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Ideal location in an area with upscale executive homes. Non-obstructed views towards Olympic Mountains, Skagit Bay, and farmlands. .508 acre. Ready for building permit with all utilities paid for and installed at building site. MLS #435886 Call Wilma, 661-1631

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Very nice home in great Burl. neighborhood. Updated kitchen w/ granite countertops & cabinets. 3 BD, 1.75 BA, 2071 sq. ft. Lg. partially covered deck & air conditioning. Huge garage/shop, .39 acre lot on a dead end street. MLS #591954 Call Jim, 708-1681

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$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

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$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

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or many people, a trip down the lighting aisle can be an overwhelming experience, especially when considering the many energy-efficient lighting options available. Whether looking at light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs or compact fluorescent technology (CFL) bulbs, there are some factors you should think about before making a purchase. Recent studies have found that most homeowners aren’t ready to make the leap to newer energy-efficient lighting solutions, such as LED and CFL. But those who are making the switch from incandescent bulbs to GE Energy-Efficient Soft White bulbs are doing so at a rate of two-to-one, compared to CFL bulbs. “We understand that consumers are overwhelmed by all of the changes in the lighting aisle, and whatever their lighting preference, we have reliable lighting options for them,” says John Strainic, general manager, Consumer Lighting for GE in North America. “For consumers who still want an incandescent-like bulb, our incandescent isn’t gone-it’s more energy efficient. Our Energy-Efficient Soft White bulb provides a warm, cozy light and dimming capabilities, but saves energy and meets federal brightness requirements.” Small upgrades equal big savings According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, lighting consumes up to 17 percent of a home’s overall energy usage. With an annual energy savings of $2.05 per bulb, a household that replaces forty 60-watt incandescent bulbs with 43-watt EnergyEfficient Soft White bulbs could save more than $80 a year based on 3 hours use per day and an 11c/kWh electricity rate. For more

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information, visit www.gelighting.com/EESW. “Our newer lighting technologies, such as GE’s Energy-Efficient Soft White bulbs, are specially engineered to provide the light consumers love the same way it was delivered more than a century ago,” said Strainic. “But today we can meet federal brightness requirements without as much wasted energy.”

Other Energy-Saving Options One popular option in energy-efficient lighting is the LED bulb. Though the price for this option can be higher than others, experts believe that prices should decrease as LED technology evolves, allowing for a broader mass market appeal. Another more energyefficient lighting option is CFL bulb technology, which has been in the market now for more than 30 years and has greatly improved to mirror the performance of a traditional incandescent light. New energy-efficiency standards took place Jan. 1, 2014, so consumers will choose between these more energy-efficient lighting options, including Energy-Efficient Soft White, or halogen technology, CFL or LED bulbs. Consumers will still be able to find a limited supply of incandescent bulbs at some retailers until inventory is gone. For those wishing to save money on energy bills, having an understanding of the different energy-efficient lighting options available can help to make an informed purchasing decision.

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mortgage ramp-up, some mortgage applications could be stiletto thin – “no doc” loan applications, for example, contained just about no information other than a credit report and property appraisal. Unfortunately, the trade-off for less paperwork was a massive number of foreclosures, which led to bank losses and lower home values. Is there really such a thing as a 500-page Today, all “qualified mortgages” are required to mortgage application? I recently read about such have fully-documented loan applications, thus it is paperwork and wonder if it’s true or just a rumor. certainly true that a 2014 mortgage application is likely to have more paperwork than an application from 2006. However, the benefit of such additional paperwork is obvious: in November, foreclosure During the past year there has been a lot of discussion claiming that it’s become tougher to get levels were at an 8-year low, according to RealtyTrac. Can there really be 500-page loan applications? a mortgage application than in the past. One bit of supporting evidence comes from David Stevens, the From the borrower perspective, the answer is mostly CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, who told no, especially for those who get their income from CNNMoney that the “average” mortgage application employment alone. Where the paperwork begins to add up is with now runs 500 pages, up from 100 just a few years more complicated applications. Borrowers with ago. rental units, for example, must provide leases, and For many borrowers, the thought of a 500-page leases can run 15 or 20 pages long. Bank account mortgage application surely seems intimidating, but then the same can be said for applications with statements can run 15 or 20 pages per month, and lenders will want paperwork for at least two months. a mere 100 pages. In any case, do such paperwork A residential appraisal can be another 20 pages. dreadnoughts really exist? Retirement account paperwork adds to the load. In a strange way, the answer is yes and no, However, things really get complex at closing. At depending on whether you’re a borrower or a a recent settlement, we encountered 165 pages of lender. documentation, including a good-faith estimate, a Certainly it is true that at the height of the

