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18639 QUAIL DRIVE, MOUNT VERNON Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley 1030 E. College Way Mount Vernon 360.424.4901 800.849.7939 Bill and Jannette Krieger www.SkagitValleyHomes.com

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$695,000

Incredible home on 2 park-like acres in Cascade Ridge with sweeping views of the valley, sound, islands and Olympics! Home boasts a grand living room; a family room with built-in media center & surround sound; a very spacious main floor deluxe master suite; an inviting sunny kitchen and dining area with built-in butler/display cabinets; a formal dining room with decorative molding; a wetbar; and a warm and bright sun room. Spacious garage and attached 24x40’ heated shop. The property borders a greenbelt sanctuary with pond and stream. Enjoy viewing the active wildlife while sitting around the fire-pit. MLS# 470703

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$224,950

Spacious updated rambler. Over 2000 sq. ft. and 4+ BR/2.5 BA. Fenced yard w/patio. Large family room. Peaceful location w/I-5 access. MLS#474242 Call Elizabeth, 708-8800

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Commercial listing. Located on a high traffic corridor. 48 x 36 building on ¼ acre. Currently being used as an auto repair shop. 3 bays, an office and restroom. MLS#475206 Call Ron, 333-1045

Jim Stransky 708-1681

Charlie & Jeannie Boon 708-9645

Debbie Allen 708-8780

Ron Van Pelt 333-1045

$149,900

One level stand alone condo. Located in the desirable Cedars. Bright open floor plan. Attached double car garage. MLS#460561

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$289,950

Beautiful rambler in a highly desired Bay hill neighborhood. 1572 sq. ft. w/3 BR/1.75 BA. Fenced yard. Freshly updated. MLS#476610 Call Elizabeth, 708-8800

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Mike Welling 540-1341

$220,000

Anacortes home on shy ¾ acre. 2 BR + Office/ den, 2 BAs. Views of the bay. 2 car attached garage. Room for RV parking. MLS#460733 Call Charlie, 708-1415 or Jeannie, 708-9645

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Over 44 acres of parcel w/possibility of creating 5 acre lots. Water, Sewer and Power at the Highway. Friday Creek flows through the property. 39 acres are flat and cleared with a pasture. MLS#432224 Call Kirk, 770-7470

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$699,000 Mount Vernon

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Getting S h o r t Over the past year, no two words have been heating up the real estate world more than “short sales.” As RealtyTrac reports, short sales accounted for almost a third of all sales in 2012. That’s not necessarily bad news for the housing market. With fewer foreclosures and more short sales, more lenders and borrowers are walking away from homes without paying the huge financial (and often emotional) price of a foreclosure. “A lot of short sales involve sellers who are having financial problems but they’re still willing to make something work,” says Elizabeth Weintraub, a real estate agent in Sacramento, Calif. In a short sale, a homeowner owes more on a loan than the property is worth. The property is put up for sale, and the lender accepts the proceeds from the sale as repayment of the loan. While a short sale still negatively affects a borrower’s credit score, and it is certainly not a “short” process, both the borrower and lender avoid the fees and costs of a foreclosure. Do Your Research Before you set your sights on a short sale, speak with a lender who can assess your situation, says Tracy Royce, an Arizona-based short sales and foreclosure expert. “See if your lender can do a loan modification instead and then discuss whether or not a short sale is the best way to go,” she says. Typically, a short sale is not the only solution for financially struggling homeowners. “It’s just one tool in the tool box,” Royce says.

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However, if it’s determined that a short sale is optimal, reach out to a local professional with extensive short sale experience. “There’s no cookie cutter process and all short sales are different, so it’s important to find an agent who knows how to do them all,” Weintraub explains. Collect Proof Together with your agent, you’ll compile the hardship letter that most lenders require. Thecontents of a hardship letter can vary greatly – from explanations about a medical emergency or a death in the family to a change in your employment status or an impending divorce – but must always include some significant reason why your financial situation has deteriorated since you initially took out your loan. Oftentimes, this letter includes basic documents, such as your last two years of tax returns, a profit and loss statement for your business (if you’re selfemployed), the last two months of bank settlements and the last 30 days of your payroll. Additionally, the lender will have their own short sale package to complete, though the specifics of this package vary depending on who the lender is and what financial information the bank they work with requires. Negotiate a Deal And so the dance between the lenders, the investor and the seller begins.

