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1610 ALPINE CREST LOOP, UNIT A, MOUNT VERNON Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley 1030 E. College Way Mount Vernon 360.424.4901 800.849.7939
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OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH, 12:00-2:00 A step above with this fantastic upscale condo with southern exposure, spectacular mountain & golf course views. Open floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2399 sq. ft. on 2 levels with mahogany decks on each level. Master on main level with walk-in closet, separate shower/jetted tub. Kitchen with custom cabinets, granite, stainless appliances & island. Library with den with built-in bookshelves. Crown molding, vacuum system & sound system, hardwood floors, security system & many more upgrades throughout. MLS# 446921
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FEATURED ARTICLE: CELEBRITY REAL ESTATE: WAYNE ROGERS When an actor finishes a stint on one of the most successful television shows of all time, you would expect him to sit back, travel and enjoy his well-earned riches. But when Wayne Rogers left MASH, where he portrayed the lovable Trapper John and – with Alan Alda’s Hawkeye... (cont. on pgs. 8-9)
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Mount Vernon $124,000 3 BR/2 BA on a large lot. Convenient location. Fenced yard with a detached garage. Covered deck is perfect for summer BBQ’s. Check this one out today! MLS#455079
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
Call Mike, 540-1341
Call Elizabeth, 708-8800
Mike Welling 540-1341
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Ivana Wood 770-3550
Jim Stransky 708-1681
Debbie Allen 708-8780
Robie Nash 466-8034
Rockport $179,950 Level 4.5 parcel. Over 1600 sq. ft. home w/3 BR/2 BA. Approx. 2000 sq. ft. garage. Peaceful and quiet area. Amazing views. MLS#457850
Mount Vernon $225,000 Older home on fenced 2.22 acres. 2 BR/1 BA, 1120 sq. ft. Large detached heated shop & outbuildings. Previously was “Walker’s Upholstery”. Covered parking for 6 vehicles. Great location! Great potential! MLS#458198
Mount Vernon $299,000 Immaculate 3 BR/2.5 BA home with lovely view of the foothills. 3 car garage. Roomy .3 acre lot with fruit trees and garden space. Gas fireplace. Over 2300 sq. ft. & unfinished bonus storage. MLS#422408
Call Ron, 333-1045
Call Charlie, 708-1415 or Jeannie, 708-9645
Call Charlie, 708-1415 or Jeannie, 708-9645
Mount Vernon $460,000 Beautiful equestrian facility on 7.60 acres in Conway area. Indoor arena w/viewing area. Tack rooms, 16 stalls, offices. Hay storage, concrete storage bins. Newer manufactured home w/ 1620 sq. ft. included. MLS#458310
Burlington $339,950 Amazing rambler in pristine condition. Great floor plan. Master suite with jetted tub and 2 walk-in closets. Private yard. Terrific upgrades. MLS#458354
Wilma Louia Designated Broker/Owner 661-1631
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Mount Vernon $659,000 125’ low waterfront on Big Lake. Over 2500 sq. ft. w/3 BR, a den and rec room. Large patio w/ hot tub. Huge entertainment room w/wet bar. 92 lineal ft dock, lots of room for your boat & toys. MLS#447007
Kirk Campbell 770-7470
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Sedro-Woolley $1200 per month/$1200 Deposit. Nice 2-story home with 3 BR/2.5 BA. Fireplace and a formal dining room. Fully fenced yard with 2 car garage. Call our Property Management Division at 755-5555
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SANDI RILEY 770-8670
19662 MONTPILIAR PLACE, MT. VERNON $359,000 38182 STATE ROUTE #20, (BIRDSVIEW) CONCRETE $374,500 G TIN LIS W
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1922 SOUTH 16TH , MT. VERNON $164,500
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SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER. $194,900
• Large fully fenced yard • Skyline amenities • Lots of mature trees
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•2 LOTS, 2 FENCED YDS. W/VIEWS OF LITTLE MTN., NEAR HILLCREST PARK! •CUTE/COZY 3 BD., 1.5 BA., ATTRACTIVE GAS STOVE IN LIVING RM. •HOME INSPECTION COMPLETED & WORK DONE, READY TO SELL, POSS. EARLY OCCUPANCY!
•DESIRABLE SOUTH M.V. AREA OF LG. HOMES, LG. LOTS, .43 ACRE SETTING •SPACIOUS (TOTAL OF 2900 SQ. FT. W/ BONUS RM. FINISHED) 4 BD., 2.5 BA. •MASTER SUITE DN.,FAMILY RM.,LG. VIEW DECK W/HOTTUB,SUNSET VIEWS!