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notice of right to cancel, a “certification” addendum to the HUD-1, truth-in-lending statements, IRS forms, an affiliated business disclosure, a compliance agreement, warehousing instructions and even a USA Patriot Act form. Looking at a closing file that’s more than an inch thick, savvy borrowers will notice that much of actual paperwork from the consumer remains fairly minimal. The loan application itself is just five pages long – plus four pages of instructions. The bulk comes from complete copies of various documents as well as the numerous forms lenders must create so the loan can potentially be sold to investors. Can a loan application really run 500 pages? For borrowers with complex finances and big incomes, the answer is, no doubt, yes. The good news is that much of the paperwork must be created and completed by the lender and not the borrower, so it’s not usually the borrower who must turn in 500 pages of documentation, it’s the lender.

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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 duck pond. MLS#589312

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4900 RONEY RD, BOW

55+, popular park location! 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage. Open floor plan, large family room, formal living & dining rooms, tons of built-ins & storage! Private backyard with garden space. Call Sarah Minton at 770-3076. #571511

4353 CHILDRENS AVE, OH

$109,900

This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home has hardwoods throughout for low maintenance. Large yard & deck for entertaining. Home needs some TLC. Must see! This is a Fannie Mae HomePath. Call Karine Anderson at 421-1189 or Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082. #566441

8276 LUSK RD, CNC

$117,900

Country rambler featuring 2 bedrooms & 1.5 baths on 1 acre. Several large outbuildings, some fencing & room for all your toys. Bring your imagination. Call Karine Anderson at 421-1189 or Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082. #538386

$189,000 OPEN HOUSE SAT. MAR. 1, 11:00-1:00

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

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24494 POLTE RD., SDW

$149,900

Updated farm-style home on 1/2 acre. Newer flooring, freestanding gas stove, 3 bedrooms & approx. 1100 SF. Covered front porch, garden space, studio outbuilding. Greenhouse & outbuildings. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #547152

2901 IROQUOIS, MV

$186,300

303 E. JONES RD, SDW

Spacious daylight rambler on .3 acre lot in Thunderbird. Main level has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Nice sized family room on lower level. Home is in need of some TLC. Call Lee Ann Dean 421-3082 or Karine Anderson 421-1189. #573517

649 SUMMIT PL, GLENHAVEN $242,000 New price on this great 2005 home. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, hickory cabinets in kitchen. 3+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Wonderful outlooks & privacy in community with pool, lakes & boat launch. Call Margy Furst at 206-755-8406. #552372

$249,998

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

12899 WAYWARD WAY, CL

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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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Enjoy glistening sunsets & watching the eagles soar. Superb acreage residence in Sunset Creek offers over 3000 SF of light filled living. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #555909

4935 PRAIRIE LN, SDW

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

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Beautifully remodeled this well-designed, spacious home boasts westerly views framed by lovely mature landscaping. Gourmet kitchen, elegant master suite & much more. Great location in Skyridge neighborhood. Call Sarah Minton at 770-3076. #579939

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15673 FIR ISLAND RD, 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

$129,900

Fannie Mae owned home, great Bow location. Boasting 3 bedrooms & 1.75 baths. New stove & hood, fresh interior paint. Must see this home! Call Karine Anderson at 421-1189 or Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082. #560889

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$455,000

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

18689 W. BIG LAKE BLVD, MV $499,999

Spacious & elegant Eaglemont rambler! Open floor plan w/great room, high ceilings, stamped concrete patio - all tastefully appointed. Stucco exterior, quiet dead-end street, backed by greenbelt. Large 2 car garage w/shop area. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #589853

Great opportunity for the handyman, home sits on 1.12 acres in the Lake McMurray area. It is not on the lake, 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom. Call Karine Anderson at 421-1189 or Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082. #555721

