Level Lot Overlooking San Juans and Gulf Islands – Just Reduced

Level Lot Overlooking San Juans and Gulf Islands

Build the house of your dreams on this level view lot overlooking the San Juan & Gulf Islands. If gorgeous sunsets, evening strolls on the beach, the overwhelming sound of “Quiet” & the joy of clean fresh air are what you are hoping to find, then look no further than 2931 Leeward Way. The lot is 13,000+ sq ft & has about 83′ of high bank waterfront. The community maintains a walkway to the Beach for your evening strolls or agate searches.

For more information, give The Johnson Team a call at (888) 713-3056 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com.

Take a Tour of 5447 Poplar Place in Ferndale

Join Mike Bredeson of The Johnson Team for a tour of 5447 Poplar Place in Ferndale, Washington!

Welcome to 5447 Poplar place- This mild fixer has good bones with newer roof and furnace. There are 4 bedrooms and an open kitchen looking onto the living space. Most of the windows are vinyl and some of the flooring is upgraded. A little paint and some elbow grease will get you into the Ferndale market. The location is outstanding and an easy walk to Downtown- Plus when its all fixed up you can enjoy a barbecue in the large fenced back yard. It even has a nice shade tree for the summer days.

For more information, go to our website.

If you would like to take a look at this home, give The Johnson Team a call today at (888) 713-3056 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com.

4 Bedroom Just Listed In Great Ferndale Neighborhood

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Just listed by Mike Bredeson! 5447 Poplar Place in Ferndale, a 4 bedroom home in a great location!

This mild fixer has good bones with newer roof and furnace. There are 4 bedrooms and an open kitchen looking onto the living space. Most of the windows are vinyl and some of the flooring is upgraded. A little paint and some elbow grease will get you into the Ferndale market. The location is outstanding and an easy walk to Downtown- Plus when its all fixed up you can enjoy a barbecue in the large fenced back yard. It even has a nice shade tree for the summer days.

For more information, take a look at the virtual tour.

Your Own Island Paradise! Open House Sunday on Lummi Island

Don’t miss out on this one of  a kind Lummi Island home and property!

1471 Seacrest Drive on Lummi Island is the oasis  you have been looking for. Join Rich Johnson this sunny Saturday from 12pm to 2pm for an open house.

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Peace, quiet, total seclusion & an expansive view of water & mountains could be yours in this unique home & property. This custom designed & built home overlooks a private cove, Haro Strait, Mt Baker & Twin Sisters. The floor plan is open, airy, well lit & inviting with expansive windows keeping you in touch with the beauty around you. A private path provides access to either the beach of Sun-Rise Cove with your boat anchored in front or up secret trails to explore. This is a dream come true. For more information call 360.303.2734

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If you can’t make the open house click below to visit the virtual tour

Or, give us a call to schedule a private showing at 360.303.2734 today!

Saturday Open House in Quiet Lynden Neighborhood

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Join Mike Bredeson for an open house this Saturday, Februrary 23rd from 12pm – 2pm at 341 South Park Street in Lynden!

Come see this 4 bedroom home in one of the quietest neighborhoods in Lynden – Main floor has kitchen and large living room plus access to the garage. Up are 3 oversized bedrooms and a full bath. On the lower level is a rec-room (with gas fireplace) , bedroom, laundry and ¾ bath. The Basement is a walk out into the fenced back yard. Street appeal and mature landscaping are a bonus. There is even a shed out back for the lawn equipment.

Cookies and Woods Coffee will be served.

For more information, visit our website here!

Sunday Open House in Lynden At Remodeled Country Home With Designer Finishes

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Join Rich Johnson for an open house this Sunday from 10am – 2pm at 226 W King Tut Road in Lynden. Stop into this breathtaking home and see the high end touches that make you want to call this place home.

An iron entry gate, a winding blacktop driveway, a stable in the center of a green pasture with a white-railed fence, beautifully landscaped gardens featuring a delightful tunneled grape arbor walkway, several outdoor patios, a play area to include a life-sized dollhouse, a miniature “Red Barn” potting shed, a glorious Mt Baker & Twin Sister view & finally a completely remodeled Country Home with designer finishes throughout along with a huge wraparound deck & veranda is all waiting to be yours.

For more information, visit our virtual tour!

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home | MyKCM

The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many home buyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place.

To ensure a hassle-free process, here are 5 tips to keep in mind if you are considering new construction:

1. Hire an Inspector

Despite the fact that builders must comply with town and city regulations, a home inspector will have your best interests in mind! When buying new construction, you will have between 1-3 inspections, depending on your preference (the foundation inspection, the pre-drywall inspection, and a final inspection).

