Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Newer Condo on the Lake Minard Canal ~ Kats Cove #A

Newer Condo on the Lake Minard Canal
Dock & Firepit
2 BD, 2 BA, 936 ASF w/ 1-car Attached Garage

CANAL Front Kats Cove CONDO Built in 2006!  Lovely Views of the Lake Minard Canal & Lots of EXTRAS compared to the other condos w/ Custom Faux Wood Blinds, Maple Cabinets, Slab Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Ceiling Fans.  This 2 BD, 2 BA, 936 ASF Ground Floor Unit has easy access from the 1-car Attached & Finished Garage, as well as the Indoor Lobby/Hallway.  Open Floor Plan w/ slider to the Private Deck.  Kitchen w/ Eating Bar, Slab Granite counters, Stainless Steel appliances, and Maple cabinets.  Master Bedroom w/ ceiling fan, bathroom w/ Tile floors, and a walk-in closet. Bedroom #2 has a lovely view of the Canal. Spacious Guest Bathroom.  The Laundry Room leads to the Garage.  Landscaped Backyard w/ a Large Dock.  Short stroll to the Damon Point Beach.  LIDs Paid.  In the Community Club.
HOA Dues are currently $186.60/mo.  The HOA covers Building Insurance, Building & Outdoor Maintenance, Outside Lights, Sewer, Garbage; Water is not included. 
Kats Cove #A, Ocean Shores, WA.  $150,000
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Spacious Bay Front Home on 2 Lots ~ 614 Chinook Ave

1-story Bay Front Home on 2 Lots
Bulkhead, 3-car Garage

BAY FRONT HOME on approximate 19,000sq.ft. DOUBLE LOT w/ a BULKHEAD and 128ft on the Bay! Live on the desirable ChinookAve with gorgeous views of the Bay and Mountains from almost every room. This Single-Story Home boasts 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 1933 ASF w/ a unique seating area around the Brick Propane Fireplace, large windows for the views, and a Dining Room. Spacious Kitchen w/ Kitchen Nook, Island, and plenty of cabinets and counter space. Access into the huge Laundry Room, Pantry Closet, ½-Bathroom, and the large 3-car Garage w/ 754 sq.ft. & closets/shelving. Master Bedroom w/ Bay views, an enormous walk-in closet, and a 5-piece Bath w/ Jetted Tub. There are 2 other comfortable Bedrooms and a ¾-Bathroom. Extras include a Rear Concrete Patio, a large Concrete Driveway, a Covered Front Entry, a Large Side Yard w/ RV Parking, and a Heat Pump. Sewer and Street LIDs Paid. In the Community Club. Div 22 Blk 4 Lots 25 and 26. 614 Chinook Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA.  Only $265,000
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Pre-Sale Home w/ Upgrades ~ 718 Albion Ave!

Pre-Sale Home w/ Upgrades
On a Corner Lot

PRE-SALE ~ UPGRADED CABIN w/ 2 BD, 1.5 BA, 912 ASF, 2-car Garage! Good home site on this Corner Lot in a quiet area of Ocean Shores. Enter from the Covered Front Deck into this Open Great Room w/ vaulted ceilings. Laminate flooring thru-out the home & Tile floors in the bathrooms. Kitchen w/ Slab Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Custom Cabinets & Eating Bar. Living Area w/ a Propane Fireplace & wood mantle. Concrete Slab in front of the Garage w/ a sidewalk to the front deck. Other Features include: 30-yr comp roof, hardiplank siding, shower/tub in bathroom, Garage door opener, faux wood blinds. NOTE: Taxes are on the lot only. Street LID paid by the Seller at closing. In the Community Club.  Div 14 Lot 333.  718 Albion Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA.  $ 145,000

CORNER LOT w/ ALL UTILITIES! Seller will be installing Water, Sewer & Power on the lot, as well as clearing a parking area. Located in a quiet area of Ocean Shores by the Canal & Bill Ellis Park on Duck Lake. Enjoy this large corner lot by Camping up to 90 days/year or Building your beach home. Located at the corner of Brant Ct & Albion Ave. Lot measures 89.36x51.4x55.68x93.24x103. Sewer LID PAID. Buyer to assume the current balance of the Street LID of approx. $3K. In the Community Club.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ocean Shores and North Beach Newsletter for Real Estate, Events, News, etc. ~ 3rd-Quarter 2014

3rd-Quarter 2014
Ocean Shores/North Beach
Presented by April Swenson,
CRS and Managing Broker for Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers Real Estate      360-589-2777 cell/text




Hand-powered boat races, Poker Paddle, etc held on Duck Lake at North Bay Park on August 30th.  See pictures at


