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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LIGHT BULB PAGE 3

SIMPLE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR BATHROOM A NEW LOOK AND FEEL PAGE 4

This is a very nice house! Cherry kitchen cabinets, solid surface

DOES YOUR FAMILY HAVE A FIRE ESCAPE PLAN?

countertops, hardwood floors throughout, windows are airport glass

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2202 MONICA DR, MOUNT VERNON Skagit Tradition Realty 3780 E. College Way Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360-424-0300 www.SkagitTraditionRealty.com

Agent: Chris Miller 360-333-1868

$225,000

to enhance quietness. Basement completely finished with kitchen, fireplace and separate entrance. Enjoy the sunsets from the deck!. MLS#410701

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FEATURED ARTICLE: SIMPLE WAYS TO GIVE YOUR BATHROOM A NEW LOOK AND FEEL. According to the “Remodeling” magazine’s 2011-12 “Cost vs. Value Report,” which compares the average cost for 35 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale, homeowners can expect to spend upward of $52,000 on (cont. on pg. 4)

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Choosing the Right Light Bulb

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Simple Ways to Give Your Bathroom a New Look and Feel

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Does Your Family Have a Fire Escape Plan? Pg. 6 Q&A - 10 vs. 15, 20 or 30

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Mount Vernon $259,950 Beautiful custom home overlooking Big Lake. Over 2234 sq. ft. w/3 BR & 2.5 BA. Located on just under a ½ acre, plenty of room for a shop. Large master suite includes a soaking tub. MLS#376112. Directions: South on Hwy 9, right or west on Montborne. Call Elizabeth, 708-8800

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Anacortes $249,500 2 homes for the price of 1. Desirable Old Town Anacortes. Each home has 2 BR, 1 BA. Detached 2 car garage, RV parking. Corner Lot, alley access, near H.S. Great Investment Potential. MLS#413856 Call Charlie, 708-1415, Jeannie, 708-9645

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Bow $109,000 Nice parcel in desirable Bow area. 1 acre building site w/7.36 acres open living space. Wonderful pond and dock w/ small creek running along property. Driveway and clearing is complete. Bring your plans and enjoy all this parcel has to offer. MLS#250397 Call Ron, 333-1045

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Traci Erickson Broker/Prop. Mgt. 391-2969

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Burlington $129,000 The Cedars-stand alone condo. Desirable 55+ community. 2 BR, 2 BA, 1133 sq. ft. Pantry & center island/bar in kitchen. Lovely fireplace in living room. 2 Car attached garage. MLS#411638 Call Charlie, 708-1415, Jeannie, 708-9645

Call Wilma, 661-1631

Jennifer Absten Property Mgt. Division

Mike Welling 540-1341

Elizabeth Detillion 708-8800

Sedro-Woolley $149,950 Beautiful 4.29 acres with private well. Skagit County approved septic. Design for 4 bedroom home, it is ready for your dream home! Great location! MLS#359918 Call Pete, 708-6500

La Conner $479,500 Beautiful Shelter Bay house. Approx 100’ of waterfront. 56’ Shared dock. 2 BR, 2BA w/2035 sq. ft. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counters. All Shelter Bay amenities. MLS#237028 Call Jim, 708-1681

Kirk Campbell 770-7470

Ivana Wood 770-3550

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Mount Vernon $485,000 One-of-a-kind custom built Victorian home on 5 acres. Over 3000 sq. ft. with 3 BR/2.5 BA. Fish from your dock on ¼ acre private pond. Wraparound covered porch. Lovely setting just minutes from town. MLS#342238 Call Debbie, 708-8780

Charlie & Jeannie Boon 708-9645

Bow $219,000 Beautiful 1700 sq. ft. rambler. 3 bedroom/2 bath and bonus room. New pellet stove, cabinets, countertops and carpet, and much more! Located on almost ½ acre. Enjoy all that Bow has to offer! MLS#370425 Call Mike, 540-1341

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Bow $259,000 Rare Samish Island vacant lot! Shared 2321 no bank waterfront. New 3 bedroom septic, Samish Farms water, power, cable + phone at garage. Already a 3 car garage on property. Fantastic view of Bay, Mt. Baker, Islands & Chuckanut. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build your vacation or dream home! MLS#50247

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• Alger 2 BR, 1 BA nice setting $1150 per month • Burlington 3 BR, 2 ¼ BA duplex $1050 per month • La Conner 2 BR 1 ¾ BA home on the Channel $1700 per month • Sedro-Woolley 2 BR, 1 BA duplex $850 per month For Viewing Information Please Call 755-5555

