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This is the perfect floor plan! Quality construction with 50 year composition Windermere Real Estate 1030 E. College Way roofing, cedar siding with stone accent, enclosed pine soffits, gas fireplace, Mount Vernon 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and over 2,350 square feet. Open floor plan, 360.424.4901 • 800.849.7939 Agent: Linda Eastman (360) 202-4075

detailed wood work. Large 2 car attached garage. MLS# 213598




GETTING YOUR HOME READY FOR WINTER The change in seasons should bring about more than just a change of wardrobe. It’s important to check out your appliances and home systems now in order to help prevent unnecessary repairs when you need those systems the most. (cont. on pg. 6)



A supplement to the Skagit Valley Herald and the Anacortes American


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OWNING - What’s Booming

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Downsizing Done Easy

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Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

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Q&A: Is it Right to Reverse?

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Finding Big Value in Small Projects

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3218 Martin Road, Mount Vernon




Beautiful rambler on extra large .5 acre lot. Bright and sunny floor plan w/ big rooms and wide hallways. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Gorgeous master bath w/ oversized soaking tub, & walk in closet. Fully fenced yard with room to roam. MLS#257812


Call Amber, 969-4030 or Dan, 348-6655

Marine/Wildwood Lane

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Fantastic corner lots, just shy of an acre. Amazing location, perfectly level & sunsets galore. Tucked between the mountains & the ocean. Smell the sea breeze and be within minutes of downtown Anacortes. MLS #286766 Call Amber, 969-4030 or Dan, 348-6655



Large Rambler. 3 or 4 bedroom. Spacious shop. Large deck. Oak Floors. Fireplace. Fully fenced yard. MLS #269291 Call Ron, 333-1045


Priced right for a quick sale. Excellent location, with a bus stop nearby. Fully fenced backyard, wired for a hot tub. Newer vinyl windows, gas fireplace and hot water tank. A family room in addition to the living room. Around 1,230 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. MLS #284704 Call Kirk, 770-7470




3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Traditional home. 1574 sq. ft. of living space. Full basement with 2 bonus rooms. Wood flooring, Many built-ins. Large fully fenced backyard. Detached two car garage. MLS #257235 Call Debbie, 708-8780

Wilma Louia Owner 661-1631


Ivana Wood 770-3550

Amber Soria 969-4030

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Ron Van Pelt 333-1045

Elizabeth Detillion 708-8800


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The Cedars Condo “Stand Alone Home”. 2 bedroom, 1.75 baths. Kitchen with center island. Slider to patio. 2 car attached garage. 1113 sq. ft. with natural gas forced air heat. MLS #261718 Call Charlie, 708-1415 or Jeannie, 708-9645


Clear Lake


Great country living on 1.19 acres of pasture and yard. Home has 2256 Sq. Ft with 4 bedrooms and 2.25 baths. Has been restored with new carpet, and paint. Newer double pain storm windows and siding. Huge family room and storage room . Pasture has plenty of room for a horse. MLS#267461 Call Jim, 708-1681


Mount Vernon


2,182 sq. ft, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on corner lot. Easy I-5 access. Low maintenance yard, fully fenced backyard. New carpet, freshly painted. Owner financing available. MLS #252997 Call Wilma, 661-1631

Debbie Allen 708-8780

Michelle Mitzel 630-4423

Jim Stransky 708-1681


Very Large single level home w/ water view of Clear Lake. Huge 4 acre lot, just across from a boat launch. Large rooms , open layout and room to grow. Attached 2 car garage and additional RV sized shop for all your toys. 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath. MLS #267163 Call Amber, 969-4030 or Dan, 348-6655

Kirk Campbell 770-7470

Dan Soria 348-6655

Charlie & Jeannie Boon 708-9645

1990 SF Rambler in Nookachamp Hills. 3 BR, 2.5 baths. Hardwood, carpet & tile floors. Slab granite, tile backsplash, & several other high end finishes. Great room w/ a 2-sided FP. Lg kitchen perfect for a chef & large sized breakfast nook! Seller will pay up to 3% buyers closing costs. MLS #29154892 Call Michelle, 630-4423

Mike Welling 540-1341

Lisa Davies 391-2232

Pete McDougal Broker 708-6500

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WHAT’S BOOMING A look at baby boomers and their behavior when it comes to owning a home Downsizing

No two baby boomers are alike, especially when it comes to homeownership. A survey of 1,300 Coldwell Banker Real Estate agents and brokers shows attitudes on real estate vary, especially when dividing the segment into older (ages 56-64) and younger (ages 47-55) boomers. Here’s a look at how the two groups compare in certain areas of real estate ownership:

Eighty percent of agents say that older boomer clientele are more likely to want to downsize their home than younger boomers, where 52 percent of agents concur. Interestingly, money is not the top reason. Nearly half (49 percent) of agents say the primary reason is that boomers want a simpler lifestyle; 28 percent of respondents say saving money is the leading reason boomers downsize.

