Bellingham, WA Real Estate News

By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Prudential Kelstrup RealtorsPrudential Kelstrup Realtors is home to nearly 40 agents.  Established in 1948, Kelstrup Realtors has been a leader in the Bellingham real esate market.  Prudential Kelstrup is home to some of the best agents including Eric Badgley & Angela Garnder.  Eric and Agnela closed the most real estate transactions in the office during 2006, a total of 37 homes and properties. Prudential Bellingham For more information on Bellingham Real Estate contact Eric Badgley Bellingham Realtor
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By Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector
(King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.)
I remember being a kid in grade school, here in Bellingham, nearly 50 years ago. In many ways Bellingham is more sophisticated, and certainly bigger, than it was back then.  While it was more rural, and more rugged, back then, one change that is interesting is the amount of wildlife I see in town. Few wild animals were seen back then, except maybe in the deep woods -- certainly not in the parks or neighborhoods. Perhaps this is an impact from homes having been built in those areas. Even ten years ago, I would see lots of squirrels when I visited Canada, but only saw them in parks around here. Now, I see them almost everywhere -- dozens in my backyard in the Cornwall Park neighborhood, and even downtown by the library. I even saw one on Railroad Avenue.  The other creature that has moved...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
South Hill NighborhoodThere are a number of great places to live in Bellingham. If you like great views, quiet streets, and friendly neighbors--then South Hill Bellingham is the place for you. A forested hill nestled between Western Washington University's picturesque campus and the historic Fairhaven district, it still affords a commanding view of sunsets over Bellingham Bay.South Hill Real EstateThere is never a shortage of things to do as nature walks, Fairhaven's shops, and Lowell Elementary school are all within walking distance. South Hill Homes There is a large variety of South Hill homes to choose from, contemporary and historic homes share the same streets. With such great location you can rest easy knowing that these houses will remain in high demand for years to come.For More...
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By Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector
(King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.)
      Believe it or not, the image above and the link below, are promotional material depicting the soon to be Bay View Tower in Bellingham.  After some local debate, among residents and planners, people in Bellingham have been learning more about this new high rise condo that is going in by the bay. This picture, and the website promoting it, are amazing. It looks like a building one would find in Seattle. People are supposed to be moving into it within a year and it is advertised as about 85% reserved at this time. Times they are a changing, yet again. We will see how it all washes out and if it ever goes in. Thanks for looking, Steven L. Smith www.kingofthehouse.com
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
Residents of Fairhaven have said they don't want tall bullrings in the area, according to a recent poll of Bellingham's south-side neighborhood. What they would like is preservation of the character of the historic neighborhood, followed by preserving the neighborhood's pedestrian emphasis, natural habitats and views of Bellingham Bay, respectively.  This is basically in opposition to the 10 story building proposed near Harris and 8th Street known as Fairhaven Square, presently on the drawing board and helled up by negotiations over the permit with the city. Any thoughts on the subject from you my readers.
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There is a popular option for borrowers aged 62 and older; The (HECM) FHA insured reverse mortgage. This is an option for homeowners owners age 62 and older to convert the equity in their home into monthly streams of income and/or a line of credit to be repaid when they no longer occupy the home. The loan, commonly known as HECM, is funded by a lending institution such as a mortgage lender, bank, credit union or savings and loan association. Interested parties can get help and counseling by a HUD-approved HECM counselor and they will help you see if you qualify.Homeowners who meet the eligibility criteria can complete a reverse mortgage application by contacting a FHA-approved lending institution such as a bank, mortgage company, or savings and loan association. For a list of HECM FHA a...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Alabama Hill Neighborhood The Alabama Hill Neighborhoodis mainly of single family homes that were built around the  1960's and 1970's. Curved streets centered around cul-de-sacs and alley-less lots make the Alabama Hill private and sheltered from thru traffic.  The homes in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood are mainly contemporary designed to allow those views to maximize the space.  Most homes on Alabama Hill were built to around the gorgeous and outstanding city, bay and lake views.  Alabama Hill Bellingham The neighborhood backs up to Whatcom falls park, which has acre's of walking trails, ponds for fishing and Whatcom Falls.  There is plenty of trout fishing, the park holds annual trout derby for the young onesEric Badgley is leading expert in Bellingham WA Real Estate sales. Working wi...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Birchwood NeighborhoodThe Birchwood Neighborhood bellingham is an area of Northwest Bellingham. Most of the Birchwood Neighborhood consists of single family homes situated on large, deep lots surrounded by open fields and narrow streets. Citizens of the Birchwood Neighborhood Don't have to drive far to grocery stores, restaurants or financial institutions. Birchwood BellinghamThe Birchwood Neighborhood has large lots, which give Residents a the space they need. The neighborhood has seen growth and has added many entry level condominium complexes.  Another great part of the Birchwood Neighborhood is the impressive Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
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By Kevin Huntley
(REMAX Whatcom County)
Bellingham Marine TransportSpecialized Marine Transport and the "Tin Boat ll" is your ticket to the San Juan Islands. These guys haul everything from Camping needs, housing needs, lumber packages, vehicles, heavy equipment, even take people Scuba Diving,  and every thing else to all remote beach or no beach landings. SMT is a family owned company that is ran by Bob and Chad Huntley a father son team which over 50 years experience through the San Juan islands and beyond. If you have any questions about Specialized Marine Transport please feel free to call anytime. Specialized Marine Transport H (360) 595-0390 C (360) 820-0831 4823 Whitney Street Bellingham, WA  98229 Bellingham homes for saleAs a family member always going back and forth from Sinclair Is. you guys are a blast to work wit...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Bellingham Virtual Tours70% of all home buyers use the Internet when purchasing a home.  Being able to look up information about the homes price, location, bedrooms etc.. is important; it is the age of the Internet now we are able see homes through Virtual Tours.  Bellingham Buyer Tours are great you can view homes as if you are standing right there.  Take a ride with me and view all my Featured listing in My Bellingham Virtual TourBellingham Buyer Tours  Eric Badgley is leading expert in Bellingham WA Real Estate sales. Working with buyers and sellers throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, Eric, along with his partner Angela Gardner, were the leading sales team at Prudential Kelstrup Realtors in 2006.
