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1585 West Beach, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Anita

Moving to Whidbey Island

By Anita Johnston | Jan 18, 2020

You are contemplating or have definitely decided to move to Whidbey Island.  What’s next?  Where to start? The first place to start is housing!  Are you going to rent or buy a home?  I have a lot of clients that rent for several months to a year.  This gives themselves time to decide exactly where […]

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Just Sold

Getting Your Home from Just Listed To Sold

By Anita Johnston | Jan 18, 2020

Just Listed To Sold You’ve been thinking that now might be the time to sell you house.  Or possibly you just got unexpected orders and you need to list your house ASAP!  Where do you start?Your home may be your single biggest investment and one of the largest financial transactions you’ll ever make. So when […]

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Anita Johnston on roof

Home Inspections

By Anita Johnston | Jan 17, 2020

Home Inspections During the home inspection, properties are examined top to bottom, with emphasis placed on evaluating the roof, walls, foundation, plumbing system, electrical system, and HVAC system. Inspectors will also check for the operational ability of installed systems, such as garbage disposals and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as for leaks, wood decay, and […]

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Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter | MyKCM

Thinking of selling your house in the spring? You need to get it ready this winter.

By Anita Johnston | Dec 20, 2019

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter Thinking of selling your house in the spring? You need to get it ready this winter. Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market. […]

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Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? | MyKCM

What Are Closing Costs and Have You Budgeted Enough

By Anita Johnston | Dec 19, 2019

Have You Budgeted for Closing Costs? Saving for a down payment is a key step in the homebuying process, and it’s not the only piece you need to include in your budget. Another factor that’s important to plan for is the closing costs required to obtain a mortgage. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia, “When […]

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Thinking About Buying an Older Home

By Anita Johnston | Dec 12, 2019

Buying an older home quite often feels romantic, but…………. Buying an older home can be quite the commitment,  especially if it hasn’t been renovated in 100 years.  If it has been renovated then “awesome” but do you know who it was renovated by?  Where they licensed, did they have a permit for the projects?  Depending […]

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Have You Outgrown Your Home? | MyKCM

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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Anita Johnston Realtor Whidbey Island

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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