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guidelines.” With new mortgage guidelines established under Wall Street reform, lenders must verify borrower income and employment. No one argues that such verifications are unreasonable, but when confirmations are wrong or not made, it’s the lender who gets in The federal government was shutdown for much of October. How did the shutdown impact trouble and may have to buy back the loan from mortgage investors years down the road. the real estate marketplace? Thus, when something as basic as tax transcripts are unavailable, lenders are stuck – they want to process mortgage applications but face serious consequences In October, we saw that pending home sales if it later turns out that there were errors or omissions declined while prices continued to rise. The shutdown locked out 800,000 federal workers, in the loan file. Prudence suggests that many mortgage applications were at least delayed. but the impact was far greater. For instance, the IRS However, the federal shutdown raises a bigger could not process tax return transcripts (Form 4506 T). That’s a problem because lenders use this form to problem. What about consumer confidence? People buy big items when they have some sense verify borrower incomes. As the Mortgage Bankers of financial stability. Many traditionally think of Association explains, “without tax transcripts, loan processing may be delayed, depending on individual government jobs as among the most secure, but that may no longer be the case. housing agency requirements and aggregator

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the Brookings Institute. It points out that between 2009 and 2011, we reduced the ranks of air traffic controllers (by 28.5 percent), police officers (8.4 percent), teachers (5.6 percent) and emergency responders (43.5 percent). It’s not just government workers who lose jobs. When the NASA space shuttle program ended, it was expected that 600 federal employees would lose their jobs, along with 8,000 private contractors. One has to ask: How do such job losses increase real estate demand and home values?

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GREAT OPPORTUNITY..level piece of land in the city, zoned multi-fam- EDGE OF MT VERNON..enjoy this WAREHOUSE FOR LEASE..2200sf ily, 3 one story units can be built. 1/2 acre, 4 BR, 3 BA, 1 story home unit with 18’ high doors in good $315,0000. $208598 with full daylight separate living area. Burlington location Just $1,000 per Lg 2 car shop w/200amp service. 4 PLUS ACRES..located between month. $565672 Burlington & Sedro Woolley. Mostly $429,500. #526039 SECLUDED 20 ACRES..privacy, pasture and priced at $25,000 less FOREST LAND..60 acres priced at wonderful mtn views, water & power than assessed valuation. $75,000. less than $2,000 per acre. Located available to edge of property. $99,500. #495493 on Bacus Hill near Sedro Woolley. $330567 NEAR BIG LAKE..one acre bldg lot, $119,500 $455946 VERY PRIVATE..cozy home on 1.65 public water, bldg permit on file w/ ALGER & OLD 99..corner of high acre. Parcel w/adjoining 4.59 acre county. Nice valley & mtn views. traffic area (across street from Alger tract. 3 BR, 1.75 BA, shop & outbldgs, $134,500. $411430 Tavern) rambler, lots of possibilities. pond. Call for details. $340,000. BAYVIEW 6 BEDROOM..home on 7.5 Rural village. Commercial zoning. #267821 acres w/riding arena & shop building $179,000. #324553 2.83 ACRE PARCEL..close to town, also! $598,000. #565482 2 ACRE LOTS..2 parcels ready for water & power in, bldg site cleared, ready for your mobile or stick built 56 WOODED ACRES..w/paved road new home. Each is 2 acres w/nice home. Sits on dead end lane w/creek frontage & across street from Skagit territorial views and munipal water & smaller trees. $54,900. $455168 River. Beautiful views. $168,000. available. $110,000. #45359 #331124

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SMALL GRAVEL PIT..20 acres near Sedro Woolley. Water & power avail- VIEWS FROM EVERY DIRECTION..5 able to build your new home. $99,500 acre parcel located on Bisquit Ridge! Great opportunity to build your custom LARGE SWAMP..right in the middle home! $260,000 #379837 of this 13.77 acre property near Kayak Golf Course. A real bargain at TASTEFULLY UPDATED..1344sf, 4 $74,500. $554649 BR, 1.75 BA home. Brazilian floors, NEAR LAKE PADDEN..nice 3 BR, 2 tile in kitchen & bath. New roof, paint BA mfg home located in park within & vinyl windows. 24x34 shop w/gas walking distance of Lake Padden. heat. $210,000. $559023 $69,500. $494657 VERY NICE 21 ACRE..bldg site in ruLARGE DUPLEX..each unit is over ral area, lose to town. Lots of road front2000sf with 3 BR, + den. Great Bur- age, could possibly be split into multiple lington location and only 2 years old. lots. Possible owner contract w/large down pmt. $124,500. #557913 $334,500

