San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce
​Year       Number of Total Sales    Price Range                                        Average               All Homes Sold
2007                       92                           175,000-3,400,000                            800,000
2012                       118                         100,00-2,800,000                              490,000
2017                       90                           250,000-4,350,000                            790,000
 
2007                       39                           175,000-1,200,000                            465,000                 Homes on Lots
2012                       78                           100,00-950,000                                  360,000
2017                       46                           250,000-730,000                                450,000
 
2007                       26                           335,000-1,400,000                            600,000        Homes on Acreage +2 acres
2012                       36                           150,000-2,800,000                            510,000
2017                       15                           265,000-1,500,000                            590,000
 
2007                       25                           725,000-3,400,000                            1,600,000     Homes on Water Front
2012                       27                           325,000-2,700,000                            860,000
2017                       24                           675,000-4,350,000                            1,400,000
Imagine driving 375 miles, about halfway from New York to Chicago, and getting $3,446 for every foot you traveled. (Average cost per foot, vacant water front land sales 2017 & 2018) 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.

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

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

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

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