Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ocean Shores and North Beach Newsletter for Real Estate, Events, News ~ 1st-Quarter 2017

1st-Quarter 2017
Ocean Shores/North Beach
Newsletter

Presented by April Swenson,
CRS and Managing Broker for
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers Real Estate
aswenson25@juno.com    360-589-2777 cell/text    www.OceanShoresInfo.com
 
 
NOTABLE NEWS and EVENTS
 
 
ART SHOW 2017
 
The annual arts show at the Convention Center held in April.  There are paintings, drawings, photography, local student's work, etc.  Check out my pictures on my web site at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/artshow2017.html.
 
 
LOCAL NEWS
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS 
  • May 13th ~ Youth Fishing Derby:  held at North Bay Park.
  • May 13th-14th ~ Shopping at the Shore:  shopping on Mother's Day weekend at the Convention Center.
  • TBD ~ Clam Digger Rod Run:  huge car display at the Elks Lodge.
  • May 26th-28th ~ Grays Harbor County Expo:  Home show, wood carving, and much more at the Convention Center.
  • June 3rd ~ Toughman Triathalon:  starts and ends at North Bay Park.
  • June 3rd-4th ~ Ocean Shores Festival of Colors:  kite flying on the beach.
  • June 10th ~ Flag Day Parade:  honor Old Glory with this traditional parade.
  • June 23rd-25th ~ Sand & Sawdust Festival:   chainsaw carving and sandcastle building.
  • July 4th ~ Fireworks on the Beach:  let off your own fireworks on the beach.
  • July 7th-9th ~ Ocean Shores Beach Blast:  a family event on the beach.
  • Aug 18th-20th ~ 12's Fan Fest & Beach Party:  celebrating the upcoming Seahawk season.
  • Aug 19th-20th ~ Fun Fly:  novice a nd professional kite flying on the beach.
  • Aug 26th-27th ~ Find Your Treasure Gift Show:  a retail gift and treasure show.
 
 
BUYS IN OCEAN SHORES
 
Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for some good deals on properties in Ocean Shores:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1st-Quarter 2017 ACTIVITY/UPDATE
(January 1st - March 31st)
 
 
We have increased since the 1st-quarter of last year.  We have decreased in the number of listings, and increased in our values.   Take a look below at the numbers.
 
 
OCEAN SHORES MARKET:
 
Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (1st-Quarter of 2017):
 
1st-Quarter 2017
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings 120 464 33 3 15 635
 Pendings 49 23 8 3 2 85
 Solds 60 60 10 0 2 132
 Sold Volume $11.41M $1.613M $1.294M $0 $318,750 $14.635M
 Sold Median Price $181,450 $16,750 $113,750 N/A $159,375 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds) 137 519 203 N/A 45 
  
VS.
 
1st-Quarter 2016
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings 146 551 58 1 6 762
 Pendings 39 24 8 1 0 72
 Solds 53 54 9 3 1 120
 Sold Volume $9.362M $1.187M $1.137M $644K $271K $12.601M
 Sold Median Price $163,500 $11K $137,950 $218K $271K 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds) 214 383 103 384 42 
  
 
NORTH BEACH (Ocean City to Moclips) MARKET:
 
Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (1st-Quarter of 2017):
Sold Homes
 
1st-Quarter 2017
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings 46 88 0 2 4 140
 Pendings 6 4 0 0 0 10
 Solds 13 8 0 0 1 22
 Sold Volume $3.52M $1.8M  $0 $0 $60K $5.38M
 Sold Median Price $230K $24,250 N/A N/A $60K 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds) 298 304 N/A N/A 170 
  
VS.
 
1st-Quarter 2016
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings 52 111 2 2 9 176
 Pendings 2 2 0 0 0 4
 Solds 11 5 1 0 0 17
 Sold Volume $2.659M $296K  $180K $0 $0 $3.135M
 Sold Median Price $210K $40K $180K N/A N/A 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds) 341 323 639 N/A N/A 
  
NOTE: All of the above data was pulled from the NWMLS and is not guaranteed.
 


FINANCING NEWS
 
MORTGAGE NEWS 
 
Interest rates are down to around 4% to 4.25% with 0 points (depending on credit and down payment).  Funding is available through FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Loans to buy primary and secondary/vacation homes in Ocean Shores and the North Beach.

For more help on getting pre-approved/qualified, contact our local lender, The Bank of the Pacific....Desi Goodwin, the Residential Loan Officer, at 360-500-4003, or e-mail her at dgoodwin@bankofthepacific.com.  You can also contact Saul Schiffner at Wallick & Volk Mortgage Brokers in Bellevue at 425-422-6333, or e-mail him at saul.schiffner@wvmb.com.  
 
