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Looking to moor your boat near La Conner, Washington. Check out the community of Shelter Bay. Waterfront homes with docks in Shelter Bay are at historic lows! Why pay $600-700 a month renting a slip when you can just get a waterfront Shelter Bay home with a 60ft dock instead?
Boating throughout the archipelago of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State and British Columbia is world renown but the options for those who want to keep their boat at home instead of a marina are limited. One of Northwest WA's best kept secrets is the little waterfront town o...
Probably one of Washington State's best kept secrets is the gorgeous Skagit Valley and the opportunities it presents to retirees looking for the "good life!" With outdoor recreation in every direction, from hiking in the Cascade Mountains to boating in the archipelago of the world renown San Jua...
Beautiful newer 2600 square foot home on Big Lake, and this is a short sale! The only short sale or foreclosure that is available on Big Lake. If you have been waiting for that killer deal to come along for a waterfront Big Lake home this is it! Big Lake is a great place for water-skiing, wake...
The abnormal appreciation in real estate prices from roughly 2003 - 2006 came on the heals of a normal growth period that had followed a relatively slow growth period. There naturally should have been a period of slight price declines starting in 2003, but instead there was a spike in prices bec...
For a relatively short period in 2005-2006 (the peak of the "bubble) I remember hearing so many people talk about how much money they made when they sold their homes. This excitement (combined with poor lending practices) fueled record numbers of people to purchase real esate the peak of prices....
As a professional in the real estate industry, I have had a lot friends and clients ask me to explain the term "short sale" lately. A short sale used to be something that was primarily only used by seasoned investors as a technique to get a lower purchase price from a seller by offering to negot...