Last week, I (Amanda,Director of Agent Services for the Gateway office) turned 35. I thought it would be fun to take a peek back to 1982 and see how things have changed...

In 1982:

The average income, nationally, was $21,050. The average cost of a gallon of gas was $.91 cents. A loaf of bread would set you back $.50 cents. A brand new car averaged $7,983 and a new Sony 19 inch color TV would run $499. Just for kicks, because I can't compare this to anything today, a cassette tape recorder would cost a whooping $44.99.I did some research and the average cost of a home here in Anacortes in 1982 would have been around $73,677 which was slightly above the national average.

TODAY:

The average income, nationally, is $46,409. The average cost of a…

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Here are your August 2017 Market Reports. Overall the market still seems to be extremely strong. While it is still a seller's market there are some great deals to be had. Call an agent today!

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Looking to do something unique this fall? How about a great get away to the San Juan Islands? One place you might want to visit for Fall is the Roche Harbor Resort. Luxurious and Tranquil, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a hot cider and relax. If you choose one of the 29 cozy cottages, or stay in the historic hotel, you really can’t go wrong out on San Juan Island. Where is your favorite fall getaway in Washington? Is there any place in the Evergreen State where you can see the traditional Fall colors in the leaves?

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Neighborhood Spotlight: La Conner Washington

We talk a lot about Anacortes, let’s highlight some of the amazing communities around us! La Conner is right on the other side of Twin Bridges and is an amazing community known for its Art. The Swinomish Reservation is on the other side of the “Rainbow Bridge”. With their vast art history as well as the artisans in town, you are sure to see something new and interesting every time you visit! La Conner is also just a hop, skip, and jump away from the Skagit Valley Tulips in April. So much to see and do here, what are your favorite activities?

 

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