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TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR HOME PAGE 6

BEST PLACES TO LIVE WITH KIDS PAGE 8

Q&A: ASK OUR BROKER 12334 EAST LAKE DR, SEDRO-WOOLLEY 98284 Skagit Tradition Realty 3780 E. College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360-424-0300 www.SkagitTraditionRealty.com

Agent: Suzanne Jenkins 360-941-2983

$599,000

3 BDRM, large waterfront home on 1.54 park-like acres on Clear Lake w/ approx. 180’ of waterfront w/southern exposure. Large dock where you can enjoy great fishing & moor your boat. Expansive deck overlooking Lake where you can watch the eagles & swans. Home has large slate fireplace w/ wood insert & a new roof. Also included on the property is an older home with 546 SF on the main floor with an additional 546 SF in the basement (unfinished). The second home has rented for $550 per month. MLS#367397

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FEATURED ARTICLE: TECH SELLS. When it comes to real estate, the old saying goes, there are only three things that matter: location, location, location. Today, it’s more like: information, information, information. Whether it’s information about a particular property, the neighborhood (cont. on pg. 4)

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$99,900

Beautiful home w/1800 sq. ft. 3 bd/1.75 bath. Great backyard w/ charming curb appeal. Alley access and covered parking. Won’t last at this price! MLS#348017 Call Mike, (360) 540-1341 NE W LIS TIN G

Sedro-Woolley

$299,950

Wonderful remodeled 2600+ sq. ft. home. 4 BR/3 BA, plus office and family room. Formal Living and Dining areas. Master suite with 16’ ceilings, walk in closet and luxurious master bath. MLS#395513 Call Ron, 333-1045

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Over 2100 sq. ft. 4 bd/3 ba. Located on over ½ acre w/2800 sq. ft shop. Property has in ground swimming pool. Home has office/den, and a large living room. This is a must see! MLS#380471 Call Jim, 708-1681

Elizabeth Detillion 708-8800

Clear Lake

$149,900

Affordable fee simple in LaConner. 1680 sq ft 3 bdrm/2 ba mfg home on nice size lot. 24 X 36 shop w/hoist, compressor & woodstove. Lots of parking. Snee-Oosh beach, boat ramp and amenities. MLS#366246 Call Ivana, 770-3550 SW IM MI NG PO OL

Kirk Campbell 770-7470

Ivana Wood 770-3550

Sedro-Woolley

$149,950

Over 1340 sq. ft. 3 bd/2 ba. Great location. Fantastic mountain views. Large detached shop. Won’t last long at this price. MLS#394743 Call Elizabeth, 708-8800 BRE ATH TAK ING VIE W

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$485,000

One of a kind custom built Victorian home on 5 acres. Over 3000 sq. ft. with 3 bd/2.5 ba. Fish from your dock on ¼ acre private pond. Wraparound covered porch. Lovely setting just minutes from town. MLS#342238 Call Debbie, 708-8780

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Samish Island

$850,000

Samish Island home w/ 2330 sq. ft. 145 ft of waterfront-low bank w/ bulkhead. End home on dead end street-on .88 acre. Breath-taking views of Bay, Mt. Baker and B’ham. Newer floors, granite, furnace, roof, deck and septic. Enjoy clamming, crabbing, boating-Rare Find! MLS#385906 Call Charlie, 708-1415, Jeannie, 708-9645

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Sedro-Woolley

$250,000

Large Corner lot w/ Espresso Stand. Well kept and fully equipped. High visibility. Well Established base of clients. MLS#384019/384035 Call Wilma, 661-1631

RE/MAX Property Management Enjoy this 80’ channel waterfront home with over 1,680 sq. feet. 2 bd/1.75 ba with a private dock and community boat launch. Room for your boat or RV in the large shop. $1850 per month. Call 360-755-5555 for more information on this rental, or others we have to offer.

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AGENT: Megan O’Bryan (360) 708-5817

Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley 1030 East College Way • Mount Vernon (360) 424-4901 • 1-800-849-7939

16593 MCLEAN ROAD • MOUNT VERNON • $459,000

Lovingly restored classic farmhouse on 1.9 acres with cottage & huge shop. Original, refinished wood floors gleam in the 2314 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath main house. Spacious family room with gas fireplace. Beautiful library with built-in shelves. Dining room with built-in china hutch has French doors to deep covered porch. The 840/sq. ft. guest cottage has 2 bedrooms, full bath, kitchen, large living area, & attached garage. Amazing 1938 sq. ft. shop with 3 roll-up doors, 24 ft. work bench, loft storage, power. No flood insurance! Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. MLS# 355673

809 S. 18TH STREET • MOUNT VERNON • $188,100

Classic Mount Vernon Hill rambler on large corner lot. Level entry from 2-car garage. Bonus room above garage (3rd bedroom?). Gleaming wood floors in wide hallway & family room. Marble tile entry. Large & bright formal living room with bay window & fireplace. Formal dining room. Large kitchen with plenty of storage & counter space, breakfast nook. Generous master has 2 deep closets & bathroom with big step-in shower. Private patio space. Lovely home, great location close to hospital, shopping, parks. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. MLS# 342001

22058 MOUNT VERNON BIG LAKE ROAD • MOUNT VERNON • $325,000 Great rambler & huge shop on 2.4 acres just outside city limits! Over 1750 sq. ft. of living space including master suite with spacious bathroom & walkin-closet, 2 additional bedrooms & full bath. Cook’s kitchen with slab granite, stainless appliances, center island & breakfast bar. Walk-in-pantry. Great room with built-in bookcases, natural gas fireplace insert. French doors lead to covered patio & a fire pit, fenced back yard. Shop is 1152 sq. ft. with separately-metered power, 3 bays, work area, loft area. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. MLS# 355635

