Posts in Seattle
Waterfront Report 2018/2019

Summer is just around the corner and with that, comes waterfront season. RSIR has released a comprehensive analysis of 15 months of waterfront sales, from January 2018 through March 2019.

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Using Data to Produce Better Results in Luxury Real Estate

Real estate has been — and will always be — an industry that requires a personal touch. This human interaction will persistently be a critical component in the success of a sale. But as technology advances, the best agents will capitalize on data available to them to inform their decisions and use this as a tool to leverage properties.

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Seattle's Best Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

The Cherry Blossoms—a staple of springtime in the Seattle region—are on track to reach peak blooming for the weekend of March 30th. "The Quad" at the University of Washington is among the most popular places for viewing the blossoms, with nearly thirty large cherry trees and thousands of pink blossoms, but it isn't the only place you can visit to get yourself into the spirit of spring.

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Is Tech Seattle’s Best Solution to Pressing Issues?

In early August, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the formation of the Innovation Advisory Council (IAC), a collective of representatives from the region’s top technology companies aimed to assist “with the development of data-driven and technological approaches to address our city’s most urgent issues, including homelessness and transportation mobility.” As a statement released by the mayor’s office outlines, there are over 60,000 software developers in the region, representing the largest employment sector in the region.

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The Seattle Real Estate Market Shows No Signs of Slowing in 2018

As indicated by average sales prices from around the Puget Sound in January 2018, the Seattle real estate market shows no signs of slowing, despite the start of the year typically marking a slowdown in our region. According to a recent article published by Seattle Times, “single-family home prices across the county surged nearly 20 percent in January compared with a year prior,” and virtually no area was left untouched by gains, with increases ranging from 11 to 28 percent.

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Holiday Season Musts: Honor Your Host With a Gift

It’s holiday party season, which means that unless you are the Grinch, you definitely have some social events on your calendar in the coming weeks. A recent 425 Magazine article reminds partygoers that no matter the function, “etiquette dictates it’s proper to show your appreciation by bringing a gift for the individuals who have graciously invited you into their homes.”

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Looking at the City of Seattle’s Housing Affordability Rezone Plan

Last week, mayor Tim Burgess and city councilor Rob Johnson released Seattle’s Housing Affordability Rezone Plan, which will loosen restrictions on the height and number of units a developer may build, in exchange for offering affordable housing options within the project or paying into a city-fund to support affordable homes. Curbed Seattle broke down the exhaustive document, which is set to go for review at the City Council over the next couple of weeks with possible implementation by this time next year.

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Kirkland Named One of 2017's Great Places in America

Kirkland, known as The Little City That Could, was recently recognized as one of the 2017 Great Places in America from the American Planning Association. Since their redesign to include updates to the “corridor’s aging sidewalks and water main,” the city aims to create a pedestrian friendly community.

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Seattle Relocation Patterns

In recent years, the Seattle area has attracted new residents in droves. The booming job market, nearby outdoor amenities, and relatively affordable cost of living has many considering our region the most desirable for relocation. Can you blame them? With Amazon and Microsoft  regularly making huge business moves (not to mention Starbucks, Facebook, Google, T-Mobile, Expedia, REI, Apple, etc) the job market is consistently flourishing.

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