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Location Location Location Location

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:

Bama 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:

FREND

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.

Wood Creek Village Charmer in Lynden:

Lynden

Sold Price: $295,000                                 Square Feet:  1,960

Two-story, 3 Beds / 2.5 Baths                  Lot Size (sq ft):  12,497

Year Built:  1983

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.

Almost New Two-Story in Blaine:

Blainer

Sold Price: $300,000                                 Square Feet:  2,444

Two-story, 4 Beds / 3 Baths                     Lot Size (sq ft):  11,000

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.


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