Skagit County’s housing market displayed steady growth in the third quarter

(SKAGIT COUNTY)- The Skagit County housing market, like the summer weather, avoided any extreme swings in the third quarter and grew at a comfortable rate, according to Shelah Inman of Brown McMillen Real Estate.

The median sales price of a Skagit County home was $370,000 in the third quarter, up 3.9% from the third quarter of 2018. Inman prepared the quarterly report based on data from the Northwest Washington Multiple Listing Service.

“The median sales price grew in most communities except Anacortes, down 6.6%, and Mount Vernon, down 0.6%,” Inman said. “But Anacortes continues to have the highest median price in the county by a large margin at $473,250.”

The number of Skagit County homes sold in the third quarter rose 4.1% to 581, led by double-digit percentage gains in La Conner (52.6%), Burlington (15.6%) and Mount Vernon (14.9%).