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House Flipping Down, Profits Up With fewer foreclosures, house flipping activity is down – but high-end flips mean profits per home are going up

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ouse flippers are finding it harder to get a good deal since foreclosures are at a seven-year low. But flipping can still be profitable – a recent report by RealtyTrac, real estate data sources shows that although flipping is down 13 percent in the third quarter compared to 2012, average profits are up 12 percent over third quarter last year. Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, says, “That speaks to the fact that we’re past the bounce off the bottom in the housing market.” For low- to middle-price levels of homes, house flippers (those who buy property and sell it again within six months) find the inventory less appealing. Blomquist says, “Foreclosures are a big source of potential purchases for flippers. With foreclosures properties down… real estate investors who are flipping don’t have that inventory to choose from.” On the other hand, higher-priced homes (worth more than $750,000) are still profitable for flippers if they’re willing to commit the money,

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Blomquist says: “Flippers who are operating in today’s market are not the same breed as the flippers during the housing bubble.” According to the RealtyTrac report, flipping is down substantially from a year ago in “former flipping hot spots” Phoenix; Tampa, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; and Stockton, Calif. While homebuyers in these markets may be glad to hear there’s less competition, Blomquist points out that “institutional investors,” backed by Wall Street money or private equity firms, are more active buying single-family homes that they will rent for profit. These are usually markets where home prices are up, foreclosures are down and rents are increasing. These are markets where the “bottom” has already come and gone. For the private homebuyer, it may sound daunting to be competing against cash buyers. But Blomquist says, “It’s still a great time to buy… just make sure you have solid financing so when you put in your offer, it will look like a good offer. The seller won’t have to worry.” – Bettina Chang

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• BACK OF PARK PRIVACY, WOODED GREENBELT & PARKLIKE YARD • 3 BD., 2 BA., OPEN LARGE LIVING/ DINING RM., BIG OAK KITCHEN • FIN. GARAGE W/ STORAGE, SHOP, LG. COVERED PATIO!

Colleen Sargent 360.202.2155

View Home with original owners. 2528 +/- SF, 3BR, 2.5 BA home with views of Burrows Bay & San Juan Islands from both levels of the home. Expansive hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, open kitchen design w/ granite countertop. Manicured yard with patio and firepit. 2-car garage, wrap around porch. Large lot feels private and backs to Anacortes Forest Lands. MLS# 568921

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3611 CEDAR GLEN, ANACORTES

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RESIDENTIAL 125 W. Spruce St, MV $109,950 Charming, move-in ready 2 bdrm home. New flooring, paint, appliances, heat pump & more. Lots of built-in storage & spacious utility. More info & pictures at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #573855 8969 GARDEN TERRACE LN, SDW $139,500 Manufactured home on a paved, dead-end street. Vaulted ceiling in living room; walk-in pantry in kitchen. Price/size includes neighboring lot. More info & photos at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #563768 25451 LAKE CAVANAUGH RD, MV $169,000 12+ acres property with peace & quiet. Deep well with plentiful water plus 5 bedroom septic system. Fenced pasture area. Single wide with attached living area, covered carport, shop & more. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828 #548720 24387 RICHARDS RD, A/B, SDW $189,000 Duplex with attached garages & all on 1 level, immaculate interior, fenced yards, vinyl windows & radiant heating. Approx.900 SF, 2 bedrooms & appliances included. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #544731 1624 E. BLACKBURN RD, MV $199,000 Like new 3 bedroom, but built like they used to. Features include new roof, paint (inside & out) & gas furnace. Cozy fireplace in living room. Call Donna Rowell at 708-7984. #542811 319 TALCOTT ST, SDW $199,990 Charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath historical home on quiet street. Wood floors, wainscoting, crown molding & inviting front porch. Call Jamie Yantis at 540-5264. #536169 7000 DRIFTIN LN, BRL $205,000 USDA-eligible 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1395 SF rambler with RV parking, storage shed, dog run & fenced yard. New paint inside & out, new flooring, appliances stay. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #552763 15577 ALLEN WEST RD, BOW $209,000 Small house with BIG views surrounded by gorgeous farmlands & mountains. Updated manufactured home with lots of style. Cork floors, redwood cabinets, windows galore. Call Margy Furst at 206-755-8406. #513965 1002 STERLING ST, A/B, SDW $229,900 2 story duplex situated in a great residential location with each unit offering 1100+ SF, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, open floor plan, private garages with patios & fenced yards. Call Linda Eastman at 2024075. #544694

