During Gov. Inslee’s stay-home order during the coronavirus, an eastward-looking view of Seattle homes with Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains in the background, April 4, 2020. A drop in inventory is driving up prices and sending homes flying off the market in days. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
An eastward-looking view of Seattle homes with Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains in the background. In King County, there were 47.5% fewer homes for sale in June than the same month in 2019. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
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Worst of both worlds for Seattle-area home shoppers: rising prices and not much for sale

A drop in inventory is driving up prices and sending homes flying off the market in days. Fewer homes are for sale than any time in recent memory, new data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service show. Updated

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