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
Beginning May 29,Skybus Airlines will begin low-cost once-a-day flights from Bellingham to Columbus, Ohio.Why Columbus? That's the headquarters city for the new airline that is staking its success on offering the lowest available fares. From Columbus, the country's 15th largest city, local travelers could connect to major East Coast destinations such as New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston."Beginning today, passengers can buy airline tickets for less than the cost of a tank of gas," CEO Bill Diffenderffer said Tuesday in a press release. He has pledged his new airline will offer at least 10 seats at $10 one way on every flight. Until when? Always."These are not promotional fares that will go away in a couple of weeks," Diffenderffer said. "These are the everyday low fares we promised ...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Edgemoor Neighborhood Bellingham Stuck between Chuckanut and Fairhaven, on a little extension of land you'll find the Edgemoor Neighborhood. There are a number of small communities to choose from inside Edgemoor real estate, every part of belonging to the Edgemoor Neighborhood Association, a non-profit group which keep up the community's outstanding class of life. Edgemoor's location is close to the services of Fairhaven, and most houses are within a short distance of the Amtrak Station and the Alaska Marine Highway. If you need information on Edgemoor Conact your Edgemoor Realtor
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
 The city of Bellingham is the first city in Washington to be designated a "Green Power Community" with the Columbia neighborhood leading the city with the Central Business District and the Fairhaven Neighborhoods following. The city received this designation for purchasing more than 11% of all the electicity used in the city coming from renewable resources. The EPA estimates this has the effect of taking 10,000 passanger cars off the road."Bellingham has set a national example as the most effective Green Power Community in the country," said Congressman Rick Larsen. "As Congress works to address these critical issues, we're looking to cities like Bellingham for lessons we need to learn. The time has come to invest the energy of our nation in the energy of our future."Puget Sound Energy...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Angie Seo Bellingham Angie Seo Bellingham ;is a great asset to Bellingham Mortgage loans. Are you a first time homebuyer, unsure of what steps you need to take to establish home ownership? Need to refinance to payoff debt? Maybe you are looking for a construction loan to begin building the home of your dreams....look no further. As an experienced Bellingham loan officer with Security First Mortgage, Angie Seo has you covered. Angie Seo MortgageAngie Seo is young, aggressive and willing to work hard for your business. If you are in the market for a Bellingham Mortgage call Angie first. If you need help with bellingham loans contact here at angies@sfmiloans.com 
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Silver Beach Neighborhood Bellingham The Silver Beach Neighborhood is located around Lake Whatcom, one of Bellingham's best recreation are. home owners in the Silver Beach Neighborhood take pride in their surroundings, which show in the up-kept landscaping. Shopping, food and grociers are just a mile away from Silver Beach Bellingham. The Silver Beach Neighborhood has many has many lake-views that are well kept. Silver beach bellinghamEric Badgley is a leading expert in Bellingham WA Real Estate sales. Working with buyers and sellers throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, Angela, along with her partner Eric Badgley, were the leading sales team at Prudential Kelstrup Realtors in 2006. For any information about Bellingham Homes contact Angela Gardner at www.bellingham-realestate.net. e...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Puget Neighborhood BellinghamThe Puget Neighborhood Bellingham is mostly single family with a few multi-family homes located near Lakeway Drive. Civic Field is close to the Puget Neighborhood and provides residents with access to soccer fields, ball fields and skate park. Bellingham Puget NeighborhoodEric Badgley is a leading expert in Bellingham WA Real Estate sales. Working with buyers and sellers throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, Angela, along with her partner Eric Badgley, were the leading sales team at Prudential Kelstrup Realtors in 2006. For any information about Bellingham Homes
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Hot Shotz Bellingham Restaurant and night club is Bellingham's newest hot spot. Enjoy a full dinner menu consisting of unique food experiences such as Orange Marmalade Salsa Dip and fresh cut french fries. At Hots Shotz the evening hours bring live bands and great dancing. The drink menu is just as unique as the food, simple cocktails such as peach bellini's or one of a kind drinks like the 5 star general offer a variety of tastes. For larger parties reserve the VIP lounge or pool hall upstairs. Hot shotz Bar
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Boulevard Park BellinghamBoulevard Park is located just bellow the South Hill Neighborhood along Bellingham's Waterfront.  Boulevard Park is popular for sweeping bay views, evening sunsets, and music concerts.  Many local residents goto the park for long walks, picnics, or just to enjoy the views of the islands.    If you need any information on South Hill Real Estate contact Eric badgley your South Hill Realtor
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Chuckanut Nieborhood Bellingham Chuckanut Neighborhood is located in a little area of land between Larrabee State Park, and Bellingham Bay.  Chuckanut Bellingham is one of the most scenic areas of Whatcom County, and has beautiful Luxury Homes.  There are many communities like Brighton Crest  that have Very nice Homes. For more information about chuckanut Real Estate contact Eric Badgley 360-920-9249
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
South Hill Neighborhood Bellingham The South Hill Neighborhood bellingham is a small area of land between WWU and Bellingham Bay.  South hill has always been a desirable part of town, and many of bellingham's earliest citizens built homes here. South hill has beautiful Vintage homes that have been around for almost a century. If you need information on South Hill Real Estate conact eric@buywhatcom.com 
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