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Home Buying Double the Service I am so excited to announce that my daughter, Morgan, is joining me in my real estate business! Early on, I was impressed by how much Morgan seemed to enjoy real estate. Regularly monitoring the market to question me about new listings and bringing special properties to my attention, she was a real estate “shopaholic” […]
Island Living Getting Ready for Spring I don’t know about you but all I need is a few days of sun this time of year to get my “gardening juices” start to flow… I’ve decided to share a little bit about what I’ll be doing in my garden to get ready for Spring so…. here’s what I’m doing this week: Starting […]
Island Living Modular/Prefab Construction for Island Properties   One of the things that seems most daunting to buyers of unimproved properties in the islands is trying to envision the actual building process. How long will it take? Who does that kind of work in the islands? Is it going to cost me a lot? What is the permit process? Where do I […]
Island Living New Teacher for Decatur Island School Our little island school does an incredible job educating the children who are fortunate to live here. In the 30 plus years that I’ve been here, we’ve had four wonderful teachers, who’ve each brought their own brand of wisdom, special skill set and energy to our school, in addition to teaching the 3 Rs. Karen […]
Uncategorized San Juan County Real Estate Market Last April I wrote a blog giving my prediction for what might happen post-Covid. Little did I (or anyone else) know that we would still be dealing with the pandemic nine months later. In no way could I have predicted the incredible changes to the real estate market this virus has caused. To give you […]
Island Living A Beautiful Day Visiting the Wildflowers on Decatur Island May has brought some spectacular weather and Mother’s Day was the perfect day to go kayaking down to the Kimball Preserve at the tip of Decatur Island. We’d been told that the wildflowers were in full bloom so we went down to see them ourselves….and they did not disappoint! I’m not a skilled kayaker so I […]
Island Living COVID-19 Impact on Real Estate in the islands How will COVID-19 impact our island real estate market? I get asked this question almost every day…. My gut is telling me that when this unique emergency situation passes, our real estate market is going to normalize and may very possibly improve. As people are stuck in the city under quarantine, I imagine some of […]
Home Buying How Can I Finance Vacant Land?   I remember the first piece of vacant land that I bought. It was 30 years ago and the price was $21,000 (a lot in those days) and we asked the seller to finance it for us with a Deed of Trust. Back then, interest rates were hovering around 15% and I think we got […]
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