Fairhaven Condo For Sale!

Enjoy life is the heart of Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven District at 910 Harris Ave, Unit 307 in Bellingham.  Currently listed for sale for $189,000.  Nearly new living space; heating & cooling bills are low; a small art collection makes a large impact; it’s easier to clean; furniture cost are less; it’s harder to lose the remote & your long lost friend won’t stay more than a few hours instead of days on end. Seriously this is a lovely home for anyone concerned about lifestyle, cost, efficiencies, safety & convenience.

Additional Information

Taxes: $1,351
HOA Dues: $211
Exterior: Brick, Cement/Concrete
Heating/Cooling: Forced Air, Wall
Roof: Flat Roof
Flooring: Bamboo/Cork, Vinyl Floor, Wall to Wall Carpet

For more information on 910 Harris Ave, Unit 307 visit our website to view a full virtual tour, schedule and showing and more!

Bellingham and Whatcom County Real Estate Market Activity

Every week we keep track of how many homes are for sale around Bellingham and Whatcom County and how many of those homes have pending offers on them. Pending is the time frame between when an offer has been mutual accepted between the buyer’s and the seller’s of the home and when the title actually transfers hands. This give the buyer’s time to get the financing, do inspection, review the title reports and more.

As of Saturday, May 16th the pending ratio in Bellingham was 43%. Click the links to view a report of how many homes are for sale in each area and price range and how many of them are pending showing just how active certain sectors of the market are.

Birch Bay has a pending ratio of 26%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 37%

The Lynden pending ratio was 43%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 35%

If you would like to search for Real Estate in Bellingham and Whatcom County that is currently for sale visit www.JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com where you can search for homes for sale in Bellingham and real estate around Whatcom County.

Bellingham Neighborhood Real Estate Search

Searching for real estate in a specific Bellingham Neighborhood?

Johnson Team Real Estate offers an interactive visual real estate search showing all homes currently for sale in each neighborhood. On our search maps  you can click on the real estate sign to view specific listing information, view a virtual tour or schedule a showing. Click our sample map below to visit a specific neighborhood real estate search map.

The City of Bellingham is home to 23 different neighborhoods. All of Bellingham’s Neighborhoods are unique in character and design, click on the different Neighborhood links to learn more about what Bellingham’s Neighborhoods have to offer.

Click a neighborhood name below to see an interactive map of real estate currently available in the neighborhood as well as neighborhood information and links.

Alabama Hill Neighborhood
Birchwood Neighborhood
Bellingham’s Central Business District
Columbia Neighborhood
Cornwall Park Neighborhood
Edgemoor Neighborhood
Fairhaven Historic District
Guide Meridian Neighborhood
Happy Valley Neighborhood
Lettered Streets Neighborhood
Meridian Neighborhood
Mt Baker Neighborhood
Puget Neighborhood
Roosevelt Neighborhood
Samish Neighborhood
Sehome Neighborhood
Silver Beach Neighborhood
South Neighborhood
South Hill Neighborhood
Sunny Land Neighborhood
Whatcom Falls Neighborhood
WWU Neighborhood
York Neighborhood

Tips for keeping your lawn looking great this year!

Lawn CareSpring is almost here. Last weekend kicked off lawn mowing season around our house. While I am one of those weird people that actually enjoy mowing my lawn there are many that do not. There are several tips below that can help your lawn look great and greener over the summer months and yes, one of them is mowing less!

1. Aerate: Aerating your lawn is essentially punching holds in the lawn to loosen up the soil, help with drainage and promote root growth. There are many tools you can use to aerate you lawn and even services available to do it for you.

2. Dethatch: By dethatching your lawn you can eliminate root and stem build up in your lawn. This build up is referred to as thatch, thus the term dethatching. You can dethatch your lawn by using a garden rake or a power dethatcher.

3. Fertilizer: There are many fertilizer options available now many of which are environmentally safe. By balancing your lawn with fertilizer you can green up your lawn and establish strong grass roots.

4. Seed: If you have areas of your lawn that have been damaged by pets or insects seed the area with grass seed to promote new growth and fill in any areas that may have been damaged.

5. Sharpen your mower blade: A dull blade can lead to a dull lawn. Be sure and sharpen you mower blade after the winter to make for a great cut on your lawn.

6. Adjust your Mower Height: For those who are not huge fans of mowing your lawn this is for you. When cutting your lawn you only want to mow about 1/3 of the grass blade. As the weather gets warmer you want to mow less often and raise the height of the mower to assure you are not cutting away to much of the healthy grass.

Search NEW Real Estate Listings in Bellingham and Whatcom County!

The Bellingham and Whatcom County Real Estate markets are active and homes are often selling quickly. The Johnson Team is here to help you stay on top of the newest listing to hit the market with our new listing search. View the cities below to see new listings in each area of Whatcom County. This search will only display listing new on the market within the last 7 days.

New Bellingham Real Estate Listings

Bellingham has a small town feel with big town amenities. Located along Bellingham Bay and nestled in the shadow of Mt. Baker, it is easy to enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer here. The city is home to 23 very unique neighborhoods, all of which have their own amenities to offer their residents.

New Ferndale Real Estate Listings

Ferndale is a thriving community surrounded by fertile farmland and famous for its “Baker to Bay” views. Ferndale real estate varies from great little craftsman style homes in the heart of town, to farms and new developments.

