Spring is here on the island!

Yep, it’s been a CRAZY weather ride, but spring is finally here on Camano. Things are budding out and popping up all over. And new listings are hitting the market daily! Buyers have been hibernating, and they’re coming out ready to buy! The market is heating up.

If you think you’re ready to buy, make sure you’ve gotten a lender and get prequalified so you can pounce if the perfect fit for you comes along.

Remember; Luck is being prepared to meet opportunity!

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 9:28 pm
Ida Bearden | Posted in Ida Bearden |

Are You Tired of the City?  Come Visit Camano Island!


Hello from Camano Island!

Tired of the city? Thinking of buying a second home or retiring? With our mild climate, beautiful scenery and relaxed ambience we have much to offer. Somehow, we’ve kept ourselves a little unique, sort of a mix of sophisticated and rural. As a transplant from Seattle I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I’ve been involved with Real Estate off and on for the last 35 years. I specialize my business on Camano Island. It pays to deal with a professional who’s local. So start your search on the internet, but when it’s time to see the property up close and personal, contact me. I can familiarize you with the island and supply details of homes and property only a local can.

If you’re ready to sell anywhere in the Puget Sound area and purchase here, I partner with Windermere brokers in your area, so we’ve got you covered. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!


Stanwood/Camano Island Real Estate


Ida Bearden, Broker / Realtor

Camano Island has been my home since 2001. I treasure the access to the outdoors, the local wildlife, and natural beauty of this area.  Stunning views, art studios, a variety of neighborhoods and tranquility give Camano an ambiance of rural sophistication.   I believe real estate provides a tangible, functional investment to a variety of people, for a variety of reasons. There’s much to know and a strong skill set is required. Good relationships  and trust are mandatory. With a back ground in customer service and a love for the process of helping people meet their real estate goals, I’m in my element as a realtor. It never gets boring!  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, studying history and the sciences, and gardening.  I’m always available for a chat about real estate. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me!

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 9:37 pm
Ida Bearden | Posted in Camano Island, Home Buyers, Home Sellers |

Fall Here on the Island

September is almost over and Fall is definitely in the air. The change of seasons is always interesting to watch especially here on Camano Island. A gorgeous harvest moon rising in the dusky evening or setting in the  early morning is a thing of beauty. Rising sun filtering through misty glades or early morning fog on the water. Apple trees loaded with fruit, pumpkins ripening in the fields and finding their way to porches for Halloween.  Come take a drive around the island  and see for yourself why I love where I live!

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 10:29 pm
Ida Bearden | Posted in Ida Bearden |

Things to Know About Camano Island

There is a lot of variety to choose from if you’re wanting to buy on Camano Island. To begin with, lots of different views in all directions. There are also beach properties as well as woodsy rural sites. Communities with amenities such as beach rights or golfing privileges. Small farms. Homes on acreage. We have it all, including a few condos. Opportunities are opening up to develop areas for small businesses and we have more choices for dining out than in the past.

With all this, Camano has really managed to stay a bit under the radar. You seldom hear a weather report or traffic update regarding the island. It can be too low key for some folks, but most of us here appreciate what we’ve maintained; sophisticated rural with a bit of quirkiness thrown in. After all, Camano is home to many artists working in several mediums. The place is inspirational and unique!

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 12:15 am
Ida Bearden | Posted in Ida Bearden |

Tips for Home Searching on Camano Island

Buying a Home on Camano IslandThinking of moving to Camano Island?

• Start your home search by taking a ride.

It’s actually fairly hard to get lost. SR532 is the only road onto the “no ferry” island, and it splits at Terry’s Corner (commonly referred to as “the Y”) where it becomes North Camano Drive or East Camano Drive. Both part of one continuous loop. As long as drivers stay on a version of Camano Drive they’ll eventually get back to Terry’s Corner, and can exit via SR532.

Get a Map

Yes, I know I said it’s hard to get lost, but a map is great for visually orienting yourself to any unfamiliar surroundings. Plus, it’s always nice to be able to mark a spot that stands out for one reason or another.

Contact Me

Of course the VERY BEST way to start that ride is to contact me ahead of time and let me help guide the tour! There’s a lot to see, and lots to learn to make your home search easier and more fun. After all, though finding a home is the goal, the journey to it should be a fun filled adventure!

To be continued….


Posted on July 10, 2017 at 7:10 pm
Ida Bearden | Posted in Camano Island, Home Buyers, Home Sellers, Ida Bearden |