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BUYING: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION PAGE 8

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1600 ALPINE CREST LOOP, UNIT A Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley 1030 E. College Way Mount Vernon 360.424.4901 800.849.7939

Cindy Sullivan (360) 941-9443 cindysullivan.withwre.com

$329,900

OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, FEB. 9TH FROM 12:00-2:00 Stunning townhome, perfect for entertaining! NW style with 3400 sq.ft. Open floor plan & main floor living! Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, granite, stainless appliances, gleaming hardwoods & breakfast nook: gracefully opens to formal dining area & living room with lovely fireplace. Main floor master with 5 piece bath, jetted tub & travertine tile. Home office on main. Lower level with family room, richly appointed 2nd master suite, work-out room & theatre room. Guest suite on 3rd floor with territorial view. MLS# 438664

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FEATURED ARTICLE:

(DE)CODE GREEN There’s a brave new world of sustainable homes out there, so know the lingo before you pay the big bucks for your eco-abode. Many homebuyers today are looking at “eco-friendly” or “green” real estate listings that are filled with buzzwords that boast of sustainable materials and energy-saving features. (cont. on pg. 4)

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TABLE of CONTENTS (De)Code Green

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BUYING: Location, Location, Location

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Q & A: Ask Our Broker

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Mount Vernon $339,500 Home in desirable Park Crest area. 4 BR/2 ½ BAs, 2842 sq. ft. Newer roof, ext. paint, furnace and hot water heater. 3 car garage & RV parking. On shy 1/3 acre corner lot. Great street appeal. MLS#442960

Sedro-Woolley $279,000 Beautiful home in a lovely wooded setting. 5 + acres. Fantastic custom tile work through out. RV parking, garden areas, wonderful private setting. New carpet, appliances and paint. MLS#389532

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Call Elizabeth, 708-8800

Call Charlie, 708-1415, Jeannie, 708-9645

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Burlington $139,500 Beautiful creek front property. Level 1+ acre lot. Newly installed septic system. Well is already drilled. Perfect location for your dream home. MLS#444247 Call Mike, 540-1341

Wilma Louia Designated Broker/Owner 661-1631

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Clear Lake $70,000 Adorable bungalow in the heart of Clear Lake. Total renovation in 2007. Newer roof, vinyl windows, oak cabinets, all appliances included. Fenced yard. MLS#443771 Call Ron, 333-1045

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Ron Van Pelt 333-1045

Mike Welling 540-1341

Call Ivana 770-3550

Elizabeth Detillion 708-8800

Mount Vernon $134.900 Affordable 2 BR/1.75 BA. Almost 1200 sq. ft. New hardwood flooring and kitchen countertops. Large corner lot with mature landscaping. Additional storage. MLS#398732 Call Steph, 206-229-2668

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Mount Vernon $173,000 Super corner condo in newer MV 55+ condo Mount Vernon $145,000 complex. 2 lg BRs & 1 3/4 BAs w/wonderful Roomy 3 BR, 2 BA home with 1782 sq. ft. on open floor plan. Kitchen has plenty of room 1+ acre. Convenient location right on edge & opens to living room w/cozy gas fireplace. of Mount Vernon. Deck. Outbuildings. Balcony off living room & master. Secure asMLS # 416805 signed covered parking. MLS#439219

Kirk Campbell 770-7470

Ivana Wood 770-3550

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Burlington $429,000 Custom built high quality rambler on 15 ¾ acres. Large 2 story barn. Newer septic, water heater, dishwasher. New high efficiency furnace. Fenced backyard w/fruit trees. MLS #444195

Charlie & Jeannie Boon 708-9645

Marblemount $139,500 Cascade River, riverfront. Two separate dwellings. Cabin 40’ from Cascade River. 2006 12 x 30 park model. No flooding. MLS#267758

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La Conner

$339,000 Anacortes

$409,500 Burlington

$189,900 Anacortes

$260,000

" We Believe in Community"

Welcome Elizabeth to The John L. Scott Team

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$869,500 Mount Vernon

$359,950 Anacortes

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$165,000 Guemes Island

$38,000 Anacortes

$369,000

3201 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes (360) 293-2161 300 East College Way, Mount Vernon (360) 428-4111

