April 14, 2021

Our Sea Kayaking Adventure to Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja, Mexico

We have had a love affair with Baja, Mexico, since our first road trip there in 1999. Since then, Heather and I have been back at […]
January 21, 2021

Artist Point Snowshoe Adventure

If it’s been a while since you snowshoed from the Mt. Baker Ski Area parking lot to Artist Point….. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO!!!! That’s exactly […]
December 8, 2020

A Skagit River Bald Eagle Rafting Adventure

On Thanksgiving weekend, under clear blue skies and chilly-but-totally-manageable temperatures, the family and I went on a river adventure! We brought our trusty 15-foot raft (named […]
November 25, 2020


The family and I did a hike yesterday that I highly recommend. It’s actually a very quick dart into the forest off the Mt. Baker Highway […]
October 23, 2020

Economy of Scale, Bellingham House Prices-per-Foot

Economy of scale is interesting. The smaller the house, the more expensive per square foot. This graph shows the clear drop and leveling of price-per-foot as […]
October 18, 2020

First Ever “Fill the Truck” Event at BNP

YOU DID IT!!!!! YOU FILLED THE TRUCK!!!!! At our first-ever Fill the Truck event on Saturday, October 17th, you stuffed the BNP Moving Truck so well, […]
October 15, 2020

Graph of the Week: Whatcom County Housing Inventory vs. # of Solds

This graph BLOWS MY MIND!!! And in multiple ways. The larger, green section shows the clear trend over the last decade, of declining inventory — that […]
April 18, 2020

The First of 4 Ways (Beyond Cash Flow) Rental Properties Make You Money

In the last post, we learned how to “do the math” on a rental property. If you haven’t read that one, go back and check it […]
March 5, 2020

How to “Do the Math” on a Single Family Rental

I’ve been on my soap box lately, preaching that every man, woman and child should know the basics of rental property math. Why? For a few […]