Partners

American Home Shield

Phone:
866-857-6853

A major home warranty company.  I am not personally familiar with them.  Email not posted on site.


America's Preferred, Home Warrenty, Inc.

Phone:
800-648-5006
Contact:
Chris Mattix
Email:
cmattix@aphw.com

A comprehensive home warranty company.  One of their policies is that they let clients pick their own repair companies rather than requiring they go through a Warranty recommended company.  Rec. by the Ben Kenney Team at KW.


Bellingham City Hall

Phone:
360-778-8000
Email:
www.info@cob.org

City government for Bellingham Wa.  Address is 210 Lottie St., Bellingham Wa 98225.  For information on permits, check their website or call 360-778-8300.


Ben Affolter

Phone:
360-510-3371
Contact:
Ben Affolter
Email:
www.benaffolter@kw.com

Ben does work on homes.  He is licensed and also does projects such as home winterizing.  The cost is about $150.  That includes draining and blowing the water out of lines, draining the hot water tank, putting anti-freeze in toilet tanks, etc.  Ben is licensed as a real estate broker with kw, so he can access listed homes on his own. 


BNB Home Inspection

Phone:
360-724-8180
Contact:
Brad Barbour
Email:
bradinspect@gmail.com

A new, full service home inspection company.  The owner was formerly with Brickkicker N.W.  Guarantees 24 hour turnaround on report after inspection is completed.


Bode's Electric & Plumbing

Phone:
360-733-2213

I have used Bode's Electric for electrical work on both my home and my rental over the years and have always been satisfied with their work.  A very good electrician they employ is Joe.


Caliber Mortgage

Phone:
360-398-5835
Contact:
Dustin Brimley/Brian Crovo
Email:
Dustin.Brimley@caliberhomeloans.com

Caliber Mortgage is an established firm that is highly regarded.  It has an office in the Barkley square area.  Ask for Dustin or Brian.  There is also an office in Birch Bay if that is more convenient.  Jim Ross runs that branch office, and he does a professional job also.  This endorsement is specific to the teams named.  There are other teams, and I choose not to endorse them.


Chicago Title

Website:
Phone:
360-220-5522
Contact:
Jason York
Email:
jason.york@ctt.com

Chicago Title is one of the leading Title Companies in our area.  It is also a major national player, with a good reputation.  You will find Jason both professional, and easy to work with.


First American Home Warranty

Phone:
866-510-0071

A major home warranty company.  I am not familiar with them directly.  Email not posted on site.


Fralick Construction

Phone:
360-739-4188
Contact:
Jim Fralick

A local contractor that does quality, fairly priced home and other building repairs.


Gary's Plumbing and Electric

Phone:
360-734-9700
Contact:
Gary Gibb
Email:
info@garys-plumbing.com

Well regarded established local plumbing and electric company.  Services county wide.  


Hemlock Environmental Services

Website:
Phone:
360-599-2506
Contact:
John Hayes

A company that specializes in tasks such as septic site preparation, septic work, land clearing, and related tasks.


HomeBridge Mortgage Services

Website:
Phone:
360-303-5898
Contact:
Terri L. Gunderson
Email:
tgunderson@homebridge.com

Agent representing local branch of national company.  Does Conventional, FHA, VA, and Farm loans.  This firm will: a.  Work with Canadians on loans.  b.  Will do loans 1 year after bankruptcy. c.  Can do 24 hr. preapproval.  d.  Can do 1977+ manu. loans.  e.  Has a contact that will do single wides (higher rates.   


King of the House

Phone:
360-676-6908
Contact:
Steve Smith
Email:
www.kingofthehouse.com

There are several reputable inspection companies that service the area.  King of the House is one of them.


Knight Inspections

Phone:
360-391-1399
Contact:
Pat Knight
Email:
www.knightinspections.com

This company does homes inspections.  It also winterizes homes.  The charge is about $150.00


Locksmith Skagit LLC

Website:
Phone:
360-202-4373
Contact:
Dan Carroll
Email:
locksmithskagit@gmail.com

Owner is Dan Carroll.  A competitive, well priced and cooperative locksmith company.  Address is 3620 Tundra Ct., Mt. Vernon. 


Miguel Valdez Floor Cover/Carpets

Phone:
360-366-4768
Contact:
Miguel Valdez

Miguel Valdez Floor Cover/Carpets is a locally owned business that has been in operation for several decades.  I have used them several times both personally and professionally, and have been impressed with the quality, speed and reasonable cost of their work.  Need to replace that carpet in order to sell your home, or just got your dream home, but need new carpets or flooring?  Consider Miguel's. 


