Bellingham, WA Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Bellingham Waterfront condominiums Bellingham waterfront condominiums are in high demand. Residents of these waterfront condominiums are hesitant to give up 24-hour access to colorful sunsets, rich wildlife, and sparkling water. The combination of a low-maintenance lifestyle and quick access to both nature and the city make Bellingham condominiums some of the most attractive and fastest growing waterfront properties around. Most of these waterfront condominiums are located on Bellingham Bay between the South Hill neighborhood and Old Fairhaven. Unlike most waterfront properties, these condos are within walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, and other amenities. Lake Whatcom condominiums are located in a slightly quieter, residential area, though they, too, have quick access t...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Bellingham waterfront property is more desirable than ever. Bellingham Bay, Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish, Squalicum Lake, and dozens of other areas make the dream of Bellingham waterfront property a realistic goal. Waterfront houses Bellingham waterfront homes range in size, style, and age, but they all have one thing in common - popularity. For over a century, lucky Bellingham residents have been able to raise their families on some of the most beautiful waterfront properties in the world. Many of these boast personal docks, waterslides, and enormous back yards. Some waterfront houses are protected from the rush of the city by large fir trees or a wooded, half-mile driveway, while others are just close enough to the neighbor's waterfront house to be able to shout a, "Good morning!" while ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Bellingham acreage Bellingham acreage is easier to find than one might think. While many areas of the city have been developed for over a century, construction in other neighborhoods is just beginning. In these areas of Bellingham, acreage is affordable and a smart purchase. Houses constructed on Bellingham acreage are quite desirable. The large yards are perfect for impromptu games of baseball, a personal garden, or even for a place to raise horses. While many Bellingham homes are built on relatively large lots, acreage allows for a level of peace and quiet not found in most developed neighborhoods. Bellingham acreage is also perfect for builders. Zoned carefully by the environmentally-conscious City of Bellingham, developers cannot allow homes or commercial buildings to sprawl over v...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Bellingham Buidling and Vacant Lots Bellingham lots, coveted as they are, can still be found in every neighborhood. Whether homeowners are doing their part to prevent sprawl by subdividing their own property or Bellingham's rapid growth demands more borders to grow within (instead of out), available lots can be found north, south, east, west, and center. To keep the wilderness wild, Bellingham lots (as well as those in most of the country) are getting smaller. However, responsible development and areas of low-density zoning have allowed for some Bellingham neighborhoods to continue the tradition of open space. This leaves the buyer with many choices. In neighborhoods such as Alabama Hill and Happy Valley, homeowners are subdividing their property and selling lots to those interested in...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
York Neighborhood Bellingham WA The York District is a classic. One of the oldest neighborhoods in Bellingham, it boasts quality homes, mature landscaping, and a tight-nit community. Located just east of downtown, its nearly 3,000 residents enjoy the most unique parts of Bellingham. The neighborhood dates back to the late 1890’s, with most of the homes being built in the early 20th century. As a result, much of the architecture in the York District has strong Victorian influences. Though you will undoubtedly find structures created in the last few decades, the neighborhood maintains its distinctive, historical atmosphere. Businesses are scattered throughout the York District, though most lie on the border between this neighborhood and downtown Bellingham. Unlike many of the newer areas ...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Western Washington University Neighborhood in Bellingham  Western Washington University (referred to as "WWU" or "Western") is one of five public universities in the state. With 12,000 undergraduates and nearly 1,000 graduate students, the school is large enough to offer many, diverse programs, while still maintaining an intimate atmosphere. The university is broken up into seven different colleges - Business and Economics, Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment, Science and Technology, Woodring College of Education, and Fairhaven College (where students organize their own major). All are well-respected departments that produce highly qualified graduates, many of whom stay in the Bellingham area. The Woodring College of Education, fo...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
 Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Bellingham The Whatcom Falls neighborhood combines nature and convenience to be one of the best residential neighborhoods in Bellingham. Located on the east side of the city, this low-density area is just a short drive from downtown and several shopping centers. Not surprisingly, one of the highlights of the neighborhood is Whatcom Falls. Whatcom Creek rushes through the 241-acre Whatcom Falls Park and tumbles over rocks, spraying water at walkers and roaring so loudly you can follow the noise from the parking lot to the waterfall. During the spring and summer, young people can be found jumping off the cliffs into the deep creek pools below. The park also includes miles of winding trails that are popular with runners, hikers, and dog-walkers. Some curve throu...