•PANORAMIC VALLEY/MTN. VIEWS, PRIVACY PLUS ON 38+ ACRES •FAA & COUNTY PERMITTED 1700 FT. LONG “TURF” LANDING STRIP •3 BD., 2. BA., FAM. RM. (2700+ S.F.)”TRIPLEWIDE” HOME+ SHOP/BARN
1528 ALPINE VIEW DRIVE,(EAGLEMONT) MT. VERNON $518,900
11604 SCOTT RD., (SAMISH IS.) BOW $435,000
30595 WALBERG ROAD, (DAY CREEK) SEDRO-WOOLLEY $487,950
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•LOW BANK W/GREAT /CRABBING/WATER-SKIING, “SEASONAL DOCK” •UPGRADED 2+ BEDROOM, 1 LG. BA. 2-LEVEL W/LG. BONUS RM. UP •GORGEOUS WOOD FLRS., GRANITE/CORIAN “TOPS”, LG. SHOP
•PASTURED 38+ ACRES W/MATURE STANDS OF TIMBER, MTN. VIEWS! •CLOSE IN & GATED/TOTALLY PRIVATE, W/ 1700 FT. LONG “TURF” LANDING STRIP •3+ BD., 2 BA.,FAMILY RM.,2700+ SQ. FT.”TRIPLEWIDE” + SHOP/BARN
600 N. REED STREET, SEDRO-WOOLLEY $26,999
2725 E FIR ST. (PARK VILLAGE) MT VERNON $22,000
2610 E. SECTION STREET, (LITTLE MTN. ESTATES.) MT. VERNON $28,000 +
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•AFFORDABLE AND QUIET (JUST 38 HMS. TOTAL) FAMILY FRIENDLY PARK •NEWER (2000) 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHS, LOVELY CHERRY WOOD LAMINATE FLRS. •NEW INT. PAINT, NEW WINDOW BLINDS, ALL APPLIANCES.
•NEW PRICE! MOST HOME FOR THE $$$$, UPGRADED/ UPDATED! •3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, “NEWER OAK” KITCHEN, FAMILY RM •”SHY” 1800 SQ. FT., HEAT PUMP A/C, CALL TODAY!
•GREAT VALUE IN WASHINGTON STATES’ “TOP 5” GATED RETIREMENT PARK •PRIVACY PLUS W/DESIRABLE WEST SIDE/OUTSIDE LOT, LOVELY YARD! •2 BD. BEDROOMS, 2 BA. (JETTED TUB) ,OPEN PLAN, GAS HEAT !
• Skagit River views • Shy 1 acre • 2000+ sf 2 story • Detached garage
• A grand 4 plex • Positive cash flow • Priced to sell • Convenient location
•LOVELY LARGE, ALL USABLE LEVEL YARD W/FRONTAGE ON 13TH FAIRWAY •TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE W/4+ BD., 3.5 BA., FAMILY RM. + OFFICE, 3,244 SQ. FT. •LG. MASTER SUITE DN., NEW CHERRY/GRANITE KITCHEN, A/C.
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• 4 bedrooms, 3 bths • Bonus room • Over 2500 sq ft • ½ + acre
• 3 bdrm 1 bth • Full basement • Corner lot • Hardwood floors $178,900 MLS#390616
19662 Montpiliar Pl, Mt Vernon For details & directions, visit openhouse.com
• 9 unit building • Fully rented • Updated • Centrally located
• Eaglemont home • Lg master suite • 3 bdrms, 3 bths • Office/den
• Private 5 acres • Quiet location • Quiet park • New int. paint • 3 bdrms, 2 bths • Wood laminate floors • New listing • Build your home Anita Kohl 961-7795 Arlene Vonachen 853-6429 Dawn Hardman 540-0058 Duane Gish 770-9299 Dominic Pettruzzelli 333-5210 George Herner 840-3743
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Jackie Lindeman 770-9080 Jeff Dowrey 661-2161 Karl Morse 395-5405 Lisa Wondoloski 443-975-9426 Margie Ernst 708-3198 Marlene Deasy 661-6720
Mike Newman 708-1419 Noli Goode 630-6527 Pam Fields 982-0360 Rick Kiesser 770-1195 Sandi Hocking 708-1523 Sandi Riley 770-8670
• 60’ low bank waterfront • Solid cedar cabin • 80’ long deck • Samish Island
Start Your New Career Today! Classes Starting Now Call Scott 542-2121 Sharon Stokes 661-6164 Tamara Cooper 630-9127 Traci Cypher 708-9481 Veronica Lopez 420-0696
ocation, location, location,” may be the three most important words of real estate – and that’s true for the average buyer as well as the luxury crowd. According to a recent report, 79 percent of luxury real estate agents say that location is the most important aspect for buyers looking at high-end homes. And while international buyers are a growing sector, 72 percent of luxury homebuyers are local to the areas in which they are buying. The second edition of Coldwell Banker Previews International’s luxury market report, released December 2012, cites the rise of affluent women and “ultra-luxury” (properties worth more than $10 million) buyers as unprecedented trends. The demographics of affluent buyers change from state to state. Overall, 62 percent are between ages of 45 to 54. Very few buyers are single; 38 percent are married and 54 percent are married with kids, according to the survey of luxury real estate agents. However, in San Francisco the typical buyer is between the ages of 30 to 45 because of the close proximity to Silicon Valley, where most buyers work in the technology field, according to the report. The volume of luxury real estate sales increased significantly in 2012 with a rise in affluent women buyers. According to the report, women now control $20 trillion in consumer spending worldwide, making them one of the most influential groups in the luxury marketplace. Certain neighborhoods have seen a 15 to 20 percent increase in single affluent women buying property. According to real estate agents surveyed, women are more likely to pay for high-quality finishes, security and privacy – whereas men tend to prefer ‘statement’ homes. The former features will become more important for luxury real estate in the future, as women gain control of more national wealth. After all, almost all income growth in the U.S. over the past 15 or 20 years has come from women, the report says, citing Nielsen numbers.
