Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! If you are still searching for an amazing Thanksgiving dessert you may want to take a check out our neighbor the Lynden Dutch Bakery. Their amazing bakery team has made 675 whole pies, thousands of rolls, cookies, bars and other amazing baked goods that are packaged and ready for Thanksgiving. They are located at 421 Front Street, Lynden, Washington. Give them a call 360-354-3911; they take pre-orders!
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Kid’s Design An Ad Contest – Lynden Tribune Newspaper

We want to thank all the 5th grade kids from Isom Elementary that participated in the Design An Ad contest. We enjoyed all the entries that were designed specifically for our real estate office. The winner we chose was created by, Khushi. Congratulations Khushi!! We loved that you had our company logo, office contact information and the tag line……”Come to Muljat Group where we get your house sold in no time” design-an-ad-2016-winner43

Lynden City-Wide Trick or Treat

City-Wide Halloween Trick-or-Treat 2016The front lobby of the office was filled with all sorts of spooky characters on the afternoon of October 31st. It was so much fun handing out treats to all the children. We happily gave 400+ pieces of candy to goblins, ghosts, princesses, football players, butterflies, construction workers, aliens, Scooby Doo….you name it we had it! See you next Halloween! We plan on purchasing a lot more candy as we anticipate this event getting spookier in a good way!

City-Wide Trick-Or-Treating!

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Our office is participating in the City-Wide trick-or-treating event. We can’t wait to see all the children dressed up in their costumes on October 31st.
We will be handing out candy from 3:00-5:00 pm. Businesses that have orange balloons will be handing out treats!
Visit The Lynden Chamber of Commerce to find out more information on all upcoming community events!
Rita Rudner
Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, “Never take candy from strangers.” And then they dressed me up and said, “Go beg for it.” I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, “Trick or treat.” “No thank you.”

Lynden Comes Alive With Music

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The 8th Annual Lynden Music Festival starts tomorrow, October 5 through 9. Thirty concerts will be performing at 17 different business venues in downtown, Lynden. A variety of musical concerts & musicians will be performing everything from Jazz, country, big band music & more.
Come celebrate Lynden and its musical heritage paying tribute to musicians who have greatly contributed to enriching the Lynden community with music.
A variety of music genres will be performing ~ don’t miss out on this lively festival of music.

For a complete list of performances, locations & times, please visit: Lynden Music Festival

Your Home’s Fall Checklist

Today’s the first day of Fall! We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather. Fall is the perfect time to spruce up your home. Try tackling this Checklist before the weather changes!
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Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts.
Button up your overcoat. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk.
Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents.
Walk the walks (and drive). Take steps to repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps.
Chill out. Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems.
Freshen your filter. Clean or replace dirty furnace filters.
Give your furnace a physical. Have a professional inspect your heating system.
Gather round the hearth. Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep.

8 HOME SELLING TIPS FOR FALL


When listing your home during the fall, there are a few things to keep in mind to keep your home looking fresh regardless of the weather outside.

1. As fall weather descends, leaves fall and plants turn in for the winter. We recommend a weekly landscaping tidy-up of the yard and plant beds, removing any dead foliage and raking the ground. In the event of a windstorm, additional yard tidying may be necessary.

2. A clean roof is imperative for making the buyer feel comfortable in the stability of the home. Therefore, it is also recommended that leaves and other debris are regularly cleared off.

3. Since it is getting darker earlier, lighting is even more important. Outdoor lighting can be a great way to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Home improvement stores usually have outdoor lighting on sale or clearance this time of year and a small investment in a hard-wired system can provide quite an impact.

4. Unless you will be setting the stage for each showing, we recommend keeping the lights on throughout the day. Although this may add a few dollars to your electric bill, in our experience this pays off in a quicker sale.

5. Although you may keep more heat in your house by closing blinds, and curtains, resist the urge to do so during the day. Buyers need to feel that a home is open and bright.

6. In order to keep your house smelling fresh and clean, opening the windows once a week on a sunny day can circulate the air. Changing the filters in the furnace or using a carpet freshener may also help although avoid strong-smelling air fresheners as many buyers are sensitive to these strong smells.

7. Resist the urge to turn the thermostat during the day. Adjusting to below 68 degrees can make the home viewing experience uncomfortable which is not conductive to a home sale.

8. If bringing out your winter clothes has your closet looking packed, consider removing some of the bulkier items to provide some breathing room. An overstuffed closet sends the message that it is not big enough to hold a household’s belongings, so you are better to store lesser-used items offsite while the home is listed.

There are many advantages to selling during the fall and winter months – with less inventory buyers are more serious about finding the right home and homes that stand out and look fresh will get attention. If you are considering selling your home, please give the Muljat Group Realtors® a call: 360.354.4242