skagit county: Skagit County Median Home Prices Are Holding Steady in 2010 - 11/05/10 11:19 AM
Skagit County Median Home Prices Are Holding Steady in 2010.
We keep hearing on the news about all the doom and gloom about the economy and falling home prices that the media can muster. However; here in Skagit County it just ain't so!
The economic report for October 2010 showed that America gained 151,000 jobs. This was more than double the predicted gain according to Reuters. Woohoo!
Reviewing the statistics from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) Monthly Recaps from January through October 2010 shows that the median home prices are holding steady in 2010. Woohoo!!
We've got a long way … (0 comments)

skagit county: A Housing Shortage in Skagit County? - 08/27/08 03:22 PM
Since President Bush signed the Housing Bill on July 30th, I've experienced a huge surge in business!  I was curious to see if it was simply me having some good results, or if there has been a shift in the market.  I ran a search of homes for sale in Mt. Vernon, Burlington, and Sedro Woolley priced under $300,000.  There are currently 422 Active listings in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS).  There are an additional 101 homes that have Contingent/Pending transactions on them.  That is a very healthy number!  It indicates that a Seller's Market is on the way!  A … (2 comments)

skagit county: The press is catching on.... The market has hit bottom! - 08/27/08 09:18 AM
I just watched the video below reported by Conway Gittens of the Reuters news agency. The real estate market nationwide had a nice rebound in July, offering hope that the worst is over!Consumer confidence showed a sharp rebound as well...Enjoy the video!

I've been experiencing a solid resurgence of business since President Bush signed the Housing Bill at the end of July. The inventory of homes priced under $300,000 in Mount Vernon, Burlington & Sedro Woolley is down to a 4 month supply of homes, suggesting a Seller's Market... Thats right, I said a Seller's Market.Believe it.... It is coming.

skagit county: 78 Feet of Big Lake No-Bank Waterfront | Mount Vernon, WA - 08/27/08 07:52 AM
Just Listed:
78' of Beautiful Big Lake No-Bank Waterfront go with this nice appx. 7,800 sqft lot on a peaceful dead-end street on the sunny side of Big Lake. Bring your plans and build your waterfront dream home! 
Plat of Record Certification showing that is IS eligible to be considered for development permits is on file.
Bring your imagination and your building plans to this fantastic property!  Your dream home awaits!
Asking Price: $385,000
Click Here to go Directly to the Listing & Printable Flyer


skagit county: Good News for Existing Home Sales Nationwide!! - 08/25/08 04:25 AM
In an article released today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) announced that existing-home sales rose in July to the highest level in 5 months!!
In the article, NAR's chief economist Lawrence Yun states that home prices in some regions could soon increase!
How does this relate to our little corner of the world in Skagit County??
I looked at the market activity.  There are all the signs of a healthy market...
In the towns of Mount Vernon, Burlington, & Sedro Woolley, there are 773 Active residential homes on the market.  There are 126 with Pending/Contingent Sales.  This number shows … (0 comments)

skagit county: Nookachamp Hills Will Be The Starting Point for the 2008 SICBA Home Tour - 08/06/08 05:01 AM
The 2008 Skagit-Island County Home Tour will be September 12-14.
The first house of the tour will be one my listings in Nookachamp hills.  The 3,731 Sq.Ft. 'Sheadon' model by Chaffey Homes is a great home with a Fantastic Kitchen, Luxurious Master Suite, and Spectacular Lake and Mountain Views.
The Hours for the 2008 SICBA Home Tour are:-  Friday       Noon       - 6:00pm-  Saturday   10:00am - 6:00pm-  Sunday     11:00am - 5:00pm
Nookachamp Hills is a Planned Residential Community with beautiful homes still being built. Situated just a few minutes Northeast of Big Lake, most homes come with beautiful Territorial Views of the local forested … (0 comments)

skagit county: Nookachamp Hills - 07/31/08 05:46 AM

Nookachamp Hills is a Planned Residential Community with beautiful homes still being built. Situated just a few minutes Northeast of Big Lake, most homes come with beautiful Territorial Views of the local forested hills or of Big Lake itself.... or both. There are several builders that have built/are building homes in this development - including Hansell Mitzel Homes as well as Chaffey Homes, and Christopher Homes among several others.
You can learn more about Mount Vernon's Nookachamp Hills development by visiting  It is still in the building stage and will be for at least a couple more years.

skagit county: The Housing Crisis Is Over - 05/16/08 02:00 AM
The Housing Crisis Is Over According to an article in the Wall Street Journal on May 6, 2008 by Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, "the housing market is bottoming right now." (Click here to read the article for yourself.)