Second Homes

More than onethird (34 percent) of agents say younger boomers (47-55) are interested in purchasing a second home; 22 percent say older boomers (56-64) are interested in purchasing a second home.

Larger Homes

Thirty-one percent of agent respondents say that younger boomer clients are selling their current home and looking for a larger home. Just six percent say the same of older boomers.

Single vs. Multifamily

Younger booms are much more likely to prefer a single-family home compared to older boomers - 82 vs. 47 percent of agents agree. Among older boomers, 47 percent of agents say they are looking for a townhome or condo, while 27 percent say they’re eyeing an active-adult community. Overall, 87 percent of agents say they have boomer clients who already own an investment property or are looking to buy one.

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Senior Living

Downsizing Done Easy With a little help from some pros, it’s easier to transition to a smaller, more efficient living situation Going smaller may not take a village, but when there is no family nearby, a few skilled experts certainly smooth the transition:

Senior Real Estate Specialists

This group, an official designation from the National Association of Realtors, specialize in the needs of older Americans buying, selling, renting, or relocating. Armand Christopher, a Realtor with Senior Living Realty in Dallas who holds an SRES designation, says he helps clients from beginning to end. “I just don’t list a house, sell it and say, ‘See you later,’” he says. “I may help find a move manager, the next home or do a floor plan so they can better decide what to take and leave.” To find a SRES, go to

Financial Planners

Financial planners can help decide how much homeowners should downsize to cut expenses, and help improve estate planning. Depending on their personalized needs, a homeowner may require only hourly-paid advice, says Derrick Kinney, an Ameriprise financial adviser based in Arlington, Texas. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors provides names within a zip code for fee-based compensation Visit

Professional Organizers

Organizational experts help with de-cluttering and setting up a new smaller space to maximize efficiency. Greg Gunderson, president and owner of Gentle Transitions in Manhattan Beach, Calif., helps with everything from sorting through belongings to working on new floor plans to helping plan an estate sale.


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For sources, check the National Association of Professional

value owned

Organizers’ site,


Other experts can be found


through the National Association of Senior Move Managers

Estimated amount of equity Americans held in their homes at the end of June 2011, down from a high mark of $13.2 trillion in 2005

Source: Federal Reserve


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830 Greenstreet Blvd, Sedro Woolley Character, charm and comfort abound in this wonderful 1940's updated Rambler w/ full basement. This 2837 sq ft home is filled with plenty of light, even in the spacious basement currently housing an office, rec room & loads of storage. The main floor is mostly hardwoods with 3 beds, 1.75 baths, a large kitchen w/breakfast nook, living room & formal dining room. Call Racquel McDermott 360-420-1830 MLS#: 285503 $215,500

24330 Mosier Rd, Sedro Woolley A slice of country living. This 2 bedroom plus den, 2 full bath, well maintained home. 1.70 acres, new composite deck, porch, 2 car shop w/tool room, covered RV or boat parking, greenhouse, garden spot, separate utility, plenty of cabinets and counter space in kitchen. Call Vicky Boyd 360-708-7884 MLS#: 269803 $243,000


3816 Saje Lane, Sedro Woolley Charming home nestled in the woods, it is so peaceful here. Home has new vinyl windows throughout. Small barn for animals with pasture that is fenced and cross fenced and a small barn for animals. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a creek and a beautiful setting with garden space, a playhouse, a 22' x 24' shop/garage. Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS#: 283062 $300,000

1315 Eagle Ridge Dr, Mount Vernon Graciously appointed and meticulously cared for one story luxury condo situated within the prestigious Eaglemont golf course neighborhood. Soaring ceilings & grand windows compliment the open floor plan. The kitchen is functional & beautiful boasting granite tile counter tops, hardwood floor, cherry wood cabinetry & pantry. Call Racquel McDermott 360-420-1830 MLS#: 285438 $265,000

