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IS STARBUCKS RAISING YOUR HOME PRICES?

IS STARBUCKS RAISING YOUR HOME PRICES?

According to a new study by the Harvard Business School, the opening of a new Starbucks in town might lead to an increase in home prices by 0.5% in that zip code, within the year. It is said there is a distinct correlation between opening a new café location and home prices in that area. However, that doesn’t mean that Starbucks will ...

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SEATTLE HOME PRICES DROP AS MARKET CONTINUES TO COOL

SEATTLE HOME PRICES DROP AS MARKET CONTINUES TO COOL

According to a Seattle Times article, home prices around the Seattle area are starting to drop as the market begins to show signs of a cool down. It is said the average home price across King County fell $30,000 in August compared to the previous month and recent data shows there has been a steady decline over a 3-month period. There has also ...

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DID YOUR PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE?

DID YOUR PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE?

Here’s what you can do:  The county Assessor reevaluates property values each year, notifying owners of the assessed value by mail. If an owner believes the new assessed value exceeds the fair market value of the home, there’s an opportunity to appeal.  Petitions must be received on or before July 1st of the assessment year or ...

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Is Amazon responsible for Seattle’s housing cooldown?

Is Amazon responsible for Seattle’s housing cooldown?

It is believed that increased hiring among tech giants around the Seattle area in the recent years has been the primary cause of the real estate market skyrocketing around the area. With more people moving into Seattle, the demand for housing has increased, which has in turn affected home prices. Having said that, it has been reported that ...

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Top neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 edition

Top neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 edition

Are you thinking about moving to Seattle and wondered which neighborhoods are the best to live in around the area? According to Seattlemet.com, here are the Top 10 Seattle Neighborhoods to live in: 1. Wallingford – With the price of homes averaging around $890,000, Wallingford is a centrally located neighborhood embracing Craftsman-style ...

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Seattle Named Best Large City to Live

Seattle Named Best Large City to Live

A recent study by WalletHub suggests that Seattle is the ‘Best Large City to Live In’. The financial website suggests that Seattle defeated 61 other cities after being ranked on five key dimensions, such as Affordability, Economy, Education & Health, Quality of Life, and Safety. The city edged out Virginia Beach and Austin to take the ...

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Are we heading for a slow down?

Are we heading for a slow down?

According to an article at SeattleTimes.com titled “Nation’s housing market may be headed for biggest slowdown in years“, the crazed seller’s market we’ve been experiencing is starting to soften – which is great news for buyers! Nationwide and locally, we’re seeing inventory growing, prices increasing at a ...

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Spring has Sprung…Finally!

Spring has Sprung…Finally!

No, this isn’t a real estate related post but after what has felt like weeks upon weeks (upon weeks) of rain and cool temps, we think it’s time to celebrate this week’s forecast of sun and 70-degree temps! According to an article at SeattleTimes.com, Seattle has only had a streak of 3 or more days of 70 degree plus weather in ...

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Poquitos Opens in Bothell

Poquitos Opens in Bothell

Capitol Hill favorite, Poquitos, has opened a second location in Bothell, near the McMenamin’s Anderson School. According to an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, James Weimann, one of the co-owners, commented “As we were seeing Seattleites moving south and north to cities like Bothell the last several years, we felt those ...

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Home Prices Hit New Record Highs

Home Prices Hit New Record Highs

Once again, the Puget Sound housing market is setting new records, according to this article from The Seattle Times. In February, the median price of single-family homes in the city jumped to a new all time high of $777,000 – up $20,000 from January’s record setting prices. In fact, every county in the Puget Sound region saw home prices ...

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