Mark Erickson, Broker/Realtor®

33 Flips | 1 Magazine | 15 Followers | @SeattleHomes | Integrity. As co-plaintiff with US Dept. of Justice on overbilling case recovered $35M for Medicare. Broker/Realtor - Keller Williams ViaSeattle.com

These are Tesla’s stunning new solar roof tiles for homes

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn’t kidding when he said that the new Tesla solar roof product was better looking than an ordinary roof: the roofing replacement with solar energy gathering powers does indeed look great. It’s a far cry from the obvious and somewhat weird aftermarket panels you …

Seattle skyline is tops in construction cranes — more than any other U.S. city

Seattle is — for the moment, at least — the crane capital of America.<p>As the city transforms with taller and taller buildings, Seattle this summer had …

Skyscrapers

Top 10 Damaged Items When Moving And How To Protect Them

The official start to summer is just days away! Summer is the busiest moving season. In fact, nearly 40 million of us move in the summer. If you are one of those on the move this season, we want to help you protect your precious belongings and make your move a smooth one!<p>Before you start to pack, …

Millennials, here’s how to keep the home ownership dream alive

If housing stays hot, we're going to have to start counselling our young people to help them deal with the disappointment of not being able to afford to buy.<p>Millennials are playing along with rising house prices so far. Poll results consistently show they're eager to buy, and they seem okay with …

Seattle-area home prices surge to new high

Seattle-area home prices are continuing their torrid pace, setting another record and rising faster than any major city other than Portland, new data …

House Prices

Bidding wars: Homebuyers fight to pay more for Seattle homes

In today’s ultracompetitive local housing market, there are now more home-bidding wars than at any point this decade. The result? For the first time …

Seattle for sale: Condo buyers camp out, line up for project three years out

SEATTLE -- The line that stretched down First Avenue in Belltown this weekend wasn't for a trendy new restaurant, a hot new gadget, or even Seahawks …

Real Estate

Bidding Wars For Homes Have Become The New Normal In Many U.S. Cities

When Marianne Jackson found the perfect three-bedroom home in Oakland listed at $699,000, she knew the owners would never sell for that price. So the eBay executive, who lives in the Silicon Valley suburb of Los Gatos, wrote what she hoped would be a compelling offer: $200,000 over the asking …

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5 Smartest Moves for Downsizing Your Home

Cash out and then land right.<p>Once the kids are grown up and the house is well on its way to paid off, many couples start to think about scaling back …

Google moving from Fremont to huge new South Lake Union space - Puget Sound Business Journal

Vulcan on Thursday announced it will develop four new office buildings for Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) on Valley Street across from Lake Union Park in …

Seattle home buyers devour new listings as inventory keeps shrinking

Seattle real estate is continuing its streak of increasing home sales and decreasing supply. For nearly two years now, the number of available homes …

Seattle metro-area home prices up nearly 10 percent in a year

Seattle-area home prices surged in December, posting the fourth-highest annual gain among 20 metros, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index …

High-end home sales booming as tech execs, foreign buyers shell out millions

An eight-bedroom mansion on Mercer Island’s Faben Point fetched last year’s highest price for a home in King County — $13.8 million.<p>The buyer, whose …

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Study: Seattle has the hottest housing market in the country, boosted by tech industry

It doesn’t take complex forecasting models to know Seattle’s housing market is hot. The city is swirling with stories about bidding wars, cash …

Former military house in Seattle’s Discovery Park goes on market

The first of 26 historic homes in Seattle’s Discovery Park went on the market Thursday for $799,000 after a Canadian developer renovated the former …

Real Estate

Summer slowdown skips Seattle housing

Record-tight supply and rising buyer demand are adding up to serious frustration in Seattle's housing market. Millennials, military families and …

Real Estate

Home prices fall in July, but that doesn't mean market's cooling down - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Marc Stiles <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Aug 5, 2015, 5:03pm PDT<p>Median home sale prices actually declined from June to July in some …

Expedia lays groundwork for giant expansion of future Seattle waterfront headquarters

Expedia’s new waterfront headquarters in Seattle could one day grow into a 1.6 million-square-foot campus, according to transit planning documents …

Seattle 10th Most Expensive Large City to Rent in America

For the sixth-straight month, Seattle is 10th on <b>Zumper's National Rent Report</b> for major U.S. cities in terms of most expensive median rents. That said, the 1-BR median rent has actually come down significantly, from $1,640 in April to <b>$1,550 in July</b>. Two-bedroom median rent also dropped 4.7 percent …

Opinion: ​Why the Puget Sound region is attractive to Chinese home buyers - Puget Sound Business Journal

We all know the housing market in the Puget Sound region is red hot, with 70 percent of homes selling within the first month. In this competitive, …

Seattle homes flying off market in record time

The median market time for a Seattle-area home has reached an all-time low of nine days, according to real estate brokerage Redfin.<p>Redfin’s barometer …

Real Estate

Seattle mayor changes course on plan for denser neighborhoods

Loading...<p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday he won’t go forward with a plan to change 94 percent of single-family zones in Seattle.<p>City Council …

City Halls

Gridiron Condos Breaking Ground; SolTerra Bringing LEED Platinum Apartments to Newscastle

<i>Image: Gridiron from Hewitt</i><p><b>STADIUM DISTRICT</b> -- Nobody likes the long walk home after a Seahawks or Mariners game and that's why the <b>Gridiron Condos</b> along Occidental Avenue South shouldn't last long once it's completed. <b>Daniels Real Estate</b> will start construction on the 107-unit project in August and …

Condo developer Nat Bosa's next target: downtown Bellevue - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Marc Stiles <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Jul 28, 2015, 7:54am PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jul 28, 2015, 11:19am PDT<p>Bosa Development, the Canadian …

Selling Seattle: Can you guess how much these homes sold for? Prepare for sticker shock - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Annie Zak <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Jul 17, 2015, 2:13pm PDT<p>Our Cover Story this week is all about the extremes to which home …

Rules preserving city views set up clash among towers competing to be first, biggest

The race is on among developers to get permits for towers in boomtown Seattle so they won’t be hindered by an obscure zoning rule that sets up …

Skyscrapers

Selling Seattle: Buying a house without signing papers becomes the new normal - Puget Sound Business Journal

By Annie Zak <br>– Staff Writer, Puget Sound Business Journal<p>Jul 24, 2015, 7:18am PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jul 24, 2015, 1:36pm PDT<p>Buying a $1 million home online — …

Seattle Writer's Rustic Island Retreat Available For $1.39M

When you think of crime and horror, think of this 4,076 square-foot Lopez Island estate. Perhaps we should explain that. The four-bedroom waterfront property, known as Sea Oaks, was put on the market by author <b>John Saul</b>, best known for a series of thrillers and horror novels. Built on the edge of a …

Do’s and don’ts for people who want to sell their house fast

How fast should your house sell once you put it on the market? Within a week? A few weeks? A couple of months? Longer?<p>New research suggests that typical selling times are not just declining in the current bull market for housing: They may have hit record lows. According to realty brokerage Redfin, …

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