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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
RECENT BLOG POSTS
According to the WCRER (Washington Center for Real Estate Reaserch) First Quarter 2008 Housing Market Snapshot: WA Statewide:  Home re-sales are down (-) 3.6% from last quarter, and down (-) 29.7% from a year ago.  Building permits are down (-) 46.7% from a year ago.  The median re-sale price is ...
05/28/2008
Chantale Merrick, a Certified Residential Appraiser @ Bennett Appraisals has received her FHA appraisal qualification.  Appraisers accepting FHA appraisal assignments must be registered under HUD, and comply with HUD guidelines as well as USPAP guidelines. Use the below link to check if an apprai...
05/28/2008
There is a lot of interesting information about national/ statewide housing at: http://www.ofheo.gov/ Here is the quaoted definition of the Housing Price Index in OFHEO's own words: " The HPI is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices.  The HPI is a weighted, repeat-sales in...
05/22/2008
The City of Ferndale WA announced its new online mapping function today via an email: "The City of Ferndale is pleased to announce the implementation of an online mapping function that allows users to view overhead photos, parcel lines, zoning information, as well as create and print maps directl...
05/16/2008
The future for independent Real Estate Appraisers is threatened.  See the details here: http://www.appraisalpress.com/news/hvcc?lickID=HVCC_Appraiser&ClickThruEmail=&ClickThruCustomerNumber=0 Please take two minutes and go to https://www.alamode.com/action/.  The Home Valuation Code of Conduct (H...
04/28/2008
HOME SELLER SERVICESIf you are planning to sell your home, it might be a wise decision to make a small investment in a professional appraisal.  Unless you study real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for you to get a handle on real estate valu...
04/24/2008
The Certified Residential Appraisal Team at Bennett Appraisals is proud to announce their business expansion into Island County, Washington!  In addition to providing residential appraisal services to all of Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish Counties the appraisal team is looking forward to their exp...
04/21/2008
Homeowner Appraisal ServicesHomeowners need appraisals or appraisal reviews for a variety of reasons, including a mortgage refinance, home equity loans, Pre-listing services, and PMI removal. When you order an appraisal or review from us, you can rest assured that you will get the best in profess...
04/16/2008
The City of Anarcortes planning department puts out a very informative quarterly pdf newsletter concerning upcoming talks and changes in the community.  April 2008 subjects include:  Old Town design standards, updating development standards, the city's focus on transprotation (with maps of areas ...
04/16/2008
The City of Bellingham has a PDF map of all the green buildings and projects being planned, as of the end of 2007.  It is pretty interesting, here is the (large) PDF:http://www.cob.org/documents/planning/maps/2007-12-green-building-in-bellingham.pdf City of Bellingham's Green TeamPer city website...
03/27/2008
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