Just Listed! Immaculate Home in Breathtaking Country Location in Everson

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Take a look at The Johnson Team’s newest listing in Everson. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on 5.3 acres is more than just picturesque, it is functional and move in ready.

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From the moment you drive onto the property, you will be surrounded by privacy, silence, and stunning views of the valley and hills lying before you. The owners have maintained this home with the same love and attention to detail with which they built it in 2006. Whether a cold winter’s evening or a warm summer night, there could be no better spot than sitting in the hot tub overlooking your surroundings.

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Learn more and see a virtual tour here today.

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Located in the lush farmland at the foothills of Mt. Baker is the town of Everson and the nearby city of Nooksack.  The gorgeous Nooksack River winds through the fertile farmlands providing lovely recreational opportunities and views.

The town’s small business district provides all the basic services. There are restaurants, a pharmacy and groceries, auto-repair, and agricultural supply stores and more. In the heart of Eversin is the City Park  located a 1/2 block south off the W. Main St. Everson City Park has a great play area, basketball court and lots of room to run. Everson’s other park, Riverside Park is located on the banks of the Nooksack River featuring picnic tables and ball fields.

Throughout the year, the area hosts small festivals in town or in the surrounding area, including a summer festival and harvest festival.

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Stoney Ridge Farms- A Wonderful Fall Destination.

CIMG0032If you or your family have never visited Stoney Ridge Farms in Everson, this is the year. After 25 years this will be the family farms last Fall season. Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October Stoney Ridge Farms has Fall Activities for everyone. They boast the largest pumpkin patch in all of Whatcom County, hay rides, farm animal viewing, corn maze, cafe with fresh apple cider and so much more.

My family has made Stoney Ridge a yearly tradition and we often spend the whole day at the farm. We love to walk in the barn and check out the piglets, goats, horses and donkeys. There is an abundance of animals to see and some that you can even feed. The pies from the cafe are wonderful and I highly recommend the carmel apple pie. We also purchase all our fall decorations from the farm each year including a large variety of small gourds and large pumpkins, they have it all.Stoney Ridge House

Every year we visit the farm we leave with wonderful memories, stomach’s full of fresh baked pie and a whole bunch of pumpkins and gourds to decorate our home.

During the month of December the farm will be open  to the public and is the go to spot to pick out your fresh cut Christmas tree from there large farm.  The barn is also home to a live animal nativity, holiday crafts and baked goods.

If you are interested in heading out to Stoney Ridge Farms they are located at 2902 Van Dyk Rd in Everson. From Bellingham head North of the Guide Meridian, East on the Pole Rd, and then turn left onto the Van Dyk Rd. Stoney Ridge  Farms will be on your right hand side with parking on your left. Opening day is Thursday October 3rd. I will do another post about the farm with more photos after my annual visit this year.

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Affordable Everson Home

Welcome to 707 Chestnut in quiet Everson.  Just listed for $169,000, this 3 bedroom 1 bath home sits in a wonderful part of the Sable Terrace development. The lot is flat and mostly fenced. The home is 1 level and has a newer roof. The Elementary school is just down the road and there are a couple parks close by. Drive a little and save a lot. Your creative touches could really make this home shine.

Property Details:

Taxes: $1,466
Lot Size: 0.24 Acre (10,454 SqFt)
Garage Size: 1 Car
Exterior: Wood
Heating/Cooling: Forced Air
Roof: Composition Roof
Flooring: Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information

District: Nooksack Valley School District
Elementary Everson Elementary
Middle School: Nooksack Valley Midde School
High School:  Nooksack Valley High

For more information on 707 Chestnut Street in Everson or to schedule a showing visit the home’s website or call us directly at 360-303-2734.

County Living in Meridian School District Set Up for Horses!

Have you dreamed of living in the county? Enjoying privacy, with plenty of room for your hobbies or even horses? Then look no further than 6400 Sundance Lane, Everson. Here you can enjoy this 3 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom home located on 5 acres down a private drive. There is a 3 car detached garage plus a spacious shop for storage, toys or hobbies.

If you are into horses there is horse fencing already installed , a tack room , horse stalls, compost area and a level riding area with sand and sawdust await you and your horses.

