20+ Acres of Waterfront Privacy & Serenity on Guemes Island

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Build Your Dream Home in Admirals Cove!

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Located on Russell Dr. in Coupeville (MLS #1107107), this vacant land is located on a quiet tree-lined street in the desirable Admirals Cove community.

Fish for salmon off the private community beach or enjoy Admiral Cove beach club amenities, which include a clubhouse and swimming pool!

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The level building lot had a satisfactory soil logs/perc test in 2006. Water hook-up is available and the property is located near the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry terminal, Keystone public boat launch, Keystone underwater State Park, and Fort Casey State Park.

Call Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC today for more information! Team Groesbeck can be reached daily at (360) 941-3734, at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or visit our office at 809 7th St. in Old Town Anacortes.

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that cannot be seen or smelled and can kill an individual within minutes of contact. Carbon monoxide can quickly build to unsafe levels in enclosed or poorly ventilated areas.

What Are Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?
Initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, confusion and nausea. Low-level carbon monoxide poisoning can include symptoms similar to illnesses such as the flu.

As these may be difficult symptoms to diagnose, they could be a sign of carbon monoxide poisoning if:

  • Symptoms go away when you leave your home, and come back when you return.
  • Everyone in the home experiences similar symptoms at the same time.

 

What Should You Do if You Suspect a Carbon Monoxide Leak in Your Home?

If you suspect a carbon monoxide leak in your home, gather your family outside in the fresh air and immediately call 911.

  • During power outages, never use charcoal or gas grills indoors or in enclosed spaces. Do not burn charcoal in a fireplace, as charcoal does not produce a draft strong enough to push the carbon monoxide outside.
  • Never use a generator inside your home, garage, carport, basement, or near an opening into your home while outside. Generators should be kept at least 20 feet from buildings in the hope that airflow will direct carbon monoxide flows away from the home.
  • Never use a gas range or oven to heat your home and do not sleep in a room using an unvented gas or kerosene heater.

 

Ten Commandments of Buying a Home

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There are some obvious checklist items that need to be taken care of when buying a home (i.e. getting loan pre-qualification and approval), however there are a few possibly less-obvious things that many new home buyers may not consider.

  • Don‚Äôt change or quit your current job while you are in the process of getting a loan or finalizing paper work.
  • Put off other large purchases (i.e. a new car) until after all is said, done, and signed with your new home.
  • Keep credit lines current and don‚Äôt miss payments on already existing credit cards or loans.
  • Maintain your savings account.
  • Identify all debt or lines of credit on your loan application.
  • Avoid having other inquiries on your credit before your loan has been approved and you have keys to your new home.
  • Don‚Äôt make any large, seemingly random cash deposits into your bank account.
  • Avoid co-signing loans for anyone else, as this will definitely affect your credit ‚Äúworthiness‚ÄĚ in the eyes of loan officers.

4 DIY Projects for a ‚ÄúGreener‚ÄĚ Home¬†

Going ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ is gaining popularity every year. A high percentage of home builders and contractors¬†are already building “green” and energy-efficient¬†homes¬†and expect to continue to do so in the future. Making your home ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ may actually make your home more appealing to potential¬†buyers. ¬†Did you know that home buyers are not only continuously¬†interested in energy-efficient homes, or homes with¬†“green” features, but they are also willing to pay more for them? Even if you‚Äôre not ready to sell your home¬†this year,¬†going ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ is environmentally conscious and at the same time it may also help you save money on your monthly energy bills!

 

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1. Bamboo flooring

Thinking about putting in a hardwood floor?  Consider bamboo instead.  Because bamboo grows much more quickly than wood, bamboo is an ecologically friendly alternative to hardwood flooring.  It is an affordable product that is still just as durable, natural, and beautiful as wood.  Furthermore, bamboo is slightly more resistant to water damage than hardwood.

2.  Low-flow toilets and faucet aerators

It may be time to remodel your bathrooms.  If so, a low-flow toilet is more environmentally friendly than a traditional toilet, and is also a great money saver.  It can save up to four gallons of water per flush!  Want to cut your water use in half?  Aerators for your water faucets are another water-saving product.  They also happen to be affordable and very easy to install.

3.  Zero-VOC paint

Did you know that the paint in your home may contain chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds, and that these toxic VOC chemicals evaporate over time into the air you breathe as you watch TV in the den, or cook meals in kitchen?  Replace the paint on the walls of your home with low or zero-VOC paints, which can be found at almost any paint or home improvement store.

4.  LED or compact fluorescent light bulbs

You may not know this, but incandescent light bulbs actually put out a lot more heat than they do light.  LED and compact fluorescent bulbs are an easy fix.  They fit into incandescent sockets, they’re much more energy efficient, and they last about ten times longer.

