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Real Estate in the

April 2017

San Juan Islands

Supplement to the Journal, Sounder & Weekly Publications

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

Magical Artist’s Sanctuary

Eagle Ridge Home with Panoramic Views

Private yet minutes to the amenities of town. Main cabin perched on grassy knoll, with separate small cottage. Sunny, South facing with fenced garden & mature fruit orchard. Cabin boasts pine interior, clerestory windows, cozy window seat bed, claw foot tub, sleeping loft, built-in shelving. Up to date 3 bedroom septic & newer roof with room to expand. Brick path leads to 128 sqft cottage - with cedar walls. Must see, an Orcas gem. No CC&Rs.

Amazing panoramic water views of East Sound & the Canadian Gulf Islands near Moran State Park and the Village. Custom-built 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Eagle Ridge Victorian-style home on 7.5+/- park-like acres with 2 gazebos, ponds, waterfall and trails. 4,000+ sq. ft. of quality construction includes: decks and balconies, vintage oak floors, wood windows, antique fixtures, 1880’s fireplace mantels, main floor master suite, office, formal dining room, den, 2 car-garage, stained glass doors, private patio garden.



Kelly Koral

MLS#: 1088399

Wendy Thomas

Mary Clure

Lisa Botiller Wolford

Locally Owned and Operated

MLS#: 1099651

Victoria Shaner

Asya Eberle

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#1 Sales Leader on Orcas Island

DESIRABLE WEST SOUND WATERFRONT 8 ACS w/co�age, guest house, barn, green house, pool & shop. Sunny exposure w/orchard. Walk to marina & near ferry. #748147


OVER 5 ACRES on Buck Mountain with lo�y sound, village, and mountain views. Desirable westerly exposure with amazing summer sunsets. Cleared building site, plans available. $350,000


ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY DEVELOPMENT close to Moran State Park. All sites w/ beau�ful water views, power & phone lines to property, water membership & community drain field.

VINTAGE WATERFRONT COTTAGE in charming Olga. Near county dock & Moran State Park. Excep�onal water presence overlooking Buck Bay. 3 BD/2 BA, mooring buoy, spacious deck.

Mul�ple Parcels




SUNNY LOT CLOSE TO TOWN ¾ AC lightly treed w/gentle slope. Good sun exposure & easy building site prep. Paid water membership. Walking distance to trails & public beach. #1095899 $135,000

PRIVATE FORESTED ACRE Mature trees & secluded, cleared building site. Sits above surrounding neighbors w/view easement. Exis�ng driveway & community well. Close to Doe Bay. #1089949 $120,000

Home With Opportunity  

5.4 ACS in quiet neighborhood only 1.7 miles from Island Market. 5+ acres, 4 BR sep�c installed, 1.5 Eastsound Water Memberships, expansion plans available. #1098430 $449,000

INCREDIBLE WATERFRONT TREEHOUSE with 4BD, 3BA, 1000’ of WF., a�ached garage. Ideal home for entertaining. Amazing sunsets. Close to Rosario Resort & Moran St. Park. $1,750,000 #778125

SOUTHWEST FACING WATERFRONT PARCEL 6-acre parcel w/about 200’ of medium bank shoreline. New will w/great output & seller to provide approved sep�c design. $595,000 #182225

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ORCAS ISLAND 18 Haven Road, Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-8000 | orcas@windermere.com www.orcas-island.com

EAGLE LAKE VIEW CABIN Nicely finished 1BD/1BA, plans to expand. Covered porch, single level. 290-AC community amenities inc. lake, ocean access, caretaker, trails, garden, and more.



  READY TO BUILD 5 ACS lightly treed w/views to south. Doe Bay Water, power, phone & driveway to build site. Installed 3BD sep�c. Space for orchard & garden.

SERENE HILLSIDE LAND Nearly 3.5 gently sloping ACS. Sunny westerly exposure, private well. Nicely forested, serene se�ng min. to West Sound Marina, ferry & Orcas Landing ameni�es.




18-AC LUXURY ESTATE IN DEER HARBOR Extraordinary custom home w/great rm, gourmet kitchen, 2BD/ 3½BA, heated pool, spa, & sauna. Incl 2-story, 1BD guesthouse & separate studio. #916825 $3,200,000

CRESCENT BEACH ½ ACRE Level lot close to Eastsound. Has Maple, Plum, Cedar & Fir trees. Electric/water w/paid water membership. Trails & public beach only a short walk away.


HIGHLANDS LOT Shy one acre partly cleared,   gently sloped w/large bldg site & filtered view. Sep�c installed, electric & water on property ready for hookup. Water membership paid. $138,000 #874425

7+ ACRES OF GRORGEOUS VIEW PROPERTY House site overlooks estate-quality pond & gazebo. Views to West Sound & Vancouver Island can be expanded. Small enclosed sleeping area. $249,000 #869609

ORCAS HIGHLANDS Savor quiet evenings watching spectacular sunsets across designed natural gardens. 2 BD/2 BA, w/ lo� office space & a�ached 2 car garage. Lot has good privacy. #923481 $579,000

SPECTACULAR WEST VIEW of East Sound & Turtleback Mt. 8.7 acs of wooded privacy. Includes installed access road & private well. Minutes to town & Moran State Park.

STUNNING & PRIVATE Deer Harbor w�t home located minutes from Deer Harbor. 3BD/3BA single level home with waterfront point. Fenced gardens, sun drenched pa�o.

SPRING POINT COTTAGE w/marine views toward Jones Island. 1BD/1BA surrounded by lovely moss covered knolls with a fenced garden. Close to Deer Harbor ameni�es & community dock.

SPECTACULAR MARINE VIEWS West facing with drama�c year-round sunsets. Excellent privacy and close to Rosario. Ready to build with water, power, phone, and sep�c installed.






QUIET COUNTRY LIVING - 3 BR 1¾ BA ranch style home near town, ferry, Westsound. Fully fiber op�c supported for internet, phone, TV. #1021609







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What We Love About Miramonee She is adventurous, inquisitive, smart, strong, sincere, capable, reliable, organized, fearless, funny and family-oriented. Office Assistant Miramonee Harrington

Breathtaking Views

Historic Shaw Island Farm

Island Time at its Best

Tranquil, Scenic 5 Acres

Bartwood Estates Parcel

Gaze over Eastsound Bay and Turtleback to Canadian islands and beyond. Neighborhood of large parcels secures value, privacy. Water system/roads maintained by homeowners’ association. Utilities to level building site.

This farm has it all: 20 acres of sunny pastures, three ponds, established orchard, meadows and forest, historic farm house, barns, workshops, greenhouse, root cellar, many outbuildings. Plus, building site with Blind Bay views!

True island time can be yours on Waldron Island, reachable only by private boat or aircraft. This 11+ acre parcel is nicely treed with plenty of room to roam, and ready for you to create your own piece of island paradise.

Tranquil, quiet, private, remote with stunning views, this property is northwest of Eagle Lake and abuts Moran State Park. Views include Mount Baker, several outer islands and Bellingham Bay. Building site cleared, well drilled.

Ready to build, level half-acre lot with mature trees in the Bartwood Estates neighborhood. Walk to the community beach; view the snow-capped Canadian Cascade peaks. Enjoy the community boat launch, dock and tennis courts.











Exceptional Waterfront Parcel in Diamond Point Preserve

Collaborating with buyers and sellers for success Discover uncommon waterfront beauty on this 12.38-acre property in Diamond Point Preserve. Headlands and beaches front on Harney Channel and ferry lanes and provide sweeping, southerly views of outer islands and the Mount Baker/Cascade Range. In this private community, special care is taken to preserve the setting and protect the adjacent 17-acre mountainside. Private water system. Cleared building site, septic design, geotech report, site plan, house plans.



with energy, integrity, action, honesty, intention, knowledge, independence, community, friendship, family.

Call T Williams Realty at 360.376.8374 • www.twilliamsrealty.com • 365 North Beach Road, Eastsound

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(360) 468-3344 • Toll free 866-468-3344 Friendly Isle Building in the Village www.wrelopez.com • wrehome@wrelopez.com



Artistic setting for this 3 BR/2 BA luxury home sited on a dramatic rocky shoreline. Excellent ferry viewing.  High quality materials used incl cherry wood floors, beaded cabinets & Corian countertops.  WF Master BR w/ a deck & hot tub & ensuite master bath w/ jetted tub, double sinks & heated floors.  Other rooms incl great room, kitchen, office, 2 BR & 1 BA.  Close to ferry landing, Odlin park & boat launch.  Launch your kayak at Spring Cove!  #603426  

This small home w/ a unique, round design & deck w/ filtered westerly views is nestled on 2 lightly wooded lots totaling 2.8 ACS. Built-in bookcases separate the living & sleeping areas while a hallway of closets offers plenty of storage.  Cathedral ceiling keeps it light & airy.  A galley kitchen boasts plenty of windows & counters.  Enjoy the sunny, terraced garden.  Outbuildings incl shop, carport & storage.  2nd tax parcel gives future bldg options.  #1097289 



10 AC setting overlooking sunny pastures to the Straits & Olympic Mtns. Oak cabinets, granite counters, field stone hearth & lots of glass in the house plus an attached 2 car garage.  The restored RED CABOOSE which sleeps 6 incl 3/4 BA & sm kitchen. The property is cross fenced - great for cows, horses & hay + 2880 S.F. barn, wood shop, equip barn, feeding bldg, green house plus fenced garden & small orchard. Additional AC available.  #1095603

7.5 sunny ACS surround this spacious & light filled 5 BR/ 3.5 BA home. The home has many extras - 9 Ft ceilings, radiant heat, covered porch, sunny breakfast room, bay windows, 2 fireplaces, skylights & more.   It would make a perfect B & B.  Attached 2 car garage + small out bldg.  Add a large fenced garden w/raised beds, irrigated landscaping, private back deck & small pasture - what more could you want for your island paradise?  #1093398

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MARCH 2017 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS San Juan: March 3 OJC Properties a Washington Corporation of Friday Harbor sold 415 Spruce St to Robert A. Walters and Gidget L. Walters of Friday Harbor for $350,000 March 6 Charles R. Collins and Anne Collins Trustees of the Ron and Anne Collins Living Trust sold 2195 Cattle Pt to Roger A. Williams Trustee of the Roger Alan Williams Trust of Friday Harbor for $731,000 March 9 Robert Sikes and Lyndalu Sikes of Elmira OR sold property on Sutherland Rd to Julie Mae Manley Trustee of the Julie Mae Manley Trust of Port Royal SC for $100,000 March 10 Arthur Lohrey of Port Townsend WA sold property on Frogs Leap Ln to Courtney Leake of Seattle WA for $137,500 Larry L. Nave of Friday Harbor sold property on Timber Ln to Morgan Asbridge and Karen Asbridge and Michael Asbridge of Snohomish WA for $115,000 March 13 Julie Shelton of Friday Harbor sold 668 Sutton Rd to Megan Anne Perry and Brenda P. Oppenheim of Friday Harbor for $457,5000 March 14 Jeanne Mitchell Lee Trustee of the Jeanne Mitchell Lee Family Living Trust sold 16 Bayshore Rd to Kurt Damon Bielawski of Dallas TX for $878,500 March 16 Robert W. Eames and Darlene C. Eames of Friday Harbor sold 135 Marguerite Place to

Dorothy Pearl Ives of Port Orchard WA for $230,000 Robert W. Eames and Darlene C. Eames of Friday Harbor sold 105 and 115 Marguerite St to Al Kaplan of Penngrove CA for $260,000 March 17 Kenneth G. Dougherty and Sharon M. Dougherty of Renton WA sold property on Little Mountain Rd to Lumma Properties LLC a Washington Limited Liability Company of Friday Harbor for $105,000 March 21 Scott Boden of Friday Harbor sold 56 Spinnaker Ln to Charles H. Hoffman IV and Meghan E. Hoffman of Friday Harbor for $166,000 March 22 Timothy M. Hill and Margaret M. Hill of Portland OR sold 184 Brooks Ln to Matthew W. Waite and Dawn M. Waite of Friday Harbor for $485,000 March 24 Gary Franklin and Annette Franklin of Friday Harbor sold 945 and 955 Guard St to Guard DAM LLC a Limited Liability Corporation of Friday Harbor for $531,375 Richard E. Durhack of Friday Harbor sold property on San Juan Island to West Valley Holdings LLC of Friday Harbor for $300,000 March 28 Geoffery Prentiss of Seattle WA sold 206 Raymond Ln to Adrian B. Kilpatrick of Friday Harbor for $345,000 Mitchell Bay Farm LLC a Washington Limited Liability Company of Sherman Oaks CA sold property in Friday Harbor to Hans Kock

and Cynthia C. Kock of Renton WA for $284,000 Susan R. Atlas of Berin MA sold 371 Spyglass Hill to Theodore R. Carlson and Paulie Jenkins of Friday Harbor for $328,300

ington Limited Liability Company of Friday Harbor sold 278 A Street # 2 to PI Family Investments LLC a Washington Limited Liability Company for $200,000

March 29 Edward E. Strickland of Seattle WA sold 520 Warbass Way to Steve Saul Feinstein of Bellevue for $2,525,000

Carol A. Smith Trustee of the David Maritial GST EXE U/A of Friday Harbor sold 4 Cobblestone Ln to Kevin Nord and Marina McDonough of Mill Creek WA for $500,000

Jeanette Erickson of Battle Ground WA sold vacant land, Lot 44 Roche Harbor Skyway to Keith Forsythe of Deer Island OR for $43,900

Steven James Brumsickle and Esther Winifred of Friday Harbor sold 320 Ross Ln to Kai Janson and Catherine Janson of Glacier WA for $510,000

March 30 Leasa A. Wangoe of Friday Harbor sold 331 Telegraph Ln to Chuck Payne of Friday Harbor for $40,000

Craig S. Youngquist and Carol F. Youngquist of Friday Harbor sold 48 Garden Path Ln to Johannes W. Krieger and Angela L. Krieger for $599,250

Paul Eisenhardt and Elizabeth Chaney of Port Townsend WA sold property on SJ Island to Robert M. Anderson and Denise M. Ireland of Friday Harbor for $135,000 March 30 SP Investments II LLC a Washington Limited Liability Company sold property in Friday Harbor to Mark G. Dearfield and Cynthia S. Dearfield of Friday Harbor for $270,000 Madison Glenn Properties LLC a Washington Limited Liability Company sold property in Friday Harbor to Well We’ll See LLC a Washington Limited Liability Company of Friday Harbor for $110,000 March 31 Katrina Fink of Friday Harbor sold 640 Nash St # E to Veaceslave Caireac and Anjela Caireac of Friday Harbor for $387,000 L-Squared LLC a Wash-

Virginia Breedlove of Friday Harbor sold 305 Terrace Dr. to Jennifer Marter and Erik Marter of Portland OR for $325,000 Orcas: March 1 Orcas Quality Loan Service Corp of Washington of Seattle Wan sold 201 Bartel Rd to Bank of America of Plano TX for 250,000 Melissa Ann Davies of Capistrano Beach CA sold 37 Huckleberry Way to Tamalyln A. Nigretto and Lisa Ellner of Vashon WA for $275,000

Maddie Ln to Winston B. Christiansen and Judith M. Christiansen Trustees of the Christiansen Family Trust of Las Vegas NV for $875,000 Robert Patrick Plaister and Dorothy J. Plaister of Eastsound sold 192 Beach Haven Rd to Tree Armogeda and Dayn Carley of Maple Valley WA for $198,000 March 20 Wendy Woodrum of Melbourne Beach FL sold property on Diamond Hill Rd to Alison Walker of Eastsound for $149,000 March 28 Jeffery D. Morris of Eastsound sold 178 Lover’s Lane to Jeffery A Resch of Paradise CA for $148,5000 March 30 Sean Demeritt of Orcas sold 278 Geer Ln to Gary Tone of Wasilla AK for $570,000 Jack D. Jackson and Marilyn Jackson of Moscow ID sold 609 Gafford Ln to Stephen Charles Tarkan of Lake Oswego OR for $475,000 March 31 Patrick Whitely and Kimberly Diane J. Whitley of Orcas sold 99 Saddle Ln to Travis Biechele and Ashley Meyer of Seattle WA for $350,000 Lopez:

March 3 Jeffery K. Finer and Stacie C. Bering of Spokane WA sold Sunset Ave to Wayne Tilson of Lawrence KS for $270,000

March 2 Constance Marie Kyser Trustee of the Testamentary Trust under will of Edwin Lee of Lopez sold 323 Kjargaard Rd to Casey Zautke and Ana Zautke of Lopez for $413,500

March 9 Douglas P. McFarlane and Marleta A. McFarlane Trustees of the McFarlane Family Trust of Gig Harbor sold 158

March 7 Scott H. Roberts of Lopez sold property on Lopez Island to George Harkness Willis and Anne Brady Willis of

Lopez for $142,5000 Mark G. Raphael and Michael M. Raphael of Anacortes WA sold 299 Nelson Ln to Darren H. Waldron and Allison S. Davis of Seattle WA for $369,000 March 10 Wells Fargo Bank of Frederick MD sold 28 Willow Ln to Zachary Keith Ahneman of Lopez for $183,900 March 13 Nathan and Sherri Kelley and Naomi DeSpain of Marysville WA sold 217 Flint Rd to Richard and Lisa Phelps of Snohomish WA for $126,810 March 15 Lopez Living LLC sold property in San Juan County to Lopez Landing Partners LLC for $450,000 March 20 Gavie Graves Trustee of the Gayle Graves Family Trust of Edmonds WA sold 3959 Mud Bay to Susannah Beverley Dunlap and Suzanne Van Slyke Walker of San Francisco CA for $202,500 Stuart: March 8 Mary Jane DeLaHunt Trustee of the Elizabeth B. Allwyn Revocable Trust and Leslie Emerson Executor of the Estate of Patricia Harison Emerson, deceased sold property on Lighthouse Rd to St. Silouans Monastery of Tempe AZ for $330,000 Shaw: March 24 Kit Allyn Abernathy of Vancouver WA sold 81 Lou’s Ln to Lynn Bahrych of Shaw for $87,5000

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Northwest MLS brokers report 50 percent spike in new listings KIRKLAND, Washington (April 6, 2017) Northwest Multiple Listing Service brokers expected an uptick in the number of new listings during March, and that expectation was met with a significant gain – up more than 50 percent from February. Members added 10,321 new listings last month, but they also reported an even greater number of pending sales (10,447), leaving inventory near historic lows. “Although we’re seeing better news for buyers related to increases in new listings during the past three months, we’re continuing to sell inventory at a faster rate,” stated Mike Grady, president and COO of Coldwell Banker Bain. “This lack of supply continues to put an upward pressure on home prices. We’re in for yet another frenzied spring,” he believes. Total active inventory across the 23 counties in the Northwest MLS service area remained below 10,000 for a second straight month. The selection of active listings rose to 9,774 for a 7.5 percent improvement on February’s volume, but compared to a year ago inventory plummeted nearly 23 percent. “It’s a straight up crazy, frenzy market in King and Snohomish counties,” said J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott. About 75 percent of homes are selling within the first 30 days, according to his analysis. The lack of supply continues to put upward pressure on home prices. The median price on last month’s sales of single family homes and condos was $355,000, up 10.9 percent from the year-ago figure of $320,000. For single family homes only (excluding condos), year-over-year prices jumped 11.5 percent, from $327,300 to $365,000. The median price for a single family home that sold in King County was $599,950, up 12.9 percent from a year ago. Adjacent counties also saw double-digit increases in selling prices for single family homes. Pierce County prices increased 11.3 percent, from $265,000 to $295,000, while the year-over-year gain in Snohomish County was nearly 10.4 percent, rising from $385,000 to $425,000. “There is much good news for Snohomish County,”

