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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. 

April 11th, 2017

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced properly. After all, 15,014 houses sold yesterday, 15,014 will sell today and 15,014 will …

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April 3rd, 2017

What’s Happening in the Bellingham Real Estate Market?

What’s Happening in the Bellingham Real Estate Market?

We are constantly amazed at the intensity of the current market.  Home owners are often selling their homes in a matter of hours, with multiple offers and at prices in excess of the list price.  The flip side is Buyers who have made numerous offers, but always seem to fall a little bit short and are feeling, “What in …

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March 16th, 2017

A Tale of Two Markets: Inventory Mismatch Paints a More Detailed Picture

The inventory of existing homes for sale in today’s market was recently reported to be at a 3.6-month supply according to the National Association of Realtors latest Existing Home Sales Report. Inventory is now 7.1% lower than this time last year, marking the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year drops. Historically, …

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February 23rd, 2017

The Impact of Homeownership on Family Health

The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows …

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February 17th, 2017

The Great News About Rising Prices for Homeowners

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers out looking for a home, which has caused prices to rise. The great news about rising prices, however, …

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January 5th, 2017

2016 Whatcom County Real Estate Report

2016 Whatcom County Real Estate Report

2016 marked the 5th straight year of real estate sales and price increases in Whatcom County, which we probably all knew, particularly if we bought or sold a house recently.  However, the changes in the Whatcom County market have not been equal in all areas, which may give us a glimpse of how the County will change over …

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January 4th, 2017

2016 was a Big Year for Real Estate In Whatcom County!

2016 was a Big Year for Real Estate In Whatcom County!

Did you see Lylene's Bellingham and Whatcom County real estate statistics featured in The Bellingham Herald today? Lylene states, "Agents had a banner year in 2016, selling 3,145 homes in Whatcom County, a 5.1 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to Lylene Johnson of The Muljat Group. Her report is …

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October 5th, 2016

What’s Happening In Our Real Estate Market?

What’s Happening In Our Real Estate Market?

Have you checked out Lylene Johnson's real estate market statistics featured in today's Bellingham Herald? Here's a quote from the article, “What’s happening is there are less starter homes available in Bellingham so more people are buying (those homes) outside of Bellingham,” Johnson said. “I think there are …

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October 4th, 2016

Our Real Estate Market is ACTIVE!

Our Real Estate Market is ACTIVE!

Whatcom County home sales through September have finally beaten the numbers from the boom years of 2006 & 2007, but recently the distribution of those sales has changed.  From 2006 through 2014, 44% to 47% of the home sales were in Bellingham.  In the past 2 years, Bellingham’s share of the sales has dropped to …

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July 12th, 2016

Real Estate Thoughts July 2016

Real Estate Thoughts July 2016

We definitely have an inventory problem throughout the county; the number of single family homes for sale in each of Whatcom County’s 5 primary areas is down.  See attached Single Family Home Inventory for numbers. As a result of the low inventory, prices have been rising and have increased an average of 7.2% in the …

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