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San Juan Islands

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Orcas Island


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All Islands, Orcas Island

Turtleback Mountain, Orcas Island

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PO Box 171 Eastsound, WA 98245 360.376.2145 www.orcasislandrealty.com

O R C A S I S L A N D R E A L T Y llc Located next to the Historical Museum on North Beach Road

West Sound Hampton Near the Orcas Landing Style

Spring Point Luxury

Rare West Facing Lot

Western views, gourmet kitchen, master suite with luxury bath, hardwood floors, mahogany decks. Lower level has 2 bedrooms, bonus room plus private hot tub deck. Immaculately maintained 2 car oversized garage. Spring Point’s private dock and south facing beach.

Waterfront lot on Montgomery Lane near Eastsound Village conveniences. Majestic madronas and year round sunsets are yours from this level lot with a paid Eastsound water hookup. Recent price reduction is well below assessment.

Quality west-facing water view home on 5+ acres in Victorian Valley. Two bedrooms with master on the main floor, two baths, large office/living space, fireplace, fully finished 2 car garage, charming studio building. A gem of a property…

Enjoy the serene Victorian Valley area in this comfortable 4 bedroom home located on 5 private acres. Covered back porch, fenced garden/yard, pasture, forest & shared pond. Detached barn w/power is an ideal shop space. Large bonus room w/ bath upstairs. Attached 2 car garage.

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MLS# 127741

Deborah Hansen

Harvey Olsan

Kristen Slabaugh

Marty Zier

Mary Clure

MLS# 241579

Lisa Botiller Wolford

MLS# 313235

Victoria Shaner


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San Juan island February 2013 Real / Other estateislands transactions Orcas Island

San Gabriel, CA sold a one week Kitts, Trustees under Joe Kitts Lopez Island time share in a condominium Trust of Arlington, VA sold Marilyn Anderson, Trustee of February 1 at Lagoon Shore, 132 Armadale land only, 200 Hawk Hill, to February 4 the MJA Revocable Trust of Maureen Rogers of Lopez Island Rd., to New RH, LLC of Roche Margaret Alic of Eastsound Eastsound sold land and a build- Gary Fisher Revocable Trust of sold land and a building,742 Harbor for $8,600. sold land and a building, 725 ing, 1035 Mount Wooland Rd., Orcas Island for $142,862.00. Richardson Rd., to Jeffery Ross Buckhorn, to Demetrio Salinas to Kristine Trulin of Seattle for Michael Murray and Mary of Lopez Island for $42,750. February 14 of Eastsound for $115,000. $745,000. Clure of Eastsound sold land Quality Loan Service Corporation Beverly Weinel of Tumwater only, 1/10 interest in Lots 2 & February 11 Marsden Brimhall, Susan of Washington of San Diego, CA sold land and a building, 252 Gregory Marshall of Seattle 3, section 26, township 37 N, sold land and a building, 1969 Cayou Valley Rd., to John and Brimhall, and Ann Bailey, range 2 W, to Hart Greer, LLC sold land and a building, 1459 Yacht Haven Rd., to GLEPCO, LLC, Trustees of the Brimhall Trust of Susan Kimball of Eastsound for Bakerview Rd., to Brook Monroe Seattle sold land and a building, of Eastsound for $55,000. Loni Hinton, and Zachary Hinton $211,000. of Seattle for $200,000. 225 Bay Head Rd., to Gary Piaget of Bellingham for $495,503.80. of Deer Harbor for $272,000. February 27 February 5

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Robert and Margie Brubaker Bishop, White, Marshall and February 21 of Terry, MT sold land and a Weibel of Seattle sold land and Jeanette Miller of Eastsound building, 294 Elderberry Ln., a buiding, 421 Scott Hill Rd., to sold land and a building, 325 to Jeffrey and Shayna Smith of Washington Federal of Seattle Olga Rd., to Stuart and Anne Eastsound for $450,000. for $185,200.38. Presson of Petaluma, CA for $310,000. February 6 February 28 Jerald and Carolyn Morris of LaConner sold a condominium, 172 Lover’s Ln., #A102, Driftwood Condominiums, to Catherine Derzay of Lopez Island for $55,500.

