The National Digest

Report: Supply Problems Make Real Estate Headaches for Buyers in Puget Sound

Another month, another tale of inventory woes plaguing the Washington real estate market.

According to the latest report from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, experts are finding many potential home-buyers are expanding their search beyond the major job centers in King County as a result of the crunch on supply in the month of August.

System-wide the 23 counties serviced by the MLS have less than two months of supply — a number that drops to 1.6 months in the four-county Puget Sound region. Year-over-year, that looks like a 13% drop in supply system-wide, and an 18.5% drop in King County.

Within King County the median sales price has held steady at $760,000 for single-family homes, and areas outside King are becoming a draw for more affordable prices.

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