Topic: Real Estate

Sale of IIMC Building

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict #1 is pleased to announce that yes­ter­day (9/11/18) it vot­ed unan­i­mous­ly to accept a sales agree­ment with HWV Prop­er­ty LLC of Fri­day Har­bor, WA, to sell the Inter Island Med­ical Cen­ter (IIMC). The agreed upon price is $875,000 with a 21 day fea­si­bil­i­ty study. If the sale is can­celed  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son is back with anoth­er install­ment of her San Juan Island Lifestyle Video series. This one is about fish­ing; what goes on behind the scenes with the crew while fishing.

Home Trust Welcomes Bike ‘n Build

Written on August 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

For the third year in a row, the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust is host­ing Bike & Build, a nation­al non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that engages young adults in ser­vice-ori­en­t­ed cycling trips to raise mon­ey and aware­ness for the afford­able hous­ing cause. This par­tic­u­lar group of 25 rid­ers start­ed their route in Port­land, Ore­gon about 18 days ago.  Con­tin­ue Reading

LWV Affordable Housing Forum

Written on August 22, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

League of Women Vot­ers hosts forum on afford­able hous­ing REET mea­sure From noon‑2 p.m., Mon­day, Sept. 10, at the San Juan Island Grange, the League of Women Vot­ers of the San Juans is pre­sent­ing a dis­cus­sion on the afford­able hous­ing ini­tia­tive that will be on the Novem­ber bal­lot. The pro­pos­al would estab­lish a real estate  Con­tin­ue Reading

Real Estate News with Merri Ann

Written on August 15, 2018 at 9:47 am, by

New Vaca­tion Rental Per­mit Require­ments I have reviewed the County’s new Vaca­tion Rental Per­mit require­ments and I found them most rea­son­able, I think they did a good job. As a REALTOR, work­ing in the field, I only not­ed two areas that may be dif­fi­cult for some prop­er­ty own­ers to adapt to. Man­age­ment plan on file at the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join us at the Fair!

Written on August 10, 2018 at 9:30 am, by

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust will be at the Fair. We devel­op per­ma­nent­ly afford­able hous­es for islanders. Ours is the “ulti­mate recy­cling project”! We will have pic­tures of our homes and neigh­bor­hoods. Board mem­bers will be on hand to answer ques­tions and to tell you about our future plans. AND we have a pic­nic  Con­tin­ue Reading

Yes for Homes!

Written on August 9, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Good Morn­ing! Just a quick “Hel­lo” from the Yes for Homes cam­paign.  Now that we are past the pri­ma­ry, we are gear­ing up for the Novem­ber elec­tion. We can­not do what we do with­out your sup­port!  Thank you for being one of our cham­pi­ons. Did you know we have a Face­book page?  Over the next  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Lifestyle Video Series

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son is back with this San Juan Island Lifestyle video that shares boat­ing mishaps and issues that can occur while you are hav­ing fun boating…

Buying Property in the San Juans

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares some real estate buy­ing tips with you… 1. 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 list­ed with Cold­well Banker or  Con­tin­ue Reading

HomeShare Program Seeking Pilot Program Participants

Written on July 20, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Hous­ing advo­cates across San Juan Coun­ty are mov­ing for­ward with a pro­posed Home­Share Pro­gram. After receiv­ing feed­back from 113 com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers through an online sur­vey, the pro­posed Home­Share pro­gram has gen­er­at­ed enough inter­est to for­mu­late a pilot pro­gram. The sur­vey iden­ti­fied two groups of poten­tial par­tic­i­pants: Poten­tial Home Providers, who own or sta­bly rent a  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares this report with you… The sec­ond quar­ter results which com­plete the first half of the year for San Juan Island were sim­i­lar to the first quar­ter. Per the NWMLS, the dol­lar vol­ume on San Juan Island was $56,399,689 with a total of 108 trans­ac­tions. The num­bers reflects a 18% decrease in trans­ac­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chamber Featured Member

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Cold­well Banker is the San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce Fea­tured Mem­ber of the Month. Here’s more from the cham­ber… Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands, Inc. is a fam­i­ly owned com­pa­ny, orig­i­nal­ly  start­ed in 1960 by Sam and Bar­bara Buck, as San Juan Prop­er­ties, Inc., a real estate sales and devel­op­ment com­pa­ny. Steve Buck joined  Con­tin­ue Reading

Yes for Homes

Written on June 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update Mail­bag today we find this let­ter to you from Steve Ulvi… Friends, Now that the Coun­ty Coun­cil has adopt­ed in prin­ci­ple the draft Hous­ing Plan, approved by res­o­lu­tion that plan’s all-impor­­tant Finan­cial and Admin­is­tra­tive appen­dices and placed the hous­ing ini­tia­tive real estate excise tax on the bal­lot for the Novem­ber elec­tions our  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Video Series

Written on June 15, 2018 at 10:29 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son checks in again with anoth­er San Juan Island Lifestyle video. This one offers Tips on Crab­bing, Shrimp­ing and Fishing…

Home Trust Tours

Written on June 8, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust would like to take islanders on a tour! Our two newest homes were barged over from Vic­to­ria B.C. in March and are on-site in our Sun Rise II neigh­bor­hood. This “ulti­mate recy­cling” project is sup­port­ed by islanders to pro­vide per­ma­nent­ly afford­able homes for island work­ers and their fam­i­lies. We think  Con­tin­ue Reading

Yes for Homes

Written on May 26, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

“Yes for Homes” Coali­tion Hails Pas­sage of Afford­able Hous­ing Ordi­nance, Announces Cam­paign Local hous­ing activists are hail­ing the pas­sage of a San Juan Coun­ty ordi­nance meant to tack­le the County’s grow­ing afford­able hous­ing cri­sis. On Tues­day, the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil unan­i­mous­ly approved Ordi­nance 11–2018. The Ordi­nance autho­rizes the Coun­ty to col­lect a one-half of  Con­tin­ue Reading