Real Estate News

Source: Seattle Times
Sixty-seven percent of homeowners worry that friends and family will judge their homes when they visit. But simple fixes can hide many imperfections. Or maybe you should rethink whether you are ready to host. [...]
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 4:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
As cities across the country contend with an affordable-housing crisis that has led to gentrification and homelessness, few have been willing to take on single-family zoning, fiercely protected by neighborhood groups. [...]
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 5:46:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
Seattle’s high-density census tracts cover less than a quarter of the city’s land area, but they have absorbed more than 70 percent of household growth this decade. [...]
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 2:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
A recent hearing-examiner decision brings the project at Fort Lawton near Seattle's Discovery Park, which could house nearly 600 people, closer to reality. [...]
Sun, Dec 09, 2018 2:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
About 4 in 5 Seattle homebuyers now face no competition when bidding on homes, allowing them to take more time on their decision and negotiate from a position of power. [...]
Sat, Dec 08, 2018 2:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
Closing costs and real-estate commissions required to buy and sell will consume 7 to 15 percent of the cost of the house. Because real estate usually appreciates slowly, the longer you keep the house the more money you stand to make. [...]
Thu, Dec 06, 2018 10:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
After six brutal years for buyers, everything is moving in their direction: prices are down, inventory is up, there's less competition and even interest rates have started to tick back down again. [...]
Thu, Dec 06, 2018 8:55:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
Energy officials estimated the new provisions will add $10,000 to the cost of building a single-family home. [...]
Thu, Dec 06, 2018 8:02:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week amid a steep decline in stock prices. Continued slides in the stock market and tumbling oil prices have been pushing mortgage rates lower, although home borrowing rates remain much higher than a year ago. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday [...]
Thu, Dec 06, 2018 4:10:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
The City Council outlined a tentative timeline for when it might approve upzones in parts of more than two dozen neighborhoods across Seattle. [...]
Mon, Dec 03, 2018 11:22:00 PM, Continue reading at the source