Taking the Long View in Real Estate

Taking the Long View in Real Estate

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Realtors, locally and elsewhere, have been noting a “shift” in the market the last couple of months. As listing brokers, we had gotten used to putting a house on the market, setting a review date, and...

Drone Tour: 1773 Oyster Creek Lane, Bow

Panoramic ocean and mountain views greet you from the cleared home at 1773 Oyster Creek Lane, Bow. These 20 acres are nestled between Samish Bay and Oyster Dome, just one mile uphill from the Oyster Bar, and through the woods, This property has gated, private road...
Bluegrass Festival at Hovander Homestead Park

Bluegrass Festival at Hovander Homestead Park

One of my favorite Whatcom County parks is Hovander Homestead, in Ferndale. It’s a beautiful home finished in 1903, and includes an enormous barn, next to the Nooksack River. I’ve taken the tour of this home so many times and have a fantasy of someday building a place...

Putting in an Offer

So, you are ready to buy a home. You’ve been working with a Realtor, looking at properties, and are ready to put in an offer. How does it work? Well, it is nothing like on TV. We can’t just make a phone call, and tell you that they’ve accepted your offer. Real estate...

Get pre-approved!

How do you know what you can buy? Unless you have unlimited cash funds, you will need to get a loan to purchase a property, and the type of loan, and loan amount, will determine what properties you should be looking at. Looking at properties that you can’t afford is...
Water is the new gold

Water is the new gold

After listening to a speaker about rainwater catchment systems, I started thinking about the movie, The Big Short. There is a connection here, I promise. The film, an inside look at how the financial crisis created the Great Recession, had at its center a hedge-fund...

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