Thurston housing market ends year on positive note as sales rise 25 percent

Staff writerJanuary 6, 2014 

The Thurston County housing market ended the year on a positive note in December, showing across the board improvement in sales, prices, pending sales, inventory levels and new listings.

Home sales rose 25 percent to 279 units last month from 223 units in December 2012, the combined single-family residence and condo data show, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Monday.

Median prices rose almost 11 percent in the same period -- to $224,950 from $203,000 -- while pending sales rose 9.27 percent, the combined data show.

The number of homes for sale rose 7.5 percent to 1,062 units from 988 units the year before, while new listings last month rose to 240 units from 187 last year, the combined data show.

For more on this story, see Tuesday's Olympian.


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