Aberdeen near top of rankings for U.S. real estate, population growth

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The pandemic has changed the way we work and where we live. The Grays Harbor County community in Aberdeen will benefit from these changes, according to national data.

The U.S. Postal Service tracks net migration – from one location to another – based on its email recipients. According to a recent study, Aberdeen ranked ninth nationwide in terms of net immigration, the number of people moving to the community.

On the other end of the spectrum, Seattle ranks ninth in terms of net churn – people moving out.

“They realized,” I don’t have to drive three hours each way to a meeting, I can do it from home, “said Tom Quigg, Aberdeen real estate agent.

He said since the pandemic started in 2020, he and other Aberdeen brokers have received calls from people trying to leave big cities.

According to Zillow statistics, prices have increased as a result.

The company’s sales figures revealed that Aberdeen homes were selling at 22% higher prices in March 2021 than in March 2020 – the fourth highest rate in the nation.

Olympia prices ranked 19th and Seattle’s 111 out of 910 real estate markets surveyed by Zillow.

Quigg has been selling residential and commercial properties in and around Aberdeen since 1991.

His great-grandfather moved to Aberdeen in the late 19th century when it became the timber capital of the world.

Quigg said he doesn’t think the city’s real estate market has ever been this strong.

“We are beyond the glory days. This is something unprecedented, ”said Quigg.