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Darby Estates Condominiums- Bellingham - 02/28/08 02:00 PM
The Darby Estates Condo's are probably Bellingham's largest garden style condominium project. There are 228 1,2, & 3 bedroom units of high quality The Darby Estates Condo's are probaly Bellingham's largest garden style condominium project. There are 228 1,2, & 3 bedroom units of high quality construction. They consiost of 5 three story buildings on 13 plus acres of ground. They have a beautiful clubhouse complete with fitness center. They are a short walk to Whatcom Community College, the new Bakerview Square shopping center, the Bellis Fair mall, the new Community Food Co-op that is now under construction. The Cordata area's (0 comments)
The Cypress Place Condo's - Bellingham - 02/28/08 01:28 PM
The Cypress Place Condo's are truly affordable living in Bellingham's popular south side There are 144 units which consists of studio, 1 & 2 bedroom condominiums. They are close to Fairhaven, WWU, Lake Padden, Galbreath Mountain, Sehome Arboretum, I-5 and all services. Being close to WWU they are a great alternative to renting apartments for students at Western Washington University. The units are all beautifully finished with loads of amenities. Each unit has a private deck, the windows are all wrapped with wood, they have maple cabinets, stacked washers and dryers, efficient on demand electric space heaters. There is a fitness (1 comments)
Bellingham Home Prices Rise according to the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight - 02/27/08 06:16 PM
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversighthas issued it's latest report for the end of 2007. They have confirmed what I have been saying all along. Things are good in Bellingham, and you can clearly see that Real Estate is very local. The report which runs 88 pages states that Bellingham home prices have risen 4.55% the year, and 83.27% for the past 5 years. They rank Bellingham as the 55th on their list of appreciation for metropolitan areas. Wenatchee, WA was #1 on the list with an amazing 13.67% increase for the year 2007, while a good part of the nation saw (0 comments)
Bellingham's Western Washington University Planetarium - 02/26/08 01:31 PM
I have been looking forward to taking my son to the Western Washington University Planetarium this week. Thursday Feb 28 6:00PM & 7:30PM they will be having a public showing. They will be telling the story of Orion, always one of my favorite of the night sky as it brings in lots of the other constellations into it's story. Western's planetarium has a state-of-the-art projector, called Mediaglobe, it can show more than 6,000 stars and space objects instantaneously. It also has a full-color digital projection system and Dolby Surround Sound. What an incredible resource we have right here in Bellingham that is (0 comments)
The Drake Condominiums at Barkley Village - Bellingham - 02/25/08 07:17 PM
One of Bellingham's newest condominiums is The Drake at Barkley Village, It has been designed by award-winning architects. The Drake is Barkley Village's first residential development. There 36-units in the Drake consists of studios, one bedroom, and one bedroom plus den units. The Barkley's owners are saying that this will be the first of many residential buildings in the area. Barkley Village is a 250-acre site with a mixed use facilities including residential, retail, and office spaces. The Barkley area is now comprised of several medical and professional buildings as well as a retail center anchored by Haggen's a local grocery store. There is (0 comments)
Bellingham's Boulevard Park to get New Pavillion - 02/22/08 07:30 PM
Boulevard Park is slated to have a new pavillion, stage, bandstandporch. The park has a great summer concert series which for years has been using a temporary stage that has to be put up and taken down each time it is needed. The Porch as it is being called will be made of materials that will be naturally beautiful and long lasting: recycled timbers, crafted stone, and hand-forged iron work, among others. The porch will be a memorial to Mark Witter's life in craft and music. He was resident of the Columbia neighborhood, coach & friend to many, a blues musician whoperformed (1 comments)
Bellingham's RE Store - Recycled Treasures for your Building Pleasure - 02/22/08 02:57 PM
Bellingham's RE Storeis a treasure for those do-it-yourselfer's around town. Since 1993 the RE Store has made used building materials available to anyone looking to save a few dollars and include some charm from the past into their building projects. If you are looking for doors or windows, cabinets or sinks, hinges or doorknobs, paint or just about anything related to the building process, stop by to see what kind of treasures you can find. I shopped at the RE Store often when I was building my own home years ago and got some great treasures there. The store not only makes materials available (2 comments)
