American Home Shield
A major home warranty company. I am not personally familiar with them. Email not posted on site.
America's Preferred, Home Warrenty, Inc.
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.
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 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
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
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 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 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
A major home warranty company. I am not familiar with them directly. Email not posted on site.
- Jim Fralick
A local contractor that does quality, fairly priced home and other building repairs.
Gary's Plumbing and Electric
Well regarded established local plumbing and electric company. Services county wide.
Hemlock Environmental Services
A company that specializes in tasks such as septic site preparation, septic work, land clearing, and related tasks.
HomeBridge Mortgage Services
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
There are several reputable inspection companies that service the area. King of the House is one of them.
This company does homes inspections. It also winterizes homes. The charge is about $150.00
Locksmith Skagit LLC
Owner is Dan Carroll. A competitive, well priced and cooperative locksmith company. Address is 3620 Tundra Ct., Mt. Vernon.
Miguel Valdez Floor Cover/Carpets
- 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.
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
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.
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
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.
- 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.
Well recommended local plumbing company. Has Bellingham (360-734-6440), Ferndale (360-312-7966) and Lynden (360-383-9799) branches.
Swan's Carpet Cleaning
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)
This company is a resource for lead paint inspection.
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
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)
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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
There are several reputable inspection companies that service the local area. Win's is one of them.