Lot 3 Timberland Ct, Concrete Beautiful Mtn views from these 1 acre lots in Birdsview.Next to Rasar State Park w/miles of walking trails to river & woods. Country living within easy distance to town. Paved streets w/underground power plus underground conduit installed for cable TV,phone,& high speed internet.Street lights are installed Call Becky Elde 360-770-9427 MLS#: 49570 $29,900

SEDRO WOOLLEY $198,000 •4 bdrms •Vaulted ceiling •Fully fenced •Back deck MLS#280529

BIRDSVIEW $239,900 •3 bdrms & 2 bath •1882 sq. ft. •3 car garage + shop •1 acre •Den/Office MLS#242999

BIRDSVIEW $325,000 •2 bdrm log home •5 fenced acres •36’x 60’ heated shop • Horse stables & tack room MLS#226376

CONCRETE $19,900 • 3/10 acre tract • Convenient location • Utilities in street MLS#208338

BURLINGTON $199,000 •3 bdrm farmhouse •Oak kitchen cabinets •Bonus room •2-story, 30’x50’ shop MLS#286030

MOUNT VERNON $209,000 •DUPLEX •2 bdrm & 1 bath units •Masonry fireplace •Double carport •Large backyards MLS#242619

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Getting Your Home Ready for



he change in seasons should bring about more than just a change of wardrobe. It’s important to check out your appliances and home systems now in order to help prevent unnecessary repairs when you need those systems the most.

To help you get your home ready for the winter, American Home Shield, one of the nation’s leading providers of home warranty services, offers some tips to help you maintain your heating unit and plumbing system to ensure they’re ready before the temperatures drop:

To prepare the heating system: * Have your system professionally cleaned and inspected. * Move any furniture that has been placed over floor vents away to clear the air flow. * To ensure efficient operation, check your system’s air filters and clean or change them regularly. * It’s always important to check out the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations for your specific unit. This information is typically available online and in your owner’s guide. * Have a test run. Don’t wait until it’s cold outside to turn on your heat. Turn it on now and let it run for at least a half-hour, so you can listen for any unusual noises and make sure it is working properly.


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To prepare the plumbing system: * Insulate pipes prone to freezing, such as those near an outside wall; those in unheated areas of your home; or any exposed plumbing such as outside faucets. * Keep your water meter box covered with its lid to prevent the meter from freezing during cold periods. * Be sure you know where your master valve is located so you can quickly turn your home’s water off if a line does break. In most homes, this valve will be located near the water heater, near the clothes washer, or where the water service line enters your home. * Wrap outdoor or crawl space pipes with electric heat tape or insulation to prevent freezing. “Plumbing and heating systems are like any other machinery; they require some basic maintenance to keep them functioning properly,” said Dave Quandt, Senior VP of Field Services for American Home Shield. “Unfortunately, if regular maintenance doesn’t take place and a system or appliance fails, it’s usually at the time of need and you’re left with a crisis which can require a quick and more expensive decision.” Taking these steps can help you keep your home systems in good working order. But even with the best care, unexpected things can

is it right to reverse QUESTION:

I’m 65, my wife is 62, and we owe $130,000 on our home that’s worth somewhere between $375,000 and $400,000. Our retirement money will be about $2,500 take home a month when she retires in three years. Would a reverse mortgage make sense or should we just sell the home and pay cash for something?


With an FHA-insured “saver” reverse mortgage you likely could refinance your home at a low cost, pay off your current mortgage

happen. Home warranties are an excellent choice for those who want to help avoid unexpected repair costs in the event that a covered system or appliance breaks down. To help home warranty customers find repair help when they need it, American Home Shield has the largest contractor network in the industry, with over 11,000 pre-screened, approved and independently insured home service contractors, saving homeowners the time and stress of finding the right contractors. To learn more, visit


and have cash in the bank. In this situation you would no longer have a monthly cost for principal or interest; however, you would continue to be responsible for property taxes and insurance. When you move, sell or pass away, the property would have to be sold or refinanced to repay the debt Alternatively, you could sell the current home and move into a mortgage-free property, perhaps a smaller, more efficient home. You still would have to pay taxes (and you should get insurance coverage) but there would be no other debt against the property. Another idea is to rent the current property and move elsewhere. This puts you in the real estate business, but if rent covers the costs of ownership it can be worthwhile. Be aware that vacancies and repairs can represent major costs, depreciation can lower taxes and that if