Ron Van Pelt 333-1045

Steph Richardson 206-229-2668

Debbie Allen 708-8780

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www.WindermereSkagit.com Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley 1030 East College Way • Mount Vernon (360) 424-4901 • 1-800-849-7939 1405/1407 S. 3RD ST, MV $149,950 Nice duplex in historic location. Great rental history. Recently remodeled. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, gas heat & its own laundry facilities, making this a very attractive rental to perspective tenants. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #342302

13 MADRONA ESTATES, CYPRESS ISLAND $299,950 Rare opportunity to own in the Strawberry Bay community of Cypress Island. Incredible views & common interest in the sandy beach. Charming cabin with 3 bedrooms; powered by solar, propane. More photos & info. at SkagitValleyHomes. 16792 STATE ROUTE 536, MV $184,900 com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #380538 Lovely remodeled 1 story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 22058 MOUNT VERNON BIG LAKE ROAD, MV $325,000 built-in cabinets, pine floors, ceiling fans & gas fireplace. Plus Great 2.4 acre property with 3 bedroom rambler & big shop. large deck, raised beds, garden shed & 2 car detached garage. Master suite with step-in shower. 1152 SF shop with 3 bay doors. Call Megan O’Bryan at 708-5817. #355635 All in the country with Mt. Baker view. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #372960 15757 BOW HILL RD, BOW $329,900 Nice Bow home & outbuildings on 2.51 acres. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2118 SF. Barn, garage/shop, greenhouse, great property for horses/crops with view of Blanchard Mtn. More photos & info. at SkagitValleyHomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. #369342

Choosing the Right Light Bulb The way you light your home is changing, starting with how you shop for light bulbs. In addition to new choices in technology – state of the art LEDs or CFLs, for example – you have a variety of options in terms of brightness, as well as how long you want the bulb to last. In addition, you have the option of spending more money up front on an energy efficient bulb that can save you money in the long-run. The good news is you don’t have to be an Edison to find the right bulb. Use these tips and resources to pick the perfect bulb for your home: Calculate Your Savings Before you hit the stores, do your homework. Determine what lighting attributes are important to you, whether it’s long life, instant-on, dimming capabilities, bulb shape or luminosity. Different bulb technologies offer different benefits. To boil down how much switching to a more efficient bulb means for you, look for resources like the savings calculator GE offers at www.gelighting.com/lighttransforms. It shows consumers how much they’ll save with a simple switch from incandescent bulbs to GE’s Energy-Efficient Soft White bulbs, which operate much like incandescent bulbs but are up to 28 percent more efficient. Check the Facts The back of every new light bulb package now includes a “Lighting Facts” label that is similar in form to the nutrition label on the back of food boxes. The Lighting Facts label provides information about lumens (brightness), energy cost, life expectancy, light appearance (warm versus cool light), wattage and mercury content. Mandated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the label is meant to standardize how companies in the lighting industry convey light bulb features, helping you

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to quickly make comparisons between bulbs and bulb technologies. Look for Lumens, Not Watts In addition to the Lighting Facts label, some light bulb packaging is placing more emphasis from classifications by watts instead classifications by lumens. While you may have equated watts with brightness every time you made a bulb purchase, in true lighting terms, this gauge isn’t accurate. Watts are merely the measure of electrical energy used to light a bulb. A lumen is a measure of the bulb’s brightness. Simply put, the higher the lumen number, the brighter the bulb. So, if you are looking for a brighter light, look for a higher lumen number on the box. The same isn’t necessarily true for watts. In fact, a 13 watt CFL may be brighter than a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Examine New Packaging Along with the Lighting Facts label, some manufacturers are going one step further in helping consumers decipher differences in bulbs by changing their packaging. For example, GE Lighting has implemented a color-coding system to help you better understand the light that will be emitted from each bulb. Color selections are modeled after the natural cycle of daylight, from sunrise to sunset. For example, yellow boxes represent bulbs with strong, vibrant light ideal for home cooking, cleaning and grooming, while purple boxes represent subtle and reassuring light for use at night.

12690 WAYWARD WAY, CL $399,900 Very nice, large 3600+ SF, 4 bedroom home on 1 acre. Dining, living, family, rec/bonus & media rooms. Enjoy the sunset & lake view. 30x40 two bay shop. More photos & info. at skagitvalleyhomes.com. Call Bill & Jannette Krieger at 421-4446. 23079 BUCHANAN ST., CL $189,000 #347053 A country feel with this 1 story home. 3 bedrooms, 1 updated 4220 MONTGOMERY PL, MV $469,900 bath, handicap accessible, spacious living room & kitchen. 3 Beautiful custom residence in Park Crest. Approx. 3218 sq.ft., car garage/shop & 220. All on 1.59 acres with fruit trees, paron over 1/3 acre. 5 bedrooms, 3.75 baths. Full attached 1 tially wooded & pasture. Call Alice Hanson at 770-8791. #412787 bed/1.5 bath MIL with garage & private entry. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #363599

