Birch Bay, WA Real Estate News

By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Enjoy Bay, Mtn. & Golf Course views from this .179 acre lot in the gated Community of Sea Links at Birch Bay. All utilities are in the street, there are 2 set of approved plans, and approx. $30,000 of foundation/dirt work has been completed. This is a great opportunity to build your own dream home and enjoy the great lifestyle this community has to offer. You can even walk to the beach. Learn more about this property and see more photos by visiting our site. Simply copy and paste the link below into your address bar: http://www.ihomesourceteam.com/listing/mlsid/185/propertyid/515469/syndicated/1/cgltguid/109436E1-4C8A-4156-9C73-75AB2D98A5D1/?ts=crg To speak with us directly about this home or schedule a showing, call (360) 312-5919 Listing Courtesy of Christine Farkas, Keller Williams W...
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By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Enjoy Bay, Mtn. & Golf Course views from this .179 acre lot in the gated Community of Sea Links at Birch Bay. All utilities are in the street, there are 2 set of approved plans, and approx. $30,000 of foundation/dirt work has been completed. This is a great opportunity to build your own dream home and enjoy the great lifestyle this community has to offer. You can even walk to the beach. Learn more about this property and see more photos by visiting our site. Simply copy and paste the link below into your address bar: http://www.ihomesourceteam.com/listing/mlsid/185/propertyid/515469/syndicated/1/cgltguid/109436E1-4C8A-4156-9C73-75AB2D98A5D1/?ts=crg To speak with us directly about this home or schedule a showing, call (360) 312-5919 Listing Courtesy of Christine Farkas, Keller Williams W...
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By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Multi-unit waterfront property, in beautiful Birch Bay! Property can be used for monthly rentals, office or Birch Bay summer rental. Great view, conveniently located! This property is to be placed in an upcoming auction. All bids should be submitted at www.auction.com (void where prohibited). Full Details http://www.ihomesourceteam.com/listing/mlsid/185/propertyid/412848/syndicated/1/cgltguid/F6973F68-98C1-4CCD-B523-09F417AF9FCC/?ts=crg Click on photo to see more photos! Listing Courtesy of Christine Farkas, Keller Williams Western Realty
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By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Beach front lot in beautiful Birch Bay Village, ready for you dream home. 300 degree views with Birch Bay on one side and Mt. Baker on the other. Most surveys complete, lot is out of flood zone and ready to build. South facing lot with the beach right outside your front door. The marina is right across the street for convenient boat parking. Birth Bay Village amenities include 24 hour gated security, pool, clubhouse, golf course, marina, and more! Full Details http://www.ihomesourceteam.com/listing/mlsid/185/propertyid/452359/syndicated/1/cgltguid/3ADC6844-65CD-4EE3-BB0F-E6330DF384E7/?ts=crg Click on photo to see more photos! Listing Courtesy of Christine Farkas, Keller Williams Western Realty
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By Dan Pittsenbarger, Improving Conditions
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Birch Bay and Blaine is the only Whatcom County MLS zone that has continued drops in both the average list price and average sold price for the first half of 2013 compared to the first half of 2012. However not all of the stats are bad. The number of homes sold so far in 2013 is up over last year by 16.2% which is a significantly higher number of homes selling.   Area 880 – Blaine/Birch Bay Active Listings Month of Jun New Listings – 56 units in ’13 vs 36 units in ’12 – Up 55.6% YTD New Listings – 314 units in ’13 vs 225 units in ’12 – Up 39.6% Month of Jun Total Active Listings – 237 units in ’13 vs 206 units in ’12 – Up 15.0% Month of Jun Ave List Price - $431,388 in ’13 vs $467,574 in ’12 –Down 7.7% The YTD Average List Price - $429,945 in ’13 vs $469,805 in ’12 – Down 8.5% Month of ...
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
October looks like a good month for Whatcom County real estate, the numbers are up for both price and number of sales over last year and last month. It is a bit out of the norm as you can see from the graph the number of sales usually starts heading down this time of year Interest rates are still at record lows and are expected to remain there fora while longer. Banks are lending money again, if you have good credit and a steady job you can get a loan to buy a home. If you're buying in the county outside the downtown area, you could possibly even get that home with a zero down payment loan.
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By Wes Nygaard, From The Bay To Mt. Baker
(The Muljat Group (Main))
Marin Condos In Semiahmoo Marin Condos, distinctively different, elegantly appointed and strategically located with an open view of Semiahmoo Bay on the north and Drayton Harbor on the south.  And, it doesn't stop there for Marin Condos For Sale - Semiahmoo WA.  The unobstructed views across the open water give way to breathtaking views of White Rock Canada, the Gulf Islands and San Juans. Amenities Marin Condos For Sale - Semiahmoo WA are elegant and distinctively different than most condos in the area. Marin Condos owners have the ability to stroll the beaches of both Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor.   Or, they can choose to walk the paved paths that offer views of Drayton Harbor, Mount Baker and the Twin Sisters to the east, or the beaches and open waters of the Pacific on the north...
