Seattle chugs along as America’s hottest home market despite …

Seattle’s home-price increases keep surging ahead of the rest of the nation even as the local housing market is showing a clear trend of slowing a bit.

Across Greater Seattle, the typical single-family house cost 10.4 percent more in November than a year ago, the biggest increase of any metro area in the country, according to the Case-Shiller home-price index released Tuesday.

It’s the third straight month that the Seattle area led the nation as the hottest housing market after a nine-year stretch without being on top.

Fastest-rising home prices compared with a year ago

1. Seattle +10.4%

2. Portland +10.1%

3. Denver +8.7%

4. Tampa +8.1%

5. Dallas +8.1%

Source: Case-Shiller home price index

The winter is normally the slowest time of year for the local real-estate market. The growth in home values was

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