bellingham real estate: Bellingham Ranks #27 for Best Place to Live & Launch - 04/02/08 07:16 AM
Best Place to Live & Launch - Bellingham Ranks #27
 
According to CNN Money, Bellingham Washington is the 27th best place to live and start a business.
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Why Live in Bellingham…The two biggest attractions to Bellingham, Washington are the outdoor life and proximity to Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Bellingham provides a host of outdoor recreation including; easy access to the bay, lakes & mountains. Bellingham offers a great community to bike, sail or hike. The real estate market is stable and the median home price is affordable at only $325,000.On the Business Side…There little question why commercial real estate is … (9 comments)

bellingham real estate: March Update for Bellingham Real Estate Market - 04/01/08 11:37 AM
Bellingham Real Estate Market Update for March 2008
The Bellingham real estate market continues to rise. While the average sales price has bounced up and down in 2008, the number of homes sold each month has continued to rise. 77 homes sold in Bellingham this March, compared to 66 in February and 60 in January. 61 homes are also currently pending in Bellingham. It is expected that home sales will continue to increase throughout the spring and into summer. While the number of sales has increased, so has the total inventory. The number of available homes in Bellingham has increased from … (0 comments)

bellingham real estate: Weekly Real Estate Market Update for Bellingham, WA - 03/10/08 09:16 AM
Weekly Review of Bellingham’s Real Estate Market 2/24/08 - 3/01/08Bellingham’s real estate market is still holding up quite well. There were 27 homes listed this week. The average price of new listings was $366,649 with a median price of $310,000. There were no foreclosures listed in Bellingham this week. Currently, there are 490 homes on the market in Bellingham, WA.Bellingham Homes Pending and STI12 homes pended this week in Bellingham. The average price was $312,713 with a median price of $284,900. The average days on market for pending homes this week was 133. Overall the market has really picked up since … (1 comments)

bellingham real estate: Weekly Review of Bellingham’s Real Estate Market 2/17/08 - 2/23/08 - 02/26/08 09:55 AM
 
Bellingham Real Estate Market Update For 2/17/08 - 2/23/08This week a steady rise in inventory continued in Bellingham. 30 new listings came on the market, which is the most of any week this year. The average price was $507,555 ($211/sq.ft.), with a median price of $416,750 ($232/sq.ft.). The average price was a bit skewed this week due to a couple of $1,000,000+ listings. Currently there are 494 residential homes on the market in Bellingham. Bellingham Residential Pending and STINot only were the number of new listings up this week, but the number of pending sales were down this week. Only 7 … (1 comments)

bellingham real estate: Bellingham Condo update for Feb 10th - Feb 16th - 02/25/08 04:49 AM
Bellingham Condo Market Update for Feb 10th - Feb 16th This week in the Bellingham condo market we noticed a significant upward shift in activity. While only 5 new listings came on the market, 13 condos pended and 10 closed. The average price of the new condos was $329,080 (265/sq.ft) with a median price of $274,500 ($235/sq.ft.). There are currently 266 condos on the market in Bellingham.Bellingham Pending Condos7 of the 13 pending condos this week were in Darby Estates. The average price of the Darby Estates condos was $194,281 (138/sq.ft). The average price of the total condos pending in Bellingham … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: Bellingham’s Real Estate Market Update for 2/10/08 - 2/16/08 - 02/16/08 06:30 AM
Weekly Review of Bellingham’s Real Estate Market 2/10/08 - 2/16/08This week in Bellingham, 23 new homes were listed with an average price of $400,143 and a median price of $319,500. It appears as though the level of new inventory has stabilized in Bellingham. Over the last several weeks the number of homes coming on the market had been rising. A healthy market in Bellingham can absorb 20 new listings weekly, but when that number gets pushed to 30 and beyond the market runs the risk of over saturation. In regard to the Bellingham foreclosure watch, 2 new foreclosure homes did come … (1 comments)

bellingham real estate: Bellingham’s Real Estate Market Update for 2/03/08 - 2/09/08 - 02/09/08 08:00 AM
Weekly Review of Bellingham’s Real Estate Market 2/03/08 - 2/09/08In this first full week of February, 2008 we observed a sharp increase in the number of homes listed for sale in Bellingham. The average number of homes listed per week has been 17, but 27 new homes came on the market this week. The average price of homes listed this week was $470,676 with a median home price of $304,900. There are currently 489 homes on the market in Bellingham.
Despite the number of new homes increasing, the number of sales has held steady. Again this week there were 12 homes … (1 comments)

bellingham real estate: Market Update Jan 27th – Feb 2nd | Bellingham Condos | Centre Pointe Condos - 02/05/08 05:29 AM
Bellingham Condominium Market Update for Jan 27th – Feb 2nd
 
