Fairhaven, WA Real Estate News

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
2712 Old Fairhaven Pkwy #2D, Bellingham 98225A cozy 55+ Condo in Fairhaven! This place has a large living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large balcony, and a 1-car garage. Walking distance to Historic Downtown Fairhaven and just minutes from I-5! This Condo offers ample guest parking, a clubhouse with a secured mail room, a large and maintained green space and easy access to many great trails in the Bellingham/Fairhaven area. This would be a great place to call home!Ryan Greigg206-227-5487The Ben Kinney TeamKeller Williams Western Realty 
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By Janell Kittleson, Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
Recently Washington state became one of many states who are churning up lawsuits from tenants over criteria for residency. The ALCU represented a woman who was denied tenancy based on a 1995 drug conviction.  The basis for the lawsuit is that the company used criteria that violated state laws that forbids tenant screening agencies from using criminal convictions more than seven years old.  The landlord who was using the tenant screening service had no idea he received information prohibited by state laws.Being a landlord is not a job for the faint of heart.  Most turn to professional property managers to handle the intricacies of dealing with their rental property as there are many well-trained and seasoned pros.  Whether you are a Landlord or Property Manager, it is important that you ...
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By Christine Farkas, Awesome Customer Service Experience
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
Cain Lake Road , Sedro Woolley, Sedro Woolley WA 98284 Perfect lot for your home in Fernhaven Lane Come see this little chunk of raw land and imagine your new home here!! Lot would be perfect for a home with a daylight/ walk out basement!! Best road access to the property is from Fernhaven Lane.   Property Details   MLS Number: 437554 View additional photos and information at: http://Obeo.com/763935 Powered by Obeo   View All Photos Contact Info Keller Williams Western Realty Christine Farkas Realtor 800-720-3948 360-393-0793 Send E-Mail Website: www.farkasteam.com  
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By Janell Kittleson, Rentec Direct
(Rentec Direct)
Recently my husband and I remodeled our kitchen and I have never been a happier clam!  When we first purchased our home, three years ago,  we knew it needed LOTS of work and having plenty of experience remodeling homes, we weren’t daunted by the fact.  However, after we moved in and our priorities changed, the kitchen just sat there, in all its circa 1966 glory and drove me bonkers at every meal. My husband wasn’t as motivated as I was to give it a facelift.  The kitchen was more utilitarian to him. He was more into buying a new tractor, replacing windows, building a barn.  Yes, all necessities, but a kitchen is the heart of a home!  And our heart was in need of a quadruple bi-pass!  Old and faulty appliances, worn-out and dinged-up vinyl floor, buckled formica and plumbing that had bee...
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By Dan Pittsenbarger, Improving Conditions
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
The Fairhaven District of Bellingham is one of the most sought after places to live in the Bellingham area. A barrier to some that would love to live in Fairhaven is the prices on most Fairhaven homes and condos. Fairhaven has a Europen feel to it with several outdoor cafe's, courtyards, all kinds of shops and artist studios. Fairhaven also has several events and activities - Dirty Dan Days, Ski to Sea race finish line and festivities, and out door movies in the summer.  Thus prices on Fairhaven homes for sale and Fairhaven condos for sale can be out of reach for some. Here is a studio condo right on Harris Ave in downtown Fairhaven for Only $160K. The unit has many custom fixtures and finish work including a sleeping loft and bookcase crafted by a sail boat builder.  Click Here for a l...
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NEWSFLASH: Not ALL Mortgage Backed Securities Are Bad!National Public Radio Podcast from the Planet Money Team 03/20/09: http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.htmlaction=1&t=1&islist=false&id=102154567&m=102154705The analysis is laid out on the actual payback of Mortgage Backed Securities over time vs. the value today (i.e., if you sold your holdings). If you sold them today, sure you'd get back 50 cents on the dollar of your investment. You see, the world has gotten the view lately that risk is bad. Lots of folks are buying these things and would continue to buy them today. According to Planet Money: because they are handled by the big money managers who consider them worth every dime of their original investment -- they are not selling them! Sure, the banks that have the one...
