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Q & A: ASK OUR BROKER PAGE 9

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817 N AVENUE, ANACORTES Windermere Real Estate/ Anacortes Properties 3018 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221 360.293.8008 800.327.5291

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$489,000 Brilliantly remodeled from top to bottom! Located in the fashionable Old Town neighborhood with classic lines and polished details, just steps to the library and museum. A covered front porch welcomes you in; gleaming wood floors, gourmet kitchen with tile detailing and king-sized family room. Main level master and office/den. Views of the bay, marina and Mountain from the upstairs rooms and 500+ square foot unfinished guest/studio above the Detached, oversized garage; full yard landscaping, sunny & cheerful patio. MLS#397153

FEATURED ARTICLE: FINANCES: AVOID YOUR FISCAL CLIFF Having trouble dealing with debt? Don’t put it off – potential homebuyers should manage credit and debt before applying for a loan. Uncle Sam isn’t the only one who has to try to pay off his debts and avoid going off the fiscal cliff. Prospective homebuyers seeking a mortgage loan also (cont. on pg. 4)

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Sedro-Woolley Starting at $99,900 3 lots to choose from. Picnic and ponder your dream home plans. Watch the sunset over Clear Lake, listen to the geese flying overhead & enjoy all the Lake has to offer. Private setting, dead end road, easy access & convenient location.

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Mount Vernon $199,950 Extensively remodeled 3 BR/2 BA rambler. Formal living room with gas fi replace. Remodeled Rockport $189,950 kitchen with eating space/pantry. Large yard Over 350 feet on the wild and scenic Skagit w/ 2 outbuildings for addl. storage. Centrally River. 9.5 acres w/ some marketable timber. located in town. MLS#427647 2880 shop. MLS#387369

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Mount Vernon $145,000 Roomy 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home with 1782 square feet on 1+ acre. Convenient location right on edge of Mount Vernon. Deck. Outbuildings. MLS#416805

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Burlington $149,000 Over 1700 sq. ft. 3 BR/1 BA home. Value is in the land. Prime location, right in town in the Commercial Area, M-1. Near City Hall, and the Fire Department. MLS#387073

Mount Vernon $173,000 Super corner condo in newer MV 55+ condo complex. 2 lg BRs & 1 3/4 BAs w/wonderful open floor plan. Kitchen has plenty of room & opens to living room with cozy gas fireplace. Balcony off living room & master. Secure assigned covered parking. MLS#439219

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Samish Island $850,000 Samish Island home w/ 2330 sq. ft. 145 ft of waterfront-low bank w/ bulkhead. End home on dead end street-on .88 acre. Breath-taking views of Bay, Mt. Baker and B’ham. W/many updates. MLS#385906 Call Charlie, 708-1415, Jeannie, 708-9645

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Burlington $1,225,000 Vacant land in an ideal location. Easy freeway access. High traffic volume. Over 11 acres. MLS#433908 Call Wilma, 661-1631

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Avoid your Fiscal Cliff

Having trouble dealing with debt? Don’t put it off – potential homebuyers should manage credit and debt before applying for a loan By ERIK J. MARTIN CTW Features

score and history, employment history, tax returns, bank statements and debt. Those with large amounts of debt have a ncle Sam isn’t the only one who hard time getting affordable interest rates, has to try to pay off his debts and and they may struggle to find a lender avoid going off the fiscal cliff. Prospecwho is willing to give them a mortgage. tive homebuyers seeking a mortgage loan Consequently, it’s important to take also need to get their finances in order inventory of your financial status prior and better manage monies they owe to to shopping for a mortgage, says Doug creditors. Lebda, founder, chairman and CEO of When applying for a mortgage loan, Lending Tree, Charlotte, N.C. borrower candidates face more scrutiny “You’ll want to assess your debt and today than in years past. Lenders carefully prioritize payments and amounts,” Lebda assess credit-worthiness and ability to re- says. “Having maxed-out credit [cards pay the loan by looking at income, credit

