Some houses are snapped up in days. Others take years. The sellers should be commended for their patience.
Do you want a bit of the area that hasn't changed much and can't be overrun? There's an archetypal Pacific Northwest house on 20 mostly natural acres that's up for sale at $1,299,000. It is waterfront, 2,966 square feet, with 6 bedrooms and 3 baths, in beautiful condition, and far removed from the center of civilization. There are so many solar panels that the roof disappears. Make sure you learn how to pronounce Guemes. That's probably the first test from your island neighbors. It is only 5 minutes away from Anacortes, and has its own ferry service. You get to live in the San Juans and skip the long lines to Orcas, Shaw, and Lopez.