0 LAKEVIEW BLVD. • MOUNT VERNON • $142,500

One of the last remaining SUNNY SIDE building lots at Big Lake WITH WATERFRONT ACCESS. Lot is 60x100 with sewer & water assessments already paid & includes 15 ft. access strip to lake. Access to lake is via 15 foot strip at south end of lakeside lot below. Lot is gently sloping & has paved road in front, plus gravel alley access behind. Slope of lot, plus vehicle access from both front & back of lot, allow for excellent design flexibility & huge view potential. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. MLS# 318932

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TeCh SeLLs For the modern house hunt, tech is the all-important tool that helps real estate agents, buyers and sellers alike

By GREG SCOBLETE CTW Features

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hen it comes to real estate, the old saying goes, there are only three things that matter: location, location, location. Today, it’s more like: information, information, information. Whether it’s information about a particular property, the neighborhood or the real estate agents themselves, data plays a pivotal role in real estate – and technology plays a vital role in making that info accessible to consumers at home or on the road. The modern house hunt now begins online, with more than 90 percent of homebuyers using the Web to view listings, according to the National Association of Realtors. For real estate agents, an online presence is, therefore, a must-have, explains Chad Curry, managing director of the Center for Realtor Technology at NAR. “With our members, mobile apps and social networking are becoming some of the main communications channels with their customers.” Successful real estate agents are consummate networkers, and online networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter can help agents connect with new and potential clients. And connect, they do. In 2008, two-thirds of Realtors didn’t engage in any social media. By 2011, NAR found that 90 percent of brokers and 91 percent of agents were active on social platforms.

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But simply having a Facebook or LinkedIn presence isn’t enough, says Jennifer DuBois, communications director at Move, Inc., a Campbell, Calif.-based tech company. Like a garden, a social media presence must be constantly tended with relevant information. Using Move’s SocialBios tools, agents can feed information about a local market to their Facebook walls. Agents can view how they’re connected to their clients (and potential customers). Move has also incorporated the hot new social service Pinterest into its listing pages, so consumers can ‘pin’ up homes they like for sideby-side comparisons. An app from real estate service Trulia allows agents to “check in” when they visit or show off a property and have that listing published to their online profile. This check-in gives consumers greater confidence that the agent has been active and knows the local market, says Ginger Wilcox, head of industry marketing for Trulia. The app also feeds real-time leads to agents’ smartphones, so they can be more responsive to customer inquiries. Mobile phones are also changing the way consumers can search for homes when they’re away from theirs. Rather than drive around a neighborhood aimlessly seeking out “for sale” signs, you can pull up maps and turn-by-turn directions to all the available listings in the area using Zillow’s mobile application. With the app, you can filter your search by list prices so you’re not in over your

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head. You can also make contact with the listing agent or find nearby open houses – just not while you’re driving, please. Brokers are getting into the act as well. An app from MobileRealtyApps dubbed HomeSpotter uses “augmented reality” to give agents and real estate firms a richer mobile experience to their customers. Using a phone’s broadband connection, the app overlays property details over a live feed from the phone’s camera. Thanks to the on-board GPS, the app can help consumers locate other listed properties in the area with a “radar view” and direct them to the next house. In fact, digital and virtual marketing is rapidly overtaking print. According to a study conducted by marketing firm Imprev, real estate professionals used four times as many digital tools, such as iPad presentations and virtual tours, over the past 12 months than they did over the previous five years. But fans of old-fashioned “for sale” signs should breathe easy: They’re also getting a technological makeover, NAR’s Curry says. More of them are being printed with QR codes, which can be scanned by smartphones to provide greater property details in virtual form. Indeed, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see the death of the printed real estate sign, at least in the short term, Curry says. Why? Location, location, location.

Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley 1030 East College Way • Mount Vernon (360) 424-4901 • 1-800-849-7939 869 CARRIAGE CT, SDW $89,000 Immaculate triple wide with 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, den, vaulted ceiling. Kitchen with island & maple cabinets. 10x20 insulated shop with workbench. 55+ community. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #230071

12690 WAYWARD WAY, CL $399,900 Very nice, large 3600+ SF, 4 bedroom home on 1 acre. Dining, living, family, rec/bonus & media rooms. Enjoy the sunset & lake view. 30x40 two bay shop. More photos & info. at skagitvalleyhomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. 2819 CLUB CT., #117, MV $119,900 #347053 A very nice 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo. 1 car attached garage. 15002 CHANNEL LN, LAC $415,000 HOA dues cover exterior maintenance, water, sewer, garbage Waterfront home at a great price. 1-story home with wonderful floor plan with spacious rooms & spectacular water views. & cable. Community amenities include tennis & racquet ball Large level lot, 2 car garage. Close to LaConner. Call Sarah courts & indoor pool. Quiet neighborhood with easy access Minton at 770-3076. #249568 for commuting. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #301505 2631 CLUB CT., #308, MV $139,000 Great location with 1 level condo in Northridge. Home has 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths & many upgrades including newer counters, appliances & floor coverings. Amenities include indoor pool, tennis courts, exercise room & clubhouse. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #361656

17999 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., MV $449,000 Adorable updated 2 bedroom home LIKE NEW, beautiful hickory cabinets, fireplace, tankless hot water, 1.75 baths. Front deck to enjoy gorgeous lake & mountain views. 100’ of no bank waterfront. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791 or Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #317967

