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Go to our website for a quick and easy way to search all listings! 320 S Burlington Blvd • Burlington www.SkagitValleyRealEstate.com (360) 755-9494 • (800) 775-0153

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$89,950

Near level view, .38 acre lot on Burlington Hill. Views look north & east. Towards cascade foothills & the Skagit river. MLS # 593455 Call Ron, 333-1045 O ND CO

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Wilma Louia Designated Broker/Owner 661-1631

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$259,000

Charlie & Jeannie Boon 708-9645

$99,000

Great 5 acre lot near Lake Samish. Including 1/6th undivided ownership of waterfront lot. Possible owner financing for qualified buyer Come check it out today! #567210 Call Mike, 540-1341

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Desirable condo in 55+ development in Burl. Master w/ full bath, living rm w/ fireplace & den on main floor. Loft features guest bdrm, w/ full bath. Large bonus room. Views of mtns. & sports fields. MLS #585313 Call Wilma, 661-1631

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$164,500

Home in the country w/ Mountain views! Large fenced 1/3 acre. RV Parking. Garden space, only $164,500! MLS #548100 Call Elizabeth, 708-8800

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$189,500

Very nice home in Burl. 2 BD, 1 BA. Lg. freshly painted rooms and new roof. On 3 city blocks, corner lot. Zoned MRNB, 1000 sq. ft. or less. Many, many options! MLS # 592746 Call Jim, 708-1681

$282,000

Custom 3 bed + den/office. Approx. 2311 sq. ft. Kitchen opens to family rm. Lg. Master suite w/ jetted tub & shower. Great backyard, rare 1/3 acre lot. MLS #593431 Call Ivana, 770-3550

Kirk Campbell 770-7470

Mount Vernon

$322,500

Beautiful Rambler w/ Daylight Bsmnt. Located in desirable Blackburn Ridge. 4 BD, 2 BA, 2650 sq. ft. Home backs up to wooded greenbelt. Nice open floor plan, new appl., & granite counter tops. 2 Car Att. Garage. MLS# 533518 Call Charlie, 708-1415 or Jeannie, 708-9645

Ron Van Pelt 333-1045

Elizabeth Detillion 708-8800

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Ivana Wood 770-3550

Mount Vernon

$209,500

Well cared for home on 1/3 acre in MV. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 1584 sq. ft. Fenced yard w/ garden shed. RV Parking, outbuildings. MLS # 565988 Call Elizabeth, 708-8800 TAL REN IAL C R E MM CO

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Jim Stransky 708-1681

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Burlington

$450,000

Huge Price Reduction! Ideal location. High volume traffic, possible R/R spur. Easy freeway access, close to town & schools. 2.93 acres rural reserve and 8.83 acres agriculture. MLS# 433908 Call Wilma, 661-1631

Mike Welling 540-1341

Debbie Allen 708-8780

Burlington

$1500/month

Burlington commercial rental. Convenient location. Office, Retail, or Salon space with approx. 1600 sq. ft. Off street parking. Call Property Management, 755-5555

Steph Vervaart Property Mgmt Assistant

Traci Erickson Property Manager 391-2969

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Your Next Home. Our Team of Experts. Let’s make it work. Meet our Skagit County Home Loan Team www.peoplesbank-wa/homeloans Carolyn Lloyd-Whitney VP/Senior Real Estate Loan Officer, Mount Vernon (360) 848-7302

Real Estate Loan Officer Mount Vernon (360) 848-7307

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Ron Wortham Tod LeHecka Terri Heyntsen

661-1500 333-1032 391-0938

RARE BURLINGTON VIEWS...much desired area withvista views of Valley. 3 BR, 2 BA rambler. Bamboo flooring, updated kitchen & more. $268,500. #572332

Galen Kindred 770-7083 Tim Reichert 391-5587 Mary Jo Reitsma 770-6013

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LIKE NEW...in Brl Senior Park, open floor plan in a small Park close to all services. Lg tiled open kitchen, oversized 2 car garage. $124,500. #534335 CRAFTSMAN STYLE...on Mt. Vernon hill, covered front porch, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, appx 1600 sf. Living/dining room w/Pergo flooring. $159,000. #556674 NEW PRICE...5 acre parcel. Brl Schools, West of I-5, close to Mt Vernon & Bham. Power & Driveway in. $100,000. #29129150 RARE BURLINGTON VIEWS...much desired area with vista views of Valley. 3 BR, 2 BA rambler. Bamboo flooring, updated kitchen & more. $268,500. #572332 LIKE NEW...in Brl Senior Park, open floor plan in a small Park close to all services. Lg tiled open kitchen, oversized 2 car garage. $124,500. #534335

