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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 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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January 19th, 2018

Today’s Purchasing Rates

Today’s Purchasing Rates

If you are buying, selling, or refinancing, the current mortgage rates are very important. You can see below what the current rates are as of January 18th.     Thank you Sidney Stonecypher at People's Bank Home Loan Center for the rates. If you have mortgage questions you can reach her at 360-650-5365! …

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January 18th, 2018

The Impact Staging Your Home Has on Sales Price

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home …

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January 17th, 2018

Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family, others might think they are too young, and still, others might think their current income would never enable …

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