The Portland-area housing market again topped the monthly Standard Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index, released Tuesday, which measures year-over-year gains in home values among 20 of the nation’s largest metros.
That was just one piece of news during another busy week in the real estate world. If you missed any of it – and who could be blamed with the recent streak of nice weather? – here’s a roundup (click the links below for the full stories):
Seattle’s housing deal, political shift may provide Portland a blueprint
Like Portland, San Francisco and a handful of other cities, Seattle is dealing with a housing-affordability crisis resulting from an exploding population and a limited supply of homes.
But unlike Portland and San Francisco, Seattle has undertaken a unique and ambitious plan that sets the city’s approach to housing apart. The plan has upended traditional political alliances and played an outsized role in a recent