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April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers Real Estate

Cell / Text: 360-589-2777       aswenson25@juno.com
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Ocean Shores, WA Real Estate

2nd-Quarter / 1st-Half 2021
Ocean Shores/North Beach
Newsletter
Presented by April Swenson,
CRS & Managing Broker for
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers Real Estate
aswenson25@juno.com    360-589-2777 cell/text    www.OceanShoresInfo.com
  
 
NOTABLE NEWS and EVENTS
 
INDEPENDENCE DAY at the BEACH 2021
 
July 4th fell on a Sunday this year.  This was a special Independence Day to celebrate and give thanks to God for our Freedom.  And a special appreciation to our Police and Fire Departments!!!
The town was packed -- even more than last year.  It was a lovely, cool day and evening, and the nighttime brought tons of firework displays on the Beach.  See my pictures and video on my website at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/july4th2021.html.
 
GUN SHOW 2021
 
During Independence Day weekend, there was a gun, knife and ammo show held at the Convention Center.  See my pictures on my website at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/gunshow2021.html.

5-STAR DEALERSHIP'S SAND & SAWDUST FESTIVAL 2021
 
After last year's cancellation, the popular and fun Sand and Sawdust Festival was back on the Beach and at the Convention Center, all during a heat wave where temperatures reached into the 90s.  See my pictures and video on my website at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/sandsawdustfestival2021.html.
 
FLAG DAY PARADE 2021
 
Celebrating the United States Flag, Old Glory, flying high and celebrating its symbol of our Freedom.  See my pictures and my video on my website at www.OceanShoresInfo.com/pics/flagdayparade2021.html

OTHER NOTABLE LOCAL NEWS
 
BUYS IN OCEAN SHORES
 
Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for some good deals on properties in Ocean Shores:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2nd-Q/1st-Half 2021
MARKET ACTIVITY/UPDATE
(April 1st-June 30th & January 1st-June 30th)
  • Median Sales Price for Homes increased from $239,950 in the 1st-half 2020 to $324,950 in the 1st-half 2021.
  • Median Sales Price for Lots increased from $25,000 in the 1st-half 2020 to $54K in the 1st-half 2021.
  • The Total of Listings has slightly increased because Lot Listings have increased.
  • The Total # of Solds has increased from the 1st-half of 2020 verses the 1st-half of 2021.
OCEAN SHORES MARKET:
 
Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (2nd-Quarter of 2021):
Sold Homes 
Sold Lots
Sold Condos
 
Sold Multi-Family
Sold Commercial
 
1st-Half 2021
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
(as of 6/30/21)
 60  166  9  1  4  240
 Pendings  70  38  3  1  1  113
 Solds  220  283  31  3  2  539
 Sold Volume  $75.5M  $18.6M  $5.54M  $1.94M  $770K  $102.35M
 Sold Median Price  $324,950  $54K  $125,900  $539K  $385K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  26  68  215  194  115  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2020
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings (as of 6/30/20)  81  84  21  2  5  193
 Pendings  92  52  5  2  0  151
 Solds  150  158  11  2  1  322
 Sold Volume  $37.5M  $5.9M  $1.62M  $372,500  $155K  $45.54M
 Sold Median Price  $239,950  $25K  $96K  $186,250  $155K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  90  337  167  24  4  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2019
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings (as of 6/30/19)  137  201  29  0  10  377
 Pendings  62  43  6  1  0  112
 Solds  167  186  22  0  3  378
 Sold Volume  $38.1M  $5.47M  $2.83M  $0  $840K  $47.24M
 Sold Median Price  $229,900  $21,500  $90,950  N/A  $295K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  82  377  89  N/A  188  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2018
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
 (as of 6/30/18)
 139  328  24  1  11  503
 Pendings  65  37  8  0  1  111
 Solds  207  240  26  3  7  483
 Sold Volume  $45M  $5.75M  $3.28M  $829K  $4.58M  $59.44M
 Sold Median Price  $211K  $15K  $110,700  $275K  $285K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  117  469  125  86  339  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2017
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
 (as of 6/30/17)
 143  472  43  4  17  679
 Pendings  57  29  6  1  0  93
 Solds  172  161  26  1  3  363
 Sold Volume  $34.11M  $3.97M  $3.35M  $209,900  $398,750  $42.04M
 Sold Median Price  $182,750  $15K  $121,475  $209,900  $133,750  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  124  409  167  189  31  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2016
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
 (as of 6/30/16)
 170  549  42  2  14  795
 Pendings  62  31  7  1  0  101
 Solds  145  130  29  4  2  310
 Sold Volume  $25.56M  $2.65M  $3.61M  $844K  $356K  $33.02M
 Sold Median Price  $165K  $12,500  $137,950  $209K  $178K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  150  347  100  663  22  
 
