Your Bellingham Guide

Meet Your Guide

“I love it when people see they can do more than they thought they could and realize that persistence pays, especially with real estate and home ownership”

Marie Bjornson – Your Bellingham Guide

A longtime Bellingham resident, Marie is a Mortgage Lender and CPA, and one of Bellingham’s biggest fans! Marie has been providing home loans for the people of Washington State since 2002.

Marie grew up in Bellingham, knows the ins and outs of each neighborhood, and she knows how to help her clients finance their home purchase in a way that takes their long-term financial well-being into account.

Need a real estate agent? Marie also knows the best Real Estate Agents in Bellingham and throughout Washington! Contact her for an introduction to a real estate agent who is an expert in the neighborhood and type of home you’re looking for.



There are not enough stars to rate the job that Marie does! I have had the privilege of working with Marie on many occasions, and to a person have had and heard nothing but amazing things about the experience. Marie lives and breathes the client experience. With each family, she is taking the time to explain the process, in a manner that most lenders simply do not do. As an advocate, she champions the families she works with, to make sure they can get into the home of their dreams. Truly, her clients are her #1 priority. Choose Marie for next loan, or refinance if you are looking for someone who will care about you and you family as much as you do. It is an honor to work alongside Marie.- Seth Carson
I want to let you know that I was very impressed with your thoughtfulness and your ability to offer different options based on our goals. I have been getting home loans for 43 years and I’ve never been presented with the information like you presented yesterday. You know you are my #1 pick but this was really amazing. Thanks so much for persisting when I thought it was just option 1, 2 or 3. Option four was perfect.- Colleen MacGilchrist
Marie is the best! Marie and her excellent team helped us with buying our first home. She is very professional, detail-oriented, organized, knowledgeable, and resourceful. Our mortgage application paperwork went very smooth, and felt effortless. Thanks to Marie and her team we were able to close on the house two weeks before the planes closing date. On the top of everything, she accommodated our busy schedule. I our kids loved going to her office even after we closed on the house. I think it was because of the friendly environment that my kids felt there. She was very transparent with us on our Interstate, down payment, and mortgage options. She provided us with valuable advice on how to maintain a healthy credit score. Her after sale service is still valuable to us.- Moh’d El-Sharo
We just arrived in Bellingham this fall and feel so lucky to have found Marie. She was so supportive and so savvy about finding the right mortgage for us. She even helped us secure a HELOC immediately after closing although it although it was not through her agency. We highly recommend her. Best ever, here or compared to anyone we experienced in Minneapolis, St. Paul. - Tracey Pyscher
There are not enough good things I can say about Marie and her team! They are beyond knowledgeable, they keep you well informed they think out of the box to ensure you are getting everything you need, but most importantly they truly care about your success! We enjoyed working with Marie and her team and will return to Marie in heart beat for any Mortgage/Refi needs we ever need again! Thank you Marie! - Ryan T.

About Marie

A Lifelong Resident

A lifelong resident of Whatcom County, Marie moved to the Alabama Hill area in 2008 and hasn’t looked back. She has lived in many of Bellingham’s neighborhoods, including Fairhaven, Alabama, Columbia, and Birchwood (where she grew up).

Marie’s Faves

She loves finding new up-and-coming breweries and local restaurants, and she loves talking about best places for great eats and desserts around town. Marie also lives right on our lovely trail system, and has been an avid supporter of trails and parks throughout the community.

Ready to Find Your Home Sweet Home?

In addition to providing home loans, Marie is a CPA, and due to her longevity in Bellingham, she’s had the opportunity to interview and meet some of the most skilled and friendly real estate agents in the area (and around the West Coast!) .

If you’d like Marie to introduce you to an awesome real estate agent to help you buy or sell a house, she’s happy to help!