North Whidbey Market Update Dec 2019 + 2020 forecast

What is happening in the Real Estate market on North Whidbey (Oak Harbor and Coupeville)? What is the economic forecast for 2020 and what will it mean for the real estate market?

The graphics below show statistics for the Whidbey Island market as of Dec 1, 2019.

Market stats for December 2019 North Whidbey Oak Harbor Coupeville Real Estate

We continue to see modest annual growth in real estate prices, and a slight increase in the length of time homes remain on the market.  After many years in a “sellers’ market” we’re slowly moving toward a balanced market.  At this time of year there is very little inventory out there for buyers to browse, so if you’re thinking about selling you have a great opportunity right now.

For a bigger picture of what is expected in the 2020 economy and housing market I invite you to watch this 2 minute video featuring Windermere economist Matthew Gardner.

Gardner expects a slight recession in 2020 or 2021, but that it should not affect the housing market. He still expects nearly 4% growth in housing prices in 2020. Mortgage rates are expected to move up just slightly in 2020 but remain right around 4%.

Of course no one can know for certain what the future holds, and these “big picture stats” are not nearly as helpful as a personal consultation to determine the value of real estate you currently own, or whether 2020 is the right time for you to stop renting and purchase a home. I’d love to set up a time to discuss your personal situation with you, and I welcome your call.

Don Jaques
Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island
360-672-5447
donj@windermere.com
thegoldenrulerealtor.com


Posted on December 5, 2019 at 9:10 pm
Don Jaques, Jr | Posted in RE Market Info | Tagged , , ,

North Whidbey (Oak Harbor) Market Update May 2019

For those interested in the market trends here on North Whidbey (Oak Harbor WA), I took a look at the statistics for homes priced under $500K on North Whidbey and created this 3 minute video.  These stats came out May 1 and refer back to April 2019.

Quick takeaways:

  • Mortgage rates went down the last 2 months and are under 4.25% on average.
  • Average sales price for these homes has gone down by 5% since last April.
  • There is still not a lot of inventory, and homes are taking 40 days to get under contract on average (a small step up from last month).
Have questions about what these statistics mean for you and your home?  Wondering what it takes to purchase a home in today’s market?  Reach out today and I’ll be glad to give you personal assistance.
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Don Jaques
Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island
360-672-5447
donj@windermere.com
http://thegoldenrulerealtor.com
https://facebook.com/thegoldenrulerealtor

Posted on May 2, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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North Whidbey (Oak Harbor) Market Update March 2019

Here is an update on the Oak Harbor North Whidbey real estate market, based on statistics through the end of February 2019, and published by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

In the video below I walk viewers through the statistics which show a couple of noteworthy market aspects here in Oak Harbor (North Whidbey).  First, after a relatively flat previous few months, average sold prices have increased markedly over the past 2 months.  Second, the amount of available inventory has jumped up over 3 months for the first time in a few years. This means we are currently in a “balanced” market after being in a “sellers” market for a long time.  Along with that, interest rates have decreased over the past few weeks.  This is a help to buyers as well.

Don Jaques North Whidbey Oak Harbor real estate Market Update March 2019

If you would like a current market analysis of your home anywhere on Whidbey Island or in Anacortes, reach out today for this complementary service.

Compare this report to the November 2018 report.

Looking for a church in Oak Harbor? Check out oakharborchurches.com

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Don Jaques
Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island
360-672-5447
donj@windermere.com


https://oakharborchurches.com
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Posted on March 13, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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North Whidbey Market Update November 2018

There has been a lot of talk about a slowing real estate market in the Seattle metro area.  How does that compare with what is happening on North Whidbey Island?  Here is a video explaining some real estate statistics.  So…if you like looking at numbers and statistics…this if for you!

(Spoiler alert…homes are still selling in under 30 days…and prices are still increasing, although at a more moderate rate than the past two years.)

If you want to know what these statistics mean for YOU – just contact me to arrange a Current Market Analysis (if you’re thinking of selling your home) or to discuss the benefits of purchasing a home.

Don Jaques, Jr
Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island
360-672-5447
donj@windermere.com


http://facebook.com/thegoldenrulerealtor


Posted on November 8, 2018 at 7:02 pm
Don Jaques, Jr | Posted in RE Market Info |

Churches in Oak Harbor – Church on the Rock

Churches in Oak Harbor is a series of blog posts and video interviews of pastors.  In this episode I interview Church on the Rock Pastor Jim Cutter.

I discovered that Jim spent 32 years as a chaplain in the Air Force earlier in his life.  This experience has developed in him a deep sense of empathy for military families.  I appreciated hearing about how Church on the Rock is focusing on connecting more mature believers with less mature ones for discipleship and friendship as well.  Here’s the interview.

Church on the Rock meets for worship each Sunday at 10:30, preceded by a Sunday School hour at 9:15.

To learn more about Church on the Rock go to churchontherockoh.com.  You can find them at 1780 SE 4th Avenue, Oak Harbor WA at the corner of Regatta and SE 4th.

Want information about another church in Oak Harbor but don’t want to wait for a video?
Let my 15 years of pastoral work here and personal relationships with the pastors help you narrow your search.  It’s not about sending you to MY favorite church, but helping you find YOUR favorite (kind of like searching for a home!) Contact me directly or speed up the process with this REQUEST FOR HELP.