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The principal dancers – the lender and the type of investor – will determine how the short sale will be handled, which in turn will affect the length of sale. For instance, a Bank of America/FHA short sale can take anywhere from four months to a year or longer, Weintraub says, while other lenders can complete an FHA short sale in a month to six weeks. Another essential factor is the homebuyer. “Remember that price negotiation doesn’t start until the bank gets an offer, because until then, there’s nothing to negotiate with,” Royce says. Once an offer is on the table, the value of the property is determined using a broker price opinion—a BPO—or an official appraisal. When deciding a value, the bank also accounts for the initial offer. Next, the home must undergo an inspection. “This is where a lot of short sales fall off,” Royce says. “Either the inspection doesn’t go well or the buyer wants to take money off the sales price or get a concession.” If a buyer’s offer is approved by the bank, a short sale approval letter is then issued to you, the seller. Pending that the price matches what is in your best interest – and all details in the letter are correct – the buyer and lender move forward to close on the sale. Embarking on a short sale can be a long and arduous process, so consult with your local real estate agent, lender, attorney and other experts to ensure it is the right choice for your financial situation.

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BEAUTIFUL…5 acre pasture, 2000+ sf, 3 BR, 1/75 BA mfg home in Day Creek w/views of mountains from front porch. 3300+ pole barn. $239,900. #470726 SEDRO-WOOLLEY VICTORIAN HOME… beautiful 5 BR home on 3 city lots in town. Updated to compliment original charm, attched 3 car garage. $249,000. #444563 AFFORDABLE LA CONNER… nice, like new, 3 BR, 2 BA home, walking distance to town, ready to move in. New hardwood flrs, updated interior. $129,900. #452786 PRIVATE SETTING… nicely wooded 2.5 acre lot at end of paved cul-desac, drilled well & conventioanl perc. $89,900. #469524

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RAMBLER… & shop w/3 bays on 2.26 ac.. 4 BR, 2.5 BA appx 2196 sf. Great rm w/vaulted ceiling, skylights, fully fenced. Tankless water heater & more. $334,900. #437229 CHUCKANUT RESTAURANT… great location on busy corner, 2,320 sf bldg. has comm’l kitchen + 2 small offices. $199,900. #444840 GREAT FOR HORSES… 20 acres with about 10 acres of pasture located half way between Burlington & B’ham. Well, electric & permit on file. $249,500. #470589 LEVEL 1/2 ACRE… surrounded by pastureland just outside Burlington. Great spot for new or mfg home $149,500. #309905.

GREAT FOR COMMUTERS… 3 BR, 2.5 BA home has natural gas heat, blt in 2002. Easy freeway access. $189,000. #463258. 4 BR + BONUS ROOM… with 2 full BAs. Home includes privileges to community pool & clubhouse. $179,500. #452266 GREAT BURLINGTON INVESTMENT… 2 homes on 1 lot currently bringing in $1200. per mo. 2 BR, 1 BA home, new windows, roof & paint. $147,900. #446495 GORGEOUS CUSTOM CRAFTSMAN… under construction on an acre on Bow Hill. Over 2500 sf, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, ots of blt-ins + 3 car garage. $485,000. #409469.

COUNTRY CLUB RAMBLER W/ SHOP… 4 BR 1 3/4 BA. 2483 sf home. Beautiful kitchen, maple cabinets, high ceilings. Finished 1700 sf shop & more. $549,000. #473037 INDUSTRIAL ZONED… 6.9 acres in Brl w/6 bldgs & 81,868 sf of enclosed building area. $2,300,000. #412187 SKAGIT RIVER PLAYGROUND… drive east with your picnic & fishing pole, kick back on your own lot. 3/4 acre lot, just $37,000. #318635 PANORAMIC VIEWS… Of Big Lake. Kitchen w/loads of cabinets, granite, sep. laundry rm, 1/2 BA & mst ste on main floor. Upper w/2 rooms, one w/3/4 BA. 5 acres fenced & gated. $329,000. #447367

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RARE 55+ CONDO… 2 BR, 2 BA, rambler, lg 2 car garage in the Cedars. Open floor design. RV prkg in complex. $182,900. #430094 ON SAMISH ISLAND… home on one level acre, 3 BR w/ remodeled sunny kitchen, dining & bonus room. Outbldg, 1160 sf & 640 sf loft, partial water view. $329,500. #449008 RAMBLER… & Shop w/3bays on 2.26 ac.. 4 BR, 2.5 B, appx 2196 sf. Great rm w/vaulted ceiling, skylights, fully fenced. Tankless water heater & more. $334,900. #437229 GREAT STARTER OR INVESTMENT… one level home, 2 BR, 1BA, spacious living room & kitchen w/ breakfast area. 3 carports, 1 garage, shop area. $169,000. #454810.

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GREAT CONDITION… move in ready, 5 acres w/newer 3 BR, 2 BA mfg home. Nice open floor plan, lots of light, bonus room, greenhouse & deck. $229,900. #455674 GIBRALTER BLDG LOT… unique lot in desirable area. Call for details. $57,500. #399106 AFFORDABLE CAMPSITE… 2 acres fronting on the Samish River north of Burlington. Rough access road, just $19,500. #330946 HOME WITH LARGE SHOP… located on 9.7 acres in secluded setting near Big Lake. $329,500. #46084 WELL MAINTAINED… 9 yr old home on lg lot in Burlington. 3 BR, 2.5 BA + den, could be 4th BR. $264,000. #4668745

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RESIDENTIAL 865 CARRIAGE CT., SDW

$47,500

Open, bright well maintained manufactured home. Kitchen with eating area & master suite on one end & add’l bedroom on the other. Deck, storage shed & 1 car garage. Located in quiet 55+ park. #464057 604 N. LAVENTURE ST., MV

$139,950

Clean & tidy rambler on a nice corner lot. Spacious living room plus a big family room/ dining room. Good off street parking for several vehicles plus a small outbuilding. Call Robin Luif at 420-2026. #420069 22998 STATE ROUTE 9, MV

$144,000

Peaceful, private country setting for this manufactured home with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Large deck to enjoy the lovely views of Lake McMurray & mountains. 1 acre with a pond. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #400909 2001 DIVISION ST., MV

$149,950

Many possible uses for this 1276 SF home. Potential multi-family, office or rental. More info at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #468051 NE

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$192,500

Wonderful LaConner home featuring views over the marina, spacious rooms, open floor plan, two fireplaces, attached garage and great amenities abound. Call Sarah Minton at 770-3076. #29136416 NE

537 LAKESIDE DR., SDW

$325,000

Classic waterfront home with dock. 3 bedrooms plus office, 1.75 baths. 46’ no bank shore on Reed Lake. Enjoy the lake or the Community Clubhouse and swimming pool. Call George Bellos at 708-9762. #354920 16989 SOCKEYE DR., MV

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Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 2 bath rambler with full RV garage. Lovely landscaped yard with Nookachamp vistas. Quality home – built in 2004. Call Cindy Sullivan at 941-9443. #465515

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$200,000

Immaculate rambler with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths & new carpet & laminate floors. Kitchen with white cabinets & bay window eating area. Spacious living room w/vaulted ceilings. Fully fenced back & side yard. Call Karen Beckner at 840-9455. #472877

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Very nice 1-level 3 bedroom, 1695 SF home near the city park. Formal living & dining, family room & great private patio/deck area. Hardwood floors & newer carpet. More info at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #470760

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Incredible home on 2 park-like acres in Cascade Ridge with sweeping views of the sound & Olympics. 3500+ SF, 4 bedroom, 24’x40’shop. Quality finishes throughout. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #470703

$349,000

Beautifully appointed home on top of Maddoz Creek. Gorgeous western views & level backyard. 2250+ SF with 3 bedroom, plus den/ office on the main floor. Master suite with 5 piece bath, views. Call Megan O’Bryan at 7085817. #459935

COMMERCIAL 302-306 S. 1ST ST., MV

Downtown MV office or retail space; 1750 SF for $1100/mnth or 3890 SF for $2150/mnth. Call Dick Nord at 661-6529. #523171 QUANTUM LN., ANACORTES

Warehouse spaces w/ offices, several sizes, in quality business park. Three-county access. Call Jim & Balisa Koetje at 421-4111.

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$19,000

16,500 SF lot suitable for up to 2000 SF building. Stream buffers on prop but talk to LA about MV’s buyback program on wetlands. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #523375 0 WILLIAM WAY, MV

$175,000

Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath rambler close to Haggen, medical & schools. Attached garage. Big fenced back yard with raised beds & storage building. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #476315 NE

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39541 BAKER LAKE RD., CNC

$219,000

15002 CHANNEL LN, LAC

$374,500

A nice rambler with basement & 3 bedrooms, 1 bath all on over 9 acres. Newer roof, windows, wiring & paint. Many outbuildings for your equipment. Close to lake and river fishing. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #311226

Waterfront home at a great price. 1-story home with wonderful floor plan with spacious rooms & spectacular water views. Large level lot, 2 car garage. Close to LaConner. Call Sarah Minton at 770-3076. #249568

21737 STERLING DR., SDW

16422 FIR ISLAND RD., CONWAY

$299,000

1-level home on 1 acre, 4 bedrooms, living and family rooms, formal dining, 2 fireplaces, 3 baths. Court yard with hot tub, tennis court, 2 car attached garage, detached shop and large outbuilding. Call Linda Eastman at 2024075. #454365

$415,000

Fir Island mini-farm with great light filled 4 bedroom craftsman home, Eco friendly guest house, large shop, barn and outbuildings. 2.1 acres of fertile soil. Big views! Call Margy Furst at (206)755-8406. #454974

$49,900

Some of the last undeveloped building lots in this area of Mount Vernon. Other prof offices nearby. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #431726 221 S. 1ST STREET, MV