 
 
2nd-Quarter
2021
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  111  158  18  2  2  291
 Sold Volume  $39M  $10.9M  $3.68M  $1.4M  $770K  $55.75M
 Sold Median Price  $348K  $58,537  $173,950  $702K  $385K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  16  42  71  68  115  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter 2020
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  88  86  5  1  0  180
 Sold Volume  $22.89M  $2.91M  $816K  $222,500  $0  $26.84M
 Sold Median Price  $249,950  $30K  $210K  $222,500  N/A
 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  101  313  191  29  N/A  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter 2019
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  106  122  11  0  2  241
 Sold Volume  $24.68M  $3.62M  $1.52M  $0  $545K  $30.365M
 Sold Median Price  $232,150  $22,250  $129K  N/A  $272,500
 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  68  387  26  N/A  241  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter
2018
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  124  122  12  1  4  263
 Sold Volume  $26.9M  $3.13M  $1.14M  $379K  $889K  $32.44M
 Sold Median Price  $215K  $15,750  $97,700  $379K  $210,950
 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  103  363  76  71  265  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter 2017
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  112  101  16  1  1  231
 Sold Volume  $22.6M  $2.35M  $2.06M  $209,900  $80K  $27.3M
 Sold Median Price  $182,750  $15K  $125,919  $209,900  $80K
 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  116  347  145  189  3  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter 2016
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  91  74  19  1  1  186
 Sold Volume  $16.28M  $1.39M  $2.36M  $200K  $85K  $20.315M
 Sold Median Price  $165K  $14,450  $140K  $200K  $85K
 
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  114  330  103  1498  1  
 
 
NORTH BEACH (Ocean City to Moclips) MARKET:
 
Click on the following links to view the MLS flyers for sold properties (2nd-Quarter of 2021):
Sold Homes 
Sold Land
Sold Multi-Family
Sold Commercial

1st-Half 2021
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
(as of 6/30/21)
 16  66  2  2  9  95
 Pendings  14  12  3  0  1  30
 Solds  43  48  0  1  3  91
 Sold Volume  $30.4M  $5.36M  $0  $375K  $1.13M  $37.26M
 Sold Median Price  $570K  $85K  N/A  $375K  $350K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  55  436  N/A  462  383  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2020
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings (as of 6/30/20)  40  77  0  4  6  127
 Pendings  16  15  2  0  0  33
 Solds  30  24  0  0  0  54
 Sold Volume  $10.83M  $2.57M  $0  $0  $0  $13.4M
 Sold Median Price  $287,250  $47,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  100  476  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2019
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
(as of 6/30/19)
 39  84  1  0  7  131
 Pendings  8  5  0  1  0  14
 Solds  33  19  0  0  1  53
 Sold Volume  $14.3M  $1.96M  $0  $0  $125K  $16.38M
 Sold Median Price  $305K  $40K  N/A  N/A  $125K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  118  428  N/A  N/A  263  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2018
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
(as of 6/30/18)
 59  98  0  1  8  166
 Pendings  11  10  0  0  1  22
 Solds  26  17  0  0  0  43
 Sold Volume  $9.1M  $1.6M  $0  $0  $0  $10.7M
 Sold Median Price  $283,500  $20K  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  107  1,609  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2017
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings
(as of 6/30/17)
 53  96  0  2  7  158
 Pendings  10  6  0  0  0  16
 Solds  25  19  0  1  1  46
 Sold Volume  $8.52M  $3.17M  $0  $325K  $60K  $12.07M
 Sold Median Price  $230K  $28,500  N/A  $325K  $60K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  265  528  N/A  247  170  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2016
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings (as of 6/30/16)  64  123  2  1  10  200
 Pendings  15  5  0  0  0  30
 Solds  22  10  0  0  0  32
 Sold Volume  $7.43M  $531,500  $0  $0  $0  $7.961M
 Sold Median Price  $325,250  $38,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  300  491  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 
 