WOODED HIDE AWAY...cozy cabin, beautiful wooded GREAT BUY!...this well kept 3 BR, 1.75 BA home located setting, Mt Baker view, extra storage bldg. $109,500. on a quiet dead end street. Country kitchen, spacious #524736 rec room. Just listed & priced to sell at $169,500. #588455 ACREAGE IN TOWN...2.73 acres of level cleared land in middle of Concrete. Great location for new home or MFG. home. $72,600. #582040 MTN & VALLEY VIEWS…5.24 acre, 2500 sf, 3 BR rambler w/bonus room, attached garage + 60X32 shop/garage w/one BR, 3/4 BA, apt above. $525,000. #506862 VIEWS FROM EVERY DIRECTION...5 acre parcel lo. GORGEOUS RAMBLER... On full acre lot cated on Bisquit Ridge! Great opportunity to build your custom home! $260,000. #379837 overlooking Nookachamps Valley near

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As Value and Equity Increase for Homeowners, It Becomes More Difficult for New Buyers to Enter the Market

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ood news and bad news often comes in pairs, and such is life in real estate. Take a couple recent reports from the National Association of Realtors. The good: The bulk of the nation’s metropolitan areas showed year-over-year price growth, according to the NAR’s latest quarterly report, comparing Q4 2012 and Q4 2013. The bad: The NAR’s Housing Affordability Index fell from its 2012 record high of 196.5 to 175.8 in 2013. The index measures the relationship between median price, median family income and average effective mortgage interest rate; a higher index number indicates greater household purchasing power. So, while homeowners saw the value of their property increase, potential buyers are facing less affordable inventory. The NAR reported that the median existing single-family home price increased in 73 percent of the measured markets, with 119 out of 164 metro statistical areas showing gains in the fourth quarter from

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2012 to 2013. Forty-two markets — 26 percent — had double-digit increases. The Q4 results were slightly down from the third quarter, where 88 percent of metros saw price increases, a third of which rose by double digits. That national median existing single-family home price was $196,900 in Q4 2013, up 10.1 percent from $178,900 in 2012. “The vast majority of homeowners have seen significant gains in equity over the past two years, which is helping the economy through increased consumer spending,” said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun of the findings. “At the same time, home prices have been rising faster than incomes, while mortgage interest rates are above the record lows of a year ago. This is beginning to hamper housing affordability.” Increased housing supply will help alleviate some of the pricing pressure, but in 2013 new housing starts totaled just 924,000, far below the historic average of 1.5 million starts that typically are needed.

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4400 TYLER WAY, ANACORTES

$279,000

Windermere Real Estate/Anacortes 3018 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA 360.293.8008 www.paulweisz.com

CALL IT A COMEBACK

This 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home sits on a shy 1/2 acre lot just outside the Skyline neighborhood. Surrounded by trees and gardens, entertaining on your deck and patio can be done in complete privacy. Tastefully decorated inside, the spacious master bedroom is in the loft with private bath and a walk-in closet. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, large windows and skylights let in plenty of natural light. Lower level has separate entrance. Attached two car garage has plenty of storage, as does the unfinished portion of the lower level. MLS# 594140

5.09M Number of existing-home sales in 2013, a 9 percent increase over 2012 and the strongest performance since 2006, the height of the housing bubble. Source: National Association of Realtors

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• BACK OF PARK PRIVACY W/GREENBELT BEHIND, LOVELY YARD • SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH W/”OAK” KITCHEN & BREAKFAST NOOK • OPEN LIVING/DINING RM., GARAGE + SHOP+ COV. PATIO + STORAGE++!!

• QUIET “OFF STREET” LOCATION ON PRIVATE ROAD, MTN. VIEWS • OPEN STYLE 2 BEDROOM, 1.75 BATH UPGRADED CONDO • GAS HEAT, GAS FPL., DEN/OFFICE, ALL APPLIANCES, LG. GARAGE!

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• CUSTOM CEDAR “CONTEMPORARY” W/LG. GAR/SHOP DOWN, HUGE VIEW DECKS • 3 BD., 2.5 BA., VIEW FAM. RM, VIEW LIVING/DINING/SUNRM, GAS HT. + A/C • LG MASTER W/PANORAMIC MTN./VALLEY VIEWS!

• PRISTINE MTN. VIEW PASTURED SETTING/GATED ENTRANCE • HUGE “TRIPLEWIDE”, 3+ BD., 2 BA., SOLID BARN/SHOP • INC. COUNTY/FAA APPROVED TURF LANDING STRIP!

• LOCATED IN “TOP 5” 55+ PARKS IN WASHINGTON STATE • 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, NEWER ROOF, NEW INT. PAINT, ALL NEW CARPETING • GAS HEAT, A/C, HANDICAP RAMP ACCESS, 2 PATIOS, GARAGE!!

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$748,900

MLS#589581

• Lk Whatcom • Waterfront • 2 huge shops • In-law apt.

$250,900 MLS#560569 • Beautiful Dutch Colonial • Bonus rm • Possible B&B • Bsmt • Fenced yd

$285,675

BY APPOINTMENT, CALL SANDI!

