2014 year-end market indicators: jobs and spending

Filed on 09. Feb, 2015 in Contents, Market Indicators

2014 year-end market indicators: jobs and spending

Market indicators include the most recently available data. Statistics are also available in print editions of The Bellingham Business Journal. Annual changes, where applicable, compare the cumulative year-to-date totals with numbers from the same time period during the previous year. Data include raw numbers only and are not adjusted to account for any seasonal factors. [...]

Building permits, 1/26/15 to 1/30/15

Filed on 06. Feb, 2015 in Public Records

Includes commercial building activity with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Status updates on permits are available on the city’s website. Issued permits 215 N Commercial St., $13,000 for commercial: install four new roof support beams with related hangers and hardware. Contractor: Strengholt Construction Co. [...]

Bellingham foreclosure rates down slightly in November

Filed on 05. Feb, 2015 in Market Indicators

Bellingham foreclosure rates down slightly in November

Bellingham’s foreclosure rate for November 2014 was down 0.36 percent from November 2013, according to a new report from CoreLogic, providers of real estate and financial information. Foreclosures on outstanding mortgage loans was 0.83 percent for  November 2014. In November 2013, the rate was 1.19 percent, according to the report. Foreclosure rates in November 2014 [...]

State tax judgements, 12/20/15 to 1/20/15

Filed on 03. Feb, 2015 in Public Records

Judgments of $5,000 or more issued by Washington State government agencies and filed locally in Whatcom County Superior Court. Listings include business name, judgment amount, the state agency filing the judgment, originating case number and filing date. Judgments can later be paid and lifted. Listings are only current as of their filing dates. Records are [...]

Canadian dollar plummets after months of losing value

Filed on 02. Feb, 2015 in Features, Market Indicators, News

Canadian dollar plummets after months of losing value

The Canadian dollar lost five cents in value compared to the U.S. dollar in one day last month. It dropped on Jan. 21 after the Bank of Canada lowered its benchmark overnight interest rate from 1 percent to 0.75 percent. The benchmark rate determines bank lending rates, and lowering it is one tool central banks [...]

Liquor and marijuana licenses, 1/13/15 to 1/28/15

Filed on 02. Feb, 2015 in Contents, Public Records

Records are obtained from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, which is online at www.liq.wa.gov. New license applications OVN Wood-fired Pizza, OVN, LLC, Matthew and Valerie Brawner applied for a new licenst to serve spirits, beer and wine in a restaurant and lounge at 1148 10th St., Bellingham, WA 98225. License No.: 419081. 1/26/15. Ferndale Grocery [...]

Building permits, 1/19/15 to 1/23/15

Filed on 30. Jan, 2015 in Public Records

Includes commercial building activity with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Status updates on permits are available on the city’s website. Issued permits 1 Bellis Fair Parkway 410, $60,000 for tenant improvement: remodel of existing retail store: Hot Topic. Contractor: Horizon Retail Construction Inc. Permit [...]

Federal tax liens, 12/22/14 to 1/20/15

Filed on 27. Jan, 2015 in Data, Public Records

Liens of $5,000 or more issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Listings include business name, lien amount, document number and  filing date. Records are obtained from the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.  Federal tax liens Doug & Susan Jay, $62,774.34, 2141202440, 12/22/14. Columbia Cabinets Northwest LLC, $16,559.98, 2141202441, 12/22/14. Mike Parcher, $118,504.83, 2141202931, 12/29/14. Drew R Rosser, [...]

Building permits 1/12/15 to 1/16/15

Filed on 23. Jan, 2015 in Data, Public Records

Includes commercial building activity with an estimated valuation listed at $10,000 or more. Records are obtained from the City of Bellingham’s Permit Center. Status updates on permits are available on the city’s website. Issued permits 1100 Lakeway Drive, $15,000 for commercial: provide new walk-up ATM and millwork enclosure. Contractor: Baker Construction. Permit No.: BLD2014-00544. 1/12/15. 1 Bellis [...]

Market indicators: Canadian dollar and border crossings

Filed on 21. Jan, 2015 in Market Indicators

Market indicators: Canadian dollar and border crossings

The Canadian dollar is at a five-year low, and has been steadily declining since July. The effect of the weak loonie on Whatcom County is counteracted by low gas prices encouraging Canadian shoppers to head south. “I imagine the decline in the Canadian dollar is hurting local retailers a bit, but lower gas prices (like [...]

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