Clallam County, WA Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
822 E Washington St.Sequim, WA 98382 This Chevron located on 30,056 Lot size is a +1,558 SF Chevron Service Station located at Sequim, WA. Located within one of Clallam most desired suburban cities just close to Port Angeles, this property offers investors/operators a huge opportunity to own/operate a high-performing Chevron with optimal exposure in a growing market. Focusing on a profitable margin of gas/diesel and grocery with a CAP OF 5.5%. Must see this fully serviced gas station which features an RV cleaning site. Jagdeep Sidhu360-255-8243Keller Williams Western Realty
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By Sue Eller
(Realogics Sotheby's International Realty-Sequim)
I am thrilled to be able to call the Olympic Peninsula area home again after over 30 years of living in California. I have spent hours wandering the area with my camera, trying to capture the beauty here. This video is a compilation of photos that give me a sense of peace. I hope you enjoy!
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By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Port Angeles Washington is known for beautiful scenery and diverse outdoor activities to enjoy. There is a magnificent green built home here that allows the owner to enjoy this unmatched natural beauty anytime they wish.   If you haven't been to Port Angeles you should go. It is a quaint "seaside" city on the northern shore of the Olympic Peninsula with the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north and the thick green evergreens of the Olympic National Forest on the South. The downtown area of Port Angeles offers many great restaurants and eateries, unique shops, yearly festivals, intriguing art scene, and public spots to enjoy views of activity on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island just across the water. Adventure out into nature and find numerous hiking and biking trails includ...
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By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
Many retirees are looking at Sequim real estate, which makes sense since Sequim, Washington owns the famous Sequim Blue Hole or the Sequim Rain Shadow where the rainfall is one-third that of Seattle. For retirees planning to come and look at Sequim real estate, they may also be thinking about how they will travel to visit children and grandchildren. Is Sequim close enough to an aiport and how difficult are travel arrangements from Sequim to many other areas of the country? A trip from Sequim to Vegas starts with a two hour drive to SeaTac. Parking is easy, and I recommend a secured parking lot I have been using for years, MVP Airport Parking. They will park your car and drive you to the airport which is only a few minutes away, and they charge $10.95 per day. SeaTac is a beautiful airpo...
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By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
THINGS TO DO - OLYMPIC PENINSULA'S SHI SHI BEACH The rock formations called the Point of Archers near Shi Shi Beach (pronounced shy shy) on the Olympia Peninsula is one of the most pristine beaches in the state.  To get there requires some work. First, drive through the windy tree-lined road about 8.5 miles south of Neah Bay, Wash., about 4.5 hours northwest of Seattle near the farthest northwest point in the lower 48 states on the Olympic Peninsula. After a 2-mile hike along a wilderness trail with a descent down a 150-foot bluff, the reward is one of the most pristine spots on the coastline of Olympic National Park: Shi Shi Beach. Curved conifers stand behind the beach as a testament to wind power. Deer wander down the bluffs to nip at leaves. Eagles perch atop bare pine trees. Driftw...
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By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
Sequim real estate has become a hot item, and retirees from around the country are searching for their idea of the perfect Sequim real estate.  Now they have help.  The largest Sequim real estate blog with over 1,400 articles gives buyers more relevant information about Sequim real estate than any other source.  Sequim Real Estate Help This Sequim real estate blog is written specifically for retirees who are planning to move to the Sequim or Port Angeles area.  There are answers for almost every question buyers have been asking about Sequim real estate for 20 years.  You'll find answers on issues like: What is the best Sequim MLS site?, Tips About Negotiating Price on Sequim Real Estate, Sequim Septic Systems, An Insider Perspective on Sequim Home Prices, Mistakes Sellers Are Making, Tr...
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By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
You can search the Sequim Real Estate MLS online with a powerful site, and this video explains how to get the most out of your search:
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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Engineered, what does it really mean? Wenatchee Home Inspection Services In the abstract engineering is an exercise in how close to the cliff’s edge we can go with some acceptable risk and safety factor for as little expense as possible. Too close to the cliff then failure happens at an unacceptable point of risk and cost saving are lost.                                           The majority of what we use and live in our modern society has been engineered or use prescriptive principles based on some set of assumptions and tolerances from an engineered aspect. Okay if you live in a mud hut you are exempt from this example. But you are most likely not reading this anyway. Structural engineering deals with the design and analysis of structures used to support loads in the most economical...
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By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
How does the assessed tax value and the sales price of homes compare compare?  This is a question I get from clients moving to my local market, and because it’s different around the country, clients ask me if the county assessed tax value of the home they might buy is the same as fair market value or the price at which homes actually sell.  In other words, would an independent bank appraisal be the same as the County tax assessment?  If you are going to make an offer on a home (or write an offer for a client), wouldn’t you like to know if the assessed tax value is a good indicator of the true FMV?  Clients are willing to pay a reasonable price, but they don’t want to over pay for a home in this market. Read full article at:  Assessed Tax Value vs. Sales Price
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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
  Life will continue, it takes root in every living thing   Like the forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree. They are pulled up by the magnet, believing they’re free.       Genesis “Carpet Crawlers”      “Inspecting the World-One Home at a time” NCW Home Inspections, LLC  is located in Wenatchee Washington serving Chelan County, Douglas County, Kittitas County, Okanogan County and Grant County Washington and the cities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Orville, Cle Elum, East Wenatchee, Quincy and many more…                              NCW Home Inspections LLC-509-670-9572  
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By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
There's a new Sequim Real Estate eBook out and available as a download, Buying and Selling Real Estate in the Rain Shadow of Sequim, in an eBook format for the iPad and other eBook readers using the ePub format. The book looks beautiful on an iPad. The fonts are easily changed on an iPad, and the size of the fonts can be increased or decreased. This technology is great, and the eBook includes color photos. Sequim Real Estate eBook for iPad This eBook is not quite 300 pages (depending on the size of the font you use), but it does includes relevant links to hundreds of articles, videos, and audios, as well as tools to learn all about Sequim real estate. This is a great tool for buyers who want to avoid traps for the unwary and who want to find the perfect home and negotiate the best possi...
