The Washington Center for Real Estate Research (WCRER) An excellent resource for those in the Washington State Real Estate Industry.
The Center was created in 1989 by the Washington State University Board of Regents to achieve the university's mission of education, research and service in the real estate Industry.
Per their website: "The Center's objectives under this mission include providing research and educational tools to real estate licensees, offering relevant services to practitioners in related businesses, cooperating with state and local government agencies, and keeping consumers informed about important real estate issues. The ultimate goal of the Center is to provide a wide range of useful and understandable information, analysis and knowledge using academic methods in practical context while reporting findings in common language."
For helpful info go to: http://www.cb.wsu.edu/~wcrer/ (then click on Housing Market Snapshot 1st quarter PDF. for WA County Info)