29000 OUTLOOK LN, SDW

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

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Contemporary home in good condition. 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths. Metal roof, slate/tile flooring throughout. Bay & mountain views, waterfront access to community shared beach & shop. Call Karine Anderson at 421-1189 or Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082. #565768

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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. #588891

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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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$675,000

Water’s edge living on Guemes Channel. 3bd, 2.75 ba, w/ gorgeous kitchen, formal living/dining, master suite & walk-in closet, heated tile flrs, hot tub, & gym room. Glass doors, view deck, 3-car garage and more. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#594077

4187 ISLANDER WAY, ANA

$598,000

Elegant 3bd, 2.5ba view home at The Pointe. Dramatic kitchen, large MBR w/ FP & private deck. LR, DR, 2 family rooms w/ FP’s. Bay & mtn views. Priced below assessed! Joan Handelmann 360-202-4800 MLS#590277

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 360-333-2783 MLS#481331

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$295,000

Private, park-like setting. Nearly 1 acre w/ mature landscaping & evergreen trees. Located in city limits. ACFL trail heads just across the street. RV parking space. Home includes 3 BR, 1.75 BA, & expansive decks for BBQ parties. Jack Dixon 360941-5000 MLS#594791 NE

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$198,000

Delightful mid-century rambler w/ great in town location. New interior paint, hardwood floors, 3 BR, 1.75 BA, 1010 SF on a spacious lot. Colleen Sargent 360-202-2155 MLS#587267

Fantastic waterfront condo with patio views of Olympic Mountains, sound and boating traffic. Remodeled with new paint, appliances, and granite surfaces. Bill Robillard 360-770-4707 MLS#582120

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$349,000

7526 HOLIDAY BLVD, ANA

$97,500

Charming lot w/ fenced garden, 2 out buildings, septic, Holiday Hideaway water, & electricity installed. 3 community beaches & boat launch for fishing in bay. 8-min ferry to Anacortes. Kathy Rogers 360-941-4400 MLS#512340

3960 ROCK RIDGE PKWY, ANA $115,000

Corner lot in Rock Ridge w/view corridor. Approx 1/4 acre in neighborhood of new homes. Fully developed to city standards w/underground utilities. Great access to Community Forest Lands. Colleen Sargent 360-202-2155 MLS#550060

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1920 Tudor-style brick home overlooking Guemes Channel. Features 4bd 3.5ba, hardwood floors, wood-paneled study, views from almost every room. 37,570 SF lot includes 204 ft. building site. John Prosser 360-202-3891 MLS#540524

Build your perfect home! Utilities in street. Existing monster garage/shop w/ newer siding & power located on property; perfect storage & work space during construction, or integrate into overall property plans. Colleen Craig 360-770-9638 MLS#473654

2802 COMMERCIAL AVE, ANA $425,000

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. Movein ready. Call for appt. Colleen Sargent 360-2022155 MLS#568921

PRICED TO SELL! Breathtaking views of Burrows Bay, Marina, & Olympics. This 8,000 SF lot in desirable Skyline has all utilities in street, including natural gas. WA Park & ferry minutes away, 10 min. to downtown Anacortes. Paul Necco 360-770-5989 MLS#519030

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

Residential view lot in Skyline, minutes from beaches & WA Park. Amenities include two private beaches, tennis courts, club house & cabana. Kathy Rogers 360-941-4400 MLS#96066

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 360-708-7794 MLS#454593

2202 10TH ST, ANA

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2708 GEER LANE, ANA

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2411 SKYLINE WAY #105, ANA $359,000

$395,000

Currently D Ave Nursery w/ land use of 590 Retail, Misc. Includes 2201 15th St w/ remodeled house for retail sales. Both parcels ~21,400 SF, includes nursery & inventory. Longtime Anacortes business. Judy Moore 360-770-3515 MLS#524156

9007 MOLLY LANE #101-112, ANA $69.9K-174.9K

$1,150,000

3611 CEDAR GLEN, ANA

1402 29TH ST, ANA

CONDO

1502 D AVE, ANA

4 acre property w/ Fidalgo Island & Similk Bay views. Great sun exposure for gardening, water & power at lot. Soil analysis approved by Skagit County Planning & Development Services. Margi Houghton 360-202-0041 MLS#471994

