Home sales up last month in Pierce and Thurston counties

Home sales up last month in Pierce and Thurston counties

Successful sales provided a glimmer of hope for the Pierce and Thurston county housing markets in February.

More homes sold in Pierce and Thurston counties last month than the same time a year ago, though sale prices continued their drop.

Closed sales rose 30 percent in Pierce and 2 percent in Thurston, according to data released Monday by the Northwest Multiple Listings Service, which represents 21 counties in Western and Central Washington.

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