Seattle is nation’s 5th-best home-sellers’ market, says Zillow

Ben Miller Contributing Editor-Puget Sound Business Journal

Seattle is the nation’s fifth-best market for home sellers, according to Zillow Inc.

The Seattle online real estate company said San Jose, Calif. is the nation’s No. 1 market for home sellers, followed by San Francisco, San Antonio and Los Angeles.

The West has the nation’s best market for home sellers, while the eastern part of the country has the best market for home buyers, according to Zillow. Cleveland is the best market for home buyers, according to Zillow.

"Relatively strong job markets in the West are helping spur robust demand, which is being met with limited supply, causing rapid home value appreciation and giving sellers an edge," said Stan Humphries, Zillow chief economist, in a statement.

According to Zillow, home values in Seattle have increased 10 percent in the past year,

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