Are you Taking Advantage of the Homeowner Energy Tax Credits?

Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of energy tax credits, while reducing your home’s energy costs.

 

There are two homeowner’s energy tax credits that have been extended for homeowners wanting to reduce their energy costs. Learn more about the energy credits and how you could benefit from them below:
Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit – This credit Home tax creditprovides a credit for homeowners installing geothermal energy systems, wind energy systems and fuel cell systems.

 
VSH Certified Public accountants states, “The credit is generally 30% of the qualified property and installation costs, subject to some limitations for fuel cell and geothermal systems.”

 
Originally scheduled to expire in 2016, the credit has been extended to 2021. To learn more visit the IRS website.

 

Non-business Energy Credit – Also known as the Energy Saving Credit, this credit applies to improvements made to your home to make it more energy efficient. This credit was extended to include improvements made in the 2015 and 2016 tax year.

The credit generally applies to insulation, storm windows and doors, and certain types of energy-efficient roofing materials, air-conditioning and hot water systems.
The tax credit is 10% of the cost of the energy-saving items. Items that generally qualify are energy efficient hot water systems, roofing materials, air conditioning, storm windows and insulation. The credit has a lifetime maximum of $500.

To learn more about the Energy Saving credit and other homeowner’s tax credits visit the IRS website today!

Sandy Point Canal Lot with Dock!

Looking for an amazing saltwater front opportunity with the San Juan Islands and the Puget Sound at your doorstep?

Look no further than 3993 Saltspring Drive located in Ferndale’s Sandy Point Community.

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Saltspring LotThis location at Sandy Point cannot be any better. The East Cove is the premier location for boaters with lots of room to maneuver your vessel. This lot comes with a water availability form (w/ Timelines) and sewer is stubbed to the lot. The 40 foot dock has water and power already installed- this dock will allow boats on both sides- WOW 80 feet of Moorage. Sunsets are incredible! Sandy Point Amenities- Golf, swimming, boat launch, boat storage, marina fuel and pump station, tennis & basketball.

For more information on this property or others in the area visit our website today!
www.JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com

Prestigious Edgemoor Living

Visit Rich Johnson today, January 31st as he hosts an open house at 281 Briar Rd from 1:00-3:00pm in Bellingham’s Edgemoor Neighorhood.

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Welcome to 281 Briar Rd, this casually elegant 5 bedroom, 2.75 bath home is located in the peaceful beauty of Edgemoor, this home is the ideal setting for gatherings of all kinds.

Visit Rich Johnson today, January 31st as he hosts an open house at 281 Briar Rd from 1:00-300pm.

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!

Features

Bath Off Master, Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, French Doors, Skylights

Additional Information

  • Cable TV, Deck, Partially Fenced, Gas Available, High Speed Internet, Hot Tub/Spa, Patio, RV Parking
  • Taxes: $5,906
  • View: Territorial, Bay
  • Lot Size: 0.52 Acre (22,651 SqFt)
  • Garage Size: 2 Car
  • Exterior: Wood
  • Fireplaces: 2 Fireplaces
  • Heating/Cooling: Baseboard, Radiant, Radiator,
  • Roof: Composition Roof
  • Flooring: Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

281 Briar Rd Elegant KitchenFeatures

Bath Off Master, Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, French Doors, Skylights

School Information

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

For additional information on 281 Briar Rd or other homes in the Edgemoor Neighborhood visit our website or give us a call at 1-888-713-3056 to learn more!

Check Out Home Pending Ratios for Bellingham and Whatcom County!

Sold HomeEvery 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, January 23rd the pending ratio in Bellingham was 37%. 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 25%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 35%

The Lynden pending ratio was 27%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 51%

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.

Search NEW Real Estate Listings in Bellingham and Whatcom County!

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Real Estate markets are active and homes are often selling quickly. The Johnson Team is here to help you stay on top of the newest listing to hit the market with our new listing search. View the cities below to see new listings in each area of Whatcom County. This search will only display listing new on the market within the last 7 days.

New Bellingham Real Estate Listings

Bellingham has a small town feel with big town amenities. Located along Bellingham Bay and nestled in the shadow of Mt. Baker, it is easy to enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer here. The city is home to 23 very unique neighborhoods, all of which have their own amenities to offer their residents.

New Ferndale Real Estate Listings

Ferndale is a thriving community surrounded by fertile farmland and famous for its “Baker to Bay” views. Ferndale real estate varies from great little craftsman style homes in the heart of town, to farms and new developments.

New Lynden Real Estate Listings

A charming Dutch heritage town that celebrates it’s history and takes pride in ownership. Enjoy lush manicured lawns and tidy homes. A great array of housing types are offered in this area.


