Good news for Whatcom County real estate — property sales were up all across the county. Though some of the boost was due to homeowners trying to get in on the federal tax credit for homebuyers (which expired at the end of April), categories other than used single-family homes were up, too.
Here’s a quick glance of the numbers according to The Bellingham Herald:
Bellingham Property Sales
—158 property sales in April (10.5% increase from March and a 19.7% increase from April 2009). These include residential, commercial, industrial and undeveloped land.
—473 property sales January-April 2010, a 9.2% increase over the same period last year.
—New home sales are way down in 2010. Only 2 new homes were sold in Bellingham in April, and there have been only 16 new home sales this year.
Ferndale, Lynden & Blaine Property Sales
—Combined, these communities sold 154 properties, a slight increase from March, but up 51% compared to April of last year.
—New home sales have fared slightly better here, where 38 new homes have sold in the first 4 months of 2010 (39 new homes were sold in the same period in 2009).
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