Working with a contractor takes effort and diligence in order to keep your project on time and on budget. We’ve been around enough remodeling jobs to know that if you want great results, you’ll need to actively manage the process — even if you’ve hired a general contractor to oversee the work. Get apathetic or lose your […]
What do Buyers want during COVID?
As remote working becomes the new normal, some real estate brokers are highlighting ‘Zoom rooms,’ which are spaces with perfect backgrounds for virtual meetings. Before the pandemic, a dazzling kitchen, a spacious entertainment area, and a large master ensuite may have been enough to seal the deal. However, as the pandemic continues and employers realized […]
Best Practices for Open Houses, Showings & In-Person Interactions During the Coronavirus
CORONAVIRUS & REAL ESTATE As the news and impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, many Buyers and Sellers are wondering what to do as they still need to move and buy a home or sell a home during this traditionally busy spring season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Washington State Department of […]
First-Time Home-Buyer Programs You Should Know About
They can slash your down payment, offer lower interest rates or help with low credit scores. Of the programs tracked by Down Payment Resource, for example, 69% offer down payment assistance. These programs have provided an average of $11,000 in assistance to individual home buyers, according to Down Payment Resource, a nationwide database of roughly 2,500 […]
Could this be a way for Bellingham to tackle rising home prices and skyrocketing rents?
Bellingham may expand the number and size of so-called “mother-in-law units” allowed citywide under a measure being discussed Monday. Faced with rising home prices and skyrocketing rents, city officials have been trying to add housing without adding sprawl. City planner Chris Koch said the proposed measure will give homeowners more options when adding what the […]
Rates, inventory going up – the spring housing market could be interesting
Rates, inventory going up – the spring housing market could be interesting February 07, 2018 05:00 AM The beginning of 2018 started quietly for Whatcom home sales, but it could be leading to a busy spring season. Local real estate agents sold 217 houses and condominiums last month, slightly off the pace of 224 sold […]
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