The Thurston County housing market had another strong month as sales rose 20 percent in the year-over-year July period, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data.
Home sales rose 20.6 percent to 340 units last month from 282 units in July 2012, the combined single-family and condo data show.
Median prices, though, rose modestly, up 1.6 percent to $228,500 from $224,997, the combined data show.
Inventory levels, meanwhile, are beginning to rise, too, as new listings continue to outpace last year's listings. In July, 486 homes hit the market, compared to 420 in July 2012.
Inventory was down only 6 percent as a result to 1,268 units from 1,350 units in July 2012.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Olympian.
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