When was the last time you grabbed a local paper to check out the real estate section? Grabbed a real estate booklet from your local office? I thought so. Real estate is always moving, what was available today is gone tomorrow and paper ads are just unable to keep up. Now you can have the most up to date information at your finger tips with your smartphone. Here’s a list of some of the most popular apps.

RE/MAX Agent Apps

If you are working with one of our great agents, try out their app! Go to: getmobile.remax.com/(insert agent name). Example: getmobile.remax.com/JaneDoe. From there you can download an app that lets you check out the latest homes and send them right to your agent.

Realtor.com

The Realtor.com app is great. Very user…

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Here are the Market Reports for October 2017. As expected the traffic is slowing some from the summer but we are still well above last year in most categories. If you have any questions about the reports (or the market in general), please feel free to email one of our agents. We are always happy to help!

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New to town? Away from Family for Thanksgiving? Just not in the mood to cook? Fear not, Anacortes is full of great places to help you celebrate the holiday with great food, surrounded by great people.

Here are a few places that put on a great Thanksgiving Feast. Be sure to visit the links for phone numbers to make reservations!

Swinomish Casino and Lodge will be hosting a Thanksgiving Buffet from 11am to 7pm in their Walton Event Center.

http://www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com/blog/blog/post/eat-well-and-win-big-this-thanksgiving

Majestic Inn and Spa will be hosting their Thanksgiving dinner from 1pm-4pm. Children 5 and under are complimentary and children 6-13 are half price.

https://www.facebook.com/majesticinnandspa

Farmhouse…

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Don’t know if you noticed….but it’s gotten chilly on our little island. We are known far and wide for our outdoor activities and beauty, so what is there to do when the temperature takes a drop? We have something for those times too!

Escape Anacortes

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Still looking for that perfect pumpkin? Here are a couple of places to check out that are close to home:

Gordon Skagit Farms - 15598 McLean Road, Mount Vernon - www.gordonskagitfarms.com

Gordon's is a fall wonderland! Lots of pumpkins of all varieties and a whole "u-pick" pumpkin patch. Sip some amazing apple cider and enjoy some photo ops with the kiddos on cool farm equipment around the property. Open daily 9am - 6pm.

Schuh Farms - 15565 State Route 536, Mount Vernon - www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com/farm-map/schuh-farms

This 300-acre family farm really does a great job celebrating all that fall has to offer. They do educational hay rides with kids from the local FFA teaching about local farming (and you get a hot corn on the cob!), face…

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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!