Real Estate Industry Buzzwords

Here’s a quick reference guide so that you may keep up with the intimidating lingo. This may be helpful especially for the first-time home-buyer. If you ever have any real estate questions, please call the Muljat Group North real estate office. We have 20+ licensed Realtors® ready to assist you!
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Information: Inman.com

Happy New Year!

Here’s wishing you the gift of peace and prosperity throughout 2016!
Holiday Office Hours:
December 31 | 8:00am – Noon
January 1 | Closed
January 2 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
If you need immediate assistance please view the Muljat Group North RealtorĀ® Directory
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Soaring Over Lynden

Soar over Lynden, Washington, like an eagle! This incredible aerial was created by James Gassman. The beautiful community of Lynden is the second largest city in Whatcom County, Washington. It was named and established in 1874 on the site of the Nooksack Indian village, Squahalish. The town of Lynden began as a pioneer settlement headed by Holden and Phoebe Judson. Lynden is a great place to live, work & play! Searching for real estate in Lynden or Whatcom County, please call us at 360.354.4242 or drop by the office at 505 Front Street, Lynden WA. Visit The Lynden Chamber of Commerce for community events & more!

Lighthouse Mission Giving Tree

This holiday season, our office has a giving tree from the Lighthouse Mission. The giving tree has tags with items requested by men and women staying in housing provided by the Lighthouse Mission. Please drop by the office if you wish to pick up a tree tag and donate. All donations will be picked up on December 23. Gift cards and checks are also a good gift option.

December Christmas Events

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in downtown, Lynden!
The Lighted Christmas Celebration will be this Saturday, December 5. All day festivities starting with a 9:30- 11:00 am have breakfast with Sinterklaas at the Lynden Community Center. Sinterklaas is a Dutch Santa Claus for those of you who are unfamiliar with who Sinterklaas is. The “Elf on the Shelf” scavenger Hunt is a free event starting at Edward Jones at 517 Front Street. Great gifts to be won donated by local merchants.
The 25th annual Lighted Christmas Parade of dazzling display of lights, floats, farm equipment will travel down Front Street at 6:00 pm. Please stop by the Muljat Group North office during the parade – we will be open!
For more events & details take a look at The Lynden Chamber of Commerce website.

December 12 ~ Free professional photo with Santa at the Muljat Group North real estate office! Put on your best smile and bring along an article of warm winter wear, a new toy or a monetary donation. All donations collected will be gifted to local families in need.
505 Front Street, downtown, Lynden
Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
~ Merry Christmas ~

Happy Veterans Day

Today we are Honoring all the men and women who have selflessly served our country. Thank you!

Whatcom County Veterans Day events across Whatcom County.
Navy ~ Marines ~ Air Force ~ Coast Guard

Ten Things To Do In Lynden


1. Explore Berthusen Park with its historical barn and old growth forest.

2. Pick up a baked from scratch treat at the Lynden Dutch Bakery.

3. Climb on the 24,000 sqft Million Smile Playground, constructed by volunteers.

4. Experience all the sights and sounds coming from the Jansen Art Center.

5. Walk along Lynden’s interurban trail system for a leisurely afternoon.

6. Learn about the rich history of the Pacific Northwest at Lynden Pioneer Museum.

7. Shop in one of the many eclectic shops including antique and thrift stores.

8. Pick a variety of fresh berries straight from the fields during the season.

9. Taste the wines at family-owned Samson Estates Winery.

10. Enjoy a delicious farm-made ice cream cone from Edaleen Dairy.
Visit Lynden Chamber of Commerce for community information and more! Call the Muljat Group North if you are relocating to Whatcom County ~ 360-354-4242

Painting to Sell: What Color Homes Sell Best?


Call it exterior painting to sell. One underscored rule of what’s selling, is to go mainstream. Try to appeal to the widest possible swath of buyers.
Some tips on exterior painting to sell:
– Drive around your neighborhood and get inspiration that way.
-Think about your part of the country. There’s definitely regional color. Spicy tones might work in the Southwest; tropical areas might be more used to a little blue.
Earth tones abound. A great color to start with is definitely earth tones, nothing too bold and nothing too taste-specific. No lime greens. No oranges. No pink unless you have an old Victorian and you are fixing it up.
– Take a look at new construction, and copy what builders of new construction are doing.
– Make sure that your front door is beautifully painted. Front doors matter!
Think about painting the exterior to please. When selling homes: “It’s a business, not an emotion.”
Read complete article Painting to Sell by Christopher Moore

Caliber Home Loans


John Larabell, Sr. Loan Consultant
Phone: 360.398.5846
Direct: 248.982.3598
We are proud to introduce, John Larabell, as our onsite local Caliber Home Loans representative. Whether you’re purchasing or refinancing your home, John, strives to make that process easy. Contact John today to learn more about competitive rates and fees and innovative mortgage solutions provided by Caliber. For more information, please visit: CALIBER HOME LOANS – John Larabell