Written on December 6, 2021 at 11:42 am, by Tim Dustrude
Merri Ann Simonson checks in again with this month’s market snapshot. Here she is with more… This is the December Market Snapshot as presented by the Simonson and Zambrovitz Team. The market is very similar to last year this time as it relates to inventory and pending transactions.
Written on December 4, 2021 at 5:33 am, by Tim Dustrude
The San Juan Community Home Trust held its Annual Meeting recently. The theme of the meeting was celebration — of 20 years of operation of the Home Trust, 41 permanently affordable homes developed and occupied, and another 8 units coming online in 2022. The vision and work of the organization’s founders was recognized in a conversation Continue Reading
Written on November 24, 2021 at 5:43 am, by Tim Dustrude
Merri Ann Simonson has another Real Estate News column for you… Real Estate Is Best When Kept Local Using local real estate brokers and local real estate related service providers is very important when buying or selling real estate. Boots on the ground here brings the expertise. Further, it is similar to buying locally sourced food and Continue Reading
Written on November 8, 2021 at 5:48 am, by Tim Dustrude
20 years, 41 homes, 61 low-and moderate-income earning families have enjoyed home ownership and living stability on San Juan Island. Incorporated in 2001 as a Community Land Trust Development Corporation, the San Juan Community Home Trust is celebrating its 20th year of developing permanently affordable housing on San Juan Island. The vision of founders Larry Continue Reading
Written on November 3, 2021 at 5:48 am, by Tim Dustrude
This is the November 1st Real Estate Market Snap Shot for San Juan Island. The information was provided by the Simonson and Zambrovitz Team that work at Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands.
Written on October 27, 2021 at 10:28 am, by Tim Dustrude
What’s going on with Vacation Rental Permitting in San Juan County? Tune in to find out Wednesday, October 27, 2021, when Land Use Consultant, Francine Shaw, gives us the 411 and answers your questions. Click the link below to register for the Noon Zoom! https://sanjuanrealestateresources.com/resources/ola/services/vacation-rental-permitting-on-sji
Written on October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am, by Tim Dustrude
Merri Ann Simonson shares this market summary with you… The third quarter results for San Juan Island and San Juan County were consistent with the first quarter results; very robust. Our market continues to outperform all historic landmarks. Per the NWMLS, the dollar volume year-to-date on San Juan Island was $184,762,056 with a total of 254 Continue Reading
Written on October 11, 2021 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
Below is our Market Snap Shot for October 2021 completed by Merri Ann Simonson. This one focuses on the amount of inventory. Even though our inventory is low, it has yet to impact our closing volume. Our full quarterly newsletter will be out next week, and it provides full details, volume is huge this year.
Written on October 8, 2021 at 5:40 am, by Tim Dustrude
It is not uncommon for a rental agreement to play a role in a real estate transaction. Timing can be everything and often the homes on the market are occupied by a tenant or sellers are unable to time the closing of their current home and the purchase of their next home. In some cases, Continue Reading
Written on October 6, 2021 at 5:52 am, by Tim Dustrude
Tamara Weaver, a broker with Windermere Real Estate San Juan Island has opened a new business, San Juan Real Estate Resources (SJRER), to help people navigate the maze of buying or selling real estate on San Juan Island. Here’s what she has to say about it: “I think there are a lot of people out there Continue Reading
Written on September 24, 2021 at 5:47 am, by Tim Dustrude
A big THANK YOU to the San Juan Island Community Foundation for the support they have shown to local non profits including the San Juan Community Home Trust, at the 2021 County Fair. We build San Juan Island’s only permanently affordable housing. By offering all local non profit organizations the opportunity to participate in their matching Continue Reading
Written on September 22, 2021 at 10:11 am, by Tim Dustrude
At their September 21, 2021 meeting the San Juan County Council officially released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase 5 acres of land on Lopez Island for the development of affordable housing. San Juan County seeks an experienced developer to purchase the parcel located on Fisherman Bay Road just outside of Lopez Village. The Continue Reading
Written on September 12, 2021 at 5:45 am, by Tim Dustrude
Below is a Snap Shot of our current market created by Merri Ann Simonson of Coldwell Banker SJI. This one focuses on the sales in excess of $1m each. Zillow forecasts that we shall experience an average of 6.6% value increase for all types of single family homes during the next 12 months.
Written on September 4, 2021 at 9:24 am, by Tim Dustrude
Homeowner’s Hazard Insurance One thing to seriously consider in these times of escalating values for our homes on the island is the adequacy of your homeowner insurance. Our homes have increased in value over the last few years and the cost to replace has increased dramatically, therefore, your coverage may not be adequate. In the Continue Reading
Written on August 3, 2021 at 5:47 am, by Tim Dustrude
The San Juan Community Home Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Eichelberger as their new Executive Director, effective August 2, 2021. Eichelberger joins the Home Trust at a critical time as they launch their new development, HolliWalk, scheduled to break ground in early 2022. Grant writing, advocacy and experience in the Affordable Housing Continue Reading
Written on July 11, 2021 at 8:15 am, by Hayley Day
By Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands Inc Median and average prices, transaction volume and the number of pending sales are up. Inventory, days on the market and percentage of negotiations off the list price are down. This is an incredibly strong seller’s market. The second-quarter results, which complete the first half of Continue Reading