Seattle’s home buying activity heats up despite the coronavirus pandemic

Despite its reputation as ground zero for the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., Seattle is yet to see a slowdown in home buying activity, even though most of the city is subject to stay-at-home orders. Indeed, the city is seeing an encouraging level of home purchases this year, with bidding wars and all cash offers

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Seattle considers tax on Uber and Lyft to fund affordable housing

Lawmakers in Seattle are considering imposing a 51-cent tax on ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, which would be used to finance new affordable housing and transportation projects. The proposed new tax, which still needs to be approved by the City Council, would come into effect next July, the Seattle Times reported. Seattle Mayor

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Microsoft moves to support affordable housing in its Seattle base

Microsoft wants to advance affordable housing in Seattle near its Redmond base, and is committing $500 million towards that goal. Microsoft has been based in Redmond, near Seattle’s Puget Sound region since its founding in 1979. Since that time it’s grown to become one of the biggest technology companies in the world, but it says

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PwC names Seattle as top real estate market in the U.S.

Seattle has been named the top real estate market in the U.S. according to a new report from PriceWaterhouseCooper.

Renters in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Boston need biggest income boost to keep up with rising rents

Renters living in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Boston need the biggest income increases in 2017 to keep up with rising rents

Seattle is home to 10 of the nation’s 30 most competitive neighborhoods for home buyers

Seattle was recently revealed to be the nation’s hottest housing market for two months running, and now Redfin has said the city is home to ten of the country’s most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in 2017.

RSIR brokers sold half of Seattle’s top 16 condos

Executives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that half of the top 16 condominium sales in downtown Seattle year-to-date were represented by RSIR brokers

Seattle bids to trash single-family zoning laws

In Seattle, the mayor’s housing task force is reportedly in talks to make a sweeping change: Remove the city’s single-family zoning

Swimming pools under attack in drought-hit California

The state has mandated a reduction in water consumption by 25 percent due to a severe four-year drought, and some cities are pointing the finger at pools as big water wasters

Which city will be the next Silicon Valley?

With record-high prices in Silicon Valley, opportunities to profit from real estate are slim. There are, however, emerging Tech hubs with characteristics similar to Silicon Valley before its real estate boom

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