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20
Aug

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Madrona

The small, family-oriented Madrona neighborhood may feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle, but part of this locale’s appeal is its close proximity to the city core. Residents enjoy a relatively quick commute from the tree-lined streets of east central Seattle to high-rise office buildings — an important perk considering the neighborhood’s generally young to middle-aged

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3
Aug

Seattle Rent Prices Officially Lead National Growth Trend

According to a recent Seattle Times report, the Seattle metro area now tops Zillow’s latest ranking of the fastest-growing monthly rent prices in large cities across the nation. Before planning a panic-induced move, it’s important to note the distinction between this new data (which measures national rent growth rates) and the national ranking of the highest overall rent prices. Though

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24
Jul

A Pocket Guide for Renters Curious about Owning

Serial renters: If you’re finding yourself daydreaming about having a home that is truly your own, here are a few brain ticklers to mull over. Rather than a guide to buying your first home, consider this a guide to considering your next move. And when you’re ready, contact us to begin strategizing! 1. Estimate financial feasibility online Use a rent

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20
Jul

How the Post-Brexit Economy is Shaping Your Mortgage Rates

It’s been nearly a month since news of the EU Referendum decision began to rock global headlines. Along with its impending departure from the European Union, the UK will also forfeit the trade and investment opportunities presented by its previous access to the EU’s open markets. This is expected to shake up not only the economic climate across the pond,

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17
Jul

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Ravenna

Northeast Seattle’s charming and wooded Ravenna neighborhood has enjoyed a lengthy reign at the top of hot local real estate rankings. According to Estately, the area currently hovers among the top 10 hottest selling neighborhoods, with more than 50 percent of home sales closing in under 8 days. Ravenna’s popularity with home buyers, particularly with urban power families, comes as

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12
Jul

Summer Season Crabbing Spots in Seattle’s Own Backyard

The Seattle area’s reputation as a natural mecca has long been a major selling point for outdoor-loving home buyers. Between the Olympic Mountains in the west and the Cascades in the east lies miles of rocky coastline, and the Pacific’s saltwater inhabitants are cherished by their landfaring counterparts for both their ecological majesty and, let’s face it, their tendency to

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20
Jun

A First Time Buyers’ Guide to the Process of Purchasing a Home

Congratulations! If you’re reading an article like this, you’re probably at a place in your life where home ownership is on the horizon. Maybe you’re tired of renting, looking to build equity, or just longing for a place to call your own. Maybe you’re just curious about what the process involves so you’ll be ready for it in a few

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5
Jun

Is it a Bubble? Seattle’s Rising Home Prices Here to Stay

For many prospective buyers, Seattle’s rapidly-rising home prices look a little too much like the frenzied market escalation before the 2007 crash. Should people be nervous? Is our market built on a solid foundation of rising incomes and increased demand, or is it built on thin air? Is it a bubble, and when’s it going to pop?

11
May

Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is one of Seattle’s hidden gems and a hot spot for realty right now, especially for first-time buyers. Located in Southeast Seattle, Beacon Hill enjoys a kind of natural seclusion from other neighborhoods. For some this might be a drawback, but the residents have been able to create a tight-knit community with a special identity thanks to a

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