Oregon live discusses Portland housing prices according to the Case-Shiller home-price index.
The Portland area led the nation in home-price increases for 11 months, but Seattle took the top spot in September. Portland saw home prices rise 10.9 percent year-over-year, compared with Seattle's 11 percent, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index. The two cities were only ones out of the 20 surveyed in the index to see double-digit annual increases.
Portland's annual increases have slowed in recent months, which is welcome news for would-be homebuyers who have seen rising home prices take chunks out of their buying power.
But the housing market remains highly competitive, and costs are still rising at a rapid clip. Looming…