Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ocean Shores Real Estate: Huge Triplewide near Beach ~ 1238-1242 Catalina Ct

OCEAN SHORES REAL ESTATE
 
Huge Triplewide w/ 3 Lots
 
 
It is all about spreading out in this property......Lots of Land for Ocean Shores on a Cul-de-Sac close to the BEACH! This Triplewide Home has 3 Lots and a Huge 864sq.ft. Detached Garage. Spread out in this spacious 2,566 sq.ft., 4 BD, 2.5 BA home with an Open Floor Plan and Vaulted Ceilings thru-out. Formal Dining Room. Separate Living and Family Rooms. Kitchen with large Island, Corian counters, walk-in Pantry, and Kitchen Nook. Large Master Bedroom w/ walk-in closet and a huge Bathroom w/ double vanity, soaking tub and shower. Laundry Room. Covered Rear Deck and a large Fenced Yard. New Malarkey Roof, hardiboard Skirting, and Exterior Paint. Extra lot has water, sewer and power installed. Home comes furnished.
Street LID's Paid. 2 of the lots are "in" the Community Club; 1 of the lots is "out" of the Community Club.
Corner lot (1236 Ocean Shores Blvd) is available to purchase.
1238, 1240 and 1242 Catalina Ct, Ocean Shores, WA.
$250,000
 
See more pictures and video at www.oceanshoresinfo.com/homes/1238catalina.html
 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ocean Shores Events: Flag Day Parade ~ June 2017

OCEAN SHORES EVENTS
 
 
Flag Day Parade 2017
 
 
June 10, 2017 ~ Ocean Shores, WA honors Old Glory by holding its annual Flag Day Parade, one of the few parades left in the United States....patriotism still lives here.
See more pictures and the video at www.oceanshoresinfo.com/pics/flagdayparade2017.html
 


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ocean Shores Events: Kite Festival ~ June 2017

OCEAN SHORES EVENTS
 
Kite Festival 2017
 
 
June 3-4, 2017 ~ Ocean Shores Kites presents the Festival of Colors of high flying kites of all sizes and kinds on the beaches in downtown Ocean Shores. I have never seen so many kites up and down the beaches of downtown Ocean Shores!!!
Saturday and Sunday saw some beautiful skies in the afternoon. Lots of people parked on the beach and rode horses and enjoyed the kite displays. There were also stunt kites. This is a neat and fun event!
 
See more pictures and the video at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/kitefestival2017.html
 



Ocean Shores Events: Grays Harbor County Expo May 2017

OCEAN SHORES EVENTS
Grays Harbor County Expo 2017
 
 
May 26-28, 2017 ~ The annual Grays Harbor County Expo was held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center both inside and outside. There were many vendors offering products and food. Some fun included the huge slide and pony rides for the kids. There was also a car show. Special exhibitions of wood and ice carvers.
 
See the video and more pictures at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/ghcexpo2017.html 


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
 


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 $35,000