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NEW RAmBLER… & Shop w/3bays on 2.26 ac.. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, appx 2196 sf. Great rm w/vaulted ceiling, skylights, fully fenced. Tankless water heater & more. $334,900. #437229 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 LAKEfRONT HOmE… situated on Reed Lake at Glen Haven. 2 BR, 1 BA home, call for details. $199,500. #393983 NORTHWEST CRAfTSmAN… 55 yrs or better. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, open floor plan, formal dining, covered patio/ outdoor frpl. $329,500. #412202 NICE 20 ACRES… fronts on access road with great mountain views. Has power & water available. $99,500. #330544 5 ACRES… located just outside city limits near the Eaglemont Golf Course. $129,900. #371195

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CLEARLAKE LIVING… lovely 3 BR, 2 BA rambler over 1600 sf home with a view in quiet neighborhood. $225,500. #366365 GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD… Rambler w/daylight bsmt, living/dining rm lots of natural light. New carpets, gas frpl & water view. 4 BR, 3 BA, Skyline area. $297,500. #422418 PRICED TO SELL!… 1056 sf, 2 BR, 2 BA mobile in 55+ park. All appliances stay, great location. $10,000. #436258 COUNTRY SETTING… nice yr round stream runs thru this 17 acre property w/3BR home & large shop. $239,500. #416160 ALGER AND OLD 99… Corner of high traffic area (Alger Tavern) rambler, lots of possibilities. Rural village. Commercial zoning! $179,000. #324553. AffORDABLE CAmPSITE… 2 acres fronting on Samish River north of Burlington. Just $19,500. #330946

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www.WindermereSkagit.com RESIDENTIAL 7524 MAPLE ST., CNC

$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

944 PARK ST., LAC

$134,950

21737 STERLING DR., SDW

VACANT LAND $299,900

537 LAKESIDE DR., SDW

Level lot on Samish Island. Possible water view. Water share available from Samish Farms Water Assoc. New updated approved septic design. Buyer to verify all information. Call Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #386155

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

445 GARDEN LN, BRL

$214,900

Gated active adult community of Farmington Square. 1336 sq. ft., offering 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Beautiful wood flooring, covered patio & wonderful landscape. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #435555

7119 TYLER PL, STANWOOD

$284,000

Beautiful 2121 sq.ft., 2 story home with 4 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Maple cabinets, tile, large master bedroom with 5 piece bath. Nicely landscaped, fully fenced back yard. Call Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082 or Karine Anderson at 421-1189. #388597

4797 G LOOP RD, BOW

$325,000

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

3416 LINDSAY LP., MV

$398,000

3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3500 sq.ft. home with all the upgrades in desirable Maddox Creek. Main floor master suite. Additional 600 sq.ft. finished bonus space. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #439215

4220 MONTGOMERY PL, MV

$459,900

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

$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

$49,900

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

Adorable 2 story home close to downtown. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths & hardwood floors. Assigned 2 car parking, club house & beautifully landscaped common areas. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #353981

1419 DIGBY PL., #107, MV

0 WILLIAM WAY, MV

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

17311 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., BIG LAKE 1600 ALPINE CREST LP.#A, MV

$329,900

Stunning NW townhome in Eaglemont. 3400 sq.ft. with 2 master suites & main floor living. Gourmet kitchen, home office, work-out room & theater room. Call Cindy Sullivan at 941-9443. #438664

6792 F & S GRADE RD., SDW

$375,000

$529,900

WATERFRONT ESTATE with 1+ acre on Big Lake. Full view of the lake, 3 RV pads with hook-ups. 3 stall dressing building. 2 decks & 2 docks. 1400+ SF with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #112580

17146 BRITT RD., MV

$625,000

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

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

19041 BEAVER MARSH RD., MV

17422 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., MV

$389,000

$689,900

$69,500

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

16457 DIKE RD., MV

$129,000

Lovely level 3.29 acres of farmland. Perfect for your new home site. Outstanding view of Mount Baker. Public water, power & a 1000 gallon septic on property. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #322893

