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PRIVATE END UNIT overlooking the 18th fairway of Sudden Valley golf course. Loft bdrm w/2 baths, tile floors & newer carpet. Vaulted ceilings for lots of natural light & private covered balcony. Within walking distance of the golf course, restaurants & trails. $159,000.

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Volume 40, Issue 11 Bellingham / Whatcom County, WA

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Low Bank Waterfront, shared dock with approximately 70 feet of moorage dedicated to this property. Beautiful view with amazing fishing just beyond the dock. Private beach. Includes two additional tax parcels. House is furnished with modern appliances, air conditioning, heat, generator, all included in purchase. Expansive master suite with multiple closets and a large bath including a Jacuzzi tub with an ocean view. Large windows provide views from every room. $2,100,000.

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BLAINE - ELEGANT & EXCEPTIONAL, well-appointed Eide home w/remarkable bay views & impressive features! Main level grand LR w/reclaimed Douglas fir beams, formal DR, chef's kitchen w/island & huge walk-in pantry, superb Mstr suite & more! Enjoy sunsets from your heated deck! Lower level has radiant flr heat, 500-bottle wine rm, deluxe wetbar, 8-seat theater & shop/rec rm! $1,490,000

BELLINGHAM - OUTSTANDING 4.48 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE W/MT BAKER VIEWS! Enjoy Mt Baker views & space for your horses in Bellingham! Spacious home features main level Master, 2-sided FP, formal dining, kitchen w/granite & SS applncs, bonus rm, & guest suite w/kitchenette! Wrap around deck, hot tub, barn, pastures, fruit trees, new furnace & MORE! $700,000

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DEMING - EXCEPTIONAL EQUESTRIAN FACILITY 174 ACRES - outstanding training, boarding & breeding facility on 174 acres w/ 3 homes. Massive indoor arena, vet lab, outdoor arena, covered round pen, and so much more! $3,000,000

LYNDEN - LIKE-NEW CONDITION! Open main lvl flrpln w/gas FP & functional kitchen w/ granite counters, walk-in pantry & SS appls. Spacious master ste w/walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings & master bth w/walk-in shower. Heated tile floor & walls & dbl vanity. Ductless heat pump & tankless water heater. Fenced bkyd w/covered patio, hot tub & fruit trees! $500,000

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BELLINGHAM - STYLISHLY UPDATED 3BD COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD HOME Large living rm w/soaring ceilings, crown moulding & bamboo flrs. Gorgeous kitchen w/ quartz counters, SS appliances, new cabinetry, & eat-in bar opens to lrg sunroom! Master w/ ensuite bath. Covered patio, fully-fenced yard w/raised garden beds. $435,000

BELLINGHAM - PANORAMIC LAKE SAMISH VIEWS from 2.71 acre lot! Outstanding Lake Samish views from this 2.71 acre lot in private gated community. Located at the end of Prescott Ln. Water & sewer available. Lot has been cleared. Build your dream home here ! $250,000

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Master bedroom offers a jetted tub and large steam shower with panoramic views from the beds location. Three-car garage. Separate lot above has shop for RV parking. Two tideland lots below also included. Contact Brent @360-920-3513 $1,285,000

ENJOY ALL THAT LAKE PADDEN HAS TO OFFER . with this spacious 4 BR home. Nestled peacefully among the trees away from the hustle & bustle, yet five minutes to Fairhaven, Galbraith & I-5. Spacious Living Room with fireplace & office all connected to the extended back deck. $550,000

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INVESTMENT CASH COW!! . 4BRs on the main flr & potentially 2 more BRs upstairs! Updated bath & kitchen. Washer & Dryer plus new appliances: oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge. Newly painted exterior. Deck, & roof in great shape. Lrg fully fenced yard. ZONING allows for ADU. Plenty of parking. Perfect to addition to your rental portfolio. Area parks, biking trails, Bus Route & more. Close to Barkley Village! $359,000

SANDY POINTS HEIGHTS . 3 bedroom 2 full bathroom home in Sandy Points Heights w/ amazing views of the Bay, Mt Baker and Lummi Island! Large 1/3 acre lot that goes all the way down to the beach. Waterfront, private beach access, marina, pool, golf course and amenities. $365,000

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GREAT ROOM CONCEPT . with tons of windows; granite countertops; SS appliances; lrg island; vinyl plank flooring & quality doors & trim make this a welcoming space. Lrg utility room w/ lots of storage located close to all bdrms for maximum convenience. Heat pump/AC/Tankless H2O & fully fenced yard! Contact Jen @360-303-1708 $384,950

