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Seattle rents now rank among top 5 most expensive in U.S.; Tacoma joins $1,000 club

The Harvard House (foreground) is much older and better priced than its newer neighbor.  Older apartment buildings in Seattle typically are more spacious and rent for less than their newer counterparts.  Photographed Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Seattle leapfrogged Washington, D.C., to become one of the most expensive cities in the country for renters, according to new census data.

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