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Top 10 Picks for the Best Bellingham Burger Tour

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Check out this great list of the best burger joints around Bellingham! YUM! http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2014/09/16/top-10-picks-best-bellingham-burger-tour/

Home Prices: Where Are They Headed Over The Next 5 Years?

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Admit it, you are curious what the next few years holds for housing prices. It'll be a great year to sell your home! Also, with rates still low (but expected to increase) it'll still be a great time to purchase a home. http://ht.ly/WbBu0

Your Home Didn't Sell, Now What? FSBO, List Again or OTM? A Seller's Dilemma

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The year is coming to a close and you weren't successful in selling your home this year. Now what? Check out this article on the options ahead of you. Also, It doesn't hurt to get a second opinion from a different REALTOR than you used before. Make sure you are doing the right things, the price is right.. etc. For most people they aren't happy with the exposure their current agent is getting their home. Let me show you how my social media campaign can get your home sold. I'm #1 in social media in Washington. http://ht.ly/W8Ywq

Selling Your House? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

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Admit it, you've thought about selling your home yourself. Everyone has! If you haven't used a REALTOR recently, you probably forget why you should use an experienced agent. Check out my article about the top 5 reasons to not sell your home yourself. ht.ly/VUApy If you want to sell in 2016, now is the time to get your questions answered and get your home ready for sale.

4 Reasons 2016 Is The Year To Buy A Home

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You've been reading the articles and talking to friends and family. You thought last year was the year to buy a home but never really made the decision. 2016 is going to be your year! Here are the reasons why! 4 Reasons 2016 is the Year To Buy A Home

Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes?

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You've been looking at homes for awhile now. Interest rates have kept their historically low value for more than a year. What's the rush to buy a home? Well rates will go up, and early to mid 2016 might be your last chance to get in on the best interest rates you may ever see. Take a look at this graphic to better understand how much home you can afford.






http://www.simplifyingthemarket.com/2015/12/04/do-you-know-the-difference-your-interest-rate-makes-infographic/?a=231791-0b7756d6164c4cb25cd772e41d399a7a

2015 Winter Home Selling Guide Is Now Available!

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Whether you are selling your home this Winter or waiting for Spring, this guide will get you started. Check it out and let me know if you have any questions! http://issuu.com/jackottorealtor/docs/sellingyourhousewinter2015

2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a Renter

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You've heard it before, now is the time to buy a home. Here is another great read on the subject. http://ht.ly/Vikpt

Newest Homes To The Market This Weekend!

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It's been a cold and sunny weekend around Whatcom County. Have you had a chance to check out the newest homes on the market? Did you know you can set up email alerts to let you know when homes hit the market that match what you are looking for?


http://ht.ly/VeV0O

Cyber Monday Deal! Free Home Selling Guide And Market Analysis.

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It's almost 2016 and you want to sell your home this coming year. Wouldn't it be nice to get all the info you need with plenty of time before spring? Get a home value plus free home selling guide to help guide you through the process. From 3D tours to a world class social media strategy. Let's discuss how to get the most money for your home in the least amount of time.

10 ways house hunting and dating are the same thing

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Yea, finding that home is a lot like dating... Here is a fun article talking about it.
huff.to/1xLj3Rj

Check out the homes with recently reduced asking prices!

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Lots of great homes around town with reduced asking prices! ht.ly/VeSHg

Slaying Myths About Buying A Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Check out some typical myths that are out there about home buying. Do you need perfect credit? Do you always need 20% down? Your answers lie here.... http://ht.ly/UILIC

Why It Pays To Sell Your Home in Winter

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You've always heard the Spring and Summer are the best time to list your home. Well yes that is the when the housing market has the most homes being sold. But did you know you can get more for your home in Winter? It pays to have it on the market, I promise!

http://time.com/money/4083196/winter-home-sale-tips/


#1 Reason to List Your House Today

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4 Reasons to Buy BEFORE Winter Hits

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4 Reasons to Buy BEFORE Winter Hits http://ht.ly/TlT3S

Be Like Gene Hackman, Buy Fawn Island in Deer Harbor, WA.