INVESTOR ALERT! . 6 bdrm, lrg Bellingham home, on a corner lot. Partially fenced w/ main & lower level access to bkyrd. 3 BRs on upper including Master Suite, 3 on lower + 2nd living area. Lrg windows lets in lots of light. Deck off dining rm for outdoor entertaining, fplc in both LRs, full utility rm w/ storage on lower level. Upper 3BRs were rented out for 1,400/mo. $488,955


Top Bathroom Renovation Tips

THAT CAN ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

A bathroom can be among the top selling points in a home. Upgrading your bathroom prior to listing the home for sale may enable you to sell it at a higher price point. Here are some of ways that you can improve your bathroom and get the highest possible return on your investment. ADD AN ADDITIONAL SINK If you have to share the bathroom with your spouse or kids, it’s important to have multiple sinks. This allows both parents to get ready for work at once or both kids to get ready for school at the same time. It also allows each person to keep their area of the vanity as clean or as messy as they want without infringing on others. ADD A TOUCH OF LUXURY Buyers will have a harder time not putting an offer on a home when it has a luxurious feel to it. Adding a Jacuzzi to the bathroom will make a buyer feel as if he or she were about to buy a spa instead of a residential property. Working with companies can make it possible to make your bathroom luxurious yet affordable at the same time. ADD MORE STORAGE There are many items that you want or need to keep in a bathroom at any given time. For instance, you’ll likely want to keep extra rolls of toilet paper handy or have extra hand towels available. You’ll also want to keep your toothbrush, toothpaste and deodorant

in the bathroom. By adding a closet, a larger vanity or extra drawers underneath your current vanity, you provide plenty of space for multiple people to share the bathroom peacefully. PUT IN NEW TILE Replacing your current floor in favor of a tile one can improve the look and feel of the entire space. In fact, a remodeling contractor can add a heated floor that is ideal for those cold winter days or those chilly spring mornings. It can make it easier to face the prospect of walking to the shower or sink without the need to find your socks and slippers first. Even if you don’t have a large remodeling budget, you can still make your bathroom look and feel like the best room in the house. When done properly, this space can be the centerpiece of the home and help to attract eager buyers willing to pay top dollar for it. This appeared first on RISMedia’s Housecall. Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, Calif. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


DON’T SCARE BUYERS AWAY THIS HALLOWEEN By Liz Dominguez

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com.

You may be getting into the holiday spirit this October, but remember that if you’re trying to sell your home, you still have to appeal to the majority of buyers. Not everyone is into the haunted house scene, so maybe tone down the spook factor while you’re on the market.

KEEP IT LIT

You may be trying to set the mood with dim, orange or black lighting, but if your house comes across as dark, then you might be alienating buyers from the get-go. If holiday-themed lights are your weak spot, try to keep them as part of your outdoor decoration, and at a minimum. Trendy lanterns are a great way of boosting your seasonal lighting without incorporating off-putting plastic string lights.

KEEP IT NEAT

You want your home to appear as neat as possible when it’s on the market. Any excess decorations—even if they’re fake spiders, tombstones, ghouls or spider webs—can come across as clutter. Make it as easy as possible for buyers to envision themselves living in the house. Selling will be significantly harder if your home looks like a scene from a horror movie. (On that note, put the fake blood away for the time being, as well.)


PUT THE ANIMATRONICS AWAY

Sure, the sudden sounds and animation are a great way of frightening friends and family when they walk through your door, but you certainly don’t want to have that effect on buyers. Keep the funny, animated Halloween decor, that comes to life with motion sensors, stored away until your home is off the market. Even if turned off, these characters will distract buyers from the real reason for their visit: to see if it’s a place they can call home.

DON’T DECK OUT THE EXTERIOR

While you may be proud of your hair-raising cemetery, rolling fog and thundering sound effects, prospective buyers may have a hard time looking past your seasonal decor. All of the Halloween accessories can take part in molding buyers’ first impressions. You want them to think of your place as home, not a haunted attraction.

If you can’t live without the Halloweenthemed accessories, keep it simple. There are plenty of Gothic-inspired items that scream Halloween without being over the top. A simple black rose wreath on your front door and a couple of pumpkins by the entrance won’t hurt your chances of selling. Candles are a great way to show off your holiday spirit, and they also make your home smell clean. Many fall centerpieces with leaves and twigs look great for Halloween, so double up on your autumn decor! Don’t focus on the fact that you can’t embellish every nook and cranny with scream-worthy accessories. Remember, the faster you sell, the faster you can get into the comforts of your new place, where blood-curdling screams and chilling ghost stories make you feel at home. Liz Dominguez is RISMedia’s associate content editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at ldominguez@rismedia.com. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