$395,000

Downtown apx. 4,600 SF 1 story office/retail bldg across from Co-op. Parking behind bldg. Contact Balisa or Jim Koetje 421-4111. 17582 STATE ROUTE 536, MV

$425,000

Approx. 1.87 acre site with 3 buildings. Approx. 3,920 SF warehouse. Modular office & mobile home rented for $1,350/mo. Contact Jim or Balisa 202-2500. 512 S. 1ST ST, LAC

$499,000

Waterfront commercial building in the heart of bustling La Conner. Call Jim Glackin at 4282828. #514550

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RESIDENTIAL NE

VACANT LAND

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7404 GUEMES PL, ANA

NE

$240,000

Enjoy island life with this affordable, turn-key, 1296 SF, 2 BD + den manu home built in 2007. Beautiful views of the Channel from most rooms in the house. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 MLS#472919 NE

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1413 14TH ST, ANA

$155,000

$234,500

Beautiful home excellent floor plan & vaulted ceiling. Large kitchen, updated appliances. Great outdoor living, 2 car garage & feeling of privacy on dead-end street. Jackie Stone 360/661-2247 MLS#472640 W

$49,000

Looking for a project? Here you go....an unfinished cabin, that’s built too close to the property lines; needs someone with vision and muscles to move it and develop it. Sarah Jones 360/333-2783 MLS#471108

NE

4815 PORTALIS WY, ANA

$415,000

Fabulous opportunity to live in the neighborhood of Portalis. Incredible views of Guemes Channel the San Juan Islands and the Washington State Ferries. Paul Weisz 360/391-7281 MLS#475211 NE

91 CHINOOK WY, CENTER ISL

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3819 W. 5TH ST, ANA

$378,900

Brand new rambler built by Allen Construction with quality finishes and a faultless floor-plan. 3 bedrooms, covered front porch entry, 3 car garage and an excellent west side location. Colleen Craig 360/770-9638 MLS#476227

$222,500

$248,000

www.AnacortesRealEstate.com 3911 ROCK RIDGE PKWY , ANA

$475,000

703 W AVE, ANA

$524,500

Main-level living w/open floor plan, large master, cooks kitchen w/granite. 2 bdrms & flex room upstairs. Views of Puget Sound & San Juans. Colleen Craig 360/770-9638. MLS#287347

Enjoy views from this updated cottage, retains authentic finishes of 1905 original. 3 bed + an inspiring studio. Colleen Craig 360/770-9638. MLS#439261

1801 37TH ST, ANA

18772 BEST RD, MV

5340 BEECHNUT TREE LN, ANA

$249,000

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1320 38TH ST, ANA

$126,500

Great building lot conveniently located in Anacortes. Utilities in the street. Existing monster garage/shop with newer siding and power is currently located on the property. Colleen Craig 360/770-9638 MLS#473654

$495,000

Curving path leads to this graceful Colonial Revival 3 story home. 10’ ceilings, fir floors & spacious country kitchen. Detached artist studio, guest house & 2 car garage. Jackie Stone 360/661-2247 MLS#457270

$1,187,000

Rare 1.61 acre no bank walk on waterfront lot w/107 ft of sandy beach. 2512 SF beach home. Large det 4 car garage w/1BD, 1BA apt. 2nd detached 2 car garage w/storage. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 MLS#445562

$195,000

One of a kind, large waterfront lot has spectacular views to the southwest. Water share with the Holiday Hideaway Water Company and a soil analysis on file. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 MLS#465500

3001 W. 3RD ST, ANA

Lovely home w/spacious deck & water view! Open floor plan, vaulted ceiling. 2 car gar + boat/RV carport (11’ wide x 28’ deep x 11’ high). Jackie Stone 360/661-2247. MLS#414573 Wonderful move in ready rambler on an oversized fully fenced lot. 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 remodeled baths, remodeled kitchen. Gina Davis 360/708-7794. MLS#388201

$34,000

Build your dream home just across the channel from La Conner in this gated community. This beautiful lot is on a quiet cul-de-sac & comes with 2000 SF approved house plans. Samantha Masaoka 360/770-0929 MLS#473207

LOT 80 HOLIDAY BLVD, ANA

Rambler at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac in Skyline. Vaulted ceilings, skylights & formal DR or swing room/fam rm plus 3 bdrms & 2 baths. Colleen Sargent 360/202-2155. MLS#432112

749 TILLAMUK DR, LC

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893 PALOUSE PL, LC

NE

$149,500

Sitting on a beautiful level acreage lot, 2 bed, 1¾ bath manu home. Lg LR w/additional space for family room or dining room. Gina Davis 360/708-7794 MLS#404812

6024 CURTIS CT, ANA

NE

627 SHUSHWAP LN, LC

NE

Cottage living in this 1920 charmer. Raised gardens in back yard, garden shed & alley access a sun porch for the afternoon nap. 1 bedroom, 1 bath. 1000 sq feet but great use of space. Gina Davis 360/708-7794 MLS#475956

