Home Down Payment How Long Does it Take to Save For a Down Payment? How Long Does it Take to Save For a Down Payment? by Windermere Whidbey Island Saving enough money for a down payment on your first home can be one of the biggest obstacles to homeownership. Depending on your circumstance you might need anywhere from 3% – 20%. Speaking with a reputable local lender will help you find […]
Anita Johnston Langley Downtown Langley by Windermere Whidbey Island On the southern side of Whidbey Island along the Saratoga Passage lies the lovely little town of Langley. With a population of just over 1,000, this quaint town is home to a creative culture and endless entertainment. Established in 1891, Langley served as South Whidbey’s trading center for all […]
Renovation Thinking About Buying an Older Home 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 […]
Renovation Looking for ways to save money? Energy credits are available for 2018                                                 Looking for ways to save money? Energy credits are available to help you stay warm in winter, keep cool in summer Sealing and insulating your home helps contain your conditioned air […]
NAS Whidbey Island Oasis at 1585 West Beach on Whidbey Island Whidbey Island Oasis Getaway     Where else can you get 177′ of waterfront, island oasis and the feeling of complete privacy? This Whidbey Island home not only has a beautiful private beach but is also flanked by a green belt to the south. Located on West Beach Road, this house is removed from Oak […]
First Time Home Buyer Roof maintenance in the Pacific Northwest Why worry about roof maintenance in the Pacific Northwest? Moss can completely ruin the life of a roof.  In addition of leaves and pine needles it can be a disaster waiting to happen.Moss left to grow can and will lift the shingles creating gaps for water penetration and wind damage to the roof.  With a […]
First Time Home Buyer First time home buyer? Scared, unsure?
Renovation Renovation Queen Yes I am a renovation queen.  If it can be done, I'll find a way to do it.  If you tell me it can't be done then I'll most definitely find a way.  Creativity, stubborness, ingenuity- you name it.  I live for using creativity, and frugal craftiness.     In walks my most recent renovation […]
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