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.

Front of House 1

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!

Just Listed Listed! Luxurious Lynden Craftsman Style Home

Welcome to 1302 Eastwood Way in Lynden, Washington.

  Just listed for $459,000!

Front of House

This luxurious craftsman style home on a large sunny lot comes with unparalleled quality of construction. The floor plan which flows naturally & logically makes it a hit for either everyday living or elaborate entertaining. You’ll enjoy the open spaces, the gourmet kitchen & large rooms will appeal to all. Outside, the sunny backyard is a great space for the green thumb or for just chilling out. There is even an irrigation system to keep the yard green & the planting lush!!

Details: Patio 4

4 bedrooms, 2. 5 bathrooms, 2,907 sq ft
Taxes $3,882
Lot Size 0.27 Acre (11,761 SqFt)
Garage Size 2 Car
Exterior Cement Planked
Fireplaces 1 Fireplace
Heating/Cooling Forced Air
Roof Composition Roof
Flooring Bamboo/Cork, Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

School Information:Dining Room

District: Lynden
Elementary :Vossbeck Elem
Junior High: Lynden Middle School
High: Lynden High School

For more information on 1302 Eastwood Way or to schedule a private showing call us today at (360) 303-2734 or visit our website!

 

What’s Happening in the Bellingham Real Estate Market?

We are constantly amazed at the intensity of the current market.  Home owners are often selling their homes in a matter of hours, with multiple offers and at prices in excess of the list price.  The flip side is Buyers who have made numerous offers, but always seem to fall a little bit short and are feeling, “What in the heck do I have to do to buy a house?”

Market Snap Shot april 17

It’s clear in looking at the chart, that the disconnect is a shortage of homes relative to the number of active buyers.  You’ll see that in Bellingham in 2017 (as of last week) there are 95 homes available to purchase & 119 pending.  Compare this to the years 2010 to 2016.  During this period, there were plenty of homes (choices) & not that many buyers competing against each other.

So the question for Buyers & Sellers becomes, as we move into Spring & Summer, will more inventory become available as it historically has or will it remain a tight market?

Our Crystal Ball tells us that while there will be more inventory, the inventory will be snapped up quickly by Buyers who are hungry to buy at current prices & interest rates.  The shortage of inventory is compounded in Bellingham, at least, by the unavailability of building lots, by sellers who are unwilling to put their homes on the market without knowing where they are going to move to or by Sellers who are unwilling to give up their current mortgage of 3.35% for a new 30 year fixed @ 4.25%.  If rates continue to increase, the inventory valve will tighten even more.

I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news, but the net result is inventory grid lock.

If you or your friends have questions about how to successfully navigate through this maze, give us a call. We’d be happy to share our thoughts & expertise with you. Call Johnson Team Real Estate today at (360) 303-2734 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com today!

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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Building Your Family’s Wealth Over the Next 5 Years

Building Your Family’s Wealth Over the Next 5 Years | MyKCM

Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.24% per year on average and to grow by 21.4% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey.So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position?

As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchases and closes on a $250,000 home in January. If we look at only the projected increase in the price of that home, how much equity will they earn over the next 5 years?

Building Your Family’s Wealth Over the Next 5 Years | MyKCM

Since the experts predict that home prices will increase by 4.0% this year alone, the young homeowners will have gained over $10,000 in equity in just one year.

Over a five-year period, their equity will increase by over $43,000! This figure does not even take into account their monthly principal mortgage payments. In many cases, home equity is one of the largest portions of a family’s overall net worth.

Bottom Line

Not only is homeownership something to be proud of, but it also offers you and your family the ability to build equity you can borrow against in the future. If you are ready and willing to buy, let’s get together to find out if you are able to, today call Johnson Team Real Estate today at (360) 303-2734 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com!

Source: KeepingCurrentMatters

Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision

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Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait:

-Relocation buyers are out there. Companies are not concerned with holiday time and if the buyers have kids, they want them to get into school after the holidays. 

-Purchasers that are looking for a home during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy.

 

-You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.

 

-Some homes can show better when decorated for the holidays. 

 

-There is less competition for you as a seller right now.

 

Let’s take a look at listing inventory as compared to the same time last year:

Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision | MyKCM

  1. The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays. Also, in many parts of the country, new construction will continue to surge reaching new heights in 2017, which will lessen the demand for your house.

Bottom Line

Waiting until after the holidays to sell your home probably doesn’t make sense. Call Johnson Team Real Estate today if you are thinking of selling! You can reach us by phone at (360) 303-2734 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com, we’d be happy to help!

Source: KeepingMattersCurrent

Just Listed! Custom Estate Home on Acreage

Incredible County Estate Home just listed!

Welcome to 5005 Patton Rd located outside the city limits of Bellingham. This lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath home encompasses a spacious 5,125 sq ft and is situated on a private 4.88 acre lot.

 

View the fill virtual tour

 

If fresh country air along with peace & solitude are important to you, you’ll want to tour this private 4+ acre estate. Along with fresh air and local wildlife of every description comes a coded security gate, a long winding blacktop drive, a gorgeous 5000+ sq ft custom home which incorporates every bell & whistle imaginable, a 2 stall horse barn & riding arena & last but not least a huge shop for all your toys. All of this is conveniently located just a short 5 minute drive from Bellingham.

Features

Wine Cellar, Wired for Generator, Bath Off Master, Built-In Vacuum, Ceiling Fan(s), Double Pane Storm Windows, Dining Room, French Doors, Hot Tub/Spa, Security System, Skylights, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-in Closet, Outdoor Arena, Barn, Deck, Partially Fenced, Gated Entry, High Speed Internet, Hot Tub/Spa, Outbuildings, Patio, Propane, RV Parking, Shop, Sprinkler System, Stable

 
Taxes: $8,656patton-rd
Lot Size: 4.88 Acres (212,573 SqFt)
Garage Size: 2 Car
2 Fireplaces
Heating/Cooling: Central Air, Heat Pump,
Roof:  Metal Roof
Flooring: Ceramic Tile Floor, Hardwood Floor, Vinyl Floor, Carpet

 

School Information

District: Meridian School District
Elementary: Irene Reither Primary School
Junior High:  Meridian Middle Schoolpatton-kitchen
High: Meridian High School

For more information on 5005 Patton Rd in Bellingham visit our website today or call us toll free at 1-888-713-3056 today!