15673 FIR ISLAND RD, MV $257,500 Super cute & clean 3 bedroom home on 1.44 acres on Fir Island. Home has been lifted above flood zone. All new flooring/paint. New roof 2009, new siding 2008. Views of Baker, Rainier, Olympics. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #525759 2609 NORTHWOODS LP, MV $259,950 5 bedroom home in North Woods neighborhood! Formal living/dining rooms; family room has fireplace & slider to deck. Large patio area & deck. More photos & info. at www.SkagitValleyHomes. com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #544688 1520 LINDSAY LP, #2, MV $269,900 Stylish 1700+ SF condo with 3 bedrooms & 2¼ baths. Main floor master suite & living space. Gas fireplace & forced air heating. 2 car garage, patio & deck. Great location & price! Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #548824

8112 EMMANUEL LN, CNC $359,900 BRING YOUR HORSES! 5 pastured acres surrounded by mountains & pasture. Ranch style home almost 2000 SF, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 fireplaces. Covered RV parking, barn & shop area. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #535997 687 SEDONA LN, BHAM $369,900 Located in Skagit county, BRL SD. 4 bedrooms with main floor master, bonus & family rooms, 2.5 baths, 2300+ SF of detailed craftsmanship. 3 car garage with shop area. Just shy 3/4 acre. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #539104 17633 S. SKYRIDGE DR, MV $399,000 Spacious custom-built residence in Skyridge. 3260 sq ft w/Main Floor Master, 2 guest beds & 3 full baths. Superb cul-de-sac location & sunset views. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #573815

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18589 W. BIG LAKE BLVD, MV $485,000 Waterfront home & shop on 1.08 acre. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Gorgeous lake/mountain views from kitchen/dining/great room. 50’ dock, 70’+/- waterfront. Huge 36x40 shop. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #491092 1204 ALPINE VIEW DR, MV $489,900 Extraordinary, super spacious residence, stately perched on a rare oversized beautiful oasis overlooking the 14th fairway in Eaglemont. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #548929 18689 W. BIG LAKE BLVD, MV $499,999 Beautiful 4 bedroom Big Lake home w/100ft of waterfront & dock. Spacious kitchen, open living area w/commanding views of lake & mountains. Detached garage, plus lots of parking space. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #526799 12899 WAYWARD WAY, CL $525,000 Beautiful home on 6.5+ acres. 3,579 SF., 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Fruit trees, green house, Koi pond & super cool chicken coop. 44’x22’RV garage with 14’ door. Call Jake Koetje at 466-8045. #552986 NE

4706 MT. BAKER LP, MV $289,990 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, plus a den in 2376 SF. 3 car garage, slab granite kitchen counters, SS apps, laminate wood floors, all backing to greenbelt. Call Jamie Yantis at 540-5264. #574192 4914 NEW WOODS PL, MV $324,600 Perfect 1-level open floor plan with soaring ceilings, 2,070+ SF of luxurious living space. Views of golf course mountains. Private deck & pond, 2 master suites. 2 car garage. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #562318 1614 LINDSAY LP, MV $339,000 Beautifully appointed home at the top of Maddox Creek. Gorgeous western views & level backyard. 2250+ SF with 3 bedrooms, plus den/office on the main floor. Master suite with 5 pc bath, views. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #459935 14106 AVON ALLEN RD, MV $349,000 Very nice rambler & RV shop on just under a .5 acre. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2190 SF. Many upgrades, fenced back yard, fruit trees/bushes & nicely landscaped. Photos at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #556323

93 SAMISH PL, LAC $399,950 Beautiful Shelter Bay Home! Living/dining & kitchen capture views of mountains, marina, sound & Rainbow Bridge. Trex deck w/glass view panels. More infor & photos at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #572091 1312 N 43RD ST, MV $424,900 Custom 4 bedroom home with beautiful detail throughout. Coffered ceilings, main floor master suite with jetted tub & shower. Large gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry. 3 upstairs bedrooms & huge rec room & wet bar. Call Donna Rowell at 708-7984. #528255 NE

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4811 BEAVER POND DR, MV $469,900 Extraordinary living in this custom built Eaglemont Golf community residence. Brilliant open design offering 3194 SF; 5 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #568174

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4935 PRAIRIE LN, SDW $759,900 Gaze at the stars & take in the wonders of nature. Stunning 5 acre homestead wrapped in a picturesque private setting. Barn, shops & more! Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #550645 18091 BURKLAND RD, MV $1,500,000 Juntunen Farm & Gardens-unbelievable beauty at every turn! 51 acres. Vintage farmhouse, guest cottage, barn, metal shed, 3 greenhouses, hen house, vegetable gardens, 5,750 SF rose garden. Call Balisa & Jim Koetje at 421-4111. #517351

