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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5 Signs You Are Ready to Sell Your Home

On the corner of Buyers Rd. and Sellers Ln

If you have considered selling your home but feel that you are not yet ready or that now may not be the time, here is a list of five signs that you are ready to sell!

You have outgrown your home – Your “must haves” when you purchased the home are no longer your current needs. Maybe you need another bedroom, a separate office space, or more privacy from your neighbors.  If your home no longer fits your lifestyle, it is time to move on.

Your commute is wearing on you – Are the roads congested or the distance is just too far to conveniently get to work? If spending less time commuting to work would be better for you and your family, searching for homes in communities that eliminate these issues may be your next step.

Home repairs have begun – If you have made repairs and adjustments to your home such as updating fixtures to revamp the space, or even eliminating clutter and unneeded items, you are likely ready to find a new place to call home.

You know where you would like to live next – You may frequent a neighborhood where you can foresee yourself living next and making plans to store or eliminate belongings.

You have already spoken with a real estate agent – An agent can give you an idea of the value of your home and what it may sell for, in addition to helping you best navigate the home buying and selling process.

Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is happy to assist with any questions you may have about the process of home buying and selling.  With listings in Anacortes, La Conner, Skagit County and neighboring islands, contact us today to schedule a showing or to set up a comparative market analysis of your home at (360) 941-3734, Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Gorgeous View Home in La Conner, WA – Skagit County

16893 View Lane- La Conner, WA 98257

Are you in search of a home in Skagit County with a peaceful neighborhood and a large lot? Look no further! Come see this gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in La Conner, WA!

Enjoy spectacular views of the San Juan Islands, Skagit Bay, and the Olympic Mountains from the comfort of your front porch.

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This home has been updated with new carpet & new paint. A covered front porch and a romantic gazebo will guarantee first row seats to spectacular sunset views. The community amenities include beach access, tennis courts, and a boat launch where you can fish, crab, or beach comb every day!

Great location only one hour away from Seattle, thirty minutes to NAS in Whidbey Island , and a short drive to Anacortes, WA!

La Conner is a remarkable place to live with diverse communities, cultural and agricultural attractions. There are many reasons why La Conner is a historic tourist attraction, it is a special place to visit or live!

If you would like more information about this beautiful view home in Skagit County, please call Jean Groesbeck at (360)941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Are you ready to buy a new home in Anacortes, WA or Skagit County? Have you talked to a lender first? There are several reasons why the first step to the home buying process is speaking with a lender first! CLICK HERE to learn more!

809 7th Street- Anacortes, WA 360-941-3734

5 Common Mistakes When Buying a New Home

When buying a new home it is easy to overlook pertinent information or important steps in the purchase of your new home. The excitement of purchasing a home can sometimes distract you from the important aspects of home buying process.We are here to assist you in making sure you make the best decisions for a smooth home purchase! Here are 5 common mistakes that are made by home buyers:

1. Making an offer on a home before prequalification.

Being prequalified will make the buying process and your life much easier when making an offer on the home of your dreams. Take the time to speak with a lender before you jump into an offer. Specific questions a lender will ask in regards to income, debt, lifestyle etc. will help determine the price range you are able to afford. It is best to talk with several different lenders to insure you are applying for the loan that is right for you.

2. Not having a home inspection.

We all want to save money today, but making the mistake of not having your dream home inspected now can cost you tomorrow. Qualified home inspections will detect issues that many buyers can overlook, especially when it is your first home. Ask your real estate agent for a referral if you are unsure of who to turn to for a proper home inspection.

3. Limiting your search to  the internet.

When searching for your dream home on the internet, many times homes have been sold or are under contract and the home listing information has not yet been updated. The best way to view active listings and up to date information is through a real estate agent. Real estate agents will have the most recent information and will help you find the home that suits you best. There can also be home listings that are not available to the general public; a local real estate agent is the best source to finding your dream home!

