5+ Acre Oasis Within Anacortes City Limits

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A long and private driveway leads to 1905 Anacopper Rd. (MLS #1111634), a beautiful and private 5+ acre oasis within the Anacortes city limits!

This 3 bedroom, 3 bath hidden gem overlooks a pond visited by abundant wildlife and birds as well as distant view of Rosario Strait.

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1905 Anacopper Rd. features an attached garage, detached toy barn, parking for a total of 9 cars and plenty of room for any hobby and the prolific apple, cherry, and plum trees finish the picture of this precious farmhouse. The property is zoned R2 and would make a great site for the city’s new “cluster” housing.

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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.

Spectacular Views from Well-Constructed Anacortes Home

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3819 Terrace Dr. in Anacortes (MLS # 1111062) features spectacular sweeping views of Anacortes, Cap Sante Marina, the Islands, and Mt. Baker from this well constructed 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home.

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The home has a vintage slate entry, huge wall of windows, and a large kitchen with a bay window to let the sun stream in while you have your morning coffee, and an open floor plan allows you to enjoy the double sided fireplace in the living room.

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Downstairs is a large bonus room with a fireplace and the carport leads to main level living with a second garage/shop on the lower level also!

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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.

Restored & Rebuilt 1930s Mt. Vernon Barn Home

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12636 Chilberg Rd. in Mt. Vernon (MLS #1108498) is a completely renovated and rebuilt 1930s barn that has been transformed into a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home on approximately 3 acres with sweeping 360° views of tulip farms and mountains.
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Comprised of more than 8,300 square-feet, the home features vaulted ceilings with soaring windows, a dream kitchen, multiple decks, a mother-in-law apartment, huge outbuilding, RV parking and private pond.

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12636 Childberg Rd. is listed for sale for $1.2 million and is located within the La Conner School District

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For additional information about this property, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC. Team Groesbeck is available daily to assist its clients with all of their real estate needs and can be reached at (360) 941-3734.

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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.

Elegant, One of a Kind Anacortes Home with Gorgeous Views!

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Located in Anacortes’ Deception Pass Estates, 15107 Bridgeway Dr. (MLS # 1102465) is listed for $800,000 and features elegant architectural design and beautiful views of Similk Bay, Hope Island and The Cascades.

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Built in 1999, the home is approximately 3,464 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and sits on about 2.5 acres and has 2 decks, a large back patio and huge unfinished basement. Its open floor plan and high ceilings are perfect for entertaining and each guest will be greeted with captivating views when they walk through the door!

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All bedrooms also feature picturesque views and the master suite has French doors, fireplace, huge master bath and tub.

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.

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.

 

Is Your Roof Being Cleaned Properly?

 

(6)Due to the weather in the Pacific Northwest, it is common for the roof of our homes to become stained over time, grow moss, algae and other harmful bacteria.

Likely the most expensive part of your home, a well-maintained roof should last approximately 30 years, which is why it is important to properly treat your roof to prevent bacteria from eating away at the shingles, causing cracks and holding in moisture, which leads to rot and mold.

When selecting a professional to properly treat your roof, ask them the following questions:

  • Are they licensed and insured?
  • How do they treat the roof? Is the treatment specific to the type of roof on your home?
  • Which chemicals will be used?

It is critical that your roof is NOT pressure washed! Simply blasting off the bacteria with high-pressure will damage your shingles! Roof damage is a very costly expense that can be easily avoided.

For information about reputable companies throughout the area and for all of your real estate needs, please contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. seven days a week at (360) 941-3734.  We are happy to serve as a resource to you!

Community Profile: La Conner

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The intersection of pioneers, fishermen, native tribes, farmers, and entrepreneurs, picturesque La Conner is Skagit County’s oldest community and one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations.

Located just over Rainbow Bridge from Fidalgo Island, the town is bordered by the Swinomish Slough to the west and the agricultural-rich Skagit Valley to the east. A Victorian downtown waterfront offers views of fishing and pleasure boats, as well as log rafts moored in the Swinomish Channel alongside Main Street’s quaint shops, galleries, art, history and quilt museums, cozy inns, and valley-fresh restaurant offerings.

