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Train Trestles at Gas Works Park

These concrete structures have always just been something I’ve walked by when entering Gas Works Park without giving them much thought. But after doing a little reading about the park, I learned that these were concrete trestles for trains. According to Wikipedia, “They were part of the original 1906 gas plant and ran along the ...

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King County Sewer Capacity Charge

What is the sewer capacity charge? If you own a home or building in King County that was built after 1990, or are looking to purchase one, you should be aware that there is likely a sewer capacity charge attached to the property. The “Sewage Treatment Capacity Charge” is a quarterly invoice that applies to every owner with a property built ...

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Market Update: Ballard – June 2014

Just like Capitol Hill and surrounding neighborhoods like Eastlake, Ballard is seeing similar trends in real estate activity and proving to be a seller’s market. In June, the number of homes listed for sale was up 18.2% compared to May, while homes placed under contract was up 13.2%. The average sales price was $570,000 while the total ...

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Real Estate Update: Seattle – June 2014

Real estate sales in certain neighborhood pockets of Seattle began to balance out in June, which is good news for buyers. Here is a quick look at how the market is performing in a few of the key neighborhoods we work: Arboretum: The average sales price of single family homes in Arboretum in June was $750,000 while the average price per square ...

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Market Update: Capitol Hill – June 2014

And the trend continues! Once again, Capitol Hill proved to be a seller’s market in June, with the number of homes placed under contract up 10.5% compared to May and up 23.5% compared to the same period last year. Here are some other relevant facts: >>The number of homes listed for sale dropped 3.8% compared to last month, giving ...

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5 Questions About Title Insurance

If you are purchasing a property, you have specific plans for that investment – such as living in the house, developing the lot or even re-selling the property as some point down the road. Here’s a quick look at how title insurance helps ensure that your plans are protected: What is title insurance? Title insurance is a contract that ...

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[Watch] Seattle Dream Pt. II

This is way too cool not to share. From F-Stop Seattle, this video is a fantastic representation of our amazing city and we can’t help but feel fortunate to live here after watching this. Check it out for yourself: Seattle Dream Pt. II from F-Stop Seattle on Vimeo.

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Sewer Scopes in Seattle

Why Home Buyers Should Have the Sewer Line Inspected Before Purchase Over time, the major systems of a home begin to show wear and tear and the sewer line is no different. Unlike other key systems like roofs, furnaces and water heaters however, we can’t do a quick visual-inspection on our own to determine the general age and condition of the ...

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Top Companies to Work for in Washington State

Puget Sound Business Journal has published its list of the top 85 finalists in the search for Washington State’s 2014 Best Workplaces. The list started with 300+ nominees and from there, employees were asked to complete a survey and rate their employer on “employee engagement, management, communication, benefits and more”. ...

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How to Determine Sales Price

If you are considering selling your home, more than likely one of, if not THE, most important factors in taking that leap is “how much could I sell my home for in today’s market?” And the natural inclination is to jump onto sites like Zillow or even the tax assessor’s website to see what value they put on your property, however, we ...

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