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Housing affordability is on just about everyone's mind these days. I've recently written about a widening condo shortage caused in part to the costs associated with the liability local regulations and state laws place on developers.

Last week, we had the Master Builders...

Having attended a couple different Good for a Change community events with my daughter – one making cards and giving gifts to kids at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and the other showing support for local first responders – I was asked if I could lend my hand in a diffe...

Buying land in Seattle or King County to develop your own home is not for everyone.  It can be a rather massive and demanding undertaking for the novice, but that's not to say it can't be done.  Like any purchase or sale, it simply takes aligning the right property wit...

I often get asked "what month should I sell a home in Seattle [or insert neighboring city here] to get the most money?"

The reality is that life or extraneous factors often dictate when people list their home for sale.  BUT, if you have the option of picking your timing...

"You're from Seattle? It rains all the time there, huh?"

Not exactly.

Those of us who live here know what it's really like. Sure, our fall, winter, and spring have a fair amount of "gray" days, but it's not all gray. And when it rains, it's typically not heavy.

I own an u...

The real estate TV shows out there are nowhere near an accurate depiction of what it is like to buy and sell a home or what the life of a real estate broker is like.

There's of course the contingent of people out there who think real estate agents are overpaid, focusing...

You read that right... the median selling price in King County (single family homes) rose 8.2% in one month alone.

The King County median house price for single family homes that closed in March came in at $698,000, which represents an 8.2% increase compared to February...

April 1, 2018

In an effort to make housing more equitable, Seattle City Council passed legislation in 2016 requiring landlords to accept the first tenant application received that met their minimum rental criteria.  Much of the reasoning behind it was to prevent a landlord from exhi...

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