One Property, Multiple Buyers – How to Win a Competitive Offer Situation

Photo from Allison Trimble

The real estate market has been experiencing unusual circumstances. Low inventory and low interest rates have created a highly competitive marketplace. This year my business partner, Blake Westhoff, and I have found ourselves in competitive offer situations in all price points and on all types of properties. We put our …

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*PENDING* 5031 Elder Road Ferndale, WA: Broken Auger Farm – 11 acres of private equestrian facility perfection

Boasting unobstructed views of Mount Baker and the Twin Sisters, the timeless cedar shingle home offers ample natural light and tasteful wood finishes. Thoughtfully planned, the barn is just steps away with 5 large stalls with automatic waterers, runs, and tack room. 17’X46′ attached, heated storage area. 20′ X 48′ …

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7274 Dahlberg Road Ferndale, WA: Plum Creek Ranch

Plum Creek Ranch is a perfectly appointed private equestrian facility. Timeless split level home offers separate living spaces with air conditioning, vaulted ceilings, and a downstairs remodel with high end finishes in 2020. From the picture windows, gaze upon the 80′ X 200′ indoor arena with 20′ overhang, roping chutes, …

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PENDING – 805 Birch Bay Lynden Road, Lynden, WA – 10.69 acre hobby farm

Country living at its finest! Breathtaking mountain views welcome you to this 10.69 acre hobby farm with perfect sandy loam soils and water rights. Charming single story ranch-style home with tasteful updates throughout, such as new paint, windows, fixtures and flooring. Master suite features a generous master bath. Equestrian amenities …

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Arena Footing Considerations – Advice from an Arena Contractor

An arena built and maintained by Murray Gudmundson Jr Construction Inc. Photo by Jackie Gudmundson

When I moved to Washington in 2000, we were fortunate to buy a property that already had a barn and an all-weather 100 x 200-foot outdoor arena. I prefer riding outside, but at our new property, I made the decision to build a covered arena in the future. For now, …

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A Partnership is Born – Allison Trimble Paparoa and Blake Westhoff are Dedicated to Helping Horse People

Photo by Taryn Leech Photography

Blake Westhoff met Allison Trimble Paparoa more than a dozen years ago. He was 19 years old and hadn’t been exposed to the professional horse industry. Fortunately, Allison was looking for someone to clean stalls, so Blake’s inability to pick up the correct lead wasn’t of concern. Allison was already …

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