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

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

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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.

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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!

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For more information about this property, contact Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLCTeam 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

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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

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Turn-key, Waterfront Custom Home in La Conner

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15646 SneeOosh Rd. in La Conner (MLS 1144459) is a custom built dream home built with only the finest materials, from the Australian Cypress Floors to the amazing staircase!

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Enjoy a stroll on the beach or launch your boat to crab and fish in your back yard! The master suite is spectacular with guest suites for luxury entertaining and the open floor plan allows a panoramic view from every room.

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Set on just shy of one acre, the lot provides privacy and serenity! Additional features include a partial fence, sprinkler system, disabled access, athletic court, jetted tub, security system and more!

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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!

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Open House June 24

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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor will host a public open house on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The following events and activities will take place throughout the day:

  • 5K Run along the flight line
  • Displays and demonstrations of NAS Whidbey Island Aircraft, which may include the EA-18G Growler, P3-C Orion, P-8A Poseidon, MH-60S Knighthawk, and the C-40A Clipper
  • Navy Band performance
  • Guided bus tours
  • Search and Rescue/K-9 Working Dog Demonstration
  • Fire Department Static Displays and Rescue Demonstrations
  • Explosive Ordinance Demonstration
  • Climbing wall
  • Children’s Bounce House
  • Aviation memorabilia

 

Bark in the Park 2017: Sat. June 17

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Join Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC at the City of Anacortes‘ 13th Annual Bark in the Park event on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bark in the Park will take place at Storvik Park, located of 32nd St. in Anacortes.

During the event there will be pet adoptions, vendors, demonstrations, contests and more!

SCHEDULE of EVENTS
10 a.m. Welcome & Parade of All Dogs
10:30 a.m. Best Costume Contest
10:45 a.m. Cake Walk
11 a.m. Bark & Howl Contest
11:30 a.m. Cake Walk
11:40 a.m. Skagit County Sheriff K9 Demo
12 p.m. Adoptable Dog Parade
12:30 p.m. Dog & Owner Look Alike
12:45 p.m. Wackiest Dog Trick Contest
1 p.m. Cake Walk
1:30 p.m. Best Kisser Contest
1:40 p.m. Peanut Butter Eating Contest Small Dogs
Peanut Butter Eating Contest Medium Dogs
Peanut Butter Eating Contest Large Dogs
2 p.m.See you next year!

Be sure to visit the Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC booth for prizes and to say hello to Team Groesbeck! See you there!

Captivating Custom Home on Quiet Anacortes Street

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1518 36th St. (MLS #1138389) is a captivating custom home located on a quiet dead end street in beautiful Anacortes.

Its spacious kitchen features unique and artistic counter tops, eating space and plenty of storage.

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The comfortable living room area has abundant natural light and tall ceilings and gorgeous chevron pattern hardwood floors flow throughout.

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Enjoy the sunshine on the multiple decks or on the HUGE leveled back yard, and the home’s large bonus/rec room can be used as a flex space!

Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC today to schedule a showing to view this home, and for all of your real estate needs! Team Groesbeck is available daily at (360) 941-3734 or via email at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com. Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is located in Old Town Anacortes at 809 7th St.

Do You Know How to Prep Your Home For Summer?

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While the Anacortes summertime is perfect for outdoor gatherings with friends and family, it can also be a dangerous, and inefficient, time for your home. That’s why it’s important to have a preparation strategy in place before the hotter months arrive. These quick tips will help you prep your home for summer, and ensure it stays safe and inviting all summer long.

Schedule an Air Conditioning Inspection

Having an AC professional look at your unit before summer officially arrives will address any potential problems before they become major headaches. You can also DIY some preliminary maintenance. Clearing saplings, grass and other underbrush away from your unit will improve airflow and help prevent clogs. Replacing the air filters in your home’s HVAC will also help your AC function at its peak efficiency.

