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Blogging to bring you the information you need about Bellingham and Bellingham Real Estate. Informing you of all the latest developments and issues affecting the Bellingham real estate market as well as the market for Whatcom County Washington. Keeping Buyers and Sellers well informed so they can make educated decisions.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Bank of America says it will provide up to $30,000 in relocation assistance to some borrowers who can't pay their mortgage. They want to work with the borrowers to obtain a preapproved short-sale price before submitting purchase offers. To be eligible for the program and payment Short sales must ...
05/20/2012
At a joint meeting of City Council and the Port of Bellingham commission the announcement was made of a slimmed-down plan for a redeveloped central waterfront. Of course the plan won't be  finalized until fall, but some key changes from earlier proposals seem to be: • Postponement of the port's b...
05/04/2012
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to streamline the short sale process in order to help more homeowners avoid foreclosure. This news came out last week.   The first stage of the new process will begin in June. The new timelines include the requireme...
04/25/2012
There are presently 23 Foreclosures for Sale in Whatcom County, WA. These are all the Bank Owned homes listed for sale as of 4/22/12. These homes are all ready for new owners. Contact me if you'd  like to tour a home in your location and price range.     If you have any questions or want to see a...
04/22/2012
The Skagit Valley Tulip Fields are in bloom. It's a great time to get out and  see the tulips feilds in Mt Vernon. The tulips are up and the colorful fields are an incredible sight. There are loads of pictures at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival fanpage. The flowers will probably be around for an...
04/21/2012
RARE  - Recycled Art & Resource Expo is Bellingham's celebration of recycled art and innovation. It is a 3 day event from April 20th-22nd that will be held in several venues around town. There will be exhibits, workshops, speakers, entertainment and vendors. Take home some ideas, get creative and...
04/20/2012
It has been five years since the U.S. housing bust sent sales and prices declining. Is this the year things will turn around and look like a recovery? Lower prices, record low mortgage rates, rising rents and an improving job market appear to be bringing out potential buyers. Foreclosures are lea...
04/16/2012
Bank of America is making changes to its short sale procedures with a goal of  reducing the time frame for a short sale decision to less than three weeks. Beginning Saturday, April 14, real estate professionals working with B of A will be required to submit five documents for short sales with an...
04/14/2012
Do you know that banks use different credit scoring software than most free credit reporting websites. So if you go to the free credit reporting sites to find out what your credit score is you're not necessarily going to get the same score as the bank will when they pulled their credit. This is w...
02/17/2012
The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, which  supports independent filmmakers, fostering dialogue and promoting action is taking place this week. For the past twelve years, the volunteer committee members have been selecting insightful and moving films with the hope of encouraging the communi...
02/17/2012
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