2nd-Quarter
2021
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  15  21  0  1  1  38
 Sold Volume  $10.1M  $2.3M  $0  $375K  $450K  $13.23M
 Sold Median Price  $735K  $85K  N/A  $375K  $450K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  56  431  N/A  462  1,445  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter
2020
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  12
 19
 0  0  0  31
 Sold Volume  $4M  $1.45M  $0  $0  $0  $5.45M
 Sold Median Price  $287,250  $47,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  123  555  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter
2019
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  16
 13
 0  0  1  30
 Sold Volume  $5.14M  $1.76M  $0  $0  $125K  $7.03M
 Sold Median Price  $233,500  $52K  N/A  N/A  $125K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  95  433  N/A  N/A  263  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter
2018
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  16
 13
 0  0  0  29
 Sold Volume  $5.28M  $1.39M  $0  $0  $0K  $6.67M
 Sold Median Price  $283,500  $19,500  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  87  1,859  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter
2017
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  11  10  0  1  0  22
 Sold Volume  $4.97M  $1.32M  $0  $325K  $0K  $6.615M
 Sold Median Price  $510K  $48,750  N/A  $325K  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  250  757  N/A  247  N/A  
 
VS.
 
2nd-Quarter 2016
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Solds  12  6  0  0  0  18
 Sold Volume  $5.014M  $278K  $0  $0  $0  $5.292M
 Sold Median Price  $401K  $46,125  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  243  550  N/A  N/A  N/A  
 
 
SOUTH BEACH (Westport/Grayland/Ocosta) MARKET: 
 
1st-Half 2021
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  13  30  2  0  5  50
 Pendings  17  8  4  0  1  30
 Solds  43  39  19  1  3  105
 Sold Volume  $12.8M  $4.19M  $4.65M  $180K  $1.11M  $22.93M
 Sold Median Price  $245K  $85K  $280K  $180K  $300K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  30  98  38  11  28  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2020
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  20  45  12  1  7  85
 Pendings  8  15  4  1  0  28
 Solds  36  27  12  0  1  66
 Sold Volume  $8.1M  $1.97M  $2.06M  $0  $156K  $11.37M
 Sold Median Price  $180K  $45K  $175,250
 N/A
 $156K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  111  305  125  N/A  367  
 
 
LONG BEACH PENINSULA (Ilwaco to Surfside Estates) MARKET:
 
1st-Half 2021
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  47  62  7  0  12  128
 Pendings  63  37  7  0  3  110
 Solds  221  126  34  2  4  387
 Sold Volume  $70.8M  $10.3M  $8.47M  $2.18M  $1.57M  $93.3M
 Sold Median Price  $281K  $62,500  $215K  $1.09M  $355K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  42  133  26  29  220  
 
VS.
 
1st-Half 2020
 Homes
Land 
Condos 
Multi-
Family 
Commercial 
Total 
 Current Listings  85  116  22  0  14  237
 Pendings  61  28  7  2  1  97
 Solds  124  79  15  0  3  221
 Sold Volume  $32.6M  $4.58M  $3.44M  $0  $1.83M  $42.45M
 Sold Median Price  $225,500  $45K  $179,500  N/A  $580K  
 Avg. Days on Market (solds)  82  266  81  N/A  150
 
 
NOTE: All of the above data was pulled from the NWMLS and is not guaranteed.
 

MORTGAGE NEWS
 
Interest rates are still very low at around 3% with 0 points (depending on credit and down payment). Funding is available through FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Loans to buy primary and secondary/vacation homes in Ocean Shores and the North Beach.  There are investment and construction loans available as well.

For more help on getting pre-approved/qualified, I suggest contacting Desiree Goodwin, who moved over from Bank of the Pacific to HomeVantage Mortage, at 425-232-8028, or e-mail her at dgoodwin@homevantage.com.  You can also contact Saul Schiffner at Wallick & Volk Mortgage Brokers in Bellevue at 425-422-6333, or e-mail him at saul.schiffner@wvmb.com.  Or, contact Steph Thomasson at Academy Mortgage in Tumwater at 206-799-4129 or e-mail her at steph.thomasson@academymortgage.com.
 
 
If you ever have any questions about Area Information and Real Estate in Ocean Shores and the North Beach, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.
~ April Swenson
aswenson25@juno.com
360-589-2777 (cell/text)
 

Your Beach Destination Awaits You at the #1 Washington Coast Town!



April Swenson, Managing Broker & CRS
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers ~ Ocean Shores, WA

Cell / Text:   360-589-2777
Fax: 360-289-3941
aswenson25@juno.com              www.OceanShoresInfo.com

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