11338 WALKER LN, BAY VIEW $525,000 Bay View custom built home on 2.29 acres. Views of Padilla Bay & Olympic Mtns. 2600+ SF, 3 bedrooms, 3.75 baths, wraparound deck. Beautiful detached 1500 SF pool house with 3/4 bath. 5 bay lean-to. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #378940 14848 VALLEY VIEW DR., MV $224,900 Remodeled 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath on .29 level acre open kitchen, huge western exposure deck off family room. Garden space, play area, quiet street. 1800+ sq.ft. Call Cindy Sullivan at 941-9443. #411233 7119 TYLER PL, STANWOOD $289,000 Beautiful 2121 sq.ft., 2 story home with 4 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Maple cabinets, tile, large master bedroom with 5 piece bath. Nicely landscaped, fully fenced back yard. Call Lee Ann Dean at 421-3082 or Karine Anderson at 421-1189. #388597

17311 W. BIG LAKE BLVD., BIG LAKE $529,900 WATERFRONT ESTATE with 1+ acre on Big Lake. Full view of the lake, 3 RV pads with hook-ups. 3 stall dressing building. 2 decks & 2 docks. 1400+ SF with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #112580 12485 PERSONS RD., BOW $924,000 Bow property with expansive views of Padilla Bay & islands. 2007 NW Craftsman custom-built home features superior design & attention to detail. Cedar exterior, walnut flooring, in-floor heating & more. Area pastured for animals plus forested acreage. Separate MIL apartment. Call Jim Glackin at 428-2828. #359150

21356 ROLLING RIDGE DR., SDW $291,500 9690 SAMISH ISLAND RD, BOW $2,450,000 Meticulously maintained residence in the pristine Rolling Ridge neighborhood. Approx. 2800 sq.ft. of spacious living, on Custom 6550 SF, 4 bedroom beachfront home on Padilla Bay. Slab granite in kitchen with wrap-around bar, Viking appliover 1/3 acre. Call Elizabeth Miller at 420-3607. #366212 ances. Media, exercise & family/game rooms. 4 car garage with 737 & 739 SAPP RD, SDW $299,000 car lift. Covered patio & moorage buoy. Clam, crab & fish. Call 2 units; MIL apt in one unit & both units have separate access Warren Bingham at 770-2421. #395055 from lower floor. Open floor plans setup for main floor living. 2-car garages with shop space, carports, RV parking. Fenced back yards with lrg decks. Call Linda Eastman at 202-4075. #376557

For more tips on finding the light bulb that’s right for your needs, visit www.GELighting.com/lighttransforms

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Simple ways to give your bathroom a new look and feel

Replacing old tiles with newer ones is an easy and inexpensive way to upgrade your bathroom.

According to the “Remodeling” magazine’s 2011-12 “Cost vs. Value Report,” which compares the average cost for 35 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale, homeowners can expect to spend upward of $52,000 on an upscale bathroom remodel. That makes a bathroom remodel one of the more expensive home improvement projects a homeowner can undertake. For many homeowners, that costly price tag is simply too much money to commit, especially in an economy where money is still hard to come by. Fortunately, there are several simple ways homeowners can give their bathrooms a new look and feel without breaking the bank. One of the best ways to give a

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thirty six app-artment hunting Percentage of renters who have downloaded an apartment-search app to aid in their search. Source: Apartment Finders “Mobile, Search and Renters” Study

STONEBRIDGE 55+ CONDOMINIUM

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Quiet. 500 N. LaVenture Rd. 360-391-1295 From I-5, Exit 227, East on College Way, South on Laventure Rd., between Fir St. and Division St., at top of hill turn East on Stonebridge entry rd at end of road... you have arrived. Two bedroom, office possible 3rd bedroom, kitchen appliances, gas stove, microwave, disposal, dishwasher, oak cabinets, pantry. Living room, vaulted ceiling with gas fireplace, opens to raised deck. Most rooms with adjustable lighting, bathrooms, one full, one ¾ with sit down and safety bar. Special: Immediate hot water, laundry room, reflex tube and exhaust fan, sink tub, oak cabinets, tile - like floors where water source present. Red oak floors throughout remainder rooms. Doors with handles, not knobs. Specific parcel number 120058. Maintenance fee/mo. $275. Ground maintenance includes association insurance liability covers all building items permanently attached to the building including appliances, earthquake damage, outside paint and roof maintenance.

