Lynden Named 10th Safest City in Washington

The Mill OutsdieLynden, Washington located in northeast of Bellingham has been named the 10th safest city in Washington according to Safewise. View the full list of Washington cities here

It is obvious to a first time visitor that the early Lynden settlers must have had Dutch roots, because this charming town celebrates its history in everything from its architecture to its festivals. It is also obvious that people take pride in their town and their homes. You would be hard pressed to find an unkempt Lynden yard.  Lynden was founded by farmers and farming, particularly berries and dairies, still provide the basis for the town’s economy.

Lynden has also become a very popular retirement area as well as a place to live. Part of that can be explained by a golf course community called Homestead, which was well planned and executed across a broad spectrum of price ranges. Additional developments have maintained this quality and typically provided housing at a lower price range than comparable homes in Bellingham. It is no small wonder that Lynden has been the fastest growing city in Whatcom County since 1980.

Home to the Northwest Washington Fair and the Lynden Pioneer Museum, Lynden stays close to its agricultural roots and well as its religious roots. Lynden Christian High School is nearly as large as its public counterpart and the majority of the businesses are closed on Sunday.

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See a list of homes and property currently for sale in Lynden. Refine you search based upon your property needs and desires.

If you have questions about Lynden, Washington and real estate oppurtunities available there feel free to call us toll free at 1-888-713-3056 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com

Many Homes Are Pending Quickly!

J Team SignHope you and your families had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Did you notice new for sale signs around your neighborhood? Curious if any of those homes already have offers on them? We have your answers!

Every week we keep track of how many homes are for sale around Bellingham and Whatcom County and how many of those homes have pending offers on them. Pending is the time frame between when an offer has been mutual accepted between the buyer’s and the seller’s of the home and when the title actually transfers hands. This give the buyer’s time to get the financing, do inspection, review the title reports and more.

As of Saturday, May 28th, the pending ratio in Bellingham was 47%. Click the links to view a report of how many homes are for sale in each area and price range and how many of them are pending showing just how active certain sectors of the market are.

Birch Bay has a pending ratio of 31%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 43%

The Lynden pending ratio was 52%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 47%

Remember and Honor…

This Memorial Day Johnson Team Real Estate will be taking the time to remember and honor those who sacrificed greatly for our wonderful freedom.
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Meet Johnson Team Real Estate’s Veteran Real Estate Agents

Johnson Team Real Estate, is proud to have two Veterans on our real estate Team, Rich Johnson and Mike Bredeson. As former Marine’s and Veterans, both Rich and Mike are here for you to offer their first hand expertise on navigating the home buying process using a VA loan.

 

Having the ability to use a VA mortgage comes with many benefits, but sometimes they can be a bit hard to understand as well. Johnson Team Real Estate is here to offer our experience to help guide you through purchasing a home or property using a VA Home Loan. Learn more about VA loans and the process here!

Rich served 3 years in the US Marine Corps after graduation from high school. Upon discharge from the Corps, he attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1969 with a degree in International Business.

 

Meet Mike Bredeson

 Mike grew up in Ferndale, Washington and graduated from Ferndale High School. He served in the US Marine Corps as an engineer for 4 years after high school. He has been a licensed realtor since 1992.

 

The Johnson Team’s Veteran Real Estate Agents are passionate about helping those who have served and are excited to help serve you in finding you a home or property.

 

 

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Are You a Veteran Wanting to Buy a Home?

Veterans HomeAs a Veteran you understand making big life decisions and you should have a real estate agent who understands the same.  Buying a home is likely to be one of the biggest purchases of your life and a trusted and experienced real estate agent to walk you through the process is crucial.  This is especially true if you are a Veteran and plan to use a VA loan for your purchase.

Johnson Team Real Estate, located in Bellingham, Washington is proud to have two Veterans on our real estate Team, Rich Johnson and Mike Bredeson. As former Marine’s and Veterans, both Rich and Mike are here for you to offer their first hand expertise on navigating the home buying process using a VA loan.

Meet and learn more about Johnson Team Real Estate’s Veteran Agents today!

Having the ability to use a VA mortgage comes with many benefits, but sometimes they can be a bit hard to understand as well. Johnson Team Real Estate is here to offer our experience to help guide you through purchasing a home or property using a VA Home Loan.

Established in 1944, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made buying a home more accessible via the VA Home loan program. As a Veteran, you and your family deserve the American dream of owning a home, and deserve to be able to do so with ease.

