REAL ESTATE: Home prices fall from 2Q peak, rising interest rates reduce sales | New

WHATCOM – Steadily rising mortgage rates significantly affected the number of homes sold in Whatcom County during the third quarter and dampened price appreciation.

Just 773 homes in Whatcom County sold in the third quarter ending September 30, down 19.9% ​​from the third quarter of 2021, according to Troy Muljat, owner and president of Bellingham-based Muljat Group Realtors .

Carol N. Valencia