said Diedre Haines, principal managing broker-South Snohomish County at Coldwell Banker Bain. Low unemployment, plenty of available jobs, and forecasts that are optimistic for our economy are among the positives she noted, while adding words of caution. “This doesn’t mean sellers can just slap a price they like on their listing and expect it to fly off the shelf. We certainly don’t need or want [overpriced] inventory that just sits there, gets stale and becomes stigmatized. Agents need to be diligent with pricing and sellers need to be realistic,” she emphasized, noting today’s buyers are well informed and more sophisticated than in past markets. “As the first quarter ends, the South Sound market continues to bubble along,” reported Dick Beeson, principal managing broker at RE/MAX Professionals in Gig Harbor. Steep drops in inventory coupled with rising volumes of closed sales are resulting in double digit increases in prices in both Pierce County, where prices rose more than 11 percent, and Thurston County, where prices surged nearly 15.4 percent. “It’s hard to imagine what the market would be like if two things were different – more inventory giving more buyers opportunities to purchase, and if the miserable weather we’ve been having had been slightly better making house hunting and home selling a bit more fun,” remarked Beeson. The scenario is similar in Kitsap County, although at more moderate rates: total inventory is down about 3.4 percent from 12 months ago, and prices rose by a similar rate (up 3 percent). “The full blooming of the spring market in Kitsap is being tempered by the tight inventory of available homes,” said Frank Wilson, the branch managing broker at John L. Scott in Poulsbo. He also noted brokers in Kitsap County continue to see “strong traffic at open houses, multiple offers on new listings, and buyers becoming accustomed to (though not happy about) the use of escalation clauses, with marginal buyers being pushed closer to their affordability margins.” Area-wide, there is 1.3 months of inventory, with both King and Snohomish counties reporting less than

a month’s supply. Brokers say the shortages are constricting sales. Pending sales (mutually accepted offers) are down 4.2 percent from a year ago. Brokers report 10,447 pending sales during March, down from the year-ago total of 10,900, but up from February’s volume of 8,247. “March sales activity is lower than a year ago due to the fact we are virtually sold out,” explained Scott. He also said the lack of inventory is feeding the buyer frenzy for each new listing in the more affordable and mid-price ranges. The luxury market remains strong. For the first three months of 2017, the number of homes that sold and closed at prices of $1 million or more is up 60.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago (926 such sales this year versus 577 for first quarter of 2016). Northwest MLS chairman John Deely, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain, said bids over the listing price are commonplace. “We are seeing more multiple offers than ever on new listings, and all cash offers are dominating the winning bids.” He also noted some brokers are reporting a contrast from a year ago with regard to escalation closes. “Last year they were advising a buyer to bid 10 percent above the list price, this year they’re advising 20 percent over in certain Seattle neighborhoods.” Low appraisals are still occurring, according to Northwest MLS officials. “We are seeing more low appraisals on financed offers as buyers push the sales price up to new heights for the respective neighborhoods,” Deely stated, adding, “Many financed offers contain provisions where buyers will pay the difference between the appraised value and the sales price in the event of a low appraisal,” he explained. He also said some buyers are waiving other protective conditions such as inspections and title and neighborhood reviews to gain an advantage over competing buyers. Despite the hurdles, more people are getting into homes, Deely noted. Northwest MLS figures show yearto-date closed sales are up nearly 10 percent compared to first quarter 2016.

Recaps - Northwest MLS (RESIDENTIAL + CONDO)



King Snohomish Pierce Kitsap Mason Skagit Grays Harbor Lewis Cowlitz Grant Thurston San Juan Island Kittitas Jefferson Okanogan Whatcom Clark Pacific Ferry Clallam Chelan Douglas Others Total

New Jan 2017

2,272 999 1,141 365 88 144 139 93 72 54 395 19 141 47 55 25 230 27 53 3 67 44 12 22 6,507


New Jan Ttl Active Jan Ttl Active Jan % Change, 2016 2017 2016 Ttl Active

2,407 1,067 1,124 339 94 129 114 79 106 68 359 19 114 38 38 22 297 42 44 2 49 62 30 27 6,670

1,887 888 1,575 609 284 329 413 263 156 298 640 177 296 155 208 236 516 46 187 55 192 185 56 101 9,752

2,427 1,267 2,040 587 333 428 500 369 249 345 805 239 314 215 199 273 777 80 218 47 206 228 75 136 12,357

-22.25% -29.91% -22.79% 3.75% -14.71% -23.13% -17.40% -28.73% -37.35% -13.62% -20.50% -25.94% -5.73% -27.91% 4.52% -13.55% -33.59% -42.50% -14.22% 17.02% -6.80% -18.86% -25.33% -25.74% -21.08%

Pending Jan 2017

2,488 1,238 1,530 454 113 166 139 98 114 44 478 24 193 60 51 26 287 37 52 2 76 41 12 22 7,745

Pending Jan 2016

2,385 1,249 1,360 426 104 174 96 90 122 52 388 17 154 55 42 28 264 36 51 3 64 42 26 25 7,253

% Change, Pending

4.32% -0.88% 12.50% 6.57% 8.65% -4.60% 44.79% 8.89% -6.56% -15.38% 23.20% 41.18% 25.32% 9.09% 21.43% -7.14% 8.71% 2.78% 1.96% -33.33% 18.75% -2.38% -53.85% -12.00% 6.78%

Breakouts for Residential Only (Single Family Homes) and Condominium Only appear on next page

CLOSED SALES Closed Jan 2017

2,010 938 1,099 313 83 139 76 78 92 52 311 24 121 50 37 28 224 22 32 4 54 43 21 23 5,874

Closed Jan % change, Closed 2016

1,720 811 904 242 58 106 90 75 95 34 265 20 82 52 47 22 184 26 33 3 33 47 24 12 4,985

16.86% 15.66% 21.57% 29.34% 43.10% 31.13% -15.56% 4.00% -3.16% 52.94% 17.36% 20.00% 47.56% -3.85% -21.28% 27.27% 21.74% -15.38% -3.03% 33.33% 63.64% -8.51% -12.50% 91.67% 17.83%

Median $, Jan 2017

$475,000 $380,000 $267,000 $289,900 $175,000 $294,000 $162,450 $189,050 $225,500 $182,403 $255,000 $437,000 $315,000 $247,450 $350,000 $191,000 $287,625 $278,000 $128,500 $137,500 $247,500 $253,500 $245,900 $201,000 $327,175

Median $, Jan 2016

$431,502 $351,500 $240,000 $264,925 $156,000 $237,500 $133,750 $150,000 $181,000 $165,000 $239,000 $500,000 $319,975 $242,500 $271,000 $98,250 $264,950 $240,750 $128,000 $80,000 $225,000 $234,000 $241,000 $192,500 $300,000

% Chg, Median Price

10.08% 8.11% 11.25% 9.43% 12.18% 23.79% 21.46% 26.03% 24.59% 10.55% 6.69% -12.60% -1.55% 2.04% 29.15% 94.40% 8.56% 15.47% 0.39% 71.88% 10.00% 8.33% 2.03% 4.42% 9.06%

Months of Inventory

0.94 0.95 1.43 1.95 3.42 2.37 5.43 3.37 1.70 5.73 2.06 7.38 2.45 3.10 5.62 8.43 2.30 2.09 5.84 13.75 3.56 4.30 2.67 4.39 1.66

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Merri Ann Simonson

San Juan Islands, Inc.