MLS#590103

• 960 sq ft shop • Buildable lot • Room to build • Close in

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$265,000

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1017 ALDERWOOD LANE, SEDRO-WOOLLEY

360.424.2100 • www.century21northhomes.com Sat 11-2 20675 Hwy 534, Conway Sat & Sun 1-4 1528 Alpine View Dr. Mt Vernon For details & directions, visit openhouse.com

• 1+ ACRE W/120 FT. LOW BANK FRONTAGE, DOCK & BOATHOUSE! • 2+ BD., 1.75 BA., OFFICE + LG. FAMILY RM. + BONUS RM., 2600+ S.F. • VIEW DECK + PATIO, 2 LG. SHOPS, PARKING FOR 6+ VEHICLES 2610 E. SECTION ST. “LITTLE MTN. ESTATES” M.V.

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North Homes Realty Inc.

Paul Weisz (360) 391-7281

$575,000

MLS#593446

MLS#514818

$205,000

• 3 bdrm, 1.5 home • Quiet area • Newer roof • Triple pane windows

MLS#590107

• Gorgeous 3 acres • 4+ bdrms, 4.5 bths • Huge 1600+ sf shop • 2 masters

$149,500

MLS# 542689

$75,000

$265,500

MLS#488948

• Dead end street • 3 BR 1 BA • Nice Lg kitchen • Garage, fenced yd • Panoramic Views • Custom built • Huge view deck • Heat pump/AC Anita Kohl 961-7795 Arlene Vonachen 853-6429 Dawn Hardman 540-0058 Duane Gish 770-9299 George Herner 840-3743

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• Double lot • Lots of mature trees • Totally fenced • Large patio

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$134,500

• Larger corner lot • 4 bedrooms • Country kitchen • Gas heat

Jackie Lindeman 770-9080 Karl Morse 395-5405 Larry Lundeen 982-0447 Margie Ernst 708-3198 Marlene Deasy 661-672

MLS#574294

• Charming 20’s home • 4.5 acres • 3+ bdrms • Conway schools

Be your own boss! Set your own hours! Call today to find out how! 542-2121

Mel Strickland 206-948-4392 Mike Newman 708-1419 Rick Kiesser 770-1195 Samantha Johnson 661-3813 Sandi Hocking 708-1523

Sandi Riley 770-8670 Sharon Stokes 661-6164 Tamara Cooper 630-9127 Traci Cypher 708-9481 Veronica Lopez 420-0696

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www.WindermereSkagit.com RESIDENTIAL 811 S LAVENTURE, #A MV

$99,900

Cute 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with living area on main floor & bedrooms upper floor. Sliders to patio, separate garage & parking space. End unit. Call Lee Ann Dean 421-3082 or Karine Anderson 421-1189. #571691

922 DOLPHIN ST, CAMANO

$158,000

Great 2 story home on beautiful Camano Island. Cute Fannie Mae owned home featuring 2 bedrooms, den, 1452 SF, just needs a bit of paint otherwise in good condition. Call Lee Ann Dean 421-3082 or Karine Anderson 421-1189. #569838

7000 DRIFTIN LN, BRL

$202,500

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

716 PYRAMID PEAK PL, MV

$249,500

Stunning & completely updated rambler in the Skagit Highlands. Fully air conditioned. Top of the line SS appliances. Fully landscaped & fenced. Call Rita Ingram at 708-8338. #530303

List with us and your home will be featured ... everywhere. 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

304 W. MUNRO ST, SDW

$179,900

4 bedroom home with 1.75 baths, kitchen with dining area, separate utility room & den. Updates include carpet, paint, master bath, hot water tank, window blinds, roof & more. Fenced back yard. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #581517

429 S. ANACORTES ST, BRL

$187,000

Lots of charm provided in this 1911, 3 bedroom home. Come see for yourself, hardwoods & softwoods & very homey. Call Lee Ann Dean 421-3082 or Karine Anderson 421-1189. #570149

712 ORANGE AVE, BRL

$187,500

4704 MT. BAKER LP, MV

$319,990

4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths & den in 2743 SF. 3 car garage, slab granite kitchen counters, SS apps, laminate wood floors, all backing to greenbelt on 7000+ SF lots. Call Jamie Yantis at 540-5264. #574190

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

3803 RIDGE COURT, MV

$329,000

Summer Ridge home on large 1/3 acre corner lot with great sunset views over the valley. 2600+ SF with a fully finished daylight basement. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, plus office/craft room. Sunny outdoor living areas. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #587451

This 2 bedroom home is vintage but completely updated for today. Great starter home in a wonderful downtown location. Fully fenced, private back yard. Large detached garage & carport. Call Rita Ingram at 708-8338. #577458

1508 LINDSAY LP, #103, MV

$379,999

Spacious 2852 SF 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Maddox Creek home with master on main floor. Great open floor plan. Bedrooms all upstairs along with bonus room/craft area. Lot backs to greenbelt for private backyard. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #586418

303 E. JONES RD, SDW

$399,950

Immaculate custom 3 bedroom, 2.25 bath home. 2 car garage, 30x20 shop & 60x36 shop both with heat. Located on .86 acre with additional 1.33 acres adjoining with development potential. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #345096