4. Choosing the wrong real estate agent.

Making the right connection with a real estate agent is crucial. It is important to interview different agents (Click here for tips on interviewing agents) to make sure you are hiring an agent that puts your needs before, during, and after the sale. Building a strong relationship with your real estate agent will make the process of buying a home easier for you, if they know what your needs and wants are, they will strive to fulfill!

5. Thinking there is only one dream home out there for you.

The process of buying a home is process of elimination, not selection. The market is growing daily, make sure to keep an open mind to new property listings throughout the buying process. Be sure to ask your real estate agent for a comparative market analysis (CMA) comparing recently sold homes or homes still on the market to the home you are interested in purchasing. (Click here to learn more about CMA) Keep in mind that every home might have a slight flaw and might not match up to your needs and want list, compromise is key, you may need to adjust your list to insure you have you needs met instead of all of your wants.

It is important to not make these most common mistakes when you feel you are ready to make an offer on your dream home in Anacortes or Skagit County. We are committed to serving you, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have when making an offer on a home! Let us show you the difference that 5 star service can make in a real estate transaction!

809 7th St Anacortes, WA - (360) 941-3734

Dreaming of a Waterfront Home?

Sunset in Anacortes, WA

Many of us dream of having the perfect home by the water either by a lake, river or ocean. Luckily, Skagit County has everything to offer; beautiful beach front, waterfront with private docks, lakefront, and even riverfront properties. Waterfront properties are amazing, but there are many considerations that need to be taken to make sure you get the right property for you. Here are some questions you need to answer before considering making a real estate offer for a waterfront home in Skagit County.

  1. How do you want to use your property?

Start by thinking which activities you enjoy most. This will determine which waterfront property you will want to look at. You will want to choose a home that allows you to enjoy all your favorite activities. Whether it is boating, fishing, crabbing or kayaking that you enjoy, the focus on the right property is crucial.

  1. Location?

Today, it is easy to look at a home online and even fall in love with it. But, as with any other real estate purchase, location is the most important consideration to make. It is very important that you visit the area and the neighborhood to make sure it is the right fit for you. As much as you love the home, the neighborhood plays an important role in your decision. After all, you want to make sure you are comfortable in your new home.

  1. Are they all the same?

Not all waterfronts are the same. The first thing to consider is the description of the type of waterfront. The 2 most common are beach front and waterfront. Beach front is a property with easy access to a beach. Waterfront is access to a water source like river, lake or ocean. Each can be a great choice depending on your needs and activities.

Here are some examples of different waterfront homes:

18005 Bow Lake Ln, Bow, WA

For sale: $2,900,000

18005 Bow Lake Ln

Create a lifetime of memories on your secluded 76± acre gated campus which includes: a private lake designed for competitive water-skiing/wakeboarding.

2420 Puget Wy, Anacortes, WA

For sale: $1,995,000

2420 Puget Way

Feel like you are boating from your living room! Surrounded by water on three sides, this home is situated to capture stunning views of ferries, freighters, yachts & stunning sunsets

2013 Cove Place, Anacortes, WA

For sale: $1,700,000

2013 Cove Place

Spacious one level custom waterfront home offers a rare 92’+/- DOUBLE SIDED PRIVATE deep water DOCK

818 Shoshone Dr, La Conner, WA

For sale: $450,000

818 Shoshone Dr

Enjoy a boat parade everyday! Situated on Swinomish Channel, this well maintained one level home is designed for easy living & entertaining.

With all these considerations in place, we recommend having a real estate agent that specializes in waterfront properties. Your agent can help you better understand the different waterfront descriptions and can guide you in the right direction when looking for the perfect waterfront home for you!

For more information on waterfront homes or if you are wondering how much your waterfront home is worth, please call or email Jean Groesbeck – (360) 941-3734, Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Beautiful La Conner View Home

16735 Chilberg Avenue  La Conner
$424,500

Enjoy stunning sunsets over Skagit Bay & the Islands on one of your decks from this remodeled move-in ready 4 bedroom home!

