Find out what the numbers tell us about Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Times' FYI Guy, Gene Balk, and other contributors comb data sets to look at the numbers behind news topics -- especially those that offer insight into the quality of life and cost of living in the Seattle area.

Compare Seattle’s housing market to other major U.S. cities using the Case-Shiller Home Price Index

The monthly release of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index compares national home price growth to price increases in 20 major cities. For more than a year, Seattle has ranked somewhere in the top three cities for fastest-climbing prices.

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