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you rent for more than three years you will lose the ability to sell a prime residence and shelter as much as $500,000 in profits if married, $250,000 if single or you file separately. See a tax professional for details. If you have adult children would they be willing to provide a monthly subsidy? You could then stay in the property and they would inherit it upon your passing. Why not speak with them to see if they have any resources that could help in your situation. Speak to an attorney for specifics.

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Finding Big Value In Small Projects

Despite the slight upturn in the housing market recently, many homeowners are wisely placing emphasis on cost-effectiveness and scaling back their home improvement projects. Though the economy appears to be creeping back, the nation’s homeowners are still wary to commit big dollars to any one project. Homeowners are embracing projects that don’t sacrifice quality for the sake of saving money. Understanding the importance of maintaining a home’s value, these cost-conscious homeowners are finding that traditionally big budget projects are not the sole means to retaining a home’s value, and may actually deter prospective buyers.

Laminate: The ‘new luxury countertop solution’ Evidence is beginning to suggest that small-budget projects might be lead the way to recovery. The most popular area of the home for those small-budget remodels is the kitchen. While granite was once considered the gold standard for countertops, aspiring remodelers are 8

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MORE THAN GOOD LOOKS: Laminate sinks bring a new dimension to the countertop, integrating the top, edge and now, the sink, into a complete, captivating piece.

increasingly turning to laminate for their kitchen updates to keep the price down while still achieving a designer look. The trend of seeing laminate as a smart choice over granite, solid surface and quartz materials is growing more popular among even affluent homeowners. Today’s laminate designs can mimic the look and feel of natural materials

like marble and quarried stone at less than half the cost. New technology deposits supertough aluminum oxide particles in layers within the overlay sheet, allowing for superior durability and enhanced resistance to scratching, scuffing and marring, making these cutting-edge designs up to four times more wear resistant than the industry standard.

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No need to ‘sink’ your budget into countertops alone There’s a lot more to kitchens than just countertops, and homeowners are finding ways to complete “The Look” with decorative edges as well as integrated sinks. This lineup of stylish, molded acrylic sinks is specifically designed to be integrated into laminate countertops, providing affordable access to another “luxury” detail. Thanks to these, homeowners can now bring a new dimension to their kitchen countertop, integrating the top, edge and sink into a complete, captivating piece. These sinks offer a deeper, more spacious bowl, leaving more room for pots and pans. The integrated faucet deck holds soap and sponges while ensuring water flows downward into the sink. In addition, thanks to the drain’s position at the back of the sink, homeowners love the increased storage space under the kitchen sink. Professionally installed in a laminate countertop to eliminate the trapping of dirt and moisture, these sinks are stain-resistant, heat-resistant and renewable, providing a look that was once exclusive to more expensive solid surface and stone countertops.

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CALL FOR MOVE-IN SPECIAL. Sedro-Woolley, Burlington & Oak Harbor 1 & 2 Bdrm apts., W/S/G pd., no pets. 360-708-3427

1 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts 2 x 1 ½ Town homes Covered-Assigned Parking Garages / Storage Avail. Complete Appliance Pkgs Sport Courts / Playgrounds Pet Friendly Call Today! 360-856-4803 1 bdrm in Burl. carport, natural gas heat, utility room, $750/mo. W/S pd. $600/ damage. No pets. 856-6878 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 2 BDRM MV APTS., quiet, W/S/G/recycle & basic cable pd. Covered parking and storage room including laundry on-site. No smoking/ pets. 360-708-1721

$650/monthly takes care of S/G/TV cable, real estate taxes (you own it). This refurbished mfg home is located in a 55+ community, has carMV large 2 bdrm, W/D, D/W port and storage building. & disposal. No smoke/pets. Call Keith Johnson, 360-420$750/mo. $700/dep. Call 3096 Mark at 360-708-2694 1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. NO HIDDEN FEES! Piazza Realty Property Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT Norris Place 757-3060 (7368) 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. Affordable. Section 8 okay. 1 bdrm cottage in Lyman, 2 Bdrm, MV, W/S/G pd. College Way & 19th. $705/mo. 360-424-6757

