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Home Maintenance

Septic System 101

As more and more people move from cities to more rural areas, we figured it was time to talk about septic systems! Many folks are unaware that homes in rural areas are not connected to city sewers. In the San …

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Home Maintenance

Spring Cleanup

The days are getting longer and the birds are busy practicing their love songs. The frogs are serenading us through the night and crocus and daffodils are starting to add color to flower beds and fields. Spring is well on …

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Real Estate Tips

Seller’s Market – Tips for Buyers and Sellers

The real estate market really heated up this year, causing low inventory across the board. We are now in what is called a seller’s market. All it really means is, that number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the …

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Real Estate Tips

Seller Home Staging 101

What is home staging?

Home staging is the process of adding, removing and rearranging furniture and decor, hence dressing up the home to make it look exceptional for listing photos and showings. Home staging is an important marketing strategy that …

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Island Living

Orcas Island – The Gem of the San Juans

You start to get a sense of peace as soon as the ferry pulls out of Anacortes and heads for the San Juan Islands. As the ferry winds its way through the mesmerizing and ever-changing waters of the Salish Sea …

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Beach

Waterfront, explained!

When you think of a waterfront property, you will most likely envision a sandy beach with gently lapping waves, right? Well, that is not always the case, seeing as waterfront properties come in all shapes and sizes. Waterfront can be …

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Activities

The Lure of Lighthouses…

I always had a fascination with lighthouses. As a kid I knew lighthouses mostly from looking at pictures because I grew up in a landlocked country. I didn’t see one up close and personal until I was 18 on a …

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Activities

Camping in the San Juan Islands

With recent snowfall and windy and rainy winter days, camping might not necessarily be on people’s minds! However, camping in the San Juan Islands is very popular and the campgrounds fill up quickly. Hence, the earlier you make reservations the …

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Buying a Home

Home Buying Vocabulary For First Time Buyers

If you are buying a home for the first time the experience can be quite overwhelming. There are terms and words  that you may not have heard before, or might just not quite be sure what it all means in …

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