Market Report: Whatcom home sales up in March, may be seller's market

Whatcom County home sales were up significantly last month, up nearly 20 percent compared to March 2014, according to the most recent reports available.

Real estate may be tilting toward a seller's market, particularly in Bellingham, because of low inventory. According to Lylene Johnson of The Mujat Group, there were only 213 homes for sale in Bellingham, which is a little over a month's inventory.

Across Whatcom County, the inventory was 3.8 months, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. A balanced market generally has around six months' inventory.

Here are the trends: