Real Estate Market Report for Washougal, WA - Fall 2013

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Real Estate Market Report for Washougal, WA - Fall 2013

Washougal Homes for SaleDaylight Savings triggers more than just turning back the clock – it signals the beginning of the holiday season with a flurry of activities through the end of the year. It also marks a slowdown in the housing market, but if past experience is any indicator, we will still see a steady stream of activity.

Market activity in Clark County was higher again last month over this time last year. The average sale price was up 14.1% ($246,100 v. $215,700) over 2013 and the median sale price was up +16.4% ($220,000 v. $189,000). Inventory is still low at only 4.7 months.

This is an excellent time to purchase a home in Washougal, WA with interest rates still at record lows.  Washougal offers excellent recreational with a lower cost of living. There is a limited inventory, however, which means sales of homes with the most desirable qualities move quickly.

Real Estate Snapshot for Washougal, Washington - Fall 2013 

Washougal Real Estate

The reason for the shortage of sales is the shortage of homes - only 3.1 months of inventory is available.  Homes are now selling after an average 65 days on market and a median of 35 days on market.

Washougal, WA offers an extensive array of available homes, with 163 listings currently on the market, ranging in price from $99,900 to $989,000 and provides substantial choices in location, size, style and amenities.  Of those in active listing, only 3 are bank-owned, and only 1 is a short sale, which shows a decline in distressed properties.  The average List price in the area is $ 345,000, and the median is $329,900.

Call me today for a more comprehensive look at the homes available in Washougal. Or, if you're considering selling your home, it may be a very good time. You'll have less competition, and with the current low inventory, buyer's will easily find you. Homes in good condition, and priced competitively, continue to sell well.

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Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Debb,

Those are some pretty good increases in YOY sales and prices in Washougal. Still an excellent time to buy and sell real estate. 

Nov 05, 2013 01:01 AM #1
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb,

What a nice report, simple to read and well illustrated...A

Nov 05, 2013 01:37 AM #2
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Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
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It sure does look like a seasonal slowdown might not happen this year. Seems like lots of buyers are still hoping to become homeowners while interest rates are amazingly low - and before prices push higher. And with inventory low & moving fast, a hopeful buyer in the Washougal area would do well to have an experienced broker like you, Debb, as their guide.
Nov 05, 2013 01:58 AM #3
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Brad MacKenzie
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More active listings and higher prices -- looks like a solid place for sellers to be coming from!

Nov 05, 2013 02:07 AM #4
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Debb, I was actually shocked to see couple of shopping areas already decorated for Christmas..wish we just didn't rush. Washougal WA seems to be doing very well in 2013, increase in home prices by 14.1% is significant. Here's to even stronger 2014!

Nov 05, 2013 03:03 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds
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Debb, Inventory has become such a challenge in many parts of the country. I wish I could share some of our extras with you all and you could share some extra buyers.

Nov 05, 2013 04:20 AM #6
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Debb: Very encouraging numbers for sellers in Washougal WA...it sure looks like a great time to call you and get homes on the market.

Nov 05, 2013 06:09 AM #7
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Hi Debb, 

Good market report for Washougal and it is a selers market . Inventory levels are low and prices I would think will continue to increase. 

Nov 05, 2013 06:39 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Debb -- buyers still have a good selection of properties for sale in Washougal and for those who are ready and able to buy interest rates remain quite competitive.   It is interesting to see the very low numbers of distressed homes on the market for sale.      

Nov 05, 2013 08:10 PM #9
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Joan Cox
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Debb, amazing how many areas of the Country are experiencing low inventory.   Washougal, WA is no different, and buyers should know to give you a call to utilize your expertise in the area.

Nov 05, 2013 09:46 PM #10
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Hi all, thanks for the comments. Yes, many of our areas have low inventory at the moment. And, all the rules still apply. Homes in good condition, that are priced well ( that's a big one) are selling. It's a good time to get a home listed in Washougal.

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