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Why Determining Your Home Equity Matters

When it comes to homeownership, many people consider their houses not just as a place to live but also as a valuable asset. While selling your home might not be on the horizon right now, understanding the equity in your home can have numerous f...

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Probate and Real Estate – What You Need To Know

By Jean Groesbeck   I received an informative email from Chicago Title and Escrow that I believe is worth sharing. Keep in mind that while it provides valuable information, it is not a substitute for legal advice, and the rules m...

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10 Reasons to Visit Anacortes, WA

One of the key aspects that makes Anacortes, WA so magical is its breathtaking natural surroundings. The town is situated on Fidalgo Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of the Salish Sea and embraced by lush forests and majestic mount...

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The floor to ceiling wall of windows was a new concept when this home was home was built, proving that excellent architecture is timeless.

Selling your home in Anacortes: Tips and tricks

Selling your home can be a daunting task, but it is an important step to take if you are looking to move to a new location, upgrade to a larger home, or downsize. Whether you are a first-time seller or have sold homes in t...

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Mortgage Terms Every Buyer Should Know

Mortgages can be complex and confusing, especially when you are not real estate savvy. It's important to understand the terms associated with them in order to make informed decisions about buying a home, especially in Anac...

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Anacortes WA Neighborhoods

  Anacortes, WA has several neighborhoods known for their beautiful homes, quiet streets, and convenient location. Here are a few of the top neighborhoods to consider if you're thinking of living in Anacortes, WA:   Skyli...

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Can You Compete With Cash Offers?

Can you compete with cash offers? Absolutely!               Many aggressively priced homes for sale are still receiving multiple offers. If you are trying to purchase one of these hig...

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When your loved one can no longer live alone

After my mother had fallen in her home a couple of times, it was time to have the difficult conversation about how we would keep her safe, providing the best quality of life as she aged; it was obvious she could no longer live alone. Getting R...

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The Epitome of Island Living in Anacortes

The Groesbeck Group just listed this stunning 20 acres +/- waterfront property in Anacortes WA. Clark Point is a gated luxury estate with approx. 810’ of sandy waterfront with easy beach access and tideland ownership. This destination e...

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Updating Your Home

You updated your home but...how long ago? Do you want to update your home but don't know where to begin or how to get the best return on your investment (ROI)? Here are some ideas: Kitchen Kitchens are the gathering place where you wan...

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Selling your home – cash in on your investment

If you are thinking about selling your home, this is still a great time to sell especially in Anacortes WA, and Skagit County. There is no doubt that the real estate market has changed tremendously in the past 2 years. Home prices have gone ...

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Life in Anacortes WA

If you are moving to Anacortes, WA, or planning a trip to our little island, here is what you can expect. Anacortes, WA, is located on Fidalgo Island and is one of the world’s premier boating destinations. While this city of approximately ...

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Estate Planning for Pets

If you are like us, pets are more than pets, they are part of the family, we sometimes even customize our Anacortes homes to make them more pet friendly! We want to enjoy them and give them the best life possible but, have you ever thought ...

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Life is not forever…if not now, when?

Housing patterns are fascinating to watch as each generation tends to move based on lifestyle changes that have many similarities. Baby Boomers are facing the impact of the "life is not forever” realization, which the Pandemic magnified. That...

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The Only Thing for Sure is Death, Taxes and Change

Once again, we see changes in home buying patterns as the number of vaccinated people increases. The real estate industry saw a shift in buyer patterns from cities to more rural areas in 2019 and 2020. Due to many companies switching to the ...

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Pet-friendly homes

Our pets are part of the family, and in some cases, they rule the family! This is being translated into a new home design trend ... a room dedicated to a pet. A huge percentage of the population in Anacortes, WA are pet owners. A pet room mi...

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Buyer Fatigue Is Real

You might have heard of buyer fatigue, and it is real. Many home buyers have submitted offer after offer on homes only to be outbid by another buyer or trumped by a cash offer. Some homebuyers feel manipulated by sellers and are opting o...

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