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To learn more about the local real estate market activity, pricing and sales for Bellingham and all of Whatcom County view our monthly real estate reports here. For an archived list of all reports view the link at the bottom of the page. 

August 12th, 2018

August 10th Pending Ratios for Whatcom County

If you have been following the local real estate market you know it's active and inventory is low. If you are thinking of selling now is the time! The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your …

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August 2nd, 2018

Beginning of August Mortgage Rates

Beginning of August Mortgage Rates

Thinking of buying, selling or refinancing? People’s Bank Home Loan Center passed along today’s rates to us. Below is a chart showing the rates as of Thursday, August 2nd.   Thank you Sidney Stonecypher at People’s Bank Home Loan Center for the rates. If you have mortgage questions you can reach her …

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July 26th, 2018

Crystal Ball Real Estate take on the Whatcom County Market

Crystal Ball Real Estate take on the Whatcom County Market

Curious what's happening in the local real estate market and where we are headed? Here is my “Crystal Ball Real Estate take on the Whatcom County Market”.  If you look at the figures in the graph above, you’ll see demand for homes continuing to outstrip supply which, in the long run, leads to rising home prices.  …

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July 1st, 2018

Happy July!

Happy Monday! If you have been following the local real estate market you know it's active and inventory is low. If you are thinking of selling now is the time! The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs …

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June 29th, 2018

End of June Rates!

End of June Rates!

Thinking of buying, selling or refinancing? People’s Bank Home Loan Center passed along today’s rates to us. Below is a chart showing the rates as of yesterday, June 28th. Thank you Sidney Stonecypher at People’s Bank Home Loan Center for the rates. If you have mortgage questions you can reach her at 360-650-5365! …

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April 11th, 2018

Are We Feeling the Shockwaves of Seattle’s Market?

Are We Feeling the Shockwaves of Seattle’s Market?

The headline on the front page of The Seattle Times this morning is “Home Prices Jump in South Seattle”.  The article goes on to say the City’s median house price is now nearly $820,000. We feel the shock waves of the Seattle market here in Whatcom County as more Seattleites search up & down the I-5 corridor …

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February 6th, 2018

Whether You Rent or Buy, Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage!

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize, however, that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source …

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February 2nd, 2018

New Pending Ratios!

The number of real estate signs you see in yards can be deceiving as to the number of homes actually for sale WITHOUT offers on them. If you are seeing new signs around your neighborhood and curious if any of those homes already have offers on them, we have your answers! Every week we keep track of how many homes are …

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January 27th, 2018

If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!!

Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! How did we finish 2017? New-home sales were at their highest level in a decade. Sales of previously owned homes were at …

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January 23rd, 2018

Where Did Americans Move in 2017?

Some Highlights: Atlas Van Lines recently released the results of their annual Migration Patterns Survey in which they tracked their customer’s movement from state-to-state over the course of 2017. Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the 2nd year in a row followed by Washington. …

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