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By Wes Nygaard, From The Bay To Mt. Baker
(The Muljat Group (Main))
Sands Condominiums The Sands condominiums, are located in the center of Birch Bay.  The Sands Condos has 18 units, three stories, located on Harborview in Birch Bay WA.  West side units have an unobstructed view of Birch Bay with views to the San Juan Islands and the Gulf Coast Islands.   The Sands Condos For Sale - Birch Bay WA are located just a few seconds from warm waters of Birch Bay.  For the convenience of the condo owners, the Sands Condos has an elevator for faster and easier movement between floors at the complex. The Sands Condo units offer glassed in decks, gas fireplaces and open floor plans.   Amenities Sands Condos, being centrally located, are close to everything Birch Bay has to offer.  The restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops of Birch Bay are all within a short walk...
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By Wes Nygaard, From The Bay To Mt. Baker
(The Muljat Group (Main))
Mainer's Cove Mariner's Cove Condominiums, located in the heart of Birch Bay, is a three story condominium complex that consists of two and three bedroom condominiums that range from approximately 1,100 square feet to 1,290 square feet.  View the Mariner's Cove Condos For Sale - Birch Bay WA.  The condominiums were built from 1994 to 1998 and  has a total of 51 units.  Almost all of the Mariner's Cove Condos have a magnificent view of beautiful Birch Bay.  Mariner's Cove Condos for sale - Birch Bay WA are priced from $185,000 to $315,000.   Pricing varies based on location in the condo,  which floor the condo is located and if the condo has been recently updated. Amenities Mariner's Cove, has a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, racquetball court, a fitness center, tennis court, hot ...
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By Wes Nygaard, From The Bay To Mt. Baker
(The Muljat Group (Main))
Bay Rim Condominiums Bay Rim Condominiums are located at the south end of Birch Bay Drive.  There are a total of 64 units at Bay Rim, all Bay Rim Condo's have 2 bedrooms and 1 and a half baths-all units are ground level entry.  Size of the condo units range from 840 square feet to 1100 square feet.  Bay Rim Condos For Sale - Birch Bay WA .  Priced from the mid $70,000 to $215,000.  Pricing will vary based on the location of the particular unit, water view, current level of updating, etc.  Bay Rim is one of the only condominiums on Birch Bay Drive to have it's own Condominium owned beach.  Directly across Birch Bay Drive, Bay Rim has a gated, combination locked bridge that leads to their own private beach. The bridge leads you over beautiful Terrell Creek then into Bay Rim's private beac...
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By Wes Nygaard, From The Bay To Mt. Baker
(The Muljat Group (Main))
Jacob's Landing Condominiums Jacob's Landing Condominiums are located in 'The Heart' of Birch Bay and commands a phenomenal view of Drayton Harbor.  Jacob's Landing was built in 1978 and 1979.  View Jacob's Landing Condos For Sale.  Jacob's Landing has approximately 148 units, with a mix of one and two story units ranging in size from 650 square feet to 1300 square feet.  Pricing from $149,000 to $245,000.  Price will vary based whether or not the particular unit has a water view or would be located to the back of the condominium complex. Ammenities Jacob's Landing condos for sale have one and two story units with balconies, decks and patios with vistas of Drayton Harbor, the San Juans and Gulf Islands.  The complex has an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, racquetball and more. Across...
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By Wes Nygaard, From The Bay To Mt. Baker
(The Muljat Group (Main))
Sea Links Sea Links Gated Community in Birch Bay, Washington is located at the west end of the Birch Bay Lynden Road in Birch Bay, Washington.  If you went almost to the end of Birch Bay Lynden Road, right before you get to the Birch Bay Water Slides, you will turn left and drive to the entrance of the Sea Links Gated Community - Birch Bay Washington. Sea Links is within very short walking distance from the warm waters of Birch Bay, Birch Bay's restaurants and shops.  View all current listed properties in Sea Links here. The community is surrounded by the local golf course and meanders it's way from Birch Bay Drive to the east, then the course is engulfed by the Sea Links community. Local Activities Birch Bay is only a few moments walk or bike ride from the community of Sea Links.  What...
