Seattle has experienced a "hot" housing market as of late, and has garnered national attention as Rebecca Troyer from The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that "Seattle is the fourth-best U.S. city for homeownership since the market bottomed in early 2012." What contributed to the recognition? As Troyer writes, not only has Seattle "experienced an 8.8 percent increase in job growth and 9.9 percent increase in average wages in the past three years. Unemployment has dropped by almost 42 percent and home values are up almost 30 percent."

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