Don’t Miss the Tulip Festival!

 

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It’s the last official weekend for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival just south of Bellingham.    Each particular field has it’s own set of activities and hours. Both the Roozen Garden and Tulip Town fields have beautiful displays ready for you to enjoy! There are many incredible photo opportunities and chances to sample and purchase local food and flowers. To learn more visit the Tulip Festival website today!

The tulip festival officially runs until April 30th, but some

fields are extending until May 7th, or as long as the flowers are still in bloom. Many other activities also surround the festival from the Tulip Run to Whale Watching Tours leaving near by Anacortes, it’s sure to be a great trip and day for everyone! For complete information on the Tulip Festival you can visit the event office at 311 Kincaid St in Mt. Vernon, WA or by telephone at 360-428-5959.

Stunning Contemporary Home Across the Street from Lake Whatcom

 Just Listed 19 Clear Lake Ct!

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the lovely Sudden Valley!

Front of HomeView a Virtual Tour of 19 Clear Lake Ct

This stunning contemporary home sits on a hill directly across the street from N. Point Beach on Lake Whatcom. Enjoy a spectacular 180 degree view of the lake and sloping mountain range from the spacious decks & walls of gigantic windows on the main floor and upper level windows of this unique home. Soak in the never-ending summer sunsets, entertain on the deck or within a few steps of your front door, go kayaking, sailing or swimming. It’s a perfect setting to accommodate any lifestyle.

Features

Bath Off Master, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, Skylights, Solarium/Atrium, Vaulted Ceilings

Additional Information

  • Taxes: $3,107
  • View: Lake, Territorial
  • Lot Size: 0.19 Acre (8,276 SqFt)
  • Garage Size :2 Car
  • Exterior: Wood
  • Fireplaces: 1 Fireplace
  • Heating/Cooling: Forced Air
  • Roof: Flat Roof
  • Flooring: Hardwood Floor, See Remarks on Floors, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet
For more information on 19 Clear Lake Ct please visit our website or call us at (360) 303-2734 today!

Just Listed! Ground Floor Bellingham Condo

Just listed 4579 El Dorado Way, Unit #105 in Bellingham for just $199,000!

4579 El Dorado #105-18

Ground floor 1 bedroom unit in the coveted El Dorado gated community. Spacious kitchen with dining area and plenty of storage. The living room with gas fireplace is a delight, slider goes right out onto the private patio. The full bath includes a washer and dryer. Unit includes an oversized single car garage (#88). El Dorado also has a large clubhouse and a couple apartments that rent nightly for guests. Complex is a 1 of a kind. Even has a dog run and is close to a great walking trail.

Additional Information

Taxes: $1,6234579 El Dorado #105-5
HOA Dues: $221
Exterior: Metal/Vinyl
Fireplaces: 1 Fireplace
Heating/Cooling: Radiator
Roof: Composition Roof
Flooring: Laminate, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

District:  Meridian
Elementary Irene Reither Primary School
Junior High:  Meridian Middle School
High: Meridian High

For more information on 4579 El Dorado Way, Unit 105 in Bellingham call us today at (360) 303-2734 or visit our website today!

Just Listed! Cordata Neighborhood 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath home!

Welcome to 352 Tremont Ave in Bellingham!

Just listed for $309,000

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Enjoy easy living in this 3 bed/2.5 bath Cordata Neighborhood Home! Open living area with gas fireplace leads into the dining area and kitchen complete with an eating bar and ample cupboard space. Convenient half bath in between living levels is perfect for guests. Head upstairs to the spacious 3 bedrooms. Expansive master suite complete with attached bath and walk in closet. Level, fully fenced backyard and 2 car garage with alley access. Fantastic location inside the Meridian School District.

Additional Details:

Taxes:$2,870
Lot Size: 0.08 Acre (3,485 SqFt)
Garage Size: 2 Car with alley access
Exterior: Cement/Concrete, Wood
Fireplaces: 1 Fireplace
Heating/Cooling: Forced Air
Roof :Composition Roof
Flooring: Laminate, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

District: Meridian School District
Elementary: Irene Reither Primary School
Junior High:  Meridian Middle School
High Meridian High School

For more information on 352 Tremont Ave or to schedule a private showing please visit our website,  call (360) 303-2734 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com today!

Open House Saturday 1:00-3:00pm

Open House Saturday 1:00-3:0opm at  5836 Crystal Springs Lane, in Belingham!

Incredible 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3,238 sq foot home in the Meridian School District.