ASK THE EXPERT How Should I Prepare a Home to Sell in the Fall? Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, President of Pillar to Post Home Inspectors. Q: What are your top tips for preparing to sell a home in the fall? A: First and foremost, use the beauty of the season. If you’re lucky enough to live in a region that experiences changing seasons, take advantage of everything the season has to offer by incorporating autumnal flowers, plants and floral arrangements into the mix. Whether it’s colorful mums or adding intense color and drama to the home’s exterior with perennials, feature a variety of fall floral arrangements both inside and outside the home. Next, be sure to check the roof and gutters. While a roof ’s drainage system diverts thousands of gallons of water from a home’s exterior and foundation walls, it’s important to keep the process moving in order to avoid water damage. In addition to taking the time to unclog and clean the gutters, now is also a good time to inspect the roof from top to bottom. In addition to looking for damage to metal flashing in and around vents and chimneys, check ridge shingles for cracks and wind damage. While outside, take the time to check driveways, walkways and steps for any noticeable damage. Fixing any problem areas during the fall is critical in order to prevent little

problems from becoming expensive headaches down the line. Look for cracks that are more than 1/8-inch wide, uneven sections and loose railings on steps. Before the bitter temperatures of the winter season move in, take the necessary steps to ensure that outside faucets and in-ground irrigation systems don’t freeze and burst. Close any shutoff valves serving outside faucets, and then open the outside faucet to the drain line. If you don’t have shut-off valves, or freeze-proof faucets, you can buy faucet covers at your local home improvement store. Moving inside, check the home for air leaks, as gaps in caulk and weatherstripping can account for 10 percent of a home’s heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. While weather-stripping is the most costeffective way to control heating and cooling costs, it should be checked and replaced as needed every six months. And last, but not least, bring in a professional to inspect the home’s heating system to ensure it’s working properly before the cold weather arrives.

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PNW CONTEMPORARY meets modern rustic in this 2677 s.f. 2bd (large upstairs bedroom could be two for a total of 3)/1.75 ba home on 8.5 acres. Polished concrete & southern pine flooring, solid core hemlock & fir doors, solid wood trim, metal railings, roofing & siding. In-floor hot water radiant heat (even in the attached garage!), stainless appliances, light, bright & awesome! Oversized attached garage, detached 26x30 extra garage, and gorgeous 48x66 barn w/it's own 200 amp service. Perfect! $718,354. For more photos, Text R974926 to 52187

BRAND NEW Pacific Northwest Modern home nearing completion on the south side of Bellingham. 4 bedrooms (main floor master suite) w/3 full baths and an additional half bath. Tall ceilings with large windows that bring in tons of natural light. Living & family rooms plus a 2nd kitchen in the finished basement. Tons of storage. 4th bedroom would make a great office space. Green space to the south provides extra privacy...great lot! Walk to Sehome Village, and only minutes to Lake Padden. $639,900. For more photos, Text R979822 to 52187

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SPECTACULAR FRONT ROW BAY VIEW from this meticulously maintained home. Beautifully landscaped with large entertainment patio to take in the breath taking view. Just off the patio is the great entertainment area inside with adjoining kitchen, dining, and living rooms. The main floor also has a master suite with adjoining walk in closet & bath. Half bath on main floor for guests. Upstairs is a bath & two more bedrooms, one with a walk out balcony facing the bay. Large garage with nice work area $699,000. Text R876266 to 52187


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3610 Meridian Street Bellingham, WA 98225

POPULAR LOCATION IN THE MERIDIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT and close to Bellingham. Well off the road sits this 3726 SF NW contemporary home on 6.81 acres. 1728 SF stick built shop including 10x36 overhang can be used as a barn or shop or a little of both. Kitchen was recently updated w/ new stainless appliances and the hardwood floors have been sanded and polished. Downstairs is the 2nd kitchen with a huge rec room plus a bedroom and bath. Nice pasture land and small wooded area. $650,000. For more photos - Text R955572 to 52187

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A GREAT HOBBY FARM on 2.40 acres. Marlette home w/ a 24 x 40 shop. Great property with an individual well & recently inspected 3BR septic. Functional flrpln with two living areas, huge master suite & lrg kitchen. Forced air heat & central A/C. House is situated well off the road& sits about in the middle of the 2.40 acres. EZ access to I-5 & only 15 minutes to B’ham. $355,000. Text R977974 to 52187

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this picturesque 4.87 parcel. Level with some rolling topography and mostly mowed grass with a wooded area in the back and to the north. Property is surveyed w/visible markers and the culvert/apron are installed. Water and power are in the street. Quiet location, little traffic and very private. $175,000.