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11440 FOXFIRE LANE, SDW $249,000 Solid 3 bdrm home on ~4.5 acres w/ large shop, horse stalls, & permitted accessory dwelling unit w/ newer add-on. Located near Judy Reservoir in beautiful secluded setting. House & property have great potential. Could earn instant equity! Rebecca Chamberlain 360-421-5021 MSL#575195 776 SHELTER BAY DR, LC $167,000 Main level living w/ open floor plan, pine floors, & peek view of water. Kitchen is cook’s delight w/ maple cabinets & island eating bar. Downstairs doubles as MIL studio w/ kitchen, bath, & outside entry. Shelter Bay amenities include golf, tennis, swim, beach, parks & marina. Moorage avail. Jackie Stone 360-661-2247 MLS#482433 12 REED BAY RD, DECATUR $199,500 Like-new, charming cabin w/ designer finishes, fun porch, bunkhouse and large sunny lot w/easy access to private dock, beach, and airstrip. Sarah Jones 360333-2783 MLS#481331 3802 V AVE, ANA $1,150,000 3bd 4ba w/ million dollar views of Guemes, Anacortes, Mt Baker & Canadian Mtns. Features chefs kitchen, wet bar, theatre room, patio, balconies, 4-car + add’l 2-car garage, and more. Gina Davis 360-7087794 MLS#454593

626 WANAPUM DR, LC $178,000 Beautifully landscaped, 3bd 2ba single-level home. Smartly designed kitchen w/ breakfast room looks to large deck. Enchanting patio & garden area, easy care yard. Community swim, golf, marina, clubhouse, tennis, & beach. Moorage possible. Jackie Stone 360661-2247 MLS#525291 6931 CAROLINA ST, ANA $499,000 Sunny 4bd 3ba Gibralter area home. Features atriumstyle family rm, granite kitchen, main-level Master, & full MIL suite: kitchen, living rm, bed & bath. Beautiful surrounding gardens. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#518063 2202 10TH ST, ANA $1,500,000 1920 Tudor-style brick home overlooking Guemes Channel. Features 4bd 3.5ba, hardwood floors, woodpaneled study, views from almost every room. 37,570 SF lot includes 204 ft. building site. John Prosser 360202-3891 MLS#540524 2809 SHANNON POINT RD, ANA $199,000 Very nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with fully fenced yard, large shop, and detached garage. Bill Robillard 360-770-4707 MLS#558428 3611 CEDAR GLEN, ANA $398,000 Inviting home with Burrows Bay views is 2528 SF on 1/3 acre lot backed by Forest Lands. Hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, open design, 3BR 2.5BA. Private backyard boasts patio w/ custom fireplace. Move-in ready. Call for appt. Colleen Sargent 360-202-2155 MLS#568921 2708 GEER LANE, ANA $469,000 New homes at The Woods at Sunset Cove. Hardwood floors, upscale kitchens, open living/dining rms, & luxurious main-level masters. 3-4 bdrm, 2-3 bath plans. Minutes from WA Park & waterfront. Several lots available. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#541567 248 SATSOP PLACE, LC $230,000 A lovely 3bdrm, 1.75ba single level home with an inviting floor plan and view of the marina. Very well maintained and ready to move in with newer roof, windows, heaters, interior/exterior paint & stain. Samantha Masaoka 360-770-0929 MLS#515819 13885 SEAVIEW WAY, ANA $535,000 Western views & Burrows Bay w/ 2618 SF, 3BR 2.5 BA. Quality & elegance throughout. Margi Houghton 360202-0041 MLS#523546

VACANT LAND LOT 4 SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW $148,500 Affordable low bank waterfront lot on the south side of Samish Island. Completely rebuilt storage building next to the beach. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#530151

2804 17TH ST, ANA $300,000 Unsurpassed views of Guemes, San Juans, & beyond from site in The Highlands, neighborhood of exquisite custom homes. Conveniently located, near Cranberry Lake, lush forest backdrop. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#431460 8654 TURNERS BAY PLACE, ANA $275,000 Nice lot in beautiful beach community of Summit Park Estates w/southern views of Similk Bay. Quarter mile of private beach w/in 3-min walk. Near Turners Bay hiking trails & wildlife preserve. Eagles nest w/in view. Arch. drawings included; septic system designed & land survey complete. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#351718

