Real Estate

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.

Seattle home prices drop by $70,000 in three months as market continues to cool

A Windermere “Sold” sign stands outside of a home in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The National Association of Realtors is scheduled to release existing homes data on Nov. 20. Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg 451173903

The number of homes for sale across King County surged up 66 percent in the past year — and 86 percent just in the city of Seattle — the biggest rise in more than a decade.

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