Thanks to Broker Bryant post about buying foreclosures. It got me thinking I should tell this tale. I recently sold a Bank owned foreclosure property. It was one of those that have their own many page addendum to the contract which was longer than the contract. It had the typical clause of $100 a day charge to the buyer if the contract went past the original closing date. It also had a clause stating that the seller can cancel the contract at any time for any reason and the buyer would get their earnest money back. I don't like this clause but they (8 comments)
The Great Backyard Bird Count - 02/14/08 07:16 PM
I recently wrote a post about birdwatching in Bellingham. Well if you are a birdwatcher anywhere the Great Backyard Bird Count is coming to your neighborhood. The Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday February 15 and runs through and runs through Monday February 18. Just keep track of the highest number of each bird species that you see at any one time (to avoid counting the same birds twice). You can count anywhere from your backyard to a park, from an apartment balcony, or wherever the birds are , You can count for as few as 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. (1 comments)
$169,500 Great classic Northwest log cabin with 4BRs, 1 3/4BAs, deck, fish pond, barbecue pit, circular driveway, fenced backyard, storage/tool shed and many improvements. Close to Mt. Baker, skiing, Canada and Bellingham. Access to many hiking and nature trails and walking distance to golf course and pool. Uniquely constructed of genuine Cedar logs. Not just a drive by! If you would like any more information about this or any other property in Bellingham, Bellingham Real Estate or Real Estate statistics visit my website. (1 comments)
Washington's Greenest Cities - 02/11/08 08:32 PM
Country Home magazine has listed the Best Green Cities in America. They list 379 cities. Washington State is doing pretty well with 11 cities on the list: (6 comments)
Whatcom County Real Estate Market Report for January, 2008 The following is a quick analysis of the Whatcom County real estate market by Michael Eisenberg of Fairhaven Realty. There are currently 1391 homes for sale. Homes are priced from $30,000 - $4,799,000 Average Asking Price is $433,788Median Asking Price is $339,500 Average Days on Market are 120 days (or about 4 months) 44 Homes went Pending this week 128 Homes sold last in January Average Listing Price $336,924Average Sold Price $321,007 Average Days on the Market 102 Median Listing Price $274,450Median Sold Price $269,950Median Days on Market 72Buyers: Interest rates are still low making now is a good time (2 comments)
Lynden Real Estate Market Report for January 2008 - 02/09/08 12:45 PM
Lynden Real Estate Market Report for January, 2008 The following is a quick analysis of the Lynden real estate market by Michael Eisenberg of Fairhaven Realty. There are currently 127homes for sale. Homes are priced from $124,900 - $1,790,000 Average Asking Price is $423,376 Median Asking Price is $337,500Average Days on Market are 125 days (or about 3 months) 6 Homes went Pending this week 9 Homes sold last in January Average Listing Price $349,105Average Sold Price $339,883Average Days on the Market 155 Median Listing Price $309,900Median Sold Price $317,900Median Days on Market 142Buyers: Interest rates are still low making now is a good time to get in the market. (1 comments)
The following is a quick analysis of the Blaine real estate market by Michael Eisenberg of Fairhaven Realty. There are currently 240 homes for sale. Homes are priced from $87,950 - $3,500,000Average Asking Price is $506,039Median Asking Price is $339,700 Average Days on Market are 140 days (or about 4 1/2 months) 7 Homes went Pending this week 15 Homes sold in January Average Listing Price $308,923Average Sold Price $286,070Average Days on the Market 58 Median Listing Price $235,000 Median Sold Price $230,000Median Days on Market 38As you can easily see there is quite a large discrepancy between the average price for a home presently on the market a (1 comments)
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions for Ferndale, WA for January, 2008 The following is a quick analysis of the Ferndale Residential real estate market by Michael Eisenberg of Fairhaven Realty. There are currently 189 homes for sale. Homes are priced from $90,000 - $1,600,000Average Asking Price is $401,953Median Asking Price is $369,900Average Days on Market are 94 days (or about 3 months) 6 Homes went Pending this week 18 Homes sold last in January Average Listing Price $275,616Average Sold Price $268,415Average Days on the Market 150Median Listing Price $229,500Median Sold Price $228,150Median Days on Market 97Buyers: Interest rates are still low making now is a good time to get in the market. There are (2 comments)
The Sudden Valley real estate market is a up an average of 12.2% over last year and a whooping 17.3% if you are looking at the median values over last year. The number of days on the market has increases and the number of sales is down by 3 which in this case is about 30% If you would like any more info about Bellingham Real Estate or Real Estate statistics visit my website. (0 comments)