0 PARKER WAY, MV

$182,500

Very desirable commercial lot on the corner of Parker Way & Roosevelt. This is a growing professional & business area with easy access from College Way. Call Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #27209053

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

LOT 4, DEMING WAY, BOW

$230,000

1893 farmhouse with many upgrades. Orchard, stable, fenced pasture & Skagit River waterfront. Newly remodeled baths, cork flooring, more. This nearly 2 acre property includes a 750 SF guest house. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #412718

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

$1,985,000

View Samish Bay, Padilla Bay, San Juan Islands, farmland & iridescent sunsets. 1+ acre view lot rare find in Bow-Edison area. Quick access to I-5 & Chuckanut Dr. Call Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #226523

15002 CHANNEL LN, LAC

Custom 6550 SF, 4 bedroom beach front 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

Outstanding acreage with a 1 acre plateau to build your dream home with views of Mt. Erie plus 14.21 acres. Drilled well. Also included a 1 acre parcel for your shop. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #359797

$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

9690 SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW

LOT 1 & 3, ERSHIG RD, BOW

$325,000

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www.AnacortesRealEstate.com 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

1120 17TH ST, ANA

4716 CYPRESS DR, ANA

COMMERCIAL $249,950

Updated rambler in quiet area. Spacious fenced back yard. Lg mature trees create privacy. New ext paint, new hrdwd flooring. All appliances stay. Workshop located in the garage. Cheryl Frazier 202-4798. MLS#407318

$199,950

17038 OBSTRUCTION DR, BURL

$379,000

8304 SHADOW LN., ANA

2702 COMMERCIAL AVE, ANA

$395,000

Ranch style home. Great use of space in all rms, kitchen with ample cupboards & counter space galore, the family rm extends out to a large deck and 3 1/2 acres of level yard, oversized 3 car garage. Gina Davis 708-7794. MLS#419109

6024 CURTIS CT, ANA

NW style home, open floor plan, vaulted ceiling and views. Master, office, guest bdrm, utility rm, 2 full br on the main level. Lower level has a motherin-law apt with separate entrance. Margi Houghton 202-0041. MLS#414628

Rambler at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac in Skyline, near Washington Park. Home has an excellent flow, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a formal dining room or swing room/fam room plus 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Colleen Sargent 202-2155. MLS#432112

5309 STERLING DR, ANA

834 COWICHAN PL, LC

749 TILLAMUK DR, LC

1211 C AVE, ANA

$225,000

Charming home tucked away in the trees, cozy living room w/freestanding gas fireplace, large master bedroom, new deck in fenced rear yard , 2 storage sheds & small detached music studio w/heat and attic storage. Debbie Macy 391-2422. MLS#439137

7663 BIRD DOG LN, CONCRETE

$225,000

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

1026 CHINOOK WY, CENTER ISL

$244,000

Custom-built home three decks, an open “Great Room” with propane fireplace, master with large bath, sunken tub and tiled shower, propane fireplace, private deck, built-in desk and vaulted ceilings. Sarah Jones 333-2783. MLS#191720

$259,000

Enchanting ‘tucked away’ lot with large garden area & ample parking. Upstairs main living has spacious rooms, Master Bedroom w/fireplace. NEW deck, roof & skylights! In-law or guest quarters with elevator. Jackie Stone 661-2247. MLS#438886

$259,000

Lovely home w/spacious deck & water view! Open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, light & bright. Remodeled kitchen. 2 car gar + boat/RV carport (11’ wide x 28’ deep x 11’ high). Jackie Stone 661-2247. MLS#414573

223 SKAGIT WY, LC

$269,000

1113 10TH ST, ANA

$410,000

$425,000

Old Town Charmers, construction to start within months. 4 homes will be built on this superb building site. Homes will be aprox. 1900 sq ft with master suite on the main level and 2 car garage. Gina Davis 708-7794. MLS#415001