Your Information Source Flood Insurance in the San Juan Islands

Most of the waterfront home owners in the County went through the process of determining if flood insurance is a necessity for their property when they purchased or refinanced. As you may be aware, the majority of our waterfront properties are designated as being in the flood plain as determined by the current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maps. What you may not realize is that a high percentage of the homes and other structures, when further analysis is done, may not actually require flood insurance.

The Base Flood Elevation (BFE) from the surveyor is also a key part of determining whether insurance is necessary. Once the BFE is obtained, the surveyor will then survey the property and determine the elevation of the lowest grade adjacent to the structure(s). This will confirm if the structures on the property should be insured or may be eligible to be removed from the flood zone. If the structures remain in the flood plain and you are using a lender, you must obtain flood insurance.

When purchasing a waterfront property, whether you are using a lender or not, the first step in determining whether you need the insurance is to obtain the Flood Determination Certificate. The lender will process one as part of the loan package but if you are a cash buyer, you may utilize one of the numerous services on the web for a nominal fee of $25.00. Other options include viewing the property with the flood plain map overlay on the County site. If the determination indicates the property is in a flood plain, you will want to hire a surveyor to confirm the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) for your property. The process typically takes 10 days after a site assessment is complete and the application has been submitted to FEMA. The insurance underwriters will require a BFE in order to issue coverage and if you are using a lender, they won’t close until you have a policy in effect.

If you are a cash buyer, it is a personal decision. One might want to review the forecasted Tsunami path for the County to determine if your property could be flooded and verify with your insurance agent that your policy would cover such a disaster. Chances are flood insurance will not cover global warming and sea level rise until, and if, they actually occur, and then the government would need to mandate the coverage.

As a result of the passage of the Biggert-Waters Act in October 2013, flood insurance rates through the National Flood Insurance Program have been increasing. Further, FEMA is no longer subsidizing the rates due to large loses throughout the nation due to hurricanes and other similar events. Due to increasing premiums, it will be more important than ever to determine whether your property should have flood insurance.

As in the case of your standard Hazard Homeowners Insurance, only the structures are insured, not the dirt. FEMA recently contracted with the Corps of Engineers (Corps) to complete the mapping and determine the Base Flood Elevations (BFE) for our County. FEMA then adopted those maps for regulating the insurance. The Base Flood Elevation for most of the County is 12 to 16 feet. Generally speaking if your property has a BFE of 13 feet or greater, you may be eligible to obtain a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) which allows you to waive your flood insurance. Below 13 feet, the LOMA may be more difficult. TO CONTINUE TO READ THIS ARTICLE REFER TO PAGE 9 X


WESTSIDE WATER VIEW ESTATE. Home offers 5466 sf plus covered porches and $3.75m large garage. #1044649

PORTLAND FAIR ACREAGE parcel with a mix of open sunny areas and trees on a $175k private 3.39 acres. #884962

IN TOWN LOCATION that is walking distance to all town amenities and fair $360k grounds. . 4BR/2BA #1083158

INTERIOR LOT at Cape San Juan on the corner of Vista Way and Cape Drive. Lot $114k offers .70 of an acre. #1061755


WEST SIDE LOT in the Carefree Heights neighborhood. Lot offers mossy rocks $169k and Madronas. #1061761

ROCHE HARBOR LOT. Water, power, sewer, high speed fiber and phone in the $119k road. #513740

CAPE SAN JUAN waterfront lot with 3BR septic, moorage facilities, pool, and $399k water system. #856586

build with preliminary home design included. #1061921 $134.5k

COLDWELL BANKER SAN JUAN ISLANDS | 105 spring street | friday harbor | 360.317.8668 | www.sanjuanrealproperty.com

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Flood Plain

Continued from page 81A Bottom line, if you have waterfront property, it is most likely designated as being in the flood zone by FEMA unless proven otherwise by a Professional Land Surveyor. The recent updates to the maps have further enhanced the consumer protection. To view the REVISED flood maps and the BFE in your general neighborhood you can use the link: https://tinyurl.com/mvg5rmk If the structures as surveyed are above the flood plain, then the improvements and a portion of the parcel may be eligible for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). To obtain a LOMA, you should hire the surveyor again, as they process these on a regular basis and are familiar with the zillion forms required by FEMA. The surveyor will submit the application for a LOMA to FEMA and the process is 2+/- weeks. The total cost is approximately $2,200-2,500. I believe this to be money well spent as the $2,500 represents about 50% of the annual flood insurance premiums on a typical San Juan County waterfront home. The time frames to complete a BFE and a LOMA are within the standard purchase contract term of 45 days; however it is recommended that a prospective seller process this information in advance of listing the property. If you are working under a tight time frame, another option for a buyer is to close on the purchase with your loan and flood insurance; then, obtain the LOMA after closing. If you currently own waterfront property and are paying for flood insurance, it may be beneficial for you to move forward with the possible LOMA so that you can avoid paying premiums. It will also help expedite the sale of your property in the future as the LOMA runs with the land and can be used by a buyer. Once you secure the LOMA, you will need to send that into your lender’s loan servicing department which may take a few more weeks. They will issue you a Waiver of Flood Insurance Notice which is your invitation to cancel your flood insurance. The insurance firm should prorate back your premiums for any unused term. This article is for informational purposes only. As each property has unique characteristics, property owners should check with their licensed flood insurance agent to determine their options and the best solution regarding their flood insurance.

