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July 14, 2012

Welcome to Summer in Washington!

One of my favorite things about this time of years is picking wild berries.  Today I was able to step out  the front door of my home here in Sudden Valley and start picking!  Right now there are plenty of huckleberries just starting to ripen, and there are ...

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April 11, 2012

Home Maintenance tips: Fire in the laundry room - is your dryer venting system at risk?

Have you seen that Farmers Insurance commercial about laundry room dryer fires?  You know the one, where the professor shows the agents just how flammable dryer lint can be by torching a giant lint ball with a flame thrower.  The lint ball that was removed from the dryer ...

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March 9, 2012

Bellingham Real Estate Market Snapshot

Could it be? Has the market "bottomed out" as news articles are reporting?  It's hard to make this big of a projection or statement, but I will agree that inventory is shrinking.  I want to share what I am witnessing in our market as well as the data to ...
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Feb. 15, 2012

Bellingham,WA Neighborhoods:Birchwood: Home to Big Lots in Bellingham

On the western edge of Bellingham's city limits, centrally located to all major amenities, sits the Birchwood community. The title says it all. Known for its big lots which can vary from .20/acre to some just shy of an acre, these larger lots are attracting a growing community ...

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Jan. 31, 2012

Bellingham Art: The Art of Friday: Harlow and Anna Friday

So you're driving north on Guide Meridian near Cornwall Park and WHOA!!! there's a  Rhinoceros in someones front yard! Yes, in fact a Sumatran Rhinoceros here in the heart of Bellingham.  This is the work of Harlow Friday, or one of many pieces of art that he has ...

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Oct. 15, 2011

Warning! Short Sale: Enter at your own Risk

They've been a predominant player in our market for at least the last 3-5 years. The term has become part of our national vocabulary and with real estate still at the forefront of our news, the term Short Sale is just as hot if not on fire!  With more ...

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Oct. 5, 2011

Bellingham Art: Whatcom Artist Studio Tour

It must be October because this past weekend, 10/1 and 10/2 and this coming weekend, 10/8 and 10/9, is the annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour.  Over 50 artists presenting their art, their studios and how they create.  Some offering live demonstrations.  Art from every medium: painting ...

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Oct. 3, 2011

Bellingham Restaurant's: La Vie en Rose...Oui!

I've never been to Paris nor any part of France, but the minute I stepped in to this comfortable and rustic bistro, I thought this surely is what it must feel like. Art covered Brick walls, Nina Simone singing in the background, bistro tables inside and out or a ...

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Sept. 22, 2011

$100,000 real estate deals; Bellingham and hyper-local markets

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$100,000, Seems this is the magical price that buyers think will get a good deal. Without fail, I receive numerous calls for buyers looking for a home and even better, a home near the water or with a water view for $100,000. I suppose this would be an ...

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Aug. 19, 2011

Bellingham, living in the Columbia Neighborhood

We've all heard the cliche' about the three most important considerations about any home purchase: location, location, location.

If you have chosen Bellingham as the area, next you'll want to learn more about the 27 neighborhoods that make up Bellingham so you can intelligently decide on your perfect ...

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