Last month Whatcom County real estate agents sold 166 homes and condominiums, an increase of four units from March but down 18 percent compared to a year ago, a time when two key homeowner tax credits were expiring. The median price last month for homes and condos sold was $241,750, an increase of less than 1 percent compared to a year earlier, according to the data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
One continuing trend is the substantial slowdown in new home listings. Last month Whatcom County had 409 new listings, down 23.1 percent compared to April 2010
As reported by the Bellingham Herald, May 6, 2011