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Becki Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Bellingham, WA

There IS talk about NW Washington's market begining to come back...lets talk about it?

Asked by Becki Taylor, Bellingham, WA Fri Feb 20, 2009

Time to be upbeat and positive...

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Hahaha. "Time to be upbeat and positive..."

No. Prices are not going up. No. Sales are not going to start happening. No. No one belives thier Realtor anymore when they say it is a "Great Time to Buy!!!" Do not miss out.

"now and the coming months may be the best time in the last several years with prices adjusting downward." This is actually saying since prices are going down you should buy. Unreal.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 25, 2009
Becki, Thanks for the invite to talk about the PNW area! The bottom feeders such as the those who posted mockingly are distasteful, to be sure.

I love homes and just bought our dream home. Now we have to sell ours though we are in no hurry. We get the keys to our new home next week. Yea!

There are still sellers who haven't adjusted their expectations for today's market. Still trying to sell at 2006 prices. But when a property is great and priced well, buyers do come out of the woodwork. I was one and I hope to get some when I sell.

I think everyone needs to be reasonable in expectations and offers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 30, 2009
In Whatcom county alone we have had a reduction in inventory (gone down about 100 homes year over year for the last 2 years) Indeed we have had tremendous adjustment (downward yes) BUT my point is this. ATTITUDE ! Not closing our eyes to the 'reality' of our market. We still remain one of the best housing markets and most desirable places to live in the Nation, and we weekly see homes pending and closing as people continue to invest in Real Estate in the great NW. Why not remain upbeat! Somebody has to!

'Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 25, 2009
There is an uptick in buyers in recent weeks in the Whatcom County area, and open houses are getting more visitors, typically lookers or near future sellers sizing up their competition and price. There will always be buyers, of course, but now and the coming months may be the best time in the last several years with prices adjusting downward, the choices being plentiful, and sellers needing to compete with short sale and forceclosure homes. So, location first, then go for it. And, yes, use a buyer's agent, preferably a nationally accredited Buyers' Rep, ABR---. Reliable Robert Campbell of RE/MAX Bellingham http://www.BellinghamHomeSource.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 24, 2009
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