Sedro-Woolley 1 bdrm, $600 on private drive, $500/mo. + $400 dep. Cute & conve- $700/dep. No smoke/pets. 360-826-4052 nient, no smoke. 856-6737

Sedro-Woolley, new house 2 bdrm, 1 ba, MV hill, fenced on acreage, 2 bdrm, 1 ba, yard, view to the river. No $1200/mo. 425-765-3523 smoke/pet. $975. + $1000 dep. 360-661-6173 Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm, 2 Ba, WD, W/S/G/cable pd. Anacortes newer view home $775/$875. No pets. 1825 near Similk Beach, 3 bdrm, 2 E. Division MV. 428-8980 ba, dbl garage, lrg patio w/ outstanding views. Garbage & water incl. No smoking. Summerglen Apartments $1575/mo. + $500 dep. Refs. NOW RENTING req'd. 299-2784 Studio.....$609 1 Bedroom.....$644 Big Lake, 1 bdrm, 1 ba, lake 2 Bedroom.....$762 view, applcs incl, covered 3 Bedroom.....$847 parking, avail. immed. $850+ util. Sewer pd. (206)605-6961 360.416.6000 Income limits apply. BURL. 3 bdrm, 1 ½ ba, gas Equal Housing Opportunity heat, fenced yard, no smoke. 1630 N. 26th St., $1075/mo. 360-391-3644 Mount Vernon, WA 98273

2 bdrm, Burl. Elect. heat. Carport. W/S/G pd. Quiet 1-3 bdrm apt/house in MV area. $800/mo. + $600 damfor $495-850. Nice area. age. No pets. 360-856-6878 360-336-5412/ 425-347-2330

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Burl. very nice 2 story, 1550 sq. ft. home, with carpet, frplc., granite countertops, 1 car garage, applcs. incl., $1,000 damage, $1300/mo. Contact Mike (360) 202-4700 after 5 p.m.

4-PLEX in Stanwood. 3 bdrm, 1 ba, w/tile and hardwood floors, $900; 2 bdrm, 1 ba, top floor, $675; 1 bdrm, w/new carpet & vinyl, $650; 2 room studio w/laminate floors, $485. All with views. MV 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Ba, S/G 425-478-0848 pd., gas heat, no smoke/ pets. $1,030. (360) 540-1249


Houses & Apartments. See our listings at Remax Property Mgmt. 823 N. 4th, Mount Vernon 360-424-3198

MV 4 PLEX, 2 bdrm, 1 ba, garage, gas heat, W/D, yard, patio, $775/mo. $500 dep. 360-424-6974

Sedro-Woolley, 1260 sq. ft., 3 Bdrm, 2 ½ Ba, fenced yard, 2 car garage, $1200/mo. Quiet cul-de-sac. (360) 220-6915

S-W 3 Bdrm, 1.5 Ba, garage, fenced yard, storage shed, W/S/G pd., $800 mo., $800 dep. 1 year lease, credit ck. req'd. No pets/smoke. 360941-4417

2 Bdrm, 1 ½ Ba, gas heat, W/D hook-up, garage, $795. BURL. Large country ram- Avail. now. 1000-B Sterling bler, NO PETS. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, St., S.W. 425-773-0573 lrg living rm, dining rm, utility rm, pantry, dbl car garage. MV 1 level 4 plex, 2 bdrm, 1 Big yard to enjoy and mow, ba, W/D, carport. W/S/G pd. and well water to attend. 1St No pets/smoke. $700 + $700 $1100, last $1100, dep. $900. dep. Background chk. 610Call 202-9017 9860 9am-5pm

Nice, well maintained house in Burlington. Close to soccer fields, shopping, easy freeway access and bus line. Quiet neighborhood. You will have your own bedroom and share a bathroom. Rent includes access to laundry room, shared kitchen, large fenced backyard. Street parking in front of the house. House has dogs and cats so no additional pets please. Serious inquiries only. Room available immediately. $450/mo. + share utilities. Please call for more information. 360757-3885

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Move in Special. Big Lake waterview RV space. $300. No dogs. (206) 778-8147

