Topic: Real Estate

Postponed: Have A Heart Event

Written on January 15, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

This event has been post­poned — Announce­ment com­ing soon for a resched­uled date. The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust con­tin­ues to barge ahead with its goal of com­plet­ing the Sun Rise II neigh­bor­hood. Two more reclaimed clas­sic homes from the Victoria/Oak Bay areas on Van­cou­ver Island will soon be on their way to San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary

Written on January 15, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son checks in with a year end mar­ket sum­ma­ry… In review­ing the year-end results for 2017, the sales dol­lar vol­ume for the real estate mar­ket in San Juan Coun­ty per the North­west Mul­ti­ple List­ing Ser­vice was $299,943,083 which reflects an increase in vol­ume of 19.5% over 2016 when the vol­ume was $251,020,953. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Videos

Written on January 10, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Here’s anoth­er SJI Lifestyle video from Mer­ri Ann Simon­son at Cold­well Banker…

Real Estate Notes

Written on January 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son checks in with more Real Estate infor­ma­tion… Shore­line Mas­ter Pro­gram – Does It Remove Uncer­tain­ty Or Increase It? As you may or may not be aware, the Coun­ty Coun­cil has recent­ly adopt­ed updates to the Shore­line Mas­ter Pro­gram (SMP), with the new reg­u­la­tions effec­tive on Octo­ber 30, 2017. Although the new reg­u­la­tions  Con­tin­ue Reading

Home Trust Ends One Year and Begins Another with Big Land Donations

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

>Edi­tor’s note: The num­ber of homes at the Soll prop­er­ty has been cor­rect­ed to 30. The press release orig­i­nal­ly said 40 incor­rect­ly… Last week on Decem­ber 29th, the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust received a dona­tion of a par­cel of land in Fri­day Har­bor. The prop­er­ty, at the cor­ner of Tuck­er and McDon­ald Streets, is  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Preservation Trust Names New Executive Director

Written on December 13, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Angela Ander­son to “Come Home” from Hawaii to the Sal­ish Sea Decem­ber 12, 2017 — The board of trustees of the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust, a non­prof­it land con­ser­va­tion orga­ni­za­tion based in Fri­day Har­bor, announced today that it has hired Angela Ander­son as its new exec­u­tive direc­tor, effec­tive Feb­ru­ary 12, 2018. Ms. Ander­son will lead the  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Wrap-up for the San Juan Community Home Trust

Written on December 13, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

As the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust begins to draw the cur­tain on 2017, we take heart in reflect­ing on the progress and accom­plish­ments the Trust has seen this year: We wel­comed our new Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, David Gow, on May 1st and our new Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tant, Nan­cy Stark, in August. The Trust ful­ly repaid the ini­tial  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Lifestyle Series

Written on November 29, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Mer­ri Ann Simon­son is back at it again with anoth­er of her San Juan Island Lifestyle videos. This time it’s all about mak­ing chutney…

Home Trust Press Release

Written on November 27, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust held its 16th annu­al meet­ing on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 16th at the Grange. 50+ peo­ple who attend­ed enjoyed hearty dish­es, and were updat­ed with the Home Trust’s progress to pro­vide per­ma­nent­ly afford­able hous­ing by David Gow, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and Sarah Cros­by, pres­i­dent. A spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion was made by Mal­lo­ry Hagel  Con­tin­ue Reading

Homes For Islanders Announces Future Plans

Written on November 15, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Justin Roche, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Homes for Islanders, a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion, announced Homes for Islanders has pur­chased 16 lots in Fox­hall to secure them for self-help home­build­ing by 16 very low to low income indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies on San Juan Island. The con­struct­ed homes will range between 1,800 and 2,000 square feet and each house  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate News

Written on October 10, 2017 at 9:27 am, by

Here’s an update from Mer­ri Ann Simon­son on the local real estate mar­ket… The third quar­ter results for San Juan Island and the Coun­ty were con­sis­tent with the mar­ket recov­ery we have enjoyed over the last few years. Per the NWMLS, the dol­lar vol­ume on San Juan Island was $102,639,659 with a total of 198  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zylstra Lake Update

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

From the San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust, here’s an update on the Zyl­stra Lake pur­chase… Leg­isla­tive Impasse Puts Major Fund­ing Source in Lim­bo When the state leg­is­la­ture adjourned in July with­out pass­ing a Cap­i­tal Con­struc­tion Bud­get, all fund­ing for the Wash­ing­ton Wildlife and Recre­ation Pro­gram (WWRP) was put on hold—including a grant that would have allowed the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Public Comment Invited on DRAFT Stewardship and Management Plan

Written on September 29, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

West­side Con­ser­va­tion Cor­ri­dor Pub­lic Meet­ing Tues­day, Octo­ber 3 5:30pm @ Brick­works The Land Bank is invit­ing pub­lic com­ment on the DRAFT West­side Con­ser­va­tion Cor­ri­dor Stew­ard­ship and Man­age­ment Plan, an updat­ed and com­bined plan for the Limekiln, Dead­man Bay, and West­side Pre­serves. The exist­ing man­age­ment plans, while still rel­e­vant, were in need of update to ensure com­pat­i­bil­i­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Merri Ann’s Real Estate Tips

Written on September 20, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Here’s Mer­ri Ann Simon­son with more real estate tips… San Juan Coun­ty Water­front Parcels If you own a water­front par­cel in the Coun­ty, or hope to pur­chase one, I have detailed below some items to take into con­sid­er­a­tion.   His­tor­i­cal­ly, water­front parcels were the most cov­et­ed invest­ment in the islands but due to ever chang­ing reg­u­la­tions,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter About Affordable Housing

Written on August 30, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing we find this let­ter from Gay Gra­ham of the Home Trust… We con­tin­u­al­ly hear of the acute need for per­ma­nent­ly afford­able hous­ing on our islands. Not nec­es­sar­i­ly hous­ing for sea­son­al work­ers or those who wish to have a vaca­tion home. We are talk­ing about our islanders who are the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Real Estate Tips from Merri Ann

Written on August 28, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Under­stand­ing The Val­u­a­tion Process For Your Real Estate The def­i­n­i­tion of “mar­ket val­ue” is rather bor­ing sound­ing when you take into con­sid­er­a­tion that you are address­ing one of the high­est val­ue assets that a prop­er­ty own­er may have or the most expen­sive item that a buy­er may pur­chase in their life­time. Emo­tions run high when  Con­tin­ue Reading