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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
Have you ever wondered what the heck a residential appraiser is doing as he/she is tromping through your house or listing during the appraisal appointment?  Well the process can be demystified thanks to a publication put out by the Appraisal institute. This is good information for your clients as...
09/28/2007
Good news.......On September 18th, the House passed the Expanding Homeownership Act of 2007, H.R. 1852. This bill will revitalize the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which was established to provide a reliable source of affordable mortgage loans for first-time homebuyers.  The bill will ena...
09/28/2007
According HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) there will be help for an estimated 240,000 families avoid foreclosure by enhancing its refinancing program that will take place  immediately. Under the new FHASecure plan, FHA will allow families with strong credit histories who had been makin...
08/31/2007
According to several online real estate information services, the highest number of mortgage default notices in over a decade were sent out last quarter in CA as a result in falling or flat home prices, slow sales and a market struggling with the home buying frenzy of 2004-2005. Whoa................
07/26/2007
Fannie Mae recently announced that it will begin to alert lenders if the collateral property for a mortgage is located in an area where house prices are in the decline.  Fannie Mae Underwriters will be sending a message to the lenders notifying them that they should review appraisals to assure ac...
07/26/2007
FEMA flood zone designations on flood insurance maps:  100-year floodplain - Is  another term for a Special Flood Hazard Area, referring to any area that has at least a one percent annual chance of flooding. The term 100-year flood is misleading. It is not the flood that will occur once every 100...
06/16/2007
 Per Port of Bellingham Press Release on June 07 2007:  "The Port of Bellingham has received a national boating access award from the Boat Owners Association of the United States for its efforts to turn Bellingham's industrial waterfront into a boater-friendly downtown. Boat U.S is the nation's m...
06/10/2007
Do you have a skills and or talents that you can share?  Don't know where to start?  There are a bunch of programs out there to match your skills and talents to specific volunteer work! Volunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org/bymsa/m860/c/opp1.html Whatcom Volunteer Center: http://www.what...
06/10/2007
The Washington Center for Real Estate Research (WCRER) An excellent resource for those in the Washington State Real Estate Industry.  The Center was created in 1989 by the Washington State University Board of Regents to achieve the university's  mission of education, research and service in the r...
06/10/2007
The more we navigate around the U.S. Small Business Administration's website the more information we find!  Don't waste money on all of those business model books...when there is so much free info out there!  There are courses on the following:Starting a businessBusiness PlanningBusiness Manageme...
06/10/2007
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