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360.757.6013 800.869.7084

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MV DUPLEX… well maintained on SAMISH ISLAND… gorgeous views, CRAFTSMAN HOME… attractive 3BR lg corner lot. 2BR, 1 BA, f/place, all solid one level home. 3BR, 2BA, great home w/lg back yard. Large kitchen appliances stay. Attached garage. room, detached 20X40 shop, 3 bays. w/a neat pantry. $149,000. #383240 199,950. #391996 Beautiful beach. $998,000. #325202 83 ACRES… beautiful pasture land, NEW PRICE… 5 BDRM, 3 ALGER AND OLD 99… Corner of high some wooded areas. 3 Br,2 Ba Mfg BATH..1728 sf Palm Harbor home. traffic area (alger Tavern) Rambler, lots home, 2 shops, horse barn,hay loft. Open living rm, master w/walk-in of possibilities. Rural village Commer- Great for cattle ranch,equestrian use. $574,900. #284837 closet. Covered front deck,1 car ga- cial zoning! $179,000. #324553 rage. $135,000. #352434 DON’T MISS THIS COZY… Reno- COMMERCIAL BUILDING… 2300+sf GREAT… business location in Brl. vated home on lg lot, quiet neighbor- bldg in good Burlington location. Lots Bldg only 4 yrs old,includes 2 BR apt. hood, close to schools. Great starter or of options. $175,000. #404080 retirement home. $165,000. #394278 SEE THE WORLD… Gorgeous views $359,500. #286418 BLUEBERRY FARM… 68 acres 5+ ACRES… & 2 homes 40.5’ x from one acre lot in Cascade Ridge. “Certified Organic” fully irrigated 24.5’ garage/shop. Huge patio, sev- Gated area, total privacy. Conway and subterranean drainage system. eral outbuildings, beautifully updated. schools. $495,000. #28094177 $389,950. #393236 $1,875,000. #372666 CONCRETE COMMERCIAL 4 acres SECLUDED 20 ACRES privacy, won- IN TOWN ACREAGE… 2.73 level & fronting Hwy 20 with 600’ of level derful mtn views. Water & power cleared acres close to all the action in frontage. 3360 sf bldg, owner terms. available to edge of property. $99,500. town of Concrete. $86,400. #359855 $325,000. #357884 #330567 CHARMING HOME… A MUST SEE..3 160FT W/FRONT!… low bank on PEACEFUL 55+ PARk spacious Dou- BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage home on dead east side of Big Lake. 1 1/3 ac site, blewide, painted inside/out, new roof, end street, small creek bordering back private, ready for new home. 2 small rentals, several outbuildings incl. a skirting. 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Views/walking yard. $184,500. #352692 trails by Padilla Bay. $48,900. #61564 Evening Phone Calls Welcome saloon & gazebo. $695,000 #386044 Jan Scally Dick Best Shelah Inman Fritz Inman Galen Kindred

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Jeff Ingman 202-2859 Phil Hurtig 770-0787 Mary Jo Reitsma 770-6013 Tim Reichert 391-5587 Tod LeHecka 333-1032

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Bedrooms Do not trap electrical cords against walls. Heat can build up, posing a fire hazard. Use only lab-approved electric blankets and warmers. Make sure cords are not worn or coming apart. Do not leave electric blankets switched on all night unless they are marked “suitable for all night use.” Keep bedding, curtains and other combustible items at least three feet away from space heaters. Never smoke in bed. Replace mattresses made before the 2007 Federal Mattress Flammability Standard. By law, mattresses made since then are required to be safer. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area.

Does Your Family Have a Fire Escape Plan? Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 and marks the 25th anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, a partnership with Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). This program reminds people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks. It’s part of the Energizer platform—that’s positivenergy™—which combines a commitment to performance in products and responsibility in partnerships and programs that make a positive impact on the world. Other safety prevention measures include: Test your smoke alarm. Clean the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors each month with a vacuum. The International Association of Fire Chiefs recommends replacing smoke alarms every 10 years and having a combination of both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms to keep you alert to all types of home fires. Find more fire safety information to keep your family and home safe at www.Energizer.com 6

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When a home fire occurs, you have very little time to get out. A working smoke alarm doubles your chances of survival, yet more than twenty percent of American homes are without them. This means roughly 23 million homes are at risk because of nonworking smoke alarms and an additional 5 million homes are at risk by not having smoke alarms. Twenty-five years ago, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs teamed up to address this problem by providing vital fire safety information to families. They recommend these tips to make a plan for keeping your family and home safe. Make a Plan On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Installing smoke alarms on every level of the home and developing a plan of escape can give your family precious minutes to get out and get to safety. Draw a floor plan of your home and sketch exit routes out of every room. Make sure you have a fire escape ladder long enough to reach the ground from upstairs rooms. Assign an outside meeting place, so you can quickly locate each other. Room by Room The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most families are asleep.

