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5070 Samish Way, Home For Sale in Bellingham, WA

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I recently re-listed 5070 Samish Way in Bellingham, and I wanted to share some of my favorite things about this property. It is located about half way between Lake Samish and Lake Padden, and an easy bike ride to either.  Lake Padden has a beautiful trail that goes around the lake, along with a huge park, and access to Galbraith Mountain, which is a favorite for mountain bikers. It located on the south end of Bellingham, with what many consider the most desirable schools in Bellingham, including the new Wade King Elementary. I is also less than a minute from the I-5 exit. This lets you live in a rural setting, but stay within 5-10 minutes of town, and helps commuters working South of Bellingham.

Front of Property

The property is a shy 2 acres. The home sits just far enough of the road to avoid any note-able road noise, and then suprises in back, with a HUGE covered back deck and bigbackyard. The 410 square feet of covered back deck is the feature that really sets this home apart. In the Northwest, you usually get maybe 4-5 months a year to enjoy the outdoors. With this much outdoor covered space, you can add a space heater and spend time outdoors year round! And the views from the back deck are awesome! It has nice privacy and westerly moutain and treed views.

Covered Back Deck

The next feature is the 24 by 36 Shop.  Someone like me might just use this garage to park my car and for storage, but for the guy or girl who loves shops, this will not dissappoint. It is is in excellent condition and even has a fireplace. It has 110/220 amp power, and is on it’s own power meter. So the car mechanic or business owner who wants to track their power bill seperately here can do it. It also makes it easier to RENT the shop, or even rent part of the shop to someone looking to park a boat for residual income. Shop

The home itself is a classic 50’s rambler, with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath in the home, and then an additional detached finished bonus room space, with a 1/2 bath that was recently renovated. The home has a cozy feel, but a nice sized living room, and big kitchen with the modern appliances and plenty of cabinet/counter space. The home has been updated throughout, but retains a northwest cabin style feel to it. The wood burning stove and oil forced air furnace  make it extremely efficient to heat as well.  What size of the main home is modest, but you more than make up for it with the use of the detached bonus room, covered back deck, and Detached Shop. In short, there is plenty of space for the single guy, the couple, or the family.

Spacious Kitchen

The most important and biggest added value to this home, is the pride of ownership that you get to move-into. Usually when your buying a re-sale home on acreage, your worried about maintenance, repairs, and things you need to buy to keep the place up. In this case, everything is set-up for you to move right in, and we estimated about $17,000 in added value in this.  The home includes all of the lawn equipment, including a riding lawn mower, and all of the appliances, including a newer washer/dryer and deep freezer. The shop is setup with all of the cabinets and built-ins as well. The seller has also already had the home and septic system pre-inspected. All inspection requests have been complete, and a $9,000 new drain field was just installed out back.

So setup your appointment to see this home today! Asking $344,500.

View of Backyard from Deck

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