JULY 4 ~ OFFICE HOURS

Have a Safe & Fun Independence Day! To contact a Muljat Group North Realtor:
Muljat Group North Realtors

SANDY POINT ~ SALT WATER VIEW BUILDING LOT!

Spectacular Saltwater View from this 0.910 Acre lot! Shared Access to no-bank waterfront. Imagine your dream home situated on this hard-to-find water view lot in an area of nice homes.
$195,000 | MLS# 658304
4841 Beach Way, Ferndale Washington

Relay For Life ~ North Whatcom

Friday June 20th – Saturday June 21st | 6:00 pm
NW Washington Fair and Event Center
1775 Front Street, Lynden Washington

Participate in the fight against cancer. The Relay For Life event is this weekend and is an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors and raise money to help end cancer. Come on down to the Lynden Fairgrounds this Friday @ 6:00 pm and participate in the walk against cancer.

Farmers Day Parade, Saturday, June 7

Come out to Lynden this Saturday for the annual Farmer’s Day Parade! The parade will start at 10:30 and will travel East down Front Street into downtown, Lynden, right by our office, 505 Front Street. Please stop in our office and take a look at our colorful Flyers of all our listings. Whatcom County Maps are also available at our Front counter. If you are a basketball player and interested in participating in the 3on3 Tournament, please pick up a Registration Form, Kindergarten to Adults welcome to play!

The Famer’s Day parade dates back to the early 20th century, honors the economic and social impact of the agricultural industry in Lynden and its surrounding area. Trucks, tractors and horse-drawn wagons are interspersed with floats, bands and a variety of children’s entries.

This special day also will features other activities in Lynden!

KIDS ZONE! Featuring all the best from Jumping Joeys. 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at the corner of 7th and Front St. in Downtown

Lynden Community Pancake Breakfast at the Lynden Community Center. 8:00-10:30 AM $5 for adults. $3 for kids

Van Wingerden Plant Sale. 7th & Front Street

Home Buyer Education Class

Attend our FREE Home Buyer Education Class and receive your certificate from Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Taking this class will allow you access to several special loan products offered. This is a 5 hour course that will cover everything involved in the home buying process from start to finish.

Class Dates: June 10th & June 12th
From: 5:30-8:30 pm
Free dinner will be provided; you must pre-register to attend
Contact an instructor below to register:
Danielle Groeneweg: 360.483.6490
Jerry Blankers: 360.410.1297
Dustin Brumley: 360.389.6605

SAVE THE DATES!


Every summer our office organizes & sponsors the 3on3 basketball tournament in downtown, Lynden. This is a fun-filled community event held in conjunction with The Northwest Raspberry Festival. Applications are available at our office and The Lynden Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds from the 3on3 go directly to the Lynden Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers are always welcomed, 360.354.4242

DUPLEX BUILDING LOTS!


These duplex/building lots are located on the outskirts of Lynden, Homestead Golf and Country Club. A true resort course with wide landing areas and multiple trees for recreational golfer. This is the only golf course in Washington with a par five that plays into an island green. This beautiful finishing hole has been voted best par 5 finishing hole in the state.
Act quickly as these are 1 of only 3 Duplex building lots left on the prime Homestead Golf Course! Right on the 17th fairway with mountain views. Great opportunity to build your dream condo and sell or rent the other side! A great builder investment property. Lots are conveniently located near Homestead’s Clubhouse and many other amenities.
2200 Greenview Circle, Lynden WA (Lots 9,10) priced at only $99,000 | MLS# 609623
2200 Greenview Circle, Lynden WA (Lots 7,8) priced at only $110,000 | MLS# 609616

SPRING INTO A NEW HOME!


According to the Daily Real Estate News inventories of homes for sale have increased 10 percent year-over-year, signaling growing seller optimism and a strong, early start to the spring home-buying season. The median list price edged up 76 percent higher in February compared to year-ago levels. The nationwide median list price is $199,000, realtor.com reports. Seller confidence is the factor to watch as we head into the spring home-buying season, and these are very encouraging indicators – not only are more homes coming onto the market, but typically we don’t see a rise in asking prices this early into the year. This is the market sellers have been waiting for. Still, realtor.com notes that inventories are still low by historical standards. About 99 of the 146 markets that realtor.com tracks saw year-over-year gains in inventory levels.

CREEKSIDE CONDOMINIUM – NEWLY LISTED!

Beautiful 3 bedroom condo in a well-maintained complex! This unit is warm & elegant. Features include crown molding, warm colors, newer wood laminate floors. The great room is “great” with a wood burning stove, vaulted ceiling and view of the treed backyard. Updated kitchen with a nice sized dining area and a deck for dining too. Large bonus loft area above the great room and kitchen area. Main floor master suite with walk-in closet and nice size bathroom. Detached single car garage with storage. Priced at only $199,000 / MLS# 602392 / 107 Fairside Drive #23 / Lynden, WA. Call The Muljat Group North for a showing 360.354.4242

BUY A HOME & GET SOME TAX BREAKS!

With the housing market improving in some regions of the country, many people are becoming new homeowners. Now that you are homeowner, you have some new tax considerations. The good news is you can deduct many home-related expenses. And most homeowners enjoy tax breaks even when they sell their residence. Mortgage Interest. Your biggest tax break is reflected in the house payment you make each month since, for most homeowners, the bulk of that check goes toward interest. All that interest is deductible, unless your loan is more than $1 million. Interest tax breaks don’t end with your home’s first mortgage. Did you pull out extra cash through refinancing? Or did you decide instead to get a home equity loan or line of credit? Generally, equity debts of $100,000 or less are fully deductible. Thinking of buying a second home? Mortgage interest on a second home also is fully deductible. You can even rent out your second property for part of the year and still take advantage of the mortgage interest tax deduction as long as you spend some time there. Points. Did you pay points to get a better rate on any of your various home loans?  The IRS lets you deduct points in the year you paid them if, among other things, the loan is to purchase or build your main home. Make sure your loan meets all the qualification requirements so that you can deduct points all at once. Taxes. Another major deduction in connection with your home is property taxes.  A big part of most monthly loan payments is taxes. This amount should be included on the annual statement you get from your lender, along with your loan interest information. These taxes will be an annual deduction as long as you own your home. But if this is your first tax year in your house, dig out the settlement statement sheet to find additional tax payment data. When you sell. When you decide to move up to a bigger home, you’ll be able to avoid some taxes on the profit you make. source: Kay Bell, MSN 1/29/14