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By Preeti Upadhyaya CTW Features

Many homebuyers today are looking at “ecofriendly” or “green” real estate listings that are filled with buzzwords that boast of sustainable materials and energy-saving features. With all the vocabulary found in real estate listings, experts recommend that homebuyers learn what the terms mean before shelling out a lot of green for these ‘green’ features. “You have to be very careful when you call a property green,” says Dr. John Beldock, CEO of EcoBroker, an Evergreen, Colo.-based company that provides green designation training for real estate

There’s a brave new world of sustainable homes out there, so know the lingo before you pay the big bucks for your eco-abode

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CHARMING HOME… A MUST SEE..3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage home on dead end street, small creek bordering back yard. $179,500. #352692 CLEARLAKE RAMBLER… 3 BR, 2 BA, over 1600sf home w/a 1/2 ac lot. Quiet neighborhood off Buchanan. $225,500. #366305 VIEWS FROM EVERY DIRECTION… 5 Ac parcel located on Bisquit Ridge! Great opportunity to build your custom home! $277,500 #379837 NEAR BIG LAKE… one acre bldg lot, public water, bldg permit on file w/county. Nice valley & mtn views. $134,500. #411430 GIBRALTER BLDG LOT.… unique lot in desirable area. Call for details. $57,500. #399106 REDUCED SMALL BUSINESS?… perfect location just 1/2 block east of Burlington Blvd., lots of parking. 119,500. #103783 Terri Heyntsen Tim Reichert Shelah Inman Fritz Inman

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that sets the standards for rating a home’s energy performance. In 2011, about 40 percent of all new homes sold in the U.S. received a RESNET label. Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET, describes the HERS index as the “miles-per-gallon of a home,” and explains that the lower the score, the more energy efficient a home is. A score of 100 represents a standard new home, and a score of 0 represents a netzero energy home, meaning it consumes as much energy as it produces. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a typical existing home has a score of 130. According to Baden, a tester looks at the amount

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RARE 55+ CONDO… 2 BR, 2 BA, rambler, lg 2 car garage in the Cedars. Open floor design.RV prkg in complex. $182,900. #430094 NEW LISTING! ONE OWNER… Rambler in beautiful Rolling Ridge. 3 BR, 3 BA, 1700+sf, garage has office, storage shed great rm w/f/ place. $245,000. #440427 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME!… in quiet cul-de-sac. Gorgeous Timborana wood floors. Granite counters, tile accents, wide moldings & trim. $319,500. #261856 CRAFTSMAN STYLE… w/covered porch, 2+BR, 1.5 BA. Approx 1600 sf. Pergo flooring in liv/dining rooms. Lg rec rm w/woodstove. $119,900. #368858 CHEAP LIVING… neat as as pin, 2 BR, 2 BA Mobile in 55+ park. Newer roof & windows. Master has full bath, priced under value. $10,000. #436258

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professionals. “Using the term ‘green’ gives a lot of opportunity to misrepresent information about properties,” Beldock says. Plus, consumers who know the facts about property listings can weed out a lot of “green fluff ” in home descriptions. Beldock says the first step to decoding a green real estate listing is to find the national or regional label that describes how energy efficient the home is. He points to the Home Energy Rating System score as the industry standard for energy efficiency in homes. HERS scores are determined by Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, a San Diego based nonprofit organization

421-5160 202-2859 770-7083 661-1500

CONCRETE… fixer on 3 useable acres, partially cleared. 1 1/2 story. 4 BRs, up 1 down & 1 bath. $119,000. #239452 AFFORDABLE COMM’L PROPERTY… 2156sf, opportunity for contractor business off McLean Rd., circular access to property. $129,500. #357199 BLUEBERRY FARM… 68 acres “Certified Organic” fully irrigated and subterranean drainage system. #372666 $1,875,000. PERFECT 10 ACRES… secluded, one mile from freeway in Bow Hill area w/year round stream & public water. $209,500. #310712 SHARP RAMBLER… conveniently to schools, medical, town & freeway. 3 BR 2 BA, hardwood floors. Living rm w/gas f/place. Granite counters, stainless appl. $239,900. #443905 FANTASTIC ACRE… plus pond stocked with fish on 15.7 acres, Pleasant Ridge. $224,500. #290061

Mary Jo Reitsma 770-6013 Holly Hilts 661-5538 Tod LeHecka 333-1032

Right on Midway Drive! #426150 • $165,000

Northwest living at its best! #299384 • $234,900

Location! Location! #341683 • $369,000

Very nice 3 bedroom 1 bath home. Home features metal roof, newer windows, nice big yard with shed and much more! Zoned for personal business so plenty of option for the great property!