New Condos Listed in Bellingham
This week in the Bellingham condo market 11 new condos were listed. However, 8 or the 11 new condos listed were phase 3 of the Centre Pointe Condominiums. The Centre Point Condominiums are in their 3rd and final phase. The average price of the Centre Point Condos Phase 3 is $256,388 ($248/sq.ft.). The average price for condos listed in Bellingham this week was $243,990 ($227/sq.ft) with a median price of Median Price $247,900 ($234/sq.ft.).
 
Bellingham Condos Pending this Week 
Only 4 condos pended this week in Bellingham. The … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: This Week in Real Estate | Bellingham 1/27/08 - 2/02/08 - 02/02/08 07:33 AM
This Week in Real Estate | Bellingham 1/27/08 - 2/02/08
 The real estate market held strong again this week in Bellingham. 20 new homes were listed with an average price of $416,308 and median price of $354,950. 16 homes pended this week with an average price of $317,209 and median price of $269,450. The average days on market for homes that pended was 103.
 Good Signs in January for Bellingham’s Real Estate Market
Overall, it was a pretty good month in Bellingham. The total number of sales was down from the Jan 2007 total of 77 to 59 in Jan 2008. … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: Bellingham / Whatcom County | 2006 - 2007 Residential Market Comparison - 02/02/08 05:17 AM
Bellingham / Whatcom County | 2006 - 2007  Residential Market Comparison  
  
 
We see some interesting real estate statistics here between 2006 and 2007 for Bellingham & Whatcom County. Overall, prices when up in Whatcom County during 2007 while the total volume of homes sold was slightly down. In Bellingham both sales and prices went up during 2007. The only market that really suffered in stagnate sales during 2007 was Blaine. The biggest reason for this sharp decline was due to the slowdown of DB Johnson's Bay Crest Neighborhood. With nearly 500 total homes flooding the market over several phases, Bay Crest … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: Market Update Jan 20th - 26th | Bellingham Condos | Condo Conversions - 01/28/08 08:06 AM
 
Market Update for Bellingham Condos
The Bellingham condo market was fairly slow week. Only 3 condos pended over the course of the week. The average price of condos that pended was $275,282 ($218/sq.ft.). 2 of the pending condos were located in north Bellingham and 1 condo was located in Fairhaven.
 
DR Horton’s The Reserve at CordataDR Horton’s The Reserve at Cordata had a big week. They had 6 condos closed sales this week. The Reserve at Cordata - Maples, which pended in June of 2007 was recently completed and finally closed this week. The average price of those townhouse … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: Weekly Review of Bellingham’s Real Estate Market 1/20/08 - 1/26/08 - 01/26/08 08:05 AM
This Week in Real Estate... Bellingham, WA
This week in real estate we experienced something that we haven’t seen in while and that was interest rates back around 5%. I was really interested to see how that affected our real estate market in Bellingham this week because it seemed like business was very busy. It turns out that homes sales didn’t necessarily increase, but the number of people that refinanced their homes went through the roof. Although, I think that the low interest rates probably a lot of people realizing how good of a time it is to buy a home.
What … (1 comments)

bellingham real estate: Jan 13 - 19 Weekly Bellingham Real Estate Review - 01/19/08 08:56 AM
 
Weekly Review for Bellingham Real Estate | Jan 13th - 19th 2008 
Only 15 homes came on the market this week in Bellingham. The average priced home was $532,812. However, this figure was a bit skewed due to one home being listed at $2,600,000. If we look at the median price of homes listed this week we get $305,000. $305,000 is very close to the 2007 year end median price of $315,000. The really good news for sellers is that 18 homes pended this week. It is very nice to see more homes sold than listed this week. There are currently … (7 comments)

bellingham real estate: *NEW* Hot Buys in Bellingham Widget - 01/17/08 08:43 AM
*NEW* Hot Buys Blidget for Bellingham
 
 
 
Always looking for new avenues to bring more information to consumers, I am now offering a Hot Buys Blidget for the Bellingham real estate market. I was inspired to create this blidget by Laura Monroe's post Create A Widget For Your Blog... How to from the WidgetBox! This new blog widget allows consumers to add my blog to their Google, myspace or facebook homepage. People can also simply subscribe to this new blog.
 
