Home Equity: How to Use It

What’s the difference between a second mortgage and a home-equity loan? What is a home-equity loan, and is it different from a home equity line of credit? And is a mortgage refinance similar to the above, or a different animal altogether? Let’s take a look at all the various ways you can use your home … Continued

Anacortes City on Fidalgo Island, Has to Offer!

Anacortes is located on the beautiful Fidalgo Island, home-port to the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. Halfway between Seattle and Vancouver BC and International ferry runs for Washington State and terminal serving Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island, as well as Victoria, British Columbia (via Sidney, British Columbia) on … Continued

Get Your Home Ready To Sell

A common mistake people make is to spend a lot of money – renovations, new roof, remodeling. While buyers will be impressed with these things, spending $5000 on remodeling will not add $5000 to your sale. Spend as little money as possible, and spend it on cosmetic, readily seen features like interior painting. The time … Continued

NAS Whidbey Island Navy Exchange

Whidbey Island Main Exchange 2110 North Coral Sea Avenue Building No. 17 Oak Harbor, WA 98278-4500 (360) 257-0600 NEX Online Store Questions Within the Continental US (CONUS): 877–810–9030 What it’s like working at the NEX? The Navy Exchange is located on the seaplane base near the downtown area in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. The … Continued

Real Estate Market on Whidbey Island Washington

In the recent market South Whidbey Island in Washington State is in high market, this is why many new and prospective home buyers are interested because of the advantages and benefits in owning a house on Whidbey Island. The good climate, beautiful views or scenery, enjoyable lifestyle and a community that has a great energy … Continued

Simple Drywall Repair

Drywall repair is intimidating to many. What if you screw up? Then you’ll have to have the whole wall redone! Better to just hang a picture over that ugly, unsightly crack. But what if you could do it yourself? What if it were easier than you thought? Well, it is. Just follow the simple steps … Continued

Find Budget Travel

Web sites such as Travelzoo.com and budgettravel.com are a wealth of information. For you spontaneous, just-need-to-get-away types, you can find rock-bottom priced airfare on the major airlines, who release last-minute sale fares on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays for travel in the days and weeks ahead. Another way to save on airfare: fly midweek. And what about accommodations? 1. If … Continued

Moving to Oak Harbor WA with the Kids

Moving With Kids Before the move Attitude is everything. Even if you are less than thrilled to be moving (if your spouse has been transferred to someplace you swore you’d never live, for instance), you must project a positive attitude to your kids. They will pick up on whatever signals you send and act accordingly. … Continued

Veteran Housing Benefits in Washington State

Veterans Home at Retsil, Washington Soldiers Home and Colony near Orting, Spokane Veterans Home, and the new Walla Walla Veterans Home. There are the four state veterans homes runs in Washington State. All of them provide high-quality, long-term nursing and assisted-living care. Eligibility requirements include; Service at any time, in any branch of the United … Continued

10 Reasons to Love Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island would be perfect for your next travel destination, these are the “10 Reasons to Love Whidbey Island”. This is why people choose to live here and keep visiting this island. Whidbey Island is also a great place for your retirement. Here are some reasons why: The Weather Because Whidbey Island is on Puget … Continued