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Check out my newest listing and this great article about Fawn Island! Check out Fawnisland.net for more information. http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2015/10/fawn-island-gene-hackman-san-juans-orcas.php

Why October is the best month to buy a home

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So you are looking for a home in October and you think you've missed your window. Well the fall can be one of the best times to buy AND sell your home. Check out this great read on buying a home in October!

"Why October is the best month to buy a home"  http://snip.ly/gRx3


Newbie Home Buyers Series, Part 5: How to Shop for Your First Home

Newbie Home Buyers Series, Part 4: The Importance of Prequalifying and Being Preapproved for a Loan

Newbie Home Buyers Series, Part 3: Choosing the Right Realtor

Newbie Home Buyers Series, Part 2: Drawing Up Your Dream House

Newbie Home Buyers Series, Part 1: Discovering Your Ideal Neighborhood

Top 8 Misconceptions About Buying a Home

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9 Common Real Estate Myths That Plague Buyers and Sellers.

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Are you guilty of any of these? http://ow.ly/QGj4Y #realestate #tips

6+ Popular Places to Watch a Beautiful Whatcom County Sunset

6+ Popular Places to Watch a Beautiful Whatcom County Sunset http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2015/07/24/where-to-watch-sunset-bellingham/

Are You Afraid of These Real Estate Terms?

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Home Fence Options and Costs

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Most Common Home Contingencies [Infographic]

Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today

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It's July tomorrow, if you are on the fence about selling your home let's talk. This may be the best time to get maximum dollar for your home. Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today @KCMCrew http://htl.li/P09Uu

4 Reasons to Buy a home NOW!

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Check out these great 4 Reasons to Buy a home NOW!  via @KCMCrew http://htl.li/P088F Did you know you can get a free scenic flight for referring friends and family?

6 Tips to Get Ready to Buy a House (…someday) [Infographic]

Moving with Kids

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We Have Buyers who can't find a home. Is it time to sell your home?

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As you may of hear the market is full of qualified buyers. The problem is that there just aren't enough homes. If you have been thinking of selling, why not get a complimentary home analysis?

http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/sell.php?town=city%3ABellingham&ppc=facebook      

To thank you for your business, we will take you on a free scenic flight to show our appreciation. Not selling but know someone who is? This offer is good for referrals as well!!





Quiet 2 bed 1 bath home on Eliza Island. 5 Minute walk from the dock or runway!

Quiet island paradise on Eliza Island. Escape to your own hideaway and enjoy the island life. ow.ly/NBXqZ#eliza#realestate

Wanna Save Over $200K? Buy a Home Right Now!

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How Proximity Affects Home Value [Infographic]

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Rare Justice Island property for sale in Echo Bay, Sucia.

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Looking for a unique and rare island property to call your own? Check out Justice Island in beautiful Sucia Island Archipelago.

http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/property/21-792518-378-Shore-Dr-Eastsound-WA-98245




10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership

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Are you thinking of buying a home this year? Not sure where to start? Well take a look at this great checklist then give me a call!

http://ow.ly/MpjuN

6 Often-Overlooked Costs of Home Ownership

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Knowing all the costs of owning a home is very important. Don't be blind sided by some of these overlooked costs.

http://ow.ly/MmywB

Check out open houses and #homes with reduced prices this week!

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It's a great weekend to check out open houses! Also, here is a list of the homes that have been reduced in price. Is your home on this list?

http://ow.ly/MmxwF

Sweet and comfortable central Bellingham home.

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Totally sweet and comfortable 3 bedrooms & 3 full bath home located in central bellingham. The newer deck off the kitchen overlooks a beautiful greenbelt. The low maintenance yard, that's fenced for fido, has lots of privacy. No lawn mower necessary! The (2) skylights bring in plenty of light. A gas fireplace brings in warmth on those cold days. All the bedrooms have a walk in closets. There's a trail just down the street for taking a walk in nature. This location is just ideal & great find!
Listing Agent:Renay Daniels at eXp Realty- 8884212531


http://ow.ly/Mi1Ov

Open House Sunday! Elegant South Hill home in Bellingham

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Stunning & elegant sums up this fairhaven view home. From the english gardens, to the intricate rock walls, the courtyard patio with fountain, outdoor fireplace & organic wine cellar, you'll feel you're in someplace magical and special. This home has (2) newer furnaces, newer roof, is earthquake proofed with safety straps, has a total of 7 bedrooms, which includes a 2 bedroom bay view european styled apartment that rents for $1400/mo. Freshly painted and meticulously maintained south hill home.
Listing Agent:Renay Daniels at eXp Realty- 8884212531

http://ow.ly/MhOfA

6 (More) Bellingham Breakfast Joints Worth Getting Up Early For

What are your favorite places to eat in Bellingham? Check out these 6 from whatcomtalk.com!

