311 Fieldston Rd, Bellingham 98225

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$962,500

The ultimate Edgemoor home for entertaining. 4 bedroom main home with pool and 2 bedroom pool side casita. Enjoy summer evenings in private fenced back patio. Gated pool provides safety for pets. Beautiful remodeled kitchen with granite countertops, 6 burner Russell gas range. The fourth bedroom in the main home is ideal for a home office. The main home is 3738 sq. ft., the pool house is 904 sq. ft. all one level, no stairs in the entire home.

MLS#1066441

For more information contact Agent John Fairbanks

    Agent (360) 961-3370
    Office (360) 733-3030

OPEN HOUSE JAN 8TH

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JANUARY 8TH FORM 12-2PM

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List Price: $525,000

Wonderful 4 bed, 2.5 bath home on mature landscaped, tree-lined, low-maintenance shy 1 acre lot. Huge bonus room on upper level, perfect for recreational activities or media room. An abundance of light shines though the vaulted sunroom windows – a great entertaining space off the open plan kitchen. Oak hardwood floors. Wood trim work throughout. Brick detail & large covered porch area compliment the exterior of this lovely home. 24′ x 36′, 2 door, 3 bay heated shop, RV parking. Fenced dog area.

MLS#1063139

 

Housing Market is Simmering

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According to Northwest Multiple Listing Services, Whatcom County real estate agents had sold 5.1% more homes in 2016 than in the previous year, and the median price of those homes is continuing to increase. Lylene Johnson of The Muljat Group has collected reports of agent transactions and noted that the median prices for homes, “… continue to show how challenging it is for first-time homebuyers looking for property in Bellingham…”

Follow the link to read more about Bellingham home sales, inventory, and changes that can be expected in the new year!

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article124374229.html

Moratorium has been extended by City Council

Whatcom County property owners are angry as City Council decides to extend the 60-day moratorium that was set in place a couple months ago and would have ended this month. This means that new developments are restrained from counting on exempt wells in areas of Whatcom County. Kie Relyea of Bellingham Herald writes, “County officials have said they needed more time to find solutions – and to come into compliance – after the state Supreme Court ruled the county failed to protect water resources as required by the Growth Management Act.”

While the council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve the measure, not everyone supported the decision, including council members Barbara Brenner and Ken Mann. “I am so upset by the position that it has put Whatcom County in and the position it has put people in…” Mann commented.

This leaves property owners in a position that allows them to build homes under certain conditions, until further changes are made.

To read more about this decision, please follow the link below.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article119461903.html

 

OPEN HOUSE OCT. 22nd!

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCTOBER 23RD 1:00 to 3:00pm

Festival Blvd. APT 2D Bellingham WA

Tastefully updated & thoughtfully remodeled condo in a premier 55+ community. Bright vaulted ceilings, windows overlook peaceful green spaces. Custom details-master suite, enlarged bath & expanded closet space, flexible 2nd bedroom w/Murphy bed & built-ins, custom moldings, paint colors, carpets, flooring, lighting, window coverings & updated kitchen w/eating space & deck. Washer & dryer in newer 3/4 bath. Nice clubhouse, covered carport w/storage, plenty of guest parking. Close trails & shops.

MLS#1032674

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY OCTOBER 15TH 12:30-2:30

22 Louise View Dr, Bellingham 98229

Spacious Sudden Valley home with easy access. Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features spacious living room, kitchen and dining combination with vaulted ceilings, skylights, large windows, gas fireplace and large deck. Custom kitchen includes granite tile counters and large island. Master on the main with dual sinks, soaking tub, separate tile shower- master bedroom has private access to the large deck. Down one level, three bedrooms with large open family room. Basement potential mancave.

MLS#1012032

Listing Price $350,000

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL WES NYGAARD (360) 201-1844

Vacant Land Listing

1021 Yew St, Bellingham 98229

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 MLS#1040529

 

38- lot residential “infill” plat w/prelim plat & const. drawings approved. Logging/clearing/stormwater apvd. Select 12-ac site with nature preserve, evergreens, gentle grade all city utilities. Main st. and short lanes allow design variety. A walkable/biking, close-in location near Whatcom Falls/Whole Foods & Freddies. Bus service, too. Perfect location for todays demographics/lifestyle housing needs. Opportunity for develpr/investor/builder to create a unique community.

Listing Price $2,470,000

For more information call Ron Young at (360)-410-7355

What’s new With Wells and Water Supply in Whatcom County?

The Supreme Court rules…

“This results in the County’s granting building permits for houses and subdivisions to be supplied by a permit-exempt well even if the cumulative effect of exempt wells in a watershed reduces the flow in a water course below the minimum instream flow,” the Supreme Court stated in its majority opinion. “We therefore hold that the County’s comprehensive plan does not satisfy the GMA requirement to protect water availability.”

Bellingham not so affordable anymore

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The median price for homes in Bellingham has had a significant increase, especially as seen in the last year. According to Dave Gallagher of the Bellingham Herald, “The big jump in the median price isn’t all from a rise in home values; it appears there is a shift in the market where people are buying fewer starter homes for under $300,000 and more homes at higher price points.”

Lylene Johnson of the Muljat Group has been collecting data for Whatcom County home prices for some years and adds that the median price for a home sold in Bellingham during the third quarter hit $369,900, while the average price hit $431,517. She says,  “What’s happening is there are less starter homes available in Bellingham so more people are buying (those homes) outside of Bellingham…I think there are people that want to live in Bellingham, but can’t afford it.”

Interestingly, we see a rise in the number of homes sold in Bellingham at a way higher price range; for example, Darin Stenvers of John L Scott shares that 68 homes were sold in the $600,000 to $999,999 price range in Bellingham and more homes were sold in Ferndale than in Bellingham for the $150,000 to $250,000 price range in the last year. Stenvers adds that Sudden Valley was not far behind Bellingham, with 40 homes being sold in the $150,000 to $250,000 price range in the past six months.

What can be expected due to these changes is urban sprawl- increasingly families are spreading out into areas outside of Bellingham to find their homes and finding that often times, this is the more affordable way to go!

To read more, please visit : http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article105975817.html

 

 

Welcome to 2129 St Clair Street!

getmediaBeautifully maintained home in a great location! Updates/features throughout include new bamboo and laminate flooring, new carpet and paint, kitchen upgrades, A/C, wired generator, two story fireplace, the list goes on and on! Enjoy peek-a-boo views of the bay from the recently redone deck. Plenty of storage inside and outside the home including a gated parking area for a boat and/or RV! The huge lot also comes complete with a storage shed and swing set. Come check out this wonderful home today!

Contact the Muljat Group at (360)733-3030