811 SHOSHONE DR, ANA

$449,000

Waterfront home, the perfect setting for enjoying the view. Spacious LR shares a 2-sided fireplace with the DR & opens to the deck. The large family room is party perfect w/a wet bar, fireplace & French doors to the deck. Cynthia Aanestad 610-0120. MLS#372481

Fabulous water views! Beautiful hm w/main level living, vaulted wood ceiling, many windows for light & view & Mstr w/jetted tub. Dwnstrs, family rm , 2 more bdrms & work shop. Jackie Stone 661-2247. MLS#387725

2609 CREEKSIDE LN, ANA

$325,000

1820 COMMERCIAL AVE, ANA

$399,000

Outstanding visibility on Commercial Ave, the main street in Anacortes, corner of 19th. 4672 square feet including 2 bedroom apartment upstairs. Building is currently rented and tenant would like to stay. Jackie Stone 661-2247. MLS#168437

1104 29TH ST, ANA

$1,399,000

Professionally managed apartments across the street from Storvik Park, great setting, great rental history and low maintenance. Most tenants on year leases, low vacancy, great income. Nate Scott 708-2354. MLS#120692

111223 JOSH GREEN LN, MV

$2,800,000

Rural Marine Industrial Property with Barge Dock 12.91 acres just north of Twin Bridges Marina. 8.5 acres of uplands currently used as gravel sales and storage. Great investment property. John Prosser 202-3891

MOORAGE SLIPS $55,000

30-ft uncovered moorage slip that allows for 6-ft overhang for a total length of boat and appurtenances of 36 feet. Beam width is up to 11’8”. Slip D-29, Electricity & water available. Colleen Sargent 202-2155 MLS#431991

$314,500

Lg home w/daylight bsmnt, 9000 sq ft corner lot, shop space. 4 bdrms, 3 bths, lg kitchen, dining area, large LR w/picture windows & a view, fam rm, storage, 2 fp & so much more! Gina Davis 708-7794. MLS#412002

$359,000

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

2403 SKYLINE WY, ANA

Enjoy ease of living, just move in to this well maintained home, wide inviting entry, soaring ceiling, skylights, fireplace, & ample windows to Mt Baker & water view. Jackie Stone 661-2247. MLS#413666

1117 B AVE, ANA

$295,000

Great Location for Office/Retail with apartment upstairs to either lease out or live where you work. 1300 square feet of space on the lower and upper level. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. John Prosser 202-3891. MLS#420640

Two bedrooms 1 and 1/2 bths on the main floor and another mostly finished bedroom up there is plenty of space inside. A spacious kitchen and 9 ft. ceilings add to the appeal of this home. Walk to shops, stores, etc. Paul Weisz 391-7281. MLS#424545

$222,500

1814 COMMERCIAL AVE, ANA

Wonderful large home sits on 1+ acre on ridge overlooking the valley. Main level living with deck to enjoy the views. Well cared for, updated kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a lower level family room. Debbie Macy 391-2422. MLS#388087

2400 SKYLINE WY, ANA

$129,000

Condo boat slip will accommodate up to 50 foot boat. Slip has 44 foot dock with 6 foot overhang and is approximately 16 feet wide with water & power. Judy Moore 770-3515. MLS#325490

703 W AVE, ANA

$524,500

Enjoy the view of sailboats from this picturesque Cap Sante cottage. Completely updated home retains all the authentic finishes of the 1905 original. 3 bedrooms plus an inspiring studio. Colleen Craig 770-9638. MLS#439261

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$259,000

Exceptional condo moorage in Skyline for up to 70 foot boat. Slip is 60 feet long with 10 foot overhang and is 28 feet wide! Wind assist side, single berth, bow in starboard side tie. Wide open approach. Joan Handelmann 202-4800 MLS#386548

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Potential homebuyers should check their credit reports – available from each of the three nationwide credit-reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – for no charge every 12 months at AnnualCreditReport.com. If there are inaccuracies or errors, contact the creditreporting agency and the information provider; the Federal Trade Commission