PERFECT CORNER LOCATION across the street from Walgreens, O'Reilly Auto Parts & Starbucks. High visibility just west of I-5. Current use is a veterinarian clinic. Back 1/3 of the blding is a 3BR/2BA apt. 13 parking spots, 12,850 square foot lot. Zoning is mixed use commercial. Lots of choices. Current lease for another 2 years. 3889 SF building. $950,000.


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DOUBLE DOOR ETCHED GLASS FRONT ENTRY sets the stage Skeer’s construction design upgrades: Designer ceilings, wainscot, carpet inset, slate, tile, French doors, Master suite with 2 walk-ins, Family Rm wet bar, laundry chute, walk-in hall closet, speaker system, RV parking with removable fence. Enticing back yard w/upper patio gas Brick BBQ, gazebo tent, table & garden shed. Lower patio w/jacuzzi & awning. $512,000. Text R937601 to 52187

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SEALINKS $424,500. New Construction 4 bedroom 3 full baths! Main level, 3 bd, 2 full bths, designer floors, gas fireplace, granite counter tops with tile back-splash, Gas stove, includes: micro, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Garden level as separate suite, over 1000 sq. ft. +/- for office, mother in law, games room, homeschooling, artist studio, more bedrooms, one full bath. One other garden level room. Hardi plank siding, composition roof, spacious garage with higher ceilings. Walk to beach! Gated community.

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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT HOME on 1.5 acres w/Mt Baker view, in established private gated community! Gourmet kitchen, upgraded SS appl, island w/eating bar, dining area, wet bar, fully covered outdoor living space w/stone gas fireplace! Private master suite w/ luxurious master ba, oversized upstairs bonus rm, mud rm w/cabinets, counter, & storage closet. 3 car garage w/cabinets & work area, storage shed, & 2nd patio! $848,000.

WONDERFULLY DESIGNED custom built home, den/office or 4th bd, formal dining rm w/coffered ceiling, stunning floor to ceiling stone fplc w/timber mantle, vaulted pine ceiling open to beautiful gourmet kitchen w/dining area & access to patio. Private master suite & luxurious master ba! Exterior freshly painted, plus sprinkler system, spacious patio, and private back yard! $550,000.

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UPSCALE CONDO overlooking the 13th & 14th tee of Homestead Golf Course. Beautiful unit w/hardwood flrs, cherry cabinets, granite tile counters, kitchen open to eating area & living rm w/gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling, master on main, den plus another bonus space. Patio w/great views, excellent neighborhood, clean & move in ready! $339,000.

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STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS over Birch Bay & Marina, extending to San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker & Twin Sisters. 4bd/2.5ba, Spacious mstr & bth, beautiful kitchen open to eating area, formal dining & living w/access to deck, great for entertaining & watching amazing sunsets! Lower level w/new carpet, kitchen, & family room. Fenced yard w/ sprinklers, New siding, 50 yr roof, heat pump, 2 car garage. Move in ready! 799,900.

WATERFRONT shared dock with approximately 70 feet of moorage. Beautiful view with amazing fishing just beyond the dock. Private beach. Includes two additional tax parcels. House is furnished with modern appliances, air conditioning, heat, & generator. Expansive master suite with multiple closets and a large bath including a Jacuzzi tub with an ocean view. Large windows provide views from every room. $2,100,000.

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360-738-7070 Western Realty NEAR LAKE!

Text R1000383 to 52187 for more info SILVER BEACH SCHOOLS! Big Rock Garden Cream Puff. Move in condition, formal living & dining. Full basement too. Close to Lake. Backs up to greenbelt. $565,000. James Heintz 360-319-4894

NEW CARPET!

Text R1000411 to 52187 for more info PEACEFUL, SERENE & SUNNY cup-desac with room for everyone. New carpet and appliances. Open living and vaulted ceilings. 5+ bedrooms and 3 full bath as well as 2,972sf! Perfectly ready for everything! $425,000. The Don Hale Team 360-312-5891

SPACIOUS & AFFORDABLE!

Text R958912 to 52187 for more info THIS SPACIOUS 3 bed 2 bath home offers a large living area with french doors opening into the dining and kitchen.†The roomy master suite has a walkin closet and full bath. Exterior features covered front porch, private back deck, fully fenced low maintenance yard and plenty of parking. $375,000. Ben Kinney Team 360-739-1995

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1 LEVEL LIVING!

Text R974826 to 52187 for more info EASY ONE LEVEL LIVING Tweed Twenty extra large corner lot with 3 bed / 2 bath/ 1,380 sf and all new wiring! Extra tall living room ceiling. Park-like, fully fenced yard with mature landscaping. Close to everything. $400,000. The Don Hale Team 360-312-5891

STUNNING PROPERTY!

