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Ok, I have been writing all creampuff and sweet for some time now. Posting my Live good. Be happy. quotes, spreading sunshine around the blog-o-sphere. It has been a little while since I have felt the need to RANT! Well...
Within the past month or so the Washington State Legislature passed a consumer protection act called the "Distressed Property Act", it will become active on June 12th, 2008. Hmmm...sounds like a good idea, huh? With all of the fraud being perpetrated throughout the US by some truly 'bad apples' toward unsuspecting and already hurting homeowners, I ABSOLUTELY agree that something (12 comments)
We help you Make Choices. When it comes down to it, deciding to buy or sell a home is all about making a lot of little choices and decisions. Is this the right time? Can we afford it? What should we do to get ready? How much is my home worth? Often, it is all of the little questions, added together , that seem to make the process feel, a little, well...overwheming. We simplify things.We are Live good. Be happy...and this is what we do Mimi Osterdahl / The Muljat Group Realtors / Bellingham, Washington / www.LiveGoodBeHappy.com 2008 President, Northwest (4 comments)
It's All in the DETAILS! 148 S. Garden, Bellingham, Washington Classic SOUTH HILL Tudor built in 1932! Oak floors, French doors, crystal knobs & Arts n' Crafts era florishes throughout; two year new Trex deck, vinyl windows, main floor master, 2 large bedrooms upstairs w/ extra large closets, garage with 3 parking spaces located on the alley. Surveyed lot. BAY VIEW!! WALK TO WWU!! · Tudor Inspired Architecture · 3 bedrooms/2.5 Baths · 2,310(+/-) Square Feet · Lower level has separate entrance, could function as Mother-in-law · Bay view from new TREX deck · Formal Dining Space · Cedar Lined Closets · Hardwood and original features throughout · NWMLS (0 comments)
WANTED: A buyer who can spot a DEAL! 1927 Rhododendron, Bellingham, Washington Contemporary design in a Great Neighborhood adjacent to Whatcom Falls Park. Wrap around deck, peek-a-boo bay view, 2 jetted tubs, fun floor plan, main floor master, huge storage area under the house. 2 car garage and a new gas range. · 4 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths · 2,640 (+/-) Square Feet · Living Room w/cozy fireplace · Formal Dining Space · Glass Railings · 2 Jetted Tubs · Nicely landscaped · Surrounded by homes of much higher value. · Opportunity Galore for a buyer with "vision". · NWMLS #28083384 Mimi Osterdahl / The Muljat Group Realtors / Bellingham, Washington (0 comments)
For crying out loud...Have Fun! Did you know that this whole real estate process can actually be FUN? It is FUN to search for the home of your dreams, it is FUN to negotiate contracts, it is FUN to race to the finish line at closing, it is FUN to get the keys to your new home, it is FUN to have your proceeds deposited in the bank. Fun, fun, fun! We remind you that this stuff is FUN!We are Live good. Be happy...and this is what we do. -Mimi Mimi Osterdahl / The Muljat Group Realtors / Bellingham, Washington (8 comments)
Seek a place to Find Peace. "HOME" should represent the place you find your greatest comfort, rest and peace. The feeling you get when you walk inside after a long day should be, "Ahhhhh...home at last!". We always remember that the house you buy will be made into the HOME where you will live. We help you find "HOME".We are Live good. Be happy...and this is what we do. -Mimi Mimi Osterdahl / The Muljat Group Realtors / Bellingham, Washington / www.LiveGoodBeHappy.com 2008 President, Northwest Washington Women's Council of Realtors
A tid-bit on Short Sales... - 05/16/08 07:45 PM
This is a portion of a response to a Short Sale question sent into the Washington Association of Realtors Legal Hotline sent out in a weekly update I get called "Friday Facts". It offers another oft overlooked perspective on the importance regarding pricing/buying Short Sales at, or as close as possible to, market value. "When a short sale lender agrees to take back less money than it loaned, it does so, in part, based on an affidavit from the seller that the buyer's offer represents the highest price for which the property can be sold. If that is not a true (6 comments)
Single Story WOW! 3779 Greenville Street, Bellingham, Washington One level living well kept and updated throughout. From the moment you walk inside the "pride of ownership" shows. NEW carpets and woodfloors, NEW cordless blinds, NEW door and window trim, NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT GAS INSERT (heats the whole house!), NEW Stove, NEW Dishwasher and FRESH Paint. Fabulous TREX decking off of sliders creates a perfect space for enjoying the outdoors. Cute garden shed and raised beds will delight the gardener. Established neighborhood. · 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths · 1,400 SqFt +/- · Living Room and Family Room · Hobby Room in Garage (keep or remove (2 comments)
3833 Fraser Street, Bellingham, Washington 98229 5 Bedroom Home walking distance to Parks 5 Bedroom home on 1 1/2 lots nestled on quiet, dead-end street. 1 block to the trailheads of Whatcom Falls Park and a few blocks to summer-fun at Bloedel-Donovan. For the location and sqft, this price can't be beat! Lives well as is, but, the low-low price and fantastic location leaves potential upside opportunities for sweat equity. 5 bdrms could also make a great rental! · 5 bedrooms, 1.75 Baths · 2,330 (+/-) Square Feet · Big Living Room w/cozy fireplace · Formal Dining Space · Sun room · 5th bdrm is big enough (0 comments)
1526 Silver Beach Road, Bellingham, Washington 98226 For a day at the Park... simply walk out your front door! A secret treasure awaits at the doorstep of Whatcom Falls Park. Tucked on a private hilltop just outside the park entrance, a myriad of trails, creeks and recreation are yours to enjoy! UPDATED THROUGHOUT this 2-story, 4br/2.5ba, NW Contemporary home is warm and inviting. Great room concept opens to expansive covered entertaining deck. Rain or shine you and your guests will enjoy abundant natural beauty. 2 car garage + 4 off-street parking spots + an outbuilding. · 4 bedrooms/2.75 Baths · 2,198(+/-) Square (0 comments)
Live good. Be happy. Quote #19 - 05/14/08 09:55 AM
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. - Lawrence J. Peter
Business planning and Value Statements, business motto's, credo's and tag lines should all point you in the direction YOU want to go. If you are thinking of your client exclusively as you develop your success map...you have missed the destination entirely. The outcome from a successful business should be a successful LIFE. In your business plan did you figure in time with your family? Did you figure in time for yourself? Are you only looking at sales goals, money, and expenses? (2 comments)
Live good. Be happy. Quote #18 - 05/01/08 02:44 PM
"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."--J.B. Priestley I attended a Brian Buffini training session yesterday and BOY(!!!) was it EVER the shot in the arm I needed! My business had been feeling a little like a carnival ride for the past few weeks...but instead of feeling "the thrill of the ride"...I had started to feel a little more than a little queasy. Up and down...round and round..."CAN SOMEONE PLEASE STOP THIS THING??!!" The truly remarkable thing about the Buffini training session was that (9 comments)
2865 Haynie Road $524,900 You simply can't build it for this price! Irreplaceable @ $138+/- per sqft BRAND NEW HOME on acreage with STUNNING Meadow and Mountain View is BEGGING TO BE LIVED IN!Come inside this lovely Country Estate to experience its breathtaking beauty! Unobstructed views of peaceful meadows and majestic mountains are enjoyed from nearly every room. Watch the deer graze, the eagles soar and Mt. Baker light-up at sunset.TOP of the line materials throughoutSoundproofed walls around garageOversize plumbing line to quickly fill the jacuzzi tub in the Master Suite.Master Suite has a private balcony bathed in early morning sunlightThis (0 comments)
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