1501 MEADOW LARK LN, MV $209,950 Classic rambler in a quiet neighborhood. This 70’s style home has a spacious living room & a comfortable family room each with a fireplace. Private backyard & patio. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Newer roof & attached garage with storage. Call Robin Luif at 420-2026. #229760

4220 MONTGOMERY PL, MV $469,900 Beautiful custom residence in Park Crest. Approx. 3218 sq.ft., on over 1/3 acre. 5 bedrooms, 3.75 baths. Full attached 1 bed/1.5 bath MIL with garage & private entry. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #363599

14704 VALLEY VIEW DRIVE, MTV $219,000 A complete remodel/update on the 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, 1784 SF, 1-level home. Formal dining & living rooms, family room & kitchen nook. New roof, floor coverings, paint & more. More info. & photos at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #383407

17311 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., BIG LAKE $529,900 WATERFRONT ESTATE with 1+ acre on Big Lake. Full view of the lake, 3 RV pads with hook-ups. 3 stall dressing building. 2 decks & 2 docks. 1400+ SF with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #112580 11338 WALKER LN, BAY VIEW $549,950 Bay View home with acreage, bring your horses! Views of Padilla Bay & Olympic Mtns. 2600+ SF, main floor master suite, 3.75 baths, 3 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, wrap-around deck. Beautiful detached 1500 SF pool house with 3/4 bath. 5 bay lean-to. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #378940

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7188 STEELHEAD LN, BRL $239,900 Lovely rambler on wonderful riverfront lot. Home has 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, master with bath & walk-in closet. Well insulated. Redwood siding & very nice patio, assorted fruit trees & 80 ft. of waterfront. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #395637 10943 MARY LN, BRL $348,000 Lovely 1 story home with 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths & nearly 2100 SF, large master suite, kitchen with eating bar & pantry. 2 car garage, 2 storage sheds & heated 24x48 shop/garage. Call Alice 9690 SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW $2,450,000 Hanson at 770-8791. #243332 6792 F & S GRADE RD., SDW $375,000 Custom 6550 SF, 4 bedroom beachfront home on Padilla Bay. Car Collector’s Dream: garage space for 12 cars! Approx.2238 Slab granite in kitchen with wrap-around bar, Viking appliSF, 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths. Pond, 6+ acres, lower property w/ ances. Master suite on main. Media, exercise & family/game rooms. 4 car garage with car lift. Covered patio & moorage approx.740’of Samish River frontage. Call Linda Eastman at buoy. Call Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #395055 202-4075. #90077

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Home

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ust like your car, your home systems and appliances all need periodic maintenance checks to make sure they’re operating safely and efficiently. A professional preventative maintenance program can help homeowners when it comes to the upkeep of their heating and cooling system, plumbing, electrical system, and most major appliances. Having professional preventative maintenance services performed is key to ensuring tasks are done right and can save you time and money in the long run. American Home Shield, a unit of the ServiceMaster Company, provides these expert tips to help keep your home’s systems and appliances in great shape:

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Glenn Pearson

This home is located in the beautiful Trumpeter neighborhood. Wonderful 4 bedroom 1 3/4 bath house sits on a quiet cul-de-sac and features a fully fenced backyard with fruit trees and raised bed garden and deck for entertaining. Terrific location near schools, shops and minutes from I-5, don’t miss this great home!

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Trumpeter Neighborhood #348048 • $195,000 open house

Gorgeous 2 story home custom built on 2 acres on Samish Island. This home 3400+sqft home features 3brm/2.5bth & was designed for entertaining. Open floor plan with gourmet kitchen & huge living space overlook Padilla bay, Olympic Mountains, and features cement counters and rock fireplace. Huge Trex Deck runs full length of the house! Lower level features 2 bedrooms family room bath and utility shop & 2 car garage. Fully fenced & gated, gardens, fruit trees. 1550sqft of cement flr storage.

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SUNDAy AUGUST 26 12:00PM-2:00PM. Hosted by Shelah Inman. Dewey Beach Waterfront home, gorgeous setting. $675,000. #271985 OWNER RETIRING… selling successful Landscape Co., complete w/ trucks, trailers & inventory. Owner financing. $390,000. #364441 A LOT FOR A LITTLE… 4 BR, 2.5 Baths, appliances incl, spacious deck & patio. Fenced backyard, close to walking/biking trails. $189,950. #279134 SHARP CONDO… duplex style, spacious kitchen w/lg dining room. 3 BR up, 2.25 Ba. Office area,2 car attached garage, common playground. $150,000. #368821 WATERFRONT WEEKEND GETAWAy… or year round residence. 2 BR home on Reed Lake at Glen Haven. Call for details. $199,500. #393983 Galen Kindred Holly Hilts Shelah Inman Fritz Inman Jan Scally

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SWIMMING POOL… beautiful Craftsman home built in 1909 with 2.68 acres, large shop, pasture and a pool. $395,000. #392412 BRAND NEW 2012… Legacy Homebuilders just completed beautiful 4 BR Rambler in great Mt. Vernon location. $289,500. #321277 MV DUPLEX..NEW ON MARKET… well maintained duplex on lg corner lot. 2BR, 1 BA, f/place, all appliances stay. Attached garage. $199,950. #391996 NEW PRICE… 5 ac parcel. Burl Schools, West of I-5, close to Mt Vernon & Bham. Power & Driveway in. $100,000. #29129150 POTENTIAL OF EXTRA BLDG LOT!… Immaculate home on Mt Vernon hill, updated, 3 Br, 1.75 baths, ally access w/carport & shop. $189,900. #305608 LEVEL 1/2 ACRE… surrounded by pastureland just outside Burlington. Great spot for new or MFG home $149,500. #309905