15743 S DECEPTION SHORES DR, ANA $225,000 Stunning panoramic water & mtn views on gently sloping lot w/ easy community beach access. Gated 68 acre community w/ 41 acres of trails/forestlands in private reserve. Ready to build, soil tests done, electricity/gas at street. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#531140 15767 N DECEPTION SHORES DR, ANA $258,000 Stunning panoramic water & mtn views on gently sloping lot w/ easy community beach access. Gated 68 acre community w/ 41 acres of trails/forestlands in private reserve. Ready to build, soil tests done, electricity/gas at street. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#531064

www.AnacortesRealEstate.com NHN MADRONA DR, ANA $149,000 Unstoppable Burrows Bay, San Juan, & Olympic Mnt views, countered by privacy from greenbelt behind property. Endless building options on this 1/3+ acre of land. Located in desirable community of Biz Point and Sunset West. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#551207 2316 ANTONE WAY, ANA $195,000 Unsurpassed views of San Juan Islands in community of premier homes. Minutes from town and forestlands. Million dollar view of a lifetime in a home built for you! Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#217303 1812 10TH ST, ANA $198,000 Ready to build lot in Old Town. 75x100 level lot w/ alley access & views from 2nd story design. Great southern exposure for good light. Be the next generation of homes in Old Town Anacortes. Colleen Sargent 360-202-2155 MLS#554188 2409 WASHINGTON CT, ANA $225,000 Stunning 12,650 SF view lot at Sunset Cove overlooking Thatcher Pass, San Juan Islands & ferries. All city amenities at lot. Near community gazebo, WA Park, Skyline Marina, & beach. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#441326 3804 MARINE HEIGHTS WAY, ANA $450,000 Sweeping San Juan views from gorgeous 25,000+ SF building lot. Located in Castilleja Bluff, a small community of high-end custom view homes nestled among velvety forest lands. Ready to build, utilities on-site, owner financing available. Skyline amenities included. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#439889

2 HILINE LANE, ANA $148,000 Private, wooded 2.5 acre parcel off Whistle Lk Rd with cleared level building site overlooking forested creek. City water and power stubbed to property with three extra conduits. Debbie Macy 360-391-2422 MLS#392443 NHN HOLIDAY BLVD, ANA $214,000 171 ft of incredible high-bank waterfront property on Guemes Island. 36,000+ SF of unbeatable Anacortes and San Juan Island views. Large level building site w/ access to Cook’s Cove beach. Owner financing available. Water share included. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#535395 11800 MCCORKLE PLACE, ANA $107,000 Pretty ½ acre lot w/ Alexander Beach access in private area of lovely homes. Set w/ madronas, cedars and fir trees; slopes gently to west w/ small water view. Water, power, gas, & phone in street. Boat launching and moorage at Biz Point. Sarah Jones 360-333-2783 MLS#359542 XXX HEART LAKE RD, ANA $298,000 Amazing 7.81 acre property beside Anacortes Forest Lands, yet still close to city limits. Enjoy Forest Land trails near Heart Lake, great for fishing. Mostly level, w/ large clearing and gently rolling hills. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#330948 38 LOT HIGHLAND DR, ANA $184,000 Beautiful cleared Skyline lot w/ island & Olympic Mtn views. Amenities include Tugboat Park, Clubhouse, & beach access. Minutes to ‘Old Town’ Anacortes, shops, galleries, & restaurants. Becky Strickland 360770-0197 MLS#466195

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News Brief: Borrowers Feeling

cited for a 1.56-point decrease in Borrower Health Score to 79.94 this quarter, a number compiled by LendingTree (based on a 100-point scale) to measure the financial health of mortgage-seekers in each state. Another factor is that the average credit score of prospective borrowers is down to 636 for 640 the previous quarter. This is a moderate decrease in borrower health, the report states, and Borrower Health Score is higher than the third quarter 2012. “As the market shifts from refinance activity to primarily purchase activity, it is likely that the pool of prospective borrowers is also shifting,” writes Megan Home prices are rising, which is a good economic Greuling, communications manager at LendingTree. sign, but that also makes it more difficult for homeHawaii, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Califorbuyers to qualify for loans. nia and Massachusetts have the highest Borrower The average loan-to-value ratio for potential borHealth Scores. On the other hand, the average borrowers increased slightly in the third quarter 2013, rower in Mississippi, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alaaccording to a recent report by LendingTree, an bama and Indiana are in the worst financial health. online mortgage and auto loan website. A healthy housing market requires rising home Loan-to-value ratio (or the amount that is loaned prices and qualified buyers to purchase them, so divided by the value of the asset being purchased) is Borrower Health Score is an indication of how a a key qualifying factor for mortgages, so an increase state’s housing market will fare, according to Lendputs more pressure on borrowers. That’s one reason ingTree.

