Local home sales on pace to top last year’s total

Local home sales on pace to top last year’s total

More houses are likely to sell in King County this year than in 2010, when federal tax incentives fueled the market, observers agree.

But sales volumes are far off the frenzied, pre-bust pace of 2006 and 2007. And prices remain flat: The median price of a single-family home sold in King County has barely changed in six months, the Northwest Multiple Listing Service says.

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