Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Remodeled, Private Home w/1.5 Lots on Bass Canal

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE

Remodeled ~ Quality and Beautiful
1.5 Lots on the Bass Canal

 
 
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED HOME on 1.5 Lots on the Bass Canal!  Private & secluded home surrounded by professional landscaping with paver stone walkways and large evergreens provide shield and privacy on this approx. 17,000 sq.ft. parcel.  Enjoy the outdoors on the large, covered, full-length Trex Deck overlooking the tranquility of the canal, the beautiful yard, & the many wildlife.  Steps lead down to your very own Dock -- enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, etc. on the canals & lakes -- the Bass Canal leads directly into Duck Lake where you can water ski.  This home sits off the street w/ a large driveway and terraced landscaping area.  Gated Garden Area on the south side of the home w/ a private side entrance into the Master BD Foyer.  Enter off the covered deck into this spacious, light & bright home w/ 1,672 ASF & a large Open Great Room w/ Ash hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, propane fireplace, & lots of windows to enjoy the water and wildlife views.  Guest Bedroom w/ Ash floors & a walk-in closet.  Full Guest Bathroom w/ skylight.  Roomy Master BD w/ vaulted ceilings, dual closets, and a Bathroom w/ shower & skylight. There are a lot of extra features, such as marble window sills, and a Laundry Room w/ storage cabinets, a newer Heat Pump/Furnace & a W/D.  Remodeling done in 2008-2013 & includes the replacement of the roof, gutters, siding, flooring, paint, Trex Deck, fireplace, heat pump, water softener, fenced garden area, landscaping, W/D. Street LID Paid.  LIFETIME Community Club Member.
 
 
 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Ocean Front Lot, 18K sq.ft., Near Beach Access Street ~ 413 Ocean Shores Blvd NW

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
Ocean Front Lot ~ 18,000 sq.ft.
Near Downtown & Beach Access Street
 

OCEAN FRONT LOT! Build on this 18,000 sq.ft. (60' x 300') lot w/ unobstructed views of the Ocean & Dunes from your 2 or 3-story house. Located close to downtown Ocean Shores & only 4 lots to the north of Pacific Blvd, which is a year-round Beach Access Street. Priced BELOW Assessed Value. Some wetlands in the back of the lot (per City Wetland Map). Water, power & sewer hook-ups in the street. Sewer LID PAID. Street LID PAID. In the Community Club. Div 1 Blk R Lot 39. 413 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores.

For more information, please visit http://www.oceanshoresinfo.com/land/413os.html




Friday, March 7, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: True Bay Front Lot ~ 132 Sunrise Ave SE

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE

True Bay Front Lot

 
 
GREAT PRICE for this Beautiful True BAY FRONT Lot! Imagine living on the gorgeous bay waters with those great views of the bay and mountains from a 1-story home. Desirable area on Sunrise Ave with surrounding newer and nicer homes. Partially cleared lot of 60ft x 150ft in size (9,000 sq.ft.). Sewer LID paid by the Seller at closing. Buyer to assume the current balance of the Street LID of approx. $2,900. In the Community Club. Div 23 Blk Lot 93. 132 Sunrise Ave SE.  Only $80,000

For more information, please visit http://www.oceanshoresinfo.com/land/132sunrise.htm­l
 

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Unobstructed Tidelands, Airport, Bay, Mountain Views ~ 354 Olympic View Ave

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE

Backs the Tidelands and Airport
Unobstructed Bay, Mountain, Tidelands, Airport Views
 


Unobstructed BAY VIEWS! Lot backs the south end of the Tidelands & Airport, so no one can build behind you. The Bay lies beyond these Tidelands, so there are great Olympic Mountain & Bay Views. Camp up to 90 days/yr, or Build your Home at the Beach on this 9,000 sq.ft. lot (60ft x 150ft). Water, power, sewer hook-ups in the street for ease of building. Pit/valve Installed (a $2,700 value). Sewer LID PAID. Buyer to assume the current balance of the Street LID of approx. $2,900. In the Community Club.  Div 23 Blk 9 Lot 30. Only $15,000
 
For more information, please visit http://www.oceanshoresinfo.com/land/354olympicview.html 
 
 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: X-Large Corner Lot Near the Jetty ~ 1299 Fairwood Dr

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
X-Large Corner Lot
Near the Jetty



