Elaine A. Cook's Savvy Blog

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Savvy information for Bellingham WA home buyers and sellers..and some silly stuff too!
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As a member of the MBNA I am trying to spread the word.  It was only through my affiliation of the Barkley Business Association did I learn that I live and work with this neighborhood.  The name never lead me to believe they were talking about my neck of the woods!The name conjures up visions of ...
02/12/2008
 I was looking for information about decks and came across this article.  Good stuff here.  But what I was looking for was something about how to keep our wonderful Pacific Northwest green slime off my beautiful deck.  I did find the answer...and have since tried it.  30 second cleaner...availabl...
02/09/2008
Over-priced home rankings, increases in foreclosures, flooded inventory...what does it all really mean to you?Over Priced homes?  To a degree yes.  The ranking is based upon the average income, and the average home price.  Well, with over 12,000 students and a service based employment arena our a...
02/09/2008
As beautiful inside as it is on the outside!This is my neighbors house...so you know the only neighbor to this house is FANTASTIC!The home you have been looking for...only $449,000!The pictures don't do it justice! 2550 sq ft, flexible, open floor plan. 4bed or 3 with an office or game room. Form...
02/09/2008
The market is slow, so they say!  Who ever "they" are!Well, here is one more avenue for you folks to pursue.  To those of you who are already pursing this in your markets...Good Job!Being a REALTOR means being creative with the changes the market brings, year after year. A couple of years ago it ...
02/09/2008
 While some are saying it is a total Buyer's market..it is, AND it is NOT!  The $250-$290k homes in Bellingham proper, are still seeing offers, multiple offers and shorter days on the market and yet there are still some great "steals." Higher priced homes...Buyer's market.  Just look at the diffe...
01/30/2008
Yes, I am in this mess as I type...two deals!  I am the buyers agent on one deal, and the listing agent on the other dealI have done many of these types of transactions.  (Sad isn't it!) I have found the key to making it work is: 1. If it is your listing, provide the lenders with EVERYTHING they ...
09/05/2007
Here are the current stats pulled from the NWMLS for Bellingham and Whatcom County Homes For Sale and Sold.  The picture is not so dim for the Bellingham housing market. Condos are another story however!  I will post about that later.  Inventory is high, but things are still moving...just taking ...
09/04/2007
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Barkley Neighborhood Festival! Two weeks ago we had the first annual Barkley Neighborhood Festival!  It was sponsored by the Barkley Business Association.  An event I would suggest all business people jump on board with, or plan for your community. The contacts were great, and it was a fun way to...
09/04/2007
Just got this in an email, not sure who wrote it..but everyword of it is true! This is a rather good description of we who live in the Northwest, Seattle, Bellingham, Ferndale...the west side of the State!You might be from the Pacific Northwest if:•1.       You know the state flower (Mildew). •2....
09/02/2007
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