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Lichen

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Relocating to Bellingham: Anyone have a rental available?
« on: April 17, 2019, 10:29:23 AM »
It's a tight housing market, so I figured I'd leave no stone unturned!

It will be myself, my spouse, and our 14 yr old son, plus an elderly dog and cat. Adult college son may crash on the sofa during school breaks occasionally. We are currently selling our home on the dry side of the state, planning to move in sometime this summer before September. Looking for 2-ish bedrooms, under $2k. Bringing our income with us (self employed). We are transferring so I can finish my degree, so this is a great chance to have a steady renter for at least 2 years!

If you have or know of anything, please let me know. Thanks!

v8rx7guy

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Re: Relocating to Bellingham: Anyone have a rental available?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 11:56:52 AM »
My Rental is not available (too bad, because it would be a good fit for your criteria), but I will keep my eyes & ears open for you.  I'm in a private Bellingham landlord Facebook group that I will watch for openings.

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Re: Relocating to Bellingham: Anyone have a rental available?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 12:02:44 PM »
@v8rx7guy Thanks!

FreelanceToFreedom

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Re: Relocating to Bellingham: Anyone have a rental available?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 02:23:58 AM »
Oh God, good luck... The rental market is crazy tight in Bellingham. It's a beautiful place to live, though!

The /r/bellingham subreddit is pretty active, so you might try there. Maybe check the rules to see if it's allowed. And I'd probably post on craigslist too, advertising yourself as a reliable renter.

Nextdoor may also be an option. There are also neighborhood-specific email newsletters you could join - I know Columbia neighborhood has one.

It's a tight market, but there's also a lot of landlords who would prefer to avoid students and such, so you might have an edge.

If you're self employed you could also consider a less-than-central location, which might be a bit easier to find.

In terms of neighborhoods, Columbia, Lettered Streets, Cornwall park, York are well located and highly sought after. These would be my personal preferences but it depends what you're looking for.

Best of luck! Let me know if you have any questions - I lived there for 4 years up until January, and will still be visiting often.
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