Getting The Most of Your New Neighborhood

couple walking townA new article from RisMedia’s Housecall Blog – – Now that the dust has settled and your belongings are put away (just kidding, we know the boxes are still piled high in the basement!), it’s time to get a lay of the land. Whether you moved a few houses down the street or across state lines, settling into a new location can be a fun adventure…so long as you’re ready to put in the work it takes to get acquainted with the area you now call home. Having trouble taking that first step? RisMedia has a few ideas to get you started. Investigating your new neighborhood

Helping Our Community

Ad052816Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Agents, through our Community Fund, contribute part of EVERY commission to help people in need on Whidbey Island, local community agencies and non-profits. We give EVERY DAY, not just occasionally. We’re happy to be a part of this Island and we show it.

Vote for the Best of Whidbey

BestOfWhidbeyBe sure to vote for Coldwell Banker Tara Properties in the Best of Whidbey Awards. This link will get you to the services page. Scroll down to Real Estate Company and choose Coldwell Banker Tara Properties.

http://whidbey.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-Whidbey-2016/Ballot/Services

And send the link to your friends and family and ask them vote, too. Voting ends on May 31.

You Can Give a Hoot

OwlIf you give a hoot about owls and their habitat, we have a home for you! Live gently on the forest’s edge on 17.75 acres in Forest Management. The south and west boundaries are contiguous with 120 acres of Trust Land Trails.

Adopt-A-Pet is Back

AdoptADogThe Coldwell Banker Homes for Dogs Project, launched in 2015, brought the spirit of our “Home’s Best Friend” commercial to every office. In a nationwide effort, events and fundraisers held by Coldwell Banker companies and Adopt-a-Pet.com network shelters exceeded the very lofty goal of getting 20,000 dogs adopted!

This year we are continuing the relationship with Adopt-a-Pet.com, including another Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend! Stay tuned for the date.

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

Coming Soon With Your Help

RyanRyan’s House for Youth offers a safe, home-like environment for at-risk and homeless teens. With the help of caring mentors, youth find the tools to help heal and grow in their relationships, while giving them the opportunities to reach their highest potential.

Ryan’s House has the opportunity to purchase the former Countryside Inn located on the Highway across from Island Transit Station in Coupeville, which is comprised of 2 buildings totaling 7200 sq ft on approx. 7.8 acres of prairie at the entrance to Ebey’s Landing Reserve. This will take care of the immediate need for a Drop-In Center large enough to accommodate more kids.

Rick Chapman and Marchele Hatchner from Coldwell Banker Tara Properties are providing brokerage service on a pro bono basis. The seller, SaviBank, understands that a strong community is good business and are contributing $75,000. Some additional funds have already been raised. The remaining balance of $407,000 needs to be raised by the end of February. Matching funds are available and any donation will be greatly appreciated.

Contribute on the website www.ryanshouseforyouth.org
By text RHFY to 71777 or mail PO Box 551, Langley, WA 98260
Drop-in Center 1832 Scott Rd, Freeland or at the Big Red Event annual fundraiser February 13, 2016
Questions? 360-331-4575, 206-356-2405, ryanshouseforyouth@gmail.com

Congratulations to Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson has been awarded Top Rated Real Estate Agent in Oak Harbor.

Kevin Johnson has been selected as one of the Top Rated Real Estate Agents in Oak Harbor to be featured on TV Top Real Estate on Xfinity On Demand available on Comcast. TV Top Rated Real Estate features videos of Top Rated Real Estate Agents and their homes listed for sale which will allow consumers to select the best Real Estate Agent when buying or selling their home. As a top rated agent, Kevin Johnson is able to offer his clients the opportunity to showcase their homes for sale on television 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Kevin Johnson has also been honored on top real estate shows as an award-winning Real Estate Agent. You can read further details at Kevin Johnson-Top Agent

Santa’s Here

This past Saturday, Santa Claus visited Coldwell Banker Tara Properties. He posed for pictures with the many girls and boys that stopped by our Bayview office. Families received free photos with the jolly elf and there were goodies to eat for all.

North Whidbey Help House

HelpHouseThe Community Fund of Coldwell Banker Tara Properties is happy to support the North Whidbey Help House. Pictured is Jan McKinney from our Oak Harbor officer presenting a check to a Help House representative.

The Help House provides assistance to those in need in our community in an impartial and dignified manner and provides supplemental/emergency food, Salvation Army prescription vouchers once a year, and telephone health and welfare checkups via their tele-care program. They work with other human service agencies in our community to ensure the best possible assistance possible and assist wherever possible in not only improving lifestyles, but striving towards independence from the need for assistance.