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Sensational Seattle Spring Break Camps

It is hard to believe but spring break is right around the corner and it’s time for you to start thinking about getting your little ones enrolled in a camp, if you don’t want them sitting at home or stuck in a daycare. Lucky for you, there ...

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Seattle Moving Trends

Seattle is on the move! With so many new tech companies moving into the Puget Sound region, prices are going up! Unfortunately there is simply not enough supply. This is great news for sellers, not so great news for buyers but by using the foll...

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Homes Cost More Around Seattle’s Light Rail

Seattle’s mass transit line offers ease of commute but homeowners and buyers are feeling the pressure. Homes tend to cost more around the Puget Sound’s massive transit expansion, especially near stations. Seattle has been expanding t...

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New Record For Home Listings in Puget Sound

Just two months ago Seattle had an absorption rate of one month, meaning that if no more listings hit the market in the Seattle area, all the properties would be sold within about a month. A balanced market is about a six-month absorption rat...

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Seattle’s Real Estate Could Be Absorbed in 1 Month

Viaduct shut down, record traffic jams, more housing issues. Where will Seattle go from here? A recent piece in the local BizJournals stated that there are only 2,700 properties for sale in all of King County, where just a year ago there we...

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Apple May Be Expanding Offices in Seattle

Apple May Be Expanding Offices in Seattle

The real estate industry is buzzing with rumors that Apple may be purchasing a large office space in Seattle. Apple recently invested $200 million on Turi, a Seattle startup company focusing on machine learning enterprise founded by a comp...

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Best Neighborhoods in the Puget Sound

Greenwood The New Ballard. This residential neighborhood is located just north of Phinney Ridge and Green Lake between I-5 and Crown Hill, close to the Puget Sound. It is distinctly a residential neighborhood and over the last two years ...

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9 of the Hottest Seattle Neighborhoods Right Now

Hot real estate market, hot for buyers and renters and up and coming on job growth and entertainment, Seattle Magazine recently announced the 9 hottest neighborhoods in Seattle for 2016. Let’s take a look at each one of these and why they ma...

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Seattle is the #2 Hottest Housing Market in 2016

Zillow recently announced that Seattle made the top ten list of hottest real estate markets in 2016. Denver topped the list followed by Seattle, Dallas, Richmond VA, Boise, Ogden, UT, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Sacramento, and Portland. The ...

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A Guide to Seattle Neighborhoods

As with any major Metropolitan city, there will be pockets of neighborhoods, communities and unique districts in and around the city itself. Seattle is no exception. From the eclectic and whimsical neighborhoods north of Seattle such as Ballard...

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Cash Buyers are King in the Luxury Market

Got some cash? You’re going to need it to compete. According to the Seattle Business Journal two-thirds of home buyers purchasing high-end homes in 2014 paid cash. Out of that number, 39% of buyers were from overseas and primarily China. Many...

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Eastside’s New Construction on the Rise

Eastside’s New Construction on the Rise

Construction is already underway in Issaquah on a more than $15 million single-family home development. Jazz Run, is the newest development on Seattle’s Eastside, hopefully easing the strain for the low inventory throughout the Puget Sound re...

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Bellevue Project to Include 176 New Homes

The old Haggen store located next to the Crossroads shopping center will be the site of a new 176 residential home development. The lack of new homes and developments is especially prominent on Seattle’s Eastside neighborhood in cities like B...

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Bothell Apartments Increase 57% in Just Three Years

Avana 522, acquired by Greystar in 2012 for $91.3 million has recently been sold for $143.3 million, a 57% increase in just over three years. The property was acquired by Chicago-based LivCor Multifamily Asset Management from Greystar, currentl...

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Seattle Looks to Have a Boring 2016

The coming year will be very similar to the previous one, and that’s a good thing. Economists from Russell investments, Zillow Group and Community Attributes Inc. spoke at the annual Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County’s...

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The Best-Educated Neighborhoods in Washington State

Based on ZIP Codes and the percentage of people with advanced degrees, the Puget Sound Business Journal has ranked the best-educated neighborhoods in Seattle, and they’re not all of the Seattle area either. Based on this criteria, Pullman act...

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The 98105 Seattle Zip Code is Country’s Hottest

Homes in 98105 usually sell within 21 days, which is 15 days faster than King County’s average and 9 days faster than the Seattle Metro average. The median price is $1,015,898, which is 243 percent higher than the Greater Seattle median price...

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Washington’s Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Home

Washington state may not be the most expensive state in the US but we do have one city that tops the list Of 25 Highest Priced Homes in the US. That city is Mercer Island. Research was collected on the average listing price of a four bedroom an...

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King County Median Home Price Up 7%

King County Median Home Price Up 7%

According to a recent article in the Seattle Times, King County’s median price of a single-family home was $480,000 for October 2015, which was 7.3% higher than just a year ago. Tight inventory, slow new home construction, and demand are ...

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Puget Sound’s Most Expensive Neighborhoods

The word is about the same across the country that home prices are increasing but some markets more predominant than others. In the Puget Sound  region the median home value is more than $500,000, however, still lower than many tech-centric ci...

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The Cost of Living Near Top Seattle Companies

How Much Does it Cost to Live Near Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing in Seattle? The Puget Sound region is exploding with new businesses, company relocations and the housing market. Capitol Hill has been one of the most popular areas to rent an a...

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Seattle Magazine on Foreign Investments

The greater Seattle area is attractive to Chinese urbanites because it offers some things that can’t be bought in Beijing or Shanghai at any price: clean air and the room to breathe it—as well as land that you actually own. “Here in Wa...

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Seattle and the Eastside Surge to Record Highs

Only in places like Mercer Island, South Seattle and remote parts of Kirkland has the median home prices been stagnant, everywhere else around the Puget Sound region has increased tremendously and in some places 18% or more. Places like Bellevu...

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U Place at Union Bay – New condos at U Village

A new development is currently underway by University Village called U Place at Union Bay. This is a mixed-use condominium project comprised of small studio condominium units, a food court and restaurants on the first floor. This meets the need...

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Seattle to Have the Fastest Rising Rents in 2017

Predictions state the Seattle will have the fastest rising rents in the nation in 2017 According to a recent Zillow forecast, rents for apartment buildings are rising faster in Seattle than anywhere else in the country. According to predicti...

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57 Point Home-Moving Checklist

Tip #7: Clearly Label as You Pack It is hard enough to pack and transport everything you own from one home to another. Doing all of that and remembering what box everything is packed in is next to impossible. Clearly labeling your boxes a...

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Woodinville’s Newest Development

Construction is currently underway in Woodinville with a brand-new warehouse project at 15902 Woodinville Redmond Rd. located in the West Valley winery district. Panattoni Development has broke ground on a new development for the first time ...

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Seattle’s 5 Hottest Neighborhoods for 2017

As 2016 comes to a close and we look towards 2017, there are some big changes on the Seattle skyline and throughout Seattle neighborhoods. Just this year alone there were over 65 major buildings under construction across the downtown Metro area...

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Park 12 – Bellevue’s Newest Townhouse Community

Bellevue’s newest condominium complex, Park 12, is already open for presales as of November, 2016. This new townhouse community is located near the highly anticipated Spring District neighborhood and is adjacent to a private, protected Park s...

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