Danielle Groeneweg

513 Clover Lane, Bellingham Open House!




Join me for an Open House this Saturday September 4th from 11-1.


Beautiful well maintained single story attached home in coveted Cordata Park Place 55+ community! This end unit gets tons of natural light throughout the day. Great layout w/2nd bdrm separate from master suite. Lovely kitchen has tall wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances & granite counters. Hardwood floors throughout living area, vaulted ceilings in living room & cozy gas fireplace. Master suite has 3/4 bath & walk in closet. Private patio just off dining room to enjoy the peace & quiet. Fully finished room above garage perfect for extra storage or den (not counted in square footage). Clubhouse has game room, common area & more. Must see!


Introducing DG Homes!


With much thought, prayer, & contemplation I have made the leap to hang my license with eXp Realty! I am so excited for the new opportunities & freedom this offers me as I continue to grow my business. I now have at my fingertips access to other fellow company realtor’s perspectives, advice, & information across the nation as well as limitless tools at my disposal. My favorite part of my new venture however is branding as myself. As the realtor who put her heart & soul into her business for the last nearly 13 years, as DG Homes! I am still located in the same office on Third St in Lynden- just with my branded logo on the door. I can’t wait to use the new technology & nation wide experience I now have access to with eXp to help my clients with their future real estate needs.
I also wanted to give a huge Thank You to all the amazing people at Bellwether. I would not be where I am today without them! I hope you will come alongside me in celebrating this change, and thank you as always for your continued support!

Get Out & Explore- Parks in Whatcom County

Get out & Explore some of the parks in Whatcom County! It is mide July already- summer is half way over. I just wanted to take some time to highlight a few of the beautiful parks in Whatcom County. We are lucky enough to live in a place with lots of different options to explore!


Blaine Marine Park

272 Marine Dr, Blaine, WA 98230

This park has a great playground! Part of it is even shaped like a pirate ship. It is located on the bay & a short distance to downtown Blaine.


Image Credit & More information about Blaine Parks Click Here.


Cordata Park

4510 Cordata Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98226

Looking for a little bit of everything? This park has a lot of options. There is a large playground for kids of all ages & a splash pad.  They also have an outdoor parkour course & a paved pump track. It is a 25 acre park with lots of trails to go & explore as well.



Image Credit & for more information about the Cordata Park Click here.


Silver Lake Park

9006 Silver Lake Rd, Maple Falls, WA 98266

Silver Lake is a gorgeous small lake located in the foothills. They offer camping & cabin rentals April-the end of October. They also have a playground, fishing, & lots of different boat rentals available. They require a max of 10 horsepower on all boats so the lake stays relatively quiet.



Image credit: https://beautifulwashington.com/photo-gallery/97-home/slider/north-cascades/547-silver-lake-campground.html

More information about Silver Lake Park Click Here.


Lake Padden Park

4882 S Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98229

Lake Padden Park is the largest park out of the ones I have mentioned, this park is over 700 acres. It does include the Padden Golf Course. It also have a lot of different activities for everyone including basketball, pickleball & tennis courts, dog park, playground, walking trails, boat launch, fishing dock & lots of picnicking areas close to the lake. They do require non motorized or electric motors only for boats.


Image Credit & for More Information on Lake Padden Click Here.




These are just a few of the parks located in the great PNW! I know there are plenty more out there. I hope you are able to go out & explore some of them this summer!




Take a Look at this Gorgeous Estate, Open House on Saturday


Looking forward to hosting an Open House at 2026 Timon Rd, Everson, WA 98247

this Saturday June 5th from 1:00-3:00!

Offered at $1,349,000

Absolutely stunning estate with gorgeous Canadian Mt. views in Lynden SD! Elegance meets country as you pull into the inviting wrap around driveway amongst the beautifully irrigated & landscaped front yard. 2 story ceilings t/out main living areas & walls of windows bring the outside in. This gorgeous custom home has 2 living areas, office, formal & informal dining, & a huge vaulted master on the main. Upstairs, open to below, has 3 more bdrms & 2 full baths. The mostly finished & partially daylight basement has 1 more huge bedroom & full bath, a large spacious open rec room, plus a large unfinished room fully plumbed for a 2nd kitchen. So many possibilities w/the 6+ acres, 2 outbuildings, pond, & gorgeous views!”



Looking into Multigenerational Housing?

Have you looking into Multigenerational Housing? I have had a few clients reach out looking for either a large home with split living spaces or an ADU on the property. The median home purchase price for Whatcom County is over $500,000 which makes buying a home a lot more affordable if you’re able to purchase it with family not to mention the other added benefits!


Keeping Current Matters put together a great graphic with a few Quick Facts about Multigenerational Housing.

For the full article click here.


Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC] | Keeping Current Matters


What are your most frequently asked Real Estate Questions?



I’m working on updating a lot of my information packets, service providers, relocation packets, etc.

It’s been a few years since I’ve spent the time to go through them and update the information as needed. I would love to hear about some of your main questions, concerns, or other items you tend to research before making a real estate transaction. I’m planning to completely revamp them and would love to include items that add value & help make the process smoother for most.

