When We Get an Offer on Your Home

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Getting you the best price is critical, but there are other components of an offer that are important to consider before accepting an offer. We will review each of these components:

1. If the offer subject to financing? If so, what is the length of time and is the buyer prequalified? What percentage are they going to put down? What is the source of the down payment? Are they asking you to pay any of their closing costs? What kind of loan is it? Is it a local lender, an out of the area lender, or an online lender? It makes a difference!

2. Is the offer subject to the buyers obtaining insurance on the home? If so, in what timeframe?

3. Is the offer subject to inspection? If so, what do they intend to have inspected and in what timeframe? Do they want the septic inspection prior to or after the inspection contingency?

4. What is the closing rate? Does that work for you?

5. How much is the earnest money? What is the remedy if the buyer defaults? When can it be disbursed?

6. Is the possession date the same as the closing date? Do you know why it is not always in your best interest to have a possession date later than a closing date?

7. Are they asking for any personal property to be included? appliances?

Every offer and every transaction is as unique as each seller so the Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC  team will review every detail to make sure it is the BEST offer. Then, we will monitor each minute detail to make sure the transaction goes smoothly for you!

If you have any more questions about getting an offer for your home, please contact us : (360) 899-5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

Pocket These Heat Waves Safety Tips

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Summer is finally here and the sun is out! While you enjoy the great outdoors as the temperatures are rising, we want you to be safe when a heat wave strikes. Here are a few important tips to cool down while you’re at the beach, in the garden or in the great outdoors.

First, let’s talk about what is a heat wave. In the previous years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather conditions, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of abnormal heat, generally, 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with excessive humidity.

Now, before you head out to enjoy that lovely sunshine, here are a few tips:

  • Always listen to the local weather forecasts and be aware of upcoming temperature changes.
  • If you don’t have any air conditioning, make sure to choose a place to go for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day such as malls, stores, schools or libraries.
  • If you have a furry little friend, make sure you give them plenty of water and shade.
  • Get trained in First Aid, just in case, to learn how to treat heat-related emergencies.

You’re probably asking yourself, what do you do during a heat wave? Well, here’s how:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. The most common tip, but the most important even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in an enclosed vehicle.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid wearing dark clothing because they absorb the heat rays
  • Take frequent breaks if you are working outdoors
  • Check your animals frequently to make sure that they are not suffering from the heat

Hope these tips help you survive the scorching heat wave and help you enjoy the rest of your summer!

If you would like more information about Anacortes or any other questions, please contact us : (360) 899-5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

Howling Garage Sale

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Don’t know where to donate your items? Come to join us for the biggest and best sale of the year, the Howling Big Garage Sale! The NOAH Center from Stanwood, Washington is accepting garage sale donations between now through August 31st, so make sure to clean out your closets and drop off gently used, re-sellable items anytime. Donations can be dropped off any day of the week during our regular business hours and can be unloaded at our Events Center, located behind the shelter or over the phone at 360.629.7055.

The items we CANNOT accept include:

  • Mattresses/Box Springs/Bed Frames
  • Electronics or Computer Equipment
  • Televisions
  • Dog Igloos
  • Large Appliances
  • VHS Tapes
  • Clothing

Start your spring cleaning now by supporting the animals of NOAH and use the hashtag: #HowlingBigGarageSale. Any questions? Contact at donate@thenoahcenter.org or 360.629.7055.

EVENT:

Date: September 7th – 9th
Time: 8am – 4pm
Location: The NOAH Center, 31300 Brandstrom Rd, Stanwood, WA

If you would like more information on the Howling Big Garage Sale, Anacortes or other local events, please contact us : (360) 899 – 5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

3 Things to Do Now If You Want to Buy a House This Year

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1. Save as much money as you can. Cut out the small things that add up like Starbucks coffee or getting gas where is convenient rather than the most economical location.

2. Go see a local Lender. They will pull your credit score and let you know exactly what to do if you have to improve your score. They will also let you know how much your house payment will be at different price points so you can determine the price range of your future home. The lender will also instruct you on the mortgage process of purchasing a home.

3. Select Your Realtor® Now. If you are watching Zillow or another secondary real estate site, you are not getting timely accurate information about homes for sale. Your realtor will send your listing of a home for sale immediately when the home is listed and also, notify you when homes in your price range get an accepted offer. This helps you learn the value and the demand of homes for sale. Starting this process of house hunting online will assist you greatly when you actually go to look at homes for sale.

Even if you are not ready to purchase a home, we are happy to provide you with listing deals as well as real estate market updates.

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If you have any other questions about buying a home, please contact us : (360) 899 – 5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

Rock The Dock Anacortes

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4th of July Rock the Dock 2018 in Anacortes WA

Great bands, yummy food, outstanding beer and of course, FIREWORKS! Bring in your lawn chair and celebrate with us in Anacortes, Washington! FREE to the public!