STAT Not So Secure
26 Percentage of renters who have lost their security deposit at some point. Source: Survey by Rent.com of 1,000 U.S. renters.
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w w w. b r o w n m c m i l l e n . c o m • 235 W. Rio Vista Avenue, Burlington
L SA PERFECT COUNTRY SETTING…4.8 acres w/some fenced pasture & wooded area w/beautiful stream. 3 BR MFG home + shop near Bow Hill. $219,500. #454497 FOREST LAND… 60 acres priced at less than $2,000 per acre. Located on Bacus Hill near Sedro-Woolley $119,500.#455946 NEW PRICE… Country club rambler on fairway, updated kitchen, warm bright colors thru-out, hardwood flrs, gas f/place, 2 furnaces & lots more. $295,000. #313474 GOOD INCOME PRODUCER!… 2 units, 3 BR downstairs, 1 BR up, excellent opportunity, live in one, rent the other. Details available, priced at $165,00 #437441
Galen Kindred Tim Reichert Shelah Inman
3 BR PLUS DEN…& a bonus room too! Nice home located in Hilltop area of Mount Vernon. Also has 936 sf shop bldg in rear. $259,500. #454715 SHELTER BAY… one level home, open flr plan, vaulted ceilings, laminate flrs, newer carpet in bedrooms. Oak cabinets in kitchen, appl incl, Shelter Bay amenities. $139,000. #456139 83 ACRES… beautiful pasture land, some wooded areas. 3 BR, 2 BA mfg. home, 2 shops, horse barn, hay loft. Great for cattle ranch, equestrian use. $495,000. #284837 CHARMING HOME… A MUSE SEE…3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage home on dead end street, small creek bordering back yard. $179,500. #352692
NORTHWEST CRAFTSMAN LIKE NEW… 55 yrs or better. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, open floor plan, formal dining, covered patio/outdoor frpl. New rrice! $299,500. #412202 MONEY MAKER… located near Western WA University. 8 stall car wash provides a steady income. 8.5%CAP rate $1,622,500. #420780 SHY ACRE… permitted building lot near Big Lk, great valley & mountain views, public water available. $149,500. #331392 BEAUTIFUL CONWAY HOME… on 2.5 ac. 2 story w/mstr ste on main floor, open great rm w/pellet stove & stone surround. 2 BR, BA & bonus rm on upper flrs. Much more..$419,000. #454458
ON SAMISH ISLAND… home on one level acre, 3 BR w/remodeled sunny kitchen, dining & bonus room w/wood stove. Outbldg, 1160 sf & 640 sf loft, partial water view. $329,500. #449008 PLEASANT RIDGE… 27 acres w/ 380 feet of riverfront & historic 5 BR home used as a Bed & Breakfast Inn. $795,000. #372578 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 BOW AREA… one level home on just shy of an acre, 3 BR, 2 BA, over 2000 sf. Spacious family rm, breakfast area, maple wood flrs thruout, lg laundry & more. $255,000. #457319
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GREAT INVESTMENT… west Brl located Close to I-5 & all services. 2 homes for price of one. Total rent $1,500. per month. Separate parcel nos. $159,950. #442662 GIBRALTER BLDG LOT… unique lot in desirable area. Call for details. $57,500. #399106 FANTASTIC ACRE… plus pond stocked with fish on 15.7 acres, Pleasant Ridge. $224,500. #290061 GREAT CONDITION… move in ready, 5 acres w/newer 3 BR, 2 BA mfg. home. Nice open floor plan, lots of light, bonus room, greenhouse & deck. $229,900. #455674 PRIVATE 20 ACRES… secluded bldg site, mostly level end of road property. $125,000. #297233
Mary Jo Reitsma Holly Hilts Tod LeHecka
770-6013 661-5538 333-1032
NEWER ONE LEVEL LOT… in Mt. Vernon. 3 BR,2 BA ready to move in, lg private lot, sunny kitchen, bonus rm, lg family rm & dble car garage. $187,000. #447629 GREAT OPPORTUNITY… level piece of land in the city, zoned multi-family, 3 one story units can be built. $315,000. #208598 CHOOSE FROM 100 ACRES… 5 adjoining 20 acre lots with water & power available. Take your pick. #99,500. #330564 NEW PRICE… CONTEMPORARY BURLINGTON BEAUTY…breath taking views of valley, architect design featured in Pac. NW Mag. Amazing upscale home has over 2400 sf, 1200 sf shop & 665 sq guest house. $550,000. #445498
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Welcome Margy Furst
Welcome Dick Nord
Windermere Skagit Valley is excited to welcome Margy Furst to our office. For over 15 years Margy has been helping clients buy and sell homes through our Windermere partners in Seattle. For the last 7 years she has enjoyed the good life, living in the Edison area. She spends her free time getting involved in the Arts and Education communities, as well as championing sustainability and clean-water causes. We’re proud to have her join our office.
