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ENJOY SUMMER ON A NEW FRONT PORCH PAGE 4

TOP OF THE CLASS PAGE 6

SELLING: HOME SHOWING SANITY CHECK PAGE 9

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Elegant Craftsman style home overlooking Big Lake on 1+ acre. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. 3400+ square feet. Oak flooring with cherry accents. Soaring vaulted entry. RE/MAX Territory NW 320 S. Burlington Blvd. 2 gas fireplaces. 3 car attached garage. Gorgeous master suite with Burlington, WA jetted tub. Flagstone patio and deck. Every extra feature you could ever 360-755-9494 www.NorthwestMoves.com want! Take a virtual tour online at www.NorthwestMoves.com and then call for appointment to see. You won’t be disappointed!

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FEATURED ARTICLE: TOP OF THE CLASS. What makes some homes sell quickly? Often, it’s not the amenities of the home itself; it’s the school district in which the property stands. “Some families look for a school as much as for a home,” says David Kennedy, owner of Exclusive Buyers Realty, San Antonio. (cont. on pg. 6)

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TABLE of CONTENTS Enjoy Summer on a New Front Porch

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Top of the Class

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Selling: Home Showing Sanity Check

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Classifieds

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Immaculate home in Valley View Estates. Updated roof, siding, paint and carpet. Great floor plan w/ lots of sunshine, mountain view. Fenced yard with arbors. Excellent move-in condition. MLS #352318 Call Elizabeth, 708-8800

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Affordable 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Glenhaven. Approx. 1650 sq ft, nice floor plan, large yard. Attached 2 car garage plus lots of flat parking. MLS #370953 Call Ivana, 770-3550

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Very quiet street. Quality custom home features open floor plan w/jetted tub and shower. All high end stainless kitchen appliances. Low maintenance landscaped yard and private patio. MLS #357745 Call Wilma, 661-1631

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$142,300

Affordable 2 bedroom. 1.75 bath. 1199 sq. ft. New hardwood flooring and kitchen countertops. Large corner lot with mature landscaping. Lots of extra storage. MLS #260435 Call Pete, 708-6500

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Welcome to the pristine community of Park Crest. Presenting this elegantly dressed, truly cared for residence, offering spectacular living indoors & out. One-of-a-kind design with attached 1 bedroom/1.5 bath MIL with own entry & garage. Warm, inviting, spacious main home, providing formal living & dining with trey ceilings. Wonderful kitchen & informal dining open to great room with cozy fireplace. Beautiful custom main floor master with 4 piece bath, walk-in & private deck. All this surrounded by gorgeous grounds just meant for entertaining! Call Elizabeth Miller at (360) 420-3607. #363599

Gorgeous Mt. Baker, Cultus Mountain & Big Lake VIEWS! Over 5 acres with 2 HOMES on separate parcels! Lovingly cared for, solid 3 bedroom custom turn-of-the century craftsman perched on 4.18 acres; offers beautiful wood details, updated kitchen & tons of original built-ins. Bring the animals! Great pasture, barn, workshops & storage building. Adjoining property offers a very nice manufactured home; providing over 1800 sq. ft. of open living space, 3 bedrooms/2 baths & offers an oversized detached heated 2car garage/shop, plus additional workshop. Call Elizabeth Miller at (360) 420-3607. #374149

Stunning, private, level 5 acre setting, surrounded by towering evergreens. Very spacious residence offers great entertainment space with formal dining & living with wall length brick fireplace. Gathering type kitchen with cook island & breakfast bar; offers tons of storage, pantry & opens to a fantastic great-room & sun room encircled by a wall of windows to enjoy the natural landscape. Massive master! HUGE SHOP with RV bay & 2 additional covered parking areas. Bring the animals & all the toys. Nice wood storage shed too! Call Elizabeth Miller at (360) 420-3607. #367798

BEAUTIFUL Rolling Ridge Estates, one of the valley’s premier neighborhoods. Peacefully perched on .37 acre, discover this meticulously maintained residence; custom built to perfection & designed for entertaining. Ultra spacious living room with centerpiece fireplace & room to accommodate the largest of gatherings. Generous kitchen opens to dining/great room, & features a fantastic wet bar & tranquil sun room. Main floor master, 2 guest rooms +office/den. Blossoming mature landscape & private backyard. Call Elizabeth Miller at (360) 420-3607. #366212

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Enjoy Summer on a New Front Porch By Charles W. Crider, Executive Officer Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association (SICBA)

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utdoor living spaces are one of the most popular design trends of the past few years in both new home construction and remodeling, and it’s a trend that looks like it’s going to be around for many years to come. Judges for the 2012 Best in American Living Awards, an annual National Association of Home Builders competition, noted outdoor spaces as an essential design trend that has expanded to homes nationwide and is at the top of many home buyer and renters’ must-have lists. Whether you’re remodeling to make your home better-suited to your family’s current lifestyle or to spruce it up to be more attractive to potential buyers, adding a front porch can be a great option. Here are some considerations you should think about when planning your new front porch, whether you plan to construct it yourself or hire an experienced contractor:

Size

The porch is an accessory, so it shouldn’t overwhelm the main structure of the house. It should, however, be large enough to look like part of your home instead of an afterthought. Think about what you want to use your porch for. If you envision dining al fresco with your family during the warm weather months, you’ll want a porch that’s at least eight to 10 feet deep to accommodate a good-sized table and chairs. Six feet or so should be sufficient if you just want to place a loveseat or a couple of chairs outside.

