Laissez F'Airbnb

Is AirBnb Making Matters Worse For Affordable Housing?

The city council wants to regulate Airbnb more aggressively. A real affordable housing solution—or just real political theater?

09/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Real Estate 2016

Your Guide to Renting an Apartment in Seattle

The rental market is nuts. Life as a renter doesn’t have to be.

04/22/2016 By Darren Davis

Real Estate 2016

How to Get the Apartment You Want

Arm yourself with these 5 expert tips before you embark on on your quest for the ideal apartment.

04/22/2016 By Darren Davis

Real Estate 2016

Don't Sweat the Security Deposit

...and more pointers from a couple of candid Seattle landlords.

04/22/2016 By Darren Davis

Real Estate 2016

Face It. Seattle Is Expensive.

Affordability has dominated the narrative for years, with no end in near sight. So how do Seattle renters—from grad students to established professionals—deal with it right now?

04/22/2016 By Darren Davis

Real Estate 2016

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers: Where to Rent in 2016

A look at some key figures across seven of Seattle's most popular areas for renters.

04/22/2016 By Darren Davis

Real Estate 2016

10 Things to Know Before Signing Your Lease

Washington’s Landlord-Tenant Act outlines the legal relationship between property owners and renters. Here are some of the important rights to remember before signing your John Hancock on that lease.

04/22/2016 By Darren Davis

10 Years That Changed A City

2015: Real Estate Loses Its Mind

This was the year that the housing affordability gap yawned wide like an angry fault line between socioeconomic strata.

03/10/2016 By Matthew Halverson

I'm New Here

Where to Live Now in Seattle

A look at seven of the city's most distinct neighborhoods.

08/24/2015 By Darren Davis

Real Estate

The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

The current state of the city’s (sometimes crazy) housing market.

04/24/2015 By Darren Davis


The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

And it’s a bigger problem than tenant vs. landlord.

04/22/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Seattle Real Estate 2014

This Must Be the Place

When my marriage ended in spring 2013, I was dragged into one of the most turbulent real estate markets in recent memory. Through the tears and heartache, I learned a lot about buying and selling houses but even more about finding home.

04/19/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Seattle Real Estate 2014

5 Expert Tips for Home Buyers

Patience and planning give buyers the inside track.

04/19/2014 By KC Brants, Real Estate Agent, Redfin

Seattle Real Estate 2014

10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Seattle

Who’s buying where in a revved-up real estate market.

04/19/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Real Estate 2014

Neighborhoods By the Numbers

Market values past, present, and future, walk, bike, and transit scores, demographics, and more on 202 neighborhoods in and around Seattle



Real Estate 2013

Our most detailed annual real estate review ever covers 138 neighborhoods in and around Seattle.

04/17/2013 Research by Karen Taylor Quinn


10 Seattle Neighborhoods Annotated

Local real estate is showing robust signs of postrecession life—and so are neighborhoods.

04/17/2013 By Seattle Met Staff


The Investor

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges


The Born-Again Renter

05/18/2012 With Karen Quinn By Jane Hodges