Topic: Real Estate

Real Estate with Merri Ann

Written on May 23, 2018 at 5:35 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son checks in to share more Real Estate infor­ma­tion with you… Home Inspec­tions and Their Role in the Real Estate Trans­ac­tion If you are a buy­er or sell­er, I bet you thought just get­ting under con­tract was stress­ful for all par­ties but in real­i­ty, the home inspec­tion and/or fea­si­bil­i­ty response and asso­ci­at­ed nego­ti­a­tions are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Boat Buying Video

Written on May 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares anoth­er of her San Juan Island Lifestyle videos…

County Seeks Proposals for an Affordable Rental Housing Project on Lopez Island

Written on May 4, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Fol­low­ing a pub­lic hear­ing on April 24, 2018, San Juan Coun­ty offi­cial­ly released a Request for Pro­pos­als (RFP) to pur­chase .8083 acres of land sit­u­at­ed in Lopez Vil­lage for the devel­op­ment of afford­able hous­ing rental units. San Juan Coun­ty seeks an expe­ri­enced developer(s) to pur­chase a par­cel locat­ed on Fish­er­man Bay Road in Lopez Vil­lage.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Eagle Home Mortgage has Moved

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Here’s a note from Tra­cy James at Eagle Home Mort­gage… Eagle Home Mort­gage has a new home!  We have moved from the inte­ri­or of Sun­dries Court (the for­mer Geri’s Mall) to a 1910 Sears Roe­buck & Co cat­a­log house at 555 Spring Street next to Uptown Cof­fee. As a sub­sidiary of the largest home builder  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Lifestyle Videos

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares anoth­er SJI Lifestyle Video. She says this one shows you some tell­tale signs to rec­og­nize an islander.

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Written on April 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares her Real Estate report… The first quar­ter results for San Juan Island were a puz­zle to me and required extra analy­sis. San Juan Island’s dol­lar vol­ume for the quar­ter reflect­ed a decrease of 28% as com­pared to the same quar­ter in 2017. In 2017 the dol­lar vol­ume was a 31% increase  Con­tin­ue Reading

Home Trust Awarded $200K

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust has been award­ed $200,000 by the Wash­ing­ton State Hous­ing Trust Fund to par­tial­ly fund the build­ing of four afford­able homes. The Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Com­merce announced the list of awardees March 22. The Home Trust is one of 13 home own­er­ship orga­ni­za­tions across the state to receive an award,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Real Estate News with Merri Ann

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares this real estate infor­ma­tion… IRS Sec­tion 1031 — Tax Deferred Exchange Anoth­er pos­i­tive sign of real estate mar­ket recov­ery for our Coun­ty is an increase in buy­ers and sell­ers uti­liz­ing a 1031 exchange. Dur­ing the reces­sion when appre­ci­a­tion was non-exis­­tent there were no gains for buy­ers and sell­ers to defer. Many  Con­tin­ue Reading

Morning Arrival

Written on March 21, 2018 at 8:49 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this pho­to from ear­ly this morn­ing. This is the barge arriv­ing at Jack­son’s Beach with 2 new homes for the SJ Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust. High tide at 5:00 AM was the best time for unload­ing. The homes are now on their way across the Lafarge Open Space (the old grav­el pit) to  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son shares anoth­er entry in her San Juan Islands Lifestyle Video Series. This one is about the San Juan Island Yacht Club Fish­ing Derby.

Letter from Deb Langhans

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Here’s what’s in the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing… Greet­ings, Friends & Fel­low Com­mu­ni­ty Mem­bers, I’ve just learned about plans to rezone our old con­va­les­cent cen­ter into com­mer­cial prop­er­ty so pend­ing buy­ers can replace it with a hotel. If you believe that pro­vid­ing for our local com­mu­ni­ty’s needs–present & future—should take prece­dence over accom­mo­dat­ing more tourists,  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJI Lifestyle Videos

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son is back with anoth­er entry in her San Juan Island Lifestyle video series. This one is all about the pros and cons of liv­ing here.

Housing Town Hall

Written on March 3, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Com­ing up on Fri­day, March 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Fair­grounds there will be a Hous­ing Town Hall to explore the top­ic: Afford­able hous­ing in San Juan Coun­ty This event is being coor­di­nat­ed by the San Juan Island Women’s Group, and spon­sored by many local busi­ness­es, all list­ed on the attached fly­er.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Home Trust Fundraiser Postponed

Written on February 2, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Piz­za Pad­dle Raise Post­poned The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust has post­poned its “Have a Heart Piz­za Pad­dle Raise” fundrais­er, orig­i­nal­ly sched­uled Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 10 at the San Juan Grange. It will be resched­uled at a lat­er date. Raf­fle tick­ets for the fun child’s bat­tery-pow­ered Tes­la will still be avail­able for $50 each at the Home  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s SJI Lifestyle Video Series

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son is back with anoth­er of her videos… This San Juan Island lifestyle video shares the 2018 Roche Har­bor Der­by.  It offers tips on fish­ing and dancing.

Orientation for New Home Trust Board Members

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust held an ori­en­ta­tion ses­sion on Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 20 for new mem­bers of its Board of Direc­tors. It was the sec­ond year the Home Trust has held the get togeth­er, which famil­iar­izes recent­ly elect­ed board mem­bers with their legal respon­si­bil­i­ties under Wash­ing­ton law, as well as the Home Trust’s pro­grams,  Con­tin­ue Reading