Seattle ties record for leading the nation in home prices

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Zosha Millman | KOMO news post courtesy of SeattlePI.com

SEATTLE – It’s only the second month of 2018, but Seattle has been leading the country’s real estate market in year-over-year gains for a record-tying 17 months now.

With another month of 12.7 percent year-over-year increase, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index has Seattle well above the nationwide 6.3 percent annual gain. It also has us tying Case-Shiller’s longest run since San Francisco’s 17-month lead-up to the dot-com bubble 17 years ago.

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