Features

Wired for Generator, Bath Off Master, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane Storm Windows, French Doors, Skylights

Additional Information

Outdoor Arena, Barn, Deck, Dog Run, Partially Fenced, Green House, Outbuildings, Patio, Propane, RV Parking, Shop
Taxes: $4,565
View: Territorial
Lot Size: 5.00 Acres (217,800 SqFt)
Garage Size: 3 Car
Exterior: Wood Products
Heating/Cooling: Forced Air, High Efficiency,
Roof: Composition Roof
Flooring Hardwood Floor: Laminate, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

Features

Wired for Generator, Bath Off Master, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane Storm Windows, French Doors, Skylights

School Information

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

To see more details on the home visit the virtual tour here or call the Johnson Team at (360) 303-2734 to schedule a private showing.

Tips for Flooded Roadways

Whatcom County FloodingWith temperatures fluctuation a lot this time of the year flooding may become a problem Lots of areas in Whatcom County  including low lying areas in Lynden, Ferndale and Everson are susceptible to flooding. If you do live in an area where flooding is an issue please use the tips below to stay safe.

–  Do not drive through a flooded area. If a road is flooded-out turn around and find a different route.
–  If you can’t find another route get to higher ground until the water subsides.
–  Many local drivers make the mistake of thinking the water is shallow and then they try to cross it. Don’t do this as the road underneath the water could be gone due to the flooding.
–  Vehicles can easily stall when driving through water. If your car stalls abandon it and climb to higher ground.
–  It takes only six inches of water to reach the bottom of most cars, which can cause loss of control and stalling.
–  It takes only one foot of water to float most vehicles.
– And it takes only two feet of rushing water to sweep cars, SUVs and, pick-ups right off the road.

Hope that none of you have to use these tips. But, just in case you are prepared!

Bellingham and Whatcom County Berry Picking Time

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Whatcom County berry picking season is in full swing. Strawberry season is actually done , the raspberries are in full swing and blue berries aren’t far off either!

There are few things more “Whatcom County” than berry picking. Berry picking in the summer. Berry picking  jobs have served as a first job for many county kids. This season is a crucial time for people looking to make their jams for the year, or just a time to hang out with the kids and enjoy some time outside picking something everyone in the family is sure to enjoy.

Last Saturday I headed out to my favorite picking spot Haugen’s Berries off the Pole Rd between the Hannegan and Guide. Once there I was greeted with rows and rows of lovley plump juicey raspberries.  11lbs of raspberries later we headed out. At $1.50 a lbs for raspberries I considered it a real steal. I took my berries home, cleaned them, made desserts and froze them for future use to enjoy throughout the year.

Below is a quick list of a few local farms open for U-pick currently.

Boxx Berry Farms (360) 380-2699
Barbie Berries (360) 384-1260
Crystal View Raspberry Farm (360) 380-5975

If you are looking to pick some berries feel free to send me an email or give us a call at (360) 303-2734 and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

Tips for keeping you and your home safe in windstorms

WindIn the wake of all the windstorms and the forecast calling for yet more wind I pulled up an email I received from Jefferson Livingston at Pillar to Post Inspection Services in regards to tips for getting ready for wind storms.

Most of these items should be checked before a storm but also after to evaluate possible damage caused by the storm. Often the initial damage caused by the storm becomes much more significant if not quickly repaired. Many of these items should be corrected or inspected by a licensed professional as doing so can be hazardous. Work with reputable contractors & ask for references.

 -Block your foundations vents but be sure to remove blocks after freezing weather ends.

– Keep water running slightly at sinks to help prevent freezing pipes.

-If you have a vacant home keep the temperature above 55 degrees & cupboard doors open to help prevent freezing pipes.

-Collect any loose items in yard such as toys or lawn chairs that may be blown against a home. Even larger items such as detached sheds or storage buildings may need to be strapped down or anchored.

-Review your fence for loose panels or boards. The wind can further damage these or potentially blow them into the home.

-Have a licensed inspector or contractor check to see that your skylights are properly secured to help avoid having them blow off.