VA Home Loans Offer Many Benefits including:

  • No down payment requirement
  • Lower than average interest rates
  • Low Closing Costs
  • Less stringent Credit Requirements

Curious if you are eligible for a VA Home Loan?

Typically, Veterans and active-duty service members are eligible for a VA home loan if they have met one of the following:

  • 90 consecutive days on active duty during wartime
  • 181 consecutive days on active duty during peacetime
  • 6 or more years in the National Guard or Reserves

Some spouses of military members who died in the line of duty or of a service-related disability may also be eligible for a VA loan. There are many factors that affect the terms of Veteran’s VA qualifications so speaking with a qualified VA Home Loan Specialist for a personalized qualification is crucial. Call Johnson Team Real Estate at 1-888-713-3056 to learn more today.

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The Johnson Team’s Veteran Real Estate Agents are passionate about helping those who have served and are excited to help serve you in finding you a home or property.

Whether you are a retired Veteran or currently serving in the US Military we understand that life is busy.  The Bellingham and Whatcom County real estate market is very active and inventory is moving quickly.  Johnson Team Real Estate offers a “Homes by Email” service to instantly email you when a home or property that fits you criteria comes on the market.  Click the image below to learn more and sign up today!

New Bellingham Real Estate Listings

If you or your family are new to the area or possibly being transferred to Bellingham or Whatcom County our website has a wealth of relocation information to include neighborhood information, education information and generMap Searchal community information to make your move easier!

You may also search for real estate using our interactive map search to help you better understand areas geographical layout while exploring our real estate options.

Feel free to visit our relocation page on our website to call 1-888-713-3056. Johnson Team Real Estate thanks you for your service to our great country and we would be honored to help serve you and help you with your real estate needs!

Zillow REviewsTo see what our clients have to say about us visit our Zillow Reviews to learn more about the level of service and knowledge you will experience working with Johnson Team Real Estate!

Your Monday Real Estate Update!

Driving around seeing for sale signs and wondering if those homes already have offers on them? We have your answers!

Every week we keep track of how many homes are for sale around Bellingham and Whatcom County and how many of those homes have pending offers on them. Pending is the time frame between when an offer has been mutual accepted between the buyer’s and the seller’s of the home and when the title actually transfers hands. This give the buyer’s time to get the financing, do inspection, review the title reports and more.

As of Saturday, May 21st, the pending ratio in Bellingham was 47%. Click the links to view a report of how many homes are for sale in each area and price range and how many of them are pending showing just how active certain sectors of the market are.

Birch Bay has a pending ratio of 33%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 48%

The Lynden pending ratio was 56%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 47%

Two Bellingham Open Houses Today!

Out and about today? Johnson Team Real Estate is hosting to amazing and unique open houses in Bellingham today. Rich Johnson will be hosting 281 Briar Rd in Bellingham’s Edgemoor Neighborhood today from 1:00-3:00pm and Mike Bredeson will be hosting an open house at 6068 E Hemmi Lane in Bellingham from 1:00-3:00pm as well!

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Welcome to 281 Briar Rd located in Bellingham’s premier Edgemoor Neighborhood. This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home encompasses an expansive 3,137 square feet and is the ideal setting for gatherings of all kinds. The open floor plan is centered on an incredible kitchen, with plenty of space for cooks and observers of the food preparation ritual. For less causal gatherings, a formal dining room with French doors opening to the patio and extensive gardens is perfect. . If casual elegance is your goal – you just found it!

Learn more about 281 Briar Rd in Bellingham on our website or visit Rich Johnson there today May 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm

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Welcome to 6068 E Hemmi Lane in Bellingham A lovely 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 4,457 sq ft home on  3.34 acres. Listed for $850,000.

The moment you cross the threshold you will know this is home! Just built in 2009, this 4500+ sq ft 4 plus bedroom home has spaces for everyone. Inside: large open kitchen with all the upgrades, eating space with a gas fireplace, huge laundry room, main floor master, large bonus room and 2 more bedrooms upstairs. Very private pool space/w change room- and covered patio. What a place to entertain! On 3 over acres – one of the 2 huge shops has a guest area too.

To learn more about 6068 Hemmi Lane visit our website or visit Mike Bredeson’s open house today May 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm.

Bellinham and Whatcom County Relocation Information

Are you or your family considering relocating to Bellingham or Whatcom County? The Johnson Team Real Estate is here to help! Our website offers an abundance of helpful information to help you become better acquainted to Bellingham and other communities in Whatcom County.