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If your home has the flexibility, what side of your home your porch is on can also be an important factor. A south-facing porch will take advantage of the sun’s heat, but could also get uncomfortable during the summer in hot climates. If the idea of cocktails at sunset is appealing, place your porch facing west. Early risers may want maximum light to read the paper and sip coffee with eastern exposure. Don’t forget about accessing the porch from the home, and what design impact that may have on the interior rooms. For example, you may want to install French or sliding glass doors from the living room or kitchen create an entrance to the porch.

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In order to ensure aesthetic continuity, try to use the same materials to build your porch as are used in the home, especially the exterior surfaces. This includes coordinating millwork and other design motifs so that your new porch integrates smoothly with the rest of your home.

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Consider installing screens if you live in an insect-friendly area, or glass windows so you can extend the days of the year you can use the porch in cooler climates. If you plan to use the porch during the night hours, make sure you install either sufficient lighting or outlets for lamps. A ceiling fan is a good idea to make the space more comfortable in warm temperatures. Before you know it, you and your family can begin to relax and enjoy the summer season from the comfort of your new porch—or have an attractive feature to offer to would-be buyers.

Percentage of home purchases in 2011 by first-time buyers, down from a record-high 51 percent in 2010 (driven in part by the first-time homebuyer tax credit).

For more information on home additions or to find a home builder or remodeler in Skagit or Island Counties, contact The Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association at (360) 757-6916 or visit our website at www.sicba.org.

Source: National Association of Realtors 2011 Profile of Buyers and Sellers

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Top of the Class For some, ‘location, location, location’ means ‘schools, schools, schools.’ Here’s how school districts play into the purchase process By MARILYN KENNEDY MELIA CTW Features

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hat makes some homes sell quickly? Often, it’s not the amenities of the home itself; it’s the school district in which the property stands. "Some families look for a school as much as for a home,” says David Kennedy, owner of Exclusive Buyers Realty, San Antonio. Given that demand for homes in some districts is strong, it’s no surprise that home values and schools’ reputations are linked. Michael Sklarz, president of Collateral Analytics, a Honolulu firm, conducted an analysis about two years ago that found “there is a good correlation with how home prices fare and school test scores.” Sklarz analyzed school test scores and prices of homes around the country and found that top-performing schools push home

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1050 Sinclair Wy, Burlington Charming home in 55 & better community of The Cedars in Burlington. Open floor plan. 2 bdrms, ea w/ba. Gar + 2 pkg sp & RV pkg. Homeowner dues incl cable tv, clubhouse, ext bldg ins, bldg maint, lawn & yard care. Come enjoy life to the fullest. Laura Bird 360-630-9692 MLS#: 287212 $133,900

5393 Ty-Tess Lane, Bow Beautiful home, large shop & acreage with sunset views over Samish Bay.Custom built with rock gas fireplace, sun room, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, lg. windows on the west side & nice patio. Master has a lg. bathroom with glass block walk-in shower/jetted tub & walk-in closet. Shop is 4600 sq. ft., has a loft & an office or could be extra living space with a ¾ bath & gas fireplace. Wired in generator. Also included in this price are two one acre approved building sites,P48695 & P122127. Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS#: 354054 $795,000

23357 Oakland Lane, Mount Vernon Beautiful 2812 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath 1997 dream home, granite counter tops, 10 ft ceilings & a view of Big Lake, mountains & July 4th fireworks. 900 sq. ft. of storage space. Wet bar & sound sys. 2 washer/dryer sets up & downstairs. Viewing deck with gas BBQ. 60 ft waterfront floating dock & covered hydraulic boat lift. Power boat could be yours with negotiation. 6 covered parking spaces & RV pad. Jim Nicholas 360-708-9379 MLS#: 350417 $649,700

2420 E Meadow Blvd, Mount Vernon Rambler in quiet Mount Vernon neighborhood, 3/4 bath located off master bedroom. Large yard, community has playground, sport court, walking trails and secure RV/boat parking available. Josh Hart (360) 982-3083 MLS#: 366282 $149,950

1110 N Bel Air Dr, Mount Vernon Beautiful home w/lg fenced backyard & nice deck. Master bdrm on main floor. Rec rm upstairs could be master or bdrm + playroom. 3 bath,3 bed plus den.Nice kitchen & dining rm w/sliding glass doors off dining area. Cedar siding, new roof in 2008, close to walking trail. Great location in friendly block watch neighborhood. Covered front porch. Recently appraised for $230,000. Not a short sale! Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS#: 350206 $215,000

