8

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO TOUR

4142 Clark Point Rd. offers serenity and privacy on more than 20 acres of build-ready waterfront property, with 800 feet of sandy shoreline!  Just a 5 minute Ferry ride from Anacortes, this home is unmatched.

Enter this gorgeous property through an electric gate with a phone system, then drive down the long and winding driveway that provides your home with privacy while you take in the fabulously landscaped grounds and park you vehicles in the spacious three car garage.

Clark point-20

The property’s improvements include a heated swimming pool with an electric cover, surrounded with Pennsylvania Bluestone pool decks; outdoor living area with hot tub and fireplace, built-in BBQ, party cabana and pool equipment building.

Clark point

Walk the trail to the beach, enjoy the barn/shop space, newly resurfaced and fenced tennis court, 2 ponds, circular drive, native gardens, meadows, majestic trees, sounds of lapping waves, spectacular views, abundant wildlife and more!  All utilities are onsite and there is a septic with two drain fields, in addition to a private fire hydrant.

Clark point-9

For additional information and to schedule an appointment to see this one of a kind property in person, contact Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC 7 days a week at (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027 or by email at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

July 4th Safety for Pets

Jingles Flag Day

Prepare to keep your pets safe in advance! Fireworks are both frightening and dangerous to animals, often causing them to run away in fear. Here are some tips to keep them safe:

  • Make sure your pets – cats and dogs alike – have identification tags with up-to-date information.
  • If your pets aren’t already microchipped, talk with your veterinarian about microchipping. This simple procedure can greatly improve your chances of getting your pets back if they become lost.
  • If your pets are microchipped, make sure your contact information in the microchip registry is up-to-date.
  • Make sure the environment is safe and secure. If your neighbors set off fireworks at an unexpected time, is your yard secure enough to keep your pet contained? Evaluate your options, and choose the safest area for your animal and make improvements if needed to make the area more secure.
  • Leave your pets at home when you go to parties, fireworks displays, parades and other gatherings. Loud fireworks, unfamiliar places and crowds can all be very frightening to pets, and there’s great risk of pets becoming spooked and running away.
  • Consider putting your pets in a safe, escape-proof room or crate during parties and fireworks.
  • Keep your pets inside if you or your neighbors are setting off fireworks.
  • Keep sparklers, glow sticks, fireworks, charcoal and kabob skewers, etc. away from curious pets.
  • Don’t let pets get near your barbecue grill while it is in use or still hot.
  • Never leave your pet in your car when it’s warm outside. Vehicle interiors heat up much faster than the air around them, and even a short time in a locked car can be dangerous to pets.
  • After the celebrations, check your yard for fireworks debris before allowing pets outside to play or relax. Even if you didn’t set off fireworks yourself, debris can make its way into your yard, where curious animals may pick it up to play with or eat.

For additional information, CLICK HERE to visit the American Veterinary Medical Foundation website online.

Homeownership: A savings lifeline

Dean-Hayes

Content from Dean Hayes, Bay Equity Home Loans

With home prices rising to all-time highs, many potential buyers may imagine drowning in a sea of monthly payments stretching across many years.

Naysayers bob to the surface with harrowing tales of home-buying gone wrong. If the down payment doesn’t get you – well the property taxes, maintenance and insurance surely will!

These so-called “savvy” investors say renters who dutifully put all money not spent on housing into stable investments – like mutual funds – may get a greater rate of return.

Criticism of home ownership as an instrument of wealth-building has understandably become louder in the last decade, after a Housing Bust that put more than 10 million homeowners upside-down, and 4 million more into foreclosure.

Click here to view the article in its entirety

Stunning Views & One-Level Living at 2015 Creekside Cr.

2015 creekside circle-19

Enjoy stunning views of majestic Mt. Baker and the Anacortes Harbor from your living room at 2015 Creekside Circle in Anacortes (MLS #1150683).

2015 creekside circle-20

This spacious one-level living home features 3 bedrooms total, including a large master suite, and 2 total baths with an attached 2 car garage.

2015 creekside circle-4

Tall ceilings and an open floor plan let light flood throughout this home, strategically located to maximize privacy and view, or enjoy the outdoors from your private deck!

2015 creekside circle-7

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.

June 2: First Friday Artwalk

Summer-Artwalk-2017

To bring the Anacortes community together, two local events, Open Streets and First Friday Artwalks, are joining forces to create a “Street Plaza” setting on Commercial Avenue between 4th Street and 6th Street. Commercial Avenue will be open to foot traffic only for an evening of fun June 2, from 6-9 p.m.

Visitors will be able to shop late with merchants, dine and socialize in an outdoor setting and listen to live music. Music will be set up in the center of the 5th Street intersection to provide an opportunity to enjoy the talent of local musicians. Restaurants in the “Street Plaza” area will be offering special sidewalk seating during the event.

Participating merchants in the “Street Plaza” zone include Scott Milo Gallery, Adrift, Gere A Deli, El Jinete, Johnny Picasso’s, The Majestic Inn and Spa, A-Town Bistro, Frida’s Gourmet Restaurant, The Brown Lantern and Pita J’s.

This event will reoccur July 7 and September 1.

Visit AnacortesArt.com for more information.

Celebrate Independence Day in Anacortes

4th of july

Friday, June 23: Take Your Dog to Work Day

pets_for_patriots_announcement

This Friday, June 23, is the 19th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day! As a pet-friendly office, every day at Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is Take Your Dog to Work Day!

Take Your Dog to Work Day was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions that dogs are and promote their adoptions.  Click here for more information: https://www.petsit.com/takeyourdog

For all of your real estate needs throughout Anacortes, Skagit County, Island County and beyond, contact Team Groesbeck daily at (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027, Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or visit us at 809 7th St. in Old Town Anacortes.

What does FHA look for with an Appraisal?

House diagnostics. House with stethoscope isolated on white background. High quality 3d render.

Content from Dean Hayes, Bay Equity Home Loans

When an FHA loan is being used, the appraiser has two objectives. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the appraiser to determine the current market value, as with any appraisal. But they also require a property inspection to make sure the home meets HUD’s minimum standards for health and safety.

Note that the appraiser does not replace your home inspection. The appraiser has a duty to report to your lender the comparable value of the home your buying as well as the overall condition of the home. Only a home inspector will do a thorough analysis of the condition of every aspect of your home.

HUD is mainly concerned that everything in the house functions properly and there are no health and safety issues. The basic concept of meeting FHA minimum requirements is that everything must work as it was designed to work.

Click here to view the article in its entirety