Text R680697 to 52187 for more info BEAUTIFUL Salmon Ridge property! Secluded 19.43 acres on the skirts of the Cascade Range. Build your dream home with mountain views, yet live in the privacy of your own personal forest. Minutes from Bellingham & still be close to all that the Mt Baker recreational facilities have to offer. Community well in place. $225,000. Dan Pittsenbarger 360-739-9876

NEWLY RENOVATED!

Text R983382 to 52187 for more info FRESHLY UPDATED 3 bed 2 bath home in historic York neighborhood. New stainless steel appliances, heat pump, tankless water heater, quartz countertops and tile backsplash make this home move in ready. Minutes to downtown Bellingham! $399,000. Ben Kinney Team 206-227-5487

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1.14 ACRES!

Text R988888 to 52187 for more info 4 BED / 2 BATH / 1,668SF private country living and pride in ownership with this clean & cozy home with many updates such as new vinyl windows, updated bathrooms, fresh paint, new heating system & water heater. $310,000. The Don Hale Team 360-312-5891

3 MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

Text R5744 to 52187 for more info 3 MOUNTAIN VIEWS, PRIVACY, custom wood accents, hot tub, 2 homes in one. 2 kitchens with separate entrances. Hickory, maple and hardwood floors. Aromatic cedar in all baths. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704

HUD HOME!

Text R964045 to 52187 for more info 2BD, 2BA HOME in Sedro Woolley! Great single level home with open floor plan. Extra space in addition with family room and kitchenette. Large fully fenced back yard with garden space great for relaxing or entertaining. Stephanie 206-289-0195

PRICE REDUCED!

Text R1001761 to 52187 for more info HUD HOME FOR SALE IN SEDRO WOOLLEY Sedro Woolley with permitted addition that provides room for expansion in this 2 bed 2 bath home.

Text R955415 to 52187 for more info LARGE 4 BED 3.5 BATH Bellingham home. Room to spread out with separate office and huge rec room featuring wet bar. Close to Barkley shopping area and walking trails. Call for a personal tour.Ê

Text R687215 to 52187 for more info CUSTOM-BUILT 3 bed/2 bath rambler w/ Mt. Baker views, open floorplan, lots of natural light, truly an entertainers dream! Enjoy soaring ceilings & over-sized kitchen w/ss appliances & granite counters.

Stephanie 206-289-0195

Amy Amos 360-739-9980

Nick Berard 360-770-3245


Fall-Inspired Decor TOPS THE LIST WHEN IT COMES T O AT T R AC T I N G P R O S P E C T I V E BUYERS THIS SEASON By Keith Loria

Now that autumn is in full swing, there are less house hunters hitting the pavement looking for their dream home, driving competition among sellers to a whole new level. If your home is currently on the market, taking advantage of all that comes with the fall season can go a long way toward attracting those who are seriously looking for a home they can settle into before the holidays.

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tart by adding a lovely wreath to your home’s front door, as this is the first thing prospective buyers will see. Wreaths made out of pinecones are not only popular for decorating during the fall season; they’ll also exude a fresh aroma that screams fall anytime someone walks through the front door.

It’s also important that you don’t neglect the exterior of your home. With a plethora of fall offerings available at your local gardening store, including mums, pumpkins and gourds, creating an eyecatching fall garden out front is an easy way to incorporate a festive atmosphere into your landscape.

When it comes to the inside of the house, the dining room and kitchen are perfect areas for incorporating fall colors by way of freshly picked flowers or even a bowl of bright red apples. You can even mix berries or colorful leaves in a planter to bring some nature into the space. Corn is another popular decorating item that can be incorporated into many areas of the home. Not only can it be placed in a bowl, it can be hung up in a tasteful design or used as the centerpiece of a display.

If your lawn is flush with trees, take the time to rake regularly and clean up any branches or debris that might litter the ground after heavy rains and wind whip through the area.

If you’re looking for a more subtle touch, the addition of plaid or fall-colored fabric is a great way to liven up a living room or family room. From table runners to pillows and even simple throws, the options are endless. Something as simple as placing a plant in the corner of a room will also go a long way toward livening up the space.

