Buying

June 9, 2011

Interest rates drop for 8th straight week

If your thinking about buying a home consider this. Fixed rate mortgages have dropped for an eighth straight week!

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage went to 4.49 percent from 4.55 percent, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The average rate on the 15-year fixed home loan, fell to ...

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May 25, 2011

Fannie Mae's HomePath Mortgage can be a great deal for a buyer.

The HomePath Mortgage in Bellingham WA

The HomePath Mortgage is a home loan that will allow borrowers to purchase a Fannie Mae owned property with as little as 3% down and with no mortgage insurance, which is normally required with down payments of less than 20%. The buyer saves several ...

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May 19, 2011

Buy Now Vs Buy Later

If your waiting or the market to decline some more before buying that new home, you might also want to consider what effect the interest rates will have on your payment.

Take a look at this scenario for something to think about.

If you're sitting on the fence and ...

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April 20, 2011

Remember Who It Is We Really Work For!!

Thank you to the "too busy" listing agent for not answering your phone, returning your messages and for not taking care of your client!!  Yeesh!

I had a gentleman contact me who wanted information and to see one of your listings.  He found your ad on craigslist and ...

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March 20, 2011

Short Sales and Foreclosures

Have you been searching for Short Sales and Foreclosures in Whatcom County, WA?

I have received several foreclosure and short sale inquiries in the past few months. Many people are not aware that short sales and foreclosures are not necessarily the best deals in Whatcom County, WA. When you are ...

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March 18, 2011

Hurdles and Hoops and the Home Selling Process

I just received some great news, one of my deals recorded today and is officially closed.  I know, for a Realtor this is how we earn our living, but this one was more than that.  This one was was momentous. I represented both the seller and buyer and this has ...

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Feb. 3, 2011

Home Ownership 101: Tips from my first time to help you with yours! Step 2: Making an Offer

Home Ownership 101: Tips from my first time to help you with yours!

As a new agent and first time home buyer, I am learning so much about the real estate process. I had no idea there was so much involved in     purchasing a home or property. I had already ...

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Jan. 26, 2011

Home Ownership 101: Step 1- Searching for Your Dream Home

Home Ownership 101: Tips from my first time to help you with yours!

As a new agent and first time home buyer, I am learning so much about the real estate process. I had no idea there was so much involved in purchasing a home or property. I had already ...

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Jan. 19, 2011

Short Sale Challenges

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WA State department of licensing recently put out an advisory about Short Sales.  It is important that you contact a listing agent that is informed in the process and he/she is prepared/experienced so as to guide you ...

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Jan. 11, 2011

Challenges for Canadians Purchasing Property in the U. S.

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Recently, I assisted some Canadian clients purchase a vacation home in the U.S. .We were met with many challenges. There were issues with financing, escrow, tax challenges as well as border issues.
The very most important ...

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