We have numerous surveyors in the County that process the applications for Base Flood Elevations and Letter of Maps Amendments, I recommend the following: Bob Wilson – San Juan Surveying, 378-2300, www.sanjuansurveying.com Andy Holman – Holman Land Surveying, 378-0338 www.holmansurveying.co, Bob Anderson – Star Surveying, 378-5072 www.starsurveying.com If you have any questions about our current real estate market, please be sure to contact me. Merri Ann Simonson, Managing Broker – Sales Manager, Simonson@sanjuanislands.com mobile: 360-317-8668 www.sanjuanislands.com/PDF/floodinsuranceMerriAnnSimonson.pdf

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360.317.6277 | www.sambuck.com 105 spring street | friday harbor | washington 98250

HOME ON ACREAGE 37± acres of pristine forested land with a nicely finished 1088± sf cabin plus a detached 2-car garage with a kitchen, a second story art studio and 2 bathrooms. Enjoy the pond, walking trails, and light grassy roads. #1091830 $825,000

WATERFRONT HOME 2356± sf plus guest quarters above garage, 1.3± acres bordering 8+ acres common area with medium to low bank shoreline, plus another 1.6 acres of common area with a tennis court and pond. Close to Roche Harbor Resort and marina.. #1048087 $2,200,000

HOME ON ACREAGE Secluded 23± acres adjacent to 450± acre town watershed, 3400± sf, 2 bed/2 bath main house with 2 living rooms & 2 kitchens, hot tub, decks, 320± sf guest house, large shop, and two ponds. #668667 $795,500

CLASSIC TRADITIONAL ORGANIC FARM 1980± sf, 4 bed/3 bath fully restored farmhouse; 6000± sf barn, commercial kitchen, outbuildings, garden beds, pond, pastures, and substantial infrastructure. #224505 $799,000

WESTCOTT BAY WATERFRONT HOME 2175± sf, 3 bed/3 bath, great room, large deck, beautiful views of the bay, attached 3 car garage, asphalt driveway, mature landscaping, a bulkhead with steps to the beach, southeast-facing 0.59± acre lot with 109’± wf in Roche Harbor area. #862045 $935,000

WATEFRONT & DOCK DECATUR ISLAND 79± acres, 2000’± wf, beach, protected bay, private deep water T dock with 90’ float, 10 buildable lots, installed water system, power & telephone to each lot, metal building, short boat ride from Anacortes. #262118 $3,350,000

WATER VIEW ACREAGE 4± acres just outside the town limits. Beautiful south-facing pasture property with views of Griffin Bay & Dinner Island, and only a short walk to a very nice public beach. Includes a well. #509251 $347,000

WATER VIEW HOME 3000+ sf on the main level and 2000+ sf on the lower guest level, water views from nearly every room, multiple decks, an oversized two car garage plus guest parking, and located only 800± feet from down town. #1081637 $1,595,000

HOME ON LOT Updated 1946± sf, 4 bed/3 bath home with first floor master, propane fireplace, granite counters, large decks, fantastic sun exposure, great sunsets, attached 2-car garage, shop/shed, greenhouse, fenced garden. #1100485 $435,000

LARGE ACREAGE 80± acres of heritage farm land about 3.5 miles from town with a southern slope, mix of trees & meadows, fairly level fenced pasture, and distant Olympic Mtns view. Good access road and zoned one residence per 10 acres. #546378 $945,000

WATERFRONT HOME WITH DOCK Cobblestones, warehouse beams, and extensive masonry are the hallmarks of this beautifully appointed 3900± sf south-facing waterfront home with a private & protected deep water dock with a 65’± float. #553607 $3,295,000

WATERFRONT HOME WITH DOCK Outstanding home with 2700± sf, 3 bed/2.5 bath, a truly spectacular cook’s kitchen, many high-end features, 1/2 interest in a deep-water dock, beautiful views of the bay, #1085523 $1,695,000

WEST SIDE WATER VIEW HOME 10± acres, high end NW contemporary with 2200± sf, in-floor radiant heat, fireplace, granite counters, a 450± sf guest house w/ deck & water view, and walk to 150 acres of public waterfront. #29052901 $995,000

WEST POINT CONDO 1400± sf, 2 bed/2 bath, 2nd floor unit with oak flooring, granite counters, southeast exposure on the deck, views across the bay from Pearl Island to the channel around to Roche Harbor resort, and a 40’ deep-water boat slip. #1100979 $765,000

WEST SIDE ESTATE Premier location with 8000± sf of beautifully distinctive living spaces, attached guest suite, 2-bedroom guest house, extensive decking, exceptional landscaping, and nearly 11 acres with 770’± shoreline in three parcels. #574447 $3,745,000

WATERFRONT HOME NW contemporary with skylights, large windows, an entryway solarium that connects the main house to the second house for a total of 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, low-bank shoreline with beach, and unimpeded views across SJ Channel. #1059596 $995,000

WATER VIEW HOME ON ACREAGE Spectacular 30± acres on the south end of Mt Dallas with sweeping views across the straits to the Olympics. Variety of mature fruit trees, fenced gardens, fully fenced, tennis court, and a 1624± sq, 2BR/2BA home. #969977 $1,150,000

HOME IN TOWN Turnkey & well established B&B; Craftsman style with private baths in every room, private kitchen, dining area, original built-ins, sun porch, deck, patio, hot tub, two studio cottages, and zoned multifamily. #724347 $711,000



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San Juan Islands, Inc.



THE WESTSIDE HIGHLANDS. 52± acre neighborhood of only 10 lots. overlooking Haro Strait. Prices starting at $375k

WATERVIEW HOME. Lovely sunny and private location at Hannah Heights with $535k water & Mtn. views. #764626

DEVELOPERS DREAM. Amazing opportunity with numerous possibilities. These two acreage parcels have multiple building sites with astounding views. 80 +/- acres in two tax parcels, $2.477m excellent well, power, and electricity zoned for 17 lots. #764626

GORGEOUS 6 acre parcel, Westside San Juan, with filtered Olympic mountain and $247k Strait views. #765840

PORTLAND FAIR. Sunny and level acreage near town- over 1.5 acres, with water , $129k power, and phone. #1059168

WESTSIDE WATERFRONT with vacation rental permit! Near Snug Harbor Marina. Whale watching from your deck and great sunsets. Wildlife viewing platform sits at waters edge. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, fully furnished. #1055846 $775k


WATERFRONT LOT. Gorgeous forested lot at Mineral Heights with views of SJ Channel $249k and outer islands. #965512

AFFORDABLE. Bright and cheerful 3 spacious bedroom 2 bath home great for first time home buyers. #1067811 $260k


OUTSTANDING AND PRIVATE view acreage ready to build- sweeping views of Mt Baker & Cascades, San Juan Channel,

GOLF COURSE HOME. Immaculate 3BR/2BR home with expansive views of the course and beyond. #1083670 $479k


SWEEPING VISTAS If you are looking for a killer view, sun, and privacy, this home perched on the SW corner of San Juan has much to offer. 2600 SF, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, crows $729k nest office, and detached garage on over 2 acres garage. #962557

WATERFRONT HOME with shared dock close to Roche Harbor. 3 separate pieces totaling 11.95+/- acres. #1097348 $745k

NANCY YOUNG | 105 spring street | friday harbor | 360.317.1755 | www.buysanjuanrealestate.com

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10 Acre parcel

Wooded View parcel

Beautiful Acreage

Territorial Views

Nestle your new home into the hillside overlooking your 10+/- acres of land, ready for your horses. #1098745 $289,000

Griffin Bay Waterfront Home with Guest House

Beautiful, new custom home finely detailed and meticulously built with top quality materials, on 2.68 acres and 200’ of rocky shoreline with private cove beach. Stunning views of Mt Baker, islands, and sea life. Bluestone patio with roaring fireplace for outside entertaining, heated slate floors, spacious, separate guest quarters . #1011390 $1,998,000

San Juan Islands, Inc.

