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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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2020 Homebuying Checklist | MyKCM

2020 Homebuying Checklist

By Anita Johnston | Jan 24, 2020

2020 Homebuying Checklist https://youtu.be/eSqLyv5VNws Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the homebuying […]

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12 Tips – What to Do Before Listing Your House

By Anita Johnston | Jan 21, 2020

Find a great real estate agent. …Your real estate agent should be someone you feel comfortable working with, whom you trust to sell your house for top dollar. Don’t be afraid to talk to a few real estate agents before picking one. Consider your curb appeal. …Yes, for better or worse, buyers do tend to judge a book by its cover. […]

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Selling A House on Whidbey Island

By Anita Johnston | Jan 21, 2020

Selling A House on Whidbey Island You are thinking of selling your home on Whidbey Island?  You should consider having your home inspected before you list it. In doing this, you will learn if there are any major repairs needed and can address them before the house goes on the market. This also shows the […]

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