Topic: Real Estate

One Bourbon, One Scotch And One Beer

Written on June 9, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Unlike liquor, your water source in San Juan County is not guaranteed and must be acquired and cared for. When you first consider purchasing an unimproved parcel of land you should condition your purchase upon a satisfactory water source. The days of clients purchasing land without the water source determined are long gone. Further, if  Continue Reading

We are the Hottest Luxury Real Estate Market in the Country

Written on May 31, 2017 at 11:29 am, by

Check out this article by Nancy Keates on the Wall Street Journal website… The San Juan Islands, long cherished for remoteness and simplicity, is now the hottest luxury real-estate market in the country. The priciest 10% of the area’s real-estate market rose faster last year than any other U.S. county, according to Realtor.com. The median  Continue Reading

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  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  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  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  Continue Reading