The owner of Yakima's John L. Scott Real Estate says the current pandemic is impacting home sales and statistics from the month of May show the results.

Cory Beemis says the 2020 Year to Date Median Home Sales Price in the Yakima is $259,950. Beemis says that's a 10.62% increase from last year to date when the average price was $235,000.

The impact of the pandemic can be found in home sales.
Beemis says there were 117 total homes sold in May, 2020, a a 26% decrease from the 158 homes that sold in May of 2019.
But there have been 638 total homes sold so far this year, a 9% increase from last year when 586 homes were sold.