Posted on October 27, 2015
Have you looked at the Bellingham real estate agent reviews recently? There are some really outstanding agents out there serving our market. Giving a review to your real estate agent is about the highest complement nowadays as more than 50% of home searches start on the internet.
As a Bellingham real estate agent myself, I can attest to how important these reviews can be. The Bellingham real estate agent reviews might just be the most important because of how much our community values the word of their friends and next of kin. If your mother told you she had the best experience at a certain hair dresser, you'd be so much more inclined to use them yourself than if it was just a place you walked by on a regular basis.
To find out how held up in the Bellingham real estate agent review frenzy, check out some of the following platforms:
- See reviews of the Don Hammons Team on Zillow
- See reviews of the Don Hammons Team on Yelp
- See reviews of the Don Hammons Team on Redfin
Here are a few of our favorites!
If you are a former client of the Don Hammons team, whether Elizabeth park showed you a house, or Don Hammons showed up at your door for a listing appointment, we'd love to get a review from you on our level of professionalism and passion for the real estate industry. And thank you for being our client!
To see what Don Hammons has listed currently, check out GreatNWHomes.com; or call 360-223-9050 to chat with Don about getting your home listed.
Posted on October 27, 2015
Affordable bay view homes in Bellingham are not hard to find. Bellingham and the surrounding areas are extremely unique to the real estate market because of the vast amount of great view properties. Whether you're looking for a mountain view cabin, a lake view cottage, or bay view home, there are always properties out there to suit your real estate needs and wants. As a realtor in the Northwest, its really a treat to help people find their perfect home with a view at a price they can afford.
Of course, you can find properties with mountain views and lake views anywhere across the country, so its the bay view properties in the Bellingham area that are truly coveted. Properties quite close to the bay—be it Bellingham Bay, Birch Bay, or Padilla Bay—have the luxury of fresh ocean air right from the front door steps. Much of the Bellingham area, though, is built on a slope since we are so close to the foothills, so you can get a view of one of these glorious bays even from miles away! What's the result? So many affordable bay view homes in Bellingham!
We noticed a lot of clients this past summer searching for affordable bay view homes in Bellingham. Some of the primary reasons we've found are:
- Clients looking to upgrade to their dream home with a to-die-for view
- Current homeowners looking for a second dwelling or a vacation rental
- Older couples looking for a relaxing home with a view to retire to
Whatever your reason, check out what affordable bay view homes in Bellingham are on the market today!
The Mt Baker Rim is an ideal location for a 2nd getaway home because it offers quality resort living and is just 15 minutes away from Mt Baker Ski Area. The Mt Baker Rim is a gated community in Glacier Wa. Some of the community features in Mt Baker Rim include a community club that occupies a beautiful valley near Mt. Baker. The Mt Baker Rim is located 20 miles from Mt Baker Ski Area. Residents of Mt Baker Rim can view Mt Baker as well as Church Mountain. The Clubhouse has a reading area, an indoor fireplace, ping-pong, pool table, and a kitchen area. Next to the clubhouse is the swimming pool, tennis courts, and pickle-ball court all with beautiful views of Mt. Baker. You can also rent the clubhouse by contacting the social director.
Living in the Mt Baker Rim provides opportunities to ski, snowboard, hike, mountain bike, and fishing. The Community Club is an nonprofit homeowner’s association that has over 300 community members. The clubhouse and amenities are very well maintained and are intended for use by members and immediate family. In order to get access through the main gate at the Mt Baker Rim you will need to obtain a gate card from the MBR Office. Two gate cards are complimentary and the others are $10.00 each. Please call 360-223-9050 with any questions that you might have about purchasing a home in the Mt Baker Rim community.
When you’re ready to go out and see some listings, call Don Hammons at 360-223-9050. Or you can always visit GreatNWHomes.com and run your own search.
Double R Ranch Blaine WA homes for sale at incredible prices. If you are looking for a home and have a budget right around $150,000 then Double R Ranch Blaine WA might be just the place for you to start your search. Some of the benefits of the homes in Double R Ranch Blaine WA include affordable first time home buyer prices, community features, privacy, and larger lots.
Looking at price, let’s start with some of the sales numbers from the first half of the year 2013. For numbers I am going to use the month of June.
For active listings the average list price for homes in Blaine/Birch Bay was $429,945. The year prior during the same month was $469,805. So prices are down 8.6%. The median list price for the month of June 2013 was $309,900. In June of 2012 the median list price was $329,000. The Median list price is down 5.8% from the same month last year.
For homes sold during the month of June 2013 there were 19 units. In 2012 during the same month there were 20 units. Selling units are down 5%. The Year to Date number of homes sold in 2013 (Jan. – June) are 122 units compared to 105 units sold during the same time in 2012. So we are up 16.2% for sold units. The Year to date average sold price was $243,711 in 2013 compared to $266,720. Selling price is down 15%. Time on the market average is 100 days compared to last year when it was 124 days on market. Days on market are down 19.4%.
Some of the homes on the market today located in Double R Ranch Blaine WA are priced well below market value. If you are looking to get a good deal on a home there are three factors that you want to find in your seller. The first factor is motivation. If a seller is not motivated to sell their home then you will see that by simply looking at how long the home has been sitting on the market. Based on the average days on market, homes that are competitively priced are going to sell before the 100 day mark. If they have not sold within 100 days that may be an indication that the sellers did not have a price adjustment strategy, or it might indicate that the sellers are simply not very motivated to sell. Contrast that with sellers that are looking to relocate and have started the actual moving process and you might find yourself a motivated seller. With any motivated seller there is room at the negotiating table and a higher chance for a successful transaction that would result in a win-win situation. Finding a motivated seller is finding a good opportunity to buy at a bargain price. If you are looking for a 3 bedroom home on a larger lot with some privacy please consider taking a tour with your local real estate agent and actually walking through some of the homes that are available in Double R Ranch Blaine WA.
Motivated sellers may be willing to 1) lower their price to help sell their home fast 2) Offer to help pay for closing costs 3) Offer other incentives to home buyers like a carpet allowance, a paint allowance or an allowance for new appliances. Please contact me directly to find out about opportunities to get a good deal on buying a home in Double R Ranch Blaine WA.
Double R Ranch in Blaine WA is a private association incorporated in Washington in the year 2004. The association address is 4407 Masterson Road Blaine WA 98230. The contact phone number is 360-325-8060. Some of the community features of Double R Ranch Blaine WA are the following: Community swimming pool, picnic shelter, play area, community fire pit, and nearly 9 acres of horse pasture. If you have a horse you can keep it on the horse pasture area for $50.00 per month per horse. For additional questions about the homeowners association please give me a call at 360-223-9050.
The privacy and larger lots are what draw many to purchase a home in Double R Ranch Blaine WA. With most of the lots being around a half of an acre there is plenty of room to grow a garden, have a shop, build a shed, store a boat, and have an RV. Many of the homes are approved for FHA financing so a first time home buyer can get into home ownership with 3.5% down. For example the down payment needed for a FHA home loan on a property that is priced at $150,000 would only be $5,250. If you are not working with a loan professional and need a recommendation please give me a call at 360-223-9050. I work with preferred lenders that specialize in helping first time buyers get pre-approved.