January 25, 2022

A “New Normal” of Buyer Activity

I have often mentioned the market intensity and a new level of buyer traffic. In January, there was a new listing in Sudden Valley. It was […]
January 19, 2022


If you were of the age to buy a home in the year 1981, like my mom and dad were in Muskegon, Michigan, you would have […]
December 13, 2021

How We Sell Bellingham Properties to Out-of-Area Buyers

We have the privilege of working with several local employers to help their new hires buy a house in or near Bellingham. When things line up, […]
November 18, 2021

WA State Home-Owners Insurance Rates SPIKE!

If you had good credit when you last bought or renewed your homeowner’s, renter’s, or auto insurance, you were given discounted pricing on your premiums. Conversely, […]
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 […]
January 29, 2020

How Much Does Bellingham Real Estate Appreciate?

After the recession of 2008-09, Bellingham real estate prices began to recover as we worked through hundreds of foreclosures, short sales, and bank-owned property sales. Prices […]
January 23, 2020

When and Why Does Real Estate Sell?

Going back to the post I wrote on January 11th, just 12 days ago, there were 102 Active, single family detached home listings in all of […]