YOY Increase: 4.8%
Home prices in Seattle rose even more in the year leading up to September — 4.8%, to be exact. That set a new post-bubble record, as The Seattle Times put it, erasing the previous high of 3.4% posted the month prior.
The climb also made for the fifth straight year-over-year increase for the area. Plus, prices gained 0.3% month-over-month, more than offsetting the 0.1% fall in prices the city saw from July to August.