What a wild Spring we've had here on Whidbey Island! Limited inventory of homes for sale has created a shortage of rental housing, as landlords have opted to become sellers.
Prices have risen fairly quickly, and we've seen some multiple offers here, especially with homes priced in the lower and low middle ranges. Luxury homes have been selling, too!
Yesterday's Ebey's Reserve "Film Slam", where entrants had 50 hours to film, edit, add music and credits to a homegrown film done as a "love letter" to our beautiful Reserve landscapes, was a blast! Last month's Water Festival was a chance for Coupeville to host tribal canoe races, as well as a main stage with beautiful native music, dancing and drumming. Mussel Fest in March was bustling even though in drizzled a bit on Sunday, but everyone still had a great time. Front Street Realty was happy to sponsor the kid's fishing activity on Gillespie's Livery Pier, as well as one of the Water Festival canoe races. Love being part of this super community. Coming up are the Arts and Craft Festival in August, and the Kite Festival in September. Lots to see and do here, always!
Peonies have been in peak bloom, so I've been loving giving away bouquets to my wonderful clients as they pop into the office to say hello. Being right out on over the water in Coupeville's historic waterfront district means I get to see lots of folks, hear many languages being spoken, and marvel about how many ice cream cones from Kapaw's are being devoured happily.
The tides have been quite low, and beach walks and clamming seem to have been keeping visitors and locals busy. In fact, I think I am overdue for a nice long beach walk myself!
Happy to live on this beautiful Island, and be able to help others find the perfect place to call home, too!
See you soon!