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Tight Inventory… Still

The number of condo and house sales in the central Puget Sound region jumped 15 percent last month over the previous year, even as the number of residences for sale dropped precipitously.

The result: an even tighter housing market with home prices climbing at more than 9 percent, according to data the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS).

And you thought Seattle’s housing market couldn’t get any tighter – PSBJ

Home-price boom: What $450K will buy you around Puget Sound – Seattle Times

Home sales rise, prices soar, inventories dip in latest Washington real estate report – News Tribune

Angry neighbors demand halt to ‘Eastern Bloc’-like cityscape in Seattle – Seattle Times

CFPB Responds to Congressional Concerns Over Closing Doc Requirements – NAR

7 years later, former WaMu executives still waiting for golden parachute payments – PSBJ