Metro housing prices jumped more than 2 percent for the first time in the past year in the second quarter, after the housing hub property tax and property tax increases took effect in March.
The increase in metro housing prices in February was fueled by a strong economy, a rise in the value of the U.S. dollar and higher home prices in some metro areas.
It was the second consecutive quarter that metro housing rose, following a 0.9 percent increase in the first quarter.
The median price of a metro home in February jumped by 3.3 percent to $419,000, the median for the metro region as a whole rose by 3 percent to an average of $470,000.
The median price for a condo jumped by 2.9% to $1,937,000 and the median price was $1.9 million for a townhouse.
The average price for an apartment rose by 4.1 percent to a median of $821,000 but the average price was up 3.4 percent to about $1 million for apartments in downtown Seattle.
The price of single-family homes jumped by 0.3 percentage point to $5,061,000 while the median was up 1.4 percentage points to $2,848,000 for single-unit homes.
The price of townhouses rose by 1.3 points to about the same amount as a condo.
A few metro areas experienced decreases in home prices.
In Denver, the average home price fell by $4,000 to $400,000 in February.
The average home value in Omaha fell by 3% to about half the price of the median home in the metro area.
In New York City, the sale of a home fell by 9.2% to an all-time high of $1 billion in February, according to a report from real estate analytics firm Zillow.
The increase in sales in February came after a record $3.6 billion in sales were recorded in March, according the report.