June 9, 2021

A Case Study: Buying 1 Bellingham Rental for Cash vs. 4 Rentals with Mortgages

Bob and Jane are twins. From birth, they’ve been best friends. And yet they are highly competitive with each other. At 50 years old, they each […]
May 31, 2021

One Way We Find Bellingham Homes For Sale

I want to touch on a delicate subject in this blog post. For those of you who know me well, you know I love to be […]
May 27, 2021

Why 87% of Real Estate Agents Fail w/in 5 Years

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!!! I see bustling spring-time activity and that good, get-up-and-go energy all over town right now! And also, there is another thing […]
May 17, 2021

Before and After Transformation of a Bellingham Listing, by Brandon Nelson Partners

If we’ve worked together to sell a house, you’ve likely heard me say this: “There’s how you live, and how you sell.” That process of transforming […]
May 15, 2021

The Whatcom County Real Estate Market in Three Interesting Graphs

To be in real estate professionally, is — among many other things — to commit to habitual tracking, studying, and interpreting data. Numbers are truth. They […]
May 13, 2021

I Couldn’t Make This Up: Construction & Lumber Prices in 2021

Spring is here and let me tell you: the chirping birds, croaking frogs and beach-going locals aren’t the only ones who have radically come alive! SO […]
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 […]