Brand new warm & inviting 3 BR, 2.75 BA condo w/quality finishes. Kitchen w/breakfast bar offers stainless appliances & granite countertops. Gorgeous water & majestic Mt. Baker views. Easy, low maintenance living w/very affordable HOA fees.

Main level living. Views from master bedroom, living room, master bath and kitchen. Granite counters, open kitchen with French doors leading out to a trex deck with gorgeous views. Central vacuum system. Hot tub off deck. 2 car garage.

#390410 • $579,900

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#432203 • $139,950

Great Location

Terrific Starter or Rental #443936 • $150,000

Affordable waterfront beach home w/EXPANSIVE VIEWS on a half acre, including tidelands. Walk the garden path and watch the sunrise on your private beach. 2 bd, 1 ba home w/wood burning insert, kitchen w/eating space. 2 car gar & outbldg.

Charming 3 bedroom home. This located near the hospital and schools and just minutes from I-5 this affordable is ready for new owners. Terrific lot with a nice back yard. A little personal TLC will go a long way with this house don’t miss out!

Terrific starter home or rental property. This nice 3 bedroom rambler is located on a quiet court in Mount Vernon near schools and shopping. This home sits on a large lot with a huge back yard.

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that comes from having a solar-powered home depends largely on the lifestyle of the family and the roof space of a home,” Jackson says. Beldock says homebuyers need to know the date of installation and total kilowatt output from a roof system to determine how beneficial solar panels are when assessing a home listing. Other popular features of a “green” home include rainwater catchment systems, low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint and recycled materials in the home. Bill Christensen, founder of sustainablesources.com, an Austin, Texas-based green building resource

site, describes rainwater catchment systems as longterm investments. While big water tanks can cost a lot of money, Christensen argues that the benefits, which include softer, chemical free water, come through in the long run. Low-VOC paints and recycled materials are cheaper and easier solutions to make a home greener, according to Christensen. Beldock again points to RESNET trained property testers who can analyze a home’s VOC levels and assess the sustainability of any recycled materials, such as carpeting made from recycled bottles or newsprint used as cellulose insulation.

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Anita Kohl 961-7795

1201 S. 10TH STREET, MOUNT VERNON $247,500 1922 S. 16TH STREET, MOUNT VERNON $164,500 707 CASCADE PALMS COURT, SEDRO WOOLLEY $159,000 S!

1528 ALPINE VIEW DRIVE, MOUNT VERNON $518,900 11604 SCOTT ROAD, (SAMISH IS.) BOW $435,000

38182 STATE ROUTE #20, (BIRDSVIEW) CONCRETE $374,500

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RESIDENTIAL 705 N. WAUGH RD, MV

NOW. Last year 27% of all closed sales happened before May 1st.

VACANT LAND $259,900

Hilltop neighborhood home on .40 acre private lot! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with 2058 sq.ft. of comfortable living. Mt. Baker & NW valley views! Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #435793

$28,500

Well maintained manufactured home on a large lot. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. A great get-away & close to many outdoor activities & the North Cascade National Park. Call George Bellos at 708-9762. #201029

905 CARRIAGE CT., SDW

$39,950

Bright, well maintained home with nice floor plan. Kitchen with eating area. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Large deck & separate shed. Secure 55+ park with clubhouse & RV parking. Call Alice Hanson at 7708791. #375782

1805 S. 30TH ST., MV

109 N. 6TH ST., MV

$149,900

$160,000

Cute, clean 2 bedroom Maddox Creek condo in secure building with gated parking. Open kitchen & living area, tile flooring in kitchen & dining area. In-unit laundry. Why rent when you can own? Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #348813

16792 STATE ROUTE 536, MV

$184,900

Lovely remodeled 1 story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, pine floors, ceiling fans & gas fireplace. Large deck, garden shed & 2 car detached garage. All in the country with Mt. Baker view. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #372960