3069 FRIDAY CREEK,ANA

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$225,000

Anacortes View Building lot in a very nice established neighborhood. Enjoy fabulous Sunsets from your new home. Close to Community Forest Lands and Cranberry Lake. Kathy Rogers 360/941-4400 MLS#291394

12807 X REINER, MONROE

$239,000

9.2 AC with two buildable parcels, apprvd septic designs and well sites, power, 32x36 barn, paddock, outbuildings and fully fenced and gated pastures. Sarah Jones 360/333-2783 MLS#456644

2409 WA CT, ANA

$270,000

Stunning 12,650 SF view lot located on the circle at Sunset Cove. Great views, easy trail to Sunset Cove Community gazebo and beach access. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 MLS#441326

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Gift the American Dream Planning to give money to help someone buy a home? Make sure that gift comes wrapped in the proper paperwork. NORTH PUGET SOUND ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® 525 East College Way, Suite J

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Tel. (360) 416-4902

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Realtor Code of Ethics Realtors® are real estate professionals who have chosen to join the National Association and abide by its strict Code of Ethics. What does this mean to you? It means that any Realtor® with whom you work has voluntarily agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics, based on professionalism and protection of the public.

Duties to Clients and Customers Article 1: When representing a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant, or other client as an agent, REALTORS® pledge themselves to protect and promote the interests of their client. This obligation to the client is primary, but it does not relieve REALTORS® of their obligation to treat all parties honestly. When serving a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant or other party in a non-agency capacity, REALTORS® remain obligated to treat all parties honestly. Read more at www.realtor.org/law-and-ethics

STAT Less Debt, Fewer Homes

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Percentage of young adult householders who owned their home in 2011.

Source: www.Realtor.org

Mission Statement: The North Puget Sound Association of Realtors advocates for Realtors and their clients, provides services to help members prosper, and promotes the protection of property rights.

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Source: “Young Adults After the Recession: Fewer Homes, Fewer Cars, Less Debt,” Pew Research Center, Feb. 2013

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Gifts help the real estate world go ’round. Figures from the National Association of Realtors show that 24 percent of all first-time purchasers and 8 percent of all repeat buyers get a little help from family and friends. Without gift money, a large percentage of the real estate market would stall, there would be less demand and home prices would be weakened. The catch is that in the world of lending, not every check counts as a gift. A “gift” in real estate is generally money provided to a buyer by family members, but gifts can also come from friends, employers, unions, charities and government agencies. “Gifts” from sellers, real estate professionals, lenders and builders are off limits – in the lending game, such giveaways are considered a form of back-door discounting and that’s not allowed. So what makes a gift legitimate? Lenders have a number of tests, but probably the most basic is this: A gift must really be a gift. The donor must state in writing that no repayment is expected or implied. To prevent fake gifts, donors must show that the money really belongs to them, that they’re not funneling money back from a seller, builder, lender or broker. For instance, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires under the Federal Housing Administration program that “regardless of when gift funds are made available to a borrower, the lender must be able to determine that the gift funds were not provided by an unacceptable source, and were the donor’s own funds,” for FHA-backed loans. The reason lenders are so picky about gift letters and the source of donor funds is that they can face a huge penalty if they do not properly complete the loan application process.

Check The Competition QUESTION: We made an offer on a home. The listing broker said there are three more offers and we have to increase our bid. The other offers, like ours, are all cash. How can we find out if there are competing bids and if they are higher than ours? If we raise and win (or lose) can we require the broker to show the other offers?

Most mortgages today are originated by a lender – but actually, the “lender” might sell the loan as quickly as closing is completed. The loan is typically sold in the secondary market, lumped together with other loans, and then used to create a mortgage-backed security. Pieces of the mortgage-backed security are then sold to investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies and so-called “sovereign” funds. In effect, much of the money used to create mortgages actually comes from investors worldwide. The catch for the originating lender is that it didn’t just sell a debt, it sold a debt that must meet certain standards. If the paperwork is not right, the originating lender can be forced to buy back the mortgage, which is why loan applications today require so many verifications. Such buy-backs are not common, but they do happen and some lenders have been forced to repurchase loans worth billions of dollars just in the past year. As a general rule, says the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the “FHA is not concerned with how a donor obtains gift funds, provided that the funds are not derived in any manner from a party to the sales transaction.” In fact, donors can actually borrow the money, as long as the gift recipients are not responsible for repayment – think of parents who borrow money from a home equity line of credit to help a son or daughter buy property. While the FHA has its rules, other loan programs can have different standards – for this reason, it’s important to find out exactly what lenders require when making a gift before looking for a property. And if the answer you get back seems complicated and picky, just remember it’s the lender who may have to pay up if the gift paperwork is wrong.

the property, while the owner – and the owner’s representative – want to maximize the sale price. Everyone gets that.