VIEW OTHER CHURCHES IN OAK HARBOR

Don Jaques
Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island
donj@windermere.com
360-672-5447
thegoldenrulerealtor.com
Facebook.com/thegoldenrulerealtor
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Posted on October 5, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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Churches in Oak Harbor – Family Bible Church

Churches in Oak Harbor is a series of blog posts and video interviews of pastors.  In this episode I interview Family Bible Church Pastor Ron Lawler.

Family Bible Church is well-known for their AWANA Clubs which disciple children and youth.  The church emphasizes discipleship of believers and supports a large amount of missions, both local and around the world.  Here’s the interview.

Family Bible Church meets for worship each Sunday at 8:30, 9:50, and 11:20am, with programs for children.

To learn more about Family Bible Church go to oakharborfamilybible.org  You can find them at 2760 Heller Rd, Oak Harbor WA.

Want information about another church in Oak Harbor but don’t want to wait for a video?
Let my 15 years of pastoral work here and personal relationships with the pastors help you narrow your search.  It’s not about sending you to MY favorite church, but helping you find YOUR favorite (kind of like searching for a home!) Contact me directly or speed up the process with this REQUEST FOR HELP.

VIEW OTHER CHURCHES IN OAK HARBOR

Don Jaques
Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island
donj@windermere.com
360-672-5447
thegoldenrulerealtor.com
Facebook.com/thegoldenrulerealtor
Instragram.com/thegoldenrulerealtor


Posted on September 27, 2018 at 7:03 pm
Don Jaques, Jr | Posted in Churches in Oak Harbor | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Churches in Oak Harbor – Assembly of God

Churches in Oak Harbor is a series of blog posts and video interviews of pastors.  In this episode I interview Oak Harbor Assembly of God Pastor Mark Geer.

As a Pentecostal church, OH Assembly of God emphasizes the need for believers to be empowered by the Holy Spirit.  This is demonstrated in their worship style, and in what Pastor Mark speaks about in his messages.  This church is active in the community, partnering with such organizations as the Garage of Blessings, SPIN Cafe, and the Pregnancy Care Clinic.  In addition to leading this church, Mark also works as a substitute teacher in the Oak Harbor Public Schools.

Oak Harbor Assembly of God meets for worship each Sunday from 10:30am to noon, with programs for children.

To learn more about Oak Harbor Assembly of God Church go to www.oakharborag.org  You can find them at 319 SW 3rd Ave, behind Saars Marketplace.

Want information about another church in Oak Harbor but don’t want to wait for a video?
Let my 15 years of pastoral work here and personal relationships with the pastors help you narrow your search.  It’s not about sending you to MY favorite church, but helping you find YOUR favorite (kind of like searching for a home!) Contact me directly or speed up the process with this REQUEST FOR HELP.

VIEW OTHER CHURCHES IN OAK HARBOR

Don Jaques
Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island
donj@windermere.com
360-672-5447
thegoldenrulerealtor.com
Facebook.com/thegoldenrulerealtor
Instragram.com/thegoldenrulerealtor


Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:52 pm
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Coupeville Waterfront Home – 265 Harrington Rd

This Coupeville waterfront home at 265 Harrington Rd offers the best of both worlds: high bank views with a tram to access your private beach below! Watch the sun rise from your living room or two levels of decks looking across Admiralty Inlet to Camano Island. Home features 3 bedrooms plus a fourth finished room great for guests. Daylight basement includes 1/2 bath and kitchenette with water views as well. Outbuilding can be studio or office. On over 1 acre with trees lining both sides, you’ll love the privacy and serenity here.

View the detailed listing

Contact me today for a private viewing and trip down to the beach on the tram!

Don Jaques, Jr
Windermere Real Estate
360-672-5447
donj@windermere.com
thegoldenrulerealtor.com


Posted on September 10, 2018 at 6:14 pm
Don Jaques, Jr | Posted in Open Houses and Listings | Tagged , , , ,

Home for sale: 6170 S Campbell Lake Rd Anacortes WA

Looking for an easy commute to the Navy base or Skagit Valley, but want to be in the Anacortes area?  This spacious home at 6170 S Campbell Lake Rd Anacortes WA is sure to please.  Located on a manicured 1/2 acre lot, you will enjoy privacy from neighbors and a serene setting. Home features 2400 sf, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, two living rooms and a den.  Nearly finished workout room in the garage. Wash the car, boat, or dog with hot water spigot outside the garage. Master bath features dual vanity and separate shower and soaking tub. Open flow from kitchen into living room makes entertaining easy.

See all listing details HERE.

Contact me today for more information!

Don Jaques, Jr
360-672-5447
donj@windermere.com
http://thegoldenrulerealtor.com
https://facebook.com/thegoldenrulerealtor


Posted on August 1, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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Navy Announces Potential 400% increase in flights at OLF in Coupeville

The Navy has announced their preferred plan for the number of flights happening at Ault Field in Oak Harbor and the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville.  Whidbey News-Times reported that their preference is to have 25% of all flights at OLF, and 75% at Ault Field, but the number of Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLP) in Coupeville would increase by 400% over present levels.  To read the Navy’s announcement, and what comes next, go to whidbeyeis.com.  EIS stands for Environmental Impact Study, which the Navy has been researching and developing for a number of years.  Here is a quick explanation of what this announcement means, and what happens next in the decision making process.

If you have questions about what impact this news may have on you I welcome your call or email at 360-672-5447 or donj@windermere.com.


Posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm
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