455 KLICKITAT, LAC

$192,500

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

$284,500

Light, bright & airy this beautifully finished MV Hill home boasts a tremendous westerly view. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, new kitchen & bathrooms. Call Sarah Minton at 770-3076. #445103

4220 MONTGOMERY PL, MV

Some of the last undeveloped building lots in this area of Mount Vernon. Nearby neighbors include multi-family, office, medical and dental. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #431726

$459,900

$529,900

WATERFRONT ESTATE with 1+ acre on Big Lake. Full view of the lake, 3 RV pads with hook-ups. 3 stall dressing building. 2 decks & 2 docks. 1400+ SF with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Call Linda Eastman at 2024075. #112580

www.WindermereSkagit.com 21737 STERLING DR., SDW

$299,900

17146 BRITT RD., MV

$625,000

1-level home on 1 acre, 4 bedrooms, living & family rooms, formal dining, 2 fireplaces, 3 baths. Court yard with hot tub, tennis court, 2 car attached garage, detached shop & large outbuilding. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #266058

Beautiful property with 13+ acres – 4856 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, master suite with fireplace. In-ground swimming pool. 10 car garage/shop. Call Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082 or Karine Anderson at 421-1189. #391017

537 LAKESIDE DR., SDW

17422 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., MV

$325,000

$664,900

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

Gorgeous Mt. Baker, Cultus Mountain & Lake views! 5+ acres with 2 homes on separate parcels! Great barn, heated shop & additional outbuildings. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #374149

6792 F & S GRADE RD., SDW

Custom 6550 SF, 4 bedroom beachfront home. Slab granite in kitchen, Viking appliances. Media, exercise & family/game rooms. 4 car garage. Covered patio & moorage buoy. Clam, crab & fish. Call Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #395055

$375,000

Car Collector’s Dream: garage space for 12 cars! Approx.2238 SF, 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths. Pond, 6+ acres, lower property w/approx.740’of Samish River frontage. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #90077

LOT 20, PRESSENTIN RANCH DRIVE, CNC $47,900 Very nice building lot in Skagit View Village. .91 acre, level & lightly treed. Public water & power available. More information at SkagitValleyHomes. com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #329347

17311 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., BIG LAKE

1807 SF, 3 bedroom rambler home. Property is in need of repair but has great potential. Excellent for the investor or handyman. Fannie Mae owned. Call Karine Anderson at 421-1189 or Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082. #431708

1419 DIGBY PL., #107, MV

$398,000

Waterfront home at a great price. 1-story home with wonderful floor plan with spacious rooms & spectacular water views. Large level lot, 2 car garage. Close to LaConner. Call Sarah Minton at 770-3076. #249568 Beautiful custom residence in Park Crest. Approx. 3218 sq. ft., on over 1/3 acre. 5 bedrooms, 3.75 baths. Full attached 1 bed/1.5 bath MIL with garage & private entry. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #363599

Now’s the time to list!

7524 MAPLE ST., CNC

15002 CHANNEL LN, LAC

9690 SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW

$2,225,000

0 WILLIAM WAY, MV

$49,900

0 SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW

$89,000

Nice level Samish Island lot with view of the south sound. The .62 of an acre lot sits back off the road & is a great building site. More information at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #389280

SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW

$119,000

Nice level Samish Island lot with view of the south sound. The 1.6 acre lot sits back off of the road & is a great building site. More information at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #389282

NHN ERSHIG RD., BOW

$129,000

Great setting for your dream home on this lovely 1 acre site in Bow. Level lot with soils analysis on file with wells in area that average 50-60 ft. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #359539

3588 COLONY MOUNTAIN DR, BRL

$159,900

Beautiful 5-acre parcel in Bow with marketable timber. Water share has been paid; power stubbed at end of road; building site cleared. More information at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #402936

7657 SONGBIRD LN, CUSTER

$210,000

Enter on Songbird Lane to a wonderful 2.5 acre homesite in Hawthorne Meadows Country Estates. Mountain views, water meter & 3 bedroom septic installed. Call Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #392630

