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Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?

By Anita Johnston | Apr 20, 2021

Millennials: Is It Time to Buy a Bigger Home?   In today’s housing market, all eyes are on millennials. Not only are millennials the largest generation, but they’re also currently between 25 and 40 years old. These are often considered prime homebuying years when many people begin to form their own households and invest in […]

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Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum

By Anita Johnston | Apr 20, 2021

Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC]   Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an […]

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Dog Parks on Whidbey

Dog Parks on Whidbey

By Anita Johnston | Sep 3, 2020

If you have been out exploring Whidbey recently, you might have noticed an abundance of furry four-legged creatures. It’s not much of a secret that Whidbey Islanders LOVE their dogs. As self-proclaimed “outdoorsy” people say, they are the perfect pet to have with you when hiking trails, swimming at the beach, and exploring places like […]

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Drinking Water on Whidbey Island

Drinking Water on Whidbey Island

By Anita Johnston | Aug 13, 2020

Where Does Your Drinking Water on Whidbey Island Come From? WATER IS A PRECIOUS COMMODITY As Whidbey’s premier real estate brokerage, I get asked about our Island’s drinking water A LOT! Why? Water is a precious commodity, and one of the essentials of life. Knowing where your water comes from should be a primary concern […]

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Stats, Whidbey Island, Economy

Q2 Stats

By Anita Johnston | Aug 4, 2020

Q2, 2020 Report Quarterly Stats by Whidbey Communications

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Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures? | MyKCM

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures?

By Anita Johnston | Mar 28, 2020

Are We About to See a New Wave of Foreclosures? With all of the havoc being caused by COVID-19, many are concerned we may see a new wave of foreclosures. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, and many other industries are furloughing workers or dramatically cutting their hours. Without a job, many homeowners are wondering how they’ll be […]

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5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time | MyKCM

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time

By Anita Johnston | Mar 19, 2020

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time With all of the volatility in the stock market and uncertainty about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some are concerned we may be headed for another housing crash like the one we experienced from 2006-2008. The feeling is understandable. Ali Wolf, Director of Economic Research at the real […]

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Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis | MyKCM

Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis

By Anita Johnston | Mar 19, 2020

Three Reasons Why This Is Not a Housing Crisis In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and understanding the peaks and valleys of what’s come before us is one […]

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Whidbey Made in Oak Harbor

Whidbey Made on Whidbey Island

By Anita Johnston | Feb 19, 2020

Have you heard the buzz that we have another new business downtown Oak Harbor?  Whidbey Made has definitely made a splash and made their presence known on Whidbey Island.   Whidbey Made, owned and operated by Brian Noel, is a small shop on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.   They are selling all things made on […]

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