As Halloween approaches, take care not to go overboard with decorations. While spider webs and animatronics are festive, the last thing you want is for Halloween decorations to become the focal point of your home when prospective buyers drop in to visit. There’s no reason that the autumn season can’t be an important one for sellers. By taking advantage of fall décor and colors, you’ll hopefully be seeing plenty of green in the future. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


WINTERIZE IN THE ALL TO AVOID EPAIRS LATER WINTERIZE I N T H E FA L L T O AV O I D R E PA I R S L AT E R

Autumn is here, so don’t fall behind on your seasonal home repairs checklist. It pays to know which renovations to tackle now, which repairs can wait until next season, and what preventative measures can help you avoid large-scale, costly repairs. One of the first steps that homeowners need to take is to winterize in autumn, before the cold weather really hits. “While staying warm is top of mind for many homeowners this upcoming winter, it is important to note that in order to stay warm and dry, homes must first be functioning properly,” says Bill Jacques, American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) president. “A home inspection in the fall can help homeowners prioritize maintenance projects as the seasons change and weather becomes more severe.” ASHI recommends fall as the ideal time to begin home inspector consultations and any necessary home repairs. Maintenance costs are generally lower when homeowners proactively prepare their home for winter weather instead of waiting to fix issues that arise, such as burst pipes and damaged roofs.


Homeowners may want to consult with a professional home inspector or another local professional on winterizing projects, such as: y

Cleaning gutters and downspouts When ice damming occurs, water cannot drain from gutters and can sometimes seep into the home and damage ceilings and walls. Further, when you have a buildup of autumn leaves in your gutters; it can put stress on them. Add in some winter snow later on top, and you have a recipe for gutters buckling under the weight, and falling down, causing damage to your roof and exterior.

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Roof, siding and shutter repairs Heavy rains and high winds can call for window protection from shutters and the necessity of a sturdy exterior and roof for protection. Damaged shingles can become even more damaged during the winter months, and cause water to leak in under them. ASHI recommends inspecting your roof, siding and shutters at least once a year.

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Caulking cracks to stop cold drafts According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can waste 5 to 30 percent of your energy use. Worn-out weather stripping around doors and windows allows cold air to seep into the home, which increases heating costs. You should also place a draft guard under any doors that lead to the exterior. This will help keep cold air out throughout the fall and winter.

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Inspecting chimneys Adding a cap or screen to the top of a chimney will prevent birds from nesting or animals from entering. ASHI also recommends inspecting the damper for proper operation and checking mortar between bricks. If you have a gas fireplace, the fall is a good time to make sure the pilot light and gas lines are functioning properly.

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Checking batteries in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors Many fires or cases of carbon monoxide poisoning occur during the cooler months due to an increase in furnace and other heat source usage. If you have gas appliances, you need a CO detector for increased safety.

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Change your furnace filters It is important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Pick a date and mark in on your calendar each month as a reminder. You can also consider switching to a permanent filter, which while more costly, reduces waste, hassle and removes more debris.

“The time to get serious about necessary home repairs is before the temperature starts dropping,” says Jacques. “Once winter weather begins and your home has problems, you will be wasting money each month, so think about getting your home professionally inspected in the fall so you can keep the home in good condition and reduce problems from lack of maintenance. Home inspectors can help identify problems so you can keep your home in good condition.”


SELLING A HOME?

CHECK YOUR PLUMBING If you’re selling your home, your to-do list is likely stacked: find a REALTOR®, get an inspection, make needed improvements, up your curb appeal, and the list goes on. Another important facet to keep in mind before listing is to make sure your plumbing is up-to-date. “When selling a home, you’re going to find each buyer’s home inspector will examine some of the same items,” says Max Rose, owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. “It can be a worthwhile investment to make some repairs to strengthen a home’s appeal to potential buyers and give sellers more negotiating power.”

Rose recommends sellers evaluate the state of the following items:

WATER HEATER

WATER PRESSURE REGULATOR

TYPE OF PIPING USED

“Each buyer has their own deal breakers, but if you’re finding that the water heater is coming up as a common strike point on a requested repairs list, it might be worth it to install a new one,” Rose says. “Having these issues come up on a buyer’s home inspection is only going to add to the stress of selling your home.”

LEAKING PIPES

Before listing your home, reach out to your local, trusted plumber for a full inspection of your plumbing and water heating systems. They can help recommend what improvements to make now, and what can wait for the new owner. Talking to a plumber will also give you peace of mind before your home’s inspection.

The water heater is one of the more common big-ticket repairs that can arise from a home inspection. If the water heater is on the older side, a buyer may request it be serviced and flushed, if not replaced entirely, as a condition of going through with the home purchase. Some older homes are plumbed with piping and/or fittings that have been recalled or had class-action lawsuits filed against the manufacturer. If your home has these materials in them, there is a good chance a potential buyer will want it replaced. If the home has a crawl space, it can be relatively easy to check for leaky plumbing. If there are leaky pipes, that could be a red flag for the seller. Depending on the age and material of the pipes, fixes may range from a patch to whole replacement.

