Mount Vernon, WA Real Estate News

By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
 Well the Holiday season is officially here... At least in our house... Jester was kind enough to let us move his bed temporarily so we would have the best spot for the Christmas Tree... So, we decided that the tree was his... That and a good rawhide chew bone and he seemed good with the deal.By the way, we got a fantastic tree this year... It doesn't get any fresher than when the Christmas Tree farmer cuts it down after you've chosen it... In Skagit County, we have a great Christmas Tree Farm owned by Bob and Billie Dean. It is called the "McLean Road Christmas Tree Farm". Strangely enough it is on McLean Road... To get there, simply cross the West Mt. Vernon Bridge, turn Left at the first Light (Wall Street) and curve around to the right onto McLean Road... It is about 4 blocks past "...
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
Do you have suggestions to improve Little Mountain Park??  The Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hear your ideas until November 26th...Personally, I want a Mount Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park... To submit your ideas, go to the park's department survey link at:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=SehNETZbFA2iptoXhztv_2bA_3d_3dHere is a link to the original article from the Skagit Herald:http://www.goskagit.com/index.php/news/print/4397/ Please take a few minutes to help decide the future of Little Mountain Park.... 
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The City of Mount Vernon WA has started a redevelopment plan for its historic downtown & riverfront area.  One of the main goals of this re-development plan is to provide the city's downtown area with 100 year flood protection.  Flooding probability has been a big barrier to the investment and business sector in the downtown area in the past.  Here is the the latest power point presentation outlining the master plan:http://www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us/imageuploads/Media-2110.pdf For the webpage on City of Mount Vernon's Historic Downtown & Waterfront Redevelopment plan go to:http://www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us/page.asp_Q_navigationid_E_652   
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
Hi,Maggie and I recently bought some meat at a great local butcher shop...  Andal's Meats.It has been around for years, but we didn't know about it until a couple weeks ago. We bought some fantastic steaks, pork chops, bacon, beef jerky, etc... So far it has all been really great quality stuff and priced fairly for what you get...Most of what they sell is pre-packaged frozen food geared toward buying a good amount of food and then thawing it as needed, so its not a great place to go shop for tonight's dinner - rather all of next month's dinner.Here is an article about Andal's Meats from the folks at Prairie Springs Ranch (they supply the great grass-fed beef!)Here is their contact information...Andal's Meats, Inc.20235 E. Hickox Rd.Mount Vernon, WA 98274(360) 424-5543 Give them a try, y...
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
Eaglemont The Eaglemont Golf Course, which opened in 1993, was designed by John Steidel. The homes in this up-scale community feature beautiful views of Mount Baker, the Cascade Range and the Eaglemont Golf Course itself. According to a recent article in The Bellingham Herald, "it is the topography at Eaglemont Golf Course in Mount Vernon that sets it apart." The Eaglemont Pavilion facility hosts weddings, company meetings, training seminars, etc... as well as operating the Eaglemont Bar & Grill restaurant. Eaglemont Homes For Sale Click Here to See all of the Available Homes For Sale in the Eaglemont Community! To learn more about the Eaglemont Community, call Bill Sauneuf at (360) 708-2929 orClick Here to visit our Information Page about the Eaglemont Community.
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
Mount Vernon Soap Box Derby September 15-16, 2007 Racing down the 2nd Street Viaduct. These double-elimination races will be held on Saturday and on Sunday! Come out and race or come enjoy the show! Either way is sure to be a good time! Check out the City of Mount Vernon web-site for more information!
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Mount Vernon homes are built with comfortable living in mind.  Houses can be found in every style from one week to one century old, providing buyers with a range of options when considering the increasingly popular Mount Vernon homes. Mount Vernon homes are some of the most affordable in the region (at least until the rest of the world discover this gem of a town).   Large, 3-bedroom houses are frequently sold in the mid-$300,000 range, and Mount Vernon homes on acreage, the popular Eaglemont Golf Course, or even the beautiful Skagit River do not cost significantly more.   Since it is generally considered too far to commute to Seattle, buyers are relieved of the Seattle-area prices while still having quick access to the many Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom County jobs.   Many residents l...
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
Big Lake is waiting for you! Boating, Fishing, Water Skiing, Tubing, etc... Come on out and play. Near the lake, you'll find the Overlook Golf Course and the Big Lake Bar & Grill.If you're interested in either Buying or Selling a house or property around Big Lake in Mount Vernon, Bill Sauneuf is ready to provide your Real Estate Service For Life! Call (360) 708-2929 to get started today!If you'd like to see the available homes in the Big Lake community, click here.   Search for Homes for sale by Neighborhood Washington >> Skagit County >> Mount Vernon >>Mount Vernon Neighborhoods:    Big LakeBlackburn Ridge Cascade Ridge Cedar Ridge Clear Lake College Conway Eaglemont Hillcrest Park Hilltop Haven Lake Cavanaugh Lake McMurray Little Mountain Maddox Meadows Monte Vista Terr. Mount Vernon ...
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
  The Big Lake Bar and Grill will be hosting a Car Show on Sunday September 2nd, 2007.Good food including the Outdoor Barbecue and Classic Cars. Sounds like fun to me!Every Thursday Night, they are still doing the All You Can Eat Prawns dinner as well... I've been a few times this year and they're always great!!Click Here to visit their web-site. (Note: They don't have anything posted on the web-site about the Car Show, but you can call them at (360) 422-6411 to find out more)   
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
Skagit County Fair - "Fiesta at the Fair! Don't Miss the Fun!"This Week starting Wednesday at 10:30 AM for the Opening Ceremony. Click here for the full Schedule.The Fair Hours are Daily from 10:00am to 10:00pmFor a link to the official Skagit County Fair Web-Site, click here.For a Map & Directions to the fairgrounds, click here.Hope to see you there! 