If you would like more information on Rock The Dock, Anacortes or other local events, please contact us : (360) 899 – 5027 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

Bark In The Park Anacortes

Bark in the Park Poster 2018 v2Do you have a little fur friend you want to bring along to a fun event? Be sure to join us this Saturday, June 30th from 10am to 2pm in Anacortes, Washington at the annual Bark in the Park event, one of our favorite days of the year! There will be prizes and giveaways by the Fidalgo Animal Medical Center staff as well as the Jean Groesbeck Associate & LLC staff, who will be sponsoring this special event with our own booth. Make sure to stop by, say hello, and bring along your furry little friend, too. We hope to see you there!

If you would like more information on the Bark in the Park, Anacortes or other local events, please contact us : (360) 941-3734 or jean@jeangroesbeck.com.

Jean Groesbeck & Associates LLC

2017 Christmas on the Docks in Anacortes

12/10/04 The APS Holiday Boat parade lights up the water at Tempe Town Lake Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. About 40 boats were in the parade. (David Kadlubowski The Arizona Republic)

The 2017 Christmas on the Docks event at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes will take place from 5 – 9 p.m. this weekend, Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 3.

The Decorated Dinghy Parade will take place on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.  Bring your own decorated power boat, dinghy, rowboat, sailboat or paddleboard and join in! Decorated boats will be on display each night on “C” dock and the marina will offer free moorage Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 for participating decorated boats.

The 2017 Christmas on the Docks is free for all ages and open to the public.  Walk the decorated docks, enjoy hot beverages and vote for your favorite decorated boat.

Additionally, unwrapped gifts will be accepted for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots and canned goods will also be collected for the local Anacortes food bank.

For more information, please contact Greg Mustari at (360) 507-9999 or Kelly Libby at (425) 359-7078.

Located in Old Town Anacortes, Jean Groesbeck & Assoc. LLC, licensed under Coldwell Banker Bain, is proud to support Anacortes events.  For any of your real estate needs, please contact us daily at (360) 941-3734, (360) 899-5027 or Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com.

Property of the Week! 2208 Highland Drive, Anacortes, WA

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Expansive panoramic views are available from almost every room in this open-concept home located in the Skyline neighborhood located in Anacortes, WA. Located at 2208 Highland Drive, this beautifully remodeled 2,902 square-foot home offers wonderful indoor and outdoor living space.

With two decks perfect for both entertaining and relaxation, you will never be bored in this home. Upon entering, you will be greeted with a welcoming living space housing a cozy fireplace and entrance to the deck that runs the length of the house. Complete with vaulted ceilings, there is no shortage of ways you can make this home your own. 967090_04_Hvlkhv8x

The beautifully done kitchen features stainless steel appliances, and two vast skylights that provide excellent natural lighting. The entire family can be included for meals with the spacious dining area.967090_08_s8v48Ne3

Guests will be kept comfortable as well, as the home offers two master suites; one on the lower level, one on the main floor. The main-level master suite offers a spa-like master bathroom with captivating views of the marina. The lower-level suite is not short on class, however, offering both privacy and gorgeous views. For beautiful views and comfortable living in Anacortes, Washington, look no further!

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To visit this home, call, text, or email us to schedule a private showing.

For even more details and to view the full photo gallery, just click here! No registration required.

 

Featured Home of the Week – 12692 Marine Drive, Anacortes

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Enjoy breathtaking views of sunsets, majestic mountains and sea life from this stunning custom waterfront home in Anacortes, WA.

12692 Marine Drive in Anacortes is an exceptional quality home with 180’± high bank waterfront. Strategically located to be protected from winds, this stunning custom waterfront home was built using exceptional craftsmanship, extraordinary attention to detail, and the finest materials.

This main level living home features and open floor plan with gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the main living area. The beautiful kitchen is a chef”s dream featuring a large island, chef station and honed granite counters. Enjoy the views while preparing delicious meals!

The luxurious master suite is on the main level and has access to the back patio to enjoy the sea breeze. The master suite spa-like bathroom features a walk-in shower, a bubble tub and radiant heated floors throughout. The guest wing is located on the upper level and features 2 bedrooms and an extra room for reading or as a family room. Enjoy stunning territorial and water views from every bedroom in this home.

The outdoor area includes a covered patio with an inviting stone fireplace to enjoy the outdoors all year long. RV parking space with electrical hook ups and a spacious 3 car garage complete the outdoor features of this amazing home.

The lovely guest house is just a few steps from the main home. Your guests will feel welcomed in this cottage featuring a covered small front porch, private bathroom with walk-in shower, gorgeous knotty pine wood accented ceiling and a kitchenette area.

If you are looking for a home where you can enjoy Anacortes living at its best, this is it!  We hope you enjoy the great video we have prepared for this stunning waterfront home in Anacortes.

If you would like a private showing of 12692 Marine Dr. in Anacortes, please call, text or email us today!