Mount Baker Water Association Issues Boil-Water Advisory

A boil-water advisory has been issued for the Mount Baker Water Association in Whatcom County after E. coli was detected in the water following a routine water quality test.

The Mount Baker Water Association services approximately 220 homes in the area of Smith, Kelly, Sand and Nelson Roads.

If you have questions as to whether or not your home is affected your can contact the Mount Baker Water Association at 360-592-5137

How’s the Real Estate Marketing In Your Price Range?

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, October 18th the pending ratio in Bellingham was 24%. 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 21%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 19%

The Lynden pending ratio was 22%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 36%

If you would like to search for Real Estate in Bellingham and Whatcom County that is currently for sale visit www.JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com where you can search for homes for sale in Bellingham and real estate around Whatcom County.

Silver Beach Estate Open House today from 1:00-3:00pm

Welcome to 5205 Silver Beach Ave in Bellingham, Washington. This 4 bedroom, 4.75 bath home is listed for sale for $629,000. Looking for that perfect setting? Look no further than this spacious custom home on an estate setting of 2.39 private acres with peaceful views of the surrounding mountains. Add to it a living room/atrium with 18′ ceilings, dramatic loft walk ways, patios for outdoor entertaining, a sunny yard to delight anyone with a Green Thumb, a 3 car garage/shop that even has radiant floor heating, a completely self-contained apartment for friends & relatives and you have a dream come true. Visit Rich Johnson there today from 1:00-3:00pm.

Taxes: $8,036

View: Lake, Territorial

Lot Size: 2.39 Acres (104,108 SqFt)

Garage Size: 5 Car

Exterior: Cement/Concrete, Stone

Fireplaces: 1 Fireplace

Heating/Cooling: Radiant

Roof :Composition Roof

Flooring: Ceramic Tile Floor, Laminate, Slate Floor, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

District: Bellingham School District

Elementary Carl Cozier

Junior High Kulshan Middle School

High Sehome High

For additional information, photos and a virtual tour of 5205 Silver Beach Ave visit our website. We are also available by phone toll free at 1-888-713-3056.

Open house today 1:00-3:00pm at an affordable cordata condo

Visit Rich Johnson today at 4142 Wintergreen Circle, Unit 167 in Bellingham today from 1:00-3:00pm. This  1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is so energy efficient, and conveniently located. Very privately situated overlooking the greenbelt. All appliances stay and the storage area in the unit would make a great office, workout room, craft room or whatever you would like. It is easily shown and priced to sell. Within walking distance to the Community College, medical facilities, the Co-op, walking trails and so much more.

Additional Information

  • Taxes $676
  • HOA Dues $139
  • View Territorial
  • Exterior Wood Products
  • Heating/Cooling Wall
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring Laminate, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

  • District: Bellingham
  • Elementary Alderwood
  • Junior High Shuksan Middle School
  • High Squalicum High

View photos, a virtual tour or schedule a private showing on our website!

For more information on this condo or other homes in the Bellingham area feel free to contact us toll free at 1-888-713-3056 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com, we’d be happy to help!

Just Listed! 2528 Undine St in Bellingham

Just listed! Welcome to 2528 Undine Street in Bellingham, Washington. New on the market for sale for $229,000/ If you are looking for a charming starter home with all the basics new or upgraded, then you’ll want to put 2528 Undine on your for sure to see list. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has the traditional charm of the late 1910′s but the convenience and efficiencies of the 2000′s. You’ll benefit from the new roof, wiring, plumbing, electrical and upgrades along with a recent cosmetic lift. You’ll enjoy the quiet dead end street as well as the fully fenced sunny backyard.

Taxes: $2,256
Lot Size: 0.14 Acre (6,098 SqFt)
Exterior: Cement Planked, Wood
Heating/Cooling: Forced Air
Roof: Composition Roof
Flooring: Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor, Slate Floor, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School District:
Elementary: Sunnyland Elementary
Middle School: Shuksan Middle School
High: Squalicum High

If you would like more information on this home visit the homes website to view additional photos, a virtual tour or to schedule a showing. You may also reach us toll free at 1-888-713-3056 for all your Bellingham and Whatcom County Real Estate needs.

Learn How Many Homes Are Pending in Your Area

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, October 11th the pending ratio in Bellingham was 25%. 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 22%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 19%

The Lynden pending ratio was 24%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 35%

If you would like to search for Real Estate in Bellingham and Whatcom County that is currently for sale visit www.JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com where you can search for homes for sale in Bellingham and real estate around Whatcom County.

