Bellingham, WA Real Estate News

By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
The Sehome Niehborhood Sehome hill takes up a large area of the Sehome Neighborhood bellingham.  Sehome hill rises about 650 ft from bellingham bay the top of the hill is owned by WWU and the city of Bellingham and still remains undeveloped.  Most of the Sehome bellingam neighborhood has views of Bellingham Bay or Mount Baker.If you need information about Sehome Real Estate contact Eric Badgley eric@buywhatcom.com 
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
 Dirty Dan Days in FairhavenCome and celebrate the "unscrubed" Founder of Fairhaven - Dirty Dan April 28 & 29.Saturdays Events Include:Old Fashion Family Fun Day on the Green from 10 am to 5 pm, with activities provided by Fairhaven merchants and friends, and Old Fashion Games from 11 am to 2.Historical Scavenger Hunt, - 10 am to 4:30 pm. Harris Avenue - Motorcycle Show from 11 am to 2 pm.Village Green for the Salmon Toss - 1 pm and the Pie Eating Contest at 2 pm.1800s Period Dress Contest, Dirty Dan Look-Alike Contest, and the Cute Costumed Canine Contest - 3 pmChartered Yacht Tours 1 - 4 pm at the Cruise TerminalSundays EventsDan Harris Challange 8am - Boulevard ParkVillage Green   Live Music 12- 4 pmChuckanut Chowder Cookoff 2-4 pmAwards 4pmPiano Race 4:05 pmBlessings of the Small Cr...
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By James Knapp
(Remax Whatcom County INC)
It's been awhile since I've worked on my blog, but I am back!To give an update...Lately I've been very active on my Yahoogroups site and have learned a lot about just the way things are done in a semi-public profile.I am glad to say that I have been invited to apply for an appointment on the Sudden Valley Community Association Board, and have done so happily. It was my intent to get active and involved in my community on the grander scale and no doubt my efforts have awarded me the confidence of the Community Association to hopefully represent the Valley.We'll see on Monday Night where that interview process takes me! Stay tuned...James
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
Bellingham made it in the top 100 places to live as rated by the website relocate-america.com they claim to be "the only list that is determined by statistics and feedback of the people who live, work & play in these communities."Most people in Bellingham think it is a great place to live, and I am sure more would have voted if they knew this poll exixted. Then there are those who are tired of seeing their city getting all this great publicity as they fear it is part of the reason for Bellingham's rapid growth and increase in Real Estate values which they would rather see slow down.Any opinions always welcome to be heard here. 
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
If your interested in learning about the health of our drinking water, tune in to Inside Bellingham, our local TV program that you can find on Channel 10 several times a week. The show will offer residents of Bellingham some ideas on how we can help protect our precious resource. The show is hosted by none other than Doug Waldo who is a Realtor in my office here at Fairhaven Realty.
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
Looks like home prices crept up a bit last month as compared to condo prices sliding a bit. A reversal of what happened in February. The housing prices here in the Northwest and Bellingham in particular keep creeping higher as compared to the national average of the market decreasing. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the months to come.
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Homes in Bellingham Finding a home in bellingham is easy. The market has shifted from a sellersmarket to a buyers market. The demand for houses in bellingham is low, givingbuyers a chance to negotiate on the purchase price a little. Two years ago buyers would expect to pay asking or over list price. If you are a buyer you should take advantageof a buyers market buy a home now while price are low If you need help finding a home you can search on my website Bellingham WA Real EstateBellingham's #1 site for real estate. Find all land and homes listed for sale in ferndale, bellingham, sumas,lynden, and birch bay on this site.
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By Bennett Appraisals
(Bennett Appraisals)
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By Bennett Appraisals
(Bennett Appraisals)
If you worked with appraisers ten years ago, you know how much technology has changed since then. What you might not realize is that there have been many developments in technology and e-commerce that have improved turnaround times on appraisal assignments. We're taking advantage of them. Are you taking advantage of every opportunity you have to speed up the process? Here are some suggestions. Are you ordering appraisals online? With online ordering, you get automatic e-mail acknowledgements that the assignment was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. It's the single biggest time saver available to both of us! We don't have to retype information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we received the order. Are you providing complete and accurate information ...
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By Bennett Appraisals
(Bennett Appraisals)
Lenders, mortgage brokers and others can now order appraisal reports online from my website. What are the advantages of online ordering?It saves time. Where before we would have had to rekey all the property and assignment information from your fax or e-mail, with online ordering we can simply import the property details into our report preparation software. When you order online, you also get status updates on the report whenever you want them, 24/7 - no more playing phone or fax tag.   We communicate with one another better. When you order online, you get an instant e-mail verification that your order was received. No more wondering if the fax got through! Whenever a milestone is reached on the assignment - appointment set, inspection complete, etc. - it's updated on our website, and ...
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By Pete Holeman
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
With over 1500 homes for sale in Whatcom County, the market has definitely changed. A home that could sell in just 3 weeks can now be expected to sell no sooner than 6 months. Will the home market ever change back?
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By Shannon Neufeld
(Muljat Group )
I have many clients come to me and say that they only want bank owned properties. Each time I look up bank owned properties I find that there are better homes for the price on the regular market. Of course, from day to day this can change, but it is important to know that buyers are limiting themselves if they are only looking for bank owned properties. This may not be the best investment.
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By Shannon Neufeld
(Muljat Group )
While I am new to ActiveRain, I have been enjoying my local town of Bellingham Washington. We are usually prepared to get about three days of snow each year and it rarely comes before January. At this time (the end of November) we have been hit with so much snow that the school district ended up canceling the kids school for a whole week. Now you must understand that a little city like ours that only gets three days of snow a year is not usually prepared with all of the snow plow equiptment. We get stuck alot easier than those on the east coast. I live in a very community oriented neighborhood and the snow brought all of the people out of their houses. As we walked to the local parks with our children being pulled on our sled, we checked on the older neighbors to see if they needed anyt...
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