MDA DataQuick. The San Diego firm tracks real estate trends nationally via public property records. January's sales total was the lowest for any January since at least 1994, when DataQuick's complete Seattle-area statistics begin. Sales have fallen on a year-over-year basis for 32 consecutive months. The median price paid for all homes combined in January was $308,750, down 2.9% from $318,000 in December and down 10.6% from $345,216 a year earlier. The January 2009 median was 15.5% lower than the Seattle area's peak $365,200 median in June 2007 and was the lowest median for any month since it was $306,403 in December 2005. The median has fallen on a year-over-year basis for 12 straight months. The median paid for resale single-family detached houses in January fell to $300,000, down 15.0% from a year ago to its lowest point since May 2005. The resale house median stood 24.0% below its $394,500 peak in June 2007.