Native Washingtonian Dick Nord has joined Windermere Skagit Valley, bringing with him 35 plus years of construction and development expertise. Dick grew up in Seattle, attended Highline High School and Washington State University, then moved to La Conner with his wife Dawn in 1994. We’re excited about having Dick join our Commercial Real Estate division, both for his expertise and his unique knowledge of that industry.
RESIDENTIAL 7524 MAPLE ST., CNC
VACANT LAND 1319 DIGBY PL, MV
825 N. LAVENTURE RD., MV
604 N. LAVENTURE ST., MV
Clean & tidy rambler on a nice corner lot. Spacious living room plus a big family room/ dining room. Good off street parking for several vehicles plus a small outbuilding. Call Robin Luif at 420-2026. #420069 334 N. BAKER ST., MV
Large 1.5 story home on nearly ¾ acre lot. Large private back yard, access to Skagit River for fishing, garden space, outbuildings & shop space all in a quiet neighborhood setting. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #356433 1419 DIGBY PL., #107, MV
3618 TUNDRA CT., MV
Super cute, affordable home in convenient location. 1320 sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath on an oversized lot. Call Elizabeth Miller at 4203607. #430024
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 7085817. #348813
Maddox Creek end unit townhome with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & westerly views. Lovely landscaping. Kitchen with granite counters, alder cabinets & stainless appliances. 2 car garage. Call Karen Beckner at 840-9455. #357295
Well maintained manufactured home on a large lot. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. A great getaway & close to many outdoor activities & the North Cascade National Park. Call George Bellos at 708-9762. #201029
330 MARBLE CREEK DR., MV
Great home at a great price! Home is in like new condition. 1896 sq.ft. – 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Fully fenced back yard & 2 car garage. Call Karine Anderson at 421-1189 or Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082. #455757 39541 BAKER LAKE RD., CNC
A nice rambler with basement & 3 bedrooms, 1 bath all on over 9 acres. Newer roof, windows, wiring & paint. Many outbuildings for your equipment. Close to lake & river fishing. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #311226 718 DUNLOP AVE., SDW
Certified built green & super energy efficient newer Craftsman style home. Open great room style floor plan with 3 bedrooms & 2 baths. Fully fenced yard. Call Elizabeth Miller at 4203607. #451671 415 N. 4TH ST., MV
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Beautifully cared for Vintage home on the hill with river & mountain views. 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, plus den. Great location; just a short stroll to town. Call Elizabeth Miller at 4203607. #457831
2010 HiLine Home. 1940 sq.ft. with large master suite, 2 guest rooms. Open living area with vaulted ceiling, spacious cooks kitchen & SS appliances. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #424110 705 N. WAUGH RD, MV
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. #457310 109 N. 6TH ST., MV
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 1610 ALPINE CREST LP., #A, MV
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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. #454365
0 WILLIAM WAY, 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 NHN ERSHIG RD., BOW
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
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 0 PARKER WAY, MV
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
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
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1030 COURTNEY LN #9, BURL
Charming top of the line home in a gated 55+ park, 2 bed, 2 bath, wonderful spacious kitchen & vaulted ceilings, plus a 1 car garage w/shop space. Fully fenced back & covered screened patio. Gina Davis 360/708-7794. MLS#453193 NE
Great location and water views for this 2 unit duplex! Craftsman design with 2 bedrooms 1 bath for the lower unit and 1 bedroom 1 bath in the upper. Great equity builder! Paul Weisz 360/391-7281. MLS#453333
1416 LINDSAY LP, MV
3816 W. 5TH ST, ANA
Wonderful, turn-key, 3BD, 1.5 BA rambler with a large fenced backyard. Nice open floor plan gives a spacious but still cozy feel. Large deck for entertaining. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041. MLS#455124 NE
2604 R AVE, ANA
2861 HUNT RD, OH
