After Thurston County home sales rose in January, the South Sound housing market took a step back last month as home sales, median prices and pending sales all fell in the year-over-year February period, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Thursday.
Thurston County home sales fell 17.49 percent to 151 units from 183 units, median prices fell 6.61 percent to $217,600 from $232,995 and pending sales fell 5.48 percent to 293 units from 310 units, the combined single-family residence and condominium data show.
The total number of homes for sale also fell 10.16 percent in the year-over-year February period to 1,512 units from 1,683 units, and new listings in February fell to 358 units from 528 units.
Separately, the single-family residence and condo data looked like this for February 2011/2010:
• Sales fell 16.29 percent to 149 units from 178 units.
• Median prices fell 5.80 percent to $219,900 from $233,440.
• Pending sales fell 7.47 percent to 285 units from 308 units.
• Total listings fell 11.04 percent to 1,434 units from 1,612 units.
• New listings in February fell to 345 units from 510 units.
• Sales fell to two units from five units.
• Median prices fell to $97,500 from $158,000.
• Pending sales rose to eight units from two units.
• Total listings rose to 78 units from 71 units.
• New listings in February fell to 13 units from 18 units.
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