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barkley: Barkley Area Housing Market, Bellingham, WA - 02/15/09 02:42 PM
The year ended on the down side...no surprise there! Our local sales volume is still down. No question about it! On average about 30% down from this time last year. Barkley area has a historically low inventory right now. With 109 homes sold in the last 6 months and only 69 homes on the market, one would think it was a sellers market in the Barkley area! However, already this month things are picking up! Buyers are coming off the fences. Low rates, tax incentives, great prices...the perfect storm for buying real estate!If you are thinking about selling, and your home value (1 comments)
barkley: Scotty Browns Social House in Barkley Villiage, Bellingham WA - 02/15/09 02:36 PM
Scotty Browns, which has already been shortened to Scotty B's by the locals, is the newest dining choice in the Barkley area. There have been reviews ranging from "fabulous" to "okay." I do know that one of the day time cooks is absolutely fantastic! Ty Cook. Yes, one of my many sons! And with a last name like that you have to be good! Scotty Browns is a Canadian chain. Our Barkley location is their first venture across the border. Brilliant move I predict. With big screen TVs, a bar and bar tenders johnny on the spot, you can only imagine (0 comments)
barkley: New to Barkley, Bellingham...YUMMY! - 06/14/08 10:27 AM
Our Kitchen is Your Kitchen! Because you want your cake...and time to eat it too!They are not just another Bellingham bakery. At Our Kitchen Is Your Kitchen you will find homemade desserts that you would make at home, if you had the time. They offer the space, ingredients and equipment for you to design and decorate your own cakes and cookies. Send your own recipe and they will make it for your special occasion. Bring your kids in to decorate holiday cookies, have birthday parties or treat yourself to a class on decorating with all the latest techniques. Best of all...you don't have to clean (2 comments)
barkley: Friends are Gems...ThemThem...and I don't cook! - 04/05/08 06:24 PM
Some of you know from one of my other blogs that my husband "Cookie" is the "most unfortunate cookie" and is recovering from severe burns on his leg, and subsequent surgery, in bed with his leg up for 2 weeks. Additional background to this ThemThem is that I love to bake and my hubby loves to cook. So he does most of the cooking...did most of the cooking! Well Friday night Tony Branch with Smith Barney of Bellingham came to my door with a box. 3 Full entrees from Easy Entrees! He said it is from everyone at the Barkley Business Association...so (2 comments)
barkley: Bellingham, WA Tweed Twenty Neighborhood - 02/28/08 10:23 PM
Tweed Twenty....is a quiet neighborhood located in our BarkleyLiving.com area, with it's debut in the early 1970's. This neighborhood features mature, beautiful northwest landscaping and provides it's residents with affordable housing just minutes to Lake Whatcom and Barkley Village. With Silver Beach on one side and Northern Heights on the other, this community enjoys its neighbors. Residents can walk to Northern Heights Elementary, Squalicum High, Silver Beach Elementary and the popular Bellingham trail system! Please take a look at what is currently listed for sale in this established neighborhood! (0 comments)
barkley: Mount Baker Neighborhood? It's not where you think!!! - 02/12/08 01:24 PM
As a member of the MBNA I am trying to spread the word. It was only through my affiliation of the Barkley Business Association did I learn that I live and work with this neighborhood. The name never lead me to believe they were talking about my neck of the woods! The name conjures up visions of snowy mountaintops and lush alpine meadows. Actually, the Mount Baker Neighborhood is nowhere near Mount Baker. Perhaps you are among the thousands who live, work, shop, or play in the Barkley District- which just happens to be a part of the Mount Baker Neighborhood (MBN). (0 comments)
barkley: Festival Marketing - 09/04/07 02:45 PM
Barkley Neighborhood Festival! Two weeks ago we had the first annual Barkley Neighborhood Festival! It was sponsored by the Barkley Business Association. An event I would suggest all business people jump on board with, or plan for your community. The contacts were great, and it was a fun way to get our names and faces into the neighborhood! We helped raise money for our local Opportunity Council, who helps local children with school supplies. For entertainment we had great local bands, The Motown Cruisers and The Divas. We also enjoyed the Upfront Theatre, an improv company...owned by Ryan Stiles....they were a riot! Our (2 comments)
barkley: NW Gardening is a Sport - 09/02/07 12:25 PM
I wrote this article a couple of months ago, for our Bellingham Barkley Newsletter. After spending 7 hours in my gardens yesterday...my aches and pains this morning reminded me of it. So I thought I would share it with you! While you read this, I will be in a hot bath with a couple of advil thrown down my throat!!! I recently read an article about gardening. It declared gardening as a sport! I agree! We do all kinds of exercise for planting and pulling weeds. The squats, knee bends, the ‘got to get that weed...can't step on the flowers...please don't let me fall' (4 comments)
barkley: Bellingam Housing Market - 09/02/07 12:01 PM
For two days now I have been staring at my computer, pondering my first blog....what should I write about, what do people want to read, why am I doing this??? Well, a recent email from my cousin Cathi who lives in the mid-west prompted the idea for this blog. She is selling a piece of real estate here in the NW. She is deeply concerned with the housing market. Is now the time to sell, the time to buy, the time to invest in something other than real estate? Fear has taken over her desire. With the media reminding us everyday of the (0 comments)
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