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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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January 22nd, 2018

What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?

Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months. Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using data from the most recent report. As …

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January 21st, 2018

How Many Homes Have Pending Offers?

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 neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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January 21st, 2018

4 steps to create the home inventory you need if disaster strikes

4 steps to create the home inventory you need if disaster strikes After a fire, flood or other disaster, the insurance claim needs to list all items lost or damaged. Having a home inventory makes this easy—and speeds up the process. Step 1. Decide between photos and video. Photos need to be labeled with the item’s …

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January 20th, 2018

61% of First-Time Buyers Put Down Less than 6%

According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Realtors Confidence Index, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% from October 2016 through November 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves …

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January 19th, 2018

Thinking of Selling? Now is the Perfect Time

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased …

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