Topic: Real Estate

Docks — Fun Facts to Know and Tell

Written on May 11, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares this inter­est­ing infor­ma­tion on docks… Dur­ing the real estate boom years of 2005 through 2007, water­front homes on San Juan Island appre­ci­at­ed around 8–10% per year and homes with docks appre­ci­at­ed around 13%. Docks have always been a cov­et­ed prop­er­ty ameni­ty as they tru­ly allow easy access to boat­ing; the rea­son many  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate Tips

Written on May 1, 2017 at 10:32 pm, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares an arti­cle on Real Estate tips with you… Buy­ing Prop­er­ty in the San Juans Select an Agent to Rep­re­sent You As you may be aware, all of the bro­ker­age firms on San Juan Island are mem­bers of the North­west Mul­ti­ple List­ing Ser­vice; there­fore, any of the agents can assist you with any of the prop­er­ties  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:09 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son has anoth­er San Juan Island lifestyle video.  This one offers tips on the var­i­ous types of boats that are suit­able for our waters and one that is not recommended.

Open House at Sun Rise II

Written on March 29, 2017 at 5:27 am, by

All are wel­come to an Open House at Sun Rise II, the newest San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust neigh­bor­hood, on Sun­day, April 2nd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Sun Rise II is the third Home Trust neigh­bor­hood of per­ma­nent­ly afford­able homes, pre­ced­ed by the Salal neigh­bor­hood on Carter Avenue (2006) and the Sun Rise I neigh­bor­hood (2011)  Con­tin­ue Reading

Flood Insurance in the San Juans

Written on March 21, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son… Most of the water­front home own­ers in the Coun­ty went through the process of deter­min­ing if flood insur­ance is a neces­si­ty for their prop­er­ty when they pur­chased or refi­nanced. As you may be aware, the major­i­ty of our water­front prop­er­ties are des­ig­nat­ed as being in the flood plain as deter­mined by  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Tips

Written on March 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son is busy with anoth­er San Juan Islands Lifestyle video. For this one she says: “I know this video may appear to be a Veuve Clic­quot com­mer­cial but it is just anoth­er San Juan Island Lifestyle video.  This one offers tips on host­ing a suc­cess­ful island brunch.”

Costs of Housing

Written on March 10, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

And while we’re on the sub­ject of the costs of hous­ing, here’s some­thing sort of relat­ed — In the SJ Update mail­bag we find this note from Andra Rus, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Spe­cial­ist with an out­fit called Prop­er­ty Shark… This is Andra Rus from Prop­er­tyShark’s PR team and I just want­ed to bring to your atten­tion a piece of research  Con­tin­ue Reading