MV RV PARK. Affordable monthly living. Nicest park in town. (360) 428-8787

FSBO 2 bedroom 1.5 bath 28x40 Candlewood. Clean and cozy. New dishwasher, stove and toilet. Pellet stove. Quiet gated mobile home community. Convenient location. Call 360-941-3937


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3 bdrm, 1 ba home in Skyline for sale, $99,000. Owner financing available. Call for details, 360-202-9518 2205 Dublin Pl. OPEN HOUSE Sat. Oct. 22 from 12-3pm 2028 FOWLER ST., MV $238,500 Super location & reduced price!! Easy commute to I-5 & just min. to 3 parks, several schools & the hospital. Int. upgrades: newer furnace, hot water heater, new floors in kitchen & util. rm. Ext: new paint & new roof in last 3 yrs. Great rm concept in kitchen/family rm area. Living rm w/vaulted ceilings, frplc & formal dining area. 3 bdrms, 2.5 ba in 1968 sq. ft. Huge covered back deck w/skylights. Nice private backyard w/ garden space. Fully fenced. Motivated!! MLS# 236846. Call Mel Foley at (360)7703115. WRE/Skagit Valley

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23! Sun., Oct. 23rd, 1-4pm. Escape to waterfront living! Offered at $1,495,000. Telecommute from Seattle! 3 master suites, 4.25 baths, top floor chart room, multiple private decks, secure gated entry, 5-car garage parking, 2-rm art studio w/ bath, 90+ ft of Samish Bay waterfront. 4824 G Loop Rd, Samish Island. George Roth, REALTOR Principal Managing Broker Coldwell Banker Bain 360-707-1431 More pics and information at!

PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY Fun, turn-key operation includes inventory, kiln, glazing tub and much more. We will teach you the basics and provide contacts. For more information email Denise at or call 360-661-6413.

IRS (Internal Revenue Service) AUCTION SALE!!!! Date: November 9, 2011 Time: 11:00AM - registration begins at 10:00AM Sale location: 205 W. Kincaid St., Mt. Vernon WA Property: Commonly known as home with 4 bedrooms/1 bath complete remodel or demo on large lot in nice neighborhood Payment: 10% deposit due at time of the sale with the balance due on November 29, 2011. Forms of payment - All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashiers or treasury check or by United States postal, bank, express or telegraph money order. Make checks payable to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Information contact: Mary Snoddy IRS Property Appraisal Liquidation Specialist. Email: Mary.M.Snoddy or (951)201-6919 Or visit our web site


2300 S. 19TH STREET New Construction Pricing $325,000 2000 sq. ft. rambler on 10,000 sq. ft. lot Very quiet, secluded, S. Mount Vernon area 3 bdrm + den/4th bdrm, 2 ½ baths Granite countertops, stainless appliances Open floor plan Master suite features soaking tub, double vanities, double shower Close to schools, shopping, easy I-5 access Avail. Feb. 2012, act now to pick colors. Call Builder Direct Legacy Home Builders Charlie Ash 360-770-7678

Condo warehouse space. 18'x60'. All amenities. Security. Call Rick, 360-3197359


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For sale by owner – Condo. Quiet, peaceful, yet in the central hilltop area, not a drive by; take the time to admire the oak flooring, vaulted ceilings, master suite w/walk-in closet and bath with oversize shower; guest room & full bath, den/home office, features gas heat, hot water and fireplace. Kitchen has spacious pantry, gas range, and built-in microwave, laundry room with utility sink and cabinets, approx. 1368 sq. ft. Private covered deck, huge double car garage all on single level, attic storage. Community clubhouse, group activities, adjoining Haggen walking path. Close to shopping and medical facilities. Priced at $171,900. Call Barbara for previewing appointment, 360-428-5617.

HOME FOR SALE 29,900 Manufactured home in quiet park. 1800 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Vaulted ceilings, skylights and a wood stove. Home is on a large corner lot with a storage shed. New floors and fresh paint. Home is move in ready. Only $2,990 down for approved loan. $750/month (space rent & mortgage included). Call 360-622-6204 600 N Reed St #50, Sedro Woolley.

Pristine 3 bdrm, 2 ba rambler w/2car garage & detached 4 car garage w/added carport & artist's studio on top. ONLY $300K! Chris Weitzel 360-312-5151 ReMax Whatcom County

MLS #253310 4344 Blank Road, Sedro Woolley Unbelievable $129,000

Incredible timbered parklike 5.45 acre parcel with 167' of Samish River frontage. Older single wide in nice cond. to live in or use while you build. 2 bdrms, 1 ba, woodstove, new carpet, vinyl windows. Separate insulated outbldg to use as you choose. Shop, office, 3rd bdrm, etc. located on a dead end st., setting is very peaceful. Call for a personal tour. See photos online at RON VAN PELT 360-333-1045 RE/MAX TERRITORY

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1412 Vecchio Ct, Sedro-Woolley 4BR, 2.5 BA HOME... Spacious deck & patio. $194,500. MLS#279134 SKAGIT RIVER PLAYGROUND!… Hop into your RV, drive east with your picnic basket , enjoy this this 3/4 acre lot! $39,000. #29000965 BIRCH BAY.… 3 level acres with public water & sewer with 2 BR cabin. Zoned for up to 12 lots. Great investment. $205,000. #275743 SEE THE WORLD… Gorgeous views from one acre lot in Cascade Ridge. Gated area, total privacy. Conway schools. $495,000. #28094177 ZONED BURLINGTON… general office & misc. services allows many different uses. Check w/city.Put your business here in this great bldg. Over 2000 sf $224,500. #277005 Jan Scally Shelah Inman Dick Best Phil Hurtig Holly Brown-Hilts

421-5160 661-0145 770-1491 770-0787 661-5538

TALK ABOUT PERFECT… 3 BR 2.5 Ba 2066 sq ft home on cul-de-sac. Lg custom kitchen, den & dinning room. Patio , fully fenced back yard,beautifully maintained. $289,000. #281081 SEDRO WOOLLEY MOBILE… 784sf, updated bath, all appliances stay, lg covered deck in a nice park. Water, sewer & garb incl. $12,000. #278588 2 BDRM COTTAGE… on 1+ acres east of Sedro-Woolley.Extensive remodel, fenced. Home on PUD has irrigation as well. $129,000. #256759 JUST FOR YOU! Charming traditional home, ceramic tile flooring & all appliances incl. Fenced backyard, partial finished basement. $198,500. #211656 WATERFRONT… view of Hope Island & Olympics. 2Br, 1 Ba Cabin, lg newer deck, high bank w/front, steps part way down bank, needs work to reach waterfront. Leased Land.$78,950. #215983

COUNTRY ESTATE… On 2.38 ac overlooking Padilla Bay. 3 Br, 3 Ba home+ a separate Carriage House w/studio apt up, 3 bays below.Parklike settingw/privacy $629,000. #128481 BETTER THAN RENTING… Cozy 1 BR on corner lot. All appliances included, room to add on or for garage. New paint and carpet, gas heat. $95,000. # 280157 CONCRETE… fixer on acreage! 3 useable acres, partially cleared. Home is 1 1/2 story. 4 bdrms up 1 down & 1 bath. Solid foundation.. Convenient to grocery & schools. $119,000. #239452 MARVELOUS MOBILE… Great value, many upgrades, energy efficient windows, newer appliances in 55+ park $20,000. MLS # 281152

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770-7083 391-0938 202-2859 661-1500 391-5587

Fritz Inman 661-0147 Mary Jo Reitsma 770-6013 Tod LeHecka 333-1032


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• Investment Opportunity • Zero Lot Line • Drive in restaurant • All equip included


• 1 acre • Cozy 2 bdrm home • Unfinished bsmt • Updated plumbing

• 2 parcels • Laundromat #251197 • Retail & Office space $175,000 #165292 $289,000 • Apartment • RV parking • Great location • Nearly ¼ acre • 28x38 shop • Newer roof • Lots of extras • Mixed Comm. Use • 1200+ sf




• Panoramic views • Over 2600 sf. • Madrona Beach area • Custom built



• Lake views • 11+ acres • Open gourmet kitchen • Over 3100 sf ranch beauty


#201498 $325,000

• 9 unit building • Fully rented • Updated • Centrally located Anita Kohl 961-7795 Cleaver Sanders 941-3482 Dawn Hardman 540-0058 DJ Jacobs 941-5279 Duane Gish 770-9299 Dominic Pettruzzelli 333-5210


• Spacious tri-level • Open design kitchen • End of street privacy

George Herner 840-3743 Jackie Lindeman 770-9080 Jared Storrs 853-6895 Karl Morse 395-5405 Lorie Groth 425-422-7145 Margie Ernst 708-3198


Marlene Deasy 661-6720 Megan Daly 206-383-4407 Mike Newman 708-1419 Noli Goode 630-6527 Paula Margerum 220-0681 Rick Kiesser 770-1195

Sandi Hocking 708-1523 Sandi Riley 770-8670 Sharon Stokes 661-6164 Shaunna Harris 206-715-1623 Traci Cypher 708-9481 Veronica Lopez 420-0696

8112 EMMANUEL LN, CON $378,500 2 story home on 5 acres of pasture with spectacular mountain views. 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Attached 2 car garage & 36x36 shop/barn with 10x14 & 8x7 doors. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #107634

125 N. 6TH ST., MV $389,500 Built in 1923. Traditional 4 bedroom, 3000 sq.ft. home featuring hardwood floors, 10’ceilings, beautifully remodeled kitchen, many custom & gracious touches throughout. Very large yard, private & beautifully landscaped. Call Sarah Minton at 770-3076. #285329 1301 ALPINE VIEW DR., MV $429,000 Beautiful Eaglemont home on the 12th green offers: 4 bedrooms, 2629 SF, 3 car garage & main floor master. Brazilian Labradorite stone c’tops & all new hardwood. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #269149 13677 DODGE VALLEY RD, MV $429,000 Mediterranean style home located on Pleasant Ridge. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, .45 ac. Very unique with pristine landscaping, pond/waterfall, viewing patios & art studio. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #252393 15002 CHANNEL LN, LAC $435,000 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 17311 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., BIG LAKE $619,900 WATERFRONT ESTATE with 1+ acre on Big Lake. Full view of the lake, 3 RV pads with hook-ups. 3 stall dressing building. 18562 VALENTINE RD, MV $349,950 2 decks & 2 docks. 1400+ SF with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Call Restored farmhouse with new addition on Pleasant Ridge. 2798 Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #112580 SF, 3 bedrooms, bonus room & more. Located on a level, partly pastured 1.78 acres with outbuildings. More info & photos are Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #285352

17766 PAMELA ST., MV $387,900 S. Mount Vernon custom luxury home on ½ acre with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus den & bonus room upstairs. Great room with built-ins, gas fireplace & Kempas hardwood floors. Chefs kitchen with cherry cabinets. Call Karen Beckner at 840-9455. #284524


• Traditional 4 bdrm • Over 3660 sq ft • Historical home • Pool & hot tub

1710 SKYLINE WAY, #105, ANA $120,000 The park is your back yard! Nicely updated 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in Skyline. All new appliances, flooring & fixtures. Close to marina, parks, beach & ferry. Call Mel Foley at 770-3115. #253952 2010 SANDALWOOD, MV $230,000 Great rental history duplex sits on large lot. Each unit offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, washer/dryer, fireplace & 1-car garage. Lower unit A with a partially fenced yard. Call Sherry Johansen at 708-3636. #60925 17076 BLACKBERRY CT, MV $279,000 Wonderful open floor plan home on one level. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Full walk-in storage access under home. Large lot with garden shed & territorial view. Call Kim Kelley at 202-5515. #263715 3710 BROADWAY ST., MV $289,900 Nice hilltop home on just over 2/3 acre. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2345 sq.ft. family & bonus room & 3 car garage. Sunny fenced back yard & 1/3 acre of private evergreen filled woods. More info & photos at Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #277733 14458 BRADSHAW RD, MV $324,900 County living with a nice rambler. 4 bedrooms, 1.75 baths, sun room, large master & attached garage. 900 SF shop with heat & 220. On .66 of an acre, fully fenced. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #238985 3224 SHELLY HILL RD., MV $339,900 Rambler on Maddox Creek hillside with views of Skagit Valley & Puget Sound. Stainless appliances, maple cabinets, rear decks with beautiful landscaping. 3 car garage. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #100821

24116 N. WESTVIEW RD, BIG LAKE $769,385 Beautiful custom waterfront home, approx. 80’ frontage, unobstructed views of lake, 2900+/- SF. Large family room with gas stove. 4 bedrooms & 4+ bathrooms. 1000 ft. of deck overlooking huge dock with new floats & boat lift. Call George Bellos at 708-9762. #285378

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Real Estate Weekly | October 21, 2011  
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