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Hot Hoods: Wallingford

Seattle doesn&rs't require chicken owners to register their little cluckers, so it’s anyone’s guess which nabe has the largest poultry population. But as the home of Seattle Tilth, Wallingford is plenty fowl-friendly.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/18/2010

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Free Rage Neighbors

When the Seattle Department of Planning and Development recommended changes to urban agriculture laws in June, including a ban on roosters, it unwittingly pitted animal-loving locavores against peace-seeking residents.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/18/2010

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They’re Baaaack!

High-stakes bidding battles they ain’t, but multioffer standoffs are cropping up in North Seattle neighborhoods such as Greenlake, Wallingford, Bryant, Wedgwood. Plus, why Issaquah is this month’s hot neighborhood.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/20/2010

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Home Work

Seattle Public Schools’ new attendance-area boundaries complicate an already jumbled real estate market. For some, it’s enough to up and leave that once desirable humble abode. Plus: Magnolia will soon lay claim to the Briarcliff community, making i

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 06/14/2010

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Too Legit To Permit

Legalizing your unauthorized backyard cottage—or, in zoning geekspeak, “detached accessory dwelling unit”— may not be as easy as it seems. Plus: Why Tangletown, the microneighborhood at the southeast corner of Green Lake, is a coveted enclave.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/12/2010

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Slide Show: Best Places to Live 2010

Here are _Seattle Met_’s picks for the Emerald City’s 15 must-live neighborhoods right now, plus vital stats on the people, property, and parks in 116 communities.

  • Published 04/19/2010

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Best Places to Live 2010

Here are Seattle Met’s picks for the Emerald City’s 15 must-live neighborhoods right now, plus vital stats on the people, property, and parks in 116 communities.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/19/2010

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Renting the High Life

New homes for rent: Builders are leasing what they can’t sell. Plus, Sand Point’s low crime rate makes it a hot neighborhood.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/15/2010

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Breaking Fee

When is it worthwhile to pay flat fees to buyer’s agents? Plus, Madison Park’s closure rate in the second half of 2009 makes it a hot neighborhood.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 02/17/2010

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Saviors at the Gate

Out-of-state buyers are helping to prop up the downtown condo market.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 01/26/2010

Market Watch

Pending Spree

Something’s hinky in Seattle’s home sales stats. Plus, hot neighborhoods: West Seattle posts four consecutive month-over-month gains in closed sales.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/14/2009

Fraudulent Flippers

The Final Straw

How naive investors aided the biggest mortgage scam in Washington state history. Plus, Sound Transit’s Central Link light-rail line expansion to Sea-Tac Airport makes Columbia City/Beacon Hill a hot neighborhood.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 11/18/2009

Purchase Power

The Final Days of Free Money

Time to get the home buyer’s tax credit is running out, but with slow moving mortgages there may be less time than you think to cash out. Plus, Normandy Park sees a big boost in closed sales.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/22/2009

Appraisals

Shock to the System

New federal mortgage rules under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct may hurt homeowners more than it helps. Plus, Mukilteo ranks as one of the country’s best small towns.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/13/2009

Development

Knock ’Em Down

To solve Seattle’s vacant-home problem the Department of Planning and Development considers easing codes for leveling lost-cause property. Plus, sales are surging just east of Federal Way. Three homes illustrate what you can find there now.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/17/2009

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A Rail Line Runs Through It