Washington state no. 2 for fastest-climbing home prices in nation

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Mike Rosenberg | Seattle Times

For the first time in a year and a half, Washington is no longer the state with the hottest housing market in the country, though not because homes here have suddenly become cheap.

Home prices grew faster in Washington than in any other state starting in January 2016 and, after being briefly overtaken by Oregon later that year, this remained the hottest state in the country since December 2016, according to CoreLogic.

But the new numbers show Nevada had the biggest home-price increase in the nation in June, with Washington second.

Buyers shouldn’t start celebrating much, however. Like in King County, the market statewide is also cooling, but just from red-hot to slightly-less-hot.

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