Seattle Real Estate News December 2019
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Seattle Real Estate News December 2019: Plenty of buyers in November, competing for sparse inventory
KIRKLAND, Washington (December 5, 2019) – Brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported “plenty of buyers” competing for sparse inventory during November, which ended with a 7% year-over-year increase in pending sales. The volume of mutually accepted offers rose even more (9.2%) in the tri-county Puget Sound region consisting of King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, with Snohomish leading that list with a jump of about 12%.
Median sales prices also jumped compared to both a year ago and to October. For November’s 7,216 closed sales (which were up 5.5% from a year ago), the area-wide sales price was $434,900, a gain of about 10% from the same month a year ago. Compared to October, last month’s price on sales of single family homes and condos (combined) jumped 3.5%.
King County’s median price of $612,000 led all other counties, but prices there edged up just over a percentage point compared to a year ago.[Read more…] about Seattle Real Estate News December 2019: November buyers aplenty, inventory sparse, prices up.