Making a move a move to another area is a big decision and we recognize that it involves more than just switching homes, you are switching communities.   The Johnson Team Real Estate website is here to offer support with your relocation and to help you be as informed as you can about our area before arriving.  Whether you are looking for information on school and education in Bellingham to the top employers in Whatcom County, you have your answers!

Below is a list of relocation pages on our website to help you learn more about what Bellingham, Washington and the Whatcom County area have to offer!
Bellingham Relocation Packages
Request a free relocation information package on Bellingham and the Whatcom County area.

 Real Estate Search

See what kind of homes and properties are for sale in Bellingham and the surrounding communities such as Ferndale, and Lynden. Use our interactive maps search or text search to narrow down properties based on your housing needs.
Whatcom County Communities
Whatcom County is a very diverse area in terms of the various communities that it encompasses. The cities range from Bellingham with a population of 67,171 to Lummi Islandwith a population of 813. Learn more about other Whatcom County communities like Ferndale, Lynden and Blaine.

 
Photos of Bellingham and Whatcom County
View photosof everything Whatcom County has to offer from the hills of Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay and everything in between.

Education
Bellingham and Whatcom County offer a wealth of educational opportunities to residents. The area is comprised of seven public school districts, many private schools and several colleges including Western Washington University.

 

Whatcom County Employment
Whatcom County is a hot spot for employment with its central location between Seattle and Vancouver BC. The area is home to many companies and corporate headquarters. The top employers in the county vary from Western Washington University to the City of Bellingham.

Recreational Opportunities in Whatcom County
With the waters of Bellingham Bay and Mount Baker serving as borders, Whatcom County is sure to offer all kinds of recreational opportunities. You name it we’ve got it here from ocean kayaking to snow skiing you can do it all.

 
Arts and Entertainment
If you are looking for an area full of the Arts, then you have found the place. Bellingham and the surrounding areas are full of wonderful art venues. The Mount Baker Theatre brings in broadway performers and the Whatcom County Museum is full of lovely exhibits and artifacts. Whether you are coming to Bellingham on a visit or you live here, you are sure to find lots to do and see.

 


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Make your move easier with The Johnson Team Moving Truck. Available free to our clients and community organizations.

For more specialized information on Bellingham, Washington and surrounding areas feel free to call us toll free at 1-888-713-3056 today, we’d be happy to help!

How Many Homes Already Have Offers on Them?

Neighborhood HomesDriving around seeing for sale signs and wondering if those homes already have offers on them? We have your answers!

Every week we keep track of how many homes are for sale around Bellingham and Whatcom County and how many of those homes have pending offers on them. Pending is the time frame between when an offer has been mutual accepted between the buyer’s and the seller’s of the home and when the title actually transfers hands. This give the buyer’s time to get the financing, do inspection, review the title reports and more.

As of Saturday, May 14th, the pending ratio in Bellingham was 47%. Click the links to view a report of how many homes are for sale in each area and price range and how many of them are pending showing just how active certain sectors of the market are.

Birch Bay has a pending ratio of 36%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 49%

The Lynden pending ratio was 50%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 51%

Fairhaven Open House today from 1:00-3:00pm

Open House today from 1:00-3:00pm at

2008 Harris Street!

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Just listed for $379,000 this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home awaits.

2008 Harris Street is a one owner northwestern contemporary home in the historical Fairhaven District and is a standout in every way. Built in 1998, immaculately maintained & recently updated, this home will provide you with trouble free living for years to come. If you think it looks good from the outside, wait until you walk through the front door! Cork floors, vaulted ceilings, designer colors & fixtures & a fully fenced private back yard with a hot tub built into the deck all make this a 5 star home!

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Bath Off Master, Double Pane Storm Windows, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-in Closet, Deck, Full Fenced Backyard, Cable TV

Additional Information

  • Taxes: $2,986
  • Lot Size 0.11 Acre (4,792 SqFt)
  • Garage Size: 2 Car
  • Exterior: Wood
  • Heating/Cooling: Forced Air
  • Roof: Composition Roof
  • Flooring: Bamboo/Cork, Hardwood Floor, See Remarks on Floors, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

  • District: Bellingham
  • Elementary: Lowell Elementary
  • Middle School: Fairhaven Middle
  • High: Sehome High School

Tour 2008 Harris Street today from 1:00-3:00~!

For a virtual tour, more photos and info visit the home’s website or call (360) 303-2734 today!