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ford before hunting for a mortgage. “Make a budget and live by that budget. Get everybody in your family on board and be committed to working together for what could be a long process. It could even take a few years [to get out of debt],” says Rodney Powell, broker, Powell Real Estate, Tomball, Texas. “Start paying off bills, and don’t buy any new stuff or take vacations.” It might sound too simple to be true, but the key to debt reduction is simply not spending more than you have. Credit cards make it too easy to break this rule, so Lebda says, “Consider reducing or discontinuing the use of your credit cards until you can comfortably manage a zero to low card balance.” Lastly, remember that you’ll need cash available for a down payment. A minimum of 20 percent of the cost of the home is usually required, so make sure to set aside some money in your rush to pay down debts.

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204 W State St, Sedro-Woolley Affordable commercial property for business in high traffic area. Possible businesses: massage, chiropractic, medical clinic, law office, CPA office, or salon. Good location for retail business also. Building remodeled and in good condition. Good parking, circular driveway for easy traffic flow, plus handicap access. Motivated seller, bring offers. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS #428048 $135,000

3610 Mohawk Ct., Mount Vernon Amazing views to west & north. Nice home on quiet dead end street. 4 BD, 2 full BA, large lot w/ fruit & nut trees, ample yard space. Kitchen has oak cabinets, open floor plan to dining & living room, huge rec room downstairs with slider to backyard. Access deck from master or living room. Master w/ separate shower, soaking tub & double sinks. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS #396629 $299,500

41610 Cape Horn Dr, Concrete Move-in ready, summer/year-round living. The best spots for eagle/wildlife watching on other side of river from back porch that has connecting cat-walk around to front porch. Nice living rm. & kitchen/ dining rm. combo, carpet upstairs BD. 2 add’l salable parcels P62911 & 62912 w/ water connections and potential to build, or good for RV use. Park & boat launch nearby. Call Jim Nicholas 360-708-9379 MLS #353742 $112,000

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

2210 Jacqueline Place, Mount Vernon Great 1 level floor plan. Dramatic stone fireplace greets you as you enter. 4 BD, 1 3/4 BA. Mount Vernon Hill. Level lot w/ huge paved driveway w/ room for RV's, cars & toys! Large patio, mature landscaping, 2 car garage, gas heat; all on huge 1/3 acre lot! New carpet throughout. Don't miss seeing this one! Sold "AS IS." Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS #435902 $195,000

1050 Sinclair Way, Burlington Charming home in wonderful 55 & better community of The Cedars. Floor plan open & welcoming. 2 large BD, each w/its own BA. Garage + 2 parking spaces & RV parking. Homeowner Dues include Cable TV, use of Clubhouse, structure insurance, Building Maint. and lawn & yard care. Exterior re-painted in 2012. Enjoy home & life to the fullest. Call Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS #287212 $125,995

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QUESTION: You write about the advantages of prepaying fixed-rate mortgages but not the benefits of paying ahead with adjustable rate mortgages. I have prepaid my ARM over time and now enjoy far lower monthly costs because of less principal and lower rates. Why not encourage more people to take this approach?

ANSWER: You raise an important point. ARMs can be attractive for some borrowers, and prepaying such loans can be advantageous. You understand and have taken advantage of ARMs, as rates have largely declined over time. You have also prepaid your loan, which is

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1, 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts 2 x 1 ½ Town homes Covered Parking Complete Appliance Pkgs Sport Courts / Playgrounds Pet Friendly Call Today! 360-856-4803 1 BDRM MV APT., quiet, W/S/G/recycle & basic cable pd. Covered parking and storage room including laundry on-site. No smoking/ pets. 360-708-1721 Cute downtown studios, on bus line. Great MV location $500-$550. ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE IN SPECIAL! 360-941-6986 Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 Norris Place 757-3060 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. W/S/G pd. Great location, some restriction apply. Call or stop in today. Move in special! 2 bdrm 1 ½ ba, Burl., W/D hookup, W/S/G pd., no pets. $777/mo. 360-757-2923

