Whatcom County Market Trends/Local News

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Sept. 28, 2022

Home Loan Rates as of Sept. 28, 2022

FHA:  Rate 6.625%, APR 7.969%
15-year fixed:  Rate 6.000%, APR 6.453%
30-year fixed:  Rate 6.500%, APR 6.783%
These rates are for purchases only. Please note rates may fluctuate throughout the day. Estimated APR is based on the interest rate plus financing charges. 

Rates courtesy of Umpqua Bank

Sept. 28, 2022

Median Sales Whatcom Cty-August 2022

August Median Sales

Sept. 28, 2022

Bellingham Events this Weekend

Posted in Local Events
Sept. 28, 2022

Ferndale Events this weekend




Event Name: Ferndale
AVA Number: Y1005
Distance/ trail ratings: 5/10km – Rated 1B

Description: Walk thru downtown, Pioneer, Hovander Homestead, Tennent Lake parks and along the Nooksack River. Enjoy murals, historic buildings and views of Mt Baker as you walk through Ferndale's parks and downtown. Wonderful boardwalk walk thru Tennent Lake (closed hunting season).

Amenities: Strollers: none | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes.

Time: Register by 9:30 Walk @ 10:00 am

Challenges: AVA & ESVA Challenges met by NWTT 2022 YREs

Starting Point/Driving Directions: Haggen's Food and Pharmacy, 1815 Main Street. Driving Directions: From north or south I-5, Exit 262 Ferndale, Right on Main St. Left on La Bounty Dr. (signal) Haggens is on your right. We will meet and register in the north end of the parking lot. Trunk will be open.

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00,
NWTT credit walkers NWTT members: $2.00.
Guests welcome
Non-Credit Walkers welcome: Donations accepted.

Posted in Local Events
Sept. 28, 2022

Lynden Events this weekend


The 37th annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train and Toy Show takes place in Lynden on 1 and 2 October. The show features over 50,000 sq. ft. of running model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors. Trains of all gauges for train buffs of all ages. A variety of toy vendors make the show an even more family friendly event. All proceeds go to Lions Club community assistance projects.

Starts: October 01, 2022

Occurs: Every week on Sunday Saturday, until October 02, 2022
Time: Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. , Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Admission: Adult $7, Senior $6

Location: Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
1775 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264

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Produced By: Lynden Lions CLub

Contact Person: Gordon Sund

Phone: (360) 318-8155

Email: gordonsund@yahoo.com
Posted in Local Events
Sept. 7, 2022

Ferndale Events

Season: Summer

Ferndale Public Market Hours:

June 3 - October 7, 2022
Fridays, 2pm - 6pm

Location: 1750 LaBounty Drive

Posted in Local Events
Sept. 7, 2022

Lynden Events

Join us in the kids' section of both stores for a half hour of stories, movement, and FUN! Weather permitting, we'll take the fun outside.



Starts: August 20, 2022

Occurs: Every week on Saturday until December 24, 2022

Time11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Location: Village Books and Paper Dreams in Lynden
430 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264

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Produced ByVillage Books

Phone: (360) 671-2626

Email: orders@villagebooks.com

Posted in Local Events
Aug. 24, 2022

Median Sales Whatcom County-July 2022

July 2022 Median Sales Whatcom County

Aug. 24, 2022

Average Days on the Market in July 2022

Average days on Market has increased from 2-3 earlier this year to 7 in July 2022

Average Days on Market July 2022

Posted in Buying
July 15, 2022

Median Sales Whatcom County-June 2022