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By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Sudden Valley Bellingham Sudden Valley is a private community nestled between the shores of Lake Whatcom and the surrounding hills. Practically a town in and of itself, it is still conveniently close to Bellingham and all of the city's amenities. With a population of 4,000 people and 1,500 acres, one could argue that each resident has just under a third of an acre to his or herself. Sudden Valley uses its space to make the neighborhood one of the most fun, relaxing, and peaceful areas to live. The many activities and diversity in house styles help create a desirable, family-friendly atmosphere. Lake Whatcom, of course, draws many people to the area. Motorboats, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, and even windsurfers frequent the quieter, southern part of Lake Whatcom. Sudden Valley has its own...
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By Ben Kinney, The Home4Investment Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
Seattle Thai RestaurantsSeattle Thai restaurants attract customers of every kind - Thai food novices, spice addicts, and even Thai immigrants who can differentiate between the authentic and the phony. As a result, Thai restaurants in Seattle vary in price, spice, and authenticity, so everyone can find something they love.Thai Tom in the University District is one of the best-loved Seattle Thai restaurants. Small, cozy, and affordable, customers pack this place and happily wait in line for a seat to open. Lucky diners take advantage of the bar seating, so they can watch their food prepared and cooked right in front of them.Mae Phim is another popular spot. Many veteran chefs claim that this is the only Thai restaurant they'll patronize, and even novices can appreciate the quality of the ...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
I my attempt to keep you readers informed of what'sgoing on in Bellingham, I ran across a Cheese and Wine Event.Friday (6/29) and Saturday (6/30), come taste with the experts! Quel Formage, the premier shop for artisan cheese and all things cheese in the historic Fairhavendistrict, welcomes nationally recognized wine and cheese expert Max McCalman, author of The Cheese Plate and Cheese: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best. This memorable  evening will not only be enjoyable for the expert cheese lover, but also a chance for the novice to expand their knowledge of cheese types, texture and pairing wine with your cheese. Max will guide attendees through tasting of an awesome selection of cheeses from all around the world paired with red and white wines. The evening will include sweet...
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
The 23rd annual Lake Whatcom boat parade will take place on the Fourth of July. The parade begins at 3 p.m. with the firing of a Civil War-era cannon. As many as 36 boats, including wooden classics, steam engine and ski boats, will participate. It begins at Strawberry Point and will follow the shoreline clockwise for about 90 minutes. A few great spots to watch from are the dock area of Bloedel Donovan Park, the end of Cable Street and other street ends off North Shore Drive.I've never seen it before but it sounds like something I will try and do this year.
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
It has happened again. Bellingham makes it onto yet another "Best Places" list.This time it is Mother Earth News naming Bellingham among the "Eight Great Places You've Never Heard Of."  That seems kind of odd to me considering Bellingham has been discovered and made so many "Best Places" lists the past few years. I guess Mother Earth News just hasn't been paying attention.The list is all about the cities' dedication to renewable energy, local farmers and other "green" efforts. Dave Wann, who wrote the article, said that he has never been to Bellingham, but that he has heard great things about its citizen involvement, nonprofit organizations and popularity of hybrid vehicles. The story is due to hit the press in the magazine's August/September issue
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
At the southern edge of Bellingham, the South Neighborhood is home to over 1,500 Bellingham residents. There are large areas of undeveloped property with significant natural features that help define the character of the neighborhood. The northern end of the Chuckanut Mountains are here rising out of Chuckanut Creek. Chuckanut Bay is another significant area within the neighborhood. It is an historic site as well as a unique natural recreational resource. Hoag's Pond, Chuckanut Creek, and the marsh area along the interurban right-of-way are all part of this neighborhood. Chuckanut Village perhaps epitomizes the historical character of the area with the image of a small, secluded Puget Sound fishing village. Fairhaven Park is a city park within the South Neighborhood which is widely used...