This 4 bdrm home with main floor master suite sits on 5+/- acres, large deck overlooking the pond, 2000+sqft and 3500 sqft pole bldng as added bonus. Home & shop are immaculate. Paul Weisz 360/391-7281. MLS#456123
1301 K AVE, ANA
Charming home in amazing location. Wonderful fenced yard on a corner lot. Solid detached garage/ shop. Paul Weisz 360/391-7281. MLS#409339
8304 SHADOW LN, ANA
Ranch style home. Kitchen w/ample cupboards & counter, family rm extends out to lg. deck & 3 ½ acres of level yard, oversized 3 car garage. Gina Davis 360/708-7794. MLS#419109
811 SHOSHONE DR, ANA
Waterfront home. Spacious LR shares a 2-sided fireplace w/DR & opens to the deck. 3 bed, 2.25 bath & 2509 Sqft. Cynthia Aanestad 360/610-0120.
18772 BEST RD, MTV
Curving path leads to this graceful Colonial Revival 3 story home. 10’ ceilings, fir floors, & spacious country kitchen. Detached artist studio, guest house & 2 car garage. Jackie Stone 360/661-2247. NE
1 bdrm 2nd story condo w/new carpeting, new granite counter tops & all appliances. Secured parking w/elevator. Secured front entrance. John Prosser 360/202-3891. MLS#432210
The Best of Condo living can be yours at “The Ridge” w/townhouse style attached homes. Key living on the main level w/ spacious family room & guest rooms on the lower level. Colleen Sargent 360/202-2155.
www.AnacortesRealEstate.com 1113 10TH ST, ANA
3911 ROCK RIDGE PKWY , ANA
Old Town Charmers, construction to start w/in months. 4 homes will be built. Homes aprox. 1900 sqft w/mastersuite main & 2 car garage. Gina Davis 360/708-7794. MLS#415001
Main-level living w/open floor plan, large master, cooks kitchen w/granite. 2 bdrms & flex room upstairs. Views of Puget Sound & San Juans.
2612 BERENTSON CT, ANA
703 W AVE, ANA
The Woodland Series by Strandberg Construction, located in Rock Ridge. Main lvl living w/natural finishes & superior workmanship. Colleen Craig 360/770-9638. MLS#446191
4B DECATUR BEACH LN, DECATUR
Colleen Craig 360/770-9638.
Enjoy views from this updated cottage, retains authentic finishes of 1905 original. 3 bed + an inspiring studio. Colleen Craig 360/770-9638. MLS#439261
Medium bank waterfront lot w/beautiful views. 372’ wtft, open and south-facing w/power, phones and water lines adjacent to the lot. The incredible sandy beach is one of the best in the islands. Sarah Jones 360/333-2783. MLS#455738 NE
3809 VIEW RIDGE, ANA
7121 UPLAND DR, ANA
This beautiful park-like 0.74 acre lot is gently sloping to the South. Close to ferry and the island store. Power is in the street. Well and septic still need to be installed. Margi Houghton 360/202-0041
LOT 23 MADRONA ESTATE, CYPRESS
Level lot with private beach access. Install your own mooring buoy for daily excursions. 2 bedroom septic installed for your get away cabin. Gina Davis 360/708-7794. MLS#286425
3909 ROCK RIDGE PKWY, ANA
Like an island above the island, Rock Ridge offers unsurpassed views of the legendary San Juans. Minutes from town & pristine public forestland. Colleen Craig 360/770-9638 MLS#217290
11800 MCCORKLE, ANA
Looking for privacy and a large lot with beach access? This is it! Located in an area of lovely homes, /2 acre lot with a small water view. Sarah Jones 360/333-2783 MLS#359542
12811 REINER RD, MONROE
Bring your building plans and critters and create a wonderful mini-farm in this quiet valley of newer homes with lovely view of the mountains and seasonal creek. Sarah Jones 360/333-2783 MLS#346826
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Wayne Rogers After Wayne Rogers stepped out of his shoes as Trapper John on classic TV show MASH, he became a successful entrepreneur and real estate tycoon in his own right When an actor finishes a stint on one of the most successful television shows of all time, you would expect him to sit back, travel and enjoy his well-earned riches. But when Wayne Rogers left MASH, where he portrayed the lovable Trapper John and – with Alan Alda’s Hawkeye – comprised one of the most-loved TV duos of all time, the last thing he did was sit on his laurels. Instead, he became a Broadway producer, news contributor to the Fox Network and owner of multiple businesses, including several real estate subdivisions and commercial office developments in Florida, Arizona, California and Utah. But when you talk to him about today’s real estate market, you won’t hear a laugh track or a punch line. Instead, you’ll get a no-holdsbarred view of a market that he learned about, not through schooling or employment, but by reading. “Any moron can read,” he says – and reading the tax laws is how he gains the upper hand in his investments.