Patricia Lohman, Trustee of the Patricia Lohman Revocable Trust of Eastsound, sold land and a building, 2898 Raccoon Point Rd., to Daniel and Cathy Torres of Huntington Beach, CA for $15,000.

Hiram Stickney, Trustee of the Jane Reback Stickney Family Trust of Eastsound sold land and a building, 399 Lovers Cove Rd., to Laurie Abin, Eric Paerols of Green Cove Springs, FL for $1,100,000.

Gary Jonassen, Michael Frizzell, Marc Frizzell and Teresa Sonneborn of Portland, OR sold land and a building, 325 Doe Run Rd., to Robert and Anne Hummel, Trustees of the Hummel Revocable Living Trust of Woodland Hills, CA for $415,000.

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Lerennie Anderson III of Tempe, AZ sold land and a building, 3011 Pear Point Rd., to Joni and David Kilefner of Highland, CA for $660,000.

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Elena Thoms of Friday Harbor for $1,056,800.

February 25 James and Marilyn Schutz of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 68 Laughing Meadow Ln., to Ronald Hanson and Arlene Graham of Lake Oswego, OR for $667,000.

February 26 Christine Hinkle of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 34 Oak Hill Dr., to John Geyman of Friday Harbor for $400,000.

February 28 The Heirs and Devisees of Donna Gavora, deceased of Friday Harbor sold land and a building, 14 Red Fox Ln., to Mary Lou Sternitzke of Friday Harbor for $505,000.

Edith Dickinson of Friday Harbor John and Bertha Posel of sold land and a building, 825 Other Islands Arlington sold land and a build- Argyle Ave., OJC Properties, Inc. February 5 ing, NE ¼ of SE ¼ in section of Friday Harbor for $275,000. Saltwater Adventures34, township 35 N, range 2 W, February 22 Washington, LLC of Stanwood to John and Julie Kuhlman of February 13 Kalama for $375,000. Elena Thoms, Trustee of the sold land and a building, Lot 6, The Cove on Stuart Island to Lisa Lamb Washington Federal Savings Quality Loan Service Corporation Wayne Thoms and Elena Thoms 1710 Seneca, LLC of Eastsound February 22 of Roche Harbor for $65,000. of Bellingham sold land and of Washington of San Diego, CA Revocable Trust of Friday Harbor, sold land and a building, 172 James and Sandra Dagnon, a building, 328 Island View sold land and a building, Lot sold land and a building, 1452 February 21 Marilee Ln., to Thomas and Gail Trustees of the Dagnon Rd., to Armando Arguello and 18, Cape Saint Mary’s Estates San Juan Dr., to Wayne and Anderson of Santa Clara, CA for Revocable Trust of Dallas, TX Alva Blake of Eastsound for on Vera Ln., to JP Morgan Chase Elena Thoms of Friday Harbor Robert Holmgren, Trustee of the $305,000. sold land and a building, 22 $209,900. Robert Holmgren Living Trust of Bank of Jacksonville, FL for for $1,056,800. Key Dr., to Linda Bannerman, February 15 Michael Poindexter and James and Carol Gilliland of $252,615. Wayne Thoms by and through Clovis, CA sold land and a buildAttorney in fact, Elena Thoms ing, S ½ of SW ¼ of NE ¼ of SE James and Jessica Haug of Olga Christine Rose of Longview for Olga sold land and a building, ¼ of section 13, township 37 N, sold land and a building, 137 $680,000. 127 Mt. Entrance Rd., to Philip San Juan Island under durable Power of Attorney of Wayne Thoms of Range 3 W on Waldron Island, to Cougar Ln., to Avinoam Shmueli and Tauna Evans of Seattle for February 4 Friday Harbor sold land and a Robert Herrick II and Beth Kraft and Andrea Reback of Kirkland February 25 $105,000. Roger and Maureen Bryant of Joe Kitts, Michael Moloneybuilding, 1452 San Juan Dr., to of Thornton, CO for $50,000. for $405,000.