X-LARGE CORNER LOT in the JETTY AREA!!! Listen to the Ocean surf from this nice corner building lot. Lot is larger than typical Jetty lots: 50x47.12x80x80x110. Potential Ocean, Jetty, Mountain views from a 2-3 story home. Water, power, sewer hook-ups in the streets. Build your beach home; OR, camp up to 90 days/year. Seller to payoff the Sewer LID at closing. Buyer to assume the current balance of the Street LID of approx. $4,100. OUT of the Community Club. Div 18 Blk 5 Lot 12.  Only $8,000

For more information, please visit http://www.oceanshoresinfo.com/land/1299fairwood.h­tml


Thursday, February 20, 2014

North Beach Real Estate: Private & Secluded Surfcrest Timeshare Resort in Copalis Beach, WA ~ Great Price ~ Surfcrest #6-Week F

NORTH BEACH REAL ESTATE

Private & Secluded Surfcrest Resort Timeshare #6-Week F
Copalis Beach, WA
 
 
 
MOTIVATED SELLER...GREAT $! OCEAN FRONT Timeshare to use 8-9 weeks/year. Located at the secluded & private Surfcrest Resort (in between Ocean City and Copalis Beach, WA). FULLY-FURNISHED, END UNIT w/ 1 BD & Loft, 3/4-BA, 650 ASF, Living Area, Kitchen, Spiral Staircase, Propane Fireplace, Private Patio off the living Area, & Balcony off the upstairs bedroom w/ Dune views. One (1) assigned parking spot plus ample guest parking. This lovely condo/timeshare is spacious enough to accommodate 6 people. GREAT TRADING ability thru RCI. 

HOA Dues are $170/mo, which includes all expenses (building & flood insurance, utilities, cable TV, linens, dishes, furniture, etc), & $40/mo for the Building Fund ($210/mo total). $50 cleaning fee per week stayed (plus $20 for owners w/ a pet ~ dog and cats only; and $5 for each additional pet).

The Surfcrest Resort provides visitors a memorable beach experience in a quiet, laid-back environment. The 30+/- Acre Resort has approximately 900 feet of unspoiled Ocean front. The fresh water Connor Creek runs through it adding an additional 1500 feet (approximate) of creek frontage for wildlife viewing and canoeing. In addition to the 54-townhouse units, the resort has a Recreation Building with a Lobby, an adult-only Lounge w/ pool table, deck & fireplace, Game Room, Vending Machines, Restrooms, Saunas, Jacuzzi, and a Year-Round Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool. Other amenities include a Playground w/ Picnic & BBQ-area, Pet Area, Dock on Connor Creek to launch canoes, Volleyball/Badminton Court, and lots of Trails through the Dunes to the Beach.

See more info and pictures and video at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/homes/surfcrest6f.html

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ocean Shores News: Snow Fall at the Beach ~ Feb 8-9, 2014

OCEAN SHORES NEWS
 
Snow Fall at the Beach
February 8-9, 2014
 
 
 
Snow fell later Saturday afternoon and into the night.  It was beautiful.  See more pictures at http://www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/winterfeb2014.html
 
 
 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ocean Shores News: February 2014 Hot Picks for Ocean Shores and North Beach Real Estate

February 2014
 
Hot Picks/Favorites for
Ocean Shores and North Beach
Real Estate
 
Presented by April Swenson,
CRS and Managing Broker for

COLDWELL BANKER OCEAN SHORES BROKERS
360-589-2777  cell/text
aswenson25@juno.com
 

HOT BUYS in OCEAN SHORES 
and the NORTH BEACH


Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for some good deals on properties:


Monday, January 13, 2014

Ocean Shores and North Beach Newsletter for Real Estate, Events, News, etc. ~ 2013 Year-in-Review


2013 Year-End Review
Ocean Shores/North Beach
Newsletter
Presented by April Swenson,
CRS & Managing Broker for Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers Real Estate
aswenson25@juno.com    360-589-2777 cell/text    www.OceanShoresInfo.com

 
NOTABLE NEWS & EVENTS
 
 
OCEAN SHORES BROKERS BECAME COLDWELL BANKER OCEAN SHORES BROKERS on 3/18/13
 
Our office made a big move to Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers.  It has proven to be a great move.  We are moving forward.  See my Blog Posting by clicking here.


