Rod Blankers
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The Muljat Group North
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Happy Anniversary Waples Mercantile Building!

Posted on December 6, 2016
Have you been to the fully renovated Waples Mercantile Building at the corner of 5th and Front street in Lynden yet? Originally built over 80 years ago as a department store, it has sat vacant since 2008 until last year, when construction was completed and some very wonderful tenants began to hang their shingles for business.
The first tenant to open their doors was Village Books which features books and gifts within a 3000-square foot shop. There is a small downstairs area that is called "The Book Cellar," because they "love puns!"
 There are over 60+ varieties of oils and vinegar at Drizzle Olive and Vinegar Tasting Room where sampling is greatly encouraged.  All the bottles are filled on the spot with your selection for either home use of gift-giving. Drizzle also provides recipes on how to use your purchase in the tastiest way possible. 
 The Inn at Lynden boasts a lobby with an over-sized fireplace and complimentary bicycles for guests.  The lobby floor has been made with the building's historic 100-year-old timber.  All throughout the Inn as well as the entire building utilizes as much reclaimed wood and materials from the original department store as possible. 
 Pouring beer, ciders, wine and cold-brewed coffees, Overflow Taps not only provides a great place to meet as a community, but gives a portion of their sales towards global concern, namely clean, safe drinking water around the world. 
Offering breakfast, sandwiches, salads, soups, coffees, delectable bakery items, and their fabulous "Eggenues," egg sandwiches on their famous plain, rosemary or 8-grain English Muffins, Avenue Bread is one of the newest cafe's in Lynden.
 Finally, Bellingham Baby Co. is the newest addition to Waples housing over 50 local vendors of handcrafted and locally made baby items. The shop also includes Lynden themed prints and offers personalized and custom graphics utilizing their heat press. You can even bring in your own shirts or fabric items for customization. 
 Decorated for Christmas, the Waples Mercantile Building is a wonderful place to visit.  And when you do, please stop in to the Muljat Building and say Hello!


Rod Blankers


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Storm damage in Lynden, WA.

Posted on August 31, 2015
A Mighty Oak Falls in Lynden, WA.
One of our beautiful giant Oaks planted in the early 1960s by Jack Jansen on Front St. was toppled by the wind storm on Saturday. The tree was completely uprooted, destroying the sidewalk around it and damaging the tree on the other side of the street. Traffic was blocked while crews removed the damage. Outside of Lynden, roads were blocked due to compromised power lines.

What do I spend my money on to get my house ready to sell?

Posted on August 28, 2015
Top 10 Features in New Homes.
1.  Walk-in closet in Master bedroom
2.  Laundry Room
3.  Low-e windows
4.  Guest room  
5.  Energy-star rated appliances 
6.  9-foot or more ceiling on first floor
7.  Energy-star rated windows
8.  Programmable thermostat
9.  Two-car garage
10.  Granite counter top in kitchen
Things that builders will not likely include this year
1.  Outdoor kitchen
2.  Laminate counter tops
3.  Outdoor fireplace
4.  Sunroom
5.  Whirlpool in Master bedroom
6.  Carpeting on main level
So, in considering what areas to remodel on an older home, take a look at the features that are attracting buyers to new homes and incorporate what you can into your home improvements 
Source: REaltorMag, Monday April 06, 2015.   


Posted on August 25, 2015
The end of the Fair.  Such a melancholy time....Lynden hosts approximately 250,000 visitors each year to our local fair.  Thank you to all the volunteers and staff members that make this such a wonderful community event.

NW Homes up 13.6%

Posted on July 31, 2015
According to the NWMLS, the weather is not the only thing that is hot right now.  In June, there were over 11,000 pending sales in Western Washington.  That is the highest volume since August of 2005.

Rainy Day Tips

Posted on July 24, 2015
 Rain! Rain! Rain!
We have waited so long for rain.    How refreshing!
check for any Drainage issues that might not show up on sunny days.

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