Here’s a quick look at the Bellingham Real Estate Market Report for January 2017 for residential home sales.
The number of residential sales for the month was 59 the same as January 2016 down 12 from last month.
The sales price is up by 9% compared to January 2016. Also down 13% from last month’s average sale price of $476,964
Inventory is still extremely low keeping the market really hot for this time of year. There is only a 2 months supply of homes on the market right now. Any home priced right is still snapped up quickly often with multiple offers. There are only 9 homes on the market under $300,00 and not any homes under $200,000.
There are still buyers out there today looking for new homes but there is still a limited amount of homes for them to choose from.
Multiple offers are still very common in this market for any desirable home.
Interest rates have taken a slight rise, but they are still pretty low, but my guess is they will continue to rise.
Buyer’s, get a pre-approval letter from your lender ready to submit 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
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