You Could Be Wrecking Your Home–and Not Know It

IvyThis is a great article from Houselogic on bad things you could be doing to your house. Scroll through the list and make sure you’re not creating future problems for yourself. Check them out at First Time Buyer Mistakes. These are not just mistakes first time buyers make–most are things seasoned homeowners could be doing.

Another Winner!

ColeGCAnother winner from our Whidbey Island Area Fair booth drawing. Shown here is Steve Cole (left), the proud new owner of a Bayview Farm and Garden gift certificate. Presenting the card is Tom Trimbath of our Bayview office. Be sure to stop by our booth NEXT year and sign up to win. In the meantime, if you have any questions about real estate on Whidbey Island (or the real estate market in general), feel free to call any of our experienced Coldwell Banker Tara Properties brokers.

“Hoops” – The Newest Coldwell Banker Story

HoopsCheck out this latest heart-warming ad spot created by Coldwell Banker showing how Real Estate isn’t just about houses – it’s about families. See the ad here.

Get Ready for Vacation

beachatsunsetA great article from RISMedia about preparing your home for your vacation. Briefly–

–Clean up – empty the frig, take out the trash, do laundry, run the garbage disposal

–Close out – weatherize, unplug small appliances, check smoke detectors, leave closet doors open

–Secure – collect spare keys from around the home, hold mail & newspapers, close blinds, ask a neighbor to check your house occasionally.

For a full list of ‘to-do’s and further details, go to How To Prepare Your Home Before Going on Vacation.

And, if you’re vacationing on Whidbey Island and find that you really want to live here, stop by the local Coldwell Banker Tara Properties office and talk to one of our Real Estate Brokers. We’re happy to help.

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4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

home for saleGetting ready to sell your home? Here’s a quick article on things NOT to do. One thing you WANT to do, of course, is contact your local Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ broker to help you sell your Whidbey Island home. We have the island covered from Oak Harbor to Clinton.

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38 Reasons to Call Us

Oak Harbor AgentsSouth Whidbey AgentsLocal Expertise with World-Wide Reach! Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ agents are well acquainted with Real Estate on Whidbey Island. Each one knows the ins-and-outs of island living. But, along with knowing their own neighborhoods, they have the ability to network with more than 85,000 fellow Coldwell Banker agentsĀ  in 3,000 offices around the world. Find out why Coldwell Banker is a leader in Sales and Listings. Contact your local Coldwell Banker Tara Properties real estate specialist today.

 

 

 

 

3-D Property View

862268Check out our newest way to view real estate property listings. This is the first of many tours to come for Coldwell Banker Tara Properties. Follow the instructions and use your mouse or direction keys to travel through every room just like you’re there! Click on the photo at the left or the following link to see the tour. 3-D Tour

Congratulations…..to us!

Erl Bangston, our founder

This month marks the 39th anniversary of the beginning of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties. Erl Bangston started Tara Properties way back in 1975 and we’ve been a successful real estate company on Whidbey Island ever since. Our experienced and knowledgeable agents have helped thousands of folks buy their dream homes and gotten them top dollar when they decided to sell. Through our Community Fund, we’ve helped non-profits, people in need, and provided scholarships for high school students on their way to college. Tara Properties became Coldwell Banker Tara Properties in 1995. By associating with this global company, we extended our reach to aid those buyers coming from afar and sellers relocating to a distant town.

We’re ready to start our next 39 years on Whidbey Island.

Welcome, Alicia Alverson

Alicia Alverson

We are proud to announce the addition of Alicia Alverson to our Bayview office. Alicia is an experienced broker and brings with her a knowledge of real estate on Whidbey Island. You can reach her at 360-331-0120 or alicia@cbwhidbey.com. We pride ourselves at Coldwell Banker Tara Properties in having the most knowledgeable and helpful brokers on Whidbey Island. Please join us in welcoming Alicia to our CBTP family.

New Whidbey Island Listings in 2014

This chart shows new residential real estate listings on Whidbey Island from January 1, 2014 to today. As you can see, the majority of listings fall in the $200,000 to $300,000 range. This is based on 115 new listings. Of this total, 67 were listed on the north part of the Island, 34 were in the south part of the island, and the balance of 14 in the center. Call your Coldwell Banker Tara Properties broker to view any Whidbey Island listing.