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  • Don’t believe the hype
    Reading the doom-and-gloom headlines about Seattle’s real estate market is an echo of what happened this exact time last year — it’s like wash, rinse, repeat. You have to look at the data and understand consumer behavior to know that right now we’re far from experiencing a housing crash.
  • City selects buyer for Mercer Mega Block
    Alexandria plans life science campus, mixed-incomeapartment tower, South Lake Union community center
  • Low-income seniors and individuals and veterans with disabilities reporting a 2019 income less than $58,423 may be eligible for property tax relief in 2020 under new Department of Revenue guidelines published earlier this month.
  • Group advocating restoration of Arboretum Creek watershed
    FOAC wants to reconnect Alder, Alley Creek to support watershed, improve sewer system capacity

    The Friends of Arboretum Creek group is seeking support for a grant request to fund preliminary designs for revitalizing Arboretum Creek, strengthening natural areas around Lake Washington and easing demand on the local sewer system.
  • WSDOT plans new SR 520 to I-5 Express HOV connector
    Construction to start in 2020 in conjunction with Montlake Phase of bridge replacement

    WSDOT plans to begin constructing a reversible HOV-only connection from State Route 520 to Mercer Street via Interstate 5 express lanes next year, providing an easier commute between South Lake Union and the Eastside.
  • Fort Lawton land-use petition a federal case
    Affordable housing redevelopment plan challenge moves to U.S. District Court for decision

    The City of Seattle has been granted approval to move a land-use petition filed by prolific Fort Lawton redevelopment opponent Elizabeth Campbell challenging affordable housing plans to U.S. District Court.
  • Committee keeps affordable housing in focus for Interbay armory redevelopment
    Future still dependent on National Guard relocation, recovering costs

    The Interbay Public Development Advisory Committee has provided private consultants with more guidance about what redevelopment strategy they want to see on the Washington National Guard’s Seattle armory site, and is now exploring whether light manufacturing and affordable housing can coexist on the 25-acre property.
  • Why you need to use a local Broker
    Buying a new home can be both exciting and stressful! There are so many decisions to make. How much home can you afford? What neighborhoods do you want to live in? Should you buy an existing home or new construction? With all the decisions to make, trying to find the perfect house to call home is getting more difficult especially with the increasing prices and low inventory. This is why you need to hire an experienced Realtor to help you achieve your real estate goals.
  • Save Madison Valley continues opposition to The Madison

    Land-use petition challenges hearing examiner decision, seeks new design review process

    Save Madison Valley has filed a land-use petition in King County Superior Court, the neighborhood group’s latest attempt to scale back plans for The Madison mixed-use development.

    The Seattle Hearing Examiner’s Office in February partially sided with the Department of Construction and Inspections director’s decision to allow construction of the six-story mixed-use development that will have a PCC Market as its ground-floor anchor tenant. It will replace the City People’s Garden Center at 2925 E. Madison St., adding 82 housing units in Madison Valley.

  • The spring real estate market in Seattle is traditionally the strongest of the year, and we’re in the middle of it right now. Past data tells us that the period from mid-March to June is when we record the highest sales of that given year.

    This year is right on that trend. We’re in a seller’s market, and homes in good condition under $1 million are moving quickly. Homes priced above $2 million are sitting longer on market, especially if they’re not truly turnkey.
  • The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board is seeking a new member to fill its real estate position. The board make landmark designation recommendations and reviews landmark properties when alterations are requested.

    Board meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month, and the commitment is roughly 10 hours per month. The open position is for a three-year term.

    Those interested in being considered are asked to send a resume and letter of interest to board coordinator Erin Doherty by Monday, May 27, at
  • Puget Sound Energy expects to begin replacing a Central District natural gas main from 1981 with corrosion-resistant plastic pipe this spring.

    The project will be broken down into three phases to handle 22,000 feet of pipeline, the common two-inch DuPont pipe material to be replaced with new piping from 4-6 inches in diameter. The added capacity will help prevent potential outages during big draws on natural gas, said PSE project manager John Guay, such as during lengthy cold snaps. It will also increase capacity as new residential construction comes online along Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
  • Easy Guild Plantings for your Backyard
    The inspiration of summer gardening is upon us. Walk into just about any store and you’ll find an abundant array of plants to inspire your weekend activities. But if you’re like me, you may find that what you plant one summer doesn’t live long enough to make it to the next summer. We may forget to water (or forget to water enough). Once the novelty of summer wears off, we forget about the plants - they get covered up, stepped on or lawn-mowed over. Or maybe pests chomp them up before they have a chance to establish themselves
  • (StatePoint) When it comes to your home, you only get one chance to make a great first impression -- and that takes place before anyone ever steps inside, making curb appeal upgrades an effective way to beautify your home while boosting its value.
  • After a long, cold winter, with record breaking snowfall, Spring has finally arrived in Seattle. But Spring has not only arrived on the calendar, or in the gorgeous northwest gardens beginning to erupt in glorious colors, it is also evident in the blossoming real estate market.
  • WSDOT releases Montlake Market survey results

    Neighborhood business’ fate remains uncertain as SR 520 Bridge replacement looms

    It is feasible to preserve the Montlake Market and still reconfigure Montlake Boulevard during the next phase of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, but it will add millions to the project.

  • Safeway redevelopers ready to begin design process
    Residents give feedback at March open house

    Developers behind plans to level the old Queen Anne Safeway and replace it with a store double its size, with roughly 280 apartments on top, took community feedback one last time on Tuesday before proceeding with designs for the project.
  • Review boards clear Midtown Commons

    Lake Union Partners to begin two-year construction in July

    After four rounds of critical review of the Midtown Center superblock redevelopment, Lake Union Partners received the green light on Wednesday to proceed with the master use permit process.

  • Why prepare for a disaster?
    I confess: it took me a while to embrace the idea that our household should have supplies and a plan in place in case of an emergency.
  • Home and Garden Improvements That Will Benefit Local Wildlife
    (StatePoint) When it comes to changing the world, your own backyard is a great place to start. As you make home improvements, consider their potential to benefit local wildlife that travel in and around your property.
    Here are a few important steps you can take.
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