2 HOMES ON 5.23 ACRES… updated 3 Br, 1.75 rambler+cozy accessory dwelling. Many upgrades, cook top range, radiant heat & more. Shop/garage.$399,950. #393236 LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN… in east county, 3 -2.5 ac. lots, conventional perk, out of flood plain, well in,starting at $79,500. #355006 RURAL SETTING… on 2.83 ac. Water &. Power in, septic design on file. Mobiles welcome. Lot certified,critical area work complete. $59,900. #45841 SPECTACULAR VIEWS… of Similk Bay & beyond. Just over 1 acre, water, power in street, desirable location $175,000. #280881 PRIVATE 20 ACRES… secluded bldg site, mostly level end of road property. $179,000. #297233 HOME & SHOP… 3 Br, 2 Ba, 1188 sf Mfg home, remodeled kitchen, covered deck, 30X40 2 story shop on 5.65 ac. Sprinkler system. $255,000. #350509

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• 30x40 shop • 17+ acres • Year round creek • 2+ bedroom

• Shy 1600 sf • Like new

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• Shy ½ acre • Huge family room • 720 sf shop • Over 2300 sf

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• 5.25 acres • Bonus Room • Small pond • Fruit trees Anita Kohl 961-7795 Dawn Hardman 540-0058 Diane Weyer 424-2100 Duane Gish 770-9299 Dominic Pettruzzelli 333-5210 George Herner 840-3743

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MLS#394571 • Custom rambler • Rec room

• 3 bdrm + den • Remodeled kitchen • 55+ park, * Wood floors

$294,500

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XXX 163rd St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292 Grab a piece of paradise. Level 4.3 acres right off the 5th tee inside beautiful Kayak Point Estates. A 15-ft buffer is required, lending to privacy for your custom built-home, in this established & admired neighborhood. Minutes to Warm Beach, other recreational lakes, beaches & all the beauty the Pacific NW has to offer plus shopping and restaurants. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS #286593 $ 99,900

1154 Sinclair Way, Burlington, WA Best deal in town; beautiful 2001 stand-alone home/ condo 2 bedrooms with walk-in baths, kitchen with eating space, living room, utility room, garage, front porch with Green Space and Cascade Foothills view, additional outside parking or patio in back. 55+ located in the Cedars, club house, activities, RV parking available Call Jim Nicholas 360-708-9379 MLS #323533 $107,000

23357 Oakland Lane, Mount Vernon, WA 60 foot waterfront property with a great view from the upper & lower deck of this beautiful 2812 sq. ft. home that has a Great Room, (2) wet bars, kitchen with granite counter tops, surround sound, 3 bedrooms, living room, family room, 2.5 bathrooms, additional 900 sq. ft. of storage/work space, 3-car garage & 3 car carport. Call Jim Nicholas 360-708-9379 MLS #323533 $ 649,700

311 S. 30th Street, Mt. Vernon Beautiful custom home with 3 bedrooms and 2 ¾ bathrooms. Family room has wood stove & living room has gas fireplace. Large kitchen; dining room looks out to a beautiful private yard. The yard is easy to maintain. Shop/green house has skylights. Loads of storage space in this wonderful home on a quiet street. Air conditioning too! Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS #322715 $240,000

21727 Swan Road, Mt. Vernon Live in the country on this 8.5 acre parcel with a 100’ x 40’ shop and beautiful updated home. Loads of potential here and so close to town. Nookachamps creek runs at the back of the property – great for duck hunters! Playhouse and playset will stay. Bring your kids and your animals. Pastures are fenced. Not in a flood zone. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS #391322 $ 415,000

• Riverfront retreat • Private 4+ acres • Huge family rm • Garage + shop

REAL ESTATE CLASSES STARTING NOW! MLS#205974 CALL SCOTT 360-540-2121

• Water view • 2 bdrms, lg rec rm • Gated community • Private

Jackie Lindeman 770-9080 Jared Storrs 853-6895 Jeff Dowrey 661-2161 Karl Morse 395-5405 Lorie Groth 425-422-7145 Margie Ernst 708-3198

1050 Sinclair Way, Burlington, WA 98233 Charming home in the wonderful 55 & better community of The Cedars in Burlington. The floor plan is open & welcoming. Large Rooms, 2 bedrooms, each w/it's own bathroom. There is a garage plus 2 parking spaces & RV parking. Homeowner Dues include Cable TV, Free use of Clubhouse, Exterior Building Insurance, Building Maintenance, and lawn and yard care. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS #287212 $133,900

Marlene Deasy 661-6720 Megan Daly 206-383-4407 Mike Newman 708-1419 Noli Goode 630-6527 Paula Margerum 220-0681 Rick Kiesser 770-1195

Sandi Hocking 708-1523 Sandi Riley 770-8670 Sharon Stokes 661-6164 Traci Cypher 708-9481 Veronica Lopez 420-0696

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Best Places to Live with Kids

You might hear that America is urbanizing again, but a new study shows that some urban parents regret their choice to move to the city

