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Home Bidding Wars Are Most Intense in These U.S. Metro Areas

Photographer: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg

Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh and Boise, Idaho, are the most competitive housing markets in the U.S., where buyers rarely escape without facing a bidding war.

In March, more than 87% of offers written by Redfin agents in the Utah capital faced competition. The other two cities followed, each with about 82%, according to the brokerage’s analysis of 42 large metropolitan areas.