These inspections are important because the inspector will often notice something that the builder missed. If possible, attend the inspection so that you can ask questions about your new home and make sure the builder fixes any problems found by the inspector.

2. Maintain good communication with your builder

Starting with the pre-construction meeting (where you will go over all the details of your home with your project manager), establish a line of communication. For example, will the builder email you every Friday with progress updates? If you are an out-of-state buyer, will you receive weekly pictures of the progress via email? Can you call the builder and if so, how often? How often can you visit the site?

3. Look for builder’s incentives

The good thing about buying a new home is that you can add the countertop you need, the mudroom you want, or an extra porch off the back of your home! However, there is always a price for such additions, and they add up quickly!

Some builders offer incentives that can help reduce the amount you spend on your home. Do your homework and see what sort of incentives the builders in your area are offering.

4. Schedule extra time into the process

There are many things that can impact the progress on your home. One of these things is the weather, especially if you are building in the fall and winter. Rain can delay the pouring of a foundation as well as other necessary steps at the beginning of construction, while snow can freeze pipes and slow your timeline.

Most builders already have a one-to-two-week buffer added into their timelines, but if you are also in the process of selling your current home, you must keep that in mind! Nobody wants to be between homes for a couple of weeks.

5. Visit the site often

As we mentioned earlier, be sure to schedule time with your project manager at least once a week to see the progress on your home. It’s easy for someone who is not there all the time to notice little details that the builder may have forgotten or overlooked. Additionally, don’t forget to take pictures! You might need them later to see exactly where that pipe is or where those electrical connections are once they’re covered up with drywall!

Bottom Line

Watching your home come to life is a wonderful experience that can sometimes come with hassles. To avoid some of these headaches, keep these tips in mind!

If you are ready to put your current home on the market and find out what new construction is available in your area, let’s get together to discuss your options! Give The Johnson Team a call today at (888) 713-3056 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com.

Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years?

Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years? | MyKCM

There are many questions about where home prices will be next year as well as where they may be headed over the next several years to come. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer these questions:

The Home Price Expectation Survey – A survey of over 100 market analysts, real estate experts, and economists conducted by Pulsenomics each quarter.

Zelman & Associates – The firm leverages unparalleled housing market expertise, extensive surveys of industry executives, and rigorous financial analysis to deliver proprietary research and advice to leading global institutional investors and senior-level company executives.

Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real estate financing within ever-changing business environments.

Freddie Mac – An organization whose mission is to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the U.S. housing market in all economic conditions extending to all communities from coast to coast.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) – The largest association of real estate professionals in the world.

Fannie Mae – A leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets always.

Here are their projections of prices going forward:

Where are Home Values Headed over the Next Few Years? | MyKCM

Bottom Line

Every source sees home prices continuing to appreciate – just at lower percentages as we move through the next several years.  Have questions? Call us today at 1-888-713-3056!

Just Listed 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home In Birch Bay!

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Just listed in Birch Bay, an amazing 1,529 sq foot rambler with new marbled and engineered hardwood flooring. This move in ready home is one you will enjoy for years!

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This immaculate one level home is located on a quiet side street. It has a nice floorplan with large open spaces & is waiting for you to enjoy. Inside you’ll appreciate the warmth of the in-floor radiant heat, the spacious kitchen & the huge master bedroom. Put your “Green Thumb” to good use in this large sunny fully fenced backyard. Whether it’s roses, Fido or croquet, it’s a yard you’ll enjoy for years. Within a short walk is a beach to roam and explore, who knows what treasures you’ll find.

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For more information, take a look at the virtual tour!

Custom Built Bellingham Home With Views Just Listed

JUST LISTED!

Amazing custom built home with views from almost every window! 4660 Raptor Lane in Bellingham is what dreams are made of.

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Bellingham Bay, the Islands, Chuckanut Mtn, Lookout Mtns & everything in between, it’s there from the windows & deck of 4660 Raptor Ln. Add some fog, a bit of mist, a setting sun & you then have the lifestyle everyone dreams about but too often slips by. Inside is a gorgeous custom home with beautiful hardwood floors, a kitchen to inspire cook & guests alike & a large master bedroom with elegant bath. Outside is a gardeners dream with sun, plantings, water feature, secret paths & privacy.

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Come visit us at an open house this Sunday, August 5th from 1pm – 3pm.

For more information, view the virtual tour here.