1126 Railroad Ave, Mount Vernon Nice one level home in downtown neighborhood. Covered porch leads to nice open living room, kitchen area. Recently updated kitchen with new appliances. Foundation has also been updated. Extra room/space can be used as office or possible 3rd bedroom. Large fenced backyard with alley access. Mike Whitney 360-421-4310 MLS#: 326298 $89,000

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1344 SF Home on a Sunny Corner ~ Anacortes Well built home, views of Guemes Channel. Vaulted living/ kitchen/dining, gas range, vinyl clad wood windows, huge rear deck. View master, + large end bedroom and full bath. Radiant heat, finished garage. $224,000 MLS#347396 Curt Oppel 360.202.0121

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D’Liteful Rambler ~ Shelter Bay

Vaulted ceilings, skylights for a light & bright atmosphere. 2 bed, 1.75 ba in over 1600 SF. Rich Berber carpet accompanies a nice open plan. Free standing stove, easy care landscaping & abundant patio space. $209,000 MLS#353223 Allen Workman 360.770.4948

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prices up. These home values have been more resistant to big drops during economic downturns. But, Sklarz and other experts stress that the school/real estate link is more complex than it appears. “There is a question as to which drives what,” Sklarz says. “These areas [with high-performing schools] tend to be wealthier, and the homeowners there were more insulated from the subprime mortgage debacle that drove prices down.” Bryan Hassel, co-director of Public Impact, an education non-profit, adds another caveat: Dazzling school scores don’t necessarily dictate that it’s the best place for your child. Here, a quick study guide on the intersection of real estate and education for buyers, sellers and parents:

www.WindermereSkagit.com Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley 1030 East College Way • Mount Vernon (360) 424-4901 • 1-800-849-7939 3201 EASTWIND, MV $149,500 Well maintained home with 3 bedrooms & 1.75 baths. Gas heat, water, range & dryer. 1500+ sq.ft. Lovely covered patio & large 2 car detached 22x36 garage/shop with 220 wiring & gas heat. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #345661 314 E. FULTON ST., MV $166,000 Classic beauty with a nice front porch. High ceilings & old fashioned built-ins make this home a charming find for the right person. 3 bedrooms, one has built-in trundle bed. The utility is full of cabinets. One car garage. Call Robin Luif at 420-2026. #351648

1500 E. HAZEL AVE., BRL $289,900 Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2427 SF home on nearly a 1/3 acre lot. Shop, fenced back yard, RV parking, garden space & all nicely landscaped. More photos and info. at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #373092

Buying Season and the School Calendar “I tell sellers that you need to get your home under contract by the end of July; that is the window of opportunity,” says Cheryl Bare of Century 21 Comstock Earnest, Waldorf, Md. Families like to be settled by August, ready for school, she says. Schools and Value-Conscious Buyers Top-rated schools boost property values more often in affluent suburban and urban neighborhoods, Sklarz says.

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LIKE BRAND NEW… totally redone Burlington Rambler, 4 Br, 2 Ba, 1760+sf. Detached 2 car garage w/ work shop. $259,950. #360805 MOUNT BAKER VIEW… from this wonderful full acre bldg. site. Public water & perk approved. $149,500. #235491 NEW PRICE… cozy one level, good sized backyard, garden space. Updated, windows, 3 Br, 1.5 Ba. $138,950. #277024 LOCATION, LOCATION… gorgeous 5 ac parcel on Bayview Ridge. Private neighborhood, established homes. Bld your dream home. $290,000. #365628 LOVELY VIEWS… of Lake, Skagit Valley & Olympic Mtns from wonderful one acre building lot .Public water & electricity. $185,000. #264683 UNDER CONSTRUCTION… classy 2138sf Rambler being built by Legacy Homebuilders in quiet MV setting. $329,500. #366617

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VERY NICE ONE LEVEL… condo over 1600 sf, like new. Lg master, walk-in closet, full Ba. Good size bonus room w/vaulted ceilings, covered deck. $159,950. #361126 GREAT… business location in Brl. Bldg only 4 yrs old,includes 2 Br apt. $375,000. #286418 INDUSTRIAL ZONED PROPERTY… on South side of Hwy 20. 1+acre site listed at assessed value. $90,500. #322642 CONTRACTOR WANTED… good sized Sedro-Woolley city limits bldg lot. All utilities in, backs up to green belt, close to golf course,possible owner terms. $45,000. #371558 5 ACRES… located just outside city limits near the Eaglemont Golf Course. Great buy! $129,900. #371195 BURLINGTON BUILDING LOT… convenient location nice neighborhood, close to all services. $59,500. #328176 MT. VERNON CONDO… nice floor unit on 11th St. Close to Hospital, $79,900. #200244

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3319 E. SECTION ST., MV $284,990 Charming front porch & a great floor plan that includes a master suite on the main floor plus a big bonus room upstairs & 3 more ample bedrooms. Nice sunny location! Call Robin Luif 420-2026. #271177