3802 V AVE, ANA 4209 A AVE, ANA

$199,000

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

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1320 38TH ST, ANA

4906 MACBETH DR, ANA

LOT 15 PIPER CIR, ANA

$230,000

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$150,000

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New. Great Bays Storage. 55 ft x 20 ft with 14 ft doors and 20 ft ceilings. Great storage for RV’s, Boats, Cars or small business. Gated with security. Many units to choose from. Rick Bennett 360-2022630 MLS#587275; 587289; 587296; 587305 Prime commercial property. 11,400 SF corner lot at 28th & Commercial Ave. Existing 5,680 SF building is in average condition. Property has been priced for the land value only. Building can be refurbished. John Prosser 360-202-3891 MLS#520597

7337 MILLER RD, ANA

$6,800,000

Pioneer Trails RV Resort: features 150 condo RV sites & 5 cabins. Repeat clientele plus off season refinery shut down creates consistent income each year; 40% Canadian guests. Quiet, wooded setting. Easy access to Seattle, BC, & San Juans. John Prosser 360-202-3891 MLS#589085

Listing tip #2: Ask questions. Lots and lots of questions.

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

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Tips for First-Time Landlords

Renting Out a Property Has the Potential to be a Lucrative Endeavor, but There are Many To-Do’s to Cross Off Your List Before You Start Taking in Tenants

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ith rental vacancies low and rates climbing, renting a property might seem like a lucrative opportunity in today’s market. But before you get into the rental game, you need to have a rental game plan. Here, experienced property managers share tips on getting started with your rental.

It’s a Time Commitment “Depending on how many units someone wants to manage, it’s definitely a big time investment,” says Doug Breaker, CEO of HomeFinder.com, which provides online real estate tools. People often underestimate the amount of time it takes to be a landlord, Breaker adds. Even when it comes to evicting a tenant, local, state or city regulations may permit a tenant to stay even when rent money is owed, says Peggy Murphy, a property owner in Chicago who has dealt with difficult evictions more than once. Whether or not you use a property management service, screening and finding new tenants, dealing with leases, managing repairs and collecting rent all take time.

Have a Financial Plan in Place “You have to analyze this like any investment,” says Bill Bluhm, a broker associate with Sotheby’s International Realty in Salinas, Calif. The key is knowing how to analyze real estate, which an agent or financial adviser may help you understand, Blum says. Identify your long-term goals with the property and your expectations for appreciation, revenue and expenses. Breaker advises putting aside 20 percent of annual rental income as a “rainy day fund” in the case that you are faced with a costly repair to your property. February 28, 2014

When Finding Tenants, Do Your Homework Run credit checks on all applicants and check their references of past landlords. “Most individual owners don’t have the ability to run credit; they don’t know how to call and talk to a landlord, says Bluhm. A number of online credit-check services are available; most require a one-time or subscription fee. Finding new tenants can be a time-consuming process and is an important consideration to take before renting your property, says Murphy.

Research Your Local Market If it’s a neighborhood heavy in rentals, go on several rental sites and see the rental price of comparable units, says Breaker. On the other hand, if your property is in an area with a lot of homeownership, talk to a real estate agent about what people are looking for in the market and what’s important to them. “Getting that first-hand knowledge will definitely be helpful as a person looks to either buy a rental unit or convert something they own to a rental unit,” Breaker says.

Get Legal Advice If you’re a first-time landlord who has no prior knowledge of legal contracts and leases, sit down with a real estate attorney, says Bluhm. Make sure to have him or her recommend a contract that can be enforced, in the case that there is a tenant violation.

Use a Property Management Service The easiest way to combat making fatal first-time errors is to hire a property-management service. From maintenance and repairs to credit checks, a good property

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For Sale By Owner 507 N. 4th St., Mount Vernon $324,000 1906 “One of a Kind” Craftsman zoned commercial/residential. Unexpectedly spacious inside with 4 bdrms, (2 up, 2 down), a 25 by 14 ft “Grand Room” with bay window and gas fireplace, formal dining room, new kitchen, 3 bathrooms, upstairs living room, and inviting hall entrance room. Charming details abound throughout this lovingly maintained updated home. Possible owner contract. For information