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By Wes Nygaard, From The Bay To Mt. Baker
(The Muljat Group (Main))
Birch Bay Village In the northwest corner of Washington State and the United States lies the approximately 1200 home community of Birch Bay Village.  Birch Bay Village offers the beauty of Birch Bay while giving it's residents the security of a 24/7 gated and attendant on duty gated community. Amenities In addition to the security, Birch Bay Village offers, to residents, a 250 slip marina with access to the San Juan Islands to the south and the Gulf Islands to the north, swimming pool, tennis, 9 hole, 2,175 yard golf course, beach access and parks for the residents and miles of beaches await your beach-combing. View the current listings in Birch Bay Village here.    Residents at the Village can bicycle while viewing Mt. Baker, the Sisters and Birch Bay and all the fresh air the Bay has ...
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By Dale Serbousek, CRS, Broker
(RE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc.)
Beautiful home with plenty of upgrades. Private lot off cul-de-sac. Raised garden beds. Backs up to pond/greenbelt. 3 dwarf apples. Plumbed for central vac. Great porch for relaxing times. Lots of parking. Close to Birch Bay State Park. More info and virtual tours are at: http://www.tourfactory.com/844176/r_DaleActiverain.com Info courtesy of Dale Serbousek and Bellingham Select Real Estate
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By Dan Pittsenbarger, Improving Conditions
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Below are the 2011 year end statistics for homes in the Blaine/Birch Bay MLS zone. The first section covers all Birch Bay & Blaine area homes that were actively listed for sale. The second section covers all Birch Bay & Blaine area homes that actually sold.  Area 880 – Blaine/Birch Bay Active Listings  Month of Dec New Listings – 14 units in ’11 vs 22 units in ’10 – Down 36.4%  YTD New Listings – 442 units in ’11 vs 552 units in ’10 – Down 19.9%  Month of Dec Total Active Listings – 164 units in ’11 vs 199 units in ’10 – Down 17.6%  Month of Dec Ave List Price - $462,977 in ’11 vs $377,877 in ’10 – Up 22.5%  The YTD Average List Price - $444,936 in ’11 vs $417,490 in ’10 – Up 6.6%  Month of Dec Median List Price - $278,950 in ’11 vs $252,000 in ’10 – Up 10.7% The YTD Median List Price -...
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By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
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By Dan Pittsenbarger, Improving Conditions
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
This first graph shows the Average List price and and Average Sold Price for single family homes in the Blaine & Birch Bay area quarterly from 2005 through the end of the 2nd quarter 2011. It's easy to see the downward trend in selling prices from the 2nd quarter of 2006 until the 2nd quarter of 2009. Since then while the prices still vary significantly from quarter to quarter (some of that is normal seasonal trending) prices seem to be bouncing around in the same range. Thus, selling prices in the Blaine/Birch Bay area appear to have stabilized. Asking prices dropped at a fairly steep rate from the 2nd quarter of 2009 until the 4th quarter of 2010 but look to be recovering since that time. This second graph shows the number of new units coming on the market quarterly, the total number ...
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
Bellingham is a great place for if your into boats. Bellingham residents and visitors can take advantage of all kinds of boats sailboats, power boats, row boats, canoes and kayaks and more. We have convenient access to, the San Juan Islands and the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. For those into lake boating and sports like water skiing we have, Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish, and for human powered boats there's , Lake Padden, Emerald Lake, and Cain and Reed Lake's. Squalicum Harbor is full service marina offering year around public moorage as well as visitor moorage facilities. Squalicum Harbor is a home to over 1,400 pleasure and fishing and other commercial vessels including several charter companies. Kayak, sailboat or rowboat rentals are available in Fairhaven at the Bellingham Bay ...
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What kind of representation are you expecting from your Realtor.  My name is Tim Bento and I am a buyers agent for The Shiflett Team at ReMax Whatcom County.  Understanding your needs will save you time and money.  We have developed a strategy to provide the best experience one could hope to have in buying a condo or home in Birch Bay.   Our newest listing within the Birch Bay Condo community is located at 8026 Birch Bay Drive #247  commonly known in the Birch Bay community as  Mariner's Cove. The bay view from your deck is fantastic!  The amenities of Mariner's Cove include an indoor swimming pool and clubhouse, tennis court, indoor racket-ball court, space for your RV or Boat and of course living in Birch Bay. If you are looking for value in your Birch Bay condo and would like a bay v...
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  Hi my name is Tim Bento and I have provided tree service in the Birch Bay and Whatcom County areas since 2005.  Fully licensed, insured and bonded DigLynden Tractor and Tree Service provides complete tree removal services. Call 360.318.9795to schedule a free estimate    Birch Bay is wonderful town with plenty of beautiful trees.                    Consider investing a few dollars dead wooding you firs and                  cedars.  It makes them so much prettier.       For some jobs we use Precision Crane.  Jeff Likkel is an expert           Crane Operator and has years of experience.  Some of the larger       jobs I have done in Birch Bay       and Whatcom County needed a crane.       DigLynden provides:      Dangerous Removal      Pruning and Hedging     Complete thorough clean-up an...
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