New Lynden Real Estate Listings

A charming Dutch heritage town that celebrates it’s history and takes pride in ownership. Enjoy lush manicured lawns and tidy homes. A great array of housing types are offered in this area.


New Blaine & Birch Bay Real Estate Listings

Nestled along the beaches of Birch Bay and the waters of the Puget Sound you will find Blaine and Birch Bay. It is one of the fastest growing areas in Whatcom County and has much to offer its residents from sandy beaches to gated communities – come see for yourself!

Create an Account to Receive New Listings Via Email!

What to Look for in a Potential Renter for Your Home

Today, many homeowners are landlords. Some rent rather than sell the home they’re leaving. Others rent in-law apartments or rooms for extra income. Still others buy vacation or retirement homes and rent them to cover expenses. Investment in real estate is an investment in your future.

The Bellingham and Whatcom County rental markets are very active with rental units in high demand. With low vacancy rates comes lots of potential tenants to screen for properties.  Knowing what to look for when looking for renters is important. If you become a landlord, you want tenants who pay the rent on time and take good care of your investment.

Here’s some things to consider when considering a potential tenant:

Financial Reliability:

Do a credit check. You want someone without lots of debt, who always pays creditors on time. Also ask for payroll stubs or other proof of regular income. In general, rent shouldn’t be much more than 30% of monthly income.

Criminal Records:

Run a criminal background check. People convicted of violent crimes or drug dealing could still be threats. You might give a second chance to someone with an old conviction for property damage, but get a bigger security deposit.

(Background screenings and credit checks can be covered by a tenant application fee.)

Landlord References:

Ask for past housing information and call former landlords. Learn firsthand if people paid rent on time and were easy to deal with, and how they left the property.

Your Personal Reaction:

Try to meet prospective tenants in person. Ask them direct questions and observe their overall demeanor. People are on their best behavior in an interview, but try to get a sense of their personality and whether you’re comfortable with them. Follow your gut.

Unless you choose to hire a property management company, you as a landlord interact with tenants on everything from rent payment to maintenance. So you want a renter you can work with in a friendly, professional manner – as well as someone who pays on time and takes reasonable care of the property.  (Source: People’s Bank Home Loan Center)

Whether or not being a landlord is part of your next move, please contact us when you’re ready to explore opportunities in the housing market we are here to help you with all your Bellingham and Whatcom County real estate needs.

You can explore Bellingham and Whatcom County investment real estate on our website or call us to discuss today at 1-888-713-3056 today!

Real Estate Inventory is Low! We have buyers looking in your neighborhood.

Alabama Hill Neighborhood Inventory Snapshot

Real Estate inventory is low!   We have buyer’s looking for homes in your neighborhood! Above is a snap shot of Bellingham’s Alambama Hill Neighborhood. As you can see from the visual there are not many homes for sale in the neighborhood.

Do you own a home in the Alabama Hill Neighborhood?

If you have been thinking of selling now might be the time. Visit our website for a FREE no obligation home value report. You may also browse our website to learn more about the home selling process and the benefits of working with the Johnson Team Real Estate.  Call us today toll free at 1-888-713-3056 or email us at Info@JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com to learn more!

Bellingham and Whatcom County Real Estate Pending Ratios

Every week we keep track of how many homes are for sale around Bellingham and Whatcom County and how many of those homes have pending offers on them. Pending is the time frame between when an offer has been mutual accepted between the buyer’s and the seller’s of the home and when the title actually transfers hands. This give the buyer’s time to get the financing, do inspection, review the title reports and more.

As of Saturday, May 2nd the pending ratio in Bellingham was 41%. Click the links to view a report of how many homes are for sale in each area and price range and how many of them are pending showing just how active certain sectors of the market are.

Birch Bay has a pending ratio of 27%

The Ferndale pending ratio was 37%

The Lynden pending ratio was 40%

The Sudden Valley pending ratio was 35%

If you would like to search for Real Estate in Bellingham and Whatcom County that is currently for sale visit www.JohnsonTeamRealEstate.com where you can search for homes for sale in Bellingham and real estate around Whatcom County.

Edgemoor Neighborhood Home For Sale!

Edgemoor Neighborhood Elegance and Privacy!

Incredibly Private Edgemoor  Backyard

Join Rich Johnson today from 1:00-3:oopm  at 281 Briar Rd located in Bellingham’s premier Edgemoor Neighborhood. This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home encompasses an expansive 3,137 square feet and is the ideal setting for gatherings of all kinds. The open floor plan is centered on an incredible kitchen, with plenty of space for cooks and observers of the food preparation ritual. For less causal gatherings, a formal dining room with French doors opening to the patio and extensive gardens is perfect. . If casual elegance is your goal – you just found it!

For additional photos on the home a virtual tour  or to schedule a showing visit our website.

Backyard entertaining and relaxation awaits in Edgemoor!

Interactive Real Estate Map Search

Tired of searching through a list of properties for sale to find homes in the exact area you want to live?

Consider using the Johnson Team Team’s interactive real estate map search.  Our map search function allows you to zoom in the map the to the exact area in which you are looking for property. Once you have found the area you desire you can draw a box around the specific area and hit the search button.    This will bring you up a list of properties within your search area.   Interested in having new listing in that area sent directly to you via email? We have you covered. Click on the “save search” button to save your search and have new listings emailed directly to you as they hit the market.

Click here to search for real estate listings using our interactive map today!