WINTER FREEZE in OCEAN SHORES


Ocean Shores saw a rare low temperatures reaching into the high 10's and low 20's on December 6th-9th.  See more info and pictures at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/winterdec2013.html


COLDWELL BANKER OCEAN SHORES BROKERS DECORATES for CHRISTMAS


Our office decorated with lights and a tree.  Check it out on my web site at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/news/christmasatcbosb2013.html


CHRISTMAS 2013


Christmas Day was beautiful with a gorgeous sunset.  Check it out on my web site at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/christmas2013.html


NEW PICTURES & YOUTUBE VIDEOS UPLOADED

Click on the following links to see my new pictures on my web site (www.OceanShoresInfo.com) and my new videos uploaded onto my YouTube site (http://www.youtube.com/AprilSwenson):



OTHER NOTABLE LOCAL NEWS

  • Ocean Shores is in line to receive more than $200,000 in grant funding for design of improvements to Point Brown Avenue that would include a bike path and pedestrian walkways. See more at: http://thedailyworld.com/news/local/city-awarded-funds-begin-pt-brown-design#sthash.aqQYMqvt.dpuf.
  • The Ocean Crest Resort Restaurant in Moclips is still under construction (ruined by a fire).
  • RANKING REPORTS:   I was #6 among all Grays Harbor County brokers for the Number (#) of Transactions Closed and #18 among all Grays Harbor County brokers for Volume ($) Closed for 2013.  I was #5 among all Ocean Shores brokers for the Number (#) of Transactions Closed and #9 among all Ocean Shores brokers for Volume ($) Closed in 2013.  I was #4 among all Grays Harbor County brokers for the Number (#) of Vacant Land Closed for 2013.

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • February 8th-9th ~ Antique & Collectibles Show: held at the Convention Center.
  • March 1st-2nd ~ Beachcombers' Fun Fair: held at the Convention Center.
  • March 21st-23rd ~ Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza: held at the Convention Center.
  • March 21st-22nd ~ Dugan's Run: attention runners!  Held in the streets of Ocean Shores.
  • April 4th-6th ~ Fine Arts, Photo, & Electronic Media Show: art show held at the Convention Center.
  • April 25th-27th ~ Spring Fling Arts & Crafts Show: held at the Convention Center.
  • May 10th-11th ~ Home Business Vendor Fair: held at the Convention Center.

BUYS IN OCEAN SHORES

Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for some good deals on properties in Ocean Shores:

Homes Under $100K

Homes $100K-$150K

Homes $150K+

View Homes

Waterfront Homes

Condos

Timeshares

Lots $10K or Less

Lots $10K-$15K

Lots $15K-20K

Lots $20K+ / Decked-out Lots

View Lots

Waterfront Lots


2013 MARKET ACTIVITY/UPDATE
(January 1st-December 31st)

We definitely have done better in 2013 compared to 2012.  We have some very positive numbers:
  • # of Homes Sold in Ocean Shores increased from 165 in 2012 to 198 in 2013
  • Median Sales Price for Homes increased from $130,000 in 2012 to $139,900 in 2013
  • Sold Volume for Homes increased from $23M in 2012 to $29.16M in 2013
  • # of Total Properties Sold in Ocean Shores rose from 321 in 2011 to 353 in 2012 to 391 in 2013
  • Total Sold Volume in Ocean Shores rose from $31.15M in 2012 to $36.577M in 2013
The numbers below show that Ocean Shores is still one of the leaders for affordability, availability and productivity (# of properties and volume closed) compared to the other beach towns along the Washington Coast.  Ocean Shores also offers a lot more availability and affordability for building lots.

OCEAN SHORES MARKET:

Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (4th-Quarter of 2013):
Sold Homes
Sold Lots
Sold Condos
Sold Commercial

2013 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  207  449  30  5  19  710
 Pendings  20  17  1  0  0  38
 Solds  198  169  19  1  4  391
 Sold Volume  $29.16M  $3.383M  $2.34M  $260K  $1.434M  $36.577M
 Sold Median Price  $139,900  $12,500  $130K  $260K  $378,750  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  243  316  310  60  287  
VS.
2012 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  190  403  34  3  14  644
 Pendings  19  5  0  0  1  25
 Solds  165  161  17  5  5  353
 Sold Volume  $23M  $3.361M  $1.822M  $2.268M  $681,800  $31.15M
 Sold Median Price  $130K  $16K  $99,500  $205K  $88,900  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  206  384  401  86  414  


2nd-Half 2013
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  118  91  9  0  3  221
 Sold Volume  $17.18M  $1.78M  $1.19M  $0  $889,500  $21.04M
 Sold Median Price  $139,700  $12K  $125K  N/A  $212,500  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  222  355  331  N/A  324  
VS.
2nd-Half 2012
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  90  79  12  3  2  186
 Sold Volume  $13.69M  $1.636M  $1.524M  $1.955M  $352,900  $19.158M
 Sold Median Price  $138,700  $15K  $137,500  $205K  $176,450  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  186  427  329  25  406  


