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Benefits to Real Estate Investing in Sequim

Have you been thinking about real estate investing?  If so, Sequim is a great market to consider!  Sequim has frequently been touted as one of the top retirement communities, primarily due to its incredible year-round weather, it’s relative affordability, and its community amenities.

As Sequim’s #1 real estate investing team, it’s our job to make the buying and selling process as painless as possible and to represent our community in the best way possible. We pride ourselves on our many years in service to Sequim and the surrounding communities on the Olympic Peninsula and would love the opportunity to help you find your next great real estate investment. Contact one of our Sequim Real Estate Agents today!

Why Should You Consider Sequim?

There are a lot of reasons to consider moving to and investing in, the community of Sequim.  As we mentioned before, Sequim has been listed as one of the top cities to retire to in the country. That’s not an accolade to take lightly!  In order to be considered a great retirement community, Sequim must meet quite a few criteria.

Real Estate Investing in Sequim

First, Sequim is located in the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, which affords it some unusually sunny and dry weather when compared with the rest of the Pacific Northwest.  It’s actually one of the driest places in western Washington. With this weather come even greater opportunities to get outside and enjoy the plentiful outdoor recreation, which includes hiking in the Olympic National Forest, biking on the Olympic Discovery Trail, and the renowned Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, among other things.

This weather is also in part what has driven Sequim to become the Lavender Capital of North America, and home to the famed Sequim Lavender Festival each July.  This is just one of many incredible events you’ll have to look forward to in Sequim, and which contribute to an exceptional quality of life for Sequim residents.

Sequim also serves as the regional retail center for the Olympic Peninsula with a variety of large chain stores, plenty of unique and locally-owned boutiques, and some of the best restaurants on the Olympic Peninsula.  Sequim also has a variety of advanced medical care services.

Beyond the charms of the town itself, Sequim is nestled somewhat centrally on the Olympic Peninsula between the charming Victorian Seaport town of Port Townend and our bigger neighbor to the west and the gateway to the Olympic National Park, Port Angeles. Sequim can be reached by land, ferry, car, and even air – and actually is a very popular destination for pilots to retire to, thanks to its many airstrips. Sequim is only 2 hours from Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Victoria, BC.

Real Estate Investing in Sequim

Successful Real Estate Investing in Sequim

Whether you’re new to real estate investing or a seasoned professional, there are a lot of considerations to take into account, including location. Whether you want to focus on fixer-uppers, foreclosures, starter homes, low-down payment properties, condominiums, or something else entirely, we think Sequim is a great place to start looking for your next real estate investing opportunity for all of the reasons listed above.

Moreover, there are a wide variety of homes and land for sale in Sequim.  If property is what you’re looking for, we’d be happy to help.  When it comes to homes, you’ll find that the majority offer plenty of room and are well-appointed. With median home prices in the mid-$400,000 range, homes here are also relatively affordable, especially for those who are coming from more expensive housing markets like Seattle, California, and beyond.

While there are a lot of factors that will weigh into your success, such as overall cost, taxes, interest rates, and demand, one of the biggest keys to your success when it comes to real estate investing will be the team you have at your side. At Schwab Realty, we pride ourselves not just on our local knowledge about the Sequim community, but on the underlying real estate market as well.

Our team of experts would be thrilled to help you navigate the process of real estate investing in Sequim or elsewhere on the Olympic Peninsula. Take a look at our current homes and properties for sale, and contact us for more information today!