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Best Private Schools In Seattle

One of the most important goals of a parent, is empowering their children by making sure that they have an opportunity to receive the best possible education. Lucky for you, you live in Seattle where there is no shortage of high-quality public ...

by Mary Pong, May 20, 2019
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The Phenomenal Chinese Schools Of Seattle

There are so many wonderful and unique qualities that make Seattle such a special place to call home. One of those qualities is that we have a terrific selection of Chinese schools which cater to both Chinese and non-Chinese students interested...

by Mary Pong, May 14, 2019
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Are You Crazy To Invest In Bellevue Real Estate This Year?

There are few real estate markets in the United States that have experienced as frenzied buying and selling market conditions, as Bellevue. The intense competition that has dominated the Bellevue real estate market in recent years has likely le...

by Mary Pong, May 8, 2019
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3 Reasons You Should Move To Seattle, Washington

Are you looking for some fresh scenery and perhaps a change-of-pace? Moving to a new city may be just what the doctor ordered. While I admit that I’m a bit biased, I would certainly recommend that you should consider making your move to the E...

by Mary Pong, May 6, 2019
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How Accurate is Zestimate?

Many consumers often use resources on the internet, such as Zillow’s “Zestimate” or other web-based computer algorithm tools in attempting to come up with a market value for a home, prior to listing or buying it. Real estate brokers often...

by Mary Pong, April 26, 2019
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Amazon Expanding in Bellevue

One of the local tech giants in Puget Sound, Amazon, has plans to significantly expand their footprint outside of their downtown Seattle locations. According to The Seattle Times and the Puget Sound Business Journal, over the past couple of ...

by Mary Pong, April 26, 2019
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5 Benefits Of Living In Seattle Washington

Have you been considering starting a new life in Seattle? Are you wondering if the city is really as wonderful as its reputation? Perhaps you've been offered a new job, and you're wondering if you could really see yourself being happy her...

by Mary Pong, April 22, 2019
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6 Reasons Why Everyone Wants To Move To Seattle

Have you ever imagined what it might be like to call Seattle home? You might be surprised to learn that Seattle has become one of the most desirable and robust cities in the entire country! In fact, it has been receiving awards left and righ...

by Mary Pong, April 20, 2019
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Why Real Estate Investors Are Obsessed With Seattle

In recent years, The Seattle real estate market has been a buying & selling frenzy that has intimidated some consumers and investors. However, because of changes in Chinese monetary policy the market had slowed temporarily. Combined with a stro...

by Mary Pong, April 18, 2019
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How To Find The Best Seattle Real Estate Broker

So you’re thinking of making a move in Seattle? Good for you! A lot of people are picking up and moving to the emerald city and it seems even more who already live here are taking advantage of the positive trends we’ve experienced i...

by Mary Pong, April 16, 2019
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Spring 2019 Family-Friendly Activities Around Seattle

Mt. Rainier Guided Snowshoe Walk Older children and their parents can enjoy a guided snowshoe walk through Paradise with the Mt. Rainier Guided Snowshoe Walk. Held from March 2-31, 2019, these guided two-hour walks allow visitors to learn ab...

by Mary Pong, April 13, 2019
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How To Sell Your Bellevue House For Top Dollar This Spring

Unless you have had your head under a rock for the last couple of years, you probably know that it’s been a sellers’ market in Seattle recently and this is especially true in upscale neighborhoods such as the Bellevue real estate market. Ho...

by Mary Pong, April 12, 2019
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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 ...

by Mary Pong, April 11, 2019
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Vulcan Real Estate Purchased $45 Million Bellevue Complex

Bellevue Plaza was just purchased by Vulcan Real Estate for $45.35 million. Located at 117 106th AVE NE, Vulcan’s first Bellevue property is a 1960s retail complex perfect for redevelopment. Currently surrounded by 3 acres of parking, ...

by Mary Pong, May 10, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, July 26, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, March 28, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, May 10, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, May 10, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, August 27, 2016
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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 ...

by Mary Pong, February 26, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, February 26, 2016
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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 ...

by Mary Pong, January 22, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, September 7, 2016
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New Development Planned for Central Seattle by Vulcan

Promenade 23, a luxury property in Seattle’s Central District, was recently acquired by Vulcan Real Estate for further development. Purchased for $30.9 million, this high-profile complex on the east side of 23rd Ave South in Seattle will ...

by Mary Pong, February 26, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, January 22, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, February 10, 2016
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Puget Sound Home Buyers Could Break Even on a Home Purchase

According to a new report in the Seattle business Journal, Seattle homebuyers could break even on a home purchase in less than two years. According to the “ Breakeven Horizon” a study published by the Seattle online real estate com...

by Mary Pong, February 10, 2016
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19 Puget Sound High Schools Ranked Among Top 1500 in U.S.

The U.S. News & World Report recently came out with the rankings of the top high schools in the country and the Puget Sound had 19 on this last. Schools are ranked based on how well he prepare students for college and how academically students ...

by Mary Pong, September 16, 2016
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Homes Sales in Washington Now Higher Than Record Highs

2007 was the year of aggressive home sales but in 2015, those highs are no longer relevant. Last year alone there were over 88,000 homes sold resulting in an over 14% gain over 2014. According the Northwest Multiple Listing Service for the Puge...

by Mary Pong, January 22, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, January 29, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, December 29, 2015
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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...

by Mary Pong, January 29, 2016
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King County is Top Place to Sell Your Home for Big Profit

In a recent article of the Puget Sound Business Journal, homeowners who sold their home in King County (Seattle) received an average of 48% gain over the original purchase price as of October 2015. This puts King County near the top of the ...

by Mary Pong, December 16, 2015
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Facebook is Looking for More Space in Downtown Seattle

Seattle’s South Lake Union district is already busting at the seams with major headquarters and satellite sites from Amazon, Expedia, and Facebook, but now, Facebook is looking at even more office space in the Seattle area. According to a ...

by Mary Pong, September 24, 2016
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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...

by Mary Pong, December 16, 2015
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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...

by Mary Pong, October 21, 2016
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The First 2-Story Whole Foods Market Coming to Capitol Hill

Starting mid 2016, a new 16 story Seattle apartment tower will feature the regions first to story Whole Foods Market. The project will feature over 265 apartment units on a half block lot on the border between First Hill and Capitol Hill, at th...

by Mary Pong, December 16, 2015
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The US Remains Top Choice for Chinese Property Investors

According to a recent article in Juwai.com, Chinese property investors are still finding the American dream alive and well. Many of these investors are focusing on California, Florida, New York, Texas, and Washington state as these are the ...

by Mary Pong, December 16, 2015
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