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RECORD PRICES FOR HOUSING
(Monthly Average Residential Price)

Clackamas County, OR ~ $427,996, up 9%
Clark County, WA ~ $321,732, up 6%
King County, WA ~ $589,473, up 9%
Multnomah County, OR ~ $415,317, up 12%
Pierce County, WA ~ $301,821, up 7%
Snohomish County, WA ~ $402,694, up 7%
Thurston County, WA ~ $282,392, up 7%
Washington County, OR ~ $396,658, up 16%

Buying vs. Renting:

The median rental price for rentals in July 2016 compared to same period last year:
Portland, OR was $2,195, up 13%
Seattle, WA was $2,786, up 11%
San Francisco, CA was $4,500, down 5%
Los Angeles, CA was $4,200, up 24%
Bellingham, WA was $1,650, up 6%
Brooklyn, NY was $2,500, up 6%
Tacoma, WA was $1,500, up 12%
Source: Trulia.com

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Multnomah County
Year-to-date 2016 (vs. Year-to-date 2015)
> Residential sales volume: up 8% to $2.9 billion
> Residential transactions: down 3% to 7,192
> Plexes (2-5 units) sales: up 76% to $38 million
> Land sales: up 66% to $70 million
> Commercial volume: up 24% to $1.5 billion
> Average residence: $395,010, up 11%