Hal Hovey

2015 was a great year for Whidbey Island Real Estate!

January 15th, 2016 by Hal Hovey

Almost without exception, the real estate market on Whidbey Island has shown some strong gains, with sales at ten year highs everywhere on Whidbey Island.  Prices are also up for the most part, although still lagging behind the highs of a decade ago. Our largest real estate market is on North Whidbey Island, with demand […]

Home of the Week – 2549 West Beach Rd – Waterfront home for sale

September 3rd, 2015 by Hal Hovey

Whidbey Island Waterfront Home for Sale –  2549 West Beach Rd – with water views from every room, and a custom ironwood deck elevated above the waves for the best views, this home feels like you are on a sailing ship headed out to exotic locales! Enjoy morning walks on the beach looking for shells, […]

House of the Week – Greenbank Cellars – 3112 Day Rd, Greenbank, WA

April 17th, 2015 by Hal Hovey

Greenbank Cellars – an active Winery & Vineyard on Central Whidbey Island The possibilities are limitless! Currently used as a Winery, Vineyard & Art Gallery, this property features a 100+ year old restored barn with a wine tasting room & barrel room, a quaint 2 bedroom home that is currently used as the Art Gallery, a […]

2527 West Beach Rd – House of the Week!

March 23rd, 2015 by Hal Hovey

Here is another great home for sale on West Beach Road on Whidbey Island.  This is a solidly built log-style home with unrivaled frontage on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  This home has a very rare 120′ of low bank, bulkheaded waterfront, fronting a sandy beach.   The panoramic views span from the glorious Olympic […]

House of the Week – 2545 West Beach Rd

March 4th, 2015 by Hal Hovey

If you are searching for a waterfront home for sale on no-bank waterfront, then look no further!  This cute house at 2545 West Beach Rd on North Whidbey Island features 60′ of no-bank waterfront with sunset views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, and even the lights […]

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

February 27th, 2015 by Hal Hovey

As I write this in February, it seems like the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is still a long way off.  This has been a very mild winter though, so the daffodils are already blooming, and tulips are starting to peek through the soil.  RoozenGaarde reports that they already have over 150 acres of daffodils in […]

House of the Week – 1625 SW Stremler Drive

February 23rd, 2015 by Hal Hovey

There are very few condominiums for sale right now in Oak Harbor, so the opportunity to buy a new construction home where you can still pick the colors and finishes is something to jump at!  Located in a popular and convenient neighborhood next door to Fort Nugent Park, this single level townhouse features a private […]

House of the Week – 2651 SW Fairway Point Dr

February 18th, 2015 by Hal Hovey

Located in the beautiful community of Fairway Point in Oak Harbor, this home just came on the market this week.  It is a large home, with 4 bedrooms (or 3+Den), a spacious great room on the first floor and large family room on the upper level between two bedrooms.   The Master Suite is on the main […]

How do prices compare between Whidbey Island and Anacortes and Fidalgo Island?

February 6th, 2015 by Hal Hovey

I frequently have home buyers visit Whidbey Island who are looking throughout the Puget Sound area for homes.  I sell homes throughout Whidbey Island and Anacortes on Fidalgo Island, and my buyers are frequently surprised by how varied the prices are between the areas.  Whidbey Island consists of three somewhat distinct areas, each with its […]

Anacortes 2014 Real Estate Wrap-up – Boom Time is Back!

January 29th, 2015 by Hal Hovey

In Anacortes, the boom time is back for real estate!  While median home prices in Anacortes have not quite reached the level they were at during the peak years of 2006-2007, they have increased 15% just in the last year alone, with no signs of stopping anytime soon.  After falling 22% between the market peak […]