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If it’s really true that we’re only as happy as our unhappiest kid, then it’s important to find the best location for a happy childhood, too. So what does that mean for the classic city-versus-suburb conundrum? The most recent U.S. Census Bureau data from 2000 and 2010 indicates a shift toward families favoring urban living. Yet, another survey from Rent.com, the country’s leading Internet rental listing site, finds that parents are divided on location but united about the importance of neighborhood safety. Among Rent.com’s findings is that 42 percent of parents say they’ve always lived in the city and are raising children there, but a close 41.5 percent prefer the suburbs. Perhaps more important is that 46 percent of suburban parents say they’d make their same choice again, while only 34 percent of city parents would. Real-estate saleswoman Donna Mercier, affiliated with a suburban Chicago office of Coldwell Banker, says many parents with kids find the North Shore suburbs appealing for the ease of getting around, finding parking, networking with families and enjoying community activities and good schools. But once many become empty nesters, they return to the city, Mercier says. In contrast, David Staples, director of sales at 2 Midtown, a mixed-use condominium in midtown Miami that offers rentals, says that parents with kids are attracted to urban life because of the convenience of living close to work and gaining a range of cultural activities. When picking a home, he says they’re most concerned about security, green spaces for kids to play and to walk dogs and nearby shopping. The bottom line, according to April Masini, a relationship expert who writes an advice column called “Ask April,” is that a family can make a good life in either place. “The age of the child may be a good determining factor. Young children can easily play in a yard and go to friends’ homes, but if you have teenagers and want them exposed to culture or get a part-time job, a city might offer a bigger advantage,” she says.

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Q&A refi cash influx? QUESTION:

We want to refinance. Our lender says that with a no-cash refinance, we will effectively get back several thousand dollars. How is this possible?

ANSWER:

Let’s imagine that you refinance a $140,000 mortgage. At closing, you’ll pay an additional $3,000 in various costs, plus $4,000 to fund an escrow account for taxes and insurance. You get a new loan for $147,000 – enough to pay off the old loan, plus all the costs of closing, without paying any cash upfront. Your new loan payment will be $150 less as a result of refinancing. It would seem as though no cash would flow out back to you, but that’s not quite the case. First, you will likely bypass one monthly loan payment – let’s say $1,100 in this case. That’s because your original loan is paid off, and typically you will not begin paying your new monthly payments until a month later.

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Second, any money remaining in the escrow account from your original loan will be returned to you – let’s say it’s $3,500. If you count your unpaid mortgage payment ($1,100) plus the refund from the first lender ($3,500), the resulting “cash back” will be $4,600 in this example. You could use this money to pay down the new mortgage by making a prepayment when the first payment is due. However, mortgages today have rates that are often at 4 percent or less – a ridiculously low rate by historic standards. You might also stick the money in a savings account. An alternative choice is to look at other debts. It may be far better to pay down credit card debt than to prepay the mortgage. Paying off a $4,600 credit card bill would substantially reduce monthly costs. In a sense, the loan officer is right: In a roundabout way, you will get back cash. The real questions are, how much and what will you do with it? It’s a real opportunity for many households to reduce debt and monthly costs beyond the benefit of a new mortgage. For specifics, speak with your lenders.

Now could be the time to sell a new home and earn a slice of the real estate pie. Record-low interest rates and record-low housing prices are renewing interest in the floundering housing market for many people. “When sellers are interviewing real estate agents to market their homes, their primary focus is usually on the advertising that the agent will offer them,” says Jessica Goodbody of Weichert Realtors. Let us help you meet your marketing goals by advertising your listings in Real Estate Weekly.

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WOODLAND APTS

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts 2 x 1 ½ Town homes Covered Parking Complete Appliance Pkgs Sport Courts / Playgrounds Pet Friendly Call Today! 360-856-4803 1 and 2 bdrm apts. 2 bdrm townhouses. W/S/G pd. No dogs. Call for details, 360-856-6652

Move In Special. Cozy Big Lake view studio $475. No smoke/pets. 206-778-8147 On Lake Samish studio apt. Sept. 15th-June 15th. Lrg. kitchen, bath & living room/ bdrm, closets, use of lawn, beach & dock. Furniture optional. No smoke/pets. Refs. $550/mo. 360-424-1695

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Houses & Apartments. See our listings at www.skagitrentals.com Remax Property Mgmt. 823 N. 4th, Mount Vernon 360-424-3198

S-W senior housing, 2 Bdrm, 1 ½ Ba, all applcs. incl. W/D, W/S/G/basic cable pd., no smoking, $700 mo., $700 dep. Small pets ok with 1 bdrm upstairs apt close to no dep. 360-422-5853 bus stop & shopping. W/S/G pd. Private entrance w/deck. $570. 428-5087; 333-4064

2 bdrm, 1 ½ ba condo, Burlington, quiet neighborhood, $700/mo. + $700/damage dep. 360-757-0357.

1ST MO. FREE! 1, 2 & 3 bdrm, MV, near college, on1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. site laundry, reserved parkPiazza Realty Property ing. W/S/G pd. Qualify today! Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT Move in tomorrow! 428-3887 (7368) www.prpmrentals.com

Ask us about our month to month townhouses: Stanwood Villa, 2 Bdrm, 1 ½ Ba, approx. 1100 sq. ft., stove, refer, d/w, laundry hookups, $795 + dep. 360629-0118 or 888-653-8065

2 Bdrm, MV, W/S/G pd. College Way & 19th. $725/mo. 360-424-6757

3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, garage, fenced yard with RV parking, all applcs. Incl., $1,300 per mo. + 2nd floor 1 bdrm apt., Sedro- $1,300 dep. 3317 F Ave., Woolley. Water/heat/electric Anacortes. Avail. 8/18/12. 360-988-2024 or 708-4152. included. $750. 856-2479 Big Lake 3 bdrm, furnished W/S/G pd. Avail. 9/15/126/15/13. No pets/smoke. $975 + $900 dep. Refs. Lv msg, 422-5561 or 856-6461 Clean and quiet Burlington Apt. 2 bdrm, 1 ba. $775/mo, $700 dep., 1st and last months' rent. Water, sewer, garbage and basic cable paid. Washer, dryer, and dishwasher in unit. No app. fee. No smoke/pets. Available now. (360) 755-1428.