Anacortes History in Old Town. A short walk to Commercial shops. Tastefully remodeled throughout, preserving the original charm. High ceilings, moldings, radius covered porch, stunning staircase, library, detached shop, and partial view! Whew.... a must see. $389,000 1116 5th St. Anacortes Jacki Mayo, REALTOR® 360-770-1670 JackiMayo@cbbain.com COLDWELL BANKER BAIN

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Breathtaking protected views of Guemes Channel, ferries, & the San Juan Islands. Quality home w/attached & detached garages, formal foyer, hardwood flooring, wood wrapped windows, open floor plan, formal dining area, wonderful kitchen w/cherry cabinets & slab granite, & luxurious master suite. $429,000 3906 Cottage Pl., Anacortes Karen Everett, REALTOR® 360-202-7373 KarenEverett@cbbain.com COLDWELL BANKER BAIN

Gorgeous new 4 bedroom home in South Mount Vernon with 9' ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, granite counters and 3 car garage. MLS# 561582 Call Jeff Ingman (360) 202-2859 Brown McMillen Real Estate

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LOOK 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 (lt) on N. 30th, 1/4 mi. to Pine Ck.

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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

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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WHO WE ARE… 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.

17706 RAY PAUL LANE, LA CONNER

$85,000

SHANNON LAKE RD, CONCRETE

Danya Wolf, Designated Broker .......... 360-708-8294 Jessie Cavazos, Hablo Espanol ............ 360-770-5623 Celia Miller........................................... 360-391-6065 Suzanne Jenkins................................... 360-941-2983 Brett Tacke........................................... 360-840-7931 Sandy Everett ...................................... 360-202-3706 JoAnn Boudreau .................................. 360-391-0746 Richard Dickman .................................. 360-420-3155 Elva Hunter .......................................... 360-202-3086 John Hunter ......................................... 360-202-3854 Donna Kurras ....................................... 360-770-7596 Chris Miller........................................... 360-333-1868 Russ Lanker .......................................... 360-708-1117 Dayna Telidetzki................................... 360-708-8452 Linda Dietrick....................................... 360-840-6771 Patricia Box, Office Manager ............... 360-424-0300

$130,000 13046 JANICKI RD., SEDRO WOOLLEY

$154,000

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

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. 4605 BEAVER POND DR. SOUTH $624,900 With attention to detail, wonderful home w/spectacular views of Eaglemont Golf Course! Custom home w/4 Bdrm & Bonus. French doors w/slate entry, hardwood & carpet. Living room w/gas fireplace, formal dining. Fabulous gourmet kitchen with solid granite island, beautiful cabinets, opens to large great room w/fireplace & box beam ceiling. French door opens to Lg Deck that spans the entire house, overlooking the golf course. Electric sun-shades & Central Air. Eaglemont Community w/spectacular clubhouse Elva Hunter & restaurant. MLS# 596194 360-202-3086

512 TALBOTT ST, LA CONNER

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3619 TRUMPETER PLACE, MOUNT VERNON $315,000

New hardwood, wall-to-wall & a gas fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has all new stainless appliances & an island. Spacious rooms have an open floor plan with a private deck Sandy Everett in the backyard off the master. Both 360-202-3706 baths include full size tubs. Landscaping is easy and La Conner businesses are within walking distance. Application fee applies to all applicants over 18.

Great 2980 sq.ft. home w/ large wrap around deck. 4 bdrm Elva Hunter and 3 bath. Bright and sunny 360-202-3086 kitchen has beautiful cabinets 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

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1508 LINDSAY LOOP #105, MOUNT VERNON $210,000

Beautiful Condo! 2 bd. plus a den. 2 bathrooms, granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings, large tile master shower. Great floor plan. All on one floor w/ no steps. 2 car garage w/ auto opener. MLS# 394504

Custom 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin on 1.72 acres on Clear Lake Hill. Open floorplan, Everett skylights, vaulted ceiling, Sandy 360-202-3706 propane fireplace, updated, tiled kitchen and bath floors, jetted tub. Washer/dryer hookups. MLS# 550105 1601 N. WAUGH RD, MOUNT VERNON ,2 Y1 BU

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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

Bay Equity Purchase Reverse Program

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

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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

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

1806 BAKERVIEW CT., EAGLEMONT

404/406 E. FAIRHAVEN AVE., BURLINGTON $389,000

$599,000

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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

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