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911 Waugh Rd, Mount Vernon

3 BR, 1.75 BA on .31 acres in the Thunderbird neighborhood. Great original built-in features. Spectacular sunset views from dining room, master BR and 2 large decks. New shop/storage building with power. Garden space & beautifully landscaped yard. Versatile lower level; master BR or rec room. Call Tahlia Honea 360-333-5815 MLS# 564231 $239,000

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16417 Country Club Dr, Burlington

Huge daylight rambler in Burlington Country Club. 3 BR, 2 .75 BA. Main floor master. Guest BR with it’s own private patio & BA. Stainless appliances. Gas forced air heat plus air conditioning. Downstairs has BR full BA, shop/hobby room, & possible second kitchen. Tons of storage. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS # 536548 $280,000

311 N. Baker St, Mount Vernon

Whimsical 1920’s charmer right out of a fairy tale. Lots of cute nooks and crannies, and built-in shelving and cabinetry. Impeccably kept and move-in ready. Great details like glass door knobs, decorative wood work and a white picket fence. Spacious fenced backyard with mature fruit trees and plenty of room to garden. Walking distance to downtown Call Tahlia Honea 360-333-5815 MLS# 572475 $159,000

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Nice home near Hillcrest Park. Home is much larger than it appears from the street. Fenced back yard with garage and carport. Even though this is a 2 BR there is a large rec room that is being used as a third BR. Hardwood flooring, open floor plan and a nice dining room. This home is well taken care of. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS# 500544 $170,000

23952 N. Westview Road, Mount Vernon

FOR RENT 2200 sq. ft. 2 BR, 2 BA home on Big Lake with 50’ of lakefront. Main floor has kitchen, living room, dining area, bedroom & bath. Upper level is master suite with laundry. Unfinished basement for storage. Large covered patio for entertaining. Call Mike Whitney 360-424-7166

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Why homeowners insurance rates are going up, and what you can do about it Temperatures aren’t the only things on the rise this summer. Homeowners insurance rates are also going up, according to the latest data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, which reports that the cost of homeowners insurance increased 36 percent between 2003 and 2010 – nearly double the rate of inflation. The states most affected are the 14 that border the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico, where rates crept up 44 percent (91 percent in Florida). Alex Tsetsenekos, vice president and general manager of homeowners insurance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Alpharetta, Ga., says the rate spikes are caused by several factors, including “unanticipated losses from various weather-related events such as tornadoes, wind, hail and flash flooding in areas not previously prone to these losses.” Insurance companies also have seen less investment income due to monetary policy following the recession, Tsetsenekos adds, so they had a harder time offsetting those losses. To avoid higher premiums, Aaron Nicklay, agent with Farmers Insurance in Bloomington, Minn., recommends that homeowners December 27, 2013

meet with their insurance agent annually to review their coverage and explore their eligibility for different discounts. “Make sure [your coverage] is sufficient and up to date with any upgrades or changes made in the past year. Set your deductible at a reasonable level for you, and consider splitting your deductible: $1,500 for wind and hail damage and $500 or $1,000 for all other perils will help save you money on your premium,” Nicklay says. Here are other ways to lower a homeowners insurance premium: • Replace an older roof, which can keep insurance premiums low for years to come. • Set up individual policies for boats, trailers and recreational vehicles – do not include them on the home’s insurance. • Improve your credit score, which is used to help establish premiums in many states. • Homeowners insurance is designed for large-scale disasters, so avoid filing any damage claims for small problems. “These things will cost you more in the long run if a claim is filed than if you had just taken care of them yourself,” Nicklay says.

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Mount Vernon 2 bdrm, 2 ba storage, W/S/G paid. Pets/ smoking ok. $950 + security dep. 360-708-8625. MV 6 plex, 211 N. 21st, large 1 bdrm, 1 ba, carport, deck, $675/mo. $400 dep. 360424-6974

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40x72' clear span shop-12' doors allows access for big rigs. Wide drive from main road to a large graveled turn around area. Wood frame/concrete floor, metal roof & siding. 2.34 acres mostly cleared. Meadow behind is flat for home. Acres 4 kids/animals to roam. View of Big Lake. Utilities at the street and plans show septic. 1/3 the property taxes of waterfront. Owner sale=savings. Endless possibilities for home business, small farming operation, storage facility or business opportunities. Asking $270,000. Leave message @ 360422-8907 or make an offer.