15181 DESCHUTES CT. MV

$449,950

Just completed! Beautiful new home in Creekside Meadows; a community of 1 acre lots with a divided interest in a 68 parcel that would be perfect for equestrian use. More info. at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #585522

29000 OUTLOOK LN, SDW

$464,900

Incredible views of the valley, river & mountains! Wood beamed tongue & groove ceilings, extensive deck & view windows, main floor master suite. 3 bay shop. More info & photos at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #529566

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

18589 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

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LOT 20, PRESSENTIN RANCH DRIVE, CNC $34,900

$189,000

Lovely Maddox Creek condo with serene forest view. 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, remodeled kitchen & bath. Ideally maintained with excellent natural light, gas fireplace & private balcony deck. Call Cindy Sullivan at 941-9443. #581763

1810 LINDSAY LOOP, MV

3611 E BROADWAY ST, MV

$329,900 OPEN HOUSE SAT. FEB. 22ND, 12:00-2:00

Wonderful home in Candle Ridge. 2000+ SF, 4beds, 2.5 baths. 3 car garage with drive-thru bay. Fully fenced oversized lot & RV pkg. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #578322

0 SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW

$84,900

Samish Island lot with view of the south sound. The .62 acre lot sits back off the road. More info at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #389280

0 SAWYER LN, CL

$99,950

Nice level lot in a gated community with Clear Lake access. Power at the road & water available. Ready to build your dream home in the country. Start now to enjoy your summer on the lake. Call Robin Luif at 420-2026. #480406

24757 HAPPY TRAILS LN, SDW $111,150 Serene country setting with 4.93 acres. Partial pasture. Value is in the land & there is a well, outbuildings & older singlewide home, sold AS-IS. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #490612

1150 S. ANACORTES ST, BRL

$165,000

1 acre in Burlington with a small house, but the real news is the land. Subdivision possible, up to 5 lots. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #533424

7657 SONGBIRD LN, CUSTER $210,000 ONE LOT LEFT. Last 2.5 acre vacant lot in Hawthorne Meadows Country Estates. Views of Mt. Baker. Water meter & 3 bedroom septic already installed along with natural gas in the street. Call Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #392630

0 PADILLA BAY LN, BAYVIEW

$220,000

Prime 1 acre building lot with great views. Located at the end of a dead-end private road. 4 bedroom septic design in place & power on the property. Existing shop/carport. CCR’s, no manufactured homes. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #485056

0 DIGBY PL., MV

$270,000

2 parcels approved for a 5-plex & tri-plex zero lot-line view townhomes. All utilities including, power, water, sewer, stormwater & natural gas are stubbed in. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #450239

0 DOWNEY RD, LAC

$340,000

Rare 19.66 acres north of La Conner with lot certification. Enjoy views of Mt. Baker & the Cascades from your new home & lease the balance out to a local farmer. Call Jim Koetje at 202-2500. #566523

Building lot in Skagit view Village. .91 acre, level & lightly treed. Water & power available. More info at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #329347

0 LAKE MCMURRAY LN, MV

$65,000

Nearly 5 acres on Lake McMurray-close to public boat launch. Currently undeveloped, but potential for at least 2 building sites (buyer to verify)-or use as recreation land. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #548187

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Windermere Real Estate/Skagit Valley • 1030 East College Way • Mount Vernon • (360) 424-4901 • 1-800-849-7939 Bill Krieger Cindy Sullivan Deborah McNeal Donna Rowell Elizabeth Miller 6

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George Bellos Jake Koetje Jamie Yantis Jannette Krieger Jim Glackin

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Karen Beckner Karine Anderson Kim Kelley Lee Ann Dean Linda Eastman

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www.AnacortesRealEstate.com RESIDENTIAL 1305 9TH ST, ANA

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11633 POINTE PLACE, ANA

$625,000

Northwest custom 3BD 2.5BA home in The Pointe. San Juan Is, Burrows Bay, & Olympic Mtn views. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, large deck for entertaining. Del Mar amenities w/ Alexander Beach rights & daily dock usage at Biz Point. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#590743 N

1201 11TH ST, ANA

$299,000

Adorable older home in amazing location. 2bd 1ba. Charming arched doorways, 2-car garage, plus detached shop/garage. Close to town, library, stores & marina. Come take a peek! Gina Davis 360-708-7794 MLS#591988 W NE

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703 SHELTER BAY DR, LC

$489,900

Casual Luxury describes this exceptionally crafted beautiful water view home! Excellent kitchen with granite countertops, raised panel cherry cabinets & spacious dining. Open floor plan. Master suite w/ luxurious bath. Lofty 9’ ceilings & beautiful tile floors w/ radiant heat. 3-car garage. Enjoy community golf, swim, tennis, beach. Moorage available! Jackie Stone 360-661-2247 MLS#588680

