Elaine A. Cook's Savvy Blog

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Real Estate Agent - Connect Realty.com
Savvy information for Bellingham WA home buyers and sellers..and some silly stuff too!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
We have opened our Bellingham Branch Office! While many Brokerages are closing their doors, merging, increasing fees...doing what it takes to survive...Connect Realty is thriving!  Why?  Low over head, Great Splits and all the tools you need!And of course, being fresh, perky and innovative doesn...
10/09/2008
Team E A Sports...that is the name of my Bellingham Fantasy Football Team.   I am currently 3 and 2...tied for 2nd place.  Not playing Ronnie Brown the week he scored 35 fantasy points...was, well...unfortunate!   I love the game of football.  Do I know all the stats, player numbers, what college...
10/09/2008
Wow, what a ride! Our local sales volume is down. No question about it! On average about 25% down from this time last year. Why? Unsettled lending environment, gas prices, anxiety, unemployment up...  However, our home values are holding pretty well.  Our inventory it down from last year as well,...
09/17/2008
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NbakN7SLdbk I was talking with a client of mine, and we got on the subject of gas prices.  He had worked the Alaska pipeline back in the 70's and was telling me about when the "big" lake of oil was found.  He had asked the Chaplain that stayed with the crews to keep him...
08/20/2008
A distinguished young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the Priest beside her, 'Father, may I ask a favor?'  'Of course. What may I do for you?'  'Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday that is unopened and well over the Customs limits, and I'm afrai...
08/20/2008
Connect Realty CEO, David Boatner Announces Connect Council of Leaders: The Council of Leaders is a newly formed Realtor/Agent advisory group. The initial membership was selected with the following criteria: Current / recent production Recruiting Production Broker Recommendations Leadership Etc. ...
07/04/2008
July 19th from 11-2 PM Barkley- Haggen - Gazebo THE MO' TOWN CRUISERS will be rockin' the house! Sponsored by the Silver Reef Casino! FOOD, FUN & FROLIC for all ages! This is the 2nd annual Barkley Neighborhood Festival, sponsored by The Barkley Business Association!   Kids will have plenty to do...
06/19/2008
Well, little (and I mean little, as in under 5' tall) Missy Katherine Carey tagged me!  Honestly, I almost sent her an email back saying, "hey thanks for the 'gracious' tag.  Hope all is well with you!"  Then I thought...this came through avctiverain...must be more to it!  And alas, there was! I ...
06/19/2008
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 ...
06/14/2008
So what is it looking like in Whatcom County? Things are picking up!  It is still a buyers market.  Meaning there is more than 6 months of inventory on the market right now.  Bellingham Builders have pulled back...for now. (Stay tuned for the housing shortage that will occur in 18-24 months!)  Bu...
06/14/2008
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