15557 FLINN ROAD, BOW

$249,000

10.5 acres above Blanchard with views of farmlands, sunsets & Puget Sound. Site plan completed & approved by county. Creek runs through property. More information at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #402925

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RESIDENTIAL 1416 LINDSAY LP, MV

$127,000

Efficient 1 bdrm 2nd story condo boasts new carpeting and new granite counter tops. Includes all appliances. Underground secured parking with elevator. Secured front entrance. John Prosser 202-3891. MLS#432210

3069 FRIDAY CREEK RD, BURL

834 COWICHAN PL, LC

COMMERCIAL $259,000

Enchanting ‘tucked away’ lot with large garden area & ample parking. NEW deck, roof & skylights! Inlaw or guest quarters with elevator. Jackie Stone 360/661-2247 MLS#438886

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

6024 CURTIS CT, ANA

$222,500

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

1211 C AVE, ANA

5027 W. SHORE RD, ANA

$225,000

$235,000

Inviting 3BR, 2BA home w/refinished hdwd flrs throughout on quiet dead end street. Move in ready, come & see. Colleen Sargent 360/202-2155 MLS#432276

1026 CHINOOK WY, CENTER ISL

$244,000

Custom-built home three decks, an open “Great Room” with propane fireplace, master with large bath, propane fireplace, private deck. Sarah Jones 333-2783. MLS#191720

1801 37TH ST, ANA

1814 COMMERCIAL AVE, ANA

$688,888

$725,000

Wonderful home w/ dynamic westerly views. Designed w/quality. Hrdwd floors, gourmet kitchen & dual sided fireplaces. Colleen Sargent 360/202-2155. MLS#432537

2006 COVE PL, ANA

$779,000

Lovely open contemporary waterfront home w/ shared 36’ dock. 3 bdrms, office, 3 car garage plus a great covered outdoor living. Debbie Macy 360/391-2422 MLS#438740

$295,000

Great Location for Office/Retail with 2 bed, 1 bath apartment upstairs. 1300 square feet of space on the lower and upper level. John Prosser 202-3891. MLS#420640

2702 COMMERCIAL AVE, ANA

$359,000

Incredible location for retail or office building. Zoned Commercial & located on the main street. 8+ parking spots & an existing building, great potential. Bill Robillard 360/770-4707. MLS#29158845

1820 COMMERCIAL AVE, ANA

$399,000

Outstanding visibility on Commercial Ave. 4672 Sqft including 2 bdrm apartment upstairs. Building is currently rented, tenant would like to stay. Jackie Stone 360/661-2247. MLS#168437

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$225,000

Birdsview area on 3+ country acres. Home in good shape. Approximately 60 X 100 indoor arena needs some work. View of mountains, close to trails. Debbie Macy 391-2422. MLS#233036

1607 36TH ST, ANA

$1,650,000

11923 SUNRISE PLATEAU DR, ANA

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Charming home tucked away in the trees, new deck in fenced rear yard , 2 storage sheds & small detached studio w/heat and attic storage. Debbie Macy 391-2422. MLS#439137

7663 BIRD DOG LN, CONCRETE

$530,000

Quality custom home w/panoramic 180°. 2 Master Suites on main level. Oak panel elevator, 2 hobby rooms, shop & 3 car/RV garage. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 MLS#443365

1400-1410 WILLIAM WY, MV

Well maintained 20 unit apartment building bordering Parker Business Center. Great rental history, excellent parking. Nate Scott 360/708-2354 MLS#393415

2415 WASHINGTON CT, ANA

$199,950

Two bedrooms 1 and 1/2 bths on the main floor & another mostly finished bedroom up make for plenty of space. Spacious kitchen & 9 ft. ceilings add to the appeal Paul Weisz 391-7281. MLS#424545

$650,000

2 story home w/daylight basement, mother in law apartment on 1.71 Acres, property features additional 2 Bdrm home & a 40’x40’ shop. Bill Robillard 360/770-4707 MLS#434451 Custom Home on a secluded 1.5 acre w/wonderful views. 2,800 Sqft, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Open design, garage w/shop space, fully landscaped. Colleen Sargent 360/202-2155 MLS #431768

