Current home values in Washington

Home values have been rising throughout Washington and are up 7.9% from a year ago.

Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $657,953, Realtor says.

Real estate agents say would-be homebuyers in some parts of the country are starting to overcome the obstacles caused by COVID-19 and are going virtual house hunting to take advantage of today's bargain mortgage rates and the low monthly house payments they provide.

Here's how that works in Washington: Let's say you want to buy a mid-priced home using a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage at the current average interest, which is a low 3.33%, according to mortgage company Freddie Mac.

A 30-year mortgage for a $657,953 home at 3.33% would give a typical Washington homebuyer a monthly payment of $2,314, assuming a 20% down payment.

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How the Washington housing market stacks up

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The state's median home value is higher than the U.S. median of $248,948, which is up 5.1% from a year ago.

While the coronavirus is expected to continue hanging over the U.S. economy like a dark cloud, Zillow forecasts that U.S. home values will rise 5.1% over the next year, while in Washington, they're predicted to rise 4.7%.

Homes right now are going on the market in Washington at a median price of $231 per square foot, versus $134 per square foot nationwide.

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Washington home prices over the last 10 years

Year Avg. Price
2020* $425,049
2019 $393,900
2018 $375,175
2017 $345,092
2016 $308,433
2015 $277,675
2014 $256,250
2013 $240,150
2012 $223,550
2011 $228,275
2010 $249,825
2009 $265,942

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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How much for an average-sized home?

Here's what a 2,500-square-foot home in Washington is worth now, and how that's changed over the last decade, based on the Zillow Home Value Index.

Year Avg. Price
2020* $576,729
2019 $617,500
2018 $585,000
2017 $537,500
2016 $475,000
2015 $430,000
2014 $395,000
2013 $370,000
2012 $340,000
2011 $345,000
2010 $382,500
2009 $405,000

*2020 price average through March 31, 2020.

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