One point of a home inspection is to check the water pressure. If the pressure comes back high, that can be indicative of a larger (and costlier) problem.

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2018. All rights reserved.


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Doug Davis 360-319-3797

2+ COMMERCIAL ACRES IN HEART OF EVERSON COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.

300 ft of street frontage. Blding #1 is 1814 s.f.office & retail & 2216 s.f. warehouse & material storage & 340 s.f. of covered storage. Blding # 2 is 5760 s.f. 60 ft x 96 ft drive thru warehouse bld. With one 16 ft wide x 14 ft high & one 14 x 14 door. Includes a 50% ownership in lighted shopping center sign. $710,000. Call Doug Davis 360-319-3797

ZONING SMALL TOWN COMMERCIAL, approved for residential. Lg open & flexible flrpln. 2 lg main rooms, big kitchen area , add’l rms for offices. Has been a daycare facility, & church. Lg parking lot. Additional parcel Included, w/ power hook-up for RV or portable building. Possible owner financing for qualified buyer. $299,900. Call Doug Davis 360-319-3797

SERVING WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTY

LUIS HERRERA, BROKER 360-389-6714

Hablo Español

LuisHerrera@NWHomes.net

BEAUTIFUL CHARMING HOME. 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and extra room in the basement with storage space. Kitchen is functional with cabinets for storage and bright dining room. Enjoy the fully landscape backyard with sprinkler system in front also. Roof is newer. Located close to city amenities and shopping center. This is a must see homes! Extra parking on the street. $284,000. Text R965689 to 52187

ALMOST 3 ACRES. 1,580 sqFt plus basement. 4BR/2BA. New roof, floors, kitchen, cabinets, paint & windows. Lots of upgrades. Basement is ready for you to finish! $399,500. More photos Text R771430 to 52187


Essential Services when Buying, Selling & Owning a Home

Appliance Repair

Bellingham Appliance Repair 360-676-5730 Electrician

E&N Electric Co. Inc. 360-305-7676 Lic. no. ENELENE944M6

Heating & A.C.

Carpet Cleaning

360-671-2729

Certified Master Textile Cleaner in carpet and upholstery cleaning.

Glass / Windows

360-927-9395 Lic. no. GLASSGB862J1

Home Inspection

Chimney / Fireplace

Haulin’ Ash Chimney Sweeps HAULIA*133DV | RWHand NCSG #4115

360-647-1256 Handyman

360-384-4005

Licensed, Bonded & Insured Lic. no. ALLPOPH844QG

House Cleaning

Feller

Heating - Air Conditioning

360-312-4995

Professional Home Inspection

Cont Lic# FELLERHA066BS

360-392-8731

Insurance

Kirk Dechert 360-384-2557 Locksmith

Arrow Lock Service 360-671-7470 Outstanding Service Since 1976

Plumber

Junk Removal

Whatcom Janitorial 360-815-3235

Moving & Storage

360-384-2529 Lawn Care

360-929-1404 Pest Control Locally Owned & Operated

U-Haul Moving & Storage

360-671-3375

4549 Meridian St Bellingham

Roofing / Siding

Service you trust. Experience you expect.

360-647-7500

Licensed (WSDA#48346) & Insured

Septic Services

Baker Septic 360-734-6440

Contractor Lic# SULLIOI132RO

800-735-7183

Contractor Lic# ESARYRS175KE

CCBAKERS7892K5

360-255-7598

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The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest designation awarded to experienced REALTORSÂŽ who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.

Marcy Mjelde 360-961-3584 marcy@marcymjelde.com MarcyMjelde.com NextHomeNW Living

Joan Alsos 360-961-3255 jalsos@comcast.net jalsos.com The Muljat Group

Kirk Ghio 360-739-6248 ghio@muljatgroup.com BellinghamGuide.com The Muljat Group

Frank Muljat 360-739-0445 fmuljat@muljatgroup.com MuljatGroup.com The Muljat Group

Michelle DeKoekkoek 360-815-0095 michelle@vansonsales.com Weichert REALTORS

Toni Miller 360-393-5907 toni@vansonsales.com VansonSales.com Weichert REALTORS

Bret VanLant 360-410-0154 bret@vansonsales.com VansonSales.com Weichert REALTORS

Julie Carpenter 360-305-9986 juliecarpenter@remax.net JulieCarpenter.com RE/MAX Whatcom County

Diana Burgon 360-927-8588 Diana@BurgonTeam.com BurgonTeam.com EXP Realty

Mimi Osterdahl 360-220-6787 mimi@nwlivingre.com NWLivingRE.com EXP Realty

Ken Gustafson 360-319-0189 kgustafson@windermere.com KenGustafsonHomes.com Windermere Whatcom, Inc.

