Monthly Archives: July 2011

Whatcom County retail sales on the rebound

The Bellingham Herald reported today that retail spending in Whatcom County stores is nearly back to pre-recession  levels, and it appears Canadian shoppers are a big reason for the rebound. Overall Whatcom County retail sales in the first quarter of … Continue reading

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Whatcom County home prices see slight rise.

July 6th, 2011 The median price of a Whatcom County home sold between April and June was $253,000, up 1.2 percent compared to the same period in 2010, according to data collected by Lylene Johnson of The Muljat Group. Johnson … Continue reading

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City Council approves plastic bag ban

BELLINGHAM – The City Council voted 7-0 on Monday, July 11, to approve an  ordinance that will ban most plastic shopping bags within the city. The ordinance takes effect one year after it becomes law. What are your thoughts on … Continue reading

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Obama’s Housing Chief says now’s the time to buy

Housing prices have  hit rock bottom and the economic climate is prime to purchase a home, said Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.In an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Donovan said declining foreclosure rates make … Continue reading

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