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Buying a Home

What To Look For When Buying A Home

So, you are looking to buy a home and have settled on location, price range and size and your broker is setting up showings for you or you start visiting open houses. If you are not sure what exactly to …

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Wildlife

Wild Encounters

Living in the San Juan Islands means that sooner or later you will come in contact with our local wildlife. The islands and their surrounding waters are rich with ecologically diverse plants, sea life and wildlife. It is not unusual …

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Home Trends

Home Trends 2022

Every year preferences of home owners change. One year it is all about open concept living, while the next year in-home movie theaters and home spas are all the rage. Two years ago home offices and home gyms topped all …

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Island Living

Ferries – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

Living on a remote island, only accessible by ferry, boat or small plane, gives you no choice but to quickly learn how to work around ferry schedules. Invariably you will end up with a love/hate relationship for our most prominent …

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Activities

Sparkly Seas

Did you know that the San Juan Islands are a great place to experience the wonders of bioluminescence? “Bio what?” you might ask. Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism, such as Fireflies. Moreover, many …

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Activities

Let’s go to the Beach

With our recent record-breaking heatwave here in the Pacific Northwest and summer being in full swing, we thought it fitting to list our awesome, easily accessible public beaches on San Juan Island. What better way to refresh than to go …

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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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