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
The Big Lake Area is protected and spported by a Volunteer Fire Department.  First and Foremost.... THANK YOU!!!Now on to business... Each year, the Volunteers host a Fire Works Fundraiser Show on the 3rd of July (as fire fighters are often busy working on the 4th).  This tradition has been going for 44 years!  This year's goal is to get a "Thermal Imaging Camera" and some other Rescue Equipment.So far this year, they have fallen somewhat short of their goal.... Currently the board shows that they only reached about 80% of their donations goal.  People of Mount Vernon, we need to help out a bit more to get the volunteers who put themselves in harm's way to protect us the equipment that they need to do the job safely.Please give if you can! 
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Mount Vernon commercial real estate will help any business flourish.  As Skagit County's seat and largest city, the town automatically has thousands of customers at hand.  Additionally, its convenient location off of I-5 allows it to attract hundreds of thousands of more customers each year.  One area that draws much of Mount Vernon's business, making it some of the most valuable Mount Vernon commercial real estate, is downtown.  Over a century year old, the neighborhood boasts a unique, classic charm.  Small roads and dense, adorable buildings are perfect for local shops and restaurants.  Throughout the year, pedestrians walk downtown and peruse stores, appreciating the small-town atmosphere.  This unique Mount Vernon commercial real estate is in high demand, and it usually sells as qu...
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
                                                        Next Weekend July 14-15, 2007 is the 13th annual Skagit Valley Highland Games and Celtic Festival.This year the Festival will be held at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. Click here for Driving Directions.Ticket Prices are as follows:                                 Click here to visit the Official Web-Site for the event!I hope to see you there!! Jester & I are looking forward to the Sheepdog Trials, but we're pretty sure he'll only be able to see the video.Enjoy the Festival!-Billhttp://www.Sauneuf.comhttp://blog.Sauneuf.comBill@Sauneuf.com  
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Last year the city of Mount Vernon started a comprehensive redevelopment plan for its historic downtown area.  The goal of that planning effort is to guide the business investment of public and private resources in the downtown area over a period of the next 20 years. A key issue of this plan is to provide the City's downtown area with 100-year flood protection. The threat of flooding poses a major barrier to investment in the downtown area and limits the City's efforts to create a vibrant, attractive, and safe waterfront district. In addition to flood protection, the project's goals include enhancing public access to the shoreline and river, promoting a mixed use redevelopment that will generate new jobs, providing an area for both housing and business development to occur in a manner ...
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By Robert Walsh
(Preview Inspections LLC)
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By Andrew Culp
(John L. Scott Anacortes)
Here's another of my favorite places.  The Skagit River Brewery.  This place has a long history in Mount Vernon and has been quenching many thirsty "Skagitonians" for a long time.  Go to http://www.skagitbrew.com  and check out the menu.  I have to take a little time to blow my own horn.....About 12 years ago I was working at the brewery during it's remodel and transformation into a great brew pub.  I was initially hired on as sous chef, but took over to oversee the development of a new kitchen and menu.  Through a lot of hard work and close attention to Charlie's taste buds I think we all contributed to a really good menu.  I'm proud to see that some of my favorite menu items are still going strong and I can assure you that the quality has not been sacrificed in any way.    Year-round ...
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
  Ready, Set, Go....Only a few of the Daffodil Fields are Still Blooming! Those still look really good... But not much time left...Only 2 of the Tulip Fields are in Bloom and Showing a lot of color!! Time to go see whats left, if you are looking to see them this year.... The Time Is Now!!The Tulip Festival's Street Fair is this weekend! Come to Mount Vernon and find lots of good stuff at the Street Fair! Check out The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival's Official Bloom Update and Map for a complete update.Check out The Tulip Festival Street Faur's Official Web-Site for more complete information. 
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
 Ready, Set, Go....The Daffodil Fields are mostly Still Blooming!The Tulip Fields are in Bloom and Showing a lot of color!! Time to go see them if you are looking to see them this year.... The Time Is Now!! Check out The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival's Official Bloom Update and Map for a complete update.   
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
Nookachamp Hills is a Planned Residential Community with beautiful homes still being built. Situated just a few minutes Northeast of Big Lake, most homes come with beautiful Territorial Views of the local forested hills or of Big Lake itself.... or both.There are several builders that have built/are building homes in this development - including Hansell Mitzel Homes as well as Chaffey Homes, and Christopher Homes among several others.Click Here for a list of the currently available homes in this beautiful Skagit County neighborhood.Visit my Nookachamp Hills web-site at:   http://www.NookachampHills.com 
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By Bill Sauneuf
(John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm)
I went to the Grand Opening of the Hansell Mitzel Homes new development of Townhomes within their North Hill development in Mount Vernon.Townhomes don't mean just a one bedroom place... Instead, these are luxurious three and four bedroom homes ranging from 1,723 sqft through 2,437 sqft.. These are truly luxury townhomes that include features like "Tiger Wood" Hardwood Flooring (among others) which have absolutely striking and spectacular colors, Ceramic Tile Showers, Multiple Gas-Fireplaces per home, Marble Countertops, Nice Open Floorplans, Great Kitchens, quality landscaping from Lefeber Turf Farm, nice Big Decks and Beautiful Views over the Skagit Valley and much much more.This development will only have a total of 26 of these homes built and some have already been sold. A good sampl...
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