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By MIke Mostyn, Casting a Wider Net
(Windermere Peninsula Properties)
What a fabulous day today (6/21/11) to see the eighth wonder of the world - Hurricane Ridge.  And, it's free. Today, the National Parks Service has issued a "free pass day".  For nature lovers, hikers and anyone who appreciates the most incredible vistas, that's a good excuse to go to the Northwest's premiere attraction - Olympic National Park. If you have never been to Hurricane Ridge, it is a short drive from Port Angeles, Washington, south to a ridge overlooking the Olympic Mountain Range.  The views are every bit as good as anywhere in the Alps. Take a look - here is a webcam. OK - saving the $15 visitor fee is no big deal but this I guarantee is worth the trip at any price - a good day trip for the first day of summer.
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By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
Sequim Real Estate Links(9 Key Links to Find Your Home)Sequim Real Estate Just SoldSequim Featured ListingsSearch Sequim MLSSequim Real Estate Market ReportsSequim Relocation Package OnlineSequim Real Estate LawSequim Custom Home BuilderSequim Custom Homes Blog Sequim Real Estate NewsletterSequim Newsletter
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By Chuck Marunde, Sequim Real Estate Broker
(Sequim & Port Angeles Real Estate)
La Push Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Olympic Peninsula. For those fans of the movie Twilight, you'll recognize La Push Beach as one of the scenes in the teenage vampire love story. La Push is about a hour and a half drive from Sequim, but what a great way to spend a weekend afternoon on a sunny day. I took my 14 year old daughter and two of her friends and we picnicked on the beach and explored all afternoon. I highly recommend this trip.
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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Wenatchee Home Inspection- Frosty the Snowman Well the snow has come in earnest to the Wenatchee Valley and my son said it was snowman time.  So here is a quick snowman we put together.     Frosty the Snowman Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coalFrosty the Snowman is a fairytale they say he was made of snow but the children know How he came to life one dayThere must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found for when they placed it on his head he began to dance aroundFrosty the Snowman was alive as he could be and the children say he could laugh and play Just the same as you and meFrosty the Snowman knew the sun was hot that day so he said let's run and we'll have some fun now before I melt awayDown to the...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
In Sequim, in Washington state's Dungeness Valley, the main crop is my favorite plant, lavender.  I took this photo at the Purple Haze Lavender Farm just outside of the utterly charming town of Sequim.  There are twelve acres of lavender, (organic, of course), and the place smells just heavenly!  The gift shop sells all things lavender, including soaps, oils, and even salad dressing! And if you are planning a vacation, they also have rentals available that look like they'd be great fun!  Oh, and they also have those monster crabs that taste amazing!
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By Jason Aldrich, Sequim, WA Home Inspector
(Aldrich's Home Inspections, Inc.)
I personally experienced something not too long ago that reminded me just how precious life is and also how short it can be-I fell from a roof and broke my back on April 8th. Immediately after I fell, as I was trying to sit still so I wouldn't do anymore damage, I literally saw my life flash before my eyes. I thought of the past (growing up with my two brothers, my parents 25th wedding anniversary, meeting my wife, our wedding), the present (I might be paralyzed) and of the future (possibly not being able to pick up my children, work or do any of the things I really enjoy). If you haven't had such an experience, you should consider yourself very fortunate.  Luckily I wasn't paralyzed and will make a full recovery in the coming months, but the experience was life changing. Not a day goes...
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Port Angeles Real Estate: Real estate investing is really an art and, like any art, it takes time to master the art of real estate investing. The key, of course, is to buy at a lower price and sell at higher price and make a profit even after paying all the costs involved in the two (buy/sell) transactions. Generally, people are of the opinion that Port Angeles real estate investing makes sense only when the rates are on the rise. However, real estate investing for profits is possible just about any time (and as I just said, real estate investing is an art). Here is a list of tricks that can make real estate investing profitable for you: 1) Look for public auctions, divorce settlements and Port Angeles foreclosures (bank/FHA/VA): Since quick settlement is the preference here (and not pr...
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By Jason Aldrich, Sequim, WA Home Inspector
(Aldrich's Home Inspections, Inc.)
Randy West with The Daily Courier, in his article Billing through escrow is a conflict of interest for home inspectors, does a wonderful job of explaining the reasoning behind why most home inspectors do not or cannot allow payment at the closing of escrow. Randy points out that from the position of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), billing escrow is a conflict of interest and would represent a violation of the ASHI Code of Ethics. He goes on to say "it is imperative that home inspectors are totally objective about the homes they inspect. A home inspector should not care whether his client buys the home or not; he should simply report the good, bad and ugly to allow the client to make an informed decision. What is less obvious is that billing escrow does give the home insp...
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Port Angeles Real Estate: Considering the purchase of Foreclosure property? Here are some steps to follow to help you achieve your goal. The Port Angeles real estate market is being bombarded weekly with new Foreclosures ... as well .... in every area in the USA.  How can you find them? Simple, call a few Port Angeles real estate agents and ask them to send you daily listings that meet your criteria, don't be vague, be as detailed as possible and within a realistic price range.  In other words if you qualify for a  $100,000 loan don't focus on $ 1,000,000 homes, odds are you will never get an offer accepted and if you did we are talking about hundreds of offers. That takes time and energy and you will probably end up losing your Port Angeles real estate agent. Once you start receiving t...
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