$149,500

1120 17TH ST, ANA

14195 ROSARIO RD, ANA

$249,000

Wonderful move in ready rambler on an oversized fully fenced lot. 4BR, 1 1/2 remodeled baths, remodeled kitchen. Gina Davis 360/708-7794 MLS# 388201

10 SINCLAIR ISL, SINCLAIR ISL

$550,000

Extraordinary beach cabin. Features include concrete tile roof, solar system, granite counter tops, granite tile bath & a no bank sandy beach. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 MLS#407914

7141 GUEMES ISL RD, ANA

$639,000

2895 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA estate on 9.5 acres. Main lvl living. Lg kitchen w/island & breakfast nook w/deck access. Formal dining/family rm w/views. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 #230532

4205 MARINE HEIGHTS WY, ANA

$647,000

Breathtaking views from this well built rambler, vaulted ceilings, beautiful cherry/granite kitchen and top of the line appliances. Debbie Macy 360/391-2422 MLS#436773

$125,000

This expansive view lot showcases wonderful views. The site is on bedrock & has been terraced to accommodate a foundation & driveway. Colleen Sargent 360/202-2155 MLS#443989

$598,000

14.35 acre property includes 1916 SF 4 BD and two 3/4 baths house, 4-stall barn w/pasture, strawbale studio/guest house. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 #391782

4603 S SHORE RD, ANA

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2801 GRADY, ANA

$785,000

Uncompromised finishes, expansive views, 4 Bdrm, 3.5 Baths whole home sound and security system & Jacuzzi Garden tub. Paul Weisz 360/391-7281 MLS#442866

2107 MINNESOTA AVE, ANA

$889,000

Blend of contemporary with traditional architecture brings warmth and clean lines. 180 degree views from almost every room, 2900 SF. 3BR/2.5BA home. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041 MLS#218740

908 7TH ST, ANA

$279,000

Two 30 x 100 lots in Historic Downtown Anacortes; zoned for mixed use residential over commercial. Soil test complete; 7 car parking space off alley. Cheryl Frazier 360/202-4789 MLS#442706

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A recent study shows just how much location is worth – about $1.6 million Every homebuyer knows the importance of location, and a recent Coldwell Banker Real Estate report shows that homes in the priciest markets are worth up to $1.6 million more than those in the most affordable markets. A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Los Altos, Calif., has an average listing price of $1.7 million, according to the report, compiled from listings in January to June 2012 and released in November. In contrast, the most affordable market in the U.S. is Redford, Mich., where similar homes

are listed for about $60,000. Overall, the average listing price of fourbedroom, two-bathroom homes in the U.S. is about $292,000 in 2012. California lays claim to the top six most expensive cities. In general, coastal states tend to be more expensive than inland states. But that doesn’t mean the Midwest and South are devoid of pricey homes – the report notes that some markets can offer “lifestyle and prestige,” like Orono, Minn., where average home listings climb past $1

million and drive up the state average. The report highlights that some affordable markets are geographically close to their expensive counterparts. The average four-bedroom, twobathroom home in Lake Elsinore, Calif., costs close to $193,000 – and that’s just an hour away from Newport Beach, Calif., where a similar home will cost about $1.6 million. Here, the states with the priciest and most affordable housing and their average listing price:

Most Expensive: 1. Hawaii, $742,551 2. Massachusetts, $489,063 3. California, $431,625

Most Affordable: 1. Nebraska, $145,360 2. Iowa, $162,621 3. Georgia, $169,625

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16573 Beaver Marsh Rd, Mount Vernon Beautifully restored 1909 Craftsman style home in the heart of Skagit County on 2.68 acres. Shop/ barn connects to pasture. Original fir flooring throughout, lg. BA upstairs, upper deck off master. Heated outdoor swimming pool w/hot tub. Guest suite w/BA off main entrance. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS#440085 $350,000

19369 Shantz Lane, Sedro Woolley 5 acre park at end of private driveway. Private setting, updated home plus an approved 2nd home near completion. Barns, pasture, outbuildings, garden space, berries & fruit trees. 24' x 48' equipment/RV parking w/ hookups, hay storage, horse shelter. Please do not drive by, it is a private driveway. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS#444608 $370,000

