07-15-2011 05:15 AM
Is this a good place to move? Any flooding issues? 12 Basin View Cir, Bellingham, WA 98229
07-16-2011 03:19 PM
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I will contact one of the local agents to see if they are able to answer this question for you.
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07-17-2011 07:18 AM
The area you inquired about is in the Sudden Valley Community......great area! A beautiful and very desirable place to live. 12 Basin View Circle is currently on the market and appears to be a very nice home. It's located up on the North side of Lake Whatcom Blvd, with several parks nearby. The Property Disclosure form for that home would probably have that type of information disclosed if there were known issues with flooding or water damage. We have a home in that area as well and haven't had any problems.
Sudden Valley offers so much ... the 18 hole golf course, marina, beaches, pic-nic areas, comm. center, tennis courts, swimming pools, trails, health club, fishing & boating, and so much more. It's approx. 20-25 minutes to Downtown Bellingham. Most of the homes built in Sudden Valley were oriented around the Golf Course, Lake Whatcom, and Lake Louise.
I believe you can check with Whatcom County Public Works to find out what areas in Whatcom County are prone to flooding. Sudden Valley is truly a beautiful place to live.
07-17-2011 07:57 AM
You can go to the ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) website for Western Washington, click on Whatcom County to see the list of Certified Home Inspectors. They also provide a ton of good information on choosing a Certified home inspector. Have you been out to see the home?
07-24-2011 09:44 PM
I use Zip realty to serch and research properties in several areas. However I was a Realtor in Bellingham for 10 years several years ago. This house looks beautiful. It is located in Sudden Valley which was a farm and developed as a controlled access summer home area for the Canadian market in the 70's. When their economy collapsed the area was opened up for all potential homeowners and over time some restrictions (such as membership, and no cutting of trees) were relaxed.
The area is mostly hilly and borders on a Lake Whatcom that is the water source for the city. The lake is actually at a higher elevation than sea level. The lots are mostly treed and shady except those near the lake and golf course. I do not believet that you would have a flooding problem there at all. The biggest drawback is because of the elevation and shade from both the trees or the hills, snow lasts much longer than other parts of the county. However compared to snowy parts of the USA there are not large amounts of snow.
It is beautiful there with lots of natural surroundings and lots of amenities in the developement and quite close to the city too. From the photos of this property, it seems it has a flower garden. That means you will get much more sun....that is good, GO FOR IT