Incredible mid county 1 level in impeccable condition. Entering the private gate in Crystal Springs, veer right down the asphalt drive to the stunning 3400+ sq ft home. Open floor plan, hardwood floors and a kitchen that is an entertainers dream. Double doors onto the covered patio with seating for many and an exterior in wall fireplace. The irrigated grounds are pristine and the view of Mt. Baker is the icing on the cake. Fresh Exterior paint and extensive landscaping, what a home.

Additional Information:5836 Crystal Springs LIving
Taxes: $6,174
View: Mountain, Territorial
Lot Size: 1.54 Acres (67,082 SqFt)
Garage Size: 3 Car
Exterior: Cement Planked, Wood
Fireplaces: 1 Fireplace
Heating/Cooling:  Central Air, Forced Air, Heat Pump, High Efficiency,
Roof: Composition Roof
Flooring: Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information5826 Crystal Springs View

District: Meridian School District
Elementary:Irene Reither Primary School
Junior High:  Meridian Middle School
High: Meridian High School

For more information on 5836 Crystal Springs Lane in Bellingham visit our website or call (360) 303-2734 today!

Just Listed! Elegant Edgemoor Neighborhood Home

Just Listed, 429 Viewcrest Rd in Bellingham! Elegant 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Edgmoor Neighborhood home.

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Don’t let this Edgemoor opportunity slip through your fingers. This 4 bedroom home is absolutely stunning with every surface, every space, every cabinet, being redone or replaced with a remodel straight out of House Beautiful. From the attic to the crawlspace, this home has been gone through with a fine tooth comb. The floor plan flows naturally & logically for either everyday living or elaborate entertaining. Outside, your guests will enjoy a huge deck surrounded by a private back yard.

Additional Information:

Taxes: $6,100Living Room 1
View: Territorial
Lot Size: 0.40 Acre (17,424 SqFt)
Garage Size: 3 Car
Exterior: Wood
Fireplaces: 1 Fireplace
Heating/Cooling: Forced Air,
Roof: Composition Roof
Flooring: Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School InformationKitchen 1

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

For more information on 329 Viewcrest Rd in Bellingham visit our website today!

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 photos of 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.

 


Moving Truck
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!

Making Sense of Bellingham’s Bike Lanes

The Bellingham Bike Lanes and Bike Boxes have been around for well over a year now. Are you still trying to make sense of them and their symbols? You are not alone.  We are here to offer some help and clarification to keep everyone safe on the roads.

According to the City of Bellingham, “Bellingham is created a safe, well-connected network to encourage bicycling by all members of our community. The network includes new facilities to make it safer and easier for bicyclists and motorists to share our city streets.”

Below are some visuals provided by the City of Bellingham to help navigate understanding the new changes:

What is a Bike Box?

What Does Green Mean?

What is a Bike Detector?

What is a Shared Lane Marking?

Stay safe on the roads!

Where Did Americans Move in 2016?

Where Did Americans Move in 2016? | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • For the 5th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of “High Outbound” activity.
  • For the first time ever, South Dakota held the top spot for “High Inbound” states.
  • Much of America’s outbound activity can be attributed to Boomers relocating to warmer climates after retiring.

Are you or someone you know considering moving to Bellingham or Whatcom County? Johnson Team Real Estate is here to help! Call us today at (360) 303-2734 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home? | MyKCM

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average is almost nine years – an increase of almost 50%.

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home? | MyKCM

Why the dramatic increase?

The reasons for this change are plentiful!

The fall in home prices during the housing crisis left many homeowners in a negative equity situation (where their home was worth less than the mortgage on the property). Also, the uncertainty of the economy made some homeowners much more fiscally conservative about making a move.

With home prices rising dramatically over the last several years, 93.7% of homes with a mortgage are now in a positive equity situation with 79.1% of them having at least 20% equity, according to CoreLogic.

With the economy coming back and wages starting to increase, many homeowners are in a much better financial situation than they were just a few short years ago.

One other reason for the increase was brought to light during a recent presentation by Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist of NAR, at the Realtor’s Summit in San Diego, CA. Yun pointed to the fact that historically, young homeowners who were either looking for more space to accommodate their growing family or looking for a better school district were more likely to move more often (every 5 years). The homeownership rate among young families, however, has still not caught up to previous generations resulting in the jump we have seen in median tenure!

What does this mean for housing?

Many believe that a large portion of homeowners are not in a house that is best for their current family circumstances. They could be baby boomers living in an empty, four-bedroom colonial, or a millennial couple planning to start a family that currently lives in a one-bedroom condo.

These homeowners are ready to make a move. Since the lack of housing inventory is a major challenge in the current housing market, this could be great news.

If you are considering moving give Johnson Team Real Estate a call us at (360) 303-2734, we are here to help!