Living Room Do not overload electrical outlets. Check electrical cords for fraying or signs of damage and don’t run them under carpets. Candles are responsible for almost 10,000 fires a year. Use new flameless wax candles which provide the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the hazard of open flame. Keep battery-operated flashlights and lanterns in easily accessible places in case of power failure.

Kitchen Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Never use extension cords to plug in cooking appliances; they can overload the circuit. Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. Keep flammable items away from the cooktop. Keep the cooktop, burners and oven clean. Have a fire extinguisher installed in or near your kitchen.

Garage Store combustible materials in clearly marked containers away from regular sources of heat, such as water heaters, space heaters, boilers and furnaces. Keep flammable products in a dedicated storage container with a closed door. Get rid of stacked boxes, recycling and trash.

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OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 •NEAR HILLCREST PARK, QUIET DEAD END ST. W/FABULOUS VALLEY & SUNSET VIEWS! •CUSTOM INTERIOR W/WALLS OF WINDOWS TO THE VIEW, 3 BD., 2 BA. •GAS HT., GAS FPL., LG. VIEW PATIO W/POND & WATERFALL,”ONE OF A KIND”!!

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•“CUL-DE-SAC” SETTING, 55+ COMMUNITY CLOSE TO SERVICES & MEDICAL •TASTEFULLY APPOINTED INTERIOR W/ BRAZILIAN CHERRYWD. FLRS., UPGRADED ++! •2 HUGE BD., 2 BA., LOVELY DEN/BONUS RM., GAS HT., GAS FPL.

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Q&A

10 years vs. 15, 20 or 30

unemployment rate remains

QUESTION:

employer long enough to get the storied

However, the significant, and few people today will stay with a single

Why not get a 10-year mortgage rather than a 15-, 20- or 30-year loan? Wouldn’t

“gold watch” for 30 years of service. In such an environment, there’s

the rate be cheaper for the loan with the

great value to lower monthly costs and

shortest term?

financial flexibility. Let’s look at a $100,000 mortgage at 4

ANSWER:

percent over 30 years. The rate is fixed. The

It’s true that loans with shorter terms

monthly cost for principal and interest will be

Ask Our Broker By Peter G. Miller

Borrowers with such financing can make bigger monthly payments if they want and thus reduce both the potential interest cost and loan term. However, if there’s a loss of income, borrowers with the 30-year mortgage are only required to make the standard monthly payment of

generally mean less risk for a lender, and

$477.42. Now imagine that same $100,000

therefore rates are lower. Moreover, 10-year

mortgage but with a 10-year term and a

$477.42 versus a required $974.87 for the

loans are surely available: As one example,

3.2 percent rate. The fixed monthly cost for

10-year note in this case. That can be a

the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban

principal and interest is $974.87.

significant difference if times get tough.

Development says that in fiscal year 2011,

The higher cost of the 10-year loan is

So, while I understand the attraction

the Federal Housing Administration insured

a tremendous barrier for most borrowers. A

of 10-year financing, I suspect most people

2,053 loans with terms of 10 years or less. In

better option for most borrowers is a 30-year

would be more secure with a longer-term

the same period, a total of 1.2 million FHA

mortgage with a right to prepay in whole

loan and the right to prepay in whole or in

mortgages were insured.

or in part at any time and without penalty.

part without penalty.

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View Town House Condominium ~ Anacortes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths in 1960 SF. Granite & stainless, Elegant dining & living. Master w/million $ views. Entertainment size views. $369,950 MLS#349331 Jones Atterberry 360.708.1729

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Top floor unit with elevator, 3 bedroom, 2.75 bath, bright with skylights, well maintained, two parking spaces - one covered, 60’ boat slip available as an additional purchase. $399,000 MLS#408210 Rick Bennett 360.202.2630 or Buzz Ely 360.202.4626

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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 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 2 Bdrm, 315 W. Woodworth, S-W. $725 + dep. W/D hookups, no pets/smoking. W/S/G pd. 360-755-1362 3 bdrm, 1 ½ ba, Mount Vernon, W/S/G pd. $745 + dep. $32 app fee. 360-873-8396 ANACORTES 2 units in charming vintage building. Gas heat, washer/ dryer hookups, off street parking. No smoking, small pet ok. Two bedroom $550/month. One bedroom $500/month. $300 deposit 360-474-9479 CALL FOR DETAILS! 360-856-6652 Studios, Mount Vernon. 1 and 2 bdrm apts. 2 bdrm townhouses, S.W.

