September 4, 2022

Homelessness is very present in Bellingham, WA

You don’t need to travel far within the city limits of Bellingham to encounter people living on the streets. If you recall from my State of […]
August 26, 2022

Rent vs. Own – How do they differ financially in Bellingham, WA?

There are multiple metrics to understand and remember about owning versus renting, but this one is a biggie: When you rent, the amount you pay can […]
August 24, 2022

Bellingham, WA Rents Are Up, Up, UP!

Do a quick Google search of national rental data and you’ll immediately see some downright shocking numbers. In this article on Rent.com you’ll read that average […]
February 8, 2022

The Role of Inflation and How Bellingham Real Estate Has Faired

Q: What is inflation? It can actually be defined in a couple of different ways: Definition 1: The price of goods and services inflates… meaning, prices […]
October 23, 2020

Economy of Scale, Bellingham House Prices-per-Foot

Economy of scale is interesting. The smaller the house, the more expensive per square foot. This graph shows the clear drop and leveling of price-per-foot as […]
October 15, 2020

Graph of the Week: Whatcom County Housing Inventory vs. # of Solds

This graph BLOWS MY MIND!!! And in multiple ways. The larger, green section shows the clear trend over the last decade, of declining inventory — that […]