Housing options continue to be tight through spring

Homes for sale continued to be tight last month in Island County, with only 412 active listings, down 20 percent from April 2015’s 515, according to numbers released May 5 by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

The median price among closed home sales was $283,000, up 13 percent from last April’s $250,000.

Countywide, 227 homes sales were pending, up 5 percent from 216 in April 2015.

The county had 3.25 months of housing inventory.

Across the 23-county western Washington market area, in April there was a 1.85-month supply of houses plus condos — a slight improvement from March, when there was a 1.79-month supply, though down from the year-ago level of 2.36 months.