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Investor special! 1800sqft manufactured home on 2.4 acres in secluded and wooded location in Concrete, WA. Large outbuildings. Listed for $80K. Bring any and all offers. Benji and Julian Travis REO Investment Specialist

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6 new homes OPEN for viewing! 2142-2774 sq ft, 1 & 2 level homes. Ramblers have nostep entry! 3-5+ bdrms. 3 car garages. Quality high end finishes. Great room & gas frplc. By appointments during holidays. Go to 3015 Pine Creek Dr. during Open House to view any of the homes! Or call Val Thomas Preview Properties at 360-333-0562 to set up an appt. From I-5, E. on College Way, N (left) on N. 30th, ¼ mi. to Pine Ck.

PINE CREEK Open House

6 new homes OPEN for viewing! 2142-2774 sq ft, 1 & 2 level homes. Ramblers have nostep entry! 3-5+ bdrms. 3 car garages. Quality high end finishes. Great room & gas frplc. By appointments during holidays Go to 3015 Pine Creek Dr. during Open House to view any of the homes! Or call Val Thomas Preview Properties at 360-333-0562 to set up an appt. From I-5, E. on College Way, N (lt) on N. 30th, 1/4 mi. to Pine Ck.

Open House Sat. 1-4pm Skyline – Anacortes 5202 Kingsway Panoramic view of water, marina & islands. 2100 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 2 ½ ba, great room concept, fireplace, family room, hardwood floors, granite. Double car garage. Must see! $399,950. 360-293-6588

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PRICE REDUCED! SEDRO-WOOLLEY (ESTATE SALE!) 1 ½ acres with rambler style 3 bdrm, with full basement. Attached 1 car garage, 4 bay workshop in back yard. Room for horse. Property is subdividable and can be turned into city building lots just on North edge of Sedro-Woolley city limits. Will hold owner contract with large down payment or large discount for cash! $235,000. Call 360336-8648 for details, leave message will call back as soon as possible.

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10529 Samish Is. Rd. $675,000. Price reduced!!! Sensational custom one level home on 1.54ac w/access road to beach. 3 bdrm, 3 ba, open floor plan, hardwood floors, two car attached garage plus 1890 sq. ft. detached garage/workshop perfect for RV/boat/equip storage. Separate guest house with it's own living, dining, bdrm, ba. Circular drive, no hassle with ferries. Just drive onto Samish Island. MLS#486866 Call Terry Smiley 425-985-9643 Champions Real Estate

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1601 N. WAUGH RD, MOUNT VERNON , Y1 BU

$475,000

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$97,000-$129,000

Beautiful building lots. John Hunter Elva Hunter Community offers 360-202-3854 360-202-3086 18 hole public course, new clubhouse w/ fabulous views, dining & fitness facilities. Natural wetland & preserve, walking trails/ parks. Complete plans for beautiful homes negotiable or bring your own!

$425,000 16805 3RD AVE., LA CONNER W VIE W, VIE

$130,000

$599,000

$449,000

Spectacular views of Sauk Mountain, Cascades, Skagit River & valley below close to Everett & Shannon lakes for fishing. Enjoy privacy in a park Richard Dickman 360-420-3155 like atmosphere w/panoramic views. Nice hiking through forest w/cedar groves. Close to town MLS# 175569.

1806 BAKERVIEW CT., EAGLEMONT

$299,000 IDA DR, SEDRO WOOLLEY

$549,000

1520 MEADOWLARK LN, MOUNT VERNON

Wonderful open fl plan, w/ lg master suite on main level, walk-in closet, lg kitchen granite counters/gas fireplaces, sliding Elva Hunter doors to covered deck to outdoor 360-202-3086 entertaining! Den/office w/ French doors. Downstairs 2 bedrooms, full bath, large rec room & plenty of storage. 2 plans to choose from or work with builder for your special design features! MLS# 475304

$84,500

4500 sf. Spacious, striking custom design by Ladies Home Journal architectural editor. Many custom built-ins w/ each room generous size. 3 BR, 2 Danya Wolf family rms + den (could be xtra 360-708-8294 BRs). 2 natural gas log frpls. Expansive deck w/ views & 2.66 ac. fenced w/ small barn for horse. MLS# 425689

215,000 1320 E. FAIRHAVEN AVE., BURLINGTON

$185,000

Great central location downtown. Two retail/office spaces! Appx. 2800 sf. Both w/ current long term tenants. One side dance studio & offers small Danya Wolf kitchenette & ½ BA, laminate 360-708-8294 floors. Other side Optometrist office also w/ ½ BA. MLS# 535417