New Blaine & Birch Bay Real Estate Listings

Nestled along the beaches of Birch Bay and the waters of the Puget Sound you will find Blaine and Birch Bay. It is one of the fastest growing areas in Whatcom County and has much to offer its residents from sandy beaches to gated communities – come see for yourself!

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Learn Your Home’s Value

Curious what the value of your home is in today’s real estate market?

Johnson Team Real Estate is happy to provide you with a FREE no obligation home value analysis delivered directly to your email inbox. Your home value report will be completed by one of your highly experienced real estate agents specializing in Bellingham and Whatcom County real estate and emailed to you.

Click here to receive your home value report!

If you have specific questions you can reach Johnson Team Real Estate via email at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com or call us toll free at 1-888-713-3056.

Pending Ratios for Bellingham and Whatcom County

Bellingham Housing Market 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, January 16th the pending ratio in Bellingham was 38%. 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 29%

The Lynden pending ratio was 30%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 41%

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.

Cordata Condo Open House today 1:00-3:00pm

NOrthwind FrontWelcome to 1222 Northwind Circle #8. This lovely stand alone, one level condo is located in one of the premier 55+ communities in Whatcom County. Listed for $320,000 this 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath unit features spacious rooms, soaring ceilings and generous windows provide bright, gracious living spaces. Privacy is assured with the large master bedroom and 2 bedrooms (or office) separated by the living spaces. An efficient laundry room and laminate floors throughout most of the home are easy care, and the gas fireplace is a joy on crisp evenings. Deck backs to green space for privacy.

Visit Mike Bredeson of the Johnson Team Real Estate today at 1222 Northwind Circle #8 as he hosts an open house. If you can’t make the open house today from 1:00-3oopm, but would like to schedule a showing call 360-303-2734 today!

Additional Information

  • Taxes $2,743
  • HOA Dues $380
  • Exterior Wood
  • Fireplaces 1 Fireplace
  • Heating/Cooling Forced Air
  • Roof Composition Roof
  • Flooring Laminate, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

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

For more information on 1222 Northwind Circle #8, or other homes in Bellingham and Whatcom County visit our website www.JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com or call us toll free at 1-888-713-3056 today!

Moving Truck User of the Quarter- Operation Doing More

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!

Local Non Profit Moving Truck User of the Quarter is Operation Doing More

Op Do More Final 10.10 ENDOperation Doing MORE works to rally local individuals and businesses to do MORE for members of our community in need during the holiday season and throughout the whole year.

“This year Operation Doing More helped to make the holidays brighter for over 400 children and 20 families around Whatcom County by providing them with gifts, clothing and household items!” Operation Doing More

Your real estate referrals fund our truck and help us all make a difference. Call us today for all your real estate needs at 1-888-713-3056 today!

Johnson Team Real Estate’s Team Talk

team1bRich and Lylene have had a busy autumn, both in and out of the office. They live in a smaller, older home, so Lylene is always looking for ways to use space more effectively. The current project is a garage remodel, which has turned into a bigger task than anticipated (think of replacing trusses). It will be good to have it finished.

In December, they visited Graham in Bozeman, Montana (what a great town!) and spent 2 days with a guide in Yellowstone. The goal was to watch the wolves…which was the one animal that didn’t show up. It really didn’t matter – there was fresh snow, animals everywhere, and basically no other tourists in the park. It was one of those magical experiences, and they will go back another time to see the wolves.
Graham surprised them by coming home for a few days over Christmas; they walked, hiked, ate and just generally relaxed. Then he headed back to Bozeman for his next semester at MSU. He will be working on a research project dealing with composites as well as taking engineering classes.

Mike Kim & Lauren are excited about the new year. Lauren turned 12 in December, so now she is starting to feel like a Big Girl. The holidays were great toys for gift for Lauren are a thing of the past and now the preferred surprise in the wrapping paper .. is clothes! She is over 5’2” so we will see how long these will all fit. Kim has been busy taking down all the Holiday decorations and actually is quite excited for better weather to come our way this spring. New landscaping is on the bucket list for this year so plans are already being made. Mikes been fishing a little, and has had some luck. He really enjoys bringing fresh winter Chinook into the office and sharing with the co-workers.

Fawn , Casey and McKenna had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed the magic of having a 5 year old at Christmas. McKenna is half way through her go kart racing reason and even got 3rd place in her last race. Trophies have become her favorite show and tell item. Fawn and Casey had another addition to their “family” a 1956 Chevy Nomad that once belonged to Casey’s father. They have been working on some final restoration touches and how to have it on the road by spring.