Movement Mortgage

Website:
Phone:
360-558-3121
Contact:
Bob Hoerner
Email:
bob.hoerner@movement.com

A local mortgage company that is easy to work with.  As for Bob, his cell# is 425-949-2279  if you can't reach him at his office.  Address is 2211 Rimland Dr., #124, Bellingham.


Oak Creek Homes

Phone:
360-354-8577
Contact:
Ms. Kris Creed
Email:
www.oakcreek@prestigehousing.com

A local company that sells manufactured homes.  Also a good resource to get information about manufactured housing.  Located at 7324 Guide Meridian Rd., Lynden Wa 98264.


ORLO360

Website:
Phone:
360-389-2012
Contact:
Justin
Email:
info@ORLO360.c0m

A good, locally owned signage and printing company located in Ferndale.  Fast and competitively priced.  Just tell Justin his old Horticulture teacher, Mr. Smith, referred you to him.


Pillar to Post Home Inspectors

Phone:
360-392-8731
Contact:
Jefferson Livingston
Email:
nwwa@pillartopost.com

A full service home inspection company.  Locally based franchise serving Whatcom and Skagit Counties.  Cell phone is 360-279-2922.  Or try 425-218-0029.  Alternative, try Pete Holeman at 360-392-8731.  Well regarded. 


S.A.V.I. Bank

Phone:
360-685-0080
Contact:
Ms. Seana Olben

A mortgage bank that is good to use if you are Canadian, and wanting to get a mortgage in the U.S.


Sullivan Plumbing

Phone:
360-384-4022
Contact:
Don Dawson
Email:
dawson@sullivan.comcastbiz.net

Well recommended local plumbing company.  Has Bellingham (360-734-6440), Ferndale (360-312-7966) and Lynden (360-383-9799) branches. 


Swan's Carpet Cleaning

Phone:
360-676-0655

Planning to sell your home and need to get your carpets looking their best?  Consider Swan's.  I have used them often, both in my home and for my rental, and have always been happy.  They have fair prices and do a great job.


The Brick Kicker of NW Washington (lead paint)

Phone:
360-421-1660

This company is a resource for lead paint inspection.


Umpqua Bank

Phone:
360-937-0965
Contact:
Nicole Walker. Ally Ubben
Email:
nicolewalker@umpquabank.com

Highly regarded bank.  Conventional, VA, FHA, Farm loans.  Can do reservation loans.  Can do construction rehab. loans.  Can do single and double manufactured from 1976 on.  Ms. Walkers cell is 360-672-5301.  Ms. Ubben's phone is 360-937-0982.


Vacation Rentals By Owner

Email:
www.vrbo.com

Vacation Rentals By Owner is a site for those wanting to rent a home, landlords wanting to rent out their homes, property managers, etc.  You can rent a home out for 3-4 days or longer.  A national company, not just Washington or Birch Bay.


Vacationville Birch Bay (condo vacation rentals)

Phone:
360-371-5611
Email:
www.vacationville.com

A company that specializes in the Birch Bay area, provides a list of available condos for rental; for a night, weekend or longer.  Includes price, dates available and provided amenities.  Address is 7530 Birch Bay Drive.  Includes Jacob Landing, Cabana Club and Semiahmoo properties.


Washington Federal Bank

Phone:
360-733-3050
Contact:
Ms. Abby Richardson

A reputable bank for getting pre-approval.  This mortgage institution is willing to work with Canadians on setting up a home mortgage loan.


Washington Federal Loans

Phone:
360-756-2584
Contact:
Josh Guthrie
Email:
joshua.guthrie@wafd.com

Washington Federal is a good company to contact if you are interested in taking out a loan on vacant land.  Josh is a good contact.  Washington Federal is also a good company to deal with if you are Canadian, and want to take out a mortgage in the U.S.  Many Mortgage companies won't deal with foreigners, Washington Federal will.  There is a Ferndale branch that works well for Canadians.  Contact Ash Palta at 360-756-2518, or e-mail her at ash.palta@wafd.com


Whatcom Educational Credit Union

Phone:
360-676-1168
Email:
www.wecu.com

A local credit union that is a good option for those qualified to be , or who are currently a member.  Very competitive rates and easy to work with.  Bellingham, Ferndale and Lynden branches.  


Whatcom Land Title

Phone:
360-676-8484

Located in Bellingham, Whatcom Land Title is a well established firm with a good reputation.  I have worked with them and have been impressed with their knowledge, speed and professionalism.


Win Home Inspections

Phone:
360-398-8710
Contact:
Brian Fish
Email:
bfish@wini.com

There are several reputable inspection companies that service the local area.  Win's is one of them.