It finally feels like Spring in Skagit County.... The Sun is shining, the birds are singing, gas prices are high.... Yep its Spring alright... Give me a call at (360) 708-2929 and we'll go house shopping!


skagit county: The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is Here! - 03/27/08 04:15 AM
According to the official Bloom Map the Daffodil Fields are in Full Bloom!
The Tulip Fields are not quite there yet, but soon...
The Activities For the 25th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Start Today at McIntyre Hall.  Click here for details about tonight's activities!
Skagit County has many things to see and do. Mount Vernon is most famous for it's annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The beautiful tulip, daffodil, & iris fields draw thousands of people into Skagit County each year.There's also loads of scenery, several murals and, of course the Tulip Smokestack. Don't miss the historic Lincoln Theatre or the Children's MuseumThere are plenty of … (3 comments)

skagit county: Mount Vernon Dog Park... "Jester" Needs Your Help! - 01/10/08 04:09 PM

skagit county: Mount Vernon Dog Park.... Help Make It A Reality!!! - 01/07/08 07:10 PM
I found the following posted on the City of Mount Vernon's Web-Site. Here is a link to the page:
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey!!  A dog park is something we desperately need around here!
You can also tell people to visit  I've built a web-page there with a link to the survey as well as a printable flyer if you would like to tell more people about the survey and the possibility!
Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation would like your input!! Take our 5-minute survey regarding the possibility of establishing a Dog Park in within the City of … (1 comments)

skagit county: Is Skagit County Prepared for a Flood or an Earthquake? - 01/01/08 07:47 AM
In 2007 Washington was pounded pretty hard with rain.... There was devistating flooding in Southern Washington that destroyed a lot of homes and closed I-5 for days.In 2006 Washington was pounded pretty hard by wind storms... I remember that at one point, over a million people were without power.Fortunately Skagit County was let off pretty easy by mother nature in both of these storms. Skagit County had damage, but we were not devistated by the storms like other areas were.... In short, we were lucky!What will we face in 2008??Skagit Count Commissioner Sharon Dillon, District 3 wrote a very good article … (0 comments)

skagit county: Santa is Coming To Town. Concrete, Washington. Tonight! - 12/15/07 05:21 AM

Santa is coming to town! Concrete, Washington in Skagit County is having a parade tonight at 6:00pm on Main Street.  It will end at the Concrete Senior Center.  There will be lots of treats and gifts for the kids!
Remind the kids to bring their lists and check them twice!
For more information, please contact Gladys Silrus at But really, just go! Concrete is easy to find, so is Main Street and in Concrete they know how to have a good fun time, especially when its for the kids!

skagit county: Open Saturday From 1:00-4:00pm. A Great New Mt. Vernon Home w/ Shop - 12/12/07 11:08 AM


skagit county: Concrete, Washington Real Estate | Skagit County | Property Search | Homes - 12/11/07 07:41 AM
The town of Concrete is in Skagit County about 30 miles East of Mount Vernon on Highway 20.  Built along the Skagit River, Concrete is in one of the most beautiful and scenic ares in all of Washington State... The mountains, the river, lakes, etc... are all breathtaking!
Concrete is best know for the annual Upper Skagit Bald Eagle Festival, which is held in January or February in and arount the cities of Concrete, Rockport and Marblemount. The Old-Fashioned Concrete Fly-In is held annually in July for one weekend at the Concrete Municipal Airport.
Here are a couple pictures I took in … (7 comments)

skagit county: Great House Open Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 in Mount Vernon! - 12/06/07 04:11 AM

15383 Cottonwood Lane
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

skagit county: Great Local Butcher Shop... Andal's Meats, Inc. - 11/14/07 05:42 PM
Maggie and I recently bought some meat at a great local butcher shop...  Andal's Meats.
It has been around for years, but we didn't know about it until a couple weeks ago. We bought some fantastic steaks, pork chops, bacon, beef jerky, etc... So far it has all been really great quality stuff and priced fairly for what you get...
Most of what they sell is pre-packaged frozen food geared toward buying a good amount of food and then thawing it as needed, so its not a great place to go shop for tonight's dinner - rather all of next month's dinner.
Here is an article … (0 comments)

skagit county: Search Skagit County Waterfront Homes - 10/21/07 09:41 AM
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skagit county: Pictures from the Skagit Speedway Championship Round! - 09/02/07 08:07 PM
Hey Everybody, Maggie and I went to the Skagit Speedway last night for the Championship Round of the Skagit Racing Series.  Wow, what a blast!!  It was a great night of racing followed by a nice fireworks display sponsored by Coach Corral.
The weather was great! The racing was great! No major accidents! Just a good time with great racing, the way it should be!
Anyway, here are some of the pictures I took..... Enjoy.

This is Mark, I caught one of the many shirts tossed from the race commontating building and decided to give it to Mark.... That big grin was well worth … (3 comments)

skagit county: I Captured an Elk... - 09/02/07 07:20 PM
I Captured an Elk... With My Camera of Course...
This big guy was out for a stroll just a little West of the development "Elk Haven" in Sedro Woolley.  Nice to see that all the construction has not kept these magnificent animals away.... 
I was returning from a home inspection in Concrete when I saw a few cars pulled off the side of the road and the people all had cameras... I looked in the direction they were looking and saw this big elk wandering around.
Unfortunately, I didn't have my tri-pod with me and the elk was at least 500 yards away... … (5 comments)

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