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With its shrinking home supply and spiking prices, San Jose is the nation’s most competitive market for residential real estate, according to a new report from Redfin.

Analyzing March data, the brokerage said 69.6 percent of homes in San Jose sold for more than the listing price. That was the highest share of “above asking” sales in the country. Judged by the same standard, the No. 2 market in the nation was San Francisco, where 66.7 percent of homes sold for above asking, Redfin said. No. 3 was Oakland, where 65.9 percent sold for more than the list price.