WELCOME BRI WESTBURY

Muljat Group is pleased to announce that Bri Westbury has joined the group! She brings with her 10 years of exceptional entrepreneurial experience, including commendations from the Global Institute for Ethical Leadership. She is dedicated to serving her clients with integrity and precision in all of their real estate transactions. She is married to Josh Westbury, Scholar-in-Residence of Logos Bible Software. Together they have a vibrant 3 year old daughter. You can reach her at 360-220-8364 or bri@muljatgroup.com for your Real Estate needs.

Housing Activity in Western Washington

Housing activity in Western Washington ranges from “red hot” to “slowly healing”. Both the number of pending sales and the number of new listings added to inventory during April reached their highest levels in 11 months.

Closed sales of single family homes and condominiums were slightly below the year-ago volume, while the median sales price rose slightly (up about 1.9 percent). “The real estate market continues to show positive signs both locally and nationally,” stated John Deely, one of the directors of Northwest MLS.

MLS members reported 9,590 pending sales of single family homes and condominiums during April, about even with the same period a year ago when brokers tallied 9,600 mutually accepted offers. Last month’s total marks the highest level since May 2013 when the MLS reported 10,045 pending sales across its 21-county area.

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Consider re-locating to a home near Lake Whatcom!

Thinking about re-locating? Consider re-locating to a home near Lake Whatcom, which happens to be the largest lake in the Bellingham WA and Whatcom County area! Lake Whatcom is over 8 miles long and, in places, more than a 1/2 mile wide. It is surrounded by heavily forested mountains and delightful neighborhoods. There are beautiful parks, numerous trails, good boating and fishing available.

Let’s search Lake Whatcom Real Estate here!

Muljat Group Realtors | 510 Lakeway Drive | Bellingham, WA | 360-733-3030 | www.muljatgroup.com |

10 Tips for preparing your home for Spring and Summer!

10 Tips for preparing your home for Spring and Summer!

1) Deep Clean Carpet and Rugs
Spring is the season we naturally turn our attention to cleaning and updating our homes. Follow these effective and easy ideas to prepare your home (and yourself) for the always-busy spring and summer months ahead. Spot-clean rugs and carpeting as stains occur, and deep clean once or twice a year.

2) Clean Window Treatments
Take down your draperies and launder or dry-clean them; dust off blinds and clean with a sponge. Freeing these areas of dust helps to refresh the air in your home so you can breathe easy.

3) Replace Outside Doormats
Give your front door a fresh new look for spring. Replace your winter-ravaged doormat with a new one.

4) Check Batteries in Smoke Alarms
Fire safety includes doing a battery check every six months. A great way to remember this task is to do it when you reset clocks for daylight savings.

5) Clean Your Gutters
It’s time again to clear gutters of leaves, twigs, and debris left in winter’s wake. It’s important to keep gutters clear so they won’t clog and drive water under the house eaves and into your walls.

6) Organize Your Home Office
Go through files and shred unnecessary papers. Give your computer the once-over, sorting folders, deleting outdated files, and backing up important data onto an external drive.

7) Service Air Conditioners
Inspect your air conditioning units. Remove and clean filters (or replace if disposable), and vacuum vents on window units. If you have central air, have a professional service it.

8 ) Prevent Bugs
As the weather warms, insects return in search of food. Don’t put out the welcome mat. Instead, make sure all dry goods are stored in airtight containers. Wash your pet’s dishes as soon as they finish meals. Check seals on trash receptacles and wash all containers and bottles before recycling.

9) Clean House Siding
Most common types of siding (wooden, aluminum, and vinyl) should be sprayed down twice a year with a garden hose to remove grime.

10) Clean Coffee Maker
Once a month, remove mineral deposits by pouring equal parts white vinegar and water into your coffee maker’s tank. With carafe in place, run the machine for half a cycle, switch off, let sit for an hour, then finish. Run several cycles of water to remove any aftertaste.

Information provided by www.marthastewart.com

Muljat Group Realtors | 510 Lakeway Drive | Bellingham, WA | 360-733-3030 | www.muljatgroup.com |

US sales of new homes up in January

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of new homes rebounded in January to the fastest pace in more than five years, offering hopes that housing could be regaining momentum after a slowdown last year caused by rising interest rates.

Sales of new homes increased 9.6 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That was the fastest pace since July 2008.

The rise came as a surprise to economists who had been forecasting a sales drop in January, in part because of a belief that activity would be held back by bad winter storms in many parts of the country.

Source, Bellingham Herald, read more HERE

Muljat Group Realtors | 510 Lakeway Drive | Bellingham, WA | 360-733-3030 | www.muljatgroup.com |

Muljat Group Seahawks – Bellingham Herald

Look for the Muljat Group Seahawks photo in the Bellingham Herald this Sunday!

Muljat Group Realtors | 510 Lakeway Drive | Bellingham, WA | 360-733-3030 | www.muljatgroup.com |

Sunset Magazine picks Bellingham among the West’s best places to live

Bellingham has been scoring some high-profile nods from Sunset magazine, where it’s listed among the West’s 24 Best Places to Live in the February 2014 issue.

In its January 2014 issue, Sunset chose the Whatcom Museum’s acclaimed environmental art exhibit “Vanishing Ice” for its top 10 Best of the West activities.


Photo Credit: Wild Grass Photography

To read more information visit the Bellingham Herald.

Muljat Group Realtors | 510 Lakeway Drive | Bellingham, WA | 360-733-3030 | www.muljatgroup.com |