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In My Neighborhood in Bellingham : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Susan Templeton answered:
To confirm the ownership of a parcel that is used by adjoining owners you can check the county records of the parcels and check any recorded easements for shared access. If your properties back up to a greenspace you may need a permit to 'dump' on any county or state owned properties. ... more
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Fri Mar 23, 2012
Mike Parcher answered:
Hi Kelly,

Both Pacificview and Barkley are fine neighborhoods. I agree with the assessments you’ve made of both areas. I would add that Barkley (not necessarily good or bad, just an observation) does offer a bit more diversification in terms of neighborhood make up mainly due to multiple plats that were developed at different times. The City desired a “mix” when the area was platted resulting in varying single family and condo areas ranging from modestly designed and valued homes to more higher end homes and pricing. Both are quality desirable areas and I wouldn’t be concerned about crime in either of those neighborhoods. Typically, due to the size of the area, Barkly has more available inventory. I’m taking a new listing up in Barkley this coming week. We haven’t priced it yet, I’m meeting with them Monday to get things rolling. If you’d like some preliminary info. before it hits the market, feel free to drop me an email and I’d be happy to get you the scoop.

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Tue Feb 8, 2011
Greg Paul answered:
Hi Leonard and Joan. Unfortunately, the market has dropped in value since you purchased your home in 2006. A quick, and very general way to approximate your current value is to simply take 15% off of your purchase price. That would put you in the $395k to $399k range. However, a more exact valuation would require a CMA, and a visit to your home and property. You do have many positives with your home and property. The view of the lake and golf course is very good; owning half of the adjacent lot is a plus; and fortunately your square footage is a comfortable size. Your property also receives great sun exposure and you have a wonderful location in Gate-1. All of those items factor into your value. I hope this helps a little. ... more
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