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Clallam County assessor: Skyrocketing housing market has ‘huge impact’ for locals

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PORT ANGELES — Like real estate professionals and others interested in the market, Clallam County Assessor Pam Rushton is seeing unprecedented sales across the region.

“I don’t even know how to explain a market like this,” Rushton told attendees of “Coffee With Colleen,” a weekly virtual meeting hosted by Colleen McAleer, Clallam County Economic Development Council executive director, on Wednesday.

The stunning rise in residential and commercial properties across the county and region are the biggest she’s seen since the housing boom in the late 2000s.

Interest rates and supply-and-demand seem to be driving the exponential growth in sales, she said.

“We don’t have the supply we used to have. Things are just not staying on the market. I watched houses around me be on the market (for) just a few days, and then you see a ‘sale pending’ up. We see the same thing when we see the sales come through.”

Rushton said her…

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