Bellingham Real Estate Market Report – October 2018

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty

To see the extensive Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for October - Click Here

Here’s a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for October 2018 for residential home sales.
The number of residential sales for the month was 73 that is 14 less than October 2018 and 16 less than last month.
The Average sales price of $520,185 is up 10% compared to last October and down 2% from last month.

The number of homes for sales went up down month, there are now 1.5 months of inventory on the market, (if no new homes came on the market and sales rate was same as it is today, they would all be sold in 1.9 months).   The number is still pretty small relative to years past.

There is still not much new construction in single-family homes.

Inventory is shrinking again as it usually does in the winter months. There are 150 homes for sale the day I write this. Any home priced right is still snapped up quickly often with multiple offers. There are only 9 homes on the market under $300,00 and as of today the least expensive home on the market is $134,00 for a manufactured home near Emerald Lake lot. This is making it extremely difficult for first-time buyers, not to mention interests rates are rising.

There are still buyers out there today looking for new homes but there is still a limited amount of homes for them to choose from.

Yes, multiple offers are still common in this market for any desirable home that is priced right.

Interest rates are slightly on the rise again, and my guess is they will continue to rise.

Buyer’s, get a pre-approval letter from your lender ready to submit along with your offer if you are in a competitive market that may change soon.

If you don’t have it yet, start gathering the documents you will need to get one, which is usually 2 years of tax returns and 2 or 3 months of pay stubs. Check with your preferred lender or let me know if you need a recommendation to a good lender.

Want to learn more about the market let’s talk! If you have any questions or want to see any Bellingham Real Estate feel free to email me or give me a call at 360-739-6981

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a great looking market report.  It's sure to be of value to the home buyers and sellers in Bellingham.

Dec 01, 2018 12:11 PM #1
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Michael,
Very interesting market report.  Perhaps I am reading it wrong but I don't understand how the Average Sales Price can be down 10% when it appears to be up about 10%.  And, the Median sales price seems to be up 2%, not down 2%.

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