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Bellingham, Washington has a small town feeling with all the amenities of a larger city. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Bellingham's natural beauty from the waters of Bellingham Bay to the snowy slopes of Mt. Baker there is truly something for everyone. Cultural opportunities are broad, with internationally recognized music festivals and art events. Real Estate options are diverse from turn of the century craftsman style homes to luxury waterfront condominiums, there is housing to fit every lifestyle.

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July 18th, 2018

Demand for Homes to Buy Continues to Climb

Across the United States, there is a severe mismatch between the low number of houses for sale and the high demand for those houses! First-time homebuyers are out in force and are being met with a highly competitive summer real estate market. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of …

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July 18th, 2018

4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!

4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!

No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones. 1. Owning your home offers …

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July 17th, 2018

House-Buying Power at Near-Historic Levels

House-Buying Power at Near-Historic Levels

We keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is not a challenge in the clear majority of the country. In their most recent Real House Price Index, First American reported that consumer “house-buying power” is …

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July 16th, 2018

Friday the 13th Pending Ratios!

If you have been following the local real estate market you know it's active and inventory is low. If you are thinking of selling now is the time! The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your …

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July 16th, 2018

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!

According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without even trying, but …

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