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Rogers says that real estate is a hard asset – an investment with intrinsic value. Although the value may fluctuate with the economy, it will improve over an extended period of time. And with some seed money and a healthy dose of Headshot photo courtesy of background knowledge, an investor can AMACOM do well in the real estate market. “My first venture was based on the tax laws of that time,” he says. If a buyer properly understood and took advantage of tax deductions and other incentives, “it basically meant you were in the property for free. That’s … how I got my first one.” Since then, he’s taken advantage of other little-known investment laws, such as the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act. He explains, “It said that anyone who invested in an active business in the Gulf Zone could write
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off the investment in two years, so a friend and I bought some property in Tuscaloosa, Ala.” Rogers says the biggest obstacle he has encountered in developing his real estate portfolio was the entitlement process. “We buy dirt and go to the planning commission and start the process, and that’s where you end up in a Kafka novel if you’re not careful,” he says. “When I developed a parcel in the California coast, I had to deal with 27 regulatory authorities, including the California Coastal Commission. It took three-and-a-half years to get property approved, and that was unusual. Today it would take seven to 10 years.” If you’re interested in investing in real estate, Rogers advises buying an existing building with an existing lease. “[Start with] a small multifamily complex where the rents are stabilized, there is very little downside risk and you can project your cash flow,” he says. “You have to do your homework.”
Not Foreclosed Yet Question: I’m the president of a small not-for-profit water association. We have dealt with a number of home foreclosures – some were abandoned and owed water bills, association dues and fees. All the banks involved except one have completed the foreclosure process and paid us what was owed. However, one lender has not foreclosed, refuses to take possession of the property and has not paid us for two years. What can we do?
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Back in 1988, Rogers says he testified in front of the banking committee. “I could foresee that we were headed to a crisis allowing the banks to become commercial and investment banks; giving them unlimited lending power,” he says. Looking at 2013, Rogers anticipates an improvement in the housing market, despite the current tight lending environment. He is disheartened to hear that young folks may be considering renting instead of buying. “It’s still a good investment and better than renting” he says. The greatest deterrent to homeownership, in most people’s eyes, is the “entry fee.” Rogers says, “It prevents many people from owning a home. If everybody could qualify, [real estate is] a wonderful investment – the best you will make in your life.”
financial limbo when the mortgage is unpaid but the lender does not foreclose. Since the property title has not changed hands, the lender can say that it literally does not own the property and therefore has no obligation to pay taxes, maintenance, water bills, etc. You will be advised to speak with the homeowner who – of course – no longer lives there, but remains responsible for maintaining the property. Given that foreclosure is the leverage that lenders have in the event of nonpayment, it may seem strange why lenders would not act quickly and forcefully to foreclose upon borrowers who don’t pay. However, by not foreclosing, the lender keeps the borrower responsible for the costs of ownership. At the same time, the lender may hope that the borrower pays the bills or at least that local Real Estate Weekly
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property values rise so that when there is a foreclosure, the loss is not so great. The solution to the problem will likely take place after months or years when the state moves to foreclose for unpaid taxes or – if water and sewer bills are a lien – when your association seeks a foreclosure. At that point, the lender will have to pay up or lose the property. In all likelihood, it will pay and finally take ownership. For specifics, speak with your county or state attorney regarding any governmental actions to foreclose. Speak with your association’s attorney regarding the rights of your organization to do the same. March 15, 2013
1 bdrm, MV, safe & quiet, 1 level, near hospital. Corner of 16th & Skagit. $700. W/S/G pd. 360-652-6560 2 bdrm, 1 Â˝ ba, Burl., W/D hookup, W/S/G pd., no pets. $777/mo. Call 360-757-2923.
MV Hillcrest area 4 bdrm, 2.5 ba, 1 story home, fully fenced, end of cul de sac, huge renovated kitchen, all stainless appliances. $1450. mo., $1000 damage dep. $40 background check. No smoking/pets. 360-708-8673
Former Skagit Valley residents desire furnished 2 month summer rental. Call 520-625-9647.