Q&A

Ask Our Broker By Peter G. Miller

bidders have the capacity to

So, the listing broker says you should increase your bid in order to compete against other bidders.

conclude the transaction. If you lose the home, the final

But you have not actually seen the other offers. If

purchase price of the property will

they are “higher” than your offer, just how much

be public record once the sale has

higher are they? You don’t know.

processed, but that doesn’t help

Not unreasonably, you want evidence that there are other bids. You do not want to overbid. However,

you right now. The answer, I suspect, goes like this: The property

think about it this way: Would you want another

has a particular economic value to you. You should

potential buyer to see your bid?

not bid any more than the property is worth for your

This is a situation without a solution: If you don’t

ANSWER:

see other bids, you may worry that you overpaid.

The simple answer is no – there’s no way to see

purposes. If that means you lose the property – but don’t

If you do see the competing bids, that compromises

make a bad deal – that’s fine. There are other

competing offers on a home before a transaction is

the bargaining position of the competing buyers.

properties on the market and, as an all-cash buyer,

made.

Moreover, even if you were to see other bids

you should have plenty of leverage to get the home

somehow, you don’t know that the competing

you want.

As a bidder, you want pay as little as possible for

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1 bdrm, MV, safe & quiet, 1 level, near hospital. Corner of 16th & Skagit. $700. W/S/G pd. 360-652-6560 ANACORTES 1 BDRM. Old Town, wood floors, laundry, $750. 502-799-7482 Anacortes, country setting, sunny, private, 1 bdrm apt. $650 incl. W/S/G. No smoke/pets. 360-293-2251 Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 Norris Place 757-3060 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. W/S/G pd. Great location, some restriction apply. Call or stop in today. SW 1 bdrm, upstairs, $650 + $400 dep. Cute & convenient, no smoke. 856-6737

1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. Piazza Realty Property Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT (7368) www.prpmrentals.com 55+ community, 1984 mfg home (14x48) 2 bdrm, 1 ba, electric fireplace, $650/mo. Includes space rent & note payment (you own it) and cable, S/G. Handicap ramp and all appliances. Colonial Park, 360-424-8498. Keith Johnson, 360-420-3096. SW mobile park, older 1 bdrm + hobby rm, $745. + util. Newly updating. 661-0973

GREAT 3 BDRM HOUSE TO RENT Burl. near schools 3 bdrm, 1 ¾ bath, 2 car garage with large fenced back yard. W/D hookups. $1250/mo + dep. with 1st and last. Avail. 5/1. 360-319-2887

1 Bdrm darling cottage, 625 Township Unit #1, SedroWoolley. No pets, no smoking. $700/mo., $650 dep. Call Beth 360-708-8665.

2 bdrm, 2 ba, MV, lower unit in 4-plex. Carport. W/S/G pd. Large 1 bdrm, fenced yard, W/D hookups. No smoke/ avail. early May. Near Hill- pets. $800 + $800 dep. Backcrest Park. $875/mo., 1st, ground check. 610-9860 9am to 5pm, lv msg. last, dep. 424-3896

RENTALS

Houses & Apartments. See our listings at www.skagitrentals.com Remax Property Mgmt. 823 N. 4th, Mount Vernon 360-424-3198 S-W, large 3 Bdrm, 1 ½ Ba, completely remodeled, large 2 car garage, huge yard, no pets, no smoking. $1,300 mo. 930 E. State St. 360-7088665

1 bdrm, S.W. With carport & storage. No smoke/pets. Incl. W/S/G & recycle. $675. + dep. 360-856-4334 MV 823 Addison Pl., 2 bdrm, 1 ba, garage with W/D/laundry room, large cedar fenced backyard, covered patio, exc. neighborhood, gas heat, $995/mo. $600/ dep. 360424-6974

2 bdrm, 2 ba, MV, lower unit in 4-plex. Carport. W/S/G pd. W/D hookups. No smoke/ pets. $800 + $800 dep. Background check. 610-9860 9am to 5pm, lv msg.

