Real Estate News

Source: Seattle Times
The business week ahead [...]
Mon, Feb 04, 2019 1:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
Here are some tips for building up your home support crew — tradespeople like plumbers, electricians, handymen and women, and gutter cleaners willing to show up in an emergency, but also reliable enough to do the regular maintenance needed to prevent a disaster. [...]
Sat, Feb 02, 2019 4:20:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
Despite the recent declines, home borrowing rates are above last year's levels. [...]
Thu, Jan 31, 2019 4:08:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes soared in November, defying higher mortgage rates. But they’re still below year-ago levels. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new home sales jumped 16.9 percent in November from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 657,000. The report was [...]
Thu, Jan 31, 2019 3:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
In Seattle, the typical Zestimate is off by 4.7 percent, which amounts to $35,000 on the median home. Data scientists from around the world competed to improve the algorithm and expect to get the median error rate down to about 4 percent. [...]
Thu, Jan 31, 2019 12:42:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
A group made up of CEOs of 17 local employers is advocating for policy changes to create more housing aimed at the middle class, but outside of Microsoft, they have yet to invest any of their financial resources into the problem. [...]
Wed, Jan 30, 2019 8:01:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
People who bought homes in the Seattle metro area in 2017 made about $10,000 more than homeowners who bought in previous years, and made more than double what renters earn. [...]
Tue, Jan 29, 2019 2:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
Councilmember Debora Juarez said the public spaces would "reconnect the city to the Salish Sea," and Mayor Jenny Durkan signed the legislation after the council's vote. [...]
Tue, Jan 29, 2019 2:27:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
The vote was 8-0. Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Mike O'Brien sponsored the legislation after residents of the Halcyon Mobile Home Park sought help. [...]
Tue, Jan 29, 2019 1:33:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: Seattle Times
The City Council is expected vote on a 1-year moratorium on redevelopment of Seattle's last mobile home parks. "I don't know where we would go," a resident said. [...]
Mon, Jan 28, 2019 2:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source