Very nice 900 sq. ft. country cottage in rural So. MV, applcs. incl., all util. except phone incl., $1,000 damage, $1,000 mo. 360-202-4700 afQuaint, cozy, quiet, 1 bdrm ter 5PM ask for Mike. country apt., 1 mi. N. of S.W. attached to private home with private entry, $600/mo. incl. all utils./cable. 360-856-1701 1 bdrm in Burl. carport, natRENT SPECIAL! 2 bdrm, 1 ba. $750/mo, only ural gas heat, utility room, 1st and deposit required. Wa- $750/mo. W/S pd. $600/ ter, sewer, garbage and basic damage. No pets. 856-6878 cable paid. Washer, dryer 2 bdrm, 1.5 ba, MV, garage, and dishwasher in unit. No W/D hookups. WSG pd. No app. fee. No smoke/pets. smoke. No pets. $725/mo + Available now. Call for de- dep & app fee. (360)629-0430 tails: (360) 755-1428." Nice SW 2 bdrm, fenced yd, Sunny deck, MV 1 & 2 garage, W/G pd. New carpet. Bdrms, W/S/G/basic cable $835 + $750 dep. 856-4266 pd. No smoke/pets. Refs. $765 + dep. 360-305-5666.

MV 512 s. 20th, 2 bdrm, 2 ba, garage, W/D, $800. 1010 S. 16th, 2 bdrm, 1 ba, garage, $750. 424-6974

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Waterfront building lots on the Skagit River in East Skagit County. Located in an excellent, well maintained area above the flood plain with paved roads, water, power, telephone and TV cable. The critical area permits are completed. Prices negotiable. For appt. call George/Owner, 360-3911470.

S.W. 1400+ sq ft. 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba, all applcs, garage, fenced 1 - 4 Bdrm Rentals. yd., $975. 360-708-0362 Piazza Realty Property Mgmt., Inc. 360-424-RENT (7368) www.prpmrentals.com 1 Bdrm cabin for rent, waterfront with parking and dock, S/W included, $1500/mo. Avail. Nov. 1. 360-422-6206 2 bdrm, 1 ba, cozy, well maintained house for rentin S.W., single car garage, extra storage, garbage disp., D/W, gas frplc., $895/mo., $850/ dep. Call Piazza Realty, Property Mgmt 360-424-7368 3 bdrm, 1 ba, 1 car garage, gas heat, G/S pd. S.W. $950 + damage dep. 855-1419

3 bdrm, 2 ba, on 4 treed LACONNER. 1 bdrm apt. acres, 6 mi N. of S.W. $1100/ Approx. 600 sq. ft., above re- mo. $1000/dep. W/S pd. No tail store. Right on water with smoke. Call 360-420-0570 deck with fantastic view. 1 yr 3 BDRM, 2 BA homes avail. lease req'd. No pets/smoke. in MV. (360)391-3268 $775. Call Jeff, 206-343-2350 www.previewskagit.com/ MOVE IN SPECIAL Fairhaven Manor 757-2149 Norris Place 757-3060 2 & 3 Bdrm Apts. W/S/G pd. Great location, some restriction apply. Call or stop in today.

Vacation cabin site: Location, Bunn Hill Lane, 10 miles S. of Molson, E. of Oroville. Teal lake at base of BHL. Top of Davis Rd. Twenty acres of view property. Sitz Mark Ski area. Only 6 miles from this property. $35,000. Phone 360-391-1295

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$400/mo. Ladies 55 yrs or older. All utilities paid. Clean. Safe. Central location, close to downtown S.W., bus stop, across from Senior Center. Very large home, beautifully furnished. Must be seen to be appreciated. No pets. 360770-9449 Room for rent in MV 3 bdrm house, unfurnished, $317/ mo. + 1/3 utils. 360-848-7053

1977 Broadmore 14x68 Mobile Home, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, gas heat & water, $10,000. 55 plus park, Evergreen Mobile, 2210 Hwy 99 S, Space 15, Mount Vernon. Call 360-424-5133.

MOVE IN SPECIAL! Big Lake waterview RV space. $300. (206) 778-8147

Burlington business park, warehouse/office combo, 4,060 sq. ft. warehouse, 1,066 sq. ft. office, 600 sq. ft. mezzanines, loading dock. Call Al Brown, 360-770-9877

1986 Skyline, 28x40 mfg. home, 2 Bdrm, 1 ½ Ba in a 55+ park, remodeled, new carpet, has all gas applcs., exc. ramp to deck. See at 24443 Wicker Rd. #38, Sedro-Woolley. $20,000 cash. Open to negotiations on furniture. 360-708-9521

Need your manufactured home sold? We have buyers and pre-owned financing available for home only or land home packages, 20 years old and newer. Manufactured Housing Resource, 360-855-2214

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Marvelous home for entertaining in "Old Town" Anacortes. Views of Guemes Channel; Approx. 2266 sq. ft., 4 bdrm, 2 ¾ baths; Wolf cooktop, Subzero refrig, Fine Wood oak cabinets with granite; 4 landscaped lots on corner with paved alley; Must see to appreciate. Appointments only. 2102 10th Street, Anacortes $639,000 (360) 293-5409 or (360) 770-4334.

