Whatcom County Housing Update - Resale Only
FEWER LISTINGS - HIGHER INTENSITY
We have returned to multiple offers and the start of premium pricing.The Sales Activity Intensity™ of new listings going under contract withinthe first 30 days is at a frenzy level on homes priced up to $750,000, representing 80% of the sales activity. We’re seeing surge activity upto $1 million, representing 13% of the sales activity, and healthy sales activity above $1 million.
SALES ACTIVITY INTENSITY™ SCALE
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Housing Update - Resale Only
KEY MARKET INDICATORS MAY 2023 (APRIL RECAP)
The supply of housing remains limited due to a persistent shortage of available homes, as fewer homeowners areputting their homes on the market after locking in low home mortgage interest rates during the pandemic.Those most likely to move in today’s market fall into two large groups: 1. When a life event takes place (job orfamily), or 2. Those with large home equity (retirees, seniors, and those in their home for 4+ years).
Current housing market
Source: NWMLS. Data is for Resale only. © 2023 John L. Scott Real Estate