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[Watch] Seattle Dream Pt. II

This is way too cool not to share. From F-Stop Seattle, this video is a fantastic representation of our amazing city and we can’t help but feel fortunate to live here after watching this. Check it out for yourself: Seattle Dream Pt. II from F-Stop Seattle on Vimeo.

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Sewer Scopes in Seattle

Why Home Buyers Should Have the Sewer Line Inspected Before Purchase Over time, the major systems of a home begin to show wear and tear and the sewer line is no different. Unlike other key systems like roofs, furnaces and water heaters however, we can’t do a quick visual-inspection on our own to determine the general age and condition of the ...

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Top Companies to Work for in Washington State

Puget Sound Business Journal has published its list of the top 85 finalists in the search for Washington State’s 2014 Best Workplaces. The list started with 300+ nominees and from there, employees were asked to complete a survey and rate their employer on “employee engagement, management, communication, benefits and more”. ...

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How to Determine Sales Price

If you are considering selling your home, more than likely one of, if not THE, most important factors in taking that leap is “how much could I sell my home for in today’s market?” And the natural inclination is to jump onto sites like Zillow or even the tax assessor’s website to see what value they put on your property, however, we ...

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Market Update: Eastlake – May 2014

No surprise here, as with all Seattle neighborhoods right now, Eastlake was a seller’s market in May. Inventory of single family homes in May was down 44.4% compared to April making it a very competitive environment for buyers. Overall though, inventory is up 25% compared to 2013 and the number of homes placed under contract was up a ...

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Weekend Review: Open Houses June 7 & 8

This weekend is going to be busy when it comes to open houses! There are well over 20 homes scheduled to be open at some point over the weekend in area 390 alone (Capitol Hill, Madison Park, Broadmoor, etc) and Seattle’s forecast is calling for mid 70’s and sunny…couldn’t ask for a better weekend to tour property! If ...

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What does Built Green mean in Seattle?

We just listed a home in Arboretum that is a Certified 3-Star Built Green® remodel (check it out here), but what does that actually mean? First, to summarize the Built Green website (builtgreen.net), Built Green is a non-profit organization that is comprised of local architects, builders, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, and ...

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Market Update: Days on Market

Single Family Homes on Capitol Hill We are seeing a flurry of activity in Capitol Hill and reported last week that this neighborhood is proving to be a seller’s market (check out the data here in case you missed it). As you can see in the graph below, the average days on market was 31 in April and the average sales price was 98% of ...

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Seattle is Nation’s Fastest Growing City

We came across this article on SeattleTimes.com this morning suggesting that the population in Seattle grew by 2.8% from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013 – helping Seattle “leapfrog” Boston to become the 21st largest city in the country. Pretty impressive! There’s a lot of interesting information in the article, so check it out!

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Market Update: Capitol Hill – April 2014

April 2014 was a seller’s market on Capitol Hill with available inventory down 4.8% compared to March and down 23.1% compared to the previous year. The number of homes closed in April was up 183.3% compared to the previous month suggesting that buyers are eager to move! If you are interested in selling your Capitol Hill home, let us know ...

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