16792 STATE ROUTE 536, MV $189,900 Lovely remodeled 1 story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, built-in cabinets, pine floors, ceiling fans & gas fireplace. Plus large deck, raised beds, garden shed & 2 car detached garage. All in the country with Mt. Baker view. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #372960

21737 STERLING DR., SDW $327,900 1-level home on 1 acre, 4 bedrooms, den, 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

3703 TRUMPETER CT., MV $198,500 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home located on quiet cul-de-sac with fenced back yard & southern exposure. All kitchen appliances stay plus washer/dryer. Call Jim Koetje at 202-2500. #359317 1110 3RD ST., SDW $199,900 Lovely 2 story home with 2350 sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths & den, large master & living room. Home with character, 4728 STATE ROUTE 9,SDW $349,900 upgrades of Brazilian Cherry floors, light fixtures & front door. Lovely park-like setting, 1 story home, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Charming separate mother-in-law studio. Call Alice Hanson at large 2 car garage. Plus 3 bay machine shed, 24x30 shop both 770-8791. #273557 with power. Covered RV parking, small barn, greenhouse, stor1415 MALLARD VIEW DR., MV $200,000 age sheds & more. All on 5.95 level acres with evergreens & Gorgeous unobstructed territorial & westerly views from ample lawn. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #369264 this Maddox Creek condo. Superior style with vaulted ceil22578 S.R. 534, CONWAY $399,000 ings, skylight & den. Slate surround gas fireplace & spacious One of a kind home on 6.2 acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus kitchen. Call Karen Beckner at 840-9455. #360891 large home office. House sits back from Hwy for privacy. 2 car 1501 MEADOW LARK LN, MV $219,950 garage. 18X36 in-ground swimming pool. Call Traci Gilbertson Classic rambler on spacious, private lot! Slate entry & big at 333-3479. #213565 picture windows from the living room take in the patio & 1045 BLACKBERRY LN., CAMANO ISLAND $749,000 backyard. Fireplaces in family & living rooms. Call Robin Luif at 2430 SF waterfront home. Large lot located at dead end with 420-2026. #229760 outstanding views of the Olympics, Mt. Baker & Sunsets. 70’ of 61 ALGER CCC RD, SDW $239,900 waterfront. New metal roof, trex decking. Call Traci Gilbertson Fabulous 2005 manufactured home on 5 acres. Large 2 car at 333-3479. #164059 garage/shop & greenhouse. Great place to enjoy peace & quiet 12485 PERSONS RD., BOW $924,000 & watch wildlife. Call Tasha Zahlis at 391-5075. #138104 Bow property with expansive views of Padilla Bay & islands. 18653 BLACKBERRY LN, MV $239,900 2007 NW Craftsman custom-built home features superior Enjoy beautiful views of Big Lake from a private covered deck design & attention to detail. Cedar exterior, walnut flooring, or from the picture windows that surround this gorgeous in-floor heating & more. Area pastured for animals plus 1760 sq.ft. home. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Fully forested acreage. Separate MIL apartment. Call Jim Glackin at finished lower level. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #275165 428-2828. #359150

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“But some outlying suburbs with good test scores have seen big A Personal Selection price drops for whatever reasons and now could be an opportunity Schools with the top scores may not be right for your child. Visit for investors,” he adds. a school first, observing things like how the teachers interact with Indeed, anyone wanting to see prices steady or rise should the students, and what programs are available, Hassel suggests. consider schools, Sklarz says. Lori Collins Burgan, author of “Moving With Kids” (Harvard Why Agents Tread Carefully Common Press, 2007), agrees: “During one of our moves, my If schools are important, buyers may wonder, “Why isn’t my real husband and I were within hours of making an offer on a ‘dream’ estate agent talking about them?” house when we visited the school. When the school didn’t feel like For one thing, explains Walter Molony, spokesman for the the right fit for our children, we had to begin our housing search National Association of Realtors, it may be illegal for agents to offer opinions. “Regulations vary by state,” he says, “but discussing the over.” Since the top-scoring schools also correlate with high home ethnic makeup of a school would appear to violate fair housing prices, families with a limited budget could strategize to look laws.” To not run afoul of any law, many agents say they refer their for a school in an area with more affordable homes, says David clients to the many websites reporting school data. Even when Brasington, associate professor of economics at the University touting a school in a listing, Mary Ann Hebert, president-elect of of Cincinnati. His research shows that other factors, like parental the Connecticut Association of Realtors, says she uses verbiage like “award-winning school,” and then links the listing to the school education levels and involvement, are also important to a child’s education. He points out that some desirable schools may be in district’s own site, where viewers can see test scores and other information. less expensive areas, too.

