The real action in home prices lately isn’t in King County, where price growth has stabilized.
Even in Pierce County, where homebuyers scalded by high prices in King County continue to snap up less expensive properties, price growth is slowing.
No, the fastest price growth in Western Washington is in Thurston, Kitsap and Whatcom Counties — home to Olympia, Bremerton and Bellingham, respectively — where the King County spillover is heating up other midsize metropolitan centers in the Puget Sound region.
In May, Tacoma was crowned the hottest housing market in the country. (That’s in contrast to King County, where prices are inching along.)
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