Burl. 2 bdrm, 1 ba, 2 car garage, nice fenced yard, $950/mo. Garbage pd. $700/dep. 360-354-7461 MV 2 bdrm, 1 ba, open carport, gas heat, storage shed, $795 + dep. 360-856-4225 MV 3 Bdrm, 1 Ba, $1100 mo., $500 dep. negot. with refs., HUD ok, fenced yard with playground, tenant pays all util., all applcs. incl., avail. now – move in today no rent until Sept. 360-757-1943

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MOVE IN SPECIAL! Big Lake waterview RV space. $300. (206) 778-8147

2 bdrm, 1 ½ ba, Burl., back patio, covered parking, storage, W/D, W/S/G pd. No pets/smoke. 360-708-1721

Beautiful, quiet MV Deer Runn Condo, huge 2 bdrm, 2 ba, newly renovated, tons of storage, W/S/G incl. Many extras. $975. 360428-4635, 360-708-6286

4 bdrm, 1 ½ ba, Burl., W/D, all util. pd. No smoking/no pets. $1175/mo. Se Habla Espanol. 360-961-8268

ANAC. CLEAN, avail. Sept. 1st, cute, cozy, 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, gas heat & frplc., garage, no Cute downtown studios, pets/smoke, $950. 360-293on bus line. Great MV MV, 3 bdrm, 2 ba, 1493 sq. 4335 or 360-220-1394 location $450-$600. ft., W/D hook-up, quite culASK ABOUT OUR de-sac, close to stores/ S.W. 2 Bdrm, 1 Ba, garage, MOVE IN SPECIAL! schools. No smoke/pets. large fenced shared yard, 360-941-6986 $1125. 1st, last, $800 dep. dishwasher, no smoke. $825 + dep. W/S paid. Refs. 360360-445-3590 MOVE IN SPECIAL Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 New quiet garden cottage, 659-6064 or 425-238-5821 Norris Place 757-3060 1 bdrm, great location, near S.W. Dlx lrg 2 bdrm, 1 ½ ba, 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. W/S/G pd. hospital, $725/mo. incl. all in exc. country setting but Great location, some restric- util., no pets/smoke. Call close in. W/S/G pd. $900 + tion apply. Call or stop in to- 360-848-9114 security dep. 360-856-4266 day. Nice 3 bdrm on hill near MOVE IN SPECIAL! hospital in Mount Vernon. New remodel. Big Lake $1150. 509-775-8937 view. 2 Bdrm, 1.75 Ba, large master suite, granite & tile ac- 3 BDRM, 2 BA homes avail. Burl. clean 1 bdrm, near cents, W/D, D/W. No smoke/ park, no smoke/pet. $675/ in MV. (360)391-3268 mo., dep. & refs. 757-8702 pets. $995/mo. 206-778-8147 www.previewskagit.com/

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$400/mo. Ladies 55 yrs or older. All utilities paid. Clean. Safe. Central location, close to downtown S.W., bus stop, across from Senior Center. Very large home, beautifully furnished. Must be seen to be appreciated. 360-770-9449

BOW, COLONY MOUNTAIN DRIVE BOW, 5 acres on coveted Colony Mountain Drive. Parked out with huge majestic cedars. Colony Mountain water share paid and water on site. Power at road with conduit, meter pack and 400 amp panel ready for hookup. Driveway in with home site cleared. Soils done with possible conventional perk. Potential view with clearing. Lots of good dry usable land for horses, barns, gardens and orchard. Build ready! $179K with possible owner terms. 360-770-5565 PLEASANT RIDGE 1 mile north of the Rexville. .6 acre level building site, sweet view day and night! LaConner School Distirct. Registered perk, PUD water, power to lot. $140,000. Owner contract. 360-4663524

PRICE REDUCED! Fidalgo Bay, an estate community. Desirable gated entry for your security and privacy. Build on lot 3 Cox Lane. This 2 acre 260x330 M/Less parcel offers paved road, water, and utilities. Perk test recorded with Skagit County. Developed around old growth with wildlife and natural habitat. Private community park with BBQ. Pond. Picnic area and garden. Trails adjoin 1200 acres of Anacortes park land and Whistle Lake. FSBO offered at $135,000. Call 360-2935665. VIEW OF SUNSETS AND SALTWATER. Peaceful 10.5 acres on hillside above Blanchard with unobstructed Southwesterly view of farmland, sunsets and saltwater. Private dead end road. Power on property. Blanchard Edison water at property line with share paid. Critical areas and wetland studies done and approved. Septic designs done with permits in hand. Site plan done and approved for home and shop. Driveway roughed in. Plans and engineering for 3300 square foot shop with all permits in hand, builder scheduled, with contract and deposit paid. You will not find a more beautiful, build ready site. $259K. Possible owner terms. 360-770-5565

1970 Mobile Home $3500. Good condition, recently renovated, newer flooring, 2 bdrm, pellet stove, plenty of storage, 56'x14', 784 sq. ft. NEEDS NEW LOCATION, YOU MOVE! 360-424-6865 1977 Broadmore 14x68 Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, gas heat & water, $10,000. 55 plus park, Evergreen Mobile, 2210 Hwy 99 S, Space 15, Mount Vernon. Call 360-424-5133. 2000 Chariot Eagle park model RV for sale in Mount Vernon park. Very nice condition, can leave in park or be moved. Priced to sell, $15,000. Contact Ron at Manufactured Housing Resource, 360-855-2214. For Sale 1971 Marlette 20x60, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, $15,000. 55+ park, Evergreen Mobile, 2210 Hwy 99 So. Space #19, Mount Vernon. Call Sharon, 360-428-1804.