Wonderful time on the beach with people shooting off fireworks up and down our coast.  Check out the pictures and the video on my web site at


Click on the following links to see my new pictures on my web site ( and my new videos uploaded onto my YouTube site (

  • The North Beach Hyaks Varsity Football Team is currently undefeated.
  • New Café in Downtown Ocean Shores: Sunnyside Café located at 687 Pt Brown Ave NW.
  • New Store Front in Downtown Ocean Shores: Burlap & Grain Vintage Market ~ a store of hand-made and refurbished vintage items; located at 817 Pt Brown Ave NW.
  • The Ocean Crest Resort Restaurant in Moclips, which was destroyed by a fire in 2011, had its Grand Re-Opening about a month ago.



  • October 24th-26th ~ Irish Music Festival: Irish music bands play at the Convention Center.
  • November 28th-30th ~ Winter Fanta-Sea Craft Show: buy Christmas crafts/gifts at the Convention Center.


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


3rd-Quarter 2014 ACTIVITY/UPDATE
(July 1st - Sept 30th)

Here are some positive numbers:
  • # of Total Pendings in Ocean Shores increased from 41 in the 2nd-Q of 2014 to 57 in the 3rd-Q of 2014. 

Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (3rd-Quarter of 2014):
Sold Multi-Family

3rd-Quarter 2014
 Current Listings  235  552  29  7  18  841
 Pendings  35  15  5  1  1  57
 Solds  76  69  4  3  0  152
 Sold Volume  $10.84M  $1.125M  $508,900  $630K  $0  $13.1039M
 Sold Median Price  $139,500  $12K  $125,700  $210K  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  202  259  353  14  N/A  


NORTH BEACH (Ocean City to Moclips) MARKET:

Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (3rd-Quarter of 2014):

3rd-Quarter 2014
 Current Listings  71  169  0  0  2  242
 Pendings  7  3  0  0  0  10
 Solds  6  6  0  0  0  12
 Sold Volume  $1.86M  $104K  $0  $0  $0  $1.964M
 Sold Median Price  $313,500  $7,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  216  340  N/A  N/A  N/A  

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




Interest rates are down to around 4.00% 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  You can also contact Saul Schiffner at Wallick & Volk Mortgage Brokers in Bellevue at 425-422-6333, or e-mail him at

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
360-589-2777 (cell/text)

Your Beach Destination Awaits You at the #1 Washington Coast Town!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Gorgeous Views from this Stylish Home & Rare Property ~ 269 Wildwood Ave

Rare Property w/ 107ft on Duck Lake
Fun w/ Dock, Deck & Train
Stylish Home

Gorgeous, Stylish, Rare and Fun Lakefront property with Privacy from the neighbors and beautiful views of the older-growth Weatherwax Property located across Duck Lake. Beautifully Landscaped Property with its own Train located on a cul-de-sac in a desirable & quiet neighborhood, along with 107ft of water frontage. This rustic, yet stylish home boasts 1,895 spacious Square Feet with an Open Great Room that has distinctive knotty-Pine wood vaulted ceilings, a beautiful propane Fireplace surrounded by river rock, surround sound speakers, and a slider to the Rear Deck. Sway over to the Dining Area and have plenty of space to entertain guests for dinner or step out onto the Rear Deck to extend your entertainment area. The spacious Kitchen is perfect for chefs with an Island, propane stove cook-top, double oven, and a walk-in Pantry. The style of the Slab Granite, Knotty-Pine Cabinets, and Maple Hardwood Floors add to the taste of this comfortable home. Added eating space with the full-length Kitchen Eating Bar. Spacious and comfortable Master Bedroom with knotty-pine wood vaulted ceilings, a slider to the Rear Deck, surround sound speakers, and a huge Walk-in Closet w/ built-ins. Step into your huge luxurious Master Bathroom w/ beautiful Tile floors, jetted tub, and double vanity with Corian counters. The other 2 Bedrooms and Guest Bathroom lie on the opposite side of the home. Both Bedrooms have ceiling fans and vaulted ceilings. The Guest Bathroom has beautiful Corian counters and Tile floors. Furniture is negotiable.
When can one ever say that a house is FUN? Well, you can with this home! Real train tracks and a train to ride, a Fountain/Stream flowing into the lake, a miniature Lighthouse, and a random-synchronized Fountain in front. In addition, have fun and relaxation on Duck Lake off your very own DOCK, entertain on the huge Trex Deck overlooking all of this beauty and entertainment, and enjoy a fire in the Firepit. Grow your own special flowers or vegetables in the fenced Garden Area.
Div 22 Blk 1 Lot 143. 269 Wildwood Ave, Ocean Shores, WA.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Newer Home on Large Duck Lake/Canal Front Lot!!!

