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Washington December Market Activity

Below is an excerpt from the Regional Multiple Listing Service’s most recent “Market Action” report that comes out monthly and is e-mailed to all member Realtors. This is data specific to the Southwest Washington Area market.

December Residential Highlights

There were 420 new listings in December 2019, a 6.6% increase from December 2018 (394) and 34.5% weaker than last month in November 2019 (641).


Pending sales (530) increased 9.7% from December 2018 (483) and fell 24.1% from last month November 2019 when 698 offers were accepted.


Closed sales, at 690, increased 32.2% from December 2018 (522) and increased 1.3% from the 681 closings recorded last month in November 2019.


Average and Median Sale Prices


Comparing 2019 to 2018 through December, the average sale price has increased 3.7% from $393,000 to $407,700. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 4.5% from $355,000 to $371,000.


Below is a table with data from the RMLS. Note that Appreciation is based on a comparison of the rolling average sale price for the last 12 months with the 12 months prior. Days on Market is the number of days from when a property is listed to when an offer is accepted on that same property. If a property is re-listed within 31 days, DOM continues to accrue; however, it does not include the time that it was off the market: