Headlines 09.25.2012

Seattle-area home values posted their largest annual increase in August since the housing bust, according to a new report.

“In the prior months we were closer to being just flat for the year,” Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries said Wednesday. “We are decently up off of our trough level now.” 

Home values in the King, Pierce and Snohomish counties hit bottom in January, down 33 percent from the peak. They’ve gone up 3.2 percent since then, rising faster than Humphries had predicted.

Seattle-area home values record biggest jump since bust ~ Seattle PI

Seattle Home Prices Continue Surge – up 10% from February ~ Nice Seattle Homes

Real-estate rebound adding to city coffers ~ Seattle Times

Housing recovery blossoms ~ CNN Money

Walking the talk about walkable urban places ~ Crosscut

The 7 Worst Housing Markets In The World ~ Business Insider