Jane Carhart's Blog Posts

Immediate moratorium on granting vacation rental permits!

Breaking news:from San Juan County, WA:Immediate moratorium on granting vacation rental permits!In a 3-0 vote, the Council adopted an immediate moratorium on granting new vacation rental permits,

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Orcas Island Real Estate Market is not slowing down yet!

This time of year on Orcas we usually see a winding down of visitors to the island. The island again becomes about community and renewing friendships that can wane during our busy summers. We can

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Wow! What A Rollercoaster Ride This Fall!

Wow it's been a crazy end of Summer and early Fall for the Real Estate Market here in Eastsound and in San Juan County! Folks are fleeing the cities and looking to relocate to the quiet remoteness

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July Orcas Market Stats - WOW!

July has been booming here on Orcas Island. Above are the stats from Eastsound's zipcode. The important numbers are July 2019 and July 2020 are very different even in the face of a worlwide.

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Are you able to work remotely? Orcas Island may be the place for you!

How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially

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Buyer's are looking to make a move out of cities, is island life calling you?

Will We See a Surge of Homebuyers Moving to the Suburbs?As remote work continues on for many businesses and Americans weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to

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Wow interest rates are soooo low! Great time to buy or refinance

Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive WeeksOver the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way

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Choosing the Right Real Estate Professional??

Not All Agents Are Created EqualIn today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when

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Home Buying Affordability in Today’s Market

Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s MarketEveryone is ready to buy a home at different times in their lives, and despite the health crisis, today is no exception.

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Friday's Market Report & Other Orcas News

Exciting news this week is that local restuarants are now beginning to open for dinning in place at a reduced capacity. I am so excited to be able to eat once again with clients, family and friends

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Real Estate or Stock Market???

Real Estate Will Lead the Economic RecoveryWith more U.S. states reopening for business this summer, and as people start to return to work, we can expect the economy to begin improving. Most expert

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Thursday's Weekly Market Update and Other News!

Big Week on Orcas this week! Orcas Island High School Class of 2020 Graduation! My son is a senior so I am so happy for him and all the graduates. Congratulations!!!!ORCAS ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS

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Is it time to sell your vacation home on Orcas Island?

Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home on Orcas Island?The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know

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Thursday' Helpful Weekly Links to Orcas Island and the Real Estate Market

Providing you with important links to what's going on in the Real Estate Market and on Orcas Island these days. This will be a weekly Blog item. This weeks big NEWS is San Juan County is re-opening

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