Newer 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, on private street, garage, applcs., 2 Bdrm, 315 W. Woodworth, close to shopping & park, S-W. $725 + dep. W/D $1400/mo. 360-661-6674 hookups, no pets/smoking. W/S/G pd. 360-854-8507. RENT TO OWN Alpine Ridge Retirement Apartments in MV is accepting applications for 2 bdrm apts. Income limits apply. 424-9622 for more info.
Cute 3 bdrm, 2 ba, new carpet, garage, $1,350. www.skagitsolutions.com 360-420-0606
Houses & Apartments. See our listings at www.skagitrentals.com Remax Property Mgmt. 823 N. 4th, Mount Vernon 360-424-3198
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 toS.W. Private 1 bdrm, fenced day. yard, pet okay, W/D, $800 incl. electricity. 360-420-2277 1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. Piazza Realty Property Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT (7368) www.prpmrentals.com 2 bdrm, 2 ba, S.W. parklike setting, new paint & carpet, large carport & yard, detached storage shed, $995/ mo. Yard care is included. Call Piazza Realty, Property Mgmt 360-424-7368. LA CONNER - 3BR/2BA Well-maintained 3BR/2BA house in downtown La Conner. Fenced yard. $850/mo. (206) 499-2580 leave message.
SW 2 bdrm, $745 + util. 3 bdrm, across from W MV park, near store, $865. 661-0973
M.V. Townhouse 2 bdrm, 2 ba, garage. No smoke/pets, $900/mo. 360-708-0316 or 360-856-4172.
Burlington Business Park, 720 sq. ft. office, 3000 sq. ft. warehouse, loading dock MV, Eaglemont, 4 Bdrm, 2 Â˝ plus 12x14 drive in door, 22 ft Ba, 3 car garage, all applcs., high, $2600/mo NNN. Call Al Brown, 360-770-9877 $1,900. 360-941-7188
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MOUNT VERNON 55+ PARK Well maintained 1,234 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bath double-wide in active 55+ park in Mount Vernon (27th and Fir St.) with clubhouse and RV storage. Home features: newer roof, plumbing, vinyl windows, woodstove, upgraded appliances, 60" shower stall and E-Z care grounds, covered parking and patio, shed and next to green belt. Financing available and pets are welcome. $21,500. Call for details and private showing. Home is vacant. Move in ready! Call 425-327-9015 Towne or C.R.E.
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New Construction! Pine Creek is an upscale centrally located new subdivision in Mount Vernon. Large lot. Open floor plans, great rooms, island kitchen, gas fireplaces. Flexible developer. Pick your plans, colors & your lot & go! This charming development has mountain views & is close to walking trails & park & near all amenities. Affordable luxury. One-of-a-kind opportunity. Open Home Tours Friday & Sunday 1:00-3:00. Hosted by Val Thomas from Preview Properties Skagit, 360-3330562. College Way east from I-5, north (left) on North 30th, subdivision 1/4 mile north on right.
750 Farmington Dr., Burlington Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 ba, 1705 sq. ft. single level home built in 2006 with 2 car garage is situated in a 55 and older gated community in Burlington. Well priced at $249,000. www.750FarmingtonDr.com
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17598 TIFFANY WAY, MV $514,900
Beautifully designed 1 level w/no stairs. Vaulted marble entry, kitchen w/cherry cabinets, family rm w/gas FP & built-ins. Living/dining rm & master bdrm are accented w/recessed ceilings. Master has dbl sinks & door to patio w/hot tub & waterfall area. Great laundry/craft rm w/sewing center. Floor plan is versatile & perfectly planned to take advantage of the best view lot in the neighborhood. MLS# 455383 WRE/Skagit Valley Call Donna Rowell, (360)708-7984 RENT TO OWN Cute 3 bdrm, 2 ba, new carpet, garage, $1,350. www.skagitsolutions.com 360-420-0606
OPEN SAT 11-1 3123 MOODY ST. MOUNT VERNON $249,900. Great Location, beautiful home, perfect floor plan, large lot at great price. What are you waiting for??? Come see this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home that is located in a great Mount Vernon neighborhood. Office/den on upper level. Large fenced backyard, extra-large deck (multilevels), garden shed, and nice views are just a few of the many extras! 350-391-3654
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415 N. 4TH STREET, MOUNT VERNON $234,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MARCH 17th, 1:00-4:00
RENT-TO-OWN this BRAND NEW certified built green 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home in Sedro-Woolley. Enjoy lower utility bills and an easily maintained landscape. Some of the many green built features include ceramic tile, cork flooring, low flow dual flush toilets, low energy light fixtures, and a high efficiency natural gas furnace. For more information visit our website at skagitsolutions.com
