Birch Bay Village- A saltwaterfront community in Whatcom County

This quaint gated community is hugs its namesake’s coastline and looks out to the Straight of Georgia. In this fantastic community truly offers something for everyone and has an array of options for all home buyers. Real estate in Birch Bay Village ranges from high bank waterfront homes, lake homes, beachfront homes, executive style houses, golf course home and even small beach cottages and retreats.

Birch Bay Village not only offers incredible bay views to the west, but also stunning Mt. Baker views to the east. The village also offers a variety of amenities for area residents, including a club house for your large family gatherings and events. If sports are more your thing, then you will be delighted with the swimming pool, year round tennis court and 9 hole (par 30) golf course and pro shop. Boating enthusiasts will relish the private marina and boat moorage as well as two man made lakes, Kwan Lake and Thunderbird Lake.

The community of Birch Bay Village has a manned security gate and patrols, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is less than a thirty minute commute to Bellingham and an hour to downtown Vancouver.

If you are searching for a home lovely saltwaterfront home, a saltwater view home or simply a great property in a wonderful community check out our Birch Bay Village Real Estate Search to brown homes currently listed for sale in Birch Bay Village. If you would like a tour of the village and homes in the area feel free to give us a call at 1-888-713-3058 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com

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The Historic Mt. Baker Highway known to locals as the 542

You can’t live in Bellingham or visit Whatcom County for long and not hear the term 542 or Mt. Baker Highway. The Mt. Baker Highway, state highway number 542 is Bellingham’s gateway to the majestic Mt. Baker. Mt. Baker is treasured by local residents and visitors alike for it’s stunning snow capped beauty, world class ski slops and unbelievable hiking opportunities. But, not only is Mt. Baker amazing, so it the historic drive up the highway, the sites, trails, businesses and views along the way.

As you leave Bellingham headed East on the the Mt. Baker Highway you travel over the Nooksack River, through the foothills communities of Deming, Kendall, Maple Falls and Glacier.   Along the way you will pass the unique Northfork Beer Shrine/Wedding Chapel,  vineyards, a variety of restaurants, lodging, a casino and miles of scenic trails through National Forest lands.

The final 24 miles of the highway are designated a U.S. National Forest National Scenic Byway, starting just after the town  of Glacier to Artist Point above the ski area.  Along the way, at milepost 52 is the Mt. Baker Ski Area, offering skiers and snowboarders some of the finest terrain and the best snow conditions in the west. Mt. Baker is know world wide for it’s natural half pipe and the legendary Banked Slalom Snowboard competition.

If you are not lucky enough to drive the Highway yourself check out our Mt. Baker Highway virtual tour below to see some of the beauty for yourself.

Mt Baker highway is a only a short 57 miles but packed into that 57 miles is something for everyone. A trip along The Mt Baker Highway could include a stop by the Mt Baker Winery’s tasting room, views of the Nooksack River as it makes it’s winds it’s way through the Cascades, a stop at Everybody’s Store for lunch, a side trip to Nooksack Falls, the thrill of Deming Speedway and of course a Photo Op of Mt Baker, Mt Shuksan & Picture Lake.

If you are thinking this is an area you might like to call home there are many real estate opportunities and homes for sale  in Eastern Whatcom County and the foothill communities of Deming, Kendall, Acme and Glacier.  Feel free to visit our real estate map search to search for homes or properties that may fit your needs.

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Salmon Fishing is Hot! Roche Harbor Salmon Derby this Weekend!

Salmon fishing has been great lately! Just a quick 10 minute boat ride out of Sandy Point in Ferndale in Marine Area 7 North we have been landing the fish. Chad Lindsey pictures here was all smiles with his salmon caught last weekend.

If you are a into fishing or have a love of marine life and waterfront living Sandy Point is a wonderful area to live. Sandy Point is a waterfront community located on a peninsula. With incredible views of the San Juan Islands, and the Straight of Georgia to the West and even Mt. Baker and the Twin Sisters to the East, its difficult not to want to call this lovely community home.

Approximately 600 homes are located in the Sandy Point community and amenities include a 9 hole golf course and club house, tennis court, swimming pool and wonderful community center with a variety of planned activities.

Many homes are located right along the canal waters and include private docks or mooring slips, creating a welcoming vibe for avid boaters. To search for real estate for sale in Sandy Point click here.

This weekend the Johnson Team’s 2009 Trophy the, “Reel Estate” is taking place in the 10th Annual Roche Harbor Salmon Derby February 8-th. We are hoping to land some fish and take home some of the over $25,000 in cash prizes.

Spoons seem to be getting the fish on the hook as of late. If you need a current fishing report feel free to give me a call I would be happy to help! (360) 303-2734.

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Search for New Listings in Bellingham and Whatcom County!

Are you tired of searching through all the home and property listings to try and find the newest ones on the market? The Johnson Team can help with our “new listing” real estate searches.

New Bellingham Real Estate Listings

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

New Lynden Real Estate Listings

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

New Blaine & Birch Bay Real Estate Listings

Blaine & Birch Bay Real Estate ListingsNestled 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!

