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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
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
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
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
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
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