Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pending Home Sales Turn Around In May

Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index … Continue reading

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Gateway Pacific, Cherry Pt. terminal, needs new permit

Developers of the Gateway Pacific Terminal must apply for an entirely new  shoreline permit if they want to build a facility capable of handling up to 54  million tons of cargo a year, including coal. The decision from Whatcom County … Continue reading

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Big decisions expected by County on Cherry Pt. Cargo Terminal

Although the Gateway Pacific Terminal project faces years of regulatory  scrutiny, the coal and bulk cargo pier proposed for Cherry Point faces a key  regulatory decision in the next few days: the validity of a 1997 shoreline  permit issued by … Continue reading

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New Park Pass for State Parks

Think budget deficits won’t effect you? Come July 1, it’s going to cost you to play on state-owned lands. That’s when the Discover Pass, basically a parking permit, will be  required for vehicle access to state recreation lands or water-access sites  managed … Continue reading

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Fannie Mae broadens foreclosure sales incentives

Between now and the end of October, buyers who purchase a foreclosed home listed on the company’s HomePath website can receive up to 3.5 percent of the final sales price to use toward closing costs.The incentives only apply when a … Continue reading

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Hope for the Housing Market??

Permits for housing construction climbed in May, signaling a glimmer of optimism among homebuilders about the future of the housing market. The number of permits for future housing construction jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 612,000 last month, … Continue reading

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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association Fundraiser

This Saturday, June 18th from 11:30am – 3:00pm,  a Celebration of Salmon through Art, Food, and Music will be held at the Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro at 1107 Railroad Avenue. Salmon at the Bay is a fundraising event for the Nooksack … Continue reading

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