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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2009, 10:56 A.M.

Home sales in Washington still down from 2008

Sales and prices of existing homes across the state dropped in the second quarter from the same period a year ago.

The Washington Center for Real Estate Research said the number of existing homes sold in Washington was down 15.6 percent in the second quarter from the second quarter of 2008.

The center, based at Washington State University in Pullman, said the median sale price of a Washington home was $265,100. That was down 9.2 percent from the second quarter of last year.

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