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Read the latest news about residential and commercial real estate in the Seattle area and Pacific Northwest. Topics include home sales and prices; rent and mortgage rates; apartment, condo and single-family housing markets; development, skyscrapers, construction and office space; and affordable housing issues. Some of the players in the marketplace include Vulcan, Zillow, Redfin and Case-Shiller.

‘Panicking’ Seattle home buyers, spooked by rising interest rates, rush to buy

Aerials of homes in the Beacon HIll neighborhood on Friday, September 16, 2016.

The Puget Sound region saw a roughly 30 percent rise in home sales in November as mortgage rates climbed quickly and buyers hurried to lock in their interest rates.

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