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Catching the rising tide in Bellingham, WA's real estate market

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The Oregonian's March 31st graphic illustration of the Portland, Oregon real estate market above confers with what we see happening across the Pacific Northwest region. Rising prices and a reduced inventory of quality properties is just beginning in the Bellingham – Blaine area as savvy investors are targeting income properties, competing with first-time home buyers, baby boomers, and foreign investors. With the US real estate market on the rebound, online marketing, foreclosure purchasing, and the tightening of mortgage lending policies have resulted in a remarkably different real estate market compared to a few years ago. For a comprehensive look at these changes, read  Elliot Njus' blog entry "The new normal in real estate". If you've been thinking of making a property purchase when the market is on its way up, now is the time to make your move!Call or email me at [email protected] for honest advice and professional service on both sides of the border.


Mortgage markets - US vs Canadian

Skeptics have analogized Canada’s mortgage market to the U.S. market ever since the American bubble started to burst.

And in the 5-6 years since, there have been few better rational comparisons than Benjamin Tal’s report released on Monday.

Recently Sold Listing 207 - 2025 Stephens Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

V1001886 - 207 - 2025 Stephens Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAI have just recently sold this listing at 207 - 2025 Stephens Street, Vancouver.

New Listing 207 - 2025 Stephens Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

V1001886 - 207 - 2025 Stephens Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 207 - 2025 Stephens Street, Vancouver and currently listed at $389,900.SOLD

Classy, bright 2 bedroom/2 bathroom residence that has everything you need in the heart of Kitsilano. Facing Stephens St. on the quiet SE side, with an enclosed sunroom/den off the living room and contemporary white floors invites you to settle in by the gas fireplace hearth. An ensuite master bedroom bath, provides privacy for two residents in the unrestricted rental building that suits both homeowners and investors. Underground parking, storage, and the use of an enclosed garden-patio area are included. Minutes from UBC, beaches and numerous trendy shops & restaurants, this well cared for unit shows really well. Come see for yourself!

See the Pixilink 360° Virtual Tour for this listing

Cross border Bellingham Real Estate

You'll be pleasantly surprised if you are a Canadian looking south of the border for a second home or valuable property investment. Come visit my Bellingham, WA area website - Freeman Properties, where you can discouver some amazing property offerings - like the $995,000 waterfront home shown below and gain valuable information on the "how to's" of purchasing and owning US properties. Drop me a line so I can lend you a hand! 
Blaine WA. waterfront home
Courtesy of Windermere - Birch Bay/Blaine.

Vancouver Real Estate Market Stabilizes

The Vancouver real estate market is showing signs of stabilizing according to Sarah Fullbrook with BC Business - Sarah reports "Residential prices continue to fall, but an increase in the sales-to-active-listings ratio points to increased market balance."  For full article click HERE.