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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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June 27th, 2016

Don’t Let Rising Rents Trap You!

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com recently reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis”. He …

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June 23rd, 2016

See The Latest Mortgage Rates…

See The Latest Mortgage Rates…

Thinking of buying, selling or refinancing? People's Bank Home Loan Center passed along today's rates to us. Below is a chart showing the rates as of today June 23rd.   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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June 22nd, 2016

What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage?

Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The study revealed that Americans are misinformed about what is required to qualify for a mortgage when purchasing a home. Here are three takeaways: 59% of Americans either don’t know (54%) or are misinformed …

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June 21st, 2016

74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!

CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water. Price …

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June 21st, 2016

Whatcom County Real Estate Market Activity

Have you noticed how active the real estate market is? Are you 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 for sale around Bellingham and Whatcom County and how many of those homes have pending …

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