Uncategorized Good News! On February 15, 2012, Mathew Gardner, CEO of Gardner Economics, presented market updates to the monthly Windermere Premiere Property Breakfast Meeting, data which is will relatively affect properties in all price levels.  Following are excerpts from Gardner’s report: Matthew Gardner stated he was 85% certain that there would not be another recession (a double dip) […]
Uncategorized An Up Market! I meet with many buyers preparing to list their homes or property, who have expressed the idea that the real estate market in this region/ on the  Island, is very seasonal. The opinion is that potential buyers begin looking in late March; they look for a couple of months, find a house, and move over […]
Uncategorized Vashon Island in “Sunset” The February, 2012 issue of “Sunset” Magazine adds another complimentary article to Vashon-Maury Islands’ collection of accolades, as a place that is fun, beautiful,and an excellent location to make a life. The introductory blurb mentions “slowerpaced, stress free…” “…switch from the daily grind to living in paradise…” (There is some “Sunset” literary license in these […]
Uncategorized Vashon Fauna Vashon is zoned rural, and the island feels a lot like Lopez, as in sparsely populated. Animals like living on Vashon-Maury.  There are fields, forests, miles of shoreline, several veterinarians, and the Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP). Over the years, I have had feedback from clients who said their dogs were barkers, biters, suffering from […]
Uncategorized Vashon Islanders I am asked by clients, “Who lives here?  What do they do? Where do they come from?” Today, the answer is long and involved.  The answer was shorter in the 1960’s.  One of my best friends, a third generation Islander, used to deliver oil for the local oil company, and he said there were a […]
Uncategorized Vashon-Maury Island is unique Vashon-Maury is a unique rural environment in an otherwise developed regional landscape. There is nothing similar to this place for fifty miles in any direction: Vashon has pastoral areas similar to Lopez; there are wildly verdant rain forests reminiscent of coastal wilderness; there is little traffic (except when the ferry off loads), and people tend […]
Uncategorized BETH’S VASHON! Vashon-Maury Island is a wildly beautiful place with miles and miles of shoreline. The postcard views around each corner are breathtaking and lead many day-trippers to consider living here on a permanent or part-time basis, the first time they visit. As is the case in any unique environment, if you decide you might want to […]
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