14848 VALLEY VIEW DR., MOUNT VERNON $224,900

OPEN HOUSE ON SAT., OCT. 13 FROM 12:00-2:00 Spacious, well maintained home nestled among beautiful Skagit Valley farmlands on .29 acre. 1800+ SF with 3 bdrms & 2.5 ba. Light & bright open kitchen with dining rm leads to expansive west facing deck to enjoy the sunsets. Family rm with frplc & French doors to lower patio & play area. Lrg, level backyard with garden shed & play area. Utility rm, RV parking, MLS# 411233 Call Cindy Sullivan at (360)941-9443 WRE/Skagit Valley

BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME 2281 S. 19th Street This newly-completed 2000 sq. ft. rambler features 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 baths on a large lot in a secluded, quiet South Mount Vernon mature neighborhood. Designed for relaxed living with an open floor plan and high ceilings. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. PRICE REDUCED TO $275,000. *Sale must close by 11/30/12 at this price. Call Jeff Ingman (360) 202-2859 Brown McMillen Real Est.

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Artists & Gardeners Private oasis of patios, walks, rocks & pond, exotic trees, shrubs and an incredible view. 2340 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 2 ½ ba home with natural and pleasing colors and design. Large corner lot, close to all amenities. A SPECIAL FIND!!!!! $339,000 By owner, 360-424-6786 627 Waugh Rd., MV OPEN HOUSE Sat. & Sun., 1PM to 4PM

I want one with wheels Going RV'n must sell quick 2,100 sq. ft. $230,000 with $10,000 in upgrades or cash. 3 or 4 bdrm, 2 ½ ba, extra large master bedroom with walk-in closet, fireplace, bath with 2 sinks & sitting area. First floor ½ bath optional bedroom/ storage room. Fireplace in rec. room joined together with dining area and kitchen with lots of storage and double oven. Formal dining and living room joined for one long room. Wooded lot 99'x195' deep. Thunderbird area. Professional closing at lender of your choice. Call 360-8994451 or make offer!

Beautiful restored Classic Victorian home. Many original features: fir floors & woodwork. New kitchen offers granite countertops, S.S., gas cook top & double oven. Impressive entry; parlor with French doors; formal living & dining rooms. Lg. garage/shop with loft & garden/storage shed. Cobblestone pathways & patio, privacy hedge, fruit trees & grape arbor. MLS#331718. skagitvalleyhomes.com Call Bill & Jannette Krieger, (360) 421-4446 WRE/Skagit Valley OWNER TERMS 3 bdrm, good condition, easy financing, reasonable down, 6% interest, 10 year balloon. Minutes from downtown. Open Sunday, 3 to 5. Call Diane Real Estate 2000 853-6092 This won't last.

SEDRO-WOOLLEY Rent-to-own this new 1470 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2 ba. Green built home. $1,450.00 mo. For details go to www.skagitsolutions.com TWO HOMES ON 5.32 PARK-LIKE ACRES!

Everything has been updated inside and out! Main house has 3 bdrms, 1 ¾ baths, brand new kitchen with granite and built-ins, laminate flooring, vaulted ceilings, crown molding and many more upgrades! Detached 40' X 24' garage/shop. Huge patio, beautiful landscaping, walking trails & charming play house with loft. Cozy accessory dwelling has attached garage/shop, 1 ½ baths. $389,950. MLS # 393236. Contact Jan Scally @ 360.421.5160 for an appointment to view. Brown-McMillen Real Estate

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RANCH RAMBLER 27930 Hoehn Road, Sedro-Woolley 32 LEVEL ACRES $369,000 Historic Craftsman 1216 S. 3rd, Mount Vernon 1/3 acre, updated & movein ready. 3 BDRM w/walkin closets (master has 2), office & gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, stone backsplash, custom fir cabinets, dual-fuel stove w/double ovens, DW & large pantry. Hardwood plus tile & laminate. Large, fully-fenced backyard w/patio, RV parking Unfinished attached back porch & approx 300 sq ft storage building, detached 144 sq ft stick-built shed w/1/2 loft. By appt only: Tim 360.941.6085. www.forsalebyowner.com, listing #23927266. $209,900

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New price for custom built 3 bdrm, 2 ½ ba w/family room off kitchen, dining room overlooks private backyard, fresh interior paint, oversized 2 car garage, circular drive. Acreage suitable for farming or livestock, some marketable timber.