MV near college, new carpet & paint. Furn. TV & internet, refrig. $525/mo. $100/dep. 360-424-6974

1614 LINDSAY LP., MV $344,000

OPEN HOUSE, SAT., APRIL 27, 11 - 1 Beautiful Maddox Creek home. 3 bdrm/2.5 bath. Views to the Sound, Olympics & San Juans. Kitchen w/SS appl, dining bar, pantry. Main floor has formal & informal living areas, plus office. Laundry upstairs. Master w/California Closets built-ins, tile bathroom, soaking tub, separate shower, dbl vanity & view! Crown moldings. Economical radiant in-floor heat. 2-car garage w/shop space. Cedar deck, fenced back yard. MLS# 459935. Call Cindy Sullivan, (360)941-9443 WRE/Skagit Valley

16573 Beaver Marsh Rd., Mt. Vernon

Fri., April 26, 4 to 6pm Come see this remodeled farm house in the heart of Skagit Valley. Guest suite with bathroom plus a full size in ground heated swimming pool and built in hot tub. Country kitchen, formal dining room, living room, plus family room and two large bedrooms upstairs, one with an upper deck. Large shop with over 2 ½ acres for your animals or garden. Beautiful sandy loam soil. $350,000. MLS #440085 Hosted by Becky Elde, ReMax Valley Homes 360-770-9427

New Construction! Pine Creek is an upscale centrally located new subdivision in Mount Vernon. Large lot. Open floor plans, great rooms, island kitchen, gas fireplaces. Flexible developer. Pick your plans, colors & your lot & go! This charming development has mountain views & is close to walking trails & park & near all amenities. Affordable luxury. One-of-a-kind opportunity. Open Home Tours Friday & Sunday 1:00-3:00. Hosted by Val Thomas from Preview Properties Skagit, 360-3330562. College Way east from I-5, north (left) on North 30th, subdivision 1/4 mile north on right.

Burlington Business Park, 720 sq. ft. office, 3000 sq. ft. warehouse, loading dock plus 12x14 drive in door, 22 ft high, $2600/mo NNN. Call Al Brown, 360-770-9877

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK. J O I N O U R O N L I N E C O M M U N I T Y AT 10- April April 2013 10 26, 26, 2013

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OPEN HOUSE Sat. & Sun. April 27 & 28 and May 4 & 5, 1 pm-4 pm 2102 10th Street, Anacortes, WA

Make an Offer on this charming 2266 sq ft home. Gourmet kitchen, fabulous views, quiet neighborhood 4 Bdrm, 2 3/4 bath, cozy great room off gourmet kitchen, 2 car garage and 2 car carport, attic, full basement lots of storage/shop room. Mature landscaping, close to downtown, corner lot 100 x 120 sq ft. NEW PRICE $609,000! "Old Town" Call (360) 293-5409 or (360) 770-4334 to SEE!

ELEGANT HOME SOUTH MOUNT VERNON ON SHY 5 ACRES

Sedro-Woolley. Good location. Nice 6-plex, 2 bdrm units. All occupied. $595,000. 206-999-7693 or 425-776-0305

FIR CREST – FSBO Strandberg built, was original model. Approx. 2254 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, Brazilian Cherry floors. Kitchen has stainless appliances & granite countertops. 5 mature fruit trees. Alarm system. $370,000. 360-299-0696 or cell 360-333-5301.

Stunning Unobstructed Westerly 150 Degree View Beautiful landscaping including a pond & fountain. Handicap access to both the entry door and garage. Open floor plan, extensive elegant tile & hardwood flooring. Great room with 2sided gas fireplace. 4421 sf. of finished living space. 1800 feet of unfinished space great for workshop, storage, etc. 2nd master bed and bath and fully equipped kitchen on lower level. NWMLS# 470713. $915,000. Donald Yankacy, Islands West Real Estate, LLC, 360-293-1024.

Sweeping View of Guemes Channel, Canadian Cascades, San Juan Islands and City Lights 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba, in well-established neighborhood. Close to town but away from the hustle & bustle of city life. 2 fireplaces, large yard, 2 car garage, newer roof, and window package throughout. High efficiency furnace. All appliances stay, also a 55-inch TV will remain. NWMLS#460572. $325,000. Donald Yankacy, Islands West Real Estate, LLC, 360-293-1024

18751 Cascade Ridge Ct., Mount Vernon $775,000 Approx. 4,344 SF 4 bedrooms; 4 baths Kitchen has slab granite counters, SS appliances, walk-in pantry Outdoor living space with kitchen & fireplace 3 car attached garage; 3 bay heated shop with loft & 1/2 bath; plus a detached barn For More Info Call Jeannie Boon 360-708-9645 RE/MAX Territory NW

RENT-TO-OWN this BRAND NEW certified built green 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home in Sedro-Woolley. Enjoy lower utility bills and an easily maintained landscape. Some of the many green built features include ceramic tile, cork flooring, low flow dual flush toilets, low energy light fixtures, and a high efficiency natural gas furnace. For more information visit our website at skagitsolutions.com

Zero Down USDA Home Loans Sabrina Linman 360-223-3446 MLO-186979

Sedro-Woolley - $169,000, 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, on 1 1/3 lot, 1204 sq. ft., large single car garage – heated and insulated with 220 electrical, covered RV parking, covered deck and large fenced backyard, on dead end street, built sturdy, updated and well kept. Teri at 8549818. Will consider agent fee.

