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Seattle-Area Home Prices Remain Ahead of National Average

Up 10.7 percent from a year ago, Seattle-area home prices had the second-highest annual gain amongst major metros across America.

New Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers are out and while Seattle home prices only saw modest gains from December to January (0.2 percent), the average price for existing single-family homes sold in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties was up 10.7 percent from the previous year, the second-biggest YOY growth in the nation behind only Portland.

As Seattle Bubble points out, those numbers are both way better than they were a year ago with prices up 6.8 percent YOY a year ago.

Nationally, prices were up 0.8 percent from December to January and the 20-city index prices were up 5.7 percent YOY. Prices were still reasonable far below the mid-2006 peaks. Here in Seattle, the prices were 2.8 percent lower than the 2007 peak.
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