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

 

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

Updates on Vacation Rentals In Whatcom County

There is debate around the community as to whether there will be a change in vacation rentals in Whatcom county specifically in the Lake Whatcom Watershed area. People that are associated with these titles make sure you are keeping track of the new rules and regulations to keep you safe. Click here to get more information.

Welcome Jim Grandon

The Muljat Group is pleased to announce that Jim Grandon has joined the group. Jim Grandon has joined as a residential real estate broker. Jim brings with him over 43 years of commercial and consumer banking experience. Customer service and satisfaction has always been a focus in Jim’s duties. His financial background will be a big asset to the Group. Jim is a native Washingtonian being raised mostly in the Seattle area. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound and after working over 30 years in the Seattle metro area he moved to Whatcom County eleven years ago. Buying and selling a new home should be an enjoyable experience but can be very stressful at times. It is Jim’s goal to make the experience a pleasurable one, whether you are a buyer or a seller. Jim is pleased to be part of the Muljat Group and looks forward to helping you with your real estate wants and needs. He can be contacted at 425-478-7123 or email jim@muljatgroup.com.

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Saturday Open House in Lynden!

getmediaWhat are you doing this Saturday? Be sure to stop by this OPEN HOUSE happening from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Comfortable 2 story craftsman in perfect Lynden neighborhood. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, spacious kitchen w/eating bar. dining area w/ lots of light and backyard views. Living room w/ cozy gas fireplace, storage w/ built-in desk, 2 bedrooms and bath on main floor w/2 more bedrooms and full bath up. Large laundry room, attached garage off the alley & much more! Enjoy the covered front porch and the beautiful mature landscaping. Very nice!

 

Welcome to 5005 Patton Rd!

getmediaIf fresh country air along with peace & solitude are important to you, you’ll want to tour this private 4+ acre estate. Along with fresh air and local wildlife of every description comes a coded security gate, a long winding blacktop drive, a gorgeous 5000+ sq ft custom home which incorporates every bell & whistle imaginable, a 2 stall horse barn & riding arena & last but not least a huge shop for all your toys. All of this is conveniently located just a short 5 minute drive from Bellingham. Don’t hesitate to contact the Muljat Group  @ (360)733-3030 if you are interested!

A Hot Fall?

According to a local realestate agent the “hot” summer months of realestate are continuing on into fall. To find out more form the Bellingham Herald click here.

 

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1-3 PM

3155 Blackjack Trail, Sedro Woolley 98284

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Much loved whimsical Artists 1906 s/f home & 1550 s/f shop/studio on 4.16 acres. 660’+- of shared Lk Whatcom waterfront. Open kitchen, stainless counters, gas stovetop, fun built-in table & stools, walls of windows & high ceilings. 3 colorful bedrooms, 2 bathrooms – 1 w/claw footed tub, 1 w/shower. Living room opens to a deck, a patio, verdant gardens, grassy areas & woods. Shop/studio w/loft, large doors, high ceilings, plenty of space for big projects. Easy access to Bellingham & Mt. Vernon.

MLS #1026720

 

For more information contact Danne Neill

Don’t miss this one!

getmediaWelcome to 4359 GOODING AVENUE!

This custom home sits up on almost an acre lot on King Mt w/Bellingham city views. Main floor living with large kitchen, dining, living room with fireplace, deck and two bedrooms including master with spa bath. The upstairs has a 340 sqft loft with walk-in access to the large attic with lots of storage. The finished daylight basement has a large rec room with radiant floor heating and 2 bedrooms, also a detached office that has its own entrance, would be perfect for an at home office/business.

Contact the Muljat Group @(360)733-3030 today to schedule a showing!