Real Estate on Whidbey Island
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2016 has been a Great Year for Home Prices on Whidbey Island!

January 23rd, 2017 by Hal Hovey

Home prices on North Whidbey Island reached record levels in 2016, signalling the end of a long journey back to the peak prices we achieved over 10 years ago.  Home values on Central and South Whidbey Island have not yet reached back to their previous heights, but indications are that 2017 may be the best […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Whidbey Island 2014 Real Estate Wrap-Up

January 12th, 2015 by Hal Hovey

The real estate market on North Whidbey Island may be officially in recovery mode at last!  Sales for 2014 were the best in 8 years, having increased 60% just in the last two years alone! Foreclosures are again a major influencer in our local market, and may be part of the reason prices have not climber […]

Looking ahead to 2015!

January 2nd, 2015 by Hal Hovey

Home sales are up over 60% in the last two years, and are at their highest rate in over 8 years. If you are thinking of selling a home on Whidbey Island, now may be the right time.  Give me a call or send me an email, let’s talk about your plans and see if […]

Whidbey Island Real Estate Wrap-up for 2013 (Part 2)

January 29th, 2014 by Hal Hovey

This is part 2 of my Whidbey Island Real Estate Wrap-up for 2013.  Today we will look at Central Whidbey Island, which includes the area of Coupeville located south of Libbey Road down to just south of Greenbank at the north end of Holmes Harbor (see the map at right). For Central Whidbey Island, single family home sales […]

Whidbey Island Real Estate Wrap-up for 2013 (Part 1)

January 7th, 2014 by Hal Hovey

This is the first part of my Whidbey Island Real Estate Wrap-up for 2013.  We are focusing today on North Whidbey Island, which is the area of Oak Harbor and Coupeville located north of Libbey Road, or as you look at it on the map, north of a line running horizontally across the island at the […]

Mid-Year Update – We’re off to a good start!

July 10th, 2013 by Hal Hovey

Single Homes Sales for North Whidbey Island are up 64% from last year!   We’re in a new market here on North Whidbey Island.  While we haven’t seen the crazy activity that Seattle has with multiple offers or prices escalating rapidly, we are instead seeing consistent and steady sales (finally)! In the first 6 months […]

Sunny days ahead for real estate?

April 9th, 2013 by Hal Hovey

The chart at the left shows the prices changes on North Whidbey Island for the past 15 months.  You can see from the trendline, that prices seems to have not only stabilized, but actually increased over the past few months.  This is especially unusual because the winter months are usually the slowest months of the […]