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1806 BAKERVIEW CT, MOUNT VERNON $549,000

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Pre-Sale Custom design home on two of the premier lots in Eaglemont Golf Course Community, some of the best view of the Golf Course and Mount Baker. Wonderful open floor plan, w/ lg master suite on main level, walk-in closet, large kitchen granite counters/gas fireplaces, sliding doors to covered deck to outdoor entertaining & enjoy the view! Den/ office w/ French doors. Downstairs with 2 bedrooms, full bath, large rec room & plenty of storage. 3 plans to choose from. Const. approx John Hunter Elva Hunter 5 month.MLS#475304. 360-202-3854 360-202-3086

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Beautiful 3 bdrm custom waterfront home with amazing views & parklike approach. Dock, boat launch & 75’ of Lake McMurray frontage. Vaulted ceilings, daylight basement & more! MLS#440278. T156296 to 85377

5312 RAZOR PEAK DR., MOUNT VERNON

Immaculate home in Skagit Highlands with spacious rooms. Zero clearance gas fireplace in the living area, with ceiling fan, keeps the living room cozy. Huge master bath includes 5 fixtures. Enjoy the amenities of the community including hiking trails and playground areas. MLS#390916

601 HONEYSUCKLE DR., MOUNT VERNON W

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Danya Wolf 360-708-8294

Sandy Everett 360-202-3706

$17,900 15586 PENN RD., MOUNT VERNON

Beautiful lot! With easy access to private Lake Tyee for fishing, swimming, camping and recreational use. Located in beautiful foothills of the high Cascade Mtns, lot overlooks a creek, has firepit and picnic table for bbqs and relaxation! Includes a 1994 34 ft. Caril trailer w/pop out, in great condition under cover. Lake Tyee Resort offers 2 saunas nad 2 heated swimming pools at Richard Dickman community center. MLS#458260 360-420-3155

$260,000 17774 TUKTUK , LA CONNER

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$129,000 36493 CAPE HORN RD, SEDRO-WOOLLEY

Beautiful riverfront recreational lot. Two camping hook-ups with firepit and deck. Also 500 gallon above ground tank for sewage. Large storage building. Enjoy fishing, kayaking or picnicking with a great view of the Skagit River. MLS#456360

Beautiful low bank 50’ waterfront lot. Spectacular sunsets and views of the Straits of Georgia and White Rock. Great crabbing and clamming. Just the place for your dream home on Semiahmoo Bay. MLS# 440315

$161,000 1508 LINDSAY LP #105, MOUNT VERNON

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Attractive, large lot in beautiful Eaglemont Golf Course community, close to brand new 20,000+ SF clubhouse with fabulous views, dining and full fitness facilities. Complete plans for a beautiful home on this lot John Hunter are negotiable. MLS#475295 360-202-3854

360.424.0300

Spacious living, all on 1 level! Plenty of space (1ac) comes with this lovely home at the end of a long driveway. Large rooms complete with nice carpeting are found throughout. Home is right across the street from the River and property has great garden potential. MLS# 447728

Sandy Everett 360-202-3706

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Waterfront cabin on Skagit Bay w/ views. Perfect getaway. Enjoy sunsets from Westernfacing deck. Wildlife paradise, kayaking. Used as retreat/vacation rental (apx. $8K-$10K income per yr). Leased land w/ B.I.A. MLS#454385

We are pleased to welcome John and Elva to our Real Estate family. They bring many years of knowledge and experience in the local market.

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Beautiful, private garden in the back. Home has oil-forced air furnace, but current owners have only used the gas stove in the living room for heat source. Generous rooms and a lovely kitchen overlooking the gardens. Detached garage has storage and room for a shop. MLS#466734

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Well cared for home, bright kitchen w/island, beautiful frpls w/propane insert, french doors to deck/pond, garden area, skylights, ample storage, hobby/ craft area in garage, ample parking, laundry rm w/sink & pantry. Newer roof/exterior paint. 40’x45’ heated outbuilding w/forced air furnace. Greenhouse w/water. Roses & many Danya Wolf fruit trees! MLS#464361. 360-708-8294

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Beautiful one level home on corner lot in desirable Hilltop neighborhood. Home features 6 beds, 3.5 baths in 3,025 sq. ft. of comfortable living! 2 car detached garage and shop; off street parking and RV space. Tastefully updated to provide disabled access. MLS#447835

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45191 N. TILLICUM (LAKE TYEE), CONCRETE

Beautiful Condo 2 bedrooms plus a den. 2 bath rooms, Granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, large tile master shower, Great floor plan. All on one floor with no steps. 2 car garage with JoAnn Boudreau auto opener. Must see this one. MLS#394504 360-391-0746

3780 E. College Way, Mount Vernon

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