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News Bidding wars becoming more common as demand outpaces supply in local real estate market   By Evan Caldwell  | June 23, 2020     Home sales have remained surprisingly steady since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but new listings have not. Fewer homes than ever are for sale in the Stanwood-Camano area, further pinching a market that already had historically low inventory, according to new data from the […]
News Home sales brisk before COVID-19 slowdown   By Evan Caldwell  | April 15, 2020     The local real estate market remained hot in March despite the slowdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that is expected to change in April and May. The median price of houses sold in the Stanwood area hit a record high last month, and Camano […]
Community Strong regional economy putting pressure on local housing market     By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 29, 2019      Stanwood, Wash. – Economic growth doesn’t come without some burden. “We are suffering from our own successes,” said economist Matthew Gardner. “We have a robust economy, and that means growing pains.” The solid economy equates to more jobs — and more people — moving […]
Community Economist to talk about 2020 job, housing markets at free forum     By Evan Caldwell  | Jan. 15, 2019        Stanwood, Wash. – Matthew Gardner returns with his crystal ball to peek at what 2020 holds for the local economy and housing market. Gardner, the chief economist for Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 Economic and Housing Forecast […]
News You, too, can go ‘Green at the Beach’ — for $1.45 million Now on the real estate market, this Warm Beach waterfront home is eco-friendly from top to bottom. By Evan Thompson | Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:30am   It hit Dave Porter back in 2004 that he was a hypocrite. After giving a speech to home builders and real estate agents about the importance of green design […]
News What Paine Field means for county’s real estate Connections to West Coast cities will allow easy travel for our residents and bring tourists here. Monday, May 6, 2019 It’s finally time to go after that second “dream home” you’ve been longing for since your 30s. You’ve earned it after a career of hard work, buckling down, and saving your pennies. When retirement or […]
News Warm Beach home with lighthouse rotunda asks $1.45 million By Sarah Anne Lloyd | @sarahannelloyd | May 1, 2019 A beach house with nautical details is one thing, but a built-in lighthouse is another. This home in Warm Beach—along semi-sandy Port Susan waterfront, facing Camano Island—goes above and beyond with waterfront whimsy. It was built in 2007 with all the trappings of a high-priced […]
News Warm Beach’s iconic eco-friendly home for sale The award-winning house featured on TV and in magazines.   By Evan Caldwell | Apr 29, 2019   One of the area’s most iconic homes is for sale. Easily identified along the Warm Beach waterfront by its lighthouse-inspired cupola, this ultra-green house is most famous for its sustainability. “The goal was to build this as environmentally […]
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News Local economy finding ‘balance’ Economist Matthew Gardner motioned his outstretched hand horizontally through the air. “Balance,” he said. “That’s what we’re trending back to.” Gardner was addressing some 250 people during an economic forum Friday, Jan. 26, at the Camano Center. After nearly 20 years of volatility in the housing market — the early 2000s boom, the Great Recession […]
Buying 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast What a year it has been for both the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for me to dust off my crystal […]
News This quirky century-old schoolhouse is yours for $695,000 The two-acre property on the Stillaguamish River in Silvana includes a replica Old West town. SILVANA — The old schoolhouse here and the quirky property it sits on, complete with a Wild West-style town in the back yard, is up for sale. The asking price is $695,000. The school was built around 1907, part of the […]
News Letter: Thanks to neighborhood, Camano’s National Night Out was a success Dear Editor: Camano neighbors gathered Aug. 7 at the Utsalady Ladies Aid Building for a giant block party to celebrate a night out against crime. Along with food and fun, information was available from local resource groups for making the community and neighborhoods on Camano Island safer places. Participating groups were: Camano Island Fire and […]
Buying Curbed Seattle 1906 schoolhouse—plus a saloon and a chapel—listed for $695K Like your own little old-timey town! View the Listing Details Whether you’re looking to open an event venue or just for some unique digs, here’s something for you: a two-acre property in Silvana, a Snohomish County town with a population of 90 or so people, featuring a […]
News Rotary announces parade winners Seventy-six entries in this year’s Stanwood Camano Community Parade marched west through downtown Stanwood for about hour on Saturday, Aug. 4. Dan Sailer, chair of the parade committee, said kids, teens and adults came ready to see a grand parade with entries from all over the area competing for top honors. The parade, hosted by […]
News Camano Island community made Soap Box Derby track possible Letter to the Editor These past weeks, I have been repeatedly reminded of why my wife, Marla, and I chose to make the Stanwood-Camano community our home. During our recent efforts to raise funds and construct the new Soap Box Derby Headquarters and Track at our Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island, we were greeted time […]
News Stanwood-Camano community made soap box derby move possible Dear Editor: These past weeks, I have been repeatedly reminded of why my wife, Marla, and I chose to make the Stanwood-Camano community our home. During our recent efforts to raise funds and construct the new Soap Box Derby Headquarters and Track at our Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island, we were greeted time and again […]
News Gravity-Powered Fun Mattea Black sat in her soap box derby car grinning ear-to-ear while waiting for her race. “It’s just so much fun,” the 10-year-old Stanwood Elementary School student said. “I don’t know why you wouldn’t want to race.” Black, who would go on to finish fourth in the Super Stock Division, was one of 72 kids […]
News Brand-new track, permanent Camano home for Soap Box Derby Races involving 73 cars are on Saturday at a converted ranch where striped pavement belongs to kids. CAMANO ISLAND — The cars sat in rows inside a big red barn, recently renovated. It was quiet at the ranch-turned-racetrack last week. It won’t be on derby day. The cars were built by drivers ages 7 to […]
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