3708 BIRCH WAY, ANA

$348,000

Wonderful Burrows Bay & San Juan Is views in Sunset West. 1-level, 2bd 2ba home w/ vaulted ceilings & natural light. Recently remodeled, Brazilian cherry hardwood flrs, & outdoor space for gardening & fruit trees. Margi Houghton 360202-0041 MLS#593453

13933 GIBRALTER RD, ANA

$1,380,000

Waterfront living at its best from this immaculate 2.68 acre estate with high bank waterfront. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#534205

1503 ALLEN CT, ANA

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1903 LEA PLACE, ANA

$235,000

Log home nestled in Skyline near WA Park. 2bd, 1.75ba, 1969 SF. Features wood stove, wrap-around porch, newer 50-yr metal roof. Lrg lot w/ wooded front yard, plus covered carport w/ shop. Colleen Sargent 360-202-2155 MLS#592330

$419,000

Brand new rambler w/ ferry & island views. 3bd 2ba, well-designed floor plan, delightful master suite, & fashionable touches throughout. 3-car garage, RV/boat parking, fully landscaped yard. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#535435

522 WHITECLIFF FARM RD, DECATUR $595,000

Incredible custom-designed home with open interior & awesome water view! 2+ acres of waterfront w/ sandy beach. Dock, airstrip, mooring available. Sarah Jones 360-333-2783 MLS#483213

10 SINCLAIR ISLAND, ANA

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$495,000

Extraordinary hand-crafted beach cabin. Features granite bath & counters, solar system with (2) 3000 watt Outback inverters, well house w/ guest bdrm, woodshed, sandy beach, & stunning San Juan views. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#407914

$425,000

Distinctive Old Town house, pre-1900, restored w/ modern conveniences while retaining original charm. 3bd 2.5ba has delightful kitchen, classic dining rm, dueling master suites, double car garage, white picket fence. Colleen Craig 360-7709638 MLS#537504

3517 W 2ND ST, ANA

$514,900

Beautiful Channel View home featuring 4 bdrms/3 baths/3100sqft. Open designed main-level living. Caroline Baumann 360-202-7327 MLS#529973

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

883 SHOSHONE DR, LC

$439,000

Beautiful waterfront home w/ dock! Water & mtn views. Great floor plan, easy living singlelevel home w/ spacious kitchen, dining room w/ waterside window seat, hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, & handsome brick fireplace in family room. Huge patio & 45’ dock. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2300 SF. Jackie Stone 360-661-2247 MLS#580727

VACANT LAND 1307 5TH ST, ANA

$199,500

Rare 6000 SF lot in historic Old Town w/ Guemes Channel & San Juan views! All utilities in street. Includes custom plans for 3500 SF 4bd 3ba home. Near shops, dining, galleries, library and theatres! Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#183914

202 OR 206 MANSFIELD CT, ANA $130,000 Huge views from gorgeous building lot perched above treasured Tommy Thompson trail. Access to waterfront and beach just across the street. Enjoy Anacortes’ downtown. All utilities in street. This lot is ready for your distinguished design. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#541518; 541505

4118 BRANT CIR, ANA

$139,000

Lovely residential property in quiet neighborhood. Enjoys mtn & bay views. Adjoins greenbelt, no through traffic, accessed from Whistle Lk Rd. Close to all shopping and Hwy 20. Linda Macy 360708-8284 MLS#468917

2406 WASHINGTON CT, ANA $334,000 Stunning San Juan Island & Rosario Strait views from premier lot in Sunset Cove Estates. All city amenities at lot. Easy trail to community gazebo, waterfront, and beach. Near WA Park, Skyline Marina, and trails. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#468872

4305 MARINE CREST PLACE, ANA $135,000 Large view lot in Marine Crest w/ dramatic waterfall entrance. Building site set for most home designs, including daylight rambler. North Westerly views overlook islands and Burrows Bay. John Prosser 360-202-3891 MLS#477418

1 XXX W 2ND ST, ANA

$125,000

Large corner lot (approx. 9,000 SF) w/ Guemes, Cypress & Canadian Mnt views. 2 large lots available side by side, well-suited for 1-level home. No CC&R’s or height restriction but city building code. Buyer to verify SF & utility availability. Debbie Macy 360-391-2422 MLS#331355

4206; 4210; 4216; 4318 NAVIGATOR LANE $549-569K The Reserve at Channel Landing, above Anacortes’ treasured Tommy Thompson Trail. Planned as a collection of owner designed homes. Generous water’s edge lots available, w/ surrounding beauty & paramount views. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#558721; 558736; 558664; 558729

148 OR 149 SWINOMISH DR, LC $199,000 Level waterfront lot w/ shared 42’ dock across the Swinomish Channel from dwntwn LC. A fantastic opportunity to build your new home. Shelter Bay amenities included. Samantha Masaoka 360-7700929 MLS#559288; 559290

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GOV’T PROGRAM REVIEW Question: The foreclosure crisis seems to be tapering down. Whatever happened to the government’s Making Home Affordable Program?