Look for Insulation Leaks and Inefficiencies

Poor insulation will allow cooled air to escape, resulting in a hot home and enormous energy bills. Fortunately, spotting faulty insulation isn’t difficult. Begin by looking for deterioration around your doors and windows. Caulk, door sweeps and weather stripping should address the majority of your door- and window-related leaks. It’s also a good idea to have a professional perform an energy audit. Pros will be able to identify hard-to-spot inefficiencies in other parts of your home and HVAC system.

Prep for Pests

In addition to being an annoyance, some pests can actually damage your home — and even present health problems. Spraying insect barriers around the exterior of your home is a good beginning, but it’s also important to prep the interior of your home. Sealing all food sources and potential entry points like window frames and doors is an important part of finalizing your pest proofing.

Inspect Your Roof

Summer is mostly known for its beautiful weather, but it can also be a time of severe thunderstorms — or worse. This makes having a sturdy roof very important, especially during inclement summertime weather. Begin your inspection by looking for loose shingles, faulty flashing or other clear signs of damage. Your attic can also be home to leaks, rot and other problems not obvious from the outside of your home. Examining your attic insulation, walls and rafters for signs of moisture will help you prevent water damage and structural deterioration. If you notice signs of damage, it’s best to call a pro. Roof repair can be extensive and are rarely DIY-appropriate.

Reinvigorate Your Outdoor Spaces

Wintertime can take a toll on the appearance of your yard, patio and other outdoor living areas. Removing downed tree limbs, replanting dead flowers and power washing your patio and decking are simple ways to jumpstart your home’s summertime exterior. Your grill can also accumulate gunk during the colder months. Be sure to clean its interior and exterior before your first BBQ. Updating your tired outdoor furniture will also improve the looks and comfort of your entertainment areas. Wrap-around sofas, comfy love seats and luxurious hammocks are ideal additions to any outdoor space. You can perfect your entertainment areas with colorful throw pillows, planters, hanging candles and outdoor lighting.

1940s Old Town Anacortes Home Near Guemes Channel

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Conveniently located in Old Town Anacortes just blocks from the Guemes Channel, 2020 11th St. (MLS #1137281) is a charming 1940s home in a fantastic location.

Featuring main level living with a spacious living room area, eat-in kitchen, classic standing wood stove and tons of storage, this home is a canvas waiting to be painted!

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There is a large bonus room AND shop space in the lower level, a detached 1 car garage and a new water heater on a large corner lot with alley access. Make this classic home spectacular!

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Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC 7 days a week for all of your real estate needs at (360) 941-3734, by email at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com, or visit us at our Old Town Anacortes office located at 809 7th St.

We look forward to working for you!

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making an Offer

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In competitive markets like Anacortes, making a strong offer that separates you from the rest can be difficult.  The team at Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is the Anacortes real estate experts and can assist with all of your buying and selling needs!

Here are 5 things that experienced brokers will advise its clients:

Delaying – Buyers need to be ready with their paperwork, including bank statements, a pre-approval letter and proof of funds from the beginning of their home search to ensure they can act fast when they find a house they’d like to purchase.

Making an offer for their approved amount – Buyers can prove financial strength by showing a pre-approval letter that does not have a set value on it. Having a pre-approval letter with the exact offer price on it when others are offering all cash can be a disadvantage.

Submitting a low offer – Submitting an offer that is too low and does not have data to support the numbers could offend the seller and turn them off from working with you to complete a deal.

Waiving inspection contingencies – If the inspection contingency is waived, you may lose your earnest money should you back out of the deal and having the home inspected before purchasing could save you money in the long run if there are any issues with the home.

Not presenting yourself well enough – Buyers need to take steps to ensure they look good in the eyes of the seller, so being nitpicky and pointing out every defect in the home could put you at a disadvantage if the home as multiple offers.

Team Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is available daily for all of your real estate needs and can be reached at (360) 941-3734, Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or visit our office in Old Town Anacortes at 809 7th St.