1050 Sinclair Way, Burlington Charming home in wonderful 55 & better community of The Cedars. Lg. rooms, 2 BR, each w/its own BA. Garage + 2 parking spaces & RV parking. Homeowner dues include Cable TV, use of Clubhouse, structure insurance, building maintenance and lawn/yard care. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS#287212 $125,995

710 W Lincoln St, Mount Vernon Investment opportunity. 11880 sq. ft. R-3 zoned lots w/2 homes priced to sell. Natural gas heat. Zoning allows for multi-family and some businesses. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Parcel #P54820 and #P54816. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS#414997 $140,000

2610 Section St #74, Mount Vernon Beautiful home, lots of upgrades/remodeling. Spotless floor coverings, custom int. paint & other amenities. Well lit kitchen w/ plenty of cabinets & work space adjacent to bay windowed breakfast rm. & lg. formal dining rm. Backyard fully enclosed w/ gas fire pit, fountain & lg. deck w/ handicapped ramps. Lg. treed lot. Call Jim Nicholas 360-708-9379 MLS#424119 $59,500

405 -409 W Fairhaven Ave, Burlington Great investment opportunity. Each unit is 2 bedroom 1 bath. Carports off alley. Each unit has own washer and dryer hook ups. Call Josh Hart 360-982-3083 MLS#442000 $195,000

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$400/mo. Ladies 55 yrs or older. All utilities paid. Clean. Safe. Central location, close 1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts to downtown Sedro-Woolley, 2 x 1 ½ Town homes bus stop, across from Senior Covered Parking Center. Very large home, Complete Appliance Pkgs beautifully furnished. Must be Sport Courts / Playgrounds Home in S-W, 2 Bdrm, 1 Ba, seen to be appreciated. No Pet Friendly single car garage, $750/mo., pets. 360-201-9606 Call Today! 360-856-4803 $700/dep. W/D hookup, no 1 BDRM MV APT., quiet, pets. 360-708-8665 W/S/G/recycle & basic cable MV, Eaglemont, 4 Bdrm, 2 ½ pd. Covered parking and Ba, 3 car garage, all applcs., storage room including laun- $2,000. 360-941-7188 dry on-site. No smoking/ RENTALS pets. 360-708-1721 3 updated office spaces Houses & Apartments. 1 bdrm, clean, 360-856-5249 available located in the Minor See our listings at Utils. Incl. $695/mo. Covered building, Gates & Main St., www.skagitrentals.com deck, Section 8, S.W. M.V., spaces are: 1,568 sq. Remax Property Mgmt. ft., 714 sq. ft. & 442 sq. ft. 2 Bdrm, 315 W. Woodworth, 823 N. 4th, Mount Vernon Contact Mike or Sharon 360S-W. $725 + dep. W/D 360-424-3198 766-5202 or 360-708-3976. hookups, no pets/smoking. S-W, next to high school, 3 W/S/G pd. 360-854-8507. Bdrm 2 Ba, gas heat, S/G pd., $1100, $1000 dep. Avail. CALL FOR 2/1. 360-770-1639

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2 bdrm house for $795. One bdrm apt for 595 in MV. Call 360-336-5412/425-387-6483 3 Bdrm, across from W. MV park, near store, $865. Also 2 Bdrm, $845. 661-0973

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M.V. Townhouse 2 bdrm, 2 ba, garage. No smoke/pets, Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 $900/mo. 360-708-0316 or Norris Place 757-3060 360-856-4172. 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. W/S/G pd. Great location, some restric- Sedro-Woolley duplex, 2 tion apply. Call or stop in to- Bdrm, 1 Ba, $750/mo., nice neighborhood. 425-765-3523 day. Move in special! 2 bdrm 1 ½ ba, Burl., W/D hookup, W/S/G pd., no pets. $777/mo. 360-757-2923 Upstairs, 2 Bdrm, 1 Ba apt. in Burlington, W/S/G pd., NO PETS! $675/mo., $675/dep. 755-0375 8AM-4PM

MV 4-plex, 608 N. 1st St., 2 bdrm, 1 ba, energy efficient, gas heat, porch, off street parking, central laundry, $750 mo. $500 dep. 360-424-6974

1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. Piazza Realty Property Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT (7368) www.prpmrentals.com

Furn. room, 1 mi E. of SVC. Share bath w/one other student. $550. incl. Util., internet, good food. 424-8103

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1998 doublewide, 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, furnished, like new & clean, senior park, Mount Vernon, cash or terms, $24,450. 206-920-1523

MOUNT VERNON 55+ PARK Single wide 727 square foot near clubhouse. Neat 2 bed with open plan living/dining/kitchen. $8,500. Call (360) 424-6644 for details.