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in 2009. It has a number of options, including the Home Affordable Modification Program. The government reports that between April 2009 and October 2013, more than a million HAMP trials were initiated. In the program, borrowers who can make three consecutive monthly payments (with generally lower costs) then can qualify for a “permanent” loan modification. The catch is that many troubled borrowers have fundamental economic issues that stem from job loss and reduced income. The result is that many loan modifications have failed: The Federal Housing Finance Agency says, as of September 2013, that 601,542 “permanent” loan modifications had started but about 25 percent defaulted. In looking at the results from the Making Home Affordable program, there are several conclusions. First, when compared with earlier federal efforts to save homes from foreclosure, the Making Home Affordable program is a massive improvement. Second, while the stock market reached record heights in 2013, many families have not shared in

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such prosperity. For instance, the Census Bureau reports that 2011 incomes were 8.9 percent lower than in 1999. Even with the chance to refinance at lower monthly costs, many households simply do not have the financial ability to make even smaller housing payments. Third, the foreclosure crisis would have been worse – a lot worse – without HAMP and the other programs established under Making Home Affordable. The result would have radiated through the economy in the form of more foreclosures, lower home prices and higher unemployment. Loan modifications are still available for many borrowers. For details, go to MakingHomeAffordable.gov. There is no cost to participate in these programs.

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Gorgeous water views from this gently sloping property with beach access. 2.31 acres with development potential with one home per 7500 sq. ft. Concrete slab for RV parking or could be a future garage. Includes parcels 32388, 61822, 61875, and 32447. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS# 520402 $499,000

507 State St, La Conner

Great opportunity to live in picturesque LaConner at an affordable price. Walking distance to shopping and waterfront. 2 bd. 1 bath. Two outbuildings behind home with fenced back yard. Big windows for extra light. Sunset views right from the kitchen window. Call Tahlia Honea 360-333-5815 MLS# 568729 $165,000

16417 Country Club Dr, Burlington

Huge daylight rambler in Burlington Country Club. 3 bed, 2.75 baths. Main floor master. Guest bedroom w/private patio & bath. S/S appliances. Gas forced air heat plus air conditioning. Downstairs has bedroom, full bath, shop/hobby room. Tons of storage. Amazing landscaping! Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS# 536548 $280,000

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55+ park. Nice 2 BR w/walk-in closets in both. 2 full baths. Lg. kitchen with adjacent breakfast nook connected to the LR and DR. New roof and 2 skylights 2 yrs ago. All appliances including a newer range and dryer. Pvt. patio w/ a green house, new garage and beautifully landscaped.

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. Spacious fenced backyard with mature fruit trees and plenty of room to garden. Walking distance to downtown.

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Stage Direction

Staging Often is Called Upon to Help a For-Sale Home Fetch a Higher Price, But a New Study Says it Doesn’t Make as Much of a Difference as We’ve Come to Believe

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new study that says home staging does not translate into higher

selling price, has sparked a controversy in the real estate business. “People think that staging makes a difference,” says Michael Seiler co-author of the study “The Impact of Staging Conditions on Residential Real Estate Demand.” “What we found out was that from a price perspective, it doesn’t have an impact.” But, staging does influence the buying process and a buyer’s overall opinion on a home, said Seiler, who’s also the K. Dane Brooksher Endowed Chair Professor of Real Estate & Finance at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The study, scheduled to appear in the Journal of Real Estate Research later this year, was done over a period of several months with a national sample. The authors created six unique variants of a virtual home tour: good furnishings and a neutral wall color; no furnishings and a neutral wall color; poor furnishings and a neutral wall color; good furnishings and an unattractive wall color; no furnishings and an unattractive wall color; poor furnishings and an unattractive wall color. “We find that homeowners are willing to pay the (statistically nonsignificant) same price for the home under all six different treatments,” Seiler says. In a follow-up interview, homeowners significantly believed that other homeowners would be willing to pay a greater price for a well-staged home and a significantly lower price for a home with an unattractive paint color in the main living area. “The discrepancy between stated and revealed preferences is consistent with our robustness sample of real estate agents who erroneously also believe homeowners have a differential willingness to pay, depending on staging conditions,” Seiler said in the study. The staging business, where agents and sellers hire professionals to “stage” or decorate a home to attract buyers and fetch better prices, went gangbusters in the last decade. When the housing bubble

