King County home sales rebound in 2011, but prices still falling

King County home sales rebound in 2011, but prices still falling

Homebuyers purchased nearly 2,000 more houses and condos in King County last year than in 2010.

For 24 million fewer dollars.

That’s among the statistical nuggets in a year-end report the Northwest Multiple Listing Service released Monday. It reinforces what researchers have been saying about the Seattle real-estate market for months.

Sales volumes are climbing while prices — or at least the median price of houses that sell — continue to fall.

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