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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. 

July 31st, 2017

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report

Bellingham Real Estate Market Report

Brokers & owners of some larger Seattle brokerages are using the terms “Typical Summer Slowdown”, “Some Cooling Off in the Luxury Market”, “Prices may be Plateauing”, “Pace of Sales is Slowing & the number of multiple offers is moderating”. Now it’s true that what happens in Seattle usually …

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July 18th, 2017

Learn Home Values Around Lake Whatcom

Learn Home Values Around Lake Whatcom

Do you own a home on Lake Whatcom? Curious how the active real estate market is impacting your home's value? Enter your address below for a FREE and INSTANT home value report! Don't currently live on Lake Whatcom, but curious about learning more about the area? Click the map to search for homes around Lake Whatcom …

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June 9th, 2017

Buying, Selling, Or Refinancing?

Buying, Selling, Or Refinancing?

Have you seen the current market rates? They are an important part of deciding if it's the right time to buy, sell, or refinance. These are the rates as of Thursday, June 8th. 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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May 4th, 2017

Financial Planning: 4 Reasons to Buy a House Today

  Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impact. However, we want to look at several of the financial advantages of homeownership in today’s post. 1. Buying is Cheaper Than Renting The …

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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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