Immaculate Vintage Tudor on the hill; amazing sunset & river views! Arched doorways, crown molding, wood details & original built-ins. Huge formal living & dining; office area & main floor guest bed & 3/4 bath. Kitchen w/massive storage & breakfast nook w/sideboard & hutch. Large master w/FP & huge lower level rec-room. MLS# 457831 WRE/Skagit Valley T: 2.0625 in Call Elizabeth Miller (360)420-3607 S: 1.8125 in
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601 HONEYSUCKLE DR, MOUNT VERNON $365,000
36493 CAPE HORN RD, SEDRO-WOOLLEY $161,000
Beautiful one level home on corner lot in desirable, established Mount Vernon Hilltop neighborhood. Home features 6 beds, 3.5 baths and 3,025 sq. ft. of comfortable living! Large kitchen, dining and living areas; 2 car detached garage and shop area; ample off street parking and RV space. Home has been tastefully updated, providing disabled access to accommodate its recent use as an Adult Family Danya Wolf home. MLS#447835 360-708-8294
1029 VISTA DEL MONTE ST, CAMANO ISLAND $273,000 5226 WELLSPRING RD, MOUNT VERNON
Spacious living, all on 1 level! Plenty of space (1ac) comes with this lovely home at the end of a long driveway. Large rooms complete with nice carpeting are found throughout. Home is right across the street from the River and property has great garden potential. MLS# 447728
$239,000. 23191 STATE ROUTE 20, LAKE MCMURRAY ING
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$489,900 17774 TUKTUK , LACONNER
Enjoy incredible panaramic Sound views from large newer cedar deck. MIL downstairs with full kitchen. Fully fenced yard. Cute garden shed. Fruit trees. Mature landscaping. Community beach and boat launch. MLS#452864
Suzanne Jenkins 360-941-2983
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
Beautiful waterfront home offers lots of light, amazing views, & parklike approach! Home features 4 beds, vaulted ceilings, formal living & dining rooms & large kitchen. Daylight basement offers extra living space; kitchenette, office/library. Dock, boat launch, 75’ waterfront! MLS#440278. T156296 to 85377
1520 MEADOWLARK LN, MOUNT VERNON
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$349,900 23682 PACIFIC HWY
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Waterfront Cabin on Skagit Bay with terrific views of Whidbey Island and the Olympics. Perfect get-away. Enjoy fabulous sunsets from the Western facing deck. Wildlife paradise with eagles, blue herons and seals. Great kayaking. Currently used by owner as a retreat and vacation rental (approximately $8,000-$10,000 income per Suzanne Jenkins 360-941-2983 year). Leased land with B.I.A. MLS#454385
M 4500 SQ. FT. CUSTOM HOME. Beautiful, spacious, striking custom design by Ladies Home Journal architectural editor. Many, many custom built ins; with each room a generous size. Three bedrooms, yet two family rooms, a den; each which could provide additional bedrooms. Two natural gas log fireplaces. Lots of light! One steps out onto expansive decking with beautiful views of the estate. SUBJECT TO BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT. 2+ additional acres available for a Danya Wolf total purchase price of $395,000.00. MLS#425689 360-708-8294
7751 WILDE RD, CONCRETE G!
Mechanics Dream! 36x70 Shop designed & built by retired auto body shop owner, has bathroom w/shower & w/d! Covered RV prkg w/power & dump station. Unique, custom built 1568sf home w/bonus 1260sf unfinished basement/garage. Lg deck looks out to 3.17 acres w/ beautiful sunset views! MLS#426584
$215,000. 45191 N. TILLICUM (LAKE TYEE), CONCRETE
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Qualifies for USDA! Solid farmhouse with original wood moldings, coved ceiling and a rock fireplace, truly a traditional Washington home. A full basement with pantry area, spacious patio with gorgeous mountain views all around. A 2-car detached garage and a greenhouse complete the picture for down home country living. Home Brett Tacker was moved to this site in the 40’s. MLS#387113 360-840-7931
Beautiful lot with private Lake Tyee for fishing, swimming, camping recreational use with easy lake access for your enjoyment. Located in the beautiful foothills of the high Cascade Mountains, lot overlooks a creek, has a firepit and a picnic table for enjoying barbeques and relaxation. Property includes a 1994 34 ft. Caril trailer w/ pop out, in great condition under cover. Lake Tyee Resort offers two saunas and a heated swimming pool at the Richard Dickman community center. MLS#458260 360-420-3155
3780 E. College Way, Mount Vernon