5+ Beautiful Acres just outside of town limits Expansive, protected views over protected $229,000 farmland #763733

Beautifully wooded parcel with views to the east over valley. Build your new dream home! #1093461 $179,000

Sunny 3.28 acres with territorial views over large pastoral acreage. Very pretty lot near $220,000 Mt. Dallas. #915390



EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT. ONT. FR ER Located in upscale neighborhood. AT W D N SHAW ISLA ine views ar #914101 m l na $479,900 io pt ce ex 12 acres of 126 $425,000 75 #9 . ve co et ck and po

CATTLE POINT HOME. Cape Cod Home with Haro Strait views. #1098553 $695,000

CRAFTSMAN HOME. use. On 5.890 acres with guest ho99,000 $7 9989

CASUAL ELEGANCE. Craftsman style home with 1200 sf guest house. #1094023 $870,000



STUART ISLAND RETREAT. SLICE OF PARADISE. A private dock, 3 cabins, 29.49 d waterfront parcel on . acres and 2098’ of shoreline 00 Shaw Islan#869652 $275,000 0,0 Bay. Blind $1,75 #810022

COMMERCIAL COND Near ferry landing in OMINIUM the business district. the heart of #1101854 $425,000


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300+ ft of protected west facing waterfront. Quality finished home. 2 master bds, radiant heat, great kitchen. Beautiful view of protected bay. BILL GIESY



Spectacular views from this high bank waterfront lot. 50Mbps fiber optic access available. 1/2 acre, 3 bed septic design close to town & Roche Harbor. Shed with platform loft. Fall in love now! DENECE KOST



Convenient, comfortable in-town condo. 2/2 w/loft. New flooring, s/s appliances, quartz counters, fireplace, skylight, deck. End unit. Off-street parking. Affordable, adorable! Great price & location. DENECE KOST






Gorgeous 5 ac view parcel in Mineral Point Highland Acres. Community beach and buoys. PAT O’DAY



Beautiful, private 5 acre parcel with excellent sun exposure, mossy knolls, firs & madrone trees. Private well & power to property. Several select building sites on lush, sunny land. SAMANTHA BRYNER



French courtyard charm w/incredible views! High-beamed living room w/fireplace, high tech kitchen. Master suite w/fireplace. Charming garden studio. Stairs to a private cove. LINDA MCMAHON




PE #930097






Perfectly-placed waterfront home. Meticulously kept, tastefully updated with timeless appeal. Open design, floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kitchen, full guest quarters. Private forest lane to 2.28 acres and 448’w/f. MARY JANE ANDERSON

Sunny large lot, fenced back yard, newer neighborhood close to town. 4 bed/2 ½ bath, en-suite master. Propane fireplace. One car garage. End of cul-de-sac. MARY JANE ANDERSON

Sunny, private waterview acreage! 10+ acres w/panoramic views. The perfect getaway site for your dream home or cabin. Driveway, GREG KING/SYBIL MAGER well, 4 bed septic design, power to lot.





Custom built home, end of road privacy. Open concept, cherry cabinets, SS appl. travertine, radiant heat, jetted tub, French doors, garden, pond, greenhouse. Garage w/studio, bath & deck. Common area acreage, barn, stables, walking trails.. REBECCA HUGHES



Spacious, move-in ready home on acreage! 4.4 sunny ac. 2080 sf, 3 bd, 2 bth home w/spacious liv rm, lg rec room w/woodstove. Sliding glass doors, firepit for evening gatherings. Mini orchard, raised garden, greenhouse. GREG KING/SYBIL MAGER



Valley/mtn views, lg fenced pastures, set up for horses. Water piped to pastures. Serene forested knolls. Lg Texmo bldg., greenhouses, seasonal stream & marsh/ pond. LOTS of wildlife! VAL MCCLURE

Warbass Waterfront lot w/54’ft Luxury Marina Slip! One of the last opportunities to build on Friday Harbor! Coveted 125’+/-ft waterfront w/spectacular views. Lot perched above sheltered, gated, year round luxury marina w/private tram, town location. Plans avail.




Rare opportunity to own part of San Juan Valley. 20 acres of sunny, cleared property just outside of town limits with sweeping views of False Bay & Olympic Mountains. May be divided to 2 parcels. GREG KING/ANNIE BRYANT



Exceptional Foxhall lot. Easy slope for access. Building site on bluff above street.

Deep Smarts, Big Hearts, Remarkable Results 50 Spring Street, (360)378-3600 or (800)262-3596 • www.windermeresji.com

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Residential Real Estate • Luxury Properties • Land Development Commercial & Investment SAN JUAN ISLAND

Annie Bryant 360 298 0649

Travis MAGER 360 298 0628

Greg King 360 298 0390


To better serve Orcas Island

we are excited to announce the addition of Marlis Sandwith to our team!

SYBIL MAGER 360 298 0627



$395,000 Amazing 6.5+ acre view parcel with southern exposure! Private and ready to build, ready for glamping. Private well, 4br septic and camper. 180 degree mountain and island views. MLS #1098388

$1,510,000 Custom home with view of San Juan Channel, Mt Baker & San Juan Valley. 4200 sf 3 bed 4 bath home on 5 acres. 4000 sf view deck with spa, outdoor shower & kitchen. MLS #874970

$739,000 Roche Harbor Resort

$1,295,000 Garrison Bay Waterfront with Dock! A magical combination of blue water, beach, and garden oasis. 2240 sf 3 bed 2.5 bath home with updated shared dock. MLS #924357

$415,000 Spacious move-in ready

home on 4.4 south facing acres! 2080 sf 3 bed 2 bath home w/mini orchard and greenhouse. Minutes to Roche Harbor, beaches, and the trail system. MLS #1088720

$1,250,000 San Juan Vineyards, this gated piece of paradise overlooking the valley, 32+/- acres with 5.1+/- acres of estate vines, winery/facility, pavilion, barn, chapel, and tasting room. MLS #966639

$695,000 Embraced by lush

$495,000 Commercially Zoned

Living at it Finest! Casa Pacifica offers 2 bed/2.5 bath, den. Enjoy Roche Harbor Resort amenities including marina, dining, spa, pool, tennis, and more! MLS #825969

A Northwest native and Orcas Island resident...

