Community August Real Local Feature Sand By Me – Seabrook, WA CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS AND FOR MORE INFORMATION 5 Bed | 4.25 Bath | Sleeps 12 Welcome to Sand By Me at Seabrook – a brand new, beautifully furnished, 5 bedroom home perfectly located in Seabrook’s South Farm District. Just steps from the new Barn Hill Park, featuring the […]
Community July Real Local Feature Stay Between the Pines – North Bend, WA CLICK HERE TO ORDER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION Welcome to the Riverbend Retreat! This dog-friendly, cozy A-Frame cabin is nestled in the foothills of the Cascades right on the river, just 30 minutes to Seattle and 25 minutes to Snoqualmie Pass. The cabin features an open floorplan, […]
Community Exploring Bellingham: Volunteer Opportunities Bellingham offers a diverse range of volunteer opportunities. From assisting at local food banks and shelters to participating in environmental conservation efforts, there are numerous ways for individuals to contribute and make a positive impact. Parks Volunteer Program Help make the parks better for everyone. This program will help you learn new skills, meet new […]
Community June Real Local Feature Welcome to a new series where each month I will feature a friend or client’s local business or service AND a friend’s Vacation Rental! These will be mostly “stay-cation” locations, but sometimes we might venture outside of a LOCAL location and feature a LOCAL person’s vacation rental somewhere else! If you have a business, service […]
Community Exploring Bellingham – Parks Guide Bellingham features a collection of parks that truly embody the essence of the Pacific Northwest. These parks serve as havens for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.  They offer a variety of spaces for family, friends, and neighbors to come together and share experiences and time together. There are full sport courts, miles of hiking […]
Community 2023 Windermere Community Service Day Every year – every Windermere office closes for a Friday and descends on an organization in their local community to make a big impact. Windermere North has about 50 brokers and I’m always SHOCKED at how much 50 hardworking people can accomplish in 3 hours! This year, we had the pleasure of helping The Snohomish […]
Community Exploring Bellingham – Activities & Events Summertime in Bellingham is an absolute delight, filled with a vibrant array of events that bring the community together in the most joyful and festive ways. From the moment the sun graces the city, Bellingham becomes a hub of excitement, and residents and visitors alike can’t help but be swept up in the contagious enthusiasm […]
Community Bellingham Farmers Market One of my favorite markets is back for the season! Established in 1992, the  Bellingham Farmers Saturday Market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce and hand-crafted products. It fosters a sense of community and acts as a gathering place for friends and family. The 100 stall market is a favorite among […]
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Community New Park Along Bellingham Waterfront Plans that began in 2014 are finally moving quickly for this new Bellingham park. Salish Landing is the name chosen for the 17 acres at the south end of Cornwall Ave along Bellingham Bay toward Boulevard Park.  Permit application for cleanup and work is now pending as the city focuses on cleaning up the decades of […]
Community Why We Love Living In Whatcom County I recently asked some of my clients why they love living in Whatcom County.  There are some strong similar storylines no matter whom you ask!  Here are a few of the answers… The Lifetime Resident Q. What makes Whatcom County a great place to work and live? A. “Even though our city keeps growing, it […]
Community Home Fresh 2022 Update 6 years ago I made a commitment to serve my community with a donation of 1,000 pounds of fresh produce for every purchase or sale. This year, you helped me donate 31,000 lbs.  This means that over the past 6 years you have helped donate over 202,000 lbs! Every time you send a friend or family my name […]
Community Fall Activates & Pumpkin Patches Autumn is finally in the air which means time for cider sipping, pumpkin patches, hay rides and corn mazes! Don your favorite fall attire and get ready for a season of fun and all the pumpkins you can carry at these local farms! Check out my favorite part of each one below: WHATCOM COUNTY STONEY […]
Community Summer Food Drive Update Thank you to everyone who donated to our summer food drive! We collected 924 pounds of food and $2,700. Collectively, we’re helping our neighbors in need with over 2,000 meals. The Volunteers of America Western Washington shared with us how grateful they are for this, as the need is high due to the rising costs […]
Community Tamales & Mexican Brewery Coming to Sunnyland A Seattle-based company known for its handmade tamales is coming to Bellingham in the of Fall 2022! Frelard Tamales & El Suenito Brewing Company will be located at 1926 Humboldt St. The new brewery will have a variety of beers, including Mexican-style lagers, and will have indoor/outdoor seating. It will be attached to Frelard Tamales […]
Community Summer Fun in Whatcom County! Whatcom County is the best place to be for summer fun!  Each community has its own taste of summer, whether it be weekly farmers markets, outdoor movies, concerts in the park, car shows and so much more! Here are some of the annual events festivals and parades that you may want to check out! July […]
Community Summer Food Drive! Every year since 1984, Windermere has designated one day to help make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live. 2022 is the 7th year that my office has spent this day working to put fresh produce on the tables of local families who need a little help. On June 10th, my […]
Community Hovander Park Opening! Hovander Park is one of my favorite places in Whatcom County! I love running along the Nooksack River trails and taking in the beautiful views of Mt. Baker. Unfortunately, it was closed to the public after suffering major damage during the 2021 flood. Good news is that the Nooksack River trial, the boat launch parking […]
Community Skagit Valley Tulip Festival IS BACK! One of my favorite things to do in spring is to visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!  Words truly cannot express the vibrant beauty of the colors spread across millions of flowers!  The pandemic limited the festival’s activities, but this year many activities that were on hiatus for the past few years are ON AGAIN, […]
Buying a Home Spring Market in Bloom – Keeping Perspective is Paramount As we round out the first quarter of 2022 and head into the notorious Spring Market there are a handful of factors that should be considered whether you are a buyer or a seller. Paying attention to the anticipated increase in housing supply, monitoring buyer demand, and assessing the effects of rising interest rates on […]
Community New Park in Barkley If you have seen some earth moving near the Barkley Theater, it is because there is a new park beginning construction there this Spring!  The Talbot Group/Barkley Co. is breaking ground on a unique nature park. Contrary to common playgrounds, this park will offer giant boulders, large logs for climbing, ropes for swinging and sand […]