Topic: Real Estate

San Juan Islands Home Prices, Closing Costs Rise

Written on July 2, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

The Medi­an Islands Income Can’t Cov­er Costs of Medi­an Home Price By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc The cost of con­struc­tion, sell­ing and buy­ing real estate in the islands has con­tin­ued to increase based on the require­ments to meet the cur­rent reg­u­la­tions, over­all mate­r­i­al and ser­vice cost increas­es. One could  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Housing Market Favors Sellers

Written on June 11, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc. Here is anoth­er real estate mar­ket snap­shot for June 1. Our sell­ers are ben­e­fit­ing in every cat­e­go­ry in this market.

Home Inspections and their Role in the Real Estate Transaction

Written on May 24, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc If you are a buy­er or sell­er, I bet you thought just get­ting under con­tract was stress­ful for all par­ties. In real­i­ty, the home inspec­tion and fea­si­bil­i­ty response and asso­ci­at­ed nego­ti­a­tions are often the more stress­ful event. Allow­ing a buy­er to have a home  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Faces Low Housing Inventory As Pandemic’s Demand For Rural Relocation Grows

Written on April 12, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Dips 55% In Inven­to­ry, Grow 39% In Pend­ing Sales   By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc The first-quar­ter results for San Juan Coun­ty and San Juan Island main­tained the momen­tum that was present dur­ing last year. As com­pared to the first quar­ter in 2020,  the data for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Homes For Islanders To Suspend Operations After Foxhall

Written on March 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm, by

From Homes for Islanders The afford­able self-help hous­ing non-prof­it Homes for Islanders is near­ing com­ple­tion of their Fox­hall neigh­bor­hood homes. This will bring the orga­ni­za­tion’s own­er-built afford­able home pro­duc­tion total up to 129 com­plet­ed homes built over 17 years between 2004 and 2021. Although Homes for Islanders has been search­ing dili­gent­ly for a future location(s) to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson Gives The 411 on Septic Systems

Written on March 25, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc As real estate agents, we are con­stant­ly learn­ing and then shar­ing our knowl­edge with our clients. We must even expand our knowl­edge into some relat­ed indus­tries that are not com­fort­able dis­cussing with a client, such as sep­tic sys­tems and their func­tions. The real  Con­tin­ue Reading

Building Custom Construction on San Juan Island

Written on February 28, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc As inven­to­ry is very low for exist­ing sin­­gle-fam­i­­ly homes, more and more buy­ers are con­sid­er­ing cus­tom con­struc­tion. Build­ing cus­tom allows you to design and build the exact floor plan and exte­ri­or ele­va­tion that suits your needs, your bud­get and is well cit­ed to  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juans Real Estate Sales Increase 50% From 2019

Written on January 18, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Man­ag­ing Bro­ker, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands Inc Holy cow, what a year! In review­ing the year-end results for 2020, the sales dol­lar vol­ume for the real estate mar­ket in San Juan Coun­ty per the North­west Mul­ti­ple List­ing Ser­vice was $466,709,745 which reflects a sub­stan­tial increase in vol­ume of 55% as com­pared  Con­tin­ue Reading