Michael Eisenberg's Blog Posts

Bellingham Home For Sale Country Feel In The City

Country feel in the city. Charming 3 bed, 1 bath move in ready home, on a large sunny private lot on a dead end street. Lots of updates, rewired and re-plumbed, beautifully refinished

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report May 2017

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for May Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for May 2017 for residential home sales.The number of

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report April 2017

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for April Click HereHere’s a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for April 2017 for residential home sales.The number

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Can I Get My Earnest Money Back

This is a question this often on the minds of buyers.  Buyer's want to be sure they are to not going to lose their earnest money.What is earnest money anyway?  It's like a deposit to show

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report March 2017

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for March Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for March 2017 for residential home sales.The number of

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What Are My Closing Costs

A common question from buyers as well as sellers is, "what are my closing costs?"  Some typical closing costs in real estate transaction areTitle search fees -- is the assurance of

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report February 2017

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for February Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for February 2017 for residential home sales.The

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Single Level Starter Home In A Country Neighborhood

Single Level Starter Home in a Country NeighborhoodThis beautiful, move in ready, 3 bed & 1.75 bath rambler has been lovingly maintained and updated over the last decade. The spacious

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Bellinghams Newest Festival Seafest

Seafood-by-llee_u courtesy of flickr.comGet ready for the first Bellingham SeaFeast, 2016, a festival showcasing our region’s wonderful seafood in an authentic maritime environment. There will be

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Whatcom Artist Studio Tour

Steve Satusheck's Art - mixed mediaWhatcom County has some incredible artists. They're opening the studios to the public for a free self-guided tour the next two weekends, that is the first two

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Sensational Waterfront Home Breathtaking Views

Sensational Waterfront Home - Breathtaking Views$550,000  - 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2462 Sq Ft, .26 acresBreathtaking views of San Juan Islands & Georgia Straight. Open concept with vaulted,

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report August 2016

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for August Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for August 2016 for residential home sales.The number

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FHA Appraisal Checklist

FHA Appraisal ChecklistIf your home is being sold to a  buyer using an FHA loan then you will have an FHA Appraisal. To make it easy to pass use this FHA Appraisal Checklist.Home

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report July 2016

 Bellingham Real Estate Market Report – July 2016To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for July Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report

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Weekend Festivals In Bellingham End Of July

Mt Baker BluesThe end of July  is here and with it lots of things to do this weekend.Let's start with:The Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival, turns 21 this year. It was born out of an idea by

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report June 2016

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for June Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for June 2016 for residential home sales.The number of

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Affordable Home Why Rent When You Can Own

Why rent when you can own? Delightful well maintained starter home with two large bedrooms, in a quiet cul-de-sac. Nicely landscaped yard. Fenced backyard with fire pit and shed. Two decks for

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Lease Buying A Home With Tenants In Place

I recently had some clients that purchased a home that had tenants in it with 6 months remaining on their lease. When the lender learned of this the deal almost fell apart as they wanted to occupy

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report May 2016

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report – May 2016To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for May Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for May

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Bellingham Naked Bike Ride Is Friday June 3

image by Robert Ashworth via flickr.comFriday, June 3, is time for the annual Bellingham Naked World Bike Ride. Lots of cyclists are expected to ride through downtown area naked or not.The event

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Birch Bay Wants To Set A World Record The Worlds Longest Parade Of Subarus

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is trying to get some publicity by having the world’s longest parade of Subarus.The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce will be working with Dewey Griffin Subaru

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Its Party Time In Bellingham Its Ski To Sea Week The Race Parties Parades

It's party time in Bellingham, It's Ski to Sea week, the race, parties, parades.The first modern day Ski to Sea race was run in 1973, but it's origins runs back to 1911. It is a seven-legged, 93

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report April 2016

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for April Click HereBellingham Real Estate Market Report – April 2016The number of residential sales is up 5 compared to April 2015

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What Documents Do You Need To Gather To Get A Mortgage

What documents do you need to get a mortgage?Want to go from being a renter to being an owner. With a little planning, some savings you can do it.As  a Bellingham Real Estate Agent people often

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Bellinghams 12th Annual Procession Of The Species Saturday May 7

Bellingham's 12th annual Procession of the Species Saturday May 7Saturday, May 7th, Bellingham will be hosting its 13th annual Procession of the Species, a most unusual parade that

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What Are The Mortgage Documents That You Will Be Signing

What are the Mortgage Documents that you will be Signing?The better educated you are about the process of buying a home, the less intimidating the home buying experience will be. That is why it is

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Help Save Blanchard Mountain From Clearcutting

Help Save Blanchard Mountain from clear-cuttingAt the southeast end of Chuckanut Drive, Blanchard State Forest is a widely popular recreation area visited by many thousands of people from

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report March 2016

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report – March 2016To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for March Click HereHere's a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for

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How To Deal With Bidding Wars

How to deal with Bidding WarsIn this low inventory real estate market any home that is priced right goes fast! Multiple offers and bidding wars are common in this environment. It's great for sellers

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Finding The Perfect Home

Finding the Perfect HomeIt seems like finding the perfect home here in Bellingham like many other parts of the country where we are in a high demand but low inventory market, that is not many

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Top 10 Tips To Sell Your Home Without A Realtor

Top 10 Tips To Sell Your Home Without A RealtorWant to Sell Your Home Without A Realtor?With today’s technology and tools, you might be able to sell your home without the help of a Realtor.Selling

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report February 2016

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for February Click HereLet’s take a look at Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for  February 2016 for residential home sales

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Home Renovation Tips Raising Your Homes Value

Value Raising Home Renovation TipsThere are several renovation projects that you do to your home to raise its value, some will be aesthetic and others will benefit the general quality of life of