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popped, agents and sellers relied increasingly on staging professionals to help them woo otherwise reluctant and choosy buyers. So far the common belief is when all fails, staging triumphs. “It’s ridiculous to say it doesn’t work,” says Shell Brodnax, CEO of the Real Estate Staging Association, which boasts 1,076 members nationwide and recently had its fifth annual meet in Las Vegas. “It completely works every single time.” In a slow market, when nothing moves, staging helps sell a home faster, Brodnax says. In a hot market, staging helps fetch top dollars, she adds. According to a RESA study, 174 homes were sitting idle in the market for 156 days. When the sellers hired staging professionals, those same homes sold in 42 days. “The consensus is that it helps,” says Walter Molony, spokesman for the National Association of Realtors. The NAR hasn’t done any studies on staging, but Molony said that Realtors, too, believe that staging speeds up the selling process, creates a better first impression on buyers and at times even fetches a better price. Dorcas Helfant-Browning, former NAR president and managing partner at Coldwell Banker Professional Realtors in Virginia Beach, Va., says staging has always been part of the real estate business, and she relies on it to sell homes. “Good agents have been doing it forever,” Helfant Browning says. “ We call it preparing to move. People need help imagining what they would want their home to look like.” Mary Abella, owner of Indianapolis-based staging and home decorating business A Little Bit of Red, said a beautiful and perfect house would always be more attractive to a buyer than one that is unkempt and unappealing. “There was a condo here in the market that was sitting for one year and went through several price reductions,” Abella says. “Finally, the seller decided to stage it, and we sold it in 19 days. Staging absolutely helps.” Abella adds that staged homes sell faster, thereby avoiding price reductions. Staged homes often get the asking price, and some even end up in the middle of a bidding war she said. Seiler said staging professionals have called on him “mad” about his findings. “I never said staging wasn’t good,” he says. “Just that it doesn’t come through with a better price.”

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24227 Nookachamp Hills Dr - Mt Vernon MLS#501581. $418,900 WOW! $133 per Sq Ft for these Amazing Finishes! New, quality unsurpassed! Spacious home & with lower level including bedrm, bath & lrg rec room. Enjoy great outdoors & city amenities. Incredible water & mtn views. Many lots available to build your own dream home! Soria Real Estate (360) 755-0888

3611 E. BROADWAY ST, MOUNT VERNON $329,900

OPEN HOUSE Sat., Feb. 22nd, 12:00-2:00 Outstanding residence, providing spectacular Northwest living inside & out. Brazilian cherry accents & open light filled stairway greets you upon entry. Formal din & living providing flex use as den/office. You will marvel at this kitchen w/butcher block, farmhouse style sink, breakfast area & bar. Fabulous covered deck. Superb oversized fenced yard! Call Elizabeth Miller, (360)420-3607 WRE/Skagit Valley

OPEN HOUSE By Jones 3508 Pinson Place Anacortes, WA Sunday, Feb. 23 Open 1 to 4pm

$359,500. Come & view our new home. 2281 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1st floor Master Suite, 3 bedrooms total, den, family room, living & dining rooms. VA & Conventional Financing Available. Hosted by Jones Atterberry John L. Scott – Anacortes 360-708-8935

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4628 Shuksan, Mt Vernon Beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 ba home, lg master w/French door, lg walk-in closet, landscaped, fenced back yard w/an extended patio, move in ready. Skagit Highlands, left on Nooksack, right on Marble Creek to Shuksan. Hosted by Bill Rimmer 360-708-3117 and Barb Adams Gent 206-681-0909 Preview Properties Skagit and Whatcom LLC

OPEN HOUSE Sat. & Sun., 2/22 & 2/23 1:00 to 4:00pm 31707 Edwin Ln, Lyman

Construction complete & ready for new owners. Stylish 3 bdrm rambler on 30,000 sf lot 8 miles E. of Sedro-Woolley in Lyman city limits. 3 car garage, propane water heater & fireplace. $227,900. MLS#536499 Hosted by Bill Rimmer 360-708-3117 & Barb Adams Gent 206-681-0909 Preview Properties Skagit and Whatcom LLC

S.W. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, garage, fenced back yard, storage, no pets/smoke. W/S/G pd. $850 1st & $850 damage. Credit/refs. 360-856-1302

S.W. duplex 3 bdrm, 2 ½ ba, 1500 sq. ft. 2 car garage, $1295/mo. Pets ok. Fenced yard. 360-391-1935

Newly remodeled Duplex 2 bdrm, 2 ba, no smoke/pets, $900/mo. 360-708-0316 or 360-856-4172

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6 new homes For Sale By Owner OPEN for viewing! 507 N. 4th St., 2142-2774 sq ft, 1 & 2 level Mount Vernon $324,000 homes. Ramblers have no1906 “One of a Kind” step entry! 3-5+ bdrms. 3 Craftsman zoned commercar garages. Quality high cial/residential. Unexpectend finishes. Great room & edly spacious inside with 4 frplc. 21926 c9342 down),2a 259:25gas2/16/01 JC 65 bdrms, (2 up, Open House by 14 ft “Grand Room” with Friday, 11:00 – 2:00 bay window and gas fireSaturday 12:00 – 4:00 place, formal dining room, Go to 3015 Pine Creek Dr. new kitchen, 3 bathrooms, during Open House to view upstairs living room, and any of the homes! Or call inviting hall entrance room. Val Thomas Preview PropCharming details abound erties at 360-333-0562 to throughout this lovingly maintained updated home. 4.25" set up an appt. From I-5, E. on College Way, N (lt) on N. Possible owner contract. 30th, 1/4 mi. to Pine Ck. For information mountvernonsale@gmail.com

Mid-Century modern home in southwest MV. 1958 classic designed by acclaimed architect Henry Klein. Clever & functional design features & built-ins throughout. 1,200 sf 2 bdrm, 1.75 ba on 1/2 ac lot. Dolev $244,500 ERIK PEDERSEN 360-391-1935

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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. Open House Friday, 11:00 – 2:00 Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 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.

