Market Report: Real estate sales up in December, compared to last year

Whatcom County real estate agents had a busy December to finish off 2014.

Overall home sales were up 5.1 percent compared to 2013, according to Lylene Johnson of The Muljat Group. And local foreclosure filings totaled 314 in 2014, the lowest annual total since 2006.

Several Whatcom County real estate agents are expecting a busy spring, given that interest rates have remained low and the local economy continues to improve.

Next week: Economy.

Here are the trends: