November 25, 2020

If You Love GIANT DOUGLAS FIRS…. Do THIS HIKE!

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 […]
February 16, 2020

5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Over-Paying

Buyers tend to have three primary fears when searching for a home: They don’t want to miss anything. They don’t want to over-pay. And they don’t […]
February 7, 2020

The First Step in Helping Our Buyer Clients

At BNP, just over half our business is with buyer clients. About 90% of the time when we’re first contacted by a buyer, they’ve decided to […]
February 3, 2020

Shopping for a Contractor? Remember This Rule.

There’s a joke among Realtors and contractors… though it’s only a “joke” because it’s so true. The premise is this: The Realtor has a client who […]