Marlis has lived the better part of her life close to extended family in the islands. With formal studies in Political Science, Marlis has developed an affinity for community by working with several public organizations in San Juan County, as well as several island schools. She presently represents Orcas Island as a Land Bank Commissioner. A certified Waldorf teacher, Marine Naturalist, and Writer, she brings her experience to the board of the Funhouse, and is active in supporting school sports, the arts, and extracurricular activities. As a broker with twelve years experience, Marlis is well versed in guiding clients through the intricacies of San Juan County real estate. Fascinated with real estate since childhood, with a keen eye for design, Marlis has now come full circle! MARLIS SANDWITH 360-298-1375 marlis@OrcasLiving.com

grounds, a vintage cabin rests back from no bank waterfront boasting stylish, yet simple living space. The detached waterview studio awaits your touches. MLS #1037070

50 Spring Street • Friday Harbor, WA 98250 info@SanJuansRE.com • www.sanjuansre.com

Vintage Craftsman Home! Character and charm emanate from this 2115 sf 3 bed 1.5 bath home. Use for a business or potential for vacation rental. MLS #1005602

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Cape San Juan parcel features a deep-water shared dock opposite community marina. Secluded wooded driveway leads to a nearly level building site with views. MLS#1086235 • $395,000 Roberta Kent

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Charming eco-built cabin on Madrona Point. 360 degree views of water, woods sunrise, sunset & quaint village. Walk 1 block to town, beaches & public dock. MLS#1014907 • $440,000 Kathryn Bowes

PENDING - Orcas Island

Nice sunny 5 acres close to town & lavender farm. No CCR’s, 2 GPM drilled well, phone and power close by. MLS#743784 • $159,900 Roger Williams

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Custom designed log home with filtered water views over San Juan Channel. Cathedral ceiling invite entertaining with expansive master suite/loft. MLS#1021706 • $473,500 Roberta Kent

Braveheart Estate. Private 23 acres. 3bd/6Bath, 4,134 sq.ft. GRAND views of water, Mt. Baker, Canada & Northern Lights! MLS#1087920 • $1,895,000 Kathryn Bowes

Award winning home with approx. 220 feet of water frontage located on beautiful Humphrey Head. Spacious and cozy with views from every room. MLS#1097042 • $849,000 Roger Williams

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Linda McMahon

Call me for a free evaluation of your property in today’s market. 50 Spring Street, Phone: 360-317-8163 www.sanjuanlife.com • linda@sanjuanlife.com

San Juan Island

Inventory is low if you would like a market evaluation call me. G




Beautiful madrone grove entrance to newly remodeled waterfront home on Fish Creek at sunny Cape San Juan. From your spacious deck, enjoy wildlife year round: deer, fox, heron, nesting geese and so much more. Walk out your front lawn to superb paddle boarding, kayaking, or other water sport. Miles of park trails to explore. Home has delightfully private feel in a lovely quiet neighborhood. Cape SJ amenities include community beach, swimming pool, and private Marina. #1098015........................................................................................................................................................................$649,000 Wake up to beautiful sunrises from this custom built 3569+/-sf home on 5.38+/- ac.4 BD/ 3BA,reminiscent of a lodge & remodeled in ‘06-completed on ‘08,offers features such as uniquely textured int walls,open floor plan w/ floor to ceiling fireplace,gourmet kit& radiant heat flooring in kit, laund room & master bath. Views of San Juan Channel, Yellow Island & tip of Orcas & Waldron islands in the distance. Very private property, fruit trees and a shared pond as well as an ornamental pond.


Incredible Vistas, 10+ acres at the top of Mt. Dallas some of the most expansive stunning unobstructed 180 degree + views. The views from this parcel are indescribable. Optional building sites, private well, power and a gazebo. Extensive excavation just completed, new road and level building site.

Located at Capron’s Landing Warbass Way Marina. Dues include use of water, pump out facilities w/ restrooms, showers & coin operated laundry pwr/ph. 3 car short term parking area, 72 hr parking available on the street. Long-term shared parking lot at the end of Harrison Street. The house boat is not included.


#29156670................................................................................$695,000 French courtyard charm surrounded by fruit trees. High-beamed living room with wood-burning fireplace and adjacent dining room with high tech kitchen. Master suite with fireplace that serves the bedroom and bathroom includes heated towel rack and bidet, heated tile floor and a water feature. Charming garden studio/study. Incredible views! 1100 sq ft of Ironwood decking with hot tub. Stairs to a private cove adds to your enjoyment of this beautiful waterfront home and location. #1019538


The ultimate “Eagle’s Nest”view lot on San Juan Island. Private 10.98 acres on Mt. Dallas features a breathtaking building site perched at an elevation of 950ft. An expansive 180 degree view that includes Mt. Baker, the Cascade Range, Mt. Rainier & the Olympic Peninsula. The near view takes in Orcas, Shaw, Lopez, and San Juan Island from San Juan Valley south to Haro Straight. 30+ GPM well, vested 4 bedroom septic design, power at the entrance & recent survey. This is a rare opportunity!! #826076










French courtyard charm surrounded by fruit trees. High-beamed living room with wood-burning fireplace and adjacent dining room with high tech kitchen. Master suite with fireplace that serves the bedroom and bathroom includes heated towel rack and bidet, heated tile floor and a water feature. Charming garden studio/study. Incredible views! 1100 sq ft of Ironwood decking with hot tub. Stairs to a private cove adds to your enjoyment of this beautiful waterfront home and location.



West facing waterfront on Fish Creek. Nicely treed, sunny, easy build lot in well established subdivision includes community pool. Priced $106,000 below assessed value.



Private secluded south facing acreage. Entrance pillars at the beginning of the driveway with a circular drive. Nicely treed, beautiful mossy rock knolls throughout the 5 acres, open glades, a pond lots of possibilities. The current structure is owner built, it is not habitable, includes a water catchment system. See attached MLS Supplements for description of the recorded First Right of Refusal.

Secluded 5 acres surrounded by forest and beautiful rocky knolls. Migratory birds enjoy the seclusion of the huge pond on the lower end of the property. Potential for a view of San Juan Channel and outer Islands. Property borders 76 acres of Land Bank Property.




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. Prime location for whale watching in the summer. The home features three bedrooms, four baths including steam shower, sauna and jacuzzi tub and outdoor hot tub, access to a private viewing deck on the second level as well. #782966



Beautifully appointed home. Located on the first fairway of the San Juan Golf Course. Custom built in 1999 it features a beautiful entry, gourmet kitchen, cherry hardwood flooring and cabinetry throughout. 3 bedrooms 2.75 bath’s an upstairs entertainment room and much more. Established perennial landscaping and foliage. Vacation Rental Permit included. See attached P&L’s $395.00 per night. #954257


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