San Juan County - Area Statistics Report for the Month of February 2013 Active Listings Report - Residential & Condominium


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San juan Island See all listings locally to nationally

sanjuanislands.com (360) 378-2101 • (800) 451-9054 property@sanjuanislands.com • 105 Spring Street, PO Box 100 Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 Exceptional custom waterfront residence with 333’ of waterfront on 2.3+/- acres. Distinctive architecture throughout. Property includes a stunning guest home and gardens. Plus lots of sun. What’s not to love? #236781 $1,695,000 Lanny Carver

Historic Farm on 25+/- acres. Farm Home remodeled, including studio and separate Caretaker’s Home. Fenced, irrigated pastures, gardens & orchards in excellent location. #3232433 $1,200,000 Lanny Carver

Craftsman home with stained glass entry, vaulted ceilings, Douglas fir beams, custom cherry cabinets/ built-ins throughout. Large master w/sitting area, porch & walk-in dressing room. #353661 $950,000 Lanny Carver

Waterfront home with expansive south-facing views. 2 bed/2.5 bath with gleaming hardwood floors, custom granite counter tops & fireplace. #337351 $799,000 Kelly Snow

Custom built log home on Lopez Island with nearly 6 acres plus 382’ of privately shared beach. 3 bedroom & 2 baths plus sun room & fireplace. #403238 $595,000 Lanny Carver

Cape San Juan cabin with a no bank gravel beach. Cabin offers one bedroom, a den with closet and two baths with open floor plan, sunny deck with expansive view of Griffin Bay. 131’ on the beach. #123925 $550,000 Merri Ann Simonson

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3 bed/2 bath waterfront home with views down Mitchell Bay. 366’ at the edge of tidal flats with total privacy that includes a separate artist studio. #397722 $549,000 Jane Sawyer

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Waterfront condo at the Cannery Village. Unit offers 2 bed/2 baths with approx 1115+/- sq ft. Remodeled in 2008 with a new kitchen, dining room and both bath. Vaulted ceilings, great views, fireplace, walking distance to town amenities. #448017 $410,000 Merri Ann Simonson

13 Murphy #419759 Beautiful 10+/- acre parcel on Orcas Island with a mixture of rock outcroppings, mosscovered knolls, forest plus filtered water views. #419759 $265,000 Lanny Carver

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Choose from three North Forty building lots. All lots offer community water system and private roads in a fire safe neighborhood close to town. Lot 6 @ $110,000, is .71 of an acre. Lot 7 @ $110,000 is .97 of an acre, & lot 21 @ $110,000, is 1 acre. #452049 Merri Ann Simonson

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Waterfront home on Garrison Bay’s interharbor with views of English Camp. Offers 998+/- sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and an open floor plan. The lot is 1.47 acres with approx 214’ of low-medium bank frontage. #80263 $450,000 Merri Ann Simonson

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Home on the golf course with views of the course and distant mountains. 3 bed/1/75 home offers approx 1884+/- sq ft. Open floor plan, extensive decks, hardwood floors, 2-car garage, workshop, and a hot tub. #419335 $445,000 Merri Ann Simonson

Charming farmhouse in pristine condition. 3 bed/1 bath with vintage fixtures, fruit trees, shrubs & perennials enclosed by a white picket fence. Pastoral views with pond & outbuilding. #353581 $389,000 Jane Sawyer

Home near town. 2 bed/2 bath single-level on south-facing 1-acre parcel. Includes vaulted ceilings, attached 2-car garage, fenced miniorchard & storage shed. #329130 $299,000 Maryellen Foster

Built in 1940, this very special 2 BR home in town has the charm of its era and the conveniences of the 21st Century incl. vinyl insulated windows, granite in the kitchen and a heat pump. Great condo alternative with no homeowner’s dues! #451423 $258,000 The Holm Team

4 adjacent lots in Friday Harbor zoned commercial with some restrictions. Individually priced at $148,560, $148,560, $159,890 and $178,330. Exc. development potential. Total of 1.75 acres. #403291 Kelly Snow

Tastefully updated 3 bed/2 bath home in Smuggler’s Cove. Residence features circular drive, partial water & sunset views plus separate shop/studio. #427933 $375,000 Denny & Judy – The Holm Team

Charming toy store in the heart of downtown Friday Harbor. Well established business that’s close to the ferry landing. Price includes fixtures & equipment. #376041 $35,000 Maryellen Foster


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Paula Sundstrom 360-378-7817

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South-facing craftsman home near town with 3 bedrooms & 2.25 baths. Master suite on main floor, great room with fireplace & vaulted ceiling. Garden beds, fruit trees & partially fenced. #316430 $370,000

Gorgeous, well-designed 3 bed/3 bath waterfront home with master suite plus kitchen with top appliances plus boat house, sun deck & guest cabin. #340390 $1,475,000 Steve Buck

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We are currently processing our Real Estate Showcase of property listings for 2013 and if you are considering selling property during the next year, Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands is interested in assisting you. This publication is one of the best tools to offer a seller due to it’s wide distribution. Our showcase is used in all of our relocation packages and sent electronically to our buyer database. It is a free handout at our office, at Roche Harbor Resort and on the Anacortes-Washington State Ferry run. The deadline for this publication is March 31, 2013 and it will be available for distribution in May. Contact your favorite Coldwell Banker agent.

Charming farmhouse on 5 acres. 3 bed/1.75 bath in sunny location with great backyard with both sun & covered porches plus 3-car garage & shop. #442385 $339,000 Steve Buck

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South-facing waterfront home near Roche Harbor on .46+/- acres with 94’+/- of mediumbank with beach access. Open floor plan with master suite, vaulted ceilings, deck & 2-car garage. #386535 $495,000

The most affordable waterfront home with a deep water dock. 2 bed/1 bath in a great location on .94+/- acres of waterfront, 1488+/sq ft of space plus a boat house. #386729 $975,000 Steve Buck


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san juan Island Nancy Young

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Upscale Victorian farmhouse on 21+ acres, beautifully restored with the finest masterials. South-facing & very private with views of the Olympics & Straits. #387094 $1,495,000

Vintage San Juan Island waterfront homestead on 2 tax parcels on over 72 acres with 3100+/- sq ft home, guest house, shop gardens & 300’ of sandy beach. #339192 $3,900,000

Nicely appointed home on 5+/- acres near town. Private & sunny 3 bed/2.5 bath with mature landscaping & fencing, pond with small dock. Spacious master suite + attached garage, heated shop/ studio & more. #416409 $660,000

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Great view of the harbor from this 50’s vintage home with 1600± sf, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a 2-car garage built in 2007. Close to town center & ferry. #28110293 $377,000

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Outstanding 3 bed/2.5 bath water view home with beach access. 2850+/- sq ft, a bonus room plus beautiful hardwoods & marble counters. Just 1 block from premier beach. #369321 $549,000

Private 10+/- acre parcel with sweeping southern & western water views across Haro Strait, Vancouver Island & the Olympics. Secluded in a sunny setting with power & phone to the property. #454217 $198,000

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Charming cottage on Orcas Island. 2 bed/1.75 bath with vaulted ceilings, hemlock trim & beautifully landscaped. Includes access to commons area such as lake, beach, hiking trails, etc. #353215 $339,000

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Sunny waterfront/lagoon near town with fabulous views of the Olympics & Griffin Bay. Large lot with 50’s home has tons of potential. 3 bed/2.25 bath with deck. #454857 $399,000

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West side waterfront property that includes 150’+/- of beach, tidelands & a mooring buoy. Custom 2 bedroom home with loft/den plus detached garage/shop with RV parking that includes 720+/- sq ft guest house. #338487 $1,150,000

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105 Spring Street, PO Box 100, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 A PRIVATE OASIS 2796+/- sq ft home located on 8 + acres with pond, meadow, forest & fruit trees offers quality craftsmanship a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, sunken living room & music room, separate guest quarters & a shop. Island living at its finest. #443563 $735,000

WATERFRONT home w/private beach access. 3 bed/1.75 bath, ample decking, boat house & ramp, shop area, clam digging, vacation rental permit & walk to Roche Harbor Resort & Marina! #371746 $650,000

Striking 9.5+/- acre parcel is in a private & peaceful setting with panoramic water views. Property includes a driveway into the building site, power, phone & a private well. #416348 $499,000

