Whidbey Island home in beach community for sale ~ $349,000


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Deck View Living room and view of deck Living room Stairs Garage

Freeland, WA 98249 Whidbey Island, Washington Home in Beach Community for Sale $349,000

Description: Rambler with full basement, garage and large deck.
4298 Basswood, Freeland, WA 98249

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 3/4
Square footage: 2,060
Lot size (in acres): .1752
Date available: immediately

Price: $349,000

Contact info: Tom White, Broker, Coldwell Banker Tara, (360) 381-0012.

Website: tomwhiterealestate.com
Virtual Tour: click to view

Building Materials/Indoor Air Quality
Year built: 1978
Construction: Standard construction; no particle board.
Passive solar design features: Large south and west windows.
Moisture barrier installed over the slab: n/a
Exterior building materials: wood
Roofing materials: metal
Insulation materials: n/a
Are the walls foiled?: n/a
Wood detailing: fir and cedar and oak
Wood sealants used: n/a (none recently)
Flooring: oak parquet – no sealants used recently
Carpet: only on stairs; installed with nails
HVAC: n/a
Whole house air filter: No.
Whole house vacuum: No.
Sauna? No.
Dates of past repairs/renovations: Exterior not painted in severals year; was painted over 2 years ago with latex paint. No painting done inside in many years.

Utilities and Major Appliances
Heating system: n/a
Cooling system: n/a
Appliances: electric
Did the house ever sit empty for any length of time? Yes; for approximately 2 years prior to present owner.

Electromagnetic Fields
Unshielded electrical wiring: n/a
Dimmers and 3-way switches: One dimmer for dining room light.
Power lines: Above ground.
Neighbors with WiFi: n/a
WiMax installed or planned for area in near future: n/a
Smart Meter on site or planned in near future: n/a
Cell/microwave towers nearby and/or planned for near future: None now.
Other wireless technology being used nearby or planned for near future: Four miles away.
Located under an airport flight path: No.
Have others with electromagnetic sensitivities healed in this house? n/a
Have others with electromagnetic sensitivities done poorly in this house? n/a

Is the property graded, are French drains, swales or other features used to wick away rainwater? yes
Are there plantings or berms around the perimeter of the home? yes
On-slab foundation, crawlspace or basement? slab
Exhaust fans in bathrooms, kitchen, and other high-humidity locations? yes
Whole house dehumidifier? no
Other mold-reducing features: n/a
Is there a history of water damage of any kind? none
Have there ever been roof or plumbing leaks? no
Was mold remediation ever completed in your home? n/a
To the best of your knowledge, is there currently high levels of mold or existence of allergenic, pathogenic, or toxigenic molds in the home? no

Pets that have lived in the house: none that I know of
Known vermin infestations: no
Homestead animals: none
Local flora that might be a problem (e.g., juniper, pine, cedar, etc.) and worst times of year for pollen counts: n/a

Other potential toxic exposures
Were pesticides ever used in the house, or outside the house and around the property, by you or by former owners? none
Has a pet that was treated with Frontline, wore a flea collar, or had other pesticides applied to it ever lived or entered the home? none smelled by chemically sensitive owner
Has the home site been checked for radon and other potentially hazardous elements? no
Is the house currently fragrance free, and has it always been? Yes, it’s currently fragrance free. However, there may be some smell and may have had some dryer sheets and detergent in spare washer and dryer in garage, never used by owner. Owner used no fragrances, bleach or other smelly substances since those would make her ill.
Is the house currently smoke free, and has it always been? yes
Has the house or any neighbors’ homes in a three block radius ever been used as a methamphetamine (“meth”) lab? no
Has ozone every been used in the home to try to remove odors/chemicals/mold? no
Garage: attached garage, not insulated or heated

Do you or your MCS partner tolerate the home yourself? yes, but the basement had some smell of paint
How long have you lived in the home? 3 years
May I talk to a former tenant to see how they felt about living in the house? the former owner built the house
Why are you selling the home? moved closer to town
If you are selling (vs. renting), are you charging a premium over the likely appraisal cost for the special materials? If so, are you willing to carry a second note/loan on the house if the bank will not give me a mortgage at the price you wish to sell the house? no
Who are the closest neighbors and what are their potentially MCS-triggering habits? The closest neighbors are several hundred feet away and there is some gas lawnmowing. Home owners on two sides are master gardeners who use no pesticides. There is a clothes line several hundred feet away and one neighbor sometimes uses a small barbeque.

Due to the nature of the illness, potential MCS buyers/renters will need to stay in a home overnight, or for an extended period, before committing to a purchase or long-term lease. Doing so puts the homeowner at risk for potential contamination of the space. Are you willing to do this? Yes, with references and background check. Time and amount to be determined.

• Allowed personal care products, bedding materials, laundry products, etc.: Seventh Generation, Dr. Bronner Baby Shampoo, Sapp Hill round bar soap

Dear Potential Buyer,
This house and location is for mild to moderate EI’s only or for those who love the beach area. I had a pretty good experience living in this particular home in Beverly Beach. Although the Sweet room downstairs and the location of the house are not without EI problems. There are some chickens within a hundred feet, but I have never smelled them or their feathers. There is some building in the beach community. The lot next door and across the road are forested and tree filled. OWNER.

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