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Want To Get A Good Deal When Buying A New Home

Want to get a good deal when buying a new home?Everyone looking for a home wants to get a great deal. You're not only buying a new home, but a place to live, a place to create memories, and all the

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report January 2016

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for December Click HereLet’s take a look at Bellingham Real Estate Market Report – January 2016  for residential

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report December 2015

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for December Click HereLet’s take a look at Bellingham Real Estate Market Report  for residential home sales for the month

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Great Time To See Eagles In The Northwest

This is the best time of year to see bald eagles on the rivers around the Northwest. The magnificent Eagles

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You Can Change Zillows Zestimate Heres How

Have you ever looked at the Zillow “zestimate,” for your home andf  thought, "they are way off?" If you live under a rock the "zestimate" is Zillow’s estimated value for a 

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Questions For Your Mortgage Lender

There are a lot people who are looking for a home in Bellingham that have not yet been pre-approved for a mortgage, Lending rules and mortgage loan programs have

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Understanding Credit Scores

A good credit is necessary for receiving the best interest rates on what could be the largest loan you will ever make in your life — a home loan. Do you know how credit scores are really

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report November 2015

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for November Click HereLet’s take a look at Bellingham residential home sales for the month of November 2015. The number of sales is

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2016 May Be The Perfect Time For You To Buy A Home

OK so my crystal ball has broken and I just can't find a good crystal ball repairman (or repairwoman either). But I do  think 2016 may be a great time to buy a home. Let's look at a few things

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Fairhavens Holiday Port Festival And Gingerbread House Contest

The annual Holiday Port Festival takes place this year December 4 -5The Port of Bellingham's big community event is the Holiday Port Festival at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. As usual there will b

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Are Zillow Zestimates Accurate

OK, let's face it. Zillow is probably the most popular real estate website there is. People just love looking at the great pictures, they have that down. They also love those Zestimates or home

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report September 2015

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for September Click HereLet's take a look at Bellingham home sales for September 2015. The number of sales is up 10 compared to

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Charming Columbia Neighborhood Classic Home With Modern Upgrades

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1,632 Sq Ft - $375,000This beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath home on a sunny corner lot in the heart of this charming Columbia neighborhood has been lovingly maintained by owner and.

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Bellinghams Newest Waterfront Trail Open For Walkers

Bellingham's newest trail is now open. The Waterfront Trail starts at the Hotel Bellwether and winds around the old Georgia-Pacific (ASB) Aeration Stabilization Basin Pond. There are great views of

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A Little Bit Of CountryRight In Town

3 Bedroom, 1 bath, 1,315 Sq Ft, on  a private 9,583 Sq Ft Lot  -  $265,000Country feel in the city. Charming 3 bed, 1 bath well-maintained home, on a large sunny private lot on a dead

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report June 2015

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for JuneClick HereHere's a quick a look at Bellingham home sales for June 2015. The number of sales is down by 11 compared to June 2014 and

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Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range

Sales Up In Almost Every Price Range The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report revealed that home sales were up rather dramatically over

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report May 2015

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for May Click HereHere's a quick a look at Bellingham home sales for May 2015. The number of sales is up by 18 compared to May 2014 and up

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Boaters Delight Step Out Your Back Door Into Your Boat

Step out your back door & into your boat.To See a 3D walk through Click Here$575,000  3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bath, 1,778 Sq Ft 2 lots, 2 docks, one awesome house on canal at Sandy Point

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report March 2015

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report – March 2015To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for February 2015 Click HereHere's a quick a look at Bellingham home sales for March

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Why Rent When You Can Own

Why rent when you can own. $140,000 -  2 bedroom, 1 bath, 960 Sq Ft Awesome starter home in a quiet neighborhood. Well maintained home with nice yards in front & back. Back

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report February 2014

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report - February 2015To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for February 2015 Click HereHere's a quick a look at Bellingham home sales for

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Bellingham Real Estate Market Report January 2015

Here's a quick a look at Bellingham home sales for January. The number of sales is down by 9 compared to January 2014 and down by 48 from last month.The sales price is down by 7.5%

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Whatcom County Real Estate Market Report January 2015

Whatcom County Real Estate Market Report - January 2015Residential home sales were down by 12 homes in the county compared to last year and down by 57 from last month. Prices are down 1.1% compared

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Fannie Mae Brings Back The 3 Percent Down Payment Home Loan

Fannie Mae has announcement that it will reintroduce 97% financing for single-family homes in favor of the present 95%. What this means to you is that you can now get a Fannie Mae loan

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FHA To Lower Cost Of Mortgage Insurance

In order to bring more first-time homebuyers into the housing market the Federal Housing Administration also known as FHA, has decided to lower the mortgage insurance premium from an annual rate of.

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Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act Pass Congress

Last year Congress failed to extend the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act.  It was a very favorable tax benefit for short sale sellers that ended in 2013 It was a great law and was instrumental in

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Keep Your Lender Happy While You Are Buying A Home

So you have your dream home under contract. Want to keep things going smoothly. Here are a few tips your lenders would recommend to make sure your credit score doesn't change enough to lose

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A Few Dos And Do Nots While Your Purchasing A Home

So you have your dream home under contract. Want to keep things going smoothly. Here are a few tips your lenders would recommend to make sure your credit score doesn't change enough to lose

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Bellingham Airport Has Some Of The Countrys Cheapest Airfares

If your flying in or out of Bellingham, your in luck.According to a new report released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the

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Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4 Percent

National mortgages rates have been decreasing steadily, for the for the past five weeks, making this a great time to buy a home! The 30 year fixed mortgage rate is  once again

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