Classy in-town hideaway located in quiet neighborhood within walking distance to all amenities. Includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, attached 2-car garage plus fenced yard with hot tub, large master bedroom and small water view. #331768 $328,500

Waterfront Property! Located in a fabulous neighborhood, this parcel offers low bank frontage, great views and privacy. Walk-out community beach & moorage within easy walking distance. #27985 $519,000

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san juan island Sam Buck

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360-317-6277

105 Spring Street, PO Box 100, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 WATERFRONT ESTATE Rare opportunity to own 30± acres with over 1500’ of waterfront with gravel beaches and accessible rocky shorelines. Stunning views. 2 tax parcels. Adjacent 10± acres available. #28143229 $6,950,000

WATERFRONT ACREAGE It is exceedingly rare to find 10 acres of south facing waterfront on the whale watching coast of San Juan Island. A well, septic permit, and survey will be provided prior to closing. #375499 $2,450,000

HANGAR AT FRIDAY HARBOR AIRPORT 984± sf, wing section: 41’ x 16’, tail section: 20’6” x 16’. NO sewer or water. Subject to an “Assignment of Lease” for the land under the improvement which is owned by The Port of FH. #412903 $75,000

LAKE VIEW ACREAGE 4.4± acres, easy building site, moss covered bedrock, Madrona, Fir and Willow trees, road, power, telephone, and a community water supply that’s under development. #351833 $215,000

ACREAGE 5 acre parcels on Little Mountain each with private drilled well, 4-bedroom septic permit, road maintenance agreement, and wooded with some clearing. Seller financing. #95977 $188,000 - $219,000

DECATUR ISLAND WATERFRONT ACREAGE 3± acres, 280’± of high bank beachfront, southeast exposure, power, telephone, road to the property line, and a well will be provided. Island amenities: public roads, airstrip, and commercial passenger vessels. #448234 $335,000

WATER VIEW ACREAGE 24± & 16± Acre Parcels: very private, open rocky knolls, conservation easement, water views across straits to Vancouver Island & Olympic Mtns, north to Gulf Islands & BC Mtns, and east to Mt Baker. Seller financing. #114821 $310,000-$355,000

WATER VIEW HOME 25± acres with a western exposure and distant views to Haro Strait & Olympic Mtns across San Juan Valley. The 3 bed/2 bath house is dated but rentable, in ideal setting, and only a few miles from town. #450245 $645,000

ACREAGE Four 4± acre parcels. Prior to closing, a 4-bedroom septic permit will be provided and a private well will be drilled that produces a minimum of 1,000 gallons per day. #29133610 $149,000-$179,000 EACH

ARCHITECTURALLY EXQUISITE WATERFRONT HOME New contemporary home with 2578± sf, 2 bed/2.5 bath, extensive use of glass for amazing light, outdoor kitchen, beautiful landscaping, 2-car garage, and steps to a sandy beach. #414618 $2,500,000

WATERFRONT HOME & GUEST HOUSE Special property on a point, and next to a community beach, with a 2260± sf main house, a waterfront guest house, and a detached 1 car garage with a studio/ office and a workshop above. #421414 $1,445,000

WATERFRONT HOME with DOCK 3150+/- sf, 4 bed/3 bath home in Roche Harbor area with protected deep water dock, 200’+/south-facing low bank shoreline with concrete bulkhead, private beach, and mixed landscaping. #455433 $1,245,000

WATERFRONT HOME 2170± sf, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, boat storage, 1.24± acres, 110’± wf, picture perfect views, vacation rental permit, with 800’ of public beachfront adjacent to the north. #304888 $895,000

WATERFRONT HOME 1792± sf, 3 bed/2 bath, 1.2± acres, and 131’± high-bank waterfront with views of Waldron Island & the Canadian mountains to the north. RV parking. Close to a waterfront county park. #344185 $695,000

WATERFRONT LOT Rare Warbass Way waterfront in Friday Harbor with 125’± wf, views of bay & Mt. Baker, close to ferry landing. Building of 2 units is possible. Include 54’ boat slip for add’l $150,000. #309815 $769,000