FOR SALE 27'x54' manufactured home, put back into new condition on large Glenhaven lot. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms. New cabinets, appliances, and flooring. 508 Hilltop, Sedro Woolley. $135,000. Call 360-708-8158. BANK OWNED PROPERTIES FREE LIST WITH PICS AND MAPS VISIT www.WaBankHomes.com FREE RECORDED INFO 1-800-270-4033 ID#1042

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17999 W. BIG LAKE BLVD MOUNT VERNON $449,000 OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, AUG. 26TH FROM 1:00-3:00 SAMISH ISLAND MANUFACTURED HOME With beautiful water & mountain views. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 0.46 acre lot. $178,000. Call (360) 708-9199.

11338 WALKER ROAD, MOUNT VERNON $549,950 OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY, AUG. 26TH FROM 1:00-3:00

Updated 2 bedroom home as good as new & ready to move in. Beautiful hickory cabinets, gas fireplace, 1.75 baths, glass enclosed shower. Front deck is the full length of the home to enjoy gorgeous lake, Mt. Baker & territorial views. 2 outbuildings. Enjoy lakeside living with approx. 100' no bank of waterfront. MLS# 317967 Call Alice Hanson, (360)770-8791 Windermere Real Estate/Skagit Valley

Seaview #3-Anacortes 14206 Cove Ct. Open Sundays 12-3 p.m.

Views and Space 1.39 acres-Magnificent Treed Landscape 2 bdrms en suite w/ 2 Full Baths on 2nd Flr Contemp Kitchen equip'd Corian Cntrs, Fisher/ Paykel-Chef's Viking Range/Hd-Blt-in Refrig Freezer-Central Vacuum 6 Rms on 1st include Full Bath and Office Htd Tool Rm off Htd Dbl Gar+addl single car gar Partial/Ownr/Finance bf@bruceflanaganreal estate.com 360-298-4777 $670,000

BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME 2281 S. 19th Street This newly-completed 2000 sq.ft. rambler features 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 baths on a large lot in a secluded, quiet S. MV mature neighborhood. Designed for relaxed living with an open floor plan and high ceilings. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. Master suite features soaking tub, double vanity, double shower and huge walk-in closet. Low maintenance exterior with Hardi siding & stone patio. All on one level. Reduced to $279,500. Call Jeff Ingman (360) 202-2859 Brown McMillen Real Est.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Built in 1992, 1415 sq ft rambler. 3 bdrm, 2 full ba. Hardiplank siding, newer roof & brand new laminate flooring in living rm, dining & kitchen. Newer stainless steel range & dishwasher. Recently updated natural gas furnace & hot water heater. Sliding glass door leads to very lrg deck area & big low-maint. back yd. Attached 2 car garage + detached 24x24 workshop which is insulated & fully wired. RV parking area. Nice dead-end st., near shopping & minutes from freeway. Range/oven, dishwasher & refrig. incl. Reduced price $220,000. 222 S. 29th Pl, Mt. Vernon. 360416-6506 for an appt.

FOR SALE BY OWNER $148,000 Bay View 3 bedroom home nestled on 2.29 gorgeous acres with breath taking views of Padilla Bay & Olympic Mnts. Main floor master suite with doors leading to the deck. Dining room, living room, kitchen with plenty of storage. The lower floor has family room, 2 bedrooms & full bath. Manicured landscaping, RV parking, 5 bay leanto, 1530 SF pool house with 3/4 bath. BRING YOUR HORSES! MLS# 378940 Call Linda Eastman, (360)202-4075 Windermere Real Estate/Skagit Valley

4728 STATE ROUTE 9, SEDRO WOOLLEY $349,900

RANCH RAMBLER 27930 Hoehn Road, Sedro-Woolley 32 LEVEL ACRES $379,000

Custom built 3 bdrm, 2 ½ ba w/family room off kitchen, dining room overlooks private backyard, fresh interior paint, oversized 2 car garage, circular drive. Acreage suitable for farming or livestock, some marketable timber, $5000 buyer bonus. MLS 202725 425-985-9643 Champions Real Estate

416 S. 27 th St., Mount Vernon 18639 Quail Dr., Mt Vernon I-5 Anderson exit, go East. Right on Cedardale, left on Hickox, right on Stackpole, left on Cascade Ridge Dr., right on Quail Dr. Desirable Cascade Ridge Estate, 2 park like ac. Wonderful views of the Skagit Valley, Sound, Olympics & San Juan Isl. Borders greenbelt sanctuary w/ pond & stream below Lake Ten, providing ultimate privacy. Minutes to I-5. Pride of ownership throughout, 1000sf natural gas heated shop. 4 bdrm, 3 ba, 2 fplcs, crown molding, built-ins, RV parking. $769,900 #203198. Ann Margret Lightle 360-391-2740 Preview Properties Skagit LLC

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Rambler, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, fenced back yard, 1 car garage. Close to hospital, schools, and Haggen store.

OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-3

GREAT INVESTMENT Current tenant pays $745 month plus utilities before rent is due. 2 bdrm, 1 ba mobile currently in SedroWoolley park, close to downtown, $13,750. Call 360-419-0320 or 661-0973

Call 360-428-7079 for appointment. Marvelous home for entertaining in "Old Town" Anacortes. Views of Guemes Channel; Approx. 2266 sq. ft., 4 bdrm, 2 ž baths; Wolf cooktop, Subzero refrig, Fine Wood oak cabinets with granite; 4 landscaped lots on corner with paved alley; Must see to appreciate. Appointments only. 2102 10th Street, Anacortes $639,000 (360) 293-5409 or (360) 770-4334.

