Portland, Seattle, and Denver Home Sales in June Were Above Both May 2010 and June 2009
1. Portland -- A total of 3,008 new and resale houses and condos closed escrow during June in the five-county Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton metro area. June sales rose 5.2 percent from 2,859 in May and increased 11.3 percent from 2,703 in June 2009. The median price paid for all new and resale houses and condos combined in June was $235,000, up 2.2 percent from $230,000 in May but down 2.9 percent from $242,000 a year earlier.
2. Seattle -- A total of 4,513 new and resale houses and condos closed escrow during June in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan statistical area encompassing King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. June sales rose 9.0 percent from 4,142 in May and increased 9.6 percent from 4,118 in June 2009. Seattle-area sales have risen on a year-over-year basis for 12 consecutive months.
3. Denver-area home sales picked up in June but remained well below average. A total of 4,881 new and resale houses and condos closed escrow in June across the eight-county Denver-Aurora metro area. That was up 12.8 percent from May and up 6.7 percent from a year earlier. The median price paid for all new and resale houses and condos combined in June was $217,740, up 2.1 percent from $213,000 in May and up 3.6 percent from $210,000 in June 2009.