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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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According to the FHA Website here are the manufactured home guidelines required for getting a FHA loan:  A Title I loan for a manufactured home requires one of the following:A certificate label attached to the home, or A label verification letter. Obtain a label verification letter by visiting th...
06/10/2007
 Check out the online Video Demo of HUD and PATH's Concept Homehttp://www.pathnet.org/concepthomedemo/A Concept Home is an energy efficent, sustainable and affordable alternative: Reduce building and energy costs by cutting construction building timeand improving the overall energy efficiency of ...
06/10/2007
HUD is celebrating their first "concept" home, which is affordable, sustainable and energy efficient.  Per HUD press release:  "With the PATH Concept Home, HUD has created a blueprint for the future of the American Dream by using innovative housing technologies that support our goals of sustainab...
06/10/2007
Non-conformity can work to the advantage or disadvantage of the owner of the non-conforming property.A house that has not been well maintained but is in a neighborhood of well kept homes will benefit from the overall good impression created by the neighborhood and its desirability.  This is an ex...
06/04/2007
Acccording to a very interesting article published online by The Bellingham Herald;The lack of developable land in Bellingham WA is beginning to affect the demand for retail real estate.   Residential real estate sales have been slowing a bit it appears that retail real estate sales and leasing w...
06/04/2007
The Seattle District of the Small Business Administration puts out a PDF about doing business in Washington State.  There is some excellent info on doing business in Washington, start up business checklists and some excellent advice on creating a business plan on pages 10 and 11. Click on link be...
06/01/2007
Wow there is a ton of information available online....However finding pertinent and accurate infomation can be all so encompassing!  We recently found this online info from the Small Business Administration to be helpful.Small Business Administration, Business Planning and Management Tools: http:...
06/01/2007
Sometimes dividing a property in Whatcom County WA can be tricky.A Short Plat is a division of land into 4 or fewer lots and by state law anyone wanting to divide a property for purpose of tranfer, sale or lease must obtain approval from Whatcom county or the City of Bellingham (whoever has juris...
05/26/2007
 There are some excellent resources out there to become familiar with the reverse mortgage process.The Federal Trade Commission puts out this publication:http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/homes/rms.shtm AARP puts out this online publication:http://www.aarp.org/money/revmort/ HUD's publication o...
05/24/2007
Wondering what the zoning, etc. etc. is on a specific property?  Whatcom County has excellent GIS capabilitites online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system of hardware, software, and procedures set up to support the capture, management, manipulation, analysis, modeling and display of ...
05/24/2007
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