La Conner and the surrounding area have long been home to nationally known artists, many of them celebrated in the collections of the city’s world-class Museum of Northwest Art.

Annual community events throughout the year reflect the town’s natural bounties and handmade heritage including the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Opening Day Boat Parade, Pioneer Picnic, Art’s Alive and the Christmas Boat Parade, to name just a few.

For more information about happenings in La Conner, visit www.lovelaconner.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC proudly serves the counties of Skagit, Island, Whatcom and San Juan.  As the #1 seller of pre-owned properties, we can help you with all of your real estate needs.  Contact us today at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Spring Ferry Schedule Begins April 2

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On Sunday, April 2, the Washington State Ferries will begin its Spring 2017 schedule and the MV Chelan ferry will return to its regular Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney schedule.

Hosted by the Sidney International Ferry Terminal, a 40-minute welcoming ceremony will take place in Sidney where passengers from Anacortes and Friday Harbor will come ashore to celebrate. Anacortes Mayor Laurie Gere will be in attendance as well as State and local council members, in addition to Sidney Town Crier Kenny Podmore and Sidney Mayor Steve Price and other dignitaries.

Following the ceremony the ferry will return to Anacortes. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

For additional ferry information, please visit WSDOT.WA.GOV/FERRIES.

Community Profile: San Juan Islands

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The San Juan Islands are a chain of 172 islands scattered in the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the northwest tip of Washington State.  Although easily accessible from Seattle, the San Juan Islands enjoy a far different weather pattern with sunny weather and low rainfall created by the Olympic Mountain rain shadow.

Fidalgo Island (Anacortes, WA) and Whidbey Island (Oak Harbor and home of Whidbey NAS) are the most populated islands. Whidbey Island is connected by Fidalgo Island by the Deception Pass Bridge, as well as being serviced from the southern end by the Washington State Ferry. In addition to being connected to Whidbey Island, Fidalgo Island is connected to the mainland by two other Bridges. Because these two islands are so easily accessed by car, they are often not considered part of the San Juan Islands although geologically they are part of the island chain.

Most of the other San Juan Islands are sparsely populated by humans, but fish, whales, eagles, and other wildlife are abundant. The most accessible islands are San Juan Island, Shaw Island, Lopez Island, and Orcas Island – the islands serviced by the Washington State Ferry system. The ferry system carries both foot passengers and cars and the main ferry terminal is in Anacortes, WA which is just 80 miles north of Seattle.

The most populated Island not connected by bridge is San Juan Island with the town of Friday Harbor. The options for transportation to the island include scheduled land planes out of Seattle, Bellingham or Anacortes, WA. State Ferry service out of Sidney B.C. or Anacortes, WA; float planes out of Seattle, WA, charter planes, tour boats, water taxi, private boats, charter boats, private planes, private boats, or catch a ride with a friend. You can take your car, motorcycle, or bicycle aboard the ferry. If you walk on board you can rent a car, bicycle, moped, or take a bus or taxi once you reach San Juan Island.

Each San Juan Island has a very different culture and lifestyle. For example, Blakely Island is a private island which has a paved airstrip, water taxi service, a marina, a small seasonal store, and fuel, and has only a few year round residents. The smallest ferry served island is Shaw with only about 200 permanent residents. Portions of Decateur Island are serviced by a boat owned by residents; however there is also water taxi and an air field. Guemes Island and Lummi Island are service by a Skagit County Ferry.

Almost all of the islands inhabited have an air strip, some paved and some a little on the rustic side. The less populated the island the slower the lifestyle and island time takes on a new meaning from island to island.

At Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC we often have clients that want a vacation home or are looking for a place to live a slower lifestyle but they do not know which island that they want, and since each island boasts to be the best the options can be confusing. Our full time professional REALTORS® have been very successful in helping our clients chose the island with the lifestyle that is the best match. We have sold waterfront and water view estates from Hood Canal to San Juan Island, and would love to help you through the decision making process of finding your dream vacation home or next destination.

We can be reached daily at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or at (360) 941-3734.