Rod Blankers
Rod Blankers
The Muljat Group North
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Brand New Listing!

Posted on February 20, 2017
Schedule a showing for 8605 Lynnwood Drive in Lynden!
Now that the snow has cleared and the skies are blue, come look at our newest lising!  Two fireplaces, a master suite with office, mountain views and an established neighborhood sets this home apart!
Beautiful kitchen and dining

Lovely Living Areas 
Deck off of kitchen/Dining
 Mountain Views!
View all of our featured listings! 

Rod Blankers



Posted on February 16, 2017
Even though there are still some mounds of snow left after the February snow storm which hit Whatcom County with a vengeance, we wanted to take some time and THANK PSE and our Lynden neighbors for helping out so generously.  Many farmers used their tractors to clear the roads and driveways. From an article in "Our Lynden," Nick Snydar of Snydar Farms Custom Farming said, “Just did what I could to help the local farmers and neighbors we serve in the county.”
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) dealt with thousands of power outages, mostly in the Lynden area, and tirelessly made sure that power was restored as quickly as possible.
 Our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who came together and lent a helping hand! 

Some of the Benefits of Solar Energy!

Posted on January 27, 2017
 Reduce or eliminate your electric bill. With a solar energy system, you’ll generate 25+ years of carbon-free power reducing how much you will pay for utilities each month and how much CO2 enters our atmosphere. As utility rates increase, clean energy from the sun remains consistently free. Solar is an investment that pays increasingly large dividends with each passing year. As utility rates increase, clean energy from the sun remains consistently free. Solar is an investment that pays increasingly large dividends with each passing year.
The electricity that solar panels produce is completely emissions free. Having a solar system helps preserve the earth’s finite fossil-fuel resources, reduces air pollution, and creates efficiency, resilience and dependability in the grid. Since the power is being produced just feet away from where it is going to be used (as opposed to via an antiquated centralized distribution model that causes up to 15% power line energy loss in distribution), it is by far the most efficient way to produce power.
As more homes and businesses across the country install solar panels, our nation moves farther away from fossil fuel consumption and closer to a clean economy powered by the sun. The benefits of this transition are enormous:
• Better health due to cleaner air, water, and soil
• Greater energy security due to reductions in imported fuel
• Stronger economic growth through the creation of green jobs
• Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Solar energy’s dividends don’t simply benefit you – the system owner. They benefit anyone who enjoys having a cleaner and more sustainable environment (which means everyone).

Rod Blankers

 Prepared by Betty W. McNeely, Intern 

Staging Makes All The Difference!

Posted on December 21, 2016

One of the free services we offer our clients is home staging by Nicole Blankers, Rod's wife. She received excellent training and is a wonderful visual artist.  She has staged many homes that usually sell for a great price and more quickly than those that aren’t staged.

“Realtors® know how important it is to have a home in the best shape possible when showing it to prospective buyers,” said NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas. “At a minimum, homeowners should conduct a thorough cleaning, haul out clutter, make sure the home is well-lit and fix any major aesthetic issues. Another option is staging a home, which Realtors® often suggest to sellers to help prospective buyers better visualize themselves in the home and could modestly increase the home’s value for both the buyer and seller.” -- From an article by the National Association of Realtors 

 What is Staging?

Simply put, staging offers potential home buyers a way to envision making it their own home. Kristie Barnett, a writer for Houzz, says

"Although everyone has different tastes in decor and furnishings, most people want a home that is welcoming, functional, peaceful and organized." The most important thing to strive for is making sure the home isn't taste specific because this narrows down the appeal of the home to a much smaller audience. Ms. Barnett goes on to say, "Staging is about strategic editing and depersonalizing, rather than decorating and personalizing."

 Please be sure and ask for this wonderful service when listing your home with Rod Blankers!

From a new listing on Hannegan Road

Rod Blankers


Prepared by Betty W. McNeely, Intern 

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.

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