Headlines 12.04.2012

Seattle-area home prices kept climbing in September, according to the closely watched Standard & Poor’s / Case-Shiller home price index.

Prices were up 4.8 percent from September 2011, setting yet another post-bubble record. August’s 3.4 percent year-over-year gain had been the previous high.

Seattle-area prices now have increased year-over-year for five straight months, according to Case-Shiller.

Seattle-area home prices maintain upward march ~ Seattle Times

Agent matching site hits licensing roadblock with Northwest MLS ~ Inman

Google Ventures backing agent matching site ~ Inman

Large New York brokerage stops syndicating to Zillow and Trulia ~ Inman