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Record Low Interest Rates!

Just in time for the holidays: Mortgage rates reached new all-time lows this week, pushing home buyer affordability even higher, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. “Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages have been at or below 4 … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Fall To Lowest On Record

WASHINGTON (AP) – The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has fallen to its lowest level on records dating to 1971. The rate on the most popular  mortgage dipped to 4.15 percent from 4.32 percent a week ago, Freddie … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Plunge

As Congress and President Obama hammered out a debt deal over the past week, mortgage rates plunged — hitting new lows in some instances. The 30-year fixed rate, usually the most popular choice for homebuyers, fell to 4.45% from 4.57% … Continue reading

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Challenges to Whatcom County’s Rural Zoning

New parties have launched challenges to rural zoning and policy changes  approved by the County Council in May. The city of Bellingham is one of the  challengers. The council on May 10 approved a major update to rural zoning and … Continue reading

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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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