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Aug. 22, 2012

Downtown Bellingham Hidden GEMS Tour – Aug 22

Come on downtown today for  the Downtown’s Hidden GEMS (Galleries, Electricity, Museums, Sweets) Tour, including the newly branded Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, Mindport Exhibits, Cedarworks Gallery, and Bellingham Railway Museum (each stop will be 10 minutes). These museums/galleries are special attractions located in a 2-block vicinity within our ...

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June 10, 2012

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report - May, 2012

Bellingham didn't do as well as Whatcom County, with both the number of sales and price both taking a sight slide, from last year at this time and from last month. With the inventory pretty low for this time of year and interest rates really low it will be ...

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June 10, 2012

Whatcom County Real Estate Market Report - May, 2012

It's easy to see that the number of sales were up a bit and the prices are down a bit  It's spring and summer buying season upon us. Interest rates have remained at an extremely low rate but may be on the rise due to what's going ...

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June 4, 2012

Bank of America to reduce mortgage principle

Bank of America has said they will begin mailing 200,000 letters offering a select group of customers mortgage principal reduction.

If you are a have a mortgage with B of A and are behind on payments and "underwater", you may be eligible.   Don't toss away the letters ...

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June 3, 2012

What is the Mutual Agreement Date?

The Mutual Agreement Date is the date the last party making an offer or counter offer receives notification that their offer (or counter offer) was accepted and both parties have  agreed to all terms and conditions of the Purchase and Sale agreement.

We often say it is the date the ...

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May 20, 2012

Bank of America Offers Up to $30,000 to Some Short Sale Sellers

Bank of America says it will provide up to $30,000 in relocation assistance to some borrowers who can't pay their mortgage. They want to work with the borrowers to obtain a preapproved short-sale price before submitting purchase offers.

To be eligible for the program and payment Short sales ...

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May 8, 2012

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report - April, 2012

Here's a quick analysis of the Bellingham Residential Real Estate Market for April 2012.

 

Could this really be the market turnaround. The stats are telling us it's a fairly balanced market with about 6 to 7 months worth of homes on the market. The graph also shows ...

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May 4, 2012

Whatcom County Real Estate Market Report - April, 2012

Here's a quick analysis of the Bellingham Residential Real Estate Market for April 2012.

Looks like the numbers are starting to rise in Whatcom County. That general downward trend may be coming to a halt and turning around. We'll have to wait a few months to see. It ...

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April 23, 2012

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Streamline Short Sales

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to streamline the short sale process in order to help more homeowners avoid foreclosure.

This news came out last week.   The first stage of the new process will begin in June. The new timelines include the ...

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April 23, 2012

Whatcom County Foreclosures for Sale - Bank Owned Homes Are a Good Value

There are presently 23 Foreclosures for Sale in Whatcom County, WA.  These are all the Bank Owned homes listed for sale as of 4/22/12. These homes are all ready for new owners. Contact me if you'd  like to tour a home in your location and price range ...

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