WA State Eviction Moratorium

On Sunday, October 4th, radio show “WHATCOM REPORT” on KGMI NewsTalk 790 interviewed Windermere Property Management to discuss the rental market in Whatcom County.  There is so much going on in the COVID era.  The governor has issued directives on eviction moratoriums and rental increases that need explanation to both renters and property owners. There…

Prevention of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

With the continued media coverage regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state, we have been fielding phone calls from our tenants with questions about how they can stay safe in their homes. Our goal is to provide safe environments for all of our residents and staff. Information continues to change frequently, however…

Tenant Health a Priority with Mold Issues

By Bethany Aldrich, Director of Residential Operations Windermere Property Management, Bellingham, WA Tenant health is extremely important to us.  Many of our staff are renters as well, and frankly, we all live in the northwest and know what it’s like to have mildew sneak into our living environment.  We live in a damp climate.  Washington…

Washington Eviction Law Changes 2019

Changes to the Landlord Tenant Act – RCW 59.18 By Bethany Aldrich, Director of Residential Operations Windermere Property Management, Bellingham, WA Both property owners and tenants need to remain up to date on the legal changes that went into effect in Washington state this past July.  As property managers at Windermere, it’s our job to…

Share the Feast Food Drive!

Share the bounty of the season with those in need by bringing a non-perishable food item to Windermere Property Management at 541 West Bakerview Rd in Bellingham (right across from IHOP).  Come in anytime during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm until November 22, 2019. The food will be distributed…

Homeless Find Hope Through the “Family Promise” Program

During Housing Week, an enthusiastic group of determined volunteers celebrated the work of dedicated leaders for their efforts to assist the homeless.  With the combined purpose of supporting and encouraging housing affordability and livability in Bellingham, The Whatcom Housing Alliance, “Bellingham for Everyone” group has successfully garnered the assistance of a dozen organizations into a…

WWU Off Campus Living

Going off to college is stressful enough but adding to that is the challenge of living on your own for the first time.  Whether you’ve just left home or are moving from a dorm, there are things you need to know before you step out into the world of rentals.  Mistakes can be costly, not…

Profound Effect of Hospice Help on Survivors

On his 90th birthday, my father said, “Never say no to someone in need.”  He was a man who cared about his neighbors, who brought them food, and taught all of us to be aware that not everyone shares the same blessings at the same time.   Thanking those who help is the other side of…

Hospice House and the Importance of Community Service

I don’t know how many years it’s been since I got involved with Whatcom Hospice Foundation, but this year I’m honored to be president of their board, and looking back at all the community organizations I’ve been part of, I find it a good time to think about the good these non-profits have done over…

First Time Renter Checklist

Just left home?  Avoid the expensive mistakes a new, inexperienced renter can make!  Although most property owners are honest and helpful, some aren’t.  Some rental management companies have no interest in you once you’ve signed a lease, while others are there to answer your questions, solve maintenance problems and appreciate your business.  How do you…