Birch Bay Village Water Front

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5569 Haida Wy Blaine

$550,000

Marketing Remarks

75 feet of gorgeous oceanfront. This location is perfect for you as your main home, retreat or 2nd home. Located in Birch Bay Village, a gated community with golf course, pool and marina. Crab/clam/fish/kayak off your own beach. Home is priced for its fixer condition, but you can use the footprint to make your waterfront dreams come true at an affordable price. A life changing location with sunrise, Mount Baker, San Juan Island and sunset views. Make it yours today!

Features

Bath Off Master, Dining Room, Vaulted Ceilings

Additional Information

  • Property Description Outbuildings, Patio, RV Parking, Shop
  • Taxes $5,655
  • Waterfront Bulkhead, Bank-Low, Ocean, Sound
  • View Bay, Ocean, Mountain
  • Lot Size 0.22 Acre (9,696 SqFt)
  • Garage Size 2 Car
  • Exterior Wood
  • Fireplaces 1 Fireplace
  • Heating/Cooling Baseboard
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring See Remarks on Floors

School Information

  • District BLN
  • Elementary Blaine Elem
  • Junior High Blaine Mid
  • High Blaine High

For more information please give Marcy Mjelde a call at (360) 961-3584 or e-mail her at marcy@marcymjelde.com

Welcome to 240 Thompson Rd!

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Marketing Remarks

The Owner’s love for this classic country 2-ac. estate is obvious! Update kitchen, baths, appliances, lights and décor throughout. Granites, wood windows, hardwood, fine touches throughout home. Wrap-around porch, hot tub/deck and landscaped grounds. Leaf guard gutters. Move in ready! Detached, 2-car garage/shop with built-in stge. RV powered hookups. Space for lg shop, outdoor toys, more. Peaceful/Serene setting less than 5 min. from I-5.

Features

Wired for Generator, Bath Off Master, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, French Doors, Hot Tub/Spa, Jetted Tub, Security System, Walk-in Closet

Additional Information

  • Property Description Cable TV, Deck, High Speed Internet, Hot Tub/Spa, Propane, RV Parking
  • Taxes $3,255
  • View Territorial, Mountain
  • Lot Size 2.00 Acres (87,120 SqFt)
  • Garage Size 2 Car
  • Exterior Cement Planked
  • Fireplaces 2 Fireplaces
  • Heating/Cooling Forced Air,
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring Hardwood Floor, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

For more information about this beautiful home, don’t hesitate to call Ron Young at 360-410-7355

Welcome Home to 2140 Main St.

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2140 Main St Ferndale, WA 98248

$412,450

Marketing Remarks

This classic craftsman in the heart of Ferndale is a historic show piece blended w/ todays best styles. Featuring original fir floors throughout along w/ all the original wood work in stellar condition. You’ll love the spaciousness, built-ins & the fine details. 5 bedrms + office, 4.25 baths, large laundry room/mudroom & many recent updates including electrical, plumbing, furnace, paint, roof, fence, etc. Sitting on a big corner lot close to the new library & centrally located. Don’t miss this!

Features

Bath Off Master, Dining Room, French Doors

Additional Information

  • Property Description Cable TV, Deck, Fully Fenced, Gas Available, High Speed Internet
  • Taxes $2,586
  • View Territorial, Mountain
  • Lot Size 0.25 Acre (10,890 SqFt)
  • Exterior Wood
  • Heating/Cooling Forced Air
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring Fir / Softwood Floor, Slate Floor

School Information

  • District FRN
  • Elementary Central Elem
  • Junior High Vista Mid
  • High Ferndale High

For more information please call Sean Ryan at (360) 220-4880 or Staci Jarvis (360) 739-8275

Bellingham Housing Shortage

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Looking to buy or rent in Bellingham? It’s no secret there is a housing and renting shortage in Bellingham. With inventory low making it hard for buyers and renters to find homes.

To read more click the link below:

http://bbjtoday.com/blog/inside-bellinghams-housing-shortage/33727?utm_source=BBJToday&utm_campaign=b7a65fc437-Newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5eb5d79635-b7a65fc437-207787497

 

More Housing Shortages and Increase in Prices

bidAccording to the Northwest Multiple Listing Services, home prices in Whatcom County are continuing to rise. A report released shows us that the median home price for homes sold in March was $285,000, up by a whole 10.4% from March 2015. Furthermore, prices for single homes compared to last year rose by 12.22%, while the state average is at 8.69%. Emily Hamann of Bellingham Business Journal tells us that there is a shortage of houses both in the state and in the country happening. She shares, “Whatcom County has just 3.05 months of inventory; the state has just 1.79. Between four and six months is considered a “balanced” market.”

John L Scott, Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Inc., explains to us more about the seller’s standpoint in the situation that is occurring. “In today’s market sellers want to find their next home before they list their current home, but because of the severe inventory shortage it’s hard to win in a multiple offer situation…It’s a Catch 22 situation,” he says.

With this change we also notice a decrease in active listings. According to NWMLS, in 2015 there were 462 new March listings and 979 total active listings. Hamann writes that in March of this year, 445 listings were added, but there were just 858 total active listings.

MLS director George Moorhead adds, “Despite the tight market, many buyers aren’t willing to overpay.” He notices that with the prices rising and inventory decreasing, both buyers and sellers are becoming more aware of the market activity, paying closer attention to the trends than before.

For more current information about housing shortages in Whatcom County, visit BBJ Today.

http://bbjtoday.com/blog/housing-shortage-continues-to-push-whatcom-county-home-prices-up/33572?utm_source=BBJToday&utm_campaign=235fc30403-Newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5eb5d79635-235fc30403-207787497

Edgemoor Listing!

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Welcome home!

701 Fieldston Rd Bellingham

Marketing Remarks

Beautifully appointed & spacious Edgemoor Estate is finished w/everything you want & need for privacy at home or to entertain. 3 fireplaces, 4 bedrms, private office, loft/library. Wood wrapped window to let the light in & allow you to see mature gardens & tranquil fountain/pond. Rich teak hardwood flrs in family room, dining room, & kitchen w/eating area. Formal living areas, relaxing sunrm lovely master suite w/lrg walk in closet. Great storage & RV parking, 3 car garage shop space.

Features

Bath Off Master, Built-In Vacuum, Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, Jetted Tub, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-in Closet

Additional Information

  • Property Description Cable TV, Partially Fenced, Gas Available, High Speed Internet, Patio, RV Parking, Shop, Sprinkler System
  • Taxes $7,736
  • Lot Size 0.51 Acre (22,299 SqFt)
  • Garage Size 3 Car
  • Exterior Wood
  • Fireplaces 3 Fireplaces
  • Heating/Cooling Forced Air,
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring Hardwood Floor, See Remarks on Floors, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

  • District BEL
  • Junior High Fairhaven Mid
  • High Sehome High

For more information please give Shannon or Gordon Neufeld a call (360) 393-1183 or (360) 393-8299

NEW LISTING!

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2607 Eldridge Ave, Bellingham

Terrific “Front Row” Eldridge opportunity. This charming Craftsman cottage is a real winner. Private feel to this great setting, outstanding Marina & Island views, marvelous deck for sunsets & summer fun. Short walk to city trails – beach access, waterfront & downtown. Wonderful “Condo Alternative”, no dues here!

For more information contact Jon Huston at (360) 220-6639 or email at jonhuston@muljatgroup.com

Welcome Home!

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2959 Main St Custer, WA 98240

Marketing Remarks

1940’s Craftsman home with wood floors, glass doorknobs, concrete counters, gas fireplace, new exterior paint, new roof, new vinyl windows, huge 35×30 SHOP, gardens & updates throughout! Upstairs bedroom and bonus room could be a hobby room or ??? Close in country living w/only a quick 15 min drive to B’ham. 1.24 ACRE lot. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this one!

Features

Double Pane Storm Windows, French Doors

Additional Information

  • Property Description Cable TV, Partially Fenced, Shop
  • Taxes $2,194
  • Lot Size 1.24 Acres (54,014 SqFt)
  • Garage Size 2 Car
  • Exterior Cement Planked, Stucco
  • Fireplaces 1 Fireplace
  • Heating/Cooling Radiant
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring Hardwood Floor, Laminate

School Information

  • District FRN
  • Elementary Custer Elem
  • Junior High Horizon Mid
  • High Ferndale High

For more information please contact Staci Jarvis at (360) 739-8275 or Sean Ryan at (360) 220-4880

Geneva Home For Sale

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$699,000
4727 Lost Creek Lane Bellingham, WA 98229

Marketing Remarks

Extraordinary Northwest Lifestyle home in gated community, right on the edge of town. This is a horse lover’s dream! Fenced 5 acre property with 2 stall barn backs right up to the Galbraith Mt trail system. A private trail behind the barn accesses over 50 miles of trails on 3000+ acres. The home is perched up high with views over Lake Whatcom to snow-capped Canadian Mountains beyond. Updated kitchen, vaulted ceiling, composite deck, 40 year roof, heat pump with A/C, cable internet and much more.

Features

Bath Off Master, Built-In Vacuum, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, Jetted Tub, Loft, Skylights, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-in Closet

Additional Information

  • Property Description Barn, Cable TV, Deck, Dog Run, Fully Fenced, Gated Entry, High Speed Internet, Propane, RV Parking, Stable
  • Taxes $7,271
  • Waterfront Creek
  • View Territorial, Lake, Mountain
  • Lot Size 5.00 Acres (217,800 SqFt)
  • Garage Size 2 Car
  • Exterior Wood
  • Fireplaces 2 Fireplaces
  • Heating/Cooling Central Air, Forced Air, Heat Pump,
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

  • District BEL
  • Elementary Geneva Elem
  • Junior High Kulshan Mid
  • High Bellingham High

For more information on this property please call Kirk Ghio at (360) 739-6248 or e-mail at ghio@muljatgroup.com

Home Prices continue to Rise

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Spring time is an exciting time of year when buyers find themselves ready to go out and view different homes in hopes of finding their perfect home.  It may be surprising for some to see that home prices are climbing and inventory is significantly reducing in Whatcom County as well as statewide. According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Services, Whatcom County home sellers saw higher prices for their homes in February than a year before; the average price of a single home being $310,000 compared to the $269,000 in February 2015.

“This market squeezes all the fun out of buying a home,” said Frank Wilson, immediate past chair of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service board, in a news release. “Prospective purchasers who are coming up short tend to be first-time buyers or those who are using anything other than cash or conventional loans.”

Emily Hamann at Bellingham Business Journal writes, “Whatcom County has a 15.6 percent fewer homes available on the market now than it did just a year ago. There were 792 homes listed in the county in February. That’s down from 938 in February 2015. It’s a trend being seen all over Western Washington.” She adds, “The number of pending sales were up in Whatcom County, while the number of closed sales were down  year over year…With so few homes on the market, it will be an intense spring shopping season.”

As a result, we see that buyers are having to make instant responses when considering a home to buy, but according to chairman and CEO of John L Scott, J. Lennox Scott, the good news is that “We’ll start to see an explosion in the amount of sales activity for the next eight months.”

For more information about current prices and homes in Whatcom County, visit BBJ today: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/home-prices-up-in-whatcom-county-statewide/33408?utm_source=BBJToday&utm_campaign=bd79ce4e31-Newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5eb5d79635-bd79ce4e31-207787497