Lynda Hinton 360-303-1023 lynda@lyndahinton.com LyndaHinton.com Windermere Whatcom, Inc.


Whether buying or selling, you want a specialist – a residential specialist. Someone who understands the complexities of the housing market, how to best position your interests, and someone who will get to know you and what you want from the transaction. You want success. You want a Certified Residential Specialist. The Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-profit affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSŽ

Shannon Neufeld 360-393-1183 shannon@neufeldnw.com NeufeldNW.com The Muljat Group

George Geer 360-739-0987 george@georgegeer.com GeorgeGeer.com Coldwell Banker BAIN

Ken Harrison 360-961-2615 kenharrison@cbbain.com www.Bellinghamow.com Coldwell Banker Bain

Ann Wark 360-739-4601 annwarkhomes@gmail.com annwark.cbbain.com Coldwell Banker Bain

Chris Weitzel 360-739-0970 ChrisWeitzel@remax.net ChrisWeitzel.com RE/MAX Whatcom County

Rachael Wilson 360-319-2234 Rachael@RachaelWilson.com RachaelWilson.com RE/MAX Whatcom County

Larry Humes 360-319-1048 larry@larryhumes.com LarryHumes.com Premier Properties NW

Monte Young 360-380-0803 Monte@BWrealestate.com BellwetherRealEstate.com Bellwether Real Estate

David Hovde 360-920-3283 dhovde@windermere.com BellinghamRealEstateBroker.com Windermere Whatcom, Inc.

Jon Soine 360-650-1400 Jon@JonSoine.com JonSoine.com Windermere Whatcom, Inc.

Karen Timmer 360-410-0848 karen@karentimmer.com KarenTimmer.com Windermere Whatcom, Inc.

JoAnne Wyatt 360-739-1540 joanne@joannewyatt.com JoanneWyatt.com Windermere Whatcom, Inc.


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Serving Whatcom County for Over 30 Years

360-920-5646 THE RESULTS GUY john@johntempleton.com

5 ACRE PROPERTY with easy access off Goshen Rd. Beautiful, cleared, good well with well drained soil. This is like a blank canvas only limited by your ideas. $199,950.

Text: JOHN to 52187

BRAND NEW LISTING! Convenient location, fresh paint, move in ready, just add your personal touches. Call for price.

Windermere Real Estate /Whatcom, Inc.

JohnTempleton.com

A RARE SOUTH HILL LOT. Utilities on site. Topography is perfect to build a home w/an unobstructed view of B’ham Bay & Lummi Island. Walk to Fairhaven, Boulevard Park or WWU. Adj. lot also available.$495,000.

NEW NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL LISTINGS

HUNDREDS OF USES in this zoning with a Neighborhood Commercial designation UR4. Check the price on this 4+ acre investment property. Owner financing available. Use now or develop by bringing city services from one block away Adjoining 9+ acres available. Buy as a package w/ owner financing. $158,888.

Owner/Agent

77+ ACRES OF RIVERFRONT located halfway between B’ham & Ferndale. Uses limited only by your imagination! Zoning is agriHuge barn & 3 silos. cultural & allows legal 502 uses. Two public water hookups. Zoning allows one acre to be removed. Two residences are in disrepair but have approved septic installed.

9+ ACRES with Neighborhood Commercial designation, zoned UR4. Owner financing available! Adjoining 4.24 acre parcel available also. Both properties are in the path of Semiahmoo current development. Don’t miss this opportunity! $198,888.

Owner/Agent

THIS IS A RARE ESTATE PROPERTY that nearly borders the Bellingham city limits. Utilities & gravel road will be provided. Each five acre parcel is a legal lot of record. There is an outstanding view of Galbraith Mountain & access to it’s riding trails. Additional property is available. Property is currently in open space, buyer to maintain. $688,888.

PERFECTLY LOCATED commercial property near 1-5 entrance/exit. Nearly 2.5 acres. Hold or Develop. Great price and seller will finance. Many uses only limited by your needs and imagination. This is really an opportunity not to miss!! $325,000.

Owner/Agent

FOR SALE OR LEASE – 8100 sqft building, key downtown location with 35 parking places. Interior is in exceptional condition & ready to move into as an office. Exceptional exposure on heavily trafficked street. Gateway entrance to downtown Bellingham special high speed internet cable to building. Zoning is central transitional. $2,712,000. 1018-1111418

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Catalog of homes and properties for sale in Northwest Washington State as presented by the real estate agents in Bellingham, Blaine, Lummi I...

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Catalog of homes and properties for sale in Northwest Washington State as presented by the real estate agents in Bellingham, Blaine, Lummi I...

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