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Marvelous home for entertaining in "Old Town" Anacortes. Views of Guemes Channel; approx. 2266 sq. ft., 4 bdrm, 2 他 baths; Wolf cooktop, Subzero refrig, granite, 4 landscaped lots on corner with paved alley. 2102 10th St., Anacortes. $639,000. Call Jim or Joyce to see anytime (360) 2935409 or (360) 770-4334.

Secluded 4 bdrm, 2 ba, 2400 sq. ft. home. Close to town, green belt borders on 2 sides. Needs TLC. $253,000. Islands West Real Estate LLC, (360) 2931024.

COURTYARD GARDENS CONDO 55+ Courtyard GARDENS CONDOMINIUM 55+ 323A North LaVenture Mount Vernon, WA Only one person lived in since built in 1998! Ready to move in! Living room with cozy gas frplc with adequate dining room area. Bdrm with walk-in closet, plus second small bdrm/office. Lrg bathroom with shower & separate bathtub. Private gated courtyard with small raised garden spot. Small covered patio. Single garage with automatic opener. Clubhouse to entertain your family and friends. All appliance's included. Easy maintenance 904 sq ft. Photos on the web: http://cmrvs.com/condo/condo.htm Only $112,500 Terry 360-428-5040

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Beautifully appointed, custom home offers lots of light, amazing views, and unique parklike approach. Dock and boat launch. 75 feet of Lake McMurray waterfront. This 4 bdrm home features vaulted ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, and large kitchen with stunning view. Daylight basement offers kitchenette and office/library; could easily be a separate living area for guests. 726 sq.ft. garage and lots of parking. Text T156296 to 85377 or scan QR Code (sign) to view details on smart Danya Wolf phone. MLS#440278 360-708-8294

$355,000 23682 PACIFIC HWY, MOUNT VERNON

Spacious 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home on generous corner lot! 2 luxury main floor living areas w/gas fplace & 2nd flr bonus TV rm, just off master. Kitchen has all newer appliances. Hardwood & carpet floors throughout. Has 2 car garage & is close to shopping, schools, playfields & walking trails. MLS#436162. T923789 to 85377 Sandy Everett 360-202-3706

Very private, beautifully landscaped 2.3 acre lot with a very nice 2,920 sq ft home. Formal dining room. Family room opens up to a large deck. Kitchen has lots of cabinets, deco ceramic tiles and eating bar. 3 bedrooms with large bonus room (could be 4th bedroom). 100 year concrete tile roof. Fenced back yard and a garden shed. RV Suzanne Jenkins Parking. MLS#432362. T912126 to 85377 360-941-2983

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Mechanics Dream! Features a 36x70 Shop; designed and built by retired auto body shop owner, includes a bathroom w/shower & a washer/dryer! Has covered RV parking w/power & dump station. Unique, custom built 1568 sq. ft. home w/bonus 1260 sq. ft. unfinished basement/garage. Large deck looks out over 3.17 acres offering beautiful Danya Wolf sunset views! MLS#426584. T88679 to 85377 360-708-8294

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CHARMING RAMBLER! Charming older home in great neighborhood! Close to schools and parks! Offering views of Little Mountain & Mount Baker ! Wetlands and wildlife nearby! Features: 3 beds, 1.75 baths, convenient kitchen layout (lots of cabinets!), ample built in storage throughout, beautiful brick fireplace , amazing utility room w/sink; garage space.

4500 SQ. FT. CUSTOM HOME. Beautiful, spacious, striking design by Ladies Home Journal architectural editor! Many custom built-ins; every room a generous size; 3 bedrooms, 2 family rooms and a den! Each which could provide addt’l bedrooms! 2 natural gas log fireplaces! Lots of natural light and expansive decking overlooking estate! Danya Wolf MLS#347359. T575960 to 85377 360-708-8294

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