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CBS: Money Watch

Why 2014 Is A Good Year o Buy!

If you didn't buy a home in 2013, you may be kicking yourself now. Home prices climbed nationally an average of 13.6 percent in the past 12 months,

MSN Real Estate

2014 housing outlook: Home prices head higher

The housing recovery has pushed up home prices nearly everywhere. In the past year, home prices rose in 225 of the 276 cities tracked by Clear Capital, a provider of real estate data and analysis.

USA Today

30-year mortgage rate hits 3.81%, a 1-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages jumped this week to their highest levels in a year, signaling slightly higher costs for homebuyers. But rates remain low by historical standards.

King 5 News

Seattle is 5th most competative housing market 

Seattle is the fifth-most competitive housing market in the country right now, according to new stats from real estate website Redfin

The Seattle Times

King County house prices jumped almost 20 percent over year

The median price of single-family homes sold in King County leapt in March to $392,000 as buyers, many waving all-cash offers, bid up the region’s tight inventory. With 40 percent fewer houses for sale than a year ago………

 

The News Tribune

Pierce County real estate market continues rebound

Pierce County’s streak of improved home sales and higher median prices continued in March, with both sales and prices rising again, likely cementing the view that the slower housing market finally is behind us, according to new Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Thursday.

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King 5 News

Low housing inventory makes it a seller's market in Seattle

According to zillow.com, metro home values rose 6.5 percent in the past year and are expected to rise another 4.6 percent this year. You can thank low interest rates and rising home values.

CNN Money

2012 home sales: Best in 5 years

Steady December home sales capped the best year for the U.S. real estate market in five years, according to an industry trade group report Tuesday.

The Seattle Times

Regional house prices up again

Compared with November 2011, house prices were up 7.4 percent — the seventh straight month of year-over-year gains, and the biggest increase since the housing bubble burst.

The Wall Street Journal

Six Reasons Housing Inventory Keeps Declining

Here’s a breakdown of why inventory has continued to drop this year:

King 5 News

US home sales rose to 5-year high in 2012

WASHINGTON  — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in 2012 to their highest level in five years, spurred higher by record-low mortgage rates and steady hiring.

The KCM Blog

5 Reasons You Should List Your Home Today!

Many homeowners are waiting until the Spring ‘buying season’ to list their homes for sale. Here are five reasons why that might not make sense this year:

Reuters

Home prices rise for sixth month, a sign of recovery

U.S. home prices rose for a sixth straight month in July in the latest sign of a sustainable housing market recovery

The Seattle Times

Home Prices Up 7% from Last year

King County home prices rose 7.2 percent in July compared with one year ago, extending their streak of such gains to four straight months

Bloomberg

Real estate prices on the rise!

House prices, after falling for more than five years, are rising again

REALTOR®MAG

More homeowners gain equity

Rebounding home prices are lowering the number of home owners who are considered “underwater” on their mortgage

CNBC

Warren Buffett on CNBC:

“I'd Buy Up 'A Couple Hundred Thousand' Single-Family Homes If I Could”

Wall Street Journal

Tacoma, Seattle Lead List of Strong Housing Markets

What’s the top place in the U.S. to buy a home over the next two years? That would be

Tacoma, Wash., according to financial-data firm Fiserv

HomeBuyingInstitute

Tacoma Real Estate Market: One of the Strongest by 2013?

In terms of home prices, the real estate market in Tacoma, Washington is expected to be

one of the strongest in the nation from 2012 – 2013.

SeattlePI

Washington homes reach record affordability

Washington homes are more affordable they have been since the Washington Center

for Real Estate Research started tracking the numbers in 1994, and they're likely to

get even cheaper, the center said Wednesday.

CNBC

The Best Time To Buy Real Estate Is Now

The real estate market is the best I have seen in my 33+ years in real estate

for buyers, whether they are buying for lifestyle to move in with their families

or for buying for investment.

AOL

'Best Time Ever' to Buy a Home? Best-Selling Author Says Yes!

Adam Leitman Bailey is author of The New York Times best-seller "Finding the Uncommon Deal." He

Believes that this is the best time in modern real estate history to be buying a home.