What will you do with all the money you save from implementing these ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ improvements to your home?¬† Let us know in the comments!

If you’re interested in more tips for making your home “green” before you sell,¬†call, text or email¬†us anytime with any questions you have on selling your¬†home in¬†Anacortes,¬†Whidbey Island¬†or¬†Skagit County. We’d love to talk with you.

(360) 941-3734

Info@JeanGroesbeck.com

809 7th St. Anacortes, WA 98221

809 7th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221

 

Breathtaking View Lot in Anacortes!

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Are you tired of looking for your dream home?

Sometimes the market inventory in your desired area might not have the dream home you are looking for. The tight inventory for existing homes is driving many home buyers to build a brand new home to fit their needs.

Have you considered building your dream home? Building your own home gives you the flexibility to have things just the way you would like. If you dream of designing a new home that takes full advantage of the unique geography and amazing island views in Anacortes, we have an amazing lot for you to set the foundation to your new dream home!

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets with panoramic views of the beautiful San Juan Islands from this spectacular .72+/- acre Rock Ridge neighborhood lot. Two lots were combined to accommodate plans for a Northwest Contemporary single-level home with separate exercise/pool house. There are home plans available or you could design your own dream home. The lot has been excavated, leveled, and is ready for building!

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The quiet newly developed neighborhood of Rock Ridge here in Anacortes is surrounded by 1,200 acres of Anacortes Community Forest Lands. You can explore many hiking and biking trails right in your own backyard! Rock Ridge is also close to downtown, schools, and easy access to shopping and dining! You can have the best of both worlds here! The Rock Ridge Neighborhood is part of the Anacortes School District and only a short drive to parks, and exciting activities our community has to offer!

Entertaining on this property will sure create great memories with the stunning water views! The newly developed neighborhood has paved streets and sidewalks, this lot is in a cul-de sac making it more private and enjoyable!

When it comes to building a new home, buyers have two options: they can work with a home builder who will show them home plans to choose from, or they can do the research on their own, and hire a contractor to build it.

This lot offers a home floor plan already for you. This plan has optimized the property to the fullest, making the views of the home the spotlight! There are many options to create the perfect home for you!

To see the full listing and more details on this magnificent lot CLICK HERE

The possibilities of different home plans for this property are endless!

Would you like to know more about building your dream home here in Skagit County? Contact Us for more information, Jean Groesbeck at 360-941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

809 7th Street-Anacortes, WA

Helpful Moving Tips!

Getting ready to move to or from Anacortes or Skagit County? This video shows easy and helpful tips to make the moving process flow smoothly.

To search for homes for sale in Anacortes, La Conner, or Oak Harbor, please call us @ (360)-293-4511.  We would love to help you with your real estate  needs whether you are looking to buy or sell your home.

Lang Custom Concrete and Construction

Save the date:  March 12, 2011 for the Anacortes EXPO.   Come for one speaker or all, and visit our exhibitors who are also your neighbors.

Owners of Lang Custom, Vince and Kelli Lang, have been in the construction business for over thirteen years.  Their company is committed to quality building and concrete work in Island and Skagit counties.  Their work includes commercial, residential and decorative projects.  They pride themselves in building exceptional custom craftsman style homes along with foundations, flatwork, retaining walls, designed concrete and stamped concrete.  Contact Lang Custom Concrete and Construction today if you are searching for a quality contractor.  Visit their website at http://www.langcustom.com  or call them at (360)-588-8203.

Shrinking HOMES

New single-family homes are getting smaller, and the trend is likely to last well beyond the recession, according to research from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB).¬† The median size of a new single-family home dropped from a peak of 2,268 sq in 2006 to 2,100 sq in 2009.¬† Homebuilders attribute the decline to consumers’ desire to keep energy costs down, the lack of equity in existing homes available to roll over into new ones, tighter credit standards, less interest in buying homes as investments, and a growing number of first-time buyers.

We are fortunate in Anacortes to have a variety of home sizes currently on the market and excited as new homes come onto the market every day of 2011.  Whether you need 3,000 sq ft or 1,500 sq ft  Coldwell Banker Island Living is here to help you find exactly what you are looking for !

Need Help Searching For the Right Contractor?

Looking for a contractor but not sure how to find the most suitable one for you? Check out this video for tips on finding a reliable and skilled contractor.

To search for homes for sale in Anacortes, La Conner, or Oak Harbor, please call us @ (360)-293-4511.  We would love to help you with your real estate  needs whether you are looking to buy or sell your home.