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The U.S. is Named Most Competitive Economy in the World

The World Economic Forum recently released the annual Global Competitiveness Report, naming the United States the number one most competitive economy in the world for the first time since the early 2000s. According to the report, the nature of economic competitiveness is shifting, as economies are “increasingly transformed by new, digital technologies,” which are “creating a new set of challenges for governments and businesses.” The United States is followed by Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Japan.

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Seattle Neighborhoods with the Fastest and Slowest Rising Home Prices

At the end of March, the four most valuable companies in the world (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon) were all U.S. technology businesses – half of which are Seattle founded and based. Wherever you look, Seattle is changing, growing and evolving and one of the more obvious places this is reflected is in the housing market. Spring is always the busiest time of year for real estate, and this year’s “busy season” is recording higher-than-ever prices due to reduced inventory. The median price for a single-family home in Seattle is $722,250 according to the NWMLS, and new listings have dropped 16.2 percent since last April.

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