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Housing

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Yakima County Enjoys Diverse Affordable Housing Options

Family HomeThe Yakima Valley offers extensive housing options. Residents can find horse ranches, historic homes, downtown condos, resort communities, and wide ranging neighborhoods to fulfill their unique needs and aspirations.

Yakima County is fortunate have one of the more favorable residential real estate markets in the nation. Because of the region’s relatively resilient stable economy, area residents and real estate investors have experienced slower yet positive growth in real estate values. Zillow ranked Yakima County 5th in the nation for home appreciation between 2007-2011. More recently Business Insider, an online publications for financial, media, technical, and related news, picked Yakima as one of their top 15 housing markets in the country over the next five years.

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Rental housing also comes in varied shapes and sizes. People can find houses, apartments, condos, assisted living communities and other rental options in cities and neighborhoods throughout Yakima County.

Building your dream home is also a great option in our Valley. We have a host of great builders and resources for people that want to start from scratch.

Yakima County Real Estate Snapshot -- March 2014

Cost

Yakima, WA

Seattle, WA

Spokane, WA

Portland, OR

Bosie, ID

Average Rent

$657

$1,466

$698

$1,285

$750

Median Price*

$159,100

$344,400

$171,000

$267,500

$168,800

1-yr Appreciation

-4.6%

9.9%

-0.2%

10.5%

16.4%

3-yr Appreciation

1.3%

17.3%

5.0%

16.2%

14.3%

*National Association of Realtors – 2013 4th Quarter Median Home Price

Active Listings – April 2014

Bedrooms

Quantity

Average Price

5+

54

$448,001

4

153

$316,154

3

343

$239,034

1-2

117

$130,837

Condos

39

$161,706

 

Market Snapshot – March 2014

Residential Sales

315

Average Price

$163,869

Active Listings

979


Residential Real Estate Web Links

Rental Property Web Links**

**Note:  Many of the residential real estate offices listed above also manage rental properties.

Commercial Real Estate

 

"We are a community in transition, we are hungry...seeking to draw new business." - Dave Edler, City of Yakima