 
 

 
 
So why would consumers what to read this blog? Well... I am always going through the entire MLS and searching for the … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: Pacificview Neighborhood | Bellingham Neighborhoods | Bellingham Real Estate - 01/16/08 08:39 AM
The Pacificview Neighborhood in Bellingham, WA
 
 
 
Pacificview is a well established neighborhood in the City of Bellingham. Located at the top of Puget Hill, Pacificview sits at an elevation of 500’. This neighborhood offers very wide streets with sideways on both sides. The average lot size in Pacificview is nearly double the average lot size of 7,500 sq.ft. in Bellingham. Most of the homes in the Pacificview Neighborhood were built in the early 90’s. The Pacificview Neighborhood is well known for amazing Bellingham city and Bellingham bay views. This neighborhood also offers a lot green space as well as pre-designed walking trails. … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: Hot Real Estate Deals in Bellingham, WA - 01/09/08 04:27 AM
Find some great real estate buys in Bellingham, WA
The Bellingham real estate market is already picking up in 2008. Bellingham homes appreciated 3.2% last year and the median home price for sold homes in 2007 was $315,000. Prices are probably going to continue rising this spring, so now is a great time to look for a new home in Bellingham. Check out some of these hot real estate deals.
 
Bellingham Homes for sale by Price 
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bellingham real estate: South Hills Neighborhood | Bellingham Real Estate - 01/08/08 10:35 AM
The South Hills Neighborhood in Bellingham, WA
 
 
 
Located near Lake Padden, the South Hills neighborhood is great location in Bellingham. This neighborhood was originally developed in the late 1990’s with most of the homes being built in the early 2000’s. The South Hills neighborhood is often confused with the South Hill neighborhood because of the name. To clarify, the South Hill neighborhood is located between Fairhaven and Bellingham and features older homes with views of Bellingham Bay.
 
 

 
 
The South Hills neighborhood features contemporary Northwest style homes. In 2007, only 3 homes sold in the South Hills neighborhood. The average price … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: EARNING COMMISSIONS vs. RECEIVING COMMISSIONS - 12/18/07 10:38 AM
EARNING COMMISSIONS vs. RECEIVING COMMISSIONSThere is a common misconception about commissions in real estate. The public eye often sees a big home sale and says “Wow, I bet those real estate agents must have made a fortune on that one. What an easy job.” The truth is that the real estate agents involved were highly skilled professionals. The agents had probably put weeks, if not months into the sale of that home. It was their years of experience and expertise that allowed the property to change hands smoothly. In this case the real estate agent not only earned the commission, they … (4 comments)

bellingham real estate: Whatcom County is Poised for a Good Year in Real Estate - 12/13/07 08:41 AM
My prediction is that Whatcom County’s real estate market is at its lowest point right now. Beginning in the spring of 2008, I feel strongly that the local real estate market will pick up. Whatcom County’s real estate market could have begun its recovery this fall, but it had been held back by negative press both nationally and locally.  
There is clearly a lot of negative press nationally and for good reason. A few months ago the national lending market suffered a hit with the announcement of American Home Mortgage filing bankruptcy. American Home Mortgage was one of the largest sub … (2 comments)

bellingham real estate: Property Tax Increase from the Whatcom County Tax Assessor - 12/07/07 06:21 AM
Property Tax Increase from the Whatcom County Tax Assessor
Many Whatcom County citizens received letters in the mail from the Whatcom County Tax Assessor two weeks ago. The Whatcom County Assessors Office reevaluates the assessed value of all properties within the county every 4 years. Due to the recent jump in real estate prices over the last 4 years, many property owners are being hit with some pretty heavy property tax increases.
I was contacted 2 days ago by some clients that own a property that had an assessed value increased of 300%. With our local real estate market flattening over the … (2 comments)

 
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Ryan Martin is a REALTOR® at Windermere Real Estate - Bellingham in the Fairhaven Branch providing full time professional real estate services in Whatcom County and Skagit County. Specializing in Anacortes real estate, Anacortes waterfront homes, Bellingham real estate, Bellingham waterfront homes, Birch Bay real estate and Birch Bay waterfront homes.


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