Would you be interested in learning about:

    • Life of an escrow file? I could go into details on what an escrow officer does throughout the transaction, what title insurance is for, what the usual fees are, etc.
    • A detailed outline of each city in Whatcom County. Including local eateries, things to do, parks, local businesses & service providers. Would also include current information on stats, schools & other town specific details.
    • What are the fees throughout a transaction? What comes out at closing and what are due during the transaction?
    • Realtor Code of Ethics?
    • What would you like to know about your real estate agent?


What other items would you find helpful & I can add to my list?

Thank you!!


President’s Day Trivia

Anyone else a history buff? I thought it might be fun to do a little bit of presidential trivia with President’s Day right around the corner.

Here are just a few of the questions that Reader’s Digest asks in its article, ” U.S. Presidential Trivia Questions Everyone Gets Wrong” by Morgan Cutolo.

To read the full article click here.


The White House in Washington DC, closeup of southern facadeLUX BLUE/SHUTTERSTOCK

What does the “S” in Harry S. Truman’s name stand for?

Hmmm, what are names that start with the letter S?

This 1948 portrait of Harry S. Truman at his White House office deskAP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Answer: Nothing

The S in President Truman’s name is actually a compromise his parents made between both of his grandfather’s names, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. There is still controversy today about whether there should be a period after the S.

The White House, Washington DCTURTIX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Did every president live in the White House?

Two options: Yes or no?

George Washington. Print showing George Washington, standing in front of a chair with right arm extended toward a table on the left and holding a sword in left hand.UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE/SHUTTERSTOCK

Answer: No

Not every U.S. president lived in the White House. Our first president, George Washington, oversaw the construction of the building when it began in 1792 but never got to live there. The first president who got to call White House “home” was John Adams, who moved in with his wife, Abigail, in 1800.

American Flags at The White HouseANTHONY RICCI/SHUTTERSTOCK

Who were the four presidents that were assassinated?       

You know Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, but can you guess the other two?

The Last Formal Photograph of Abraham Lincoln Taken On the Day the Confederacy Surrendered 5 Days Before His DeathMARY EVANS/SHUTTERSTOCK

Answer: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy

All four of these presidents were assassinated while in office. Assassination attempts were made on six other presidents—Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt (who was done with his term), Franklin Roosevelt (president-elect at the time), Harry Truman, Gerald Ford (twice in one year!), and Ronald Reagan—but they were lucky enough to survive.

Summer view of the White House, Washington, DC.FSTOCKFOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK

What state produced the most U.S. presidents?

Hint: It is either Ohio or Virginia.

Welcome sign: 'Virginia is for Lovers' - October 26, 2016JOE SOHM/SHUTTERSTOCK

Answer: Virginia

Eight U.S. presidents were born in Virginia, and Ohio was close behind, having produced seven presidents.





An Overview of 2020 Stats for Whatcom County

Anyone else think very analytically and love looking at stats? I also like looking over a time period (especially an entire year) to get a good grasp of the market & trends. The Northwest Multiple put together a series of different graphs and charts that compares 2020 to 2019. I am only showing the graphs for Whatcom County that include residential and condos.

Let me know if you have any questions!


Planning for the Best You in 2021



It is almost time to turn the page on 2020!

I’m sure a lot of us are ready to say good-bye to this year and wish for better things in 2021! I came across this great list of 12 steps to plan for a better you in 2021 and wanted to share. If you wanted to read the full article from Millennial Grind you can click here.

I liked this list because I thought it helped cover your habits, thoughts, self care & gets you thinking about goals and your future. In real estate, we talk a lot of self motivation and goals. I have found that breaking down your bigger goals does make a big difference like in step 10. I have also started a vision board in my office like it discusses in step 4. Finally, I talk with my assistant often about our goals and how we are going to achieve them like in step 11.

That’s only 3 out of 12 steps so it looks like I have a few more things to go over before the start of 2021. I hope you’re able to do the same and that by this time next year we can reflect on how great a year 2021 was.



Thankful Trees for Thanksgiving

How many of you already have a Thanksgiving tradition of making a Thankful Tree? How many of you are wondering what a Thankful Tree is? A Thankful Tree is when you create a tree and you write on the leaves or branches what you are thankful for. I’ve seen a few ideas floating around. Some people start their tree early and throughout the whole month of November leading up to Thanksgiving they write on their leaves letting family & friends also share what they are thankful for. Then, at Thanksgiving dinner they will read their leaves out loud. Other families will do it all on Thanksgiving day. I think this is such a fun tradition. I know a lot of families will go around & say what they are thankful for but this adds another element to it. If you start the tree at the beginning of the month, it is also a great reminder to be thankful every time you walk past it.

What does a Thankful Tree look like? It can be whatever you want it to be! Some use real leaves & branches, others make the leaves out of clay or even gather some acorns to add to the tree.


Here are a couple sources if you would like to gather some ideas to create your own Thankful Tree:

  • Rythms of Play has 10 really good ideas on their blog for how to make a Thankful Tree. This is a blog directed towards families with younger kids. Click here to see them.
  • Good Housekeeping also has a few really good ideas. Their trees are so pretty! They have some ideas that should work with fall décor you might already have up in your home. Click here to see them.


I hope you are able to create your own Thankful Tree this year!