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By Eric Badgley, Bellingham Real Estate
(Keller Williams)
Bellingham NeighborhoodsBellingham neigborhoods are very unique. From the craftsman homes in the columbia neighborhood to million dollar homes on chuckanut.  Bellingham communities offer spacious parks & walking trails, like whatcom falls park.  You love the outdoors you will love the communities here.More information on Bellingham NeighborhoodsChuckanut Columbia Sudden Valley Samish Lake Whatcom Silver Beach CBD WWUEdgemoor Fairhaven South Hill Roosevelt Berkley Birchwood Sehome MeridianHappy Valley Sunnyland Cornwall Park Alabama Hill Whatcom Falls Mt. Baker Lettered St Guide Meridian
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
Edgemoor has some of the finest homes in Bellingham. It is located in the south of Bellingham in close proximity to Fairhaven and the South Neighborhood featuring Fairhaven Park and west of Chuckanut Drive. The views from some of the homes in this area are just magnificent ones of the Bay and Islands. Many of the homes are on large lots with mature landscaping and feature Bellingham's most prestigeous, well maintained homes. Clark's Point, extends into Bellingham Bay, it is a large, steep, heavily wooded peninsula that is protected from further development with a conservation easement. The city greenway and tidelands provide public access to Chuckanut Bay. A short trip down Chuackanut Drive will take you to Larabee State Park which has loads of hiking trails, beach, boat launch, and one...
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
At the southern edge of Bellingham, the South Neighborhood is home to over 1,500 Bellingham residents. There are large areas of undeveloped property with significant natural features that help define the character of the neighborhood. The northern end of the Chuckanut Mountains are here rising out of Chuckanut Creek. Chuckanut Bay is another significant area within the neighborhood. It is an historic site as well as a unique natural recreational resource. Hoag's Pond, Chuckanut Creek, and the marsh area along the interurban right-of-way are all part of this neighooorhood. Chuckanut Village perhaps epitomizes the historical character of the area with the image of a small, secluded Puget Sound fishing village. Fairhaven Park is a city park within the South Neighborhood which iswidely used...
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Bellingham Refinance The market is changing. Maybe our loan should change too. There are lots of great reasons to consider refinancing. Maybe you'd like to get a lower interest rate, or a shorter term. Or perhaps you'd like to switch from an ARM to a fixed rate or from a fixed rate to an ARM. No matter what your motivation is, there is a loan to fit your needs. To find out more about your options, call me today. 360-255-3400
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
The Bellingham Real Estate Investors Network(BREIN) will be presenting Dwan Bent-Twyford tonight June 27 6 p.m. at Fox Hall. She will be talking about short sales, hot topic of late due to all the national exposure of the subprime mortgage meltdown and foreclosures being at an all-time highThe Bellingham Real Estate Investors Network (BREIN) states:" Our Mission is to educate real estate investors and inspire them to ethically achieve success.""We will provide networking opportunities to investors, prospective investors and to those who provide value and services to our members. The Bellingham Real Estate Investor Network meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at Fox Hall at the Hampton Inn. Admission is $10 ($5 with REAPS membership card.)"So if you're interested in learning about invest...
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By Michael Eisenberg, Bellingham Real Estate Guy
(eXp Realty)
National Night Out Against Crime will be  held on - August 7, 2007. It is a time for communities to come together, build relationships and stand united against crime. Neighborhoods are encouraged to have an outside event planned for the evening. "A going away party for the criminals... if you will!" Check out what is going on in your town. The focus here in Bellingham is making our city a safer place to live.The 23nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime was held on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006. It had participants from 10,000 communities. All 50 states, US Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide were involved. A record 35 million people including citizens, law enforcement agencies, community crime and drug prevention groups, businesses, Federal and state agencies, civ...
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