From The Olympian, August 14, 2008:
Home sales dip again in July
The median price of single family homes and condos fell 6.85 percent in July compared with a year ago. The median price fell from $275,173 last July to $256,326 this July. The number of sales dropped 18 percent. New home construction has slowed, and many potential sellers are taking their homes off the market and "waiting for the market to improve".