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Minutes to historic La Conner & Shelter Bay & a half hour to Everett, this exceptional .39± acre oasis has lots of garden space, sport court, garden shed & and beautiful trees. A like-new home with bamboo floors, radiant heat, new kitchen/baths, luxurious carpet & 2676± sf open floor plan for flexible living with the latest in design features. Oversized garages have lots of room for shops.

For more information on La Conner real estate or homes/lots for sale in La Conner, please visit LaConnerLiving.com, or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

Open House in Shelter Bay! 9/21

OPEN HOUSE:  Saturday September 21st 12-3
878 Shoshone Drive  – Shelter Bay, La Conner

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This stunning Shelter Bay beauty would make a lovely home for you and your family! You will be living a vacation everyday with your boat on a 45’± rebuilt dock in your backyard!  Not to mention the wonderful Shelter Bay community amenities which include a par 3 golf course, many private beaches, swimming pools, a clubhouse, tennis courts, and parks all in gated community.

This beautifully remodeled 3,416± sf main level living, waterfront home has 2 master suites, 1000’± sf deck, and a two car garage plus drive through garage for easy dockside access or RV parking or a shop. This La Conner home was built using allergy free natural luxury products for casual elegance, such as, hardwood, fossilized limestone, wool carpet, and travertine tile. This home has many luxurious features such as a wine cellar, skylights, vaulted ceilings, private courtyard with a gated entry, and huge finished basement. It is a must see!

Shelter Bay is a lovely place to live! It has a small coastal town feel. Located along the Swinomish Channel, with lovely views of the Cascade Mountain Range and the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, Shelter Bay is only an hour away from Seattle. The gated community of Shelter Bay is in prime location for boat enthusiasts, located at the southern end of the island, there is easy access to Anacortes, the Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. This close-knit community hosts many exciting all-community events that are sure to keep your time comfortably busy.

Driving Directions: Enter Shelter Bay. Left on Shoshone Drive. The home will be on your left.

For more information on this Shelter Bay home, or Shelter Bay homes for sale, contact Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com

20th Annual Cascade Classic Rally and Tour

The 20th Annual Cascade Classic Rally & Tour –  La Conner
Thursday, June 7 – Saturday, June 10

Based at the LaConner Country Inn, the Cascade Rally  (previously called the Classic Motorcar Rally) will feature both historic and modern car classes in competition for lowest score in Time/Speed/Distance Rally format, as well as a more relaxed touring category.

Both the Rally and the Tour will travel over 400 miles of paved scenic back-roads through Skagit County and  Island County. The Rally and Tour will make short stops to enjoy local Skagit County communities and special car collections.

LaConner residents and visitors are can view the cars and talk with the teams Friday and Saturday, from 8 – 9 am and 5 – 6 pm, and Sunday from 8 – 11am!

For information on La Conner real estate and homes for sale through out  La Conner, visit our home webpage.  If you are wondering what your La Conner home is worth in today’s La Conner real estate market, please visit our website and fill out this brief form!

Open House in Shelter Bay !

Open House in Shelter Bay!
Saturday, October 22nd 12-3 p.m.

Welcome to 802 Shoshone Drive, La Conner!

 

Enjoy the most spectacular view in Shelter Bay! This immaculate/remodeled one level home has an expansive view of the yacht traffic coming in and out of the marina and Channel, and also of The Rainbow Bridge. New carpets, freshly painted in and out, sink, countertops, refrigerator, 6 burner stove, 2 ovens, warming drawer, and refinished hardwood floor. Hot tub with new cover, fenced yard, – MOVE IN READY! Shelter Bay has par 3 golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, private beach & marina!

Driving Directions: From Anacortes take Highway 20 East, turn right on Reservation Road, Continue onto Pioneer Parkway, Turn right onto Shelter Bay Drive, turn left on Shoshone Drive and the home will be on the left!

For more information on this property please call Jean Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or email Jean@ColdwellBanker.com