home prices http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Home Prices Post Highest Monthly Jump Since April 1990 http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-home-prices-post-highest-monthly-jump-april-1990 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Home prices in the Seattle metro area in May showed their biggest monthly gain in more than 20 years, as a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;tight supply of homes and low interest rates drive values higher.</span></p><p>Until recently, interest rates were at record lows, and that’s been spurring people to jump back into the housing market after the 2008 crash. Home prices in the Seattle metro area climbed more than 3 percent in May compared with April. That’s according to the Standard and Poor’s Case Shiller Home Price Index.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:47:50 +0000 Ashley Gross 9474 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Home Prices Post Highest Monthly Jump Since April 1990 King County launches web site for electronic property tax appeals http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-launches-web-site-electronic-property-tax-appeals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>People who are anxious about the possibility of their property taxes going up have a new resource to turn to. King County just launched <a href="https://blue.kingcounty.gov/assessor/eappeals/Index.aspx">a web site</a> to allow homeowners to appeal their property valuations electronically. They can use the site to look up comparable sales and submit that information along with the appeal.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:17:31 +0000 Ashley Gross 9087 at http://www.kplu.org King County launches web site for electronic property tax appeals Housing prices falling around the nation, including the Seattle area http://www.kplu.org/post/housing-prices-falling-around-nation-including-seattle-area <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960609.mp3</p><p>A &quot;...boatload of loans, sitting in foreclosure,&quot; or on the verge of being taken back by the banks. Those are the<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2014628180_homeprices30.html"> words of one economist</a>, talking about what&#39;s happening in the real estate markets of major cities, nation-wide. The greater Seattle area is no exception.</p><p>The numbers come from the <a href="http://seattlebubble.com/blog/tag/case-shiller/">Case-Schiller index </a>and they&#39;re not pretty. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:15:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1106 at http://www.kplu.org Housing prices falling around the nation, including the Seattle area King County home prices down 7% compared to last year http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-home-prices-down-7-compared-last-year <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955852.mp3</p><p>Foreclosures and uncertainty are clogging up the real estate market, and one local expert says prices won&#39;t go up again before next year.</p><p>The median price of a home in King County&nbsp; is down nearly 7% compared to a year ago.&nbsp; That&#39;s one of many tidbits in the mass of numbers released this month by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.&nbsp;</p><p>Sales data for February show the median sales price in Washington&#39;s most populous county down 7 percent compared to last year. The median price of a home in King County has dropped to $320-thousand dollars. That&#39;s about $23,000 dollars less than in February of last year.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:22:02 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 927 at http://www.kplu.org King County home prices down 7% compared to last year