interest rates http://kplu.org en Seattle Home Prices Post Highest Monthly Jump Since April 1990 http://kplu.org/post/seattle-home-prices-post-highest-monthly-jump-april-1990 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Home prices in the Seattle metro area in May showed their biggest monthly gain in more than 20 years, as a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;tight supply of homes and low interest rates drive values higher.</span></p><p>Until recently, interest rates were at record lows, and that’s been spurring people to jump back into the housing market after the 2008 crash. Home prices in the Seattle metro area climbed more than 3 percent in May compared with April. That’s according to the Standard and Poor’s Case Shiller Home Price Index.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:47:50 +0000 Ashley Gross 9474 at http://kplu.org Seattle Home Prices Post Highest Monthly Jump Since April 1990