You've probably heard a few times that location is everything. Well, in real estate it really is! There are a lot of factors that go into the sale price of a home, but none more important than location. To help put this into perspective, I am going to show you what you could get for $300,000 in four of the major cities in Whatcom County - Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and Blaine. By comparing houses in these four cities, I will show you how important location is when you are choosing to buy or sell your next home. The price of a home varies from city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood. So, first up, Bellingham....
Rambler on Alabama Hill:
Sold Price: $300,000 Square Feet: 1,254
Single level, 3 Beds / 1.5 Baths Lot Size (sq ft): 13,939
Year Built: 1959
Features: Double pane windows, garage with shop area, large private backyard, front porch, all appliances, new exterior paint and updated kitchen.
One Acre Country Living in Ferndale:
Sold Price: $295,000 Square Feet: 1,768
One level, 3 Beds / 1.75 Baths Lot Size (sq ft): 43,560
Year Built: 1974
Features: One acre lot with views of Mt. Baker, updated kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, two car garage, covered patio, garden space, fruit trees and privacy.
Features: Open kitchen, stainless steel appliances, french doors, two master bedrooms, family room, living room, dining room, large wood fireplace, large fenced backyard with covered patio, and two car garage.
Year Built: 1965, but EFFECTIVE YEAR BUILT is 2014.
Features: Completely renovated and remodeled for effective year built of 2014, open floor concept, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, lower half of house can be used as separate living unit, one car garage up top and one car garage lower, two wood fireplaces, patio in front and green space in back.
Four different locations, four different houses but all the same price. When trying to figure out exactly what you can get for your money, make sure location is one the main things you are taking into consideration. Location is key and that is one thing what will never change.
Author:Kate Milne Phone: 360-961-2922 Dated: January 4th 2016 Views: 2,641 About Kate: ...
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