Lylene Johnson of the Muljat Group says the midpoint between the highest and lowest price paid for a home in Whatcom County last year was $250,000, up 3.2 percent compared to 2011.
The number of homes sold increased by 12.8 percent to 2,077, the most sales in the county since 2007.
Johnson says the year end housing numbers are “refreshing.”
The increase in median price indicates that Whatcom County is selling more upper end homes.
Johnson says it could also mean that it’s no longer a buyers' market.
Bellingham saw its median home price rise 3.8 percent to $275,000, and its number of sales rise by 17 percent to 942.
Lynden, Sudden Valley and Nooksack Valley also saw home sales go up at least 17 percent.