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Doherty Realtors, Andover, Mass., suggests the following five tips for a successful showing: ◆ Remove the clutter and depersonalize your residence. Put away any collections or trinkets that can be distracting and make your home feel less spacious. A minimal look gives buyers a chance to use their own imagination. ◆ Evaluate the layout of your space and the furniture you’re Home Showing Sanity Check using. If a couch or table is too big, for example, it will make the Manage expectations, be flexible and keep your room feel smaller. ◆ Assess your home’s color and style carefully. A fresh coat of eye on the prize for successful home showings neutral-colored paint will make a living space appear newer, brighter and bigger. By Erik J. Martin ◆ Remember that every space matters. Don’t store an overflow CTW Features of belongings in the basement or cram stuff into your closet, as buyers will look there, too. ◆ Don’t be afraid to seek help. Home staging experts will know where to rent the ideal furniture, what needs to be placed in storage and how to see past personal taste to exhibit your space properly to buyers. “The goal of a home showing is to have the potential buyer envision him or herself living there, not the current owner. It’s about the potential use of space, not the current use of space,” Patenaude says. Being flexible with your schedule is also important. “Many buyers like to look at property during weekday business hours. Thus, if a seller can accommodate such showings, they will have more showings and greater success in selling,” Foley says. During the actual showing, be prepared to make yourself and your family scarce. hile buyers are advised to get their “financial house in “Home sellers should not be in the house for at least two hours order” to apply for a loan, sellers may find it just as difficult during the showing,” Patenaude says. “And prior to the showing, to get their physical house in order and ready for home make sure to get rid of pets and any evidence of pets.” showings. To avoid getting overwhelmed, prioritize the necessary After the prospective buyer leaves, gauge their feedback from steps and keep matters in proper perspective, the experts suggest. your agent, but adopt a thick skin and business-first attitude First, understand that the key to a successful home showing without getting emotional. today is to ensure that the property meets the expectations of “Not everyone will love your home, so don’t take it personal buyers who are better educated and more prepared than ever and don’t put yourself in a position of being disappointed,” says before – thanks to the power of the Internet. Don Todorich, agent with West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Illustrated “The Internet provides buyers the opportunity to see the Properties. property in detail, particularly with listings that include a video To further reduce showing-related pressure, set reasonable tour,” says Robert Foley, owner and broker, Flat Fee Real Estate, expectations. Burlington, Vt. “For instance, if the [online] photos show a well“Sellers need to understand the ultimate objective and maintained home, but when the buyer arrives it is in shambles, the remember why they are putting themselves in what can be a buyer will be disappointed because the property did not coincide somewhat stressful and disruptive situation. For most sellers, the with their expectations.” process will last less than six months, and for most, their home Additionally, realize that the effort you expend should yield represents their most valuable asset,” Foley says. “When you equivalent results. In other words, be prepared to work hard to think about it in those terms, it is short-term stress relative to create a home that is neat, clean and well-lit to make a strong the importance of the asset to the seller. Knowing what to expect impact on potential buyers. about the process can help reduce stress.” Peggy Patenaude, real estate agent at Prudential Howe and

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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 and 2 bdrm apts. 2 bdrm townhouses. W/S/G pd. No dogs. Call for details, 360-856-6652 1 bdrm, safe & quiet MV, 1 level, near hosp. Seniors welcome. 16th St. & Skagit. $685 W/S/G pd. 360-652-6560 1+ BDRM, Townhouse style, 3/4 bath, $650 + $500 dep. Utils. incl. no pets/smoke. Sedro-Woolley 360-391-1046 1ST MO. FREE! 1, 2 & 3 bdrm, MV, near college, onsite laundry, reserved parking. W/S/G pd. Qualify today! Move in tomorrow! 428-3887 Anacortes, 1 bdrm apt, $525/mo., 1st, last & dep. No smoke/pets. 360-202-3407 BRAND NEW 3 bdrm townhomes. MV close to college, attached 1 car garage, D/W, W/D hookups, no smoke. $861/mo. W/S/G pd. Affordable housing, Income qualifications req'd. 360-424-3596. Cute downtown studios, on bus line. Great MV location $450-$600. ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE IN SPECIAL! 360-941-6986 Lrg. MV Hill, 2 bdrm, 1.5 ba., D/W, W/D, garage, no smoke/pets, $500 damage. $795/mo. 360-708-7752 NO HIDDEN FEES! Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 Norris Place 757-3060 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. Affordable. Section 8 okay. STANWOOD 2 bdrm, view, garage incl., $800/mo. + utils. 360-941-1081 SW 2 bdrm, 1 ba., $700 + dep. W/S/G/basic cable incl. 360-856-1577; 360-391-6365

