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Have You Outgrown Your Home?

By Anita Johnston | Dec 11, 2019

Have You Outgrown Your Home? It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. The good news is, it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits […]

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Anita Johnston with PFLAG Whidbey Island in Coupeville Greening Parade

PFLAG at the Coupeville Greening Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

By Anita Johnston | Dec 8, 2019

PFLAG Whidbey Island at the Coupeville Greening Holiday Parade This year our PFLAG Whidbey Island  (PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, […]

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Oak Harbor, WA needs a PFLAG(parents and friends of lesbians and gays)

By Anita Johnston | Dec 1, 2019

PFLAG “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- Martin Luther King, Jr. I found PFLAG over 20 years ago in Houston, TX when  I had three siblings that were finding their way to happiness.   When they came out I felt fear for their safety, anger of their lack […]

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Coupeville to Port Townsend via the Washington State Ferry system

By Anita Johnston | Sep 6, 2019

Saturday mornings I cherish heading to Coupeville to run onto the ferry to Port Townsend.  Why would I do this you might ask.  It’s all about the Farmer’s Market.  They have my favorite farmer’s market but it’s also about the experience.  The 20 minute ferry ride to Port Townsend is quite lovely.  You can easily […]

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Me, Myself and Why. Supporting equality

By Anita Johnston | Sep 6, 2019

Me, Myself and  Why   I have had a lot of people ask “why the rainbows.”  My first response is always “why not!”  Why shouldn’t everyone be an advocate for equal rights?  I’m constantly confused as why one individual would have greater rights than another. I decided 2019 would be my year to come out […]

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3827 Portside Dr, Bremerton, Washington, Buyers, Sold, Anita Johnston, Windermere

Staging your Home to Sell

By Anita Johnston | Dec 4, 2018

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips. Dress up your yard. […]

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210 NW 1st street, coupeville, washington, Sold, Home, Whidbey Island, Anita Johnston

How to lose a house in 5 steps

By Anita Johnston | Dec 4, 2018

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value […]

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New Listing 4337 Terrace, Oak Harbor

By Anita Johnston | Nov 29, 2018

Beautiful, bright and cheery listing on North Whidbey. 3 bedroom, bright open home in the Northgate neighborhood. This charming home is a one level with easy access entrance, new wood laminate, carpet, doors and trim throughout. You won’t find a more updated home that’s perfect for entertaining. New interior paint so this home is absolutely […]

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Online House Hunting

By Anita Johnston | Nov 21, 2018

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your […]

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