Comparing the 20 largest cities in the nation, the home-price index is a great tool for comparing and contrasting different markets. According to Forbes, Seattle was ranked with the highest year-over-year gains, with a 13.5% price increase for the month of July. This is compared to the national average of 5.9%.
After having its 11th consecutive month in the number one spot, Seattle's market continues to stay hot. Experts have reported predictions of the market continuing with its upward trend, while others think that the housing bubble is bound to pop.