The Bellingham condo market is a up this month a 12% over last month and just about even with last year if you look at average prices and a just about even with last month and down 9.4% from last year if you are looking at the median values. Condos have also been taking longer to sell than last year. And unlike the residential market the number of units sold has held exactly even. If you would like any more info about Bellingham Real Estate or Real Estate statistics visit my website. (0 comments)
Sudden Valley Real Estate Market Report for January 2008 - 02/07/08 06:27 PM
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions for Sudden Valley, in Bellingham WA for January, 2008 The following is a quick analysis of the Residential Bellingham real estate market by Michael Eisenberg of Fairhaven Realty. There are currently 98 homes for sale. Homes are priced from $149,000 - $888,000Average Asking Price is $343,740Median Asking Price is $309,900 Average Days on Market are 119 days (or about 4 months) 3 Homes went Pending this week7 Homes sold last in JanuaryAverage Listing Price $306,514Average Sold Price $297,271Average Days on the Market 131Median Listing Price $299,900Median Sold Price $298.000Median Days on Market 141Buyers: Interest rates are still low making now is a good time (0 comments)
The new year starts off mixed, average price up 1.6% over last year, median price down by a tiny fraction. The average price went down slightly from the previous month while the median came up from the previos month. The number of sales is down 18 compared to last year, or 23.4% and days on market went down for the first time in quite a while. 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 for Jan, 2008 - 02/06/08 07:51 PM
Real Estate Market Report/Conditions for Bellingham, WA for January, 2008 The following is a quick analysis of the Residential Bellingham real estate market by Michael Eisenberg of Fairhaven Realty. Currently Active Listings: 517 Average List Price $466,386 Days on the Market: 117Sold in January: 59Average Sales Price: $360,724 Average List Price: $376,931Ratio of List to Price: 95.6% Average Days on the Market: 93 Median Sales Price: $299,950Median ListPrice: $299,950 Ratio of List to Price: 100% Pending Sales Last Week: 30 Condo Analysis for Bellingham Currently Active Listings: 303 Average List Price $285,121 Days on the Market: 246 Sold in January: 33 Average Sales Price: $237,564Average List Price: $240,363Ratio of List to Price: 99.5% Average Days on the Market: 216Median Sales Price: $197,500Median List Price: (0 comments)
A Desktop in your Pocket - 02/02/08 06:26 PM
A Desktop in your Pocket I just came acroos an incredible new technology called MojoPac. It allows you to have all your applications and files in your pocket Everything would be on your I-Pod or External Hard Drive or Thumb Drive (for minimum amount of stuff) just waiting for you to find a friendly computer to slide it into so you could open up your own desktop viola ready to go to work. So you can carry your desktop and favorite applications on it in your pocket. MojoPac automatically launches your environment on the host PC. Your applications, games, communications, music, and files are all accessible. When (26 comments)
Bird Watching in Whatcom and Skagit Counties - 02/01/08 02:06 PM
Bird Watching in Whatcom and Skagit Counties Bird watching is a popular activity in Washington, especially here in Whatcom and nearby Skagit Counties. In the winters the eagles are here, as I talked about in one of my recent entries, A great time to see Eagles in Northwest Washington. One of north America's great winter bird migrations comes to the fertile Skagit Valley. Millions of birds return to the Skagit Farmlands and Skagit River estuary both of which provide abundant food for these returning feathered friends. There are flocks of magnificent Trumpeter Swans and Snow Geese as well as many raptors (1 comments)
$329,900 3BR, 2 BA, 1637 Sq Ft, .38 acres - Top-quality new construction in Maple Falls. This home boasts over 1/3 acre with 3BRs & 2BAs. Main floor is insulated for sound, has a high-efficiency furnace, wood floors & a master suite with full bath & walk-in closet. It has maple trim & cabinets. a rock fireplace & log accents throughout. With 2 covered porches & covered parking, it's hard to beat this Northwest gem!
$289,900 3 BR, 2 BA 1777 Sq. Ft. Do you like rural living? - Fabulous new construction home with an awesome mountain view. Features 3BRs, 2BAs plus den. Master has a full bath and a huge walk-in closet. Vaulted ceilings, wood laminate flooring, gas fireplace. The kitchen has gas stainless stove, granite countertops and maple cabinets. Insulated 2-car garage-all on a big level lot. And the seller is motivated . (0 comments)
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