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1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. ANACORTES Quiet 2 bdrm Piazza Realty Property condo, 1 ba, fireplace, upper Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT (7368) www.prpmrentals.com unit, decks front & back, very nice, $950. W/S/G pd. Walk 1 bdrm S.W. secluded cot- to town, hospital, markets, tage on acreage. $650. 360- marinas, 1615 17th & M. No 420-2277 pets/smoke. 360-293-1252 2+ Bdrm, Sedro-Woolley, yard, garage, $795/mo., no smoke/pets. 360-856-4225 3 bdrm, S.W., rec room, 13 acres, Rent/Lease option, will 2 bdrm, 1 ba, nice quiet So. discuss terms. 360-854-0983 MV area, W/S/G pd. Single Burl. M/L studio, $625 incl. car garage. W&D incl. No all utilities. W/D, in quiet, se- smoke/pets. $25 credit/ref. fee. $750/mo + sec. dep. cure area, 360-757-9608 360-629-0430 RENTALS AVAILABLE 2 bdrm, SW, 5 Energy EffiCall Chris (360)391-3268 cient applcs., prime location. www.previewskagit.com/ No smoke/pets. $745. 360RENTALS 840-5728 Houses & Apartments. Country 2 bdrm, nice area. See our listings at $725 + dep. 360-466-1448 or www.skagitrentals.com 360-610-0978 (cell) Remax Property Mgmt. 823 N. 4th, Mount Vernon 360-424-3198 SW 2 BDRM, 1 BATH + BONUS RM applcs incl. S/G incl., W/D hook-up, deck, fenced yard. $875/mo, w/$50 off for lawn care. 1st, last + $600 dep. No Pets/smoke. Open House, 6/30, 10am4pm. Accepting Apps & for Credit check 360-873-4210

Downtown apts., Mount Vernon. Room for rent. All utils. paid. Shared kitchen, TV, living room, bathroom, laundry. Men only. No pets. $375 + dep. 360-770-9449.

Big Lake waterview RV space. $300. (206) 778-8147 2 bdrm, 1 ½ ba, Burl., back patio, covered parking, storage, W/D, W/S/G pd. $800. 360-708-1721 ANACORTES Beautiful townhouse, ground level, lots of amenities, 2 master bdrms, ½ ba, laundry with W&D, small fenced side yard, yard maintenance front & back, pantry off of single car garage with opener. Large kitchen with beautiful cabinets, dining area with bar, beautiful marble gas fireplace, 1600 sq. ft. In town, walk to Marinas, Starbucks, hospital, markets. No pets/smoke. 1 yr lease. $1350/mo. 1211 16th St. 360293-1252

Big Lake RV Resort: $400/ mo/& up. W/S pd. Boat launch, dock. 422-6206

Industrial shop/warehouse, former auto body shop for lease. 2,700 sq. ft. with 10' doors, gas heat, bathroom, good lighting, paved parking. Great deal at $1,500 per mo. Anacortes area. Call 425239-1020 or 360-755-3179.

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Park Village 55+ park, 2 bdrm, 2 ba, corner lot, 2 sheds, 1,536 sq. ft. $22,500. Call Mick 360224-5250

46399 E. MAIN STREET, CONCRETE - $199,500.

OPEN HOUSE Sat., June 29, 12:00 - 2:00 Historical vintage home. Approx. 3160 sq. ft., 5 bdrms, formal dining & living rooms, detailed craftsmanship w/ high open beamed ceilings & beautiful moldings. New furnace, roof approx. 10 yrs. old, gas frplc & free standing gas stove along w/ hot water radiant heating, updated windows & full unfinished basement. Enjoy the mtn, river & territorial views. 2 detached garages. Call Linda Eastman at (360)202-4075. #280977 Windermere Real Estate

OPEN HOUSE Sat. June 30th 1-3 421 S. 9th Street, MV $499,000

This beautiful 4 bed, 2.5 bath estate property is a must see. A seamless combination of charming traditional home with modern amenities. Original wood floors/molding, new carpet/ paint and appliances. Park like setting w/private patio & sports court. Directions: Kincaid Exit (E Broad St.) to 10th, 2nd left on Kincaid, right on S. 9th. Tina Grace Mierzeski, CB Bain 360-739-1431

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1964 Pinecrest Ave., Coupeville ELEGANT HOME W/VIEWS OF SOUND, SUNSETS & OLYMPICS! Daylight rambler w/ main floor master. 3 dens/flex rooms and 3 luxurious spa quality bathrooms. Established neighborhood w/ community pool, beach, club house & tennis courts. Private yard offers play space & gardens. Patio w/outdoor fireplace & spacious view deck for summer BBQ's. Mother-in-law suite on lower level w/private access for guests. 3 car garage, too! www.carolcattle.com (360) 303-6199 Carol Cattle Windermere Real Estate, Whatcom

OPEN HOUSE Sun., July 8th, 1-3 20908 Cascade Ridge Dr., Mount Vernon 98274

Directions: I-5 Anderson exit, go East. Right on Cedardale, left on Hickox, right on Stackpole, left on Cascade Ridge Dr. Lrg rambler on 2.33 acres. View of islands, sound, mtns & valley. Privacy w/ natural beauty & wild life. Open floor plan views from all rooms. Beautiful maintained grounds. Room for shop, lots of storage space. Automatic awnings, lrg decks & patio. MLS#: 367886. $975,000. Host Linda Zimmer, 360-708-9662 Preview PropertiesSkagit LLC

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 8th, 1-3 18639 Quail Dr., Mt Vernon