4th-Quarter 2013
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family
 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  48  39  1  0  2  90
 Sold Volume  $7.299M  $596,300  $130K  $0  $839,500  $8.865M
 Sold Median Price  $142,450  $9,500  $130K  N/A  $419,750  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  220  319  166  N/A  471  
VS.
4th-Quarter 2012
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family
 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  47  34  9  2  0  92
 Sold Volume  $7.576M  $659,400  $1.084M  $1.8M  $0  $11.12M
 Sold Median Price  $150K  $8,250  $130K  $902,500  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  179  436  349  35  N/A  


NORTH BEACH (Ocean City to Moclips) MARKET:

Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (4th-Quarter of 2013):
Sold Homes
Sold Land

2013 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  49  135  2  0  6  192
 Pendings  4  0  0  0  0  4
 Solds  31  28  0  0  2  61
 Sold Volume  $5.537M  $2.744M  $0  $0  $155K  $8.436M
 Sold Median Price  $142,500  $25K  N/A  N/A  $77,500  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  120  307  N/A  N/A  644  
VS.
2012 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  45  98  2  1  11  157
 Pendings  1  1  0  0  0  2
 Solds  27  21  1  0  0  49
 Sold Volume  $4.71M  $1.086M  $101  $0  $0  $5.897M
 Sold Median Price  $160K  $22K  $101K  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  206  410  411  N/A  N/A  


2nd-Half 2013
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  19  16  0  0  0  35
 Sold Volume  $3.874M  $1.692M  $0K  $0K  $0K  $5.566M
 Sold Median Price  $199K  $30,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  133  220  N/A  N/A  N/A  
VS.
2nd-Half 2012
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  6  9  1  0  0  16
 Sold Volume  $1.295M  $347,200  $101K  $0K  $0K  $1.743M
 Sold Median Price  $212,450  $16,500  $101K  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  222  461  411  N/A  N/A  


4th-Quarter 2013
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  11  6  0  0  0  17
 Sold Volume  $2.08M  $1.123M  $0  $0K  $0K  $3.203M
 Sold Median Price  $199K  $47,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  129  306  N/A  N/A  N/A  
VS.
4th-Quarter 2012
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  4  3  1  0  0  8
 Sold Volume  $810K  $186,750  $101K  $0K  $0K  $1.098M
 Sold Median Price  $210K  $30K  $101K  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  299  458  411  N/A  N/A  


SOUTH BEACH (Westport/Grayland/Ocosta) MARKET:

2013 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  75  71  9  4  11  170
 Pendings  2  1  0  0  0  3
 Solds  59  24  13  2  1  99
 Sold Volume  $7.235M  $1.7M  $2.8M  $440K  $27,750  $12.2M
 Sold Median Price  $95K  $38,750  $140K  $220K  $27,750  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  237  423  219  92  43  
VS.
2012 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  57  78  13  4  13  165
 Pendings  1  0  1  2  0  4
 Solds  44  17  15  3  0  79
 Sold Volume  $5.605M  $1.1M  $2.313M  $202,900  $0  $9.22M
 Sold Median Price  $100,150  $43K  $133K  $64K  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  217  451  152  133  N/A  


LONG BEACH PENINSULA (Ilwaco to Surfside Estates) MARKET:

2013 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  228  263  40  9  29  569
 Pendings  19  3  2  0  0  24
 Solds  256  96  22  1  2  377
 Sold Volume  $34.89M  $3.512M  $3.444M  $210K  $330K  $42.386M
 Sold Median Price  $120K  $24,500  $170,500  $210K  $165K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  212  330  804  135  160  
VS.
2012 Year-End
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  223  266  35  7  26  557
 Pendings  17  1  0  0  1  19
 Solds  188  82  17  1  6  293
 Sold Volume  $22.81M  $2.545M  $2.29M  $128K  $913.500  $28.686M
 Sold Median Price  $110K  $25,500  $160K  $128K  $111,500  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  251  283  268  166  166  

NOTE: All of the above data was pulled from the NWMLS and is not guaranteed.


FINANCING NEWS

MORTGAGE NEWS

New rules took into effect for lenders: lenders will now be financially responsible if their customers default on their mortgage.  This means if a lender makes a loan in 2014 and beyond, and the customer did not show the ability to repay (mainly it requires borrowers to have less than a 43% debt to income ratio, then the lender can be financially liable, unless the loan was sold to Fannie, Freddie or guaranteed by FHA).  There are some exceptions to this 43% debt-to-income requirement.  Please speak to your lender.

Interest rates are still very low at around 4.5-4.625% 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....Desiree 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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