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Consultant hired to study Chuckanut Ridge proposal - 09/28/07 02:31 PM
A Seattle consultant has been hired to study the environmental impacts of a proposed 739-unit housing development on Chuckanut Ridge. They will provide information to the city to determine what it will require of developers. The decision is being criticised by a group opposed to the Fairhaven Highlands project. Responsible Development says the Fairhaven Highlands project would harm an important and sensitive wetland habitat on Chuckanut Ridge. Developers Horizon Bank and David Edelstein will pay $50,000 for the consultant to create the environmental impact statement and up to $25,000 to reimburse a city planner's time in managing the project.. The consultant ESA Adolfson estimated (0 comments)
Bellingham's Economy Is Booming - 09/27/07 07:13 PM
Bellingham's economy is booming. A new study by the federal government shows that Bellingham did extremely well in their most recent study of growth that took place between 2004 and 2005. They looked at Bellingham's gross domestic product and ranked it seventh out of 363 metropolitan areas. Bellingham's GDP growth was 11.1 percent compared 3 percent increase nationwide. The GDP is the market value of goods and services produced by property and labor. According to Hart Hodges who is the director of the Center for economics and business research at Western Washington University much of the increase could be attributed to the rise (1 comments)
Competition for Craigslist - 09/27/07 06:34 PM
I was just came upon a site that is trying to give craigslist a run for their money. Kijiji.com bills themselves as a free local classified site, like craigslist they are nationwide and broken up into regions, so you can use their site from anywhere in the country, locally. They are actually in many other countries in the world as well. Just another place for you to post your real estate listings or services. (11 comments)
The NW Festival of Clowns is coming to Bellingham - 09/20/07 07:12 PM
Did you ever want to join the circus and be a clown? Well here is your opportunity to learn how to be a clown. The NW Festival of Clowns is coming to Bellingham this weekend Sept. 27-30 at The Best Western Lakeway Inn. The instructors will be Steve "Peachey Keene" Long who has been a clown since the late 1970's, & Gerry Giovinco the cosmic clown, Captain Visual, who started in 1980. Some of the events title classes are: Make-Up "Let's Face It", Clowning in Hospitals, Fast/BIG/FUN Balloon Hats. Sounds like a fun filled event to me. (1 comments)
Joe's Garden was founded by Joe Bertero, in 1927. Joe was a native of Italy, He and his wife Ann started what has become a Bellingham institution. The small farm changed hands in the 1980's but kept the name. It is an oasis in the city,sSeveral acres of vegetablesand berries surrounded by homes and condos. You can see Joe's produce in many local markets just marked as Joe's, everyone in town knows what that means, fresh locally grown Bellingham's own. If you want to visit Joe's they are on the corner of 30th Street and Taylor Ave. Enjoy Fresh & Local
Trader Joe's Coming to Bellingham! - 09/18/07 02:33 PM
Trader Joe's will finally be opening in Bellingham September 28. Bellinghamsters have been anxiously awaiting TJ's for quite some time now as the neareast one is down in the Alderwood Mall south of Everett. They are great marketers, I have been getting their catalogues for at least 6 months now, getting us primed for their coming I guess. We've all heard of Two Buck Chucks, their infamous award winning inexpensive wine. I know folks looking forward to the exotic and not so exotic bargains that await..................Well the wait is almost over. (0 comments)
4015 Eliza #103 Bellingham - 09/15/07 06:46 PM
$249,900 2 bedroom 2.25 bath 1287 sq ft. This beautiful,p Private townhouse condo has it's own private deck. Both bedrooms have adjoining baths and walk-in closets. Private enclosed 2-car garage. This well appointed and better than new unit is located near all amenities. Walking distance to Whatcom Community College and shopping. Close to bus line. (0 comments)
Whatcom Transit Authority's new station opened for - 09/14/07 02:00 PM
The Whatcom Transit Authority's newly expanded and renovated bus station in downtown Bellingham will be open for business this Sunday September 16th. There's actually grand opening reception today between 11 and 1 PM that is Friday September 14th. The buses will move back to their new home and away from the temporary location on State Street. My wife is from Bangkok Thailand with a bus system is heavily used. She always comments about how empty the buses look in Bellingham. In Bangkok there are really crowded, people standing in the aisles. I can relate to that as I grew up in (0 comments)
Selling your home in Bellingham part 2. - 09/13/07 02:22 PM
What can you do to your home to make it more appealing. Let's start with all the fixtures in the house. Make sure they're all clean and replaced with new ones where needed. Clean the sinks really good to try to remove any stains they may have. Make sure all knobs and faucets turned easily and don't leak. Take a look at the walls and ceilings and see if there any water stains. If there are make sure the leaks have been repaired and and stained areas repainted. Speaking of paint, a neutral off white paint make your home feel more light and spacious and will (0 comments)
A few of Bellingham weekend events for Sept 14 - 15 - 09/13/07 01:27 PM
Friday Sept 14 The Nylons: 8pm, Bellwether on the Bay Greek Orthodox Festival in Bellingham at St. Sophia Orthodox Church, 510 E Sunset Drive, September 14-16 Saturday Sept 15 Todd Rundgren: 8pm, Silver Reef Casino Speed & Chrome Car Show: 8am-3pm, 1400 Larrabee Ave. Fairhaven Runners Waterfront 15K: 8:30am, Fairhaven Village Green - a 9.3-mile race features Bellingham Bay's beautiful waterfront trail Broken Spoke Festival 10am Sat., Sept. 15 Meet at Bellingham Farmers Market - "The BrokenSpoke Festival showcases the area's trail networks and park systems and the unique ways they link the community." Salmon Barbecue: 1:30-3:30pm, Fairhaven Village Green
Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs at Mt Baker Theater Setember 13 - 09/12/07 04:58 PM
The two time Grammy award winning vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is coming to Bellingham tomorrow night for a performance at the Mt Baker Theater. Ladysmith Black Mambazo's latest CD, "Long Walk To Freedom" has received two Grammy Award nominations. One nomination for Best Contemporary World Music CD, and the other, for Best Surround Sound Production. This marks the eleventh and twelfth nominations the group has received over the years. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is regarded as South Africa's cultural emissary at home and around the world. In 1993, at the request of Nelson Mandela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo accompanied the future President to the Nobel (1 comments)
Getting ready to sell you Bellingham Home - 09/08/07 04:13 PM
Getting ready to sell you Bellingham Home. Selling your home can be very emotional process. It is best to set the emotion aside and think of you house as just another marketable commodity. It is not an easy process I know, you have spent years there living life, cooking meals, raising kids, entertaining friends, making improvements, so you are emotionally attached to your home. But soon it will be somebody else's home, and for you the sooner the better, so that you can move on with your life and get into your new home. Your goal here should be to make someone (0 comments)
Bellingham Events for the weekend of Sept 7 - 9 - 09/06/07 05:12 PM
Friday Sept 7: Warbird Weekend Dance: 7-10pm, Heritage Flight Museum Contra Dance: 8-11pm, Fairhaven Library Saturday Sept 8: The DK & Morgan Show: 9pm, Upfront Theatre Chuck Dingee & Friends: 2-5pm, Larrabee State Park Classic Car Show: 10am-4:30pm, Silver Reef Casino Rockin' at the RE Store feat. the Yogoman Burning Band; the High, Wide and Handsome Band, more 6-10pm The old RE Store space, 600 W. Holly St. Ruth Beckel Exhibit: 6-10pm, Firehouse Performing Arts Center (Ruth is one of my favorite local artists and a dear friend, I will be there.) Sunday Sept 9: Northern Lights Jazz Orchestra: 1:30-3:30pm, Fairhaven Village Green Hans York: 2pm, Nancy's Farm Barton Frank: (0 comments)
Georgia-Pacific is finally saying goodbye to Bellingham. - 09/06/07 02:03 PM
Georgia-Pacific is finally saying goodbye to Bellingham. They announce today that they will shut down its tissue mill on the city waterfront in December, eliminating more than 200 jobs and ending the company's 44-year history here. This comes as good and bad news for us here in town. The bad news is the loss or over 200 good paying jobs, the good news is G-P will be totally gone from Bellingham's waterfront. G-P's history in Bellingham began in 1963, when the company took over Puget Sound Pulp & Timber Co.'s waterfront operation that dated back to the 1920s. G-P expanded its operations (0 comments)
Bellingham Real Estate Condo Market Report - August 2007 - 09/05/07 07:08 PM
The Bellingham condo market hasn't fared so well. The average sales price fell 11% compared to last year. The good news is the median sales price is up 15.8%.. Once again I will say that I think these statistics will change pretty drastically in the coming months to increases for condo sales prices as some of the upscale condos like the Waldron & Young, and the Drake buildings are finished and the reserved units there start closing. If you would like any more information about Real Estate or Real Estate statistics visit my website at BellinghamProperty.com (2 comments)
Bellingham Market Report Graph Residential Real Estate - August 2007 - 09/05/07 06:37 PM
Bellingham Market Report Graph Residential Real Estate - August 2007 Very interesting graph we have here, The median price is very close to where it was last month, but is up 2.3% over last year. While the average price has gone down 9.5% for the month and the year. If you would like any more information about Real Estate or Real Estate statistics visit my website at BellinghamProperty.com (0 comments)
Bellingham Real Estate Market Report - September 5, 2007 - 09/05/07 06:25 PM
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions for Bellingham, WA for Septeember 5, 2007 The following is a quick analysis of the Residential Bellingham real estate market by Michael Eisenberg of Fairhaven Realty. Currently Active Listings: 692 Average List Price $484,932 Days on the Market: 99 Sold in August: 142 Average Sales Price: $360,175 Average List Price: $367,287Ratio of List to Price: 98% Average Days on the Market: 95 Median Sales Price: $310,988Pending Sales Last Week: 24 Condo Analysis for Bellingham Currently Active Listings: 368 Average List Price $254,893 Days on the Market: 204Sold in August: 51 Average Sales Price: $203,571Average List Price:$206,191Ratio of List to Price: 95.7% Average Days on the Market: 205Median Sales Price: $191,000Pending Sales Last Week: (0 comments)
Whatcom County home prices are still going up - 09/01/07 01:00 PM
Whatcom County home prices are rising at a faster rate than the national average according to a federal study. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight reported that home prices in Whatcom County during the second quarter increased 5.1 percent compared to last year. The national average appreciation for the same period was 3.2 percent, while the Washington state average was 9.1 percent. According to the OFHEO, the nation's average 3.2 percent annual change was the lowest since 1996-97. "House prices were basically flat in the second quarter despite tightening credit policies, rising foreclosure rates and weakening buyer sentiment," said James (0 comments)
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