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Lovely park-like setting with this 1 story home. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1562 sq.ft. & 2 car attached garage. There is also a 3 bay machine shed & a 24x30 shop both with power. Covered RV parking, small barn, greenhouse, storage sheds & additional carport. All on 5.95 level acres with beautiful evergreens & ample lawn. Only minutes from town. MLS# 369264 Call Alice Hanson, (360)770-8791 Windermere Real Estate/Skagit Valley

For sale: Concrete, WA. 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, 1708 sf. built in 2004 on 5 plus acre rambler w/open floor plan,free standing propane stove, cermice tile entry, oak cabinets w/center island, dinning area, utility-pantry combo, cedar deck w/sunsetter awning, skagit river access, would make good horse property, possible owner financing-trade, $182,000.00. Call Dann 360-770-2840 e-mail crouchdann@yahoo.com

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1508 LINDSAY LP #105, MOUNT VERNON $215,000

G TIN S I L

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 auto opener. Must see this one. JoAnn Boudreau MLS#394504 360-391-0746

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3200 PARK LANE #C, MOUNT VERNON $1,500

AL NT E R

Brand new Condo includes an electric fire place, office/den off living area and an open floor plan for easy entertaining. Kitchen boasts new appliances and large pantry. Large showers in the master and guest bath and spacious bedrooms complete the interior. Attached extra large 2 car garage and separate entrance ensure privacy. W/D hookups available. This unit is across the street from the paved city trail and is ready now! $42$65 App fee. Ask about the move- Sandy Everett 360-202-3706 in special! MLS#393723

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22359 AMICK RD, MOUNT VERNON $449,000

2125 GUNN RD, MOUNT VERNON $114,900

Beautiful two-story home on 4.5 private ac only 8 min. from I-5. Custom home features a newly remodeled kitchen w/granite counter tops, slate floors & premium appliances. Finished daylight basement is ideal for entertaining w/spacious game & media rms. Radiant floor heat provides clean, comfortable & even heating. Enjoy territorial views from the wrap- Russ Lanker around deck’s gazebo. MLS#373109 360-708-1117

1905 SPARRS LANE, BURLINGTON

$159,990 2721 FIRWOOD LANE #128, MOUNT VERNON

$85,000

BUY LIKE RENT! Quiet Oasis close to town yet private. Grab your canning jars! Park like setting with 10 varieties of apples, 4 kinds of cherries; 3 plum trees & kiwi. Herb garden Danya Wolf space. RV Parking. MLS#207773 360-708-8294

23191 STATE ROUTE 9, MOUNT VERNON $489,000 4 XXX GOLDEN VIEW AVE,LA CONNER $249,000

CED U D RE CE PRI USDA Ready! Home has updated interior with newer appliances, hardwood floors, new carpet, fixtures, vinyl windows, den and family room plus 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, brick fireplace, fenced yard with garden area and large deck near hot tub, new exterior paint approximately 2 years ago. Large gate to yard JoAnn Boudreau 360-391-0746 on cul-de-sac. MLS#379884

BUY LIKE RENT! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condominium with one car garage. This nicely decorated condominium is part of the North Ridge Condominium community. Amenities include tennis court, racket ball court & pool access. SHORT SALE. MLS#347369

2600 E DIVISION ST #73, MOUNT VERNON

18923 PETER JOHNSON RD, MOUNT VERNON $72,000

3 BDRM single wide Kit mnfd home w/lovely cabinets, kitch appls & laminate flooring. Beautifully maintained. Lots of built ins & storage. Carpeted bdrms. Covered porch & deck. Vinyl windows. Space rent includes sewer, garbage, tv cable, and carport w/storage bldg w/electricity & light. 55+ park. MLS#337840

$19,900

Danya Wolf 360-708-8294

Here is an opportunity to own a very popular & thriving luncheon cafe located inside a retail garden nursery. The Garden Cafe has seen an increase in business each of the 4 years of current ownership. MLS#189350

Danya Wolf 360-708-8294

Trade for home in town. Dock and boat launch. 75 feet of Lake McMurray waterfront. 726 sq.ft. garage and lots of parking. Text T156296 to 85377 or scan QR Code (sign) to view details on smart phone. MLS#236420

Danya Wolf 360-708-8294

180 plus degree view of Saratoga Passage, islands, and incredible sunsets. 82 feet of sandy beach waterfront, ready for your dream home! Sloped lot with fabulous view and sandy beach below Madrona trees. 0.435 acre (18,960 square feet) Water and electricity available. MLS#347364

Ron Proctor 360-333-0303

MEET THE TEAM!

Jessie Cavazos……360-770-5623 Hablo Espanol Ron Proctor………360-333-0303 Suzanne Jenkins…360-941-2983 Brett Tacker…… 360-840-7931 Sandy Everett……360-202-3706 JoAnn Boudreau…360-391-0746 Richard Dickman…360-420-3155 Jewell Gibbs…… 360-540-2257 Linda Dietrick……360-840-6771 Donna Kurras……360-770-7596 Chris Miller………360-333-1868 Russ Lanker………360-708-1117 Danya Wolf………360-708-8294 Designated Broker

WHO WE ARE…

Chris Miller 360-333-1868

Skagit Tradition Realty, a family owned and operated real estate firm, has been serving the Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish counties for more than 70 years. We are a full service real estate office highly proficient in a variety of fields, which include residential, commercial, property management, international transactions, first time home buyers and other real estate investments.

360.424.0300 or 360.853.8888 or 800.697.4118

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