Rick Moore's Blog Posts

Selling Your Home For Top Dollar

Thinking about selling your home? Then you’re probably asking yourself:1. What can I do to my home to maximize the profit potential?2. Is it worth putting money into small renovations?3. What work

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ITS A HIT Free Real Estate Workshops With Rick Moore Group

We did it! Our first two Free Real Estate Workshops were a huge success! If you missed it, Golden Ticket Home Events has set up series of free workshops to help you explore the process of selling

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Haunted Places In Bellingham

Spooky season is upon us. Netflix is overwhelming our feeds with thrilling horrors and Halloween-themed movies, Pumpkin Events are popping up, and folks are rushing to assemble their costumes in

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Why You Should Live In Bellingham WA

So, you’re thinking of moving. You may be out of state, out of town, or maybe you already live in Bellingham and just want to toot your own horn by reading up on why your city is the best. Either

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7 Pricing Myths You Must Get Over If You Want To Sell Your Home

When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the difference between

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3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent WANTS You To Bother Them

Real estate agents hear this all the time… “I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…” …after it is too late. There are times when

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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Go Straight To The Listing Agent When Buying A House

When you're looking to buy a house, you might think it makes sense to go directly to the agent who's listed the property for sale.Some of the more common reasons people give for doing so:

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Less Than 5 Percent Of Homes In The US Have Negative Equity Making It An Ideal Time To Sell For Most

After the housing crisis of 2008, many homeowners found themselves "upside down" on their properties, with their mortgage balances significantly higher than the value of their home. According to

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3 Things Big Box Real Estate Apps Commonly Get Wrong

Listing sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Craigslist have become the go-to source for many buyers and sellers (particularly people attempting to buy or sell property on their own) to get

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Get The Best Rates Posssible

Why Your Bank May Not Be Giving You the Best Mortgage RateMortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. But some loan experts say many banks aren’t

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How To Buy A House Even If You Have A Less Than Perfect Credit Score

Buying a home is, for many people, an essential part of the American dream. But for people with a checkered financial history - and a less-than-perfect credit score - it can feel like a dream that

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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Buy

If you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast changing, with new laws coming into play,

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6 Mortgage Questions A FirstTime Home Buyer May Be Embarrassed To Ask

Mortgage questions abound when you're a first-time home buyer. Compounding the challenge is the embarrassment over interrupting the conversation with a would-be lender or seller to, "'

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5 Negotiating Tactics That Could Kill Your Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink

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Mortgage Rates On The Rise

Keeping in tune with the last two weeks, mortgage rates have continued their steady climb into the third consecutive week of increases. We can expect to see these rises throughout western Washington

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Why You Need An Agent For New Construction

Are you ready to buy a home and considering going in the route of new builds? With a tight inventory in Whatcom County right now, many home buyers in the area are considering this route. It

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Free Days At Washington State Parks 2018

Washington State Parks has announced the following free days for 2018, when the Discover Pass will not be required to visit a state park.  January 1st — First Day Hikes; New Year’s

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37 Things You Know To Be True Growing Up In Bellingham

Number 31 is classic. Lived here all my life and have many stories to tell. To see click here: http://bit.ly

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What You Need To Know About Mold And Mildew

These fungi can be harmful to your health and damaging to your home.If your home has mold or mildew, or has that damp musty smell, you’ll want to understand the affect it can have on the health of

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BC Home Prices Soar Pushing Buyers South

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Facts And Factors What Affects Home Prices

Posted OnSeptember 10, 2016The Main Factors That Affect the Price of a Home Median home sale prices have risen on a year-over-year basis for 52 consecutive months. In June, they reached yet another

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Come See The MegaZapper

Did you know the SPARK Museum in Bellingham is home to one of the largest Tesla coil ‘lighting machines’ in the country? Get up close and personal 4 million volts of loose electricity

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7 Ways To Cover The Cost Of Emergency Repairs

Posted OnAugust 31, 20167 Ways to Cover the Cost of Emergency Home Repairs If you’re a homeowner and your water heater hasn’t gone out yet, just wait. They bust a seam or spring a leak or

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How Credit Scores Affect Mortgage Rates

Posted OnSeptember 20, 2016How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate Without a high credit score, you won’t qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you’ll end up

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2017 Real Estate Outlook Optimistic

Inman Special Reports just announced that 2017 will be all about being nimble, responding quickly to market changes.   There is solid optimism about the housing market in 2017, with 27

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4 Reasons To Buy Your Dream Home

As the temperature in many areas of the country starts to cool down, you might think that the housing market will do the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 4 reasons you

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