http://www.whatcomtalk.com/2015/04/24/bellingham-breakfast-restaurant-2/

Visit Bellingham for Outdoor Fun, Awesome Food, and Colorful Arts and Culture

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Visit Bellingham for Outdoor Fun, Awesome Food, and Colorful Arts and Culture abt.cm/19Rl4i7

What a great day to fly! Here are some shots from my flight around the area.

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Went own to Skagit and came back to Bellingham to do an aerial shoot. What a great day to fly! Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday!




Happy Monday Bellingam! How is your day going so far?

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It's Monday, and I'm sure most of you are not enjoying this drizzle. But I hope you have a warm cup of coffee and enjoyed your weekend.

How is your home search coming along?
If are selling your home, have you even STARTED the process?
Did you know talking to an experience REALTOR is free?

Let's get the ball rolling on your next home! You'll be surprised how painless it can be. ( I promise!)

Don't want to talk yet? No worries, Here are some links to help you in the mean time.

Your Real Estate Jedi,
Jack Otto



Home Values:
http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/sell.php?town=area%3ABellingham&ppc=google

Newest Listings:
http://ow.ly/Mbhpe


5 Surprising Things That Affect the Value of Your Home

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Getting ready to sell your home? Check out this great article on some surprises that affect the value of your home.

"5 Surprising Things That Affect the Value of Your Home" ow.ly/M91wQ

Check out these great open houses around the county!

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Out and about this weekend? Check out these great open houses around the county!

http://ow.ly/M6UQ1

Can't find what you are looking for? Get free emails of the newest listings right to your inbox.

Jack Otto
eXp Realty
206-388-6102


Completely renovated edgemoor bay view home

Completely renovated edgemoor bay view home. It's where traditional & contemporary merge with function and style. No expense spared! Ex: copper gutters & downspouts, cement tiled roof, rinnai ht water, heated flooring, (4) majestic fireplaces, chef's kitchen, luxurious master suite, luscious landscaping with low maintenance grounds, plus a heated storage off garage. Designed to be a five bedroom home. The views are spectacular! Who has this? You will when you make this your new home in edgemoor!

http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/property/21-776890-610-Bayside-Rd-Bellingham-WA-98225
Listing Agent:Renay Daniels at eXp Realty- 8884212531

Stunning & elegant sums up this fairhaven view home on South Hill, Bellingham, WA.

8225 - Stunning & elegant sums up this fairhaven view home. From the english gardens, to the intricate rock walls, the courtyard patio with fountain, outdoor fireplace & organic wine cellar, you'll feel you're in someplace magical and special. This home has (2) newer furnaces, newer roof, is earthquake proofed with safety straps, has a total of 7 bedrooms, which includes a 2 bedroom bay view european styled apartment that rents for $1400/mo. Freshly painted and meticulously maintained south hill home. http://ow.ly/LZcJp

Listing Agent:Renay Daniels at eXp Realty- 8884212531

Recently Renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Blaine, Washington.

http://jackotto.wa.exprealty.com/property/21-773255-9712-Allan-St-Blaine-WA-98230

Everything is practically new! This 4 bedroom 3 full bath house was recently renovated. Beautifully appointed bathrooms, flooring, kitchen, and deck. This home is move-in ready. The lower half can accommodate a separate living space. Exceptional large lot with a buffer of green space in the back. Close to shopping, trails, the beach and border. This one is sure to please!
Listing Agent:Renay Daniels at eXp Realty- 8884212531

5 Surprising Things That Affect the Value of Your Home

Check out the newest listings this week in Bellingham.

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There are a lot of great homes on the market this week. Is your next home one of them?
ow.ly/LY8Yo#realestate#HomeBuying