New East Whatcom County Real Estate Listings

Whatcom County Real Estate Listings The Eastern portion of Whatcom County is dotted with small towns along the westerly edge of the foothills. These towns include, Everson, Nooksack, Sumas, Deming and Maple Falls. The homes here tend to be on more acreage and some are more private than other parts of the county.

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Ferndale, Washington a Thriving Community!

Ferndale is a thriving community surrounded by fertile farmland and is famous for its “Baker to Bay” views for the ridges west of town. It celebrates its history with Hovander Park (featuring a turn of the century Hovander Farm), the Scottish Highland Games and the Civil Way re-enactment. Ferndale’s location on the river also provides it with unique ecological features which the Whatcom County Park Department has made available to the public in the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, Fragrance Garden and Lake Terrel Wildlife Refuge

Ferndale is also the closest town to the Lummi Reservation, which includes Sandy Point, Gooseberry Point and the ferry terminal to Lummi Island. Sandy Point Heights are the housing areas within the Lummi Reservation, but the land is owned just as it is in any other part of the county. Many homes in these communities have spectacular views of the sound, Mt. Baker and the Canadian Costal Range. Amenities include a marina, golf course, swimming pool and tennis court. The Lummi Reservation is home to the Lummi Indian Nation, a coastal tribe with a rich heritage centering on the wildlife- salmon, shellfish, deer, eagle, and orcas on which it has always counted on for both physical and spiritual sustenance. The Stommish, an annual celebration of victory over the enemy features a canoe race, dancing and royalty.

If you are looking for a home in the Ferndale, Washington area the Johnson Team can help with their customized Ferndale Real Estate Search.  On our website you can search by city or neighborhood, price, view, acreage size and so much more. Visit the real estate search portion of our website to explore for yourself!

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Bellingham and Whatcom County Recreational Oppurtunities

Named one of the top 100 adventure towns in the nation by National Geographic Magazine, Bellingham is sure not to disappoint. From the water’s of Bellingham Bay to the snow drenched peaks of Mt. Baker you are sure to find what ever your heart desires to keep you busy here.

During the warm summer months residents and visitors of the area can enjoy a swim or watersports in one of the many Whatcom County lakes, the largest of which is Bellingham’s Lake Whatcom. If saltwater is more your style you can beachcomb and soak your toes in the warms waters of shallow Birch Bay. The area is also home to several world class golf courses from the Bellingham Golf and County Club Course to Loomis Trail and Sudden Valley Golf Courses.

If you are wanting to learn more about the recreational oppurtunities available in Bellingham and the surrounding Whatcom County area be sure and visit The Johnson Team’s Bellingham & Whatcom County Recreation Page to learn more!

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Great Mid-County Home on Acreage Just Minutes From Bellingham

Welcome to 1411 E Smith Rd, Priced at $309,000


If you have been looking for the perfect mid-country location only minutes from Bellingham then 1411 E Smith Rd could be the perfect fit for you.  To get there, take the Hannegan North to the East Smith. Turn right headed East on the East Smith going past Market Rd on your left & just past Murieal on your left – 1411 E Smith is on your right.

Imagine if you dare, woods to explore, a pasture for horses, a view of Mt Baker, a large shop with external parking for all the toys in the world, fruit trees/garden space, squirrels for Fido to chase ¢entral to it all is a lovely remodeled 3 bedroom home with a totally new redo to include hardwood floors, carpet, paint & a sparkling kitchen & baths. You can quit imagining because it all exists on a level, sunny 5 acre parcel just minutes from town & at a super affordable price.

We Hope You Enjoy Your Home Tour of 1411 E Smith

If you would like a private tour of 1411 E Smith Rd , The Johnson Team can easily accomodate your schedule. If you’d care to call them at 360-303-2734 or toll free at 888-713-3056 they can arrange for your private showing. If you live out of the area or country and would like additional information about this wonderful property, The Johnson Team would be happy to send you a complete property package. Just give them a call or send them an email and you’ll receive the information immediately.

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Luxury Real Estate in Bellingham, Washington and Beyond

With a vast array of natural beauty, culture and history it is no wonder that we are noticing that Bellingham, Skagit County and the San Juan Islands seem to be attracting more luxury home buyers. Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest are graced with many luxurious homes and estates. The incredible natural landscape and history help the Northwest boast some of the finest luxury real estate in the nation.

Wherever your real estate price point rests luxury can be at your finger tips. Whether you are looking for incredible snow capped mountain views of Mt. Baker, rolling acreage to enjoy your equestrian members of the family or a private lake dock for you boat, or saltwater front real estate, you can find it all here.

Each week we showcase a home or homes which have just sold and help you get an idea of what the real estate markets in Bellingham and the neighboring areas have to offer. You can also search for active luxury real estate on our website’s Luxury Real Estate Page. This past week there was not a lot of action in the Luxury Real Estate Market in and around Bellingham. Below are the top two home sales in terms of pricing last week.

Doon Way5008 Doon Way sold last week for $630,000 and is located in Anacortes, Washington in the Skyline Community.

From this spacious 3,330 square foot home you can enjoy expansive views of Rosairo Straight, Burrows Island and the Olympic Mountains not to mention the marine wildlife and oceans which are seemingly at your fingertips.