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OK, I'll admit it: I've been watching the behavior of myself and others around full moons all my life. I'm pretty sure I was born on a full moon. I am convinced that people go a little lunatic around those times. The week or so leading up to the full moon feels literally like a rising tide of emotion...people get a bit jumpy, things seem more dramatic. I drink more coffee, sleep less, talk faster. I've even been known to go shopping at midnight on a full moon. Am I imagining this? Well the moon is a pretty big thing in comparison to our mere bodies, most of which is water. The moon DOES without a doubt affect the tidal movement of the oceans, i.e., all that water... literally moving the oceans to one side of the earth in attraction to the moon's gravitational pull. Could it be the extra...
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By Stephanie Johnson, Designated Broker/Branch Manager
(Keller Williams)
The Historic Urban Village of Fairhaven in Bellingham Washington has an array of property types to choose from within & a short distance from the district core.  Situated on Bellingham Bay with trails, parks, Amtrak, Greyhound, Alaska Marine Highway and ferries at the doorsteps of the neighborhood. In the district there are several types of condominiums such as townhouse style, mixed use multi-story buildings and village style surrounding a commerical/retail building.  The mixed use buildings have become very popular in the Historic Fairhaven core with several popping up in the past five years along with the restoration of the Waldron Building.  As in any Historic neighborhood there is a mixture of authentic craftsman style to 1950's to new modern style single family homes as well as th...
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By Tara Camp
(Keller Williams Western Realty)
As a active resident of Bellingham, I like to stay on top of the many recreational events that take place every weekend.  There are far to many to write about so I'll pick and choose a variety of events so that you can grasp how much beautiful Bellingham has to offer. The Tour de Whatcom is a a benefit ride for the Boys and Girls Club of Whatcom County.  The ride starts in historic Fairhavenand will offer 3 tiers of racing... a 25 mile loop, a 50 mile loop, and a 105 mile loop.  The Tour will appease your senses with vistas of Puget Sound, Mt. Baker, rivers, valleys, and beaches with most of the riding consisting of fairly low grade.  The will be a great support staff providing tech support, pit stop refreshments, and road support.  This is a race for beginners to experts...something fo...
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By Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker
(Pacific Continental Realty, LLC)
The Village Green in Fairhaven The Fairhaven district of Bellingham is one of the most popular places to visit in Whatcom County. People love to walk the old town streets and peruse the small retail shops. Harris Street even still has the original rail tracks and brick embedded into the street. This time of year, the businesses are beginning to get ready for the holiday season and Fairhaven will soon be illuminated in white lights. Like many destination shopping areas, Fairhaven likes to put on a production for the holidays. Christmas decorations everywhere and white lights wrapped around the old fashion light polls truly make Fairhaven a beautiful place to visit during this time of year. In the heart of Fairhaven you will find the Village Green. Not really large enough to be considered...
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By Ryan Martin, Bellingham Commercial RE Broker
(Pacific Continental Realty, LLC)
Harris Square Condos - Fairhaven Condos in Bellingham, WA The Harris Square condos in Fairhaven are located on the corner of Harris Street and 10th Street. Harris Square is comprised of 3 buildings with a total of 88 units. Parking for the condos is underground and secured by a gate. The 1st floor of each building is commercial retail and the top 4 floors are residential. The Harris Square condos offer studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units. The sizes range from 452 sq.ft. to 1,912 sq.ft. Units on the corner of the "A" building and the top two floors of the "B" building have views of Bellingham Bay. The condos are 5 stories high with elevators in each building. Being built in 2005, the interior designs of the condominiums are fairly contemporary. The countertops were originally offered i...
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 On January 31st 2007 the Community Alternatives Meeting hosted by the Waterfront Advisory Group (WAG) held a meeting to solicit public comments on the Alternatives formulated for the Port's Fairhaven Comprehensive Improvement Plan Update. Click here to view a brief presentation and the Waterfront Industrial Lands Analysis Final Report. For upcoming events, check  CalendarFor PDF presentation of the Port of Bellingham Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements- Fairhaven/ Goal Setting Info go to:http://www.portofbellingham.com/library/files/Planning%20and%20Development/Fairhaven/FairhavenCIP102306presentation
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