Mortgage Rate Update

Have you been staying up to speed on the latest in home loan and mortgage rates? The Johnson Team Real Estate can help you out. If you are in the market for a home loan below are the mortgage rates as of yesterday October 9th, courtesy of Sidney Stonecypher at People’s Bank Barkley Branch here in Bellingham.

For more details, or a custom home loan quote, contact Sidney Stonecypher at People’s Bank, 360-676-4597 or sidney.stonecypher@peoplesbank-wa.com. Remember that many variables come into play in determining the rate a lender will give a borrower. If you are getting a rate quote from a lender who does not have all your information, that rate may not be real. What with the low rates, it is still a great time to buy a house!

Johnson Team Moving Truck Non Profit User of the Quarter

Your referrals let us provide help to  Whatcom county   non-profit organizations who benefit our community.   Please think of us when a friend or relative talks about  moving – and tell your favorite non-profit to give us a call when they need a truck!

House 2 Home Network Virtual Furniture Bank is a Program of the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County. House 2 Home provides furniture for individuals and families recently moved out of a homeless situation into housing with the help of a housing case manager. Our mission is to engage donors and volunteers in     helping their neighbors improve their lives and turn their houses into homes by providing furniture and household items.

“House 2 Home is a program that works because of a supportive community-the donors providing the quality used furniture, the volunteers providing their time and trucks and the businesses, like  Johnson Team Real Estate, that sponsor the program and also donate items like the use of their truck.  This is the 4th year in a row using the Johnson Team Truck to help a number of families receive furniture and make their new house a home. “

Abbey Lund– House2Home

If you are involved with a Whatcom County non-profit organization and would like to learn more about the Johnson Team Moving Truck call us toll free at 1-888-713-3056

Team Talk- Learn what the Johnson Team has been up to

The third quarter of the year was very full for The Johnson Team – we enjoyed helping a wide variety of clients, as well as taking    advantage of the beautiful summer with which Whatcom County was blessed!  It was fun to meet many of you for the first time, and always a pleasure to help long time clients make changes in their housing or investments as their lives move along.

Rich & Lylene had guests from Wisconsin for a bit, so some clean-up/fix-up activity went on at their house for a while.  Lylene is thinking they should have guests more often!  Showing them around is a great opportunity to do things we don’t always do as locals.  They took the whale watching cruise to Friday Harbor – the guests loved it, and Rich & Lylene learned things about our local waters which they hadn’t known after years of boating.  A drive to Mt Baker really impressed the guests…and reminded the hosts that most people don’t have glaciers in their backyards.  We truly live in a wonderful place!

Graham’s training paid off in the 330km race through the Alps: he finished 194th out of the 740 who started – and was still in good shape at the finish.  Rich & Lylene were there to cheer him on and went on to visit Chandler & Sophia for the first time since they moved to Oslo over a year ago.  Mike and Fawn manned the fort while they were gone, so business was able to proceed as usual.

Mike, Kim & Lauren have enjoyed the wonderful summer weather. Work has been busy but the boat did get used a little with a few trips to the San Juans and even 1 trip up to Poet’s Cove on Pender Island BC. With the Fall setting in Lauren is looking to a new sport-she has signed up for Basketball at the Boys & Girls Club in Ferndale. She will be in the 5th/6th grader group. This should be exciting for her. Kim’s been pulling the flower pots and cleaning the beds to get them ready for winter and Mike’s getting the boat ready for the 3 months rest in the shop. Its good to let the boat dry out a little.

Fawn and her family have had a wonderful summer.  Business was busy at Office Help Center thanks to many of your referrals, but there was still time for some fun away from the office as well. Fawn and her family spent a few days over at Sun Lakes in Eastern Washington taking in the sunshine and boating. McKenna learned to tube behind the boat while there and had a blast. .  While summer was fun they are enjoying the slower pace of Fall and McKenna being back to preschool at Irene Reither.

Mike’s “Reel” Estate Fishing Report

The October fishery in the Northern San Juan’s has been pretty spectacular. There are still larger fish being picked up around Cypress Island and a few over at Pt Lawrence. The sneaker spot to hit this time of year is up tight at Raccoon Pt on the North end of Orcas- Bait get’s squeezed in there on the ebb and the fish follow.

Also, Blackmouth season is just around the corner and some of those fish are already in at Point Thompson- spoons work best. You just can’t beat a watermelon coyote spoon in October. These are the delicious immature Chinook that will head up the rivers next spring. If you need a current report- just give The Johnson Team fishing hotline a call at 360-303-2734.