Directions: I-5 Anderson Exit, go East. Right on Cedardale, left on Hickox, right on Stackpole, left on Cascade Ridge Dr., right on Quail Dr. Desirable Cascade Ridge. Estate like home & grounds, 2 park like acres. Panoramic views of valley, sound, mountains & islands. Greenbelt sanctuary w/pond & stream provides privacy. Pride of ownership, immaculate. Approx 1000sf heated shop. RV park. MLS#: 203198. $769,900 Host: Ann-Margret Lightle 360-391-2740 PREVIEW PropertiesSkagit LLC

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OPEN SATURDAY 12:00 TO 3:00 BEAUTIFUL SAMISH ISLAND Glorious high-bank waterfront living on Samish Island, a fabulous & friendly drive-on island w/EZ access to Seattle, Vancouver and Anacortes. Enjoy the sights & smells of beautiful Padilla Bay & the mountains beyond from the captivating southern facing views this tranquil retreat has to offer. The house is a multi level gem w/ample sized kitchen that opens to lg. dining room which, if desired, opens to a prow like deck. All this on 1.7 acres with 214' of salt waterfront and stairs to the beach. Bow Hill exit (236) off I-5, west onto Bow Hill Rd. to Bayview-Edison Rd., follow to Samish Island Rd. onto Samish Island. Head left/west to Vicmar Road.

Seaview #3-Anacortes 14206 Cove Ct. Open Sundays 12-3 p.m.

Amazing opportunity: "The Mercantile", a very successful and thriving local estate sale business since 1986 is now available for purchase. Owners Beth and Craig are ready for the next chapter in their lives and would like to pass this turn-key operation, along with their restored historic building located in the heart of Old Town Anacortes, on to a new team of business owner/operators. Serious inquiries may be made to 360-299-0364. Please watch the following video for additional info and background: go to

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Storage warehouse 18'x60'. Heated, Secured. Call Rick, 360-319-7359

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For sale: Concrete, WA. 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, 1708 sf. built in 2004 on 5 plus acre rambler w/open floor plan,free standing propane stove, cermice tile entry, oak cabinets w/center island, dinning area, utility-pantry combo, cedar deck w/sunsetter awning, skagit river access, would make good horse property, possible owner financing-trade, $189,999.00. Call Dann 360-770-2840 e-mail crouchdann@yahoo.com

Beautiful home in a gated, 55 & over community. 1,188sf, 3 beds/2 baths with open floor plan & vaulted ceilings. Updated interior. New Trex deck and awning, lush landscaping and garden area. Lots of privacy. RV parking available. This home is a real gem and a must see.

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3 BDRM, 2 BA, large rec room, 1 wall makes 5 bedrooms, still large rec room, 13 acres, $60K + instant equity. Remodeled. 2100 sq. ft. Possible terms. $160K. 360-854-0983

Professional, medical, dental office space for lease or sale, 1500 sq. ft., near Island Hospital in Ancortes. (360) 293-6998

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Views and Space 1.39 acres-Magnificent Treed Landscape 2 bdrms en suite w/ 2 Full Baths on 2nd Flr Contemp Kitchen equip'd Corian Cntrs, Fisher/ Paykel-Chef's Viking Range/Hd-Blt-in Refrig Freezer-Central Vacuum 6 Rms on 1st include Full Bath and Office Htd Tool Rm off Htd Dbl Gar+addl single car gar Partial/Ownr/Finance bf@bruceflanaganreal estate.com 360-298-4777 $670,000

North Sound Estates, view home, 1 1/3 acre, beautiful view of Skagit Valley, one owner home, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, over 3,000 square feet, end of cul-de-sac, custom built home, quiet neighborhood. 17038 Obstruction Drive. $379,000. By appointment only 360-757-6806. www.murdockhouse.com

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Beautiful, spacious, striking custom design by Ladies Home Journal architectural editor. Many, many custom built ins; with each room a generous size. Three bedrooms, two family rooms, a den; each which could provide additional bedrooms. Two natural gas log fireplaces. Lots of light! One room in particular is full of windows and light. From this room one steps out onto expansive decking with beautiful views of the estate. Perfect for horses (small barn). Buyer has option to divide property. MLS#347359 FEATURED HOME

46737 BAKER LOOP, CONCRETE

1520 MEADOWLARK LN, MOUNT VERNON $650,000

$89,950

Enjoy eagle watching and outstanding Mount Baker & Skagit River views from your living area and attached deck. Quality, newer floor coverings & open kitchen/living area with a cozy wood stove, make this a perfect year-around retreat. All appliances stay and a propane hook-up is existing. The separate cabin is plumbed and wired. Like the main home, it has electric heat & a wood stove for cooler nights. Plenty of parking & a great yard completes Sandy Everett 360-202-3706 your private “corner of Paradise.” MLS#347825 22359 AMICK RD, MOUNT VERNON $525,000

