August continued to see rising home prices with all areas seeing an increase with the exception of Ferndale which dipped 11.4% over the previous month. Ferndale, however, also saw a decrease in time on market along with Lynden while other areas saw an increase.

August average sales prices and their change over the previous year were as follows:

  • Sudden Valley: $378,000 (up 8.9%)
  • Bellingham: $478,000 (up 17.4%)
  • Lynden: $420,000 (up 5.3%)
  • Ferndale: $379,000 (up 2.2%) 

Bellingham saw more homes go on the market in August but all other areas saw a decrease, continuing our low inventory of homes for sale.

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Whatcom County Real Estate Market Report