Living in the San Juan Islands STATEMENT OF ASSESSMENTS – SJC Dear Clients and Friends, Many of you have or will have property tax questions on your Real Estate here in SJC. Click below to view the most comprehensive booklet I have seen yet. It’s worth a read. Assessing value to your property is another matter and it directly effects your property tax and this booklet […]
Living in the San Juan Islands STATE OF SAN JUAN COUNTY ADDRESS Dear Clients and Friends, I hope you’ll find the attached Gardner Report interesting.  I think even more interesting is the data on San Juan County.  We are such an anomaly!  We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state and are one of the highest self-employment areas in the state, twice that of […]
Living in the San Juan Islands WEST SIDE IS THE BEST SIDE   WEST SIDE IS THE BEST SIDE Yes, It Really Is That Much Better on The Sunny Pristine West Side of Orcas Island Beautiful and Magical may be two of the most over used words in real estate along with their cousin Unique.  Yet no three words are better suited when describing the Village of […]
Living in the San Juan Islands WHAT’S UP SEADOC? SALISH SEA IN FOCUS Photography Competition Reminder: Entries close at Midnight, Monday, June 4th Submissions for the 2018 Salish Sea in Focus contest, with Over $6,000 in Cash Prizes is still open until June 4th, 2018. The Salish Sea in Focus Photography Competition highlights the Beauty and Biodiversity of the Inland Sea Encompassing Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and Waters off […]
Living in the San Juan Islands ADVENTURES IN CINEMATIC STORYTELLING a.k.a. Orcas Island Film Festival 2017 5 Reasons You Will Add OIFF To Your Fall Calendar Those ‘In the Know’ know why the 4th Annual Orcas Island Film Festival (OIFF) October 6-9, 2017 is a Big Deal.  For those just discovering the magic we are excited to share five reasons you will add the OIFF to your fall calendar. 1 – […]
Living in the San Juan Islands LOVE THY NEIGHBORHOOD A Five Point Psychology of Happiness On Orcas Island Time Happiness does just seem to happen on Orcas Island.  It’s a lifestyle found far and wide on our Island home, yet answering the question what exactly makes Orcas Islanders so happy is not an easy answer.  With help from a few locals and a dip […]
Living in the San Juan Islands PROPERTY VALUES, CAO AND AREA CODES – Oh My Only a Month Into 2017 and More Change Is On Your To Do List? On the heels of the presidential inauguration with economics across the county being directly impacted by this new political chapter I thought I would take the opportunity to apprise you of some local and reginal real estate news. STATE OF OUR […]
Living in the San Juan Islands LOCALIZE IT – Top Reasons to Hire Local Talent Why LOCAL Is The Right Choice For The San Juan Islands ‘Buy Local’, ‘Island Grown’ and ‘Eat Local’ are phrases heard from many an islander and seen throughout the islands and on our transportation.  We experience the benefits of these ideals to our island sphere in something as small as purchasing dog treats from Jeff […]
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