Newer Home on Duck Lake/Canal
Large Deck, Dock, Garage

DUCK LAKE FRONT HOME Built in 2010 w/ 2 BD, 1.75 BA, 1248 sq.ft. on a huge 12,000+ sq.ft. Lot!!! Enter from the Covered Front Deck into the Open Living Room w/ Bamboo flooring, Mitsubishi ductless heat pump, & views down Duck Lake. The Bamboo flooring flows into the Kitchen & Dining Area w/ Eating Bar & Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, Convection Propane Range, and plenty of cabinets & counter space.  X-Large Master Bedroom w/ walk-in closet and slider to the Deck. Master Bathroom w/ a vintage vanity & mirror, and a large California-style glass block walk-in shower. Guest Bedroom and spacious Guest Bathroom. The Laundry Room, with an upgraded Washer & Dryer, leads out to the 2-car Garage.   Only $180,000

Enjoy the outdoors and lake views from the Full-length Rear Deck and Dock. Speed boat, water ski and fish in Duck Lake.  Large Front Yard and Driveway with an X-Large Shed and RV Parking. Street LID Paid.  In the Community Club.

646 Weatherwax Lp NE, Ocean Shores, WA

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: 3 BD Lovely Home w/ Privacy on Cul-de-Sac!!!

Newer Home Nestled in the Privacy of a Cul-de-Sac & Trees


LOVELY PROPERTY & HOME w/ 3 BD, 1.75 BA, 1310 ASF, 2-car Garage! Surrounded by Trees and Mature Landscaping w/ a Greenbelt in the back of the lot for added privacy. Concrete Driveway and Walkway leads to the Covered Front Deck. Open Floor Plan w/ vaulted ceilings, propane free-standing Fireplace, and Laminate flooring thru-out. Open Kitchen w/ eating bar, plenty of counter space and cabinets. Dining Area w/ a slider to the Rear Deck and Private Backyard. Spacious Master Bedroom w/ a 3/4-Bathroom. The other 2 BDs and 1 BA are on the opposite side of the home. Laundry Room leads out to the 2-car Garage. Step out onto the Rear Deck and enjoy the Private Backyard w/ Firepit. Built in 2008 towards the end of a cul-de-sac by Lake Minard.  Furniture Negotiable. Street LID payoff is about $3,300. IN the Community Club. Short Sale!

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Jetty Front/View 5-week Timeshare ~ Upgrades, 3 BD, 2.75 BA ~ Atlantic Avenue #3-G

Jetty View 5-Week Timeshare
3 BD, 2.75 BA, 1490 ASF

OCEAN & JETTY VIEW 5-Week TIMESHARE! Townhouse-style unit featuring 3 BD, 2.75 BA, 1490 ASF, & a 1-car Garage. Gorgeous views from this unit. Watch the crashing waves from the luxury of the Great Room, Decks & Bedrooms. Or take a stroll along the beach & climb the Jetty rocks. Tastefully decorated w/ updated furnishings & an Open Floor Plan. Comfortable Great Room w/ large windows overlooking the Jetty, Ocean, Westport, & the opening of Grays Harbor Bay. Stay warm by the wood-burning fireplace, watch movies on the flat-screen TV w/ DVD, and play games. Sliding glass door to the 2nd-floor Deck for more fantastic views. Remodeled Kitchen w/ eating bar, slab granite counters, upgraded cabinets & tile floors. All Bathrooms have been remodeled w/ slab granite counters & tile floors. Everything you need for your vacation at the Beach. Extras include: a Bedroom and Bathroom on each floor, 3 flat-screen TVs, large Jetted Tub, Washer & Dryer, and WIFI access. Use for 5 weeks/year (see the schedule by clicking here). Trades on the RCI Network.  Atlantic Avenue #3-Week G
HOA Dues are $877.25/quarter ($3,509/year). The HOA Dues include everything, ie flood insurance, earthquake insurance, building insurance, utilities, linens, furniture, maintenance, Community Club access, etc. The HOA Dues also include the Maid Service Fee, which many other timeshares charge extra for (approx. $60/week-stayed or $300/year).
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

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

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

360-589-2777  cell/text


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

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ocean Shores Events: Paddle-the-Shores ~ August 30, 2014

Paddle-the-Shores 2014

August 30, 2014 ~ Held at North Bay Park on Duck Lake. Boat Races, Poker Paddle, Wacky Boat Races.

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