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Beautiful Condo 2 bedrooms plus a den. 2 bath rooms, Granite counter tops, vaulted Jo Ann Boudreau 360-391-0746 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. Mirror over fireplace and dining chandelier are negotiable with sale. MLS# 394504 $85,000

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This is it! Last Available building lot (#25) in a desired area. Great 20X40 shop on site. Level lot is just shy of an acre with beautiful, Sandy Everett mature trees. Community water 360-202-3706 system. MLS# 419801

1508 LINDSAY LOOP #105, MOUNT VERNON $210,000 13046 JANICKI RD., SEDRO WOOLLEY

$349,900 404/406 E. FAIRHAVEN AVE., BURLINGTON $445,000 17706 RAY PAUL LANE, LA CONNER /R

Spacious, circular drive to patio, level entry. Quality built & designed w/ vaulted ceilings, Elva Hunter covered deck. Main master w/ 360-202-3086 dbl closet/BA & 2 BR/2 BA + office. Down 2 BR/BA, lg fam. rm, could be MIL. Prof. landscaped. RV prkg. Close to Golf, Medical, shy 1 acre. MLS# 524620

Beautiful low bank 53’ waterfront lot. Spectacular sunsets and views of the Straits of Georgia and White Rock. Great crabbing and clamming. Suzanne Jenkins Just the place for your dream 360-941-2983 home on Semiahmoo Bay. MLS# 440315

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Walk to beach, tennis court & picnic areas with ownership interest in beachfront, acreage Fabulous views from & amenities. Many updates and northwesterly portion of this character. Covered front porch, Danya Wolf largely wooded 29+ acre tract; Danya Wolf great neighbors! Old family 360-708-8294 powder room off entry, huge 360-708-8294 homestead. One building site per Whatcom living room with tremendous windows for year-round views! Former living County. MLS# 194776 quarters in daylight basement. 2nd building lot possible. MLS# 533461 1087 DIGBY RD, MOUNT VERNON

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Fourplex tract(s) for $160,000 (Tract 6) and $170,000 (Tract 5); and one five plex tract (Tract 4) for $180,000.00 Building permit ready for thirteen (13) units. Danya Wolf Or,administrative conditional 360-708-8294 use potential for professional/ medical offices. MLS# 574059 9277 STEIN RD, CUSTER

EAGLEMONT GOLF COURSE

Custom 2 bedroom, 2 bath Sandy Everett cabin on 1.72 acres on Clear 360-202-3706 Lake Hill. Open floorplan, skylights, vaulted ceiling, propane fireplace, updated, tiled kitchen and bath floors, jetted tub. Washer/dryer hookups. MLS# 550105 17304 OLYMPIC PL., MOUNT VERNON

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Completely remodeled cabin with beautiful mahogany deck. Marble countertop. One of a kind bathroom shower has Jenkins view of Olympics. Slate tile and Suzanne 360-941-2983 hardwood floors. 12x12 newer outbuilding plus 10x10 outbuilding. $9000 lease. 50ft waterfront. MLS# 560216

Spacious 4500+SF w/many recent custom upgrades. Gourmet kitchen w/granite 5 burner stove, dual dw, pantry. Elva Hunter Master w/luxury tub, tile w/ in-shower heated flrs, dressing 360-202-3086 rm w/built-ins, cozy sitting rm. .82 acre w/westerly views, 3 car w/rm RV park. Lg Downstairs could be MIL. MLS#486780

3619 TRUMPETER PLACE, MOUNT VERNON $324,500

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Qualifies for USDA! Solid farmhouse w/ original wood Brett Tacker moldings, coved ceiling & a 360-840-7931 rock fireplace, truly a traditional Washington home. A full basement w/ pantry area, spacious patio with gorgeous mountain views all around. MLS# 387113

3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master suite features a full bath with jetted tub and walk-in closet, easy access to backyard. Fully fenced Danya Wolf yard. Within walking distance 360-708-8294 to Burlington City Library, City Park, medical facility and Elementary School. MLS# 488112

Great 2980 sq.ft. home w/ large wrap around deck. 4 bdrm and 3 bath. Bright and sunny Elva Hunter kitchen has beautiful cabinets 360-202-3086 and granite tile counter, lg dining rm. Huge family room downstairs, bedroom, bath & utility. Huge garage w/ work/shop area. Great neighborhood,close to School & College! MLS# 564724

for a wonderful 2013! We look forward to serving you in 2014! A BIG Thank You to everyone for the success of our ‘Toys for Tots’ drive!!

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