Here’s a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for August 2020 for residential home sales.
The number of residential sales for the month was 108 that is 9 more than August 2019 and 11 more than last month.
The average sales price of $690,170 is up a whopping 24% compared to last August and up 15% compared to last month.
The number of homes for sales last month was 85, there is now 1 month’s worth of inventory on the market, (if no new homes came on the market and the sales rate was the same as it is today, they would all be sold in 1 month). The number is still pretty small relative to years past.
There is still not much new construction in single-family homes.
Inventory is extremely low. There are only 80 homes for sale the day I write this. Any home priced right is still snapped up quickly often with multiple offers. There is only 2 home on the market under $300,00 and as of today at $298,000 for a manufactured home on 3 acres near Emerald Lake.
It is a mystery as to what this pandemic we are facing will bring to the economy and the housing market. I believe the market will stay strong here in Bellingham, it still is right now.
Interest rates are down. There is still an extreme shortage of homes for sale. There is still a lack of new construction homes. The economy is good here, and so is the weather (Compared to other parts of the country.) This all adds up to increasing prices in my mind.
Yes, multiple offers are still common in this market for any desirable home that is priced right.
Buyer’s, get a pre-approval letter from your lender ready to submit along with your offer if you are in a competitive market that may change soon.
If you don’t have it yet, start gathering the documents you will need to get one, which is usually 2 years of tax returns and 2 or 3 months of pay stubs. Check with your preferred lender or let me know if you need a recommendation to a good lender.
Want to learn more about the market let’s talk! If you have any questions or want to see any Bellingham Real Estate feel free to email me or give me a call at 360-739-6981