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WATERFRONT HOME Roche Harbor area, 3 bedroom / 2.5 bath home, steps to beach, substantial bulkhead, asphalt driveway, and easy walk to the resort center or airport. #29078359 $865,000

WATER VIEW ACREAGE 360’ high mountain top with: 85+/- acres, distant water & mountain views, multiple private building sites, zoned R-5, great all day sun, and only about 5 miles from town. #448209 $1,295,000

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All Islands How are we doing? Revenue on the rise Strong finish in 2012; 4th quarter reveals ‘dramatic’ bounce in some key sectors By F. Milene Henley, county auditor

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’ve often waited in Council Chambers while some room-filling discussion of land use or roads projects or open space programs finishes up. Then when I step up to talk about the county budget, the room clears like a bad wind had just passed through. I’m pretty sure it’s not because no one cares about Journal file photo the budget. But listening to Auditor Milene Henley someone talk about the budget — where’s the drama in that? 2012 was not a dramatic year for San Juan County. Our unemployment did not go away, our housing inventory did not clear, and our county budget did not magically balance. But in several sectors, signs of recovery were apparent. Interestingly, the sectors which are leading us out of recovery are the same ones that led us in. In April of 2009, when the county committed to a $1 million dollar budget reduction, the problem was that although the county’s largest sources of revenue – sales tax and property tax – appeared stable, what was referred to then as “the other third” of revenues were failing to perform. At that time, property tax and sales tax each represented about one-third of the county’s general fund revenue, with the “other third” comprised of a variety of miscellaneous revenues, many of them service-based. Charges for goods and services, for example, as well as licenses and permits, fines and forfeits, and interest all fall into this category. Later in 2009, sales tax went the way of the other third, ultimately dropping about 13 percent from the previous year, a dip from which it has yet to recover. Property taxes — our most reliable source of revenue — came in as usual, but most other revenue sources dipped, many to their lowest point in years. Since 2009, county revenues have foundered. Except for voter-approved increases in property tax and sales tax, revenues have reflected the global and local economy, with loss of jobs, sharp drop in home sales and construction, and little economic growth, even after the recession officially ended in June of 2009. By comparison, 2012 brought welcome relief. Property tax collections continued strong, and sales taxes crept up a bit. But the real news was in the “other third.” It wasn’t all good news. Interest income, with artificially low rates and less cash to invest, continued to drop, and fines and forfeits, always a small source of revenue, dropped again. But the revenue sources that suggest economic growth improved. In particular, licenses, permits, and charges for goods and services in the Community Development and Planning Department bested last year’s results by almost 35 percent. In addition, intergovernmental revenue to the general fund hit its highest point ever. Outside the general fund, some special revenue sources also showed significant improvements. Lodging taxes increased by 15 percent, and Land Bank real estate excise taxes by a staggering 60 percent. Now that’s drama! Drama or not, 2012 ended on an upbeat, and I am cautiously optimistic that these trends will continue into 2013. So, if you ever have the chance to hear me talk about the budget, slow down and listen – it might be more interesting than you think.

– This guest column was first published in the March 6 edition of the Journal on page 7

A Butterfly makes a spectacular appearance at the San Juan Island Garden Tour.

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Home & Garden April 2013 Special Section

Providing a full schedule of activites & events plus, informative feature stories. This special section of The Journal, The Sounder, & The Weekly will be distributed to over 7500 readers throughout San Juan County and also online in our new Green Editions!

Copy & Sales Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2013, 12 pm Publication Dates: Week of April 17, 2013 For more information call 378-5696


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SAN JUAN Island Big Hearts… Deep Smarts… Remarkable Results

SAN JUAN ISLAND

Newly remodeled FOUR bedroom home in-town with marine & mt. views, deeded beach access on a level lot on dead-end street. Easy walk to town, schools, theater and library. REBECCA HUGHES 445 FRIDAY AVENUE MLS#450104 $359,500

Newer one- level home w/ walls of windows for natural lighting. Extra lg kitchen, attached oversized garage storage & laundry area. Quiet & semi-private located only five miles to town. Owner/agent. REBECCA HUGHES 4274 Roche Harbor Rd. MLS#453812 $349,500

