November on Orcas -Sunny and Cool this year! November 16, 2014
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Fall is often the time of year that buyers come back to find their 'dream home', and this year is no exception! Currently there are 20 homes that are under contract, including a lovely waterfront Craftsman that was listed at $2.9M. Two properties are short sales, but most of those are gone, and once again it's hard to find a home under $300K.
Is Deer Harbor where you'd like to be? How about a FARMHOUSE on 2.5 acres for $550K?
Good news for buyers - Federal Housing Finance Agency announced plans to expand home buyers' access to mortgages by loosening up lending standards.to borrowers with down payments as low as 3 percent and by easing standards for those with less than perfect credit. This should help first-time buyers, self-employed borrowers, recent job switchers, and those who faced financial hardship during the recession. (November 2014)
Dreaming of Island Life? We want to help! We'd love to share our love and knowledge of Orcas with you.
OrcasDreams is a small, locally owned Real Estate Brokerage specializing in Real Estate Sales on Orcas and the San Juan Islands. For over twenty years, we have been helping people buy and sell homes and land on the Islands. With three generations on Orcas Island, we can tell you what Island Life is all about!
Ken's background in Construction and land development is priceless. Kate's 40 years in marketing can be the ticket to selling your home! Both of them are great 'matchmakers' knowing instinctively what will work best for you. Both offer a deep knowledge of homes and land for sale, micro-climates, soils, wells, CC&R"s and neighborhoods. You are not just buying a home, you are creating your new life!
We like to be on Island time, and you may notice that on Orcas; people take the time to look you in the eye, smile and engage in conversation. Islanders care about GMO - free food, organic gardens, sustainablility, and future generations. We work hard to preserve our beautiful vistas, open farmland, acres of woods, old growth forests, pristine waters.
Orcas is rural and remote, without a single stoplight. We have the most highly educated population in Washington, and the most liberal. It's quiet, but never dull, it's stunningly beautiful any time of the year. More than 1/3 of the Island is held as Parks, even more in conservation land. It's the MOST prized real estate in all of WA and the Pacific Northwest. Come see us and fall in love! The New York Times, Islands Magazine, Sunset Magazine will all tell you how we are in the top ten destinations to visit, live and retire.
"Tell me, what will you do with your one, wild and wonderful life?" Mary Oliver
There are artists, writers and musicians as well as retirees, tele-commuters, farmers and carpenters. Neighbors share their lives while shopping at the local farmer's market or attending the Chamber Music Festival. Singing, writing, acting and art are passions for so many of us. World class performers and teachers share their talents in workshops and concerts.
On Orcas nature can nurture your soul, friendships may last a lifetime and neighbors help one another.
We have three generations of our family living, working and going to school on Orcas. If you'd like to know more about our beautiful Island home, we'd love to talk with you.
Kate Wood, Broker-Owner
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