Lynden Inventory Update

Over the course of 2017, inventory in Lynden has fluctuated from a low in March of only 37 active residential homes to a high of 66 in August. As you can see from the chart below, November inventory has dropped drastically back down to the second lowest all year. If you’re considering putting your home on the market, competition is limited, so now might be the perfect time to list! Give me a call if you’d like my team and I to give you a free Comparative Market Analysis on your home.

 

Are the Holidays a Good Time to Buy or Sell? Yes!

A common decision made by buyers and sellers is to take a break during the holiday season. Don’t make this mistake! There are many reasons to keep your home on the market or continue searching for your dream property, but it does take strategy and I’m here to help make a plan. If you’re on the fence, here are a few reasons to not take the rest of the year off:

There’s less competition for both buyers & sellers
Holiday buyers and sellers are very motivated
Buyers are pressed for time and therefore search more efficiently
Homes show well with holiday décor 

Thinking about making a move this holiday season? Lets talk!

Get in the Holiday Spirit!

With Thanksgiving next week, it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit, and Whatcom County has tons of events and activities going on this weekend and all through the end of the year to help you out! One of the many things you should put down on your list is the Red Barn Handpicked Holiday Market going on at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds November 17th from 12-9pm. Another popular event is the Annual Cheese Fest and this will be the 47th year to enjoy free cheese samples along with the chance to buy jewelry and other gifts for the holiday season. The list of local happenings goes on and on from art gallery tours at the Jansen Art Center to holiday sales! Check out the link below for more ideas.

What To Do This Weekend Around Bellingham—Nov. 17—19

Be Prepared For the Weather Ahead!

With the leavings falling and temperatures dropping, be sure to take care of these household chores to avoid future ailments!

  • Clean out your gutters
  • Install outdoor lights
  • Check your heating system
  • Clean the fireplace
  • Secure or bring in all patio furniture
  • Cover outdoor faucets
  • Close your foundation vents
  • Drain any automatic watering systems

These are just a few of the necessary tasks that will keep you safe, warm, and worry-free during the cold stormy months to come! Happy Holidays!

Giving Your Home Character

When a potential buyer first sees your home, that first impression is crucial! A serious question to ask yourself when thinking of ways to make that great impression is: What are the special features about my home that give it character? The right buyer will fall in love with memorable items such as custom shelving around the fireplace, kitchen backsplash, a built-in breakfast nook, or even outdoor accent lighting! Depending on your time and budget, these ideas include big dollar items along with small enhancements that will truly make a difference!

If you’re ready to sell, lets discuss your plan to add character and value to your home!