1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. Piazza Realty Property Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT (7368) www.prpmrentals.com 3 Bdrm in S-W, fenced yard, garage, $890 mo. 1St, last & $500 damage dep. No smoke/pets. 360-856-1757 3 Bdrm, across from W. MV park, near store, $865. Also 2 Bdrm, $845. 661-0973 Burl. M/L studio, $625 incl. all utilities. 1st, last & damage. W/D, in quiet, secure area, 360-757-9608 MV Clear Lake area, 4 bdrm, 1 ba, view $1200+dep & credit ck. 360-856-5555

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S.W. duplex, 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba, garage, fireplace, W/D. No smoke/pets, $900/mo. 360708-0316 or 360-856-4172. Sedro-Woolley duplex, 2 Bdrm, 1 Ba, $750/mo., nice neighborhood. 425-765-3523

MV, 1010 S. 16th St., 2 bdrm, 1 ba, near hospital, woodstove, attached garage, W/D, patio, yard, ground floor. $775/mo. $500/dep. 360424-6974

OPEN HOUSE SUN., JAN. 27, 1-3PM Nice ocean view and a great convenient Old Town Anacortes location. 3+ bdrms, attached garage, a great price for all this! $239,000 1519 6th Street, Anacortes Jacki Mayo 608-558-6778 JackiMayo@CBBain.com COLDWELL BANKER BAIN

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

3 bdrm home with hardwood floors, open floor plan, spacious kitchen, newer laminate and a gas fireplace. Home has a partially finished addition for more bedrooms or finish as second living space. New deck, roof, fully fenced spacious yard. Ron Van Pelt Re/Max Territory 360-333-1045 360-755-9494 vanpelt@cnw.com

RENT-TO-OWN this BRAND NEW certified built green 3 bedrooms 2 bath home in Sedro-Woolley. Enjoy lower utility bills and a small easily maintained landscape. Some of the many green built features include easy to clean ceramic tile and cork flooring, low flow dual flush toilets and a high efficiency natural gas furnace. For more information visit our website at skagitsolutions.com

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23682 PACIFIC HWY, MOUNT VERNON $499,000

23191 STATE ROUTE 9, MOUNT VERNON $489,900

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 Danya Wolf lots of parking. MLS#440278. 360-708-8294 T156296 to 85377 Seller’s Agent

Mechanics Dream! Features a 36x70 Shop; designed and built by retired auto body shop owner, includes a bathroom with shower and a washer/dryer! Has covered RV parking with power and dump station. Unique, custom built 1568 sq. ft. home with bonus 1260 sq. ft. unfinished basement /garage. Large deck looks out over 3.17 acres offering beautiful sunset views! Danya Wolf Sandy Everett MLS#426584. 360-708-8294 360-202-3706 T88679 to 85377 Seller’s Agent Buyer’s Agent

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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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Fantastic Opportunity! New recorded plat of 30 lots on South 18th Street (just north of Jefferson Elementary School). Two duplex lots in plat available at only $75,000 each! Limited purchase of 1 to 3 lots per buyer, at this time! Older, established home also available for purchase.

FOR BUYERS & SELLERS! WHO QUALIFIES AS A HERO?

Our initial heroes have been firefighters & public safety officers. However, there are many Heroes in our communities: health care professionals, military personnel, educators &, educational support staff, youth workers, pastors & more. Tell us about what you do for your community. When you are buying or selling a home, let us say “Thank You” for all you do! Call us for details!

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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! Price with 2 additional acres only $420,000! Danya Wolf MLS#347359. T575960 to 85377 360-708-8294

This is it! Last Available building lot (#25) in a desired area. Great 20’x40’ shop on site. Level lot is just shy of an acre with beautiful, mature trees. Community water system. MLS#419801. T860054 to 85377

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