6 Home Projects That Cost Less Than a TV

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Looking to revamp your home without breaking the bank?  Here are 6 home projects that will dramatically improve the looks of your home for less than the cost of a new TV:

  • Update your entryway: A new welcome mat, house numbers, plants, doorknobs, lighting or painting the front door are all quick fixes that will spruce up your home for an affordable cost!
  • Modernize your bathroom: You do not need to do a total remodel to make a large impact.  Use reclaimed materials, paint and update linens to achieve a new look.
  • Repaint your interior walls: For $200-$300, repainting an entire room or adding an accent wall will revive a dull space, or paint the trim or built-ins with subtly contrasting colors to give the room a pop of color.
  • Upgrade cabinet hardware: Install stylish hardware to jump start your kitchen’s new look.  If your kitchen has a contemporary design, go with sleek, understated hardware. Ornate, classically inspired aesthetics work best for traditional cabinets.
  • Light fixtures: Before you install new fixtures, it’s important to consider your dĂ©cor. If you have a flair for the modern, go for the subtle-but-stunning aesthetics of pendant lighting. If your home has more of a traditional design, consider the lavish ornamentation of baroque-inspired chandeliers or candle wall sconces.
  • Clean the carpets: Unblemished carpets make a huge difference in the appearance of your home — especially if you experience a lot of foot traffic. Spot cleaning small stains is a simple do-it-yourself job, but it’s best to leave larger jobs to the pros.

For all of your real estate needs, contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC DAILY at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com, or visit our Old Town Anacortes office at 809 7th St.

Fabulous 110′ Boat Slip in Anacortes’ Fidalgo Marina

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Fidalgo Marina in Anacortes is the premier marina in Washington, located just 70 miles from Seattle with quick access to all that the San Juan Islands have to offer!

This 110′ boat slip is located at 3101 V Place, #32 (MLS 1168458) and is listed for $400,000.

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Amenities of Fidalgo Marina include: individual storage facility, secured parking, pump out, 50 amp 240v power, phone, cable service. secured gate dock and internet. The large, clean 2 story club house features a full kitchen, fireplace, meeting room, steam room, laundry, library, and deck.

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There are only a few slips of this size in the Northwest!

Contact Anacortes-based Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC for more information about this property, or for any of your real estate needs.  Team Groesbeck can be reached daily at (360) 941-3734 or at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Credit Reporting Changes may Improve Mortgage Approvals

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There are some changes coming to credit reporting guidelines, and it could help more people qualify for a home mortgage.

Already, qualifying for a home mortgage is getting easier each year. Guidelines are being loosened, debt-to-income ratios raised, co-signed debt is easier to disregard, and reserve requirements lowered. It’s worth noting, however, that guidelines are no where near as Mortgage Credit Availability Index July 2017 loose at they were in 2006, which is a good thing. Yes, it’s harder to get a mortgage today, but it should be.

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Cozy Anacortes Home Near Downtown, Shops & Schools

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Built in 1920, this cozy home at 2517 17th St. (MLS 1179750) is located in a fantastic neighborhood near downtown Anacortes, local shops and acclaimed Anacortes schools.

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Priced at $265,000 with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and approximately 1,236 sf, the home has an ample living room with a gas fireplace, great sized eat-in kitchen, utility/mud room, large fenced yard with fruit trees and raised garden beds on the side patio. There is also a detached outbuilding/studio in back with electricity.

Zoned R2, there is also room for improvements to be made by a savvy investor or it could make an excellent starter home.

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Located in Old Town Anacortes at 809 7th St., Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is available daily for all of your real estate needs.  Contact Team Groesbeck at (360) 941-3734 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com today!

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Experience Stunning Anacortes Views at 5011 Channel View Lane

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5011 Channel View Lane (MLS 1173696) is a gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Anacortes, located just minutes from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal!

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This main-level living, 3,191 SF home is listed for $735,000 and features stunning views from the front and back sides of the home, a sprawling back deck, 2 car garage and no HOA.

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Experience Anacortes living daily in this completely remodeled and spacious home.  Easy care floors, huge kitchen island, large master and utility/laundry room with dog bath are just some of this home’s fine features.

Located in Old Town Anacortes, Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC is available 7 days a week for all of your real estate needs and can be contacted at (360) 941-3734, or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

 

 

 

4018 W 5th St. – Beautiful Anacortes Home with Everything You Want!

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4018 W 5th St. in Anacortes has everything you want!  Boasting a water view, 4 bedrooms plus den and a luxurious master suite, 2.5 baths, fireplace and more, this home is a must-see.

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Priced at $450,000, the open floor plan paired soaring vaulted ceilings brings in tons of natural light.  The bonus room upstairs could be used as a 4th bedroom, media room or sports cave!

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The large level lot has a huge deck where you can relax and enjoy the view, as well as RV parking.

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Contact Team Groesbeck 7 days a week to schedule a showing of this lovely home!  We can be reached at (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027, Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or visit us at our Old Town Anacortes office at 809 7th St.

 

Can’t Qualify for a Home Mortgage Because You’re Self-Employed?

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We all know the challenges that self-employed individuals have when it comes time to qualify for a home loan. Being self-employed, you have the opportunity to write off as many expenses as you can, which helps you show a lower net income and pay less federal income taxes.

Unfortunately, that works against you when it comes time to qualify for a home loan.

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Top 5 Reasons People Fear Running their Credit Report

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As a mortgage provider, we must run a credit report in order to have an accurate picture of how you might qualify for a home loan. Every now and then, I run into someone who is concerned about having their credit run. They want me to give them an idea of how they might qualify, but they don’t want me to pull their credit report. However, without it, anything we say is purely conjecture.

It’s just like going to see your doctor for an illness. She will want to have have a thorough evaluation (blood pressure, pulse, lab work) in order to provide an accurate analysis. Without that information, it’s malpractice.

The concerns that I see most people have about having their credit report ran can be summarized in 5 general categories.

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15717 Yokeko Dr. – A Serene Waterfront Cabin

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15717 Yokeko Dr. (MLS 1161476) in the Gibralter area of Anacortes is the perfect place to relax.  A serene and private setting, enjoy views of the Cascades, Bay, soaring eagles and excellent fishing are all just out your back door.

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This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin home sits on approximately 1/3 acre with 140± feet of waterfront, a detached garage plus a shop.

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The fireplace, quaint knotty pine accents and trail to the water make this home a great island home getaway.

Contact Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC today for additional information or to view this charming 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!