Samira Moshtagh

316 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 71 Followers | @samiramoshtagh | Samira handles sales and listing for single family residences, rental, REO, and foreclosed properties. Don’t hesitate to contact her at 206.795.2277.

US News & World Report declares San Jose the third-best place to live in America

San Jose gets short shrift on many Bay Area lists, but not on this one: According to US News & World Report, it's the third-best place to live in the entire country.<p>If you're left scratching your head, a peek at the methodology may help. The rankings take into account the job market (big plus …

Real Estate

4 Home Renovation Projects That Probably Aren’t Worth The Money (And 4 That Are)

Advice for every homeowner looking to tackle an expensive renovation project.<p>Per Magnus Persson via Getty Images<p>Increasingly, homeowners are …

Home Improvement

Why Co-Ops May Be A Thing Of The Past

In New York, the co-op has long epitomized some of the most coveted addresses in the world. Park Avenue, Central Park West and Fifth Avenue are brimming with cooperatives that hark back to a bygone era in Manhattan, where prospective owners had to pass notoriously difficult boards, meet rigorous …

Real Estate

Take a Look Inside Keira Knightley's $6 Million New York City Apartment

The actress just sold this TriBeCa pad.<p>Keira Knightley's New York City home has just sold for $6 million, though we're unsure why the actress would want to leave the place — it's downright stunning. The property is placed in Manhattan's trendy TriBeCa neighborhood, boasting two floors, three …

New York City

Toronto’s hot housing market spills over to condo rentals

Toronto's sizzling housing market is spilling over into the region's rental market, pushing up rents to new records as tenants fought over a shortage of rental listings.<p>Average rents for condos rose 11.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the same period a year earlier, hitting …

Los Angeles Is Among the Worst Cities for Home Buyers

Zillow, citing its own listings data, says the median home price in L.A. is now $590,000. Try finding a decent place in a neighborhood with good …

Calgary housing market faces another tough year as economy slowly recovers

Calgary's housing market is in for another tough year as the region's economy slowly rebounds from its worst recession in decades, the local real estate board said in a new forecast.<p>The Calgary Real Estate Board predicted home sales in the city would rise by 3 per cent this year to 18,335, but …

What are the Top Tax Concerns When Flipping a Home in the U.S.?

Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax attorneys. Here is this week’s question.<p><b>I'm looking into flipping a few properties</b> …

Real Estate

Toronto housing extends surge as Vancouver slump deepens

Toronto's housing market is chalking up fresh records as Vancouver's slump deepens.<p>Toronto prices rose in December at a record pace of 19.7 per cent from a year earlier, according to the latest reading of the Teranet-National Bank home price index Thursday.<p>Vancouver prices also rose from a year …

Buy a home now, move in after the seller dies

Hugh Hefner is living out his days in the Playboy Mansion, even though the legendary property no longer belongs to him.<p>The 29-room Holmby Hills home went on the market with a unique stipulation: that its 90-year-old resident be allowed to stay until he passes away. Last summer, investor Daren …

The Top 3 Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2017 Are in Florida

Trulia recently published its <b>list of the 10 hottest real estate markets to watch in 2017,</b> and—no surprise—several coastal markets made the list. …

Real Estate

1. Dallas, Texas

<b>Population:</b> 4,604,097<b><br>3-year population growth:</b> 6.2%<b><br>Year-over-year job growth:</b> 3.9%<b><br>Year-over-year home price growth:</b> 9%<b><br>Over (+) or under (-) historic value by:</b> -3%<p>For the methodology and trends behind this list read: <i>Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2017</i>

Should You Invest In Seattle Real Estate?

<b>Quick Hits: If you’re planning to buy a home do it now, because prices are going up for the next few years. Investments in single-family properties that are split into rental units have good potential in King County and Bellingham. Apartment developments have the best potential in King County and</b> …

How hot is the West Seattle real-estate market? This hot

Multiple readers have sent us this <b>Seattle Times</b> link, and when that happens, it means it’s worth sharing, and worth a closer look. Business reporter</b> …

Real Estate

America's 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for June 2016

Wow, it sure did get hot <i>fast</i> this year! Summer has barely unfurled, but the residential real estate market is already delivering the most blistering …

Real Estate

London real estate market may be attractive after Brexit

For some Wall Street players, it’s a case of “Brexit Calling.”<p>Mooring Financial Corp., the $60 million hedge fund run by veteran investor John …

Vancouver council gives green light for city staff to pursue empty-homes tax

Vancouver city councillors gave their OK Wednesday for staff to pursue a tax on empty homes with or without help from the B.C. government.<p>But Matthew …

Seattle home too dangerous to enter sells for $427,000 after ‘insane’ bidding war

Four years ago, the average house in Seattle cost a little under $427,000. Today, that’ll buy you a house so dangerous that you can’t go inside.<p>With …

Real Estate

Real estate firms, foreign funds are betting big on mall projects

<b>Bengaluru/Mumbai:</b> Real estate developers and global investors are looking to invest significantly in building new shopping malls, as demand outgrows …

Real Estate

You Can Thank Brexit for Lowering U.S. Mortgage Rates

Rates are poised to fall further.<p>Applications for U.S. mortgage refinancing jumped to their highest level in 1-1/2 years last week as interest rates …

432 Park Ave. Scores Highest Property Sale of the Week, Once Again

Manhattan Condo sold for $4 million above its original asking price<p>The Rafael Viñoly-designed 432 Park Ave. skyscraper has once again topped the list …

Metro Vancouver home sales decline but prices continue climbing

New figures on housing sales across Metro Vancouver reveal a modest slowdown, but the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says the market is still …

Toronto home prices surge 20% as buyers face ‘uphill battle’

Toronto home prices are driving ever higher as the number of properties for sale dwindles.<p>Whether in the city core or the suburbs, prices for detached and semi-detached homes rose about 20 per cent in June from a year earlier, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) said today.<p>This came amid slow or …

More Metro Vancouver homebuyers forgoing home inspections despite risks

In Metro Vancouver’s heated housing market, many buyers are forgoing home inspections even though it could end up costing them thousands of dollars …

Tales From The Seattle Housing Market: The Sale-Leaseback Option

Welcome back to another tale from the crazy Seattle housing market<p><i>Between the soaring housing prices, plummeting inventory, and insane bidding war stories, we keep hearing about how crazy the Seattle housing market is. So we've asked local real estate agents, sellers and buyers to share their nutty</i> …

Sarah Jessica Parker Buys $33.5M Townhouses in Greenwich Village

We’re blown away that <b>Sarah Jessica Parker</b>, aka columnist Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City,” has bought two adjacent properties in Manhattan’s …

Greenwich Village