Close to all Roche Harbor amenities: marina, swimming pools, hiking trails, spa and restaurants. Extraordinary vacation rental income potential. Greenbelt on 2 sides. ANNETTE SHAFFER 25 Cobblestone – Starfish Cottage, MLS#64330, $675,000

Home close to all Roche Harbor amenities: marina, swimming pools, hiking trails, spa and restaurants. Extraordinary vacation rental income potential. ANNETTE SHAFFER 35 Cobblestone – Seaglass Cottage, MLS#64331, $637,000

Space to experience all of Roche Harbor amenities: marina, swimming pools, hiking trails, spa and restaurants. Excellent vacation rental income potential. ANNETTE SHAFFER 4 Cobblestone – Cricket Cottage, MLS#64340, $485,000

Steps away from Roche Harbor amenities. Home offers spacious living for guests and good potential for vacation rental income. Greenbelt and woodlands on 2 sides. ANNETTE SHAFFER 43 Cobblestone – Saltwater Taffy, MLS#64362, $675,000

Roche Harbor waterfront penthouse condo w/ gorgeous views of Harbor & resort. Includes 40’ boat slip in private marina. Walk to spa, dining, cafe, grocery, retail shops, tennis, pool, boat launch & airstrip. ANNETTE SHAFFER 182 Armadale Road, #5, MLS#178820, $799,500

Hilltop House has one of the best views of all the Carriage Houses. The designer interior w/ furnishings being sold Turn-Key. Excellent income producer. Roche Harbor resort amenities a short stroll away! ANNETTE SHAFFER 15 Captain Garthney Lane, MLS#342538, $720,000

Immaculate one-level home 10 minutes from town. Large deck w/San Juan Channel views. Beautiful grounds and a 2-car detached garage with a fenced-in area. DEBBIE DARDINELLI 63 Point Caution Drive, MLS#453430, $625,000

Beautiful Mineral Pt. home w/amazing water & mountain views. Mooring buoy, float dock & beach access. Wooded, private & wonderful. DEBBIE DARDINELLI 57 Stony Point Lane, MLS#368363, $1,385,000

Spacious waterfront estate w/private beach, views and 9+ acres. Seasonal dock & float, swimming pool & mature landscaping. The best of beach-front island living. DEBBIE DARDINELLI 115 Topaz Lane, MLS#403664, $2,395,000

Excellent town location w/ Beach Access to launch Kayaks into Friday Harbor. Three bedroom/ two baths home w/ sunny views of the Harbor. VAIL McCLURE 485 Friday Avenue, MLS#357720, $396,000

A treasure on beautiful SJI. Perched above tranquil Kanaka Bay and sandy beach. Captivating SW views & whale watching. Comfortable home w/ decks for entertaining. VAIL McCLURE 1148 Kanaka Bay Road, MLS#344406, $995,000

Secluded and meticulously-crafted water view estate w/ artisan flair. Your guests will love the storybook guesthouse. VAIL McCLURE 246 Sanctuary Lane, MLS#201179, $1,799,000

Vintage 1929 Brick Tudor Home w/fenced area for garden or pets. Enjoy Roche Harbor Resort amenities, walking easement to private airstrip & community beach access. BETTE CANTRELL 73 Pearlie Lane, MLS#446243, $315,000

6 Tips For Buying An Older Home

Older San Juan Island homes sometimes offer more charm and character than the newer ones. Buying an old house is like buying a piece of local history. However, it can be fraught with potential problems. Plus, if they have not been maintained correctly over the years, they can turn into a serious money pit or a potential hazard. Iron pipes, asbestos and single pane windows are some of the things to look for. To see all of the details, go to our blog at fridayharborsji.com and in the search box, type "Older Home".