2600 E DIVISION ST #73, MOUNT VERNON

3 BD single-wide Kit manufactured home with lovely cabinets, kitchen appliances, laminate flooring and carpeted bedrooms. Decorated and maintained. Lots of built ins and storage. Covered porch & deck. Vinyl windows. Open & bright. Space rent includes sewer, garbage and cable. Carport and storage building with electricity and light. 55+ park. MLS#337840

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Fifty three years old and going strong!!! Custom built by Joe Souza in 1959. The town grew around this formerly rural home. Lovely territorial view. Slate and brick adorn this “real wood” rambler with spacious slate entry; step down into the living room with large window views of treed, cyclone fenced yard with generous sized decking, formal dining room, kitchen with lots of cabinets, sunny breakfast table area, generous sized laundry/sewing room with deep sink. Bricked barbecue on deck. Plus! MLS#362070 FEATURED HOME 1812 WINDSOR DR, MOUNT VERNON $259,000

$24,900 12334 EAST LAKE DR, CLEAR LAKE

Danya Wolf 360-708-8294

$599,000

3 BDRM large waterfront home on 1.54 park-like acres on Clear Lake w/approx. 180’ of waterfront w/southern exposure. Large dock to enjoy great fishing & moor your boat. Expansive deck overlooking lake where you can watch the eagles & swans. Large slate fireplace w/ wood insert & a new roof. Also included on the property is an older home with 546 SF on the main floor with an additional 546 SF in the basement (unfinished). The second home has Suzanne Jenkins 360-941-2983 rented for $550 per month. MLS#367397

20990 KELLEHER ROAD, BURLINGTON $189,000 2721 FIRWOOD LN #128, MOUNT VERNON $115,000

102 N 38TH PLACE, MOUNT VERNON

$192,500

Nicely cared for, well-built 1983 rambler. Lots of wood kitchen cabinetry and full pantry. Breakfast bar and country kitchen with masonry fireplace. Generous sized rooms and 525 square foot double garage. Lovely, tiered yard with garden space and fruit trees. Private yard with over 1/4 acre. MLS#307231

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SHANNON LAKE RD, CONCRETE

$130,000

Beautiful two-story home on 4.5 private acres only 8 min. from I5. Newly remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, slate floors and premium appliances. The fully finished daylight basement is ideal for entertaining with spacious game and media rooms. Radiant floor heating throughout. Enjoy serene views from wraparound deck’s gazebo while watching the horses Russ Lanker 360-708-1117 graze in fully fenced pastures! MLS#373109

This unique farmhouse has had many upgrades including oak kitchen cabinets and tile counter tops. 2nd floor master bedroom has loads of storage and a separate bonus room for office/ den/hobbies. Home has a garage, shop & attached carport for an RV. MLS#286030

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28260 LAKE CAVANAUGH RD, MOUNT VERNON $189,900

19540 PARSON CREEK RD, SEDRO-WOOLLEY $139,000

Spectacular views of Sauk Mountain, Cascades, Skagit River & valley below, close to Everett & Shannon lakes for fishing. Ideal for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoy privacy in a park-like atmosphere w/ panoramic views. Nice hiking through forest Richard Dickman w/cedar groves. Close to town. MLS#175569 360-424-0300 3498 SAMISH VIEW LN, SEDRO WOOLLEY $169,000

This huge, modern, remodeled triple-wide is located on a private .89 acre cleared lot, backed by trees. New floor coverings & paint are found throughout. The ground area around the home has been freshly graveled; a new deck & porch will be finished soon. The 25’X17” living room complements 4 spacious bedrooms & 2 full baths. The kitchen boasts newer appliances, tiled counter tops, an eating area & skylight. Bonus room off the kitchen Sandy Everett provides a separate informal area. MLS#369412 360-202-3706

Beautiful 1.13 acre property convenient location to Bellingham and Burlington. This property would lend itself well to removing current manufactured home and replacing with a new one or custom build your dream home. Land is parked out with mature landscaping, it is fully fenced and has a 2 car garage. There is also a storage shed with electricity and would make a nice hobby workshop. There are other Donna Kurras outbuildings on the property. MLS#300921 360-770-7596

Lovely 3.3 acres property. Warm, welcoming country home with beautifully remodelled kitchen and newer appliances included. Added insulation and vinyl windows. Deck off back. Hot tub. Dog Kennel. Nice rural setting with Samish River below (high above the flood plain)! Just one mile from Samish Elementary School and eight miles from town. Large utility/mud room with deep double sinks. Small shop with loft, hen house; patio; Jessie Cavazos fruit trees and garden space. MLS#311196 360-770-5623

Perfect Location. Perfect View. Perfect ambiance. 2.5 acre parcel near Bayview sets nicely back from and above the bay to afford the maximum view of the water and mountains. Power, cable, PUD water, and phone lines to tract. MLS#347366

$249,000

Danya Wolf 360-708-8294

Donna Kurras 360-770-7596

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condominium with newer carpeting, laminate flooring and one car garage. This nicely decorated condominium is part of the North Ridge Condominium community. Amenities include tennis court, racket ball court & pool access. SHORT SALE. MLS#347369

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