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WE’RE THE BIG POND. Updated mtn side 2 story basement home w/2 car garage, RV parking w/ 3 bdrm, 2 full ba, remodeled kitchen, vaulted living/dining room w/fireplace insert, balcony office. Basement has large rec/bar room w/pool table. Secluded neighborhood. $269,500. Call 360-428-5006

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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

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Great 2980 sq.ft. home w/ large wrap around deck. 4 bdrm Elva Hunter Completely remodeled cabin and 3 bath. Bright and sunny 360-202-3086 with beautiful mahogany deck. kitchen has beautiful cabinets Marble countertop. One of a kind bathroom shower has Suzanne Jenkins and granite tile counter, lg dining rm. Huge view of Olympics. Slate tile and 360-941-2983 family room downstairs, bedroom, bath & hardwood floors. 12x12 newer outbuilding utility. Huge garage w/ work/shop area. Great plus 10x10 outbuilding. $9000 lease. 50ft neighborhood,close to School & College! MLS# 564724 waterfront. MLS# 560216

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13046 JaniCki Rd., SedRo-WooLLey neW pRiCe! $154,000! Custom 2 BR, 2 BA cabin on 1.72 acres on Clear Lake Hill. Open floor plan, skylights, vaulted ceiling, propane fireplace, updated, tiled kitchen and bath floors, jetted tub. W/D hookups. R.V. pad with utility hookups, garden spot, mature fruit trees & horseshoe pits. Private but only 15 min. to Mount Vernon. MLS# Sandy Everett 550105 360-202-3706

Wonderful open fl plan, w/ lg master suite on main level, walk-in closet, lg kitchen granite counters/gas fireplaces, sliding doors to covered deck Elva Hunter to outdoor entertaining! Den/ 360-202-3086 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 8191 mapLe aVe, Lyman

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Beautiful Condo 2 bd. plus a den. 2 ba. rooms, Granite JoAnn Boudreau counter tops, vaulted ceilings, 360-391-0746 large tile master shower, Great floor plan. All on one floor w/ no steps. 2 car garage wi/ auto opener. MLS# 394504

15068 nookaChampS Rd One of a kind home in our community with extensive custom features. Craftsman home features include: 14’ vaulted ceilings in living room; 10’ ceilings throughout; hardwood floors; granite counters; maple cabinets; stainless appliances; custom millwork; custom blinds within view windows on south side of home; fabulous p.a. system; fully landscaped; 20+ fruit trees, blueberries, grapes, roses, fencing; shop on one acre over looking Danya Wolf duck pond. MLS#589312 360-708-8294 404/406 e. faiRhaVen aVe., BuRLington $389,000 W ne

Nicely remodeled home w/ new sheet rock, wiring, plumbing, Donna Kurras insulation, windows, hot water 360-770-7596 heater, Pergo flooring, vinyl siding and a 24 x 24 shop/garage. Also an attached 12 x 24 carport Stainless appliances included in sale. This is a really sweet home located on a quiet dead-end street. MLS# 578151

Bay Equity Purchase Reverse Program

Spectacular views of Sauk Dickman Mountain, Cascades, Skagit River Richard 360-420-3155 & valley below close to Everett & Shannon lakes for fishing. Enjoy privacy in a park like atmosphere w/panoramic views. Nice hiking through forest w/cedar groves. Close to town MLS# 175569. oeRteL dR., BLaine $299,000

www.SkagitTraditionRealty.com Elva Hunter 360-202-3086

Sabrina Linman 360-755-3689 NMLS ID#76988

Great central location downtown. Two retail/office spaces! Appx. 2800 sf. Both w/ current long term tenants. One Danya Wolf 360-708-8294 side dance studio & offers small kitchenette & ½ BA, laminate floors. Other side Optometrist office also w/ ½ BA. MLS# 535417 1601 n. Waugh Rd, mount VeRnon , y1 Bu

For borrowers 62 & over: Allows for a home purchase with a 40% to 50% down payment (depending upon age), allows all cash clients to buy a home with ZERO mortgage payments AND keep most of their cash, super easy qualifying, fast closing times. Available for owner occupied buyers, single family and 1-4 unit properties. Beautiful low bank 53’ waterfront lot. Spectacular sunsets and views of the Straits Suzanne Jenkins of Georgia and White Rock. 360-941-2983 Great crabbing and clamming. Just the place for your dream home on Semiahmoo Bay. MLS# 440315

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$475,000

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

3780 E. College Way, Mount Vernon

360.424.0300

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