 
 
If you ever have any questions about Area Information and Real Estate in Ocean Shores and the North Beach, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.
~ April Swenson
aswenson25@juno.com
360-589-2777 (cell/text)
 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Commercial Lot in Downtown ~ 782 Ocean Shores Blvd NW

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
Commercial Lot in Downtown Ocean Shores
 
 
COMMERCIAL LOT Located in DOWNTOWN Ocean Shores! Motivated Seller for this large lot of 20,000 sq.ft. (100ftx200ft) in size and 100ft of road frontage. Lots of possibilities with this property....build a business, vacation rentals, restaurant, shop, etc. Just imagine owning your own business and property at the Beach. Sewer and Street LIDs PAID. OUT of the Community Club. Div 1 Blk E Lot 16. 782 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores. $70,000
 
 


Ocean Shores Real Estate: Jetty Area Building Lot ~ 458 S. Bel Air Lp

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
Jetty Area Building Lot
 
 
JETTY AREA LOT! Listen to the sounds of the surf from this nice lot on S. Bel Air Lp with potential Ocean, Jetty and Mountain views from a 2-3 story home. Take a stroll to the Beach and Jetty. Water, sewer and power hook-ups in the street for ease of building. Lot measures 82.07x110x63.65x110. Street and Sewer LIDs PAID. In the Community Club. Div 19 Blk 6 Lot 19. 458 S. Bel Air Lp, Ocean Shores. $13,000

See more pictures and the video at www.oceanshoresinfo.com/land/458sbelair.html
 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Custom Bay View Home on Cul-De-Sac ~ 336 Cypress Ct

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
Custom Bay View Home
 
 
GORGEOUS, CUSTOM BAY VIEW HOME! You will be amazed at the custom features of this beautiful home located on a cul-de-sac with Bay and Mountain views. This home features 3 BD, 2.75 BA, 1954 sq.ft. Great Room w/ vaulted ceilings, travertine tile, propane fireplace, and access to the front Deck to enjoy those beautiful views. Kitchen w/ Eating Bar, Slab granite counters, custom cabinets and back-splash tiles. Master Bedroom & Bath w/ fireplace and beautiful tiled shower. Fully-fenced yard w/ patio.  336 Cypress Ct SE, Ocean Shores.  $297,900
 
 


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Lot on Perkins Pond w/ Utilities Installed ~ 368 Marine View Dr SW

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
Building or Camping Lot
On Perkins Pond
Utilities Installed
 
 
ON PERKINS POND! This decked-out lot is located on the wide part of Perkins Pond w/ lovely views. Enjoy the many wildlife as well. Camp up to 90 days per year, or build your beach home on this mostly Cleared lot w/ Water, Sewer, Power Installed. Permitted Driveway installed. Step out your back door and take a stroll on the path around Perkins Pond. OR, enjoy easy beach access at the end of Marine View Dr. Lot measures 63x110x67.08x110. OUT of the Community Club. Street and Sewer LIDs PAID. Div 16 Blk 7 Lot 20.    Reduced to $40,000

 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Building Lot ~ 351 Olympic View Ave

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
Building Lot
 
 
POTENTIAL BAY VIEW LOT! Located on the desirable Olympic View Ave. Build a 2-3 story home to have potential Bay and Mountain views. Water, sewer and power hook-ups in the street for ease of building. OR, camp up to 90 days/year. Lot measures 73x100. Pit/valve Installed (a $2,700 value). OUT of the Community Club. Sewer and Street LIDs PAID. Div 23 Blk 7 Lot 9. 351 Olympic View Ave, Ocean Shores.  Reduced to $13,000
 
 


Ocean Shores Real Estate: Commercial Lot on Lake Minard Canal ~ 1019 Wawona

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE

 
RARE OPPORTUNITY to own this X-LARGE COMMERCIALLY Zoned Lot with 81ft on the LAKE MINARD CANAL and located right by Damon Pt Beach area. Just 4 lots from Marine View Dr. Located in a desirable area...great to do nightly/weekly vacation rentals, or live part-time or full-time....the choices are yours. X-LARGE Lot of over 12,000 sq.ft. (measures 80x165.06x81.88x150). Surveyed in 2007. Water, sewer, power hook-ups in the street for ease of building. Street LID PAID. In the Community Club. Div 20 Blk 6 Lot 36.  1019 Wawona Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA.  $75,000

Ocean Shores is a peninsula of about 6 miles long by about 2 miles wide. We are located directly west of Olympia (about 1 hr and 30 min away). This beach community offers 6 miles of accessible sandy beaches, 23 miles of interconnecting fresh water lakes and canals, parks, hotels, restaurants, shops, 18-hole Golf Course & Driving Range, small airport and more. All properties feature water, power and sewer in the streets.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Hotel Studio Condo ~ Polynesian #107

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
Hotel Studio Condo w/ no HOA Dues
 
 
1st-FLOOR FURNISHED HOTEL CONDO! Polynesian Resort Studio Unit w/ 336 ASF, 1 BA, and easy access on the 1st floor. Fully-Furnished w/ a king bed, TV, and a Kitchenette w/ microwave, 2-burner stove-top and mini-frig. Enjoy trails to the beach or drive onto the Beach via the nearby Chance a La Mer or Pacific Blvd beach access streets. Hotel Amenities include: indoor pool and hot tub, game room, social room with fireplace and TV, spacious lobby, and playground. No HOA Dues plus some Income! Cat or dog is allowed in this unit.  Polynesian #107, Ocean Shores, WA.  $19,888

As an owner of a Polynesian Hotel Condo, you get to use your unit up to 30 days/year plus 1 owner weekend (a total of 32 days max per year). The nightly maid service fee when you stay is about $13/night.  There are no HOA Dues (and there are no current special assessments).  You get some income from the hotel every year based on the revenue and expenses of the hotel.  And you do not have to worry about the maintenance...the hotel takes care of it all!

For more information, please visit http://www.oceanshoresinfo.com/homes/polynesian107.html