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May 12, 2016

Washington home prices up 8.1 percent over last year in first quarter of 2016

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Washington state’s housing market showed the continuing effects of low supply in the first quarter of 2016, with sales limited and most markets less affordable, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


February 29, 2016

Statewide home sales, affordability up in fourth quarter of 2015

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Home sale prices were up fractionally in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter but up 9.7 percent compared with the previous year, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


December 1, 2015

Washington state home prices up, sales down in third quarter of 2015

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Home sale prices increased but sales themselves were fewer in Washington state in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies in the UW’s College of Built Environments.


August 17, 2015

Washington state housing market stays strong in second quarter of 2015

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Washington state’s housing market remained strong in the second quarter of 2015 with home sale prices, home sales and new building permits up compared to one year ago, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


May 12, 2015

Housing market strong, affordability issues linger in first quarter of 2015

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Washington state’s housing market was strong in the first quarter of 2015, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


February 11, 2015

Statewide home prices leveling off, but affordability woes linger

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Home sale prices were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to the third quarter but up compared with the previous year, and the rate of home sales also dropped, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


November 14, 2014

Home prices up, sales down in third quarter of 2014

A house for sale.

In the third quarter of 2014, home sale prices increased, but sales themselves were fewer in Washington state. The statewide median sales price for a single family home stood at $277,100 according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from…


August 21, 2014

Washington housing market improves in second quarter of 2014

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Washington state’s housing market rebounded from its first quarter performance, as the annual rate of existing home sales rose 6.4 percent in the second quarter of 2014.


May 12, 2014

Washington housing market weaker in first quarter of 2014

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Washington state’s housing market finished weaker in the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the end of 2013, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


February 11, 2014

Washington housing market uneven in fourth quarter 2013

A home with a for-sale sign in front.

Washington state’s housing market softened in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the quarter before, but remained stronger than a year ago, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


November 6, 2013

Washington home sales surged, affordability declined in third quarter

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Washington state’s housing market continued to strengthen in the July-September quarter, registering the fifth consecutive quarterly improvement in home sales activity, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.


August 7, 2013

Washington’s housing market strengthens in second quarter of 2013

Statewide home sales, affordability up in fourth quarter of 2015

Washington state’s housing market continued to advance in the April-June quarter, with four consecutive monthly improvements in home sales activity.


May 8, 2013

Affordability drives Washington housing recovery in first quarter of 2013

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The UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies shows Washington state’s housing market improved in the first quarter of 2013 for the third consecutive quarter.


February 7, 2013

Washington housing recovery strengthened in fourth quarter 2012

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Washington state’s housing market continued to improve during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the UW’s Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies.