Real Estate

The Island has much diversity in homes and properties; from cabins in the woods to water front estates. The charts below shows the past 10 years of home sales on the island. They are average price, median price and total sales dollars for the year. Information supplied from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
Imagine driving 375 miles, about halfway from New York to Chicago, and getting $1,000 - $4,000 for every foot you traveled. The San Juan Islands are ringed by that much shoreline, with buyers willing to pay that much -- on average -- for their nugget of water-side property.

While ridge lines and inland parcels have gained popularity in recent years, shoreline lots have been and continue to be the jewels of the property market in San Juan County.

The history of real estate in the San Juans is closely tied to land-use regulations designed to protect the land. Land-use regulations drove up the cost of property because of permits and development standards. The passage of the county Comprehensive Plan in 1979 signaled the change. Property values increased around 1980 and 1981, leveled off until a 1989 to 1991 increase, then leveled off again. The value of land in the county skyrocketed in the 1980s, more than doubling between 1984 and 1994. The value of property in 1983 for 1984 taxes was $897 million. In 1994, the value was $2.08 billion. Currently in 2012 total county assessed property value is almost $8 billion.
The Following Chamber of Commerce Member may assist you with your real estate needs.

Annette Schaffer - Windermere Real Estate - San Juan Island
360-378-3600
schaffer@rockisland.com

Bette Cantrell - Windermere Real Estate - San Juan Island
360-378-3600
bette@windermeresji.com

Better Properties Real Estate
360-298-5034
sanjuanisland@aol.com

Coldwell Banker-San Juan Islands
360-378-2101
property@sanjuanislands.com

Island Group Sothebys Int'l Realty
360-378-2151
chris@sanjuans.com

Kent Meeker Inc. (contact information)
Independent Real Estate Brokerage

Nancy Young Coldwell Banker-San Juan Island
360-378-2101
nancy@sanjuanislands.com

Rebecca Hughes, Windermere Broker
360-298-1923
rebeccash@windermere.com

Vicki Telford, Coldwell Banker-San Juan Island Managing Broker
Home Phone: (360) 317-5164
Office Phone: (800) 451-9054 Ext. 239
2013 Year In Review

Windermere Real Estate-San Juan Island
360-378-3600
gary@windermeresji.com