Seattle Tops Nation in Home Price Increases

Barron's reported yesterday that Seattle currently leads the nation in home price increases. According to the most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices,

Affordable housing in Seattle: a touchy subject

Housing in Seattle proper, and the greater Seattle region, is expensive. And with many more residents expected to settle here in the coming years, people are looking for ways to increase the housing supply. But adding more housing - especially within the City of Seattle itself - is proving to be a highly controversial issue.

Home bidding wars heat up in Seattle area

The Seattle Times reported Saturday on what many homebuyers, sellers and real-estate professionals in the region have been experiencing over the past year or so: bidding wars in an "ultracompetitive local housing market." In fact, says the Times, "there are now more home-bidding wars than at any point this decade."