-Have a licensed home inspector or contractor check flue caps & other items on the roof that may come loose during a storm. (Damaged flues can allow carbon monoxide to enter the home which can be deadly)

-Have trees & branches professionally trimmed back from the home & power lines at least six feet to help prevent them from causing damage.

-Have trees around home & other structures evaluated by a licensed arborist to be sure they are healthy & do not pose a threat to the home. (Trees may sometimes appear healthy but have significant rot or disease that may result in fallen branches or entire trees.)

-Have at least a 72 hour supply of food, water, flashlights, batteries, medicine & etc in case of power outages & the potential inability to leave your home due to blocked roads or other issues.(Go to www.redcross.org for more information)

-With a pair of binoculars evaluate the roof for loose or missing shingles. One loose shingle can create a weak spot allowing more damage in future storms not to mention potential leaks.

-Have your chimney professionally reviewed before & after the storm for loose mortar & bricks. Bricks can be blown off damaging more than just your chimney.

-Evaluate your windows for cracks that may grow or possibly lead to shattered windows during a storm. If damaged during the storm cover broken windows or other holes in the home immediately to avoid water damage.

-Be sure all drains & gutters etc are clear to help prevent leaking or flooding.

-After the storm visually check for loose power lines. Do not, under any circumstances, go near downed power lines. Be aware that the ground near downed power lines may also be electrified.

-After the storm, be sure all drains, gutters, & roofing are cleared of debris as this could lead to structural damage. This should be completed by a qualified contractor.

-Remove debris from yard as this can attract insects.

-After the storm check to see that garage doors are not damaged and are safely on their tracks.

Thanks Jefferson for the helpful tips and hints! Stay safe in the wind.

Beautiful Fall in Whatcom County

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Sometimes it takes leaving somewhere for a while to really appreciate how beautiful and magnificant something is.  Earlier this week I returned from a trip, and flying over the midwest and the south I noticed the lack of fall color- no brillant reds, bright oranges and yellows that we are used to here in Whatcom County. Upon approaching the Seattle Tacoma Airport for landing I overheard something that hit the point home even more. A passenger seated behind me said, “Harold, look at those colors! Have you ever seen anything like that? I have only heard about fall’s colors and seen pictures, but never imagined it being so beautiful in real life.”  My husband and I looked at each other and smiled; it truly is great to call this area home!

Brillant colors in my flower bedEven aside from Stoneyridge Farms, fall colors and leaves are everywhere. This is our first fall season at our new home and it’s fair to say we have not been disappointed.

Below are some more fall pictures I took a couple of weeks ago of my favorite fall location, Stoneyridge Farms in Everson.

Happy Fall to everyone and have a safe Halloween this weekend!

September Real Estate Report for Bellingham and Whatcom County

Real estate sales in Whatcom County for the 3rd quarter of the year bucked the trend of the first 2 quarters and saw the number of home sales hold or rise slightly from 2008. September was unusually strong, beating the sales numbers for August. Unfortunately, median prices did not follow suit, dropping slightly in Bellingham but more than 10% in the County as a whole. A few details of September sales relative to last year:

•Total Whatcom County sales were up by 13%, with Blaine/Birch Bay leading the pack with a 54.5% increase in the number of homes sold and Ferndale close behind with a 41% increase.

•Lynden is still struggling, with a 6.3% drop in sales and a 20% drop in the average sales price.

•Nooksack Valley prices managed to maintain last year’s levels, but every other area of the County dropped – down 9.9% to 20.4%.

Inventory levels continue to fall, which is normal for this time of year, and pending numbers increased again this month, which is not normal for this time of year. It looks as though a few more of these pending sales are translating into solds, based upon the higher September sales numbers, and if we look at the price distribution of those sales, we can see why the average and median prices have fallen. As the table below shows, the under $300,000 portion of the market in Bellingham increased by 7.5% from September of last year, but the pricing in that segment of the market dropped by 9%. This provided a double hit to the median and average prices.

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To view the complete month end statistics, where we see the real estate market heading and information on Short Sales and Foreclosures visit The Johnson Team Real Estate Market Update Page.