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We are a leading provider of real estate valuations for the mortgage lending marketplace. We have a proven track record of reducing lenders time, efforts and costs in managing the appraisal process. We currently service the Greater Bellingham area including all of Whatcom and Skagit Counties Primary and Secondary Mortgages Mortgage Refinancing Employee Relocation Private Mortgage Insurance Removal Estate Planning Divorce Settlement
In a time of escalating fuel and energy costs and an increase in energy efficient building practices, materials and appliances--  we wonder if this type of loan program may gain popularity?  Here is some infomation we gathered on this interesting and rarely mentioned program:  What is an EEM?When...
We are so fortunate to live in such a wonderful and beautiful place.  Bellingham is constantly changing and as a Real Estate Professional it is imperative to keep up on all of the changes.One of the best places to start is the City Of Bellingham's website.  There is a ton of information about nei...
FHA Reform Bill Passes in House Financial Services CommitteeOn May 3, 2007, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee ("HFSC") approved H.R. 1852, the Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007.  The bill was introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and co-sponsored by HFSC Chairman Barney Fra...
Based on a survey of National Association of Home Builders conducted last year by between 40% and 50% of the homes built in 2010 are expected to be green, containing at least three of five green building elements. That represents a major upsurge of activity in the green market.Last year, accordin...
For homeowners, a real estate appraisal is the linchpin to buying or selling their home. It allows the property transactions to occur among the buyer, seller, real estate agent and mortgage lender.Before an Appraiser arrives, there are a few things you should know. By law, an appraiser must be st...
Wow the housing market is defineltly fluctuating within it's different sectors!  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released its annual report on the sales of what we will call "additional homes," that is vacation residences and residential investment properties.According to NAR's In...
The debate on the best way to modernize and revitalize the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) is up and running. There could be a significant increase in FHA lending if these changes do occur.  Last month there was the introduction of two new bills in the House and one in the Senate designed to...
There is a popular option for borrowers aged 62 and older; The (HECM) FHA insured reverse mortgage. This is an option for homeowners owners age 62 and older to convert the equity in their home into monthly streams of income and/or a line of credit to be repaid when they no longer occupy the home....
 Bennett Appraisals is ready to spring into action for you! www.bennett4appraisals.comSpring is the season for growing real estate transactions. As your business grows, keep Bennett Appraisals in mind for all your appraisal needs. We are a local residential appraisal company serving Whatcom, Skag...
    According to published MLS listing statistics, there seems to be a slight cool down in the housing markets in Whatcom and Skagit counties.   Markets still seem to be relatively healthy with pending sales relatively close to last year's numbers. With interest rates still at a historical low an...

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