The luxurious home feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms sophisticated yet comfortable livings with stainless appliances, granite counters, cherry and slate floors. No detail has been overlooking in this amazing remodel.

G Loop4758 G Loop Rd sold last week for $625,000 and is located on Samish Island. Samish Island is situated west of Burlington and South of Bellingham.

From this home you can enjoy the island life with breathtaking views of Samish Bay, and the Chuckanut Mountain. An easy bath takes you down the medium grade bank to 116 feet of lovely oceanfront property to call your own.

The spacious 3,143 square foot interior  takes full advantage of the amazing views with vaulted ceilings and a wonderful wall of windows seeming to pull the outside in.

To search Luxury Real Estatein Bellingham and neighboring areas be sure and check out The Johnson Team’s Real Estate’s Luxury Real Estate Page.

High End Luxury Home Sales in Bellingham This Past Week.

With a vast array of natural beauty, culture and history it is no wonder that we are noticing that Bellingham, Skagit County and the San Juan Islands seem to be attracting more luxury home buyers. Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest are graced with many luxurious homes and estates. The incredible natural landscape and history help the Northwest boast some of the finest luxury real estate in the nation.

Wherever your real estate price point rests luxury can be at your finger tips. Whether you are looking for incredible snow capped mountain views of Mt. Baker, rolling acreage to enjoy your equestrian members of the family or a private lake dock for you boat, or saltwater front real estate, you can find it all here.

Each week we showcase a home or homes which have just sold and help you get an idea of what the real estate markets in Bellingham and the neighboring areas have to offer. You can also search for active luxury real estate on our website’s Luxury Real Estate Page.  This past week there was not a lot of action in the Luxury Real Estate Market in and around Bellingham. Below are the top two home sales in terms of pricing last week.

Eldridge Neighborhood Real Estate Bellingham2327 Eldridge Avenue sold last week for $505,000 and is located in Bellingham, Washington in the historical Eldridge Neighborhoodoverlooking Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond.

The home offers breathtakingly beautiful views of ocean sunsets and harbor lights from the charming cottage style kitchen with state of the art stained concrete counter tops and an open family room that lends itself to entertaining.

The home was originally built in 1924 and since has been fully restored with the convienances of today yet still retaining the charm and special touches of yesteryear.

Bellingham Washington Real Estate4690 Lost Creek Lane sold last week for $520,000 and is located in Bellingham, Washington on the lovely Geneva Neighborhood.

From this spacious 4 bedroom, 3.75 bathroom house situated on an ample 1.88 acres you can enjoy stunning Lake Whatcom and surrounding mountain views.  The home embraces the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and design with its timber frame constructions, birch wrapped windows, and slate and tile accents throughout the home.  High end luxury European kitchen is sure to delight any gourmet cooks and the lavish landscaping is sure to bring a smile to any green thumbs face.

To search Luxury Real Estate in Bellingham and neighboring areas be sure and check out The Johnson Team’s Real Estate’s Luxury Real Estate Page.

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Luxury Real Estate in Bellingham, Washington and Beyond!

With a vast array of natural beauty, culture and history it is no wonder that we are noticing that Bellingham, Skagit County and the San Juan Islands seem to be attracting more luxury home buyers. Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest are graced with many luxurious homes and estates. The incredible natural landscape and history help the Northwest boast some of the finest luxury real estate in the nation.

Wherever your real estate price point rests luxury can be at your finger tips. Whether you are looking for incredible snow capped mountain views of Mt. Baker, rolling acreage to enjoy your equestrian members of the family or a private lake dock for you boat, or saltwater front real estate, you can find it all here.

Each week we showcase a home or homes which have just sold and help you get an idea of what the real estate markets in Bellingham and the neighboring areas have to offer. You can also search for active luxury real estate on our website’s Luxury Real Estate Page.

Falcon2020 Falcon Ct  sold last week for $735,000 and is located in Bellingham, Washington in the prestigious Parkhurst Neighborhood over looking Bellingham, Fairhaven, Bellingham Bay and The San Juan Islands beyond.

The custom buit 3,400 sq ft home is beyond breathtaking with no luxury detail overlooked with Brazilian cherry wood floors, a spacious master suite and high quality appliances. Quality landscaping around the home only adds to the incredible setting with the incredible sunrise and sunset views over the ocean in the distance.

Surfcrest4927 Surfcrest Drive sold last week for $800,000 and is located in Oak Harbor, Washington approximately 45 minute North of Seattle and 45 minutes South of Bellingham.

Situated on just shy of one acre in the desirable Surfcrest Beach Community this home is sure not to disappoint.  Often referred to as one of the best beaches on Whidbey Island the home is graced with 100′ of no bank sandy waterfront and  incredible Westerly views of sunsets, the Olympic Mountains and The San Juan Islands.  The exterior cedar shake siding adds to the Pacific Northwest detailing and design in this 3,196 sq ft custom built home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

To search Luxury Real Estatein Bellingham and neighboring areas be sure and check out The Johnson Team’s Real Estate’s Luxury Real Estate Page.

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