King County & Eastside September 2022 Housing Monthly Stats

September shows growing inventory and the end result is that with more inventory on the market we continue to shift to a better market for buyers, while still being in a Sellers Market.  In September, the number of total active listings in King County increased by 98.16% from 2,391 to 4,738 YoY. On the Eastside, inventory increased 232.19% YoY from September of 2022. This level of inventory increase, while isn't typically normal for this time of year, is expected with the low inventory we witnessed last year.

October Homes for Sale

Pending and closed sales decreased from September 2022 in King County and on the Eastside. According to our King County Home Sales Report, pending sales across King County decreased 38.54% and Eastside pending sales decreased 30.95%

King County closed sales were Down 32.91%  and on the Eastside closed sales decreased 33.59%. With the increase in inventory and how pending sales are looking, more homes should be available in the Winter. The median house sales price in King County is higher by 7.25% over last year to $799,000 and the median sale price on the Eastside saw an increase of 6.95% up to $1,122,000.

The Absorption Ratio is 2.02 in King County and 1.94 on the Eastside. A balanced market is 4-5 Months of Inventory. There are serious buyers in the market right now, good homes priced well will sell quickly.

For additional details, see the September raw numbers from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

The pace of the Market - Market Action Index

Market Action Index

Buyers' affordability remains high, with interest rates around 2.86 %!

Median Price for Key King County Cities

  • Bellevue: $1,121,500
  • Kirkland: $1,575,000
  • Redmond: $1,310,000
  • Seattle: $812,000

September Median Sales Price

Also, be sure to check out the national real estate trends at If you compare the national picture against this month's home sales report, you will see that King County and the Eastside are top performers!

What does this mean for home sellers?

The market has tightened up,  inventory reduction favors the sellers of good homes.  Homes selling with multiple offers and contingencies are being waived. If you intend to sell your home, let's talk about timing as things are hotter than normal.  If you're considering a sale, please click here for a complimentary market analysis of your home.

What does this mean for homebuyers?

Competition for the best homes is coming back to the market. Don't be surprised if you have to compete for a good home. Also, with rates slowly rising don't wait until when you think the market will be better.

Home Sales in King County

Below are links to homes available for the King County communities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Seattle, Redmond, and Sammamish.  Just click on the link to your neighborhood for the complete breakdown for today's numbers.

Homes For Sale in Bellevue, Washington
Homes For Sale in Issaquah, Washington
Homes For Sale in Kirkland, Washington
Homes For Sale in Seattle, Washington
Homes For Sale in Redmond, Washington
Homes For Sale in Sammamish, Washington

I hope you find this home sales report useful. Please share it with your friends. To find out how much your home is worth in today’s market, please click here for a complimentary market analysis of your home. And if you are interested in selling your home for top dollar, in the shortest amount of time, please contact me anytime at 425-200-4093, or click here to send me an e-mail requesting further information.

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