Meredith Laws

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Seattle startup ranks every property in King County based on its redevelopment potential - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Marc Stiles <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Nov 20, 2015, 5:01pm PST<b><br>Updated</b> Nov 23, 2015, 8:11am PST<p>A Seattle real estate startup is …

October Is the Best Month to Buy a Home

Sellers are more motivated, and the price is right.<p>Move over location—there’s a new real estate mantra in town.<p>It turns out <i>when</i> you buy your home can …

Real Estate

Seattle lands at No. 1 on list of top U.S. housing markets - Puget Sound Business Journal

Strong housing demand, rising home prices and healthy economic conditions pointing to future demand are some of the factors that landed Seattle at …

Real Estate

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Homeowner

I wish I could say Jordan and I stumbled upon a cute little house while out walking hand and hand through a picturesque neighborhood and decided it was the perfect place to create a home.<p>In reality, Jordan came home from work one day and I had prepared models and scenario plans for us to look at …

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Even when caught up in bidding wars, don't rush it. You may end up signing documents that let the vendors off the hook for myriad issues<p>Toronto is …

Canadian Real Estate

These are the noisiest areas in New York, San Francisco and Seattle

If you’re shopping for a home and want to know where neighbors rock ‘n‘ roll all night and party every day, there’s now a website for that.<p>“Noise is …

San Francisco

How Tasteless Suburbs Become Beloved Urban Neighborhoods

The same bungalows that some now see as charming appeared tacky to the people who watched them get built up.<p>All around the country, people in communities of many ages—from colonial Boston to postwar Minneapolis—tell similar, virtuous narratives about how their neighborhoods were built. These …

This Is What $350,000 Buys You in San Francisco

The 1906 home was originally built to house earthquake survivors who lost everything.<p>Fixer-upper is an understatement. This dilapidated shack at 16 De Long St., in San Francisco's Outer Mission District looks like a tear-down.<p>The two-bedroom, one-bath "beauty" built in 1906 offers 765 square feet …

Cuba: The Next Best Real Estate Investment For Americans?

It’s unclear how quickly Cuba’s economy will handle recent changes in diplomacy, but many feel it might become the best real estate investment for American entrepreneurs.<p>Since Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959, the island nation was essentially shut off from American interests and …

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson buys $6.7 million Meydenbauer Bay mansion from former Microsoft manager - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Patti Payne <br>– Columnist, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Sep 9, 2015, 7:05pm PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Sep 10, 2015, 7:02am PDT<p>Seahawks quarterback <b>Russell Wilson</b> has …

Puget Sound

Which type of lender is right for you?

There was a time when most homebuyers obtained their mortgage loans through their banks or credit unions. Today, however, there are a number of …

Canadian Real Estate

Why China Economy's Loss Is U.S. Homebuyers' Gain

8/14/2015<p>Related news<p>7/03/2017 Red Ventures is paying $14 per Bankrate share, a premium of 31% over the company's three-month average closing share …

China

Emerald City Eats: A Newcomer's Eating Tour of Seattle

Big on all things seasonal, local and straight out of Puget Sound, Seattle is inexplicably overlooked as a food lover’s destination — but it won't be …

Seattle

Home Prices Rise in Nearly All Metro Areas in Second Quarter

WASHINGTON (August 11, 2015) — A promising climb in home sales throughout the country amidst insufficient supply caused home prices to steadily rise …

Real Estate

Seattle makes top 5 best cities to live in, driven by our hot job market

In Seattle, the summer of 2015 will go down as one of the hottest on record for many reasons. The hot job market, fueled by Amazon’s record job …

Employment

Buying a Home Versus Renting: Weighing All the Factors

Which is the better financial move: Owning a home or renting one?<p>To a large extent, the answer depends on your location, the market environment, your …

Housing Recovery in Full Swing as U.S. Sales at Eight-Year High

America’s housing-market recovery is in full swing.<p>Purchases of previously owned homes climbed 3.2 percent in June to a 5.49 million annualized rate, …

Seattle area's rate of foreclosure falls more than almost every other the U.S. city - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Marc Stiles <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Jul 16, 2015, 12:44pm PDT<p>The number of homes in the greater Seattle area with foreclosure …

Real Estate

Economic and Forecast Update (July 1, 2015)

Existing-home sales in May hit the highest mark since 2009, when there had been a homebuyer tax credit … remember, buy a home and get $8,000 from …

Median price for single-family homes hits $500,000 in King County

The median price of King County single-family homes sold in June climbed to $500,000, up 10.3 percent from a year ago, according to figures released …

Real Estate

Seattle’s Tech Boom Is Driving Up Housing Prices

Retired baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer sold his seven-bedroom Tudor mansion in Seattle, complete with a batting cage and saltwater pool, to a Chinese …

Will Affordable Housing Make the Density Debate Even More Shrill?

<b>With Seattle in the throes</b> of an escalating housing crisis, the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Advisory (HALA) committee is due at the …

Opinion: The housing market, any way you look at it, can’t lose

About two years ago, I declared that the U.S. housing market had “officially” recovered.<p>And now, with some indicators showing that real estate is the …

Real Estate

The most important difference between the housing market today and the housing bubble

Two trends related to loose lending standards stand out: 1) lots of new homebuyers were able to get mortgages, and 2) many of those new borrowers were able to do so by putting very little money up front. Combining these two forces, you got a massively leveraged housing market.<p>But this is no longer …

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Happy Hours in Seattle

Oh, happy hour! That magical time of day when drinks and appetizers are half-off and worries seem to melt away. Read on to discover our favorite …