Bellingham Real Estate Agent Reviews

Posted on Octo

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!

Redfin5star - 400 Charles Place

Yelp5star - Linda K

Redfin5star - Bob Cosbey

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.

 

 

 

Affordable Bay View Homes in Bellingham

Posted on Octo

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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.

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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!

See affordable bay view homes in Bellingham for less than $325,000!

See affordable bay view condos in Bellingham for less than $225,000!

 

 

 

Cabins for Sale Mt Baker Rim

Posted on Octo
 
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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.

See all listings for sale in Glacier!

See all the homes for sale in Glacier priced under $300,000!

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

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.

 

 

 

Christian Real Estate Agent Bellingham WA

Posted on August 

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Christian Real Estate Agent in Bellingham WA my motto is “honestly helping you.”  I chose the word honestly because it means “without cheating, really, genuinely, without frills, and to be honest.  I have been told by others that I am one of the most honest people they know.  I remember those types of complements and never want to lose that quality.  I chose that motto based on those complements I received along with a passage in Ephesians 4:25-32 that says “speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another”.   We are also told in the verses following to “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you”.  Are you looking for a Christian Real Estate Agent in Bellingham WA? 

If you are then then I would like the opportunity to interview for the job.  Most people hire the first agent they interview and often do not consider the spiritual components involved.  As a Christian Real Estate Agent in Bellingham WA I seek to be both practical and Biblical in my business practices.  The methods I use for marketing are cutting edge and yet it’s the principals that I hold to that make me different than most.  There are three spiritual principals that I operate my business by.

Being truthful, relying on prayer, and trusting the Lord are three basic spiritual components that I apply to my life daily when doing business as a Christian Realtor in Bellingham WA.  I always strive to be transparent in my speech.  It’s not always easy to do, and it is a Biblical requirement.   It doesn’t mean that I am perfect in communication.  There are times when every one of us have sinned by not being truthful.  It is during those times that I ask Jesus to forgive me as well as others if I have sinned against them.  Sometimes there is a temptation to tell a “white lie” than to tell the truth.  Of course there is no such thing as a “white lie.”  Proverbs 12:22 says “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.”  

Relying on prayer is important to me as a Christian realtor in Bellingham Wa because we are told in in Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. “   In any real estate transaction there can be difficulties and stress.  Oswald Chambers once said “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.”  Most of my prayers are simple like “Dear God please help me to work diligently as unto You.  Help me to price this home accordingly and bring the right buyer at the right time for the successful sale of this home.”

Trusting in Jesus is important because while I do the marketing needed to help you sell your home in Bellingham Wa  for the most amount of money in the least amount of time with the least amount of hassle; my trust for the outcome is ultimately in the hands of the Lord.  Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding”.   It is God that directs our steps as Christians.  I use cutting edge resources to help buy and sell homes and at the same time the reminder in the Bible is to always trust in the Lord and not in ourselves.

If you are looking to sell your home in the Bellingham area and want to see what it is worth please check out GreatNWHomes.com/sell.

If you are looking to buy a home in Bellingham area please check out GreatNWHomes.com/search.

If you are looking for a good church to attend or you are want to listen to some great Bible studies please check out Grace Church in Bellingham.