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Linda McMahon, Broker

SAN JUAN ISLAND

50 Spring Street, Office: (360)378-3600 or (800)262-3596 www.sanjuanlife.com • linda@sanjuanlife.com Turn-Point, 4 bedroom home with 2 bedroom guest house on two acres,”as well as an established vacation rental”(a rarity). Enhancements include open living space, cedar siding, crafted log work,pine, ir & bamboo floors.Hard-scape throughout featuring concrete counter, granite backsplash, carpeted floors, storage/loft & metal roofs. Additional outbuildings include woodsman-style workshop & playhouse. Fire pits,driftwood swings & custom privacy screens add character & charm to this lively property. # 424982 $727,000

Views of Canadian Mountains and San Juan channel. Built in 2004, this home offers an open kitchen, dining and living area with lots of sun and takes advantage of the water views through large windows and glass doors leading to the deck. Situated on 1.59 privately wooded acres next to a community pond, this property also has access to community waterfront. #445778 $325,000

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Multipurpose opportunity located within walking distance to the town of Friday Harbor and conveniently close to the Friday Harbor Airport. Filtered water view of Griffin Bay. Currently being used as a residential home, the 3284+/- SF, 5-bedroom, 2 bath building has multiple options for commercial or Residential use. A fantastic opportunity for business and/or residence! #346622 $465,000

Secluded quiet acreage surrounded by forest, view of Puget Sound and Orcas Island. 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, backup diesel generator, propane heat and water heater. #309133 $399,000

See the lights of Victoria and coast of Vancouver Island to Sydney B.C. View the International waters and shipping lanes to Canada and Alaska. Beautifully constructed drive to the building site. Close to Whale Watch Park and San Juan County Park (Boat Launch). #198580 $378,000

Turn-Point, 4 bedroom home with 2 bedroom guest house on two acres,”as well as an established vacation rental”(a rarity). Enhancements include open living space, cedar siding, crafted log work,pine, ir & bamboo floors.Hard-scape throughout featuring concrete counter, granite backsplash, carpeted floors, storage/loft & metal roofs. Additional outbuildings include woodsman-style workshop & playhouse. Fire pits,driftwood swings & custom privacy screens add character & charm to this lively property. #189971 $550,000

284 Culver San Juan Island

View of the Port of Friday Harbor. Great location. Rarely on the market, 1800-sq. ft. craftsman home in town on dead-end street. Two-bedroom, 2.5 baths, extra large den, fireplace, garage and basement storage. Spacious rooms with upper and lower decks, patio entrance, skylight above entryway. Vaulted wood ceilings, Brazilian cherry and oak floors. View the sunrises, ferry traffic and 4th of July fireworks from this beautiful home. Close proximity to town amenities. #345113

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Enjoy great views of the Olympics & False Bay from this well designed home at the Oaks. This very comfortable light/ bright, super good cents, energy efficient home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a spacious open kitchen and family room with separate living room. This home also features hardwood floors as well as a large attached storage room and carport. #348451 $139,000 Expansive views of San Juan Valley, Mt Baker and the Cascade Range from this Northwest Contemporary home on a quiet secluded 2.27 ac, 8 min from town. Enjoy the attention to detail throughout this 3,384 SF, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an office, plus large walk in pantry. This home features: a gourmet chef’s kitchen Dacor cook top, Sub Zero refrigerator/ freezer, surround sound, vaulted ceilings, and a kaleidoscope of views from every room. The land features a fenced in, raised vegetable garden. #364817 $825,000 Incredible Vistas, 10+ acres at the top of Mt. Dallas some of the most expansive stunning unobstructed 180 degree + views of the Straits, Olympic Mt. range, Trout Lake, Cascade Mt. range & Mt. Baker. Your own hillside paradise with complete privacy. The views from this parcel are indescribable. Optional building sites, private well, power and a gazebo. #29156670 $615,000

819 Smugglers Cove San Juan Island

Stunning “Turn Key” water-front home on San Juan Island. Expansive views of Haro Straight, Olympic Mountains and the lights of Victoria on Vancouver Island, and beyond. This home is the premier location on San Juan Island for whale watching in the summer. This newly remodeled home features three bedrooms, four baths, including steam shower, sauna, Jacuzzi tub, and outdoor hot tub. Property is a premier vacation rental on San Juan Island. Income information available upon request. #210083 $1,395,000

Real Estate in the San Juan Islands - March 2013  

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Real Estate in the San Juan Islands - March 2013  

i20130327111312229.pdf