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9232 COLLINS RD, SEDRO-WOOLLEY

2202 MONICA DR, MOUNT VERNON $225,000 This is a very nice house! Cherry kitchen cabinets, solid surface countertops, hardwood floors throughout, windows are airport glass to enhance quietness. Basement completely finished with kitchen, fireplace and separate entrance. Enjoy the sunsets from Chris Miller the deck! MLS#410701 360-333-1868

$269,850 2905 TIMOTHY PLACE, MOUNT VERNON

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$145,950 1204 VIRGINIA ST, MOUNT VERNON

940 HOMESTEAD DR, BURLINGTON $299,500

Fantastic home! Fantastic location! Many electrical and plumbing upgrades to this contractor’s home. Custom features, glorious kitchen; family room with fireplace; fully fenced yard with unique storage building; generous double garage. Nearby pond with eagles, squirrels ,frogs and Danya Wolf deer! MLS#406842 360-708-8294

$175,000 906 WARREN ST. MOUNT VERNON

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Awesome location in the country, cute 2 bedroom, one story 1910 farmhouse with 9+ acres and great views all around. Features Vinyl siding, vinyl windows, barn, outbuildings, fruit trees, garden space and RV parking. MLS#408349

4 XXX GOLDEN VIEW AVE, LA CONNER

180 plus degree view of Saratoga Passage, islands, and incredible sunsets. 82 feet of sandy beach waterfront, ready for your dream home! Sloped lot with fabulous view and sandy beach below Madrona trees. 0.435 acre (18,960 square feet) Water and electricity available. MLS#347364

23191 STATE ROUTE 9, MOUNT VERNON

Vintage 2 bedroom Mount Vernon home close to town yet setting nicely among big cedar and fir trees: Remodeled and updated. Copper adorned railing for steps lead one to peaceful, covered front porch. Masonry fireplace w/river rock chimney is living & dining room focal point. Second decking over looks impeccably groomed fenced area for pets; & tree swing. Master suite offers incredible bath Danya Wolf Brett Tacker with rich tiled shower. MLS#401198 360-840-7931 360-708-8294 19540 PARSON CREEK RD, SEDRO-WOOLLEY $129,000 $249,000 3 STARVATION RIDGE LANE, MOUNT VERNON $249,000 Creative Financing. Just across the street from Bakerview Park. All appliances included. The home boasts brand new carpet and paint in all 3 bedrooms, living, dining and bonus room. Master has a full size bath. The other 2 bedrooms and 2nd bath are located at the opposite end of home from the master. Fenced yard and off-street Sandy Everett parking. MLS#362042 360-202-3706

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BRING OFFERS. 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

$489,000 14833 MOUNTAIN VIEW LANE, CONCRETE

Danya Wolf 360-708-8294

Land Acquisition Loan. Beautiful 1.13 ac property convenient location to Bellingham and Burlington. The value of this property is in the land and basically the home is a freebie!! Wonderful site to build your dream home. The land is parked out with mature landscaping, it is fully fenced and has a 2 car detached garage. There is also a storage shed with electricity and would make a nice Donna Kurras hobby workshop. MLS#:300921 360-770-7596

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1 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD, MOUNT VERNON

Located just outside the Mount Vernon City limits, this wooded 1 acre plus lot could be a building site for a stick built, modular, or manufactured home, w/plenty of room. Tract has been surveyed (LeGro and Associates) and wetlands have been delineated (Oscar Graham and Pat Bunting). 1.27 acres. MLS#336556

$130,000 XXX MOUNTAIN VIEW LANE, ROCKPORT

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Quaint, energy efficient 2 bedroom home with beautiful Master Gardener yard, located on the hill in Mount Vernon. Rent of only $700 per month includes sewer and garbage. Other utilities combine for a low average payment of $84!! Deposit is equal to one month rent, there is a $45 per adult background fee.

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If you like beautiful mtn. scenery & enjoy lots of great outdoor activities,you will love these 2 lots in the Sauk River Estates at the gateway to the High Cascades near the North Cascade Hwy. It’s also a great place to relax around the BBQ while viewing the peaceful mtns. These lots are a very short distance from scenic Sauk River & all its beauty. Lots certified to build in 2003 & there is water & septic system on the property. Water quality is said to be some of Richard Dickman the best by some of the residents. MLS#412710 360-420-3155

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 w/cedar groves. Richard Dickman 360-420-3155 Close to town. MLS#175569

360.424.0300 or 360.853.8888 or 800.697.4118

PRICE REDUCED. Beautiful, wooded mountainous property located in the gateway to the Cascade Mountains. Two parcels 38.55 (P31040) ac & 3.31 (P31041) ac w/possibility to subdivide into two residential buildable properties. Easy walking distance to scenic Sauk River & adjacent to Sauk Richard Dickman 360-420-3155 River Estates. MLS#341205

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