Listings Up, Prices Up & Mortgage Rates Down

Pending home sales in the Puget Sound region’s four-county area are at a near record, more owners are putting their houses on the market, and price increases for single-family homes have started to slow down some.

Yet prices still are climbing, and it remains a seller’s market, especially if you’re unloading a condo.

The median sales price of a King County house last month was up 12.5 percent compared to April 2015, according to a report that the Northwest Multiple Listing Service issued Thursday. The February and March year-over-year increases were around 20 percent.

New home listings up, but not enough to cool down region’s blistering market – PSBJ

Home prices charge ahead, driving some buyers farther afield – Seattle Times

New Seattle-Area Home Listings Up in April But Inventory Still Nonexistent – Curbed

Mortgage Rates Drop, Near 2016 Lows – Freddie Mac

Ballard Could Soon Get New Restricted Parking Zones, And So Could Other Areas Of The City – The Urbanist