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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
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What is a manufactured home and how does it differ from a modular home?A manufactured home (also known as a mobile home) is a single or multi-sectional home built on a permanent frame, like a steel undercarriage/chassis, with a removable transportation system (hitch and wheels). The unit is perma...
11/20/2007
Foreclosure/REO appraisal Homes in foreclosure and homes that have reverted to your institution's ownership present special appraisal challenges. At Bennett Appraisals, we're more than ready and able to help.For a property in foreclosure, you may need to know the difference between fair market va...
11/20/2007
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...
11/20/2007
Point Roberts, Whatcom County WA, is an approximately 5-square-mile area located twenty miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. What makes it unique is that it shares an international border with Tsawwassen, a southern suburb of Vancouver BC. The geographic isolation of Point Roberts from the...
11/20/2007
Via the City of Bellingham's wonderful (new edition)  website; the Whatcom museum of History & Art has put out a four page pdf on how to research the history of your historic home.  It shows you where to look to get the pertinent information and it mentions some of the publications that may be ha...
11/18/2007
The City of Mount Vernon WA has started a redevelopment plan for its historic downtown & riverfront area.  One of the main goals of this re-development plan is to provide the city's downtown area with 100 year flood protection.  Flooding probability has been a big barrier to the investment and bu...
11/18/2007
There has been very little information and or training in the field of "Green Home" valuation and things are starting to change!  In Vancouver BC this year an international conference was held on building sustainablity and its effect on valuation. While this pertains primarily to commercial build...
11/16/2007
 According to a Novermber 6 2007, Fannie Mae Announcement 07-16:https://www.efanniemae.com/sf/guides/ssg/annltrs/pdf/2007/0716.pdf  Fannie mae will be implementing new loan level price adjustments (LLPAs) to their loans come March 1 2008 (for loans purchased on or after03/01/08).  The affects of ...
11/16/2007
According to HUD missing HUD tags on a manufactured home can pose a BIG  problem for FHA loans, here are some places to look for info:"HUD does not reissue tags for manufactured homes. However, the Department can issue a letter of label (tag) verification for units for which it can locate the nec...
10/30/2007
Have you ever wanted to remodel a room or perhaps a whole house? Here are two major principles to consider.Physical deterioration:  Can it be repaired/replaced economically?   Will the cost to cure the defect result in an equal or greater increase in overall property value?Functional Obsolescence...
09/28/2007
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