Median Home Price | Last Updated 8 Jul 2019

This dataset uses data provided from Washington State’s Housing Market, a publication of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research (WCRER) at the University of Washington. Median sales prices represent that price at which half the sales in a county (or the state) took place at higher prices, and half at lower prices. Since WCRER does not receive sales data on individual transactions (only aggregated statistics), the median is determined by the proportion of sales in a given range of prices required to reach the midway point in the distribution. While average prices are not reported, they tend to be 15-20 percent above the median. Movements in sales prices should not be interpreted as appreciation rates. Prices are influenced by changes in cost and changes in the characteristics of homes actually sold. The table on prices by number of bedrooms provides a better measure of appreciation of types of homes than the overall median, but it is still subject to composition issues (such as square footage of home, quality of finishes and size of lot, among others). There is a degree of seasonal variation in reported selling prices. Prices tend to hit a seasonal peak in summer, then decline through the winter before turning upward again, but home sales prices are not seasonally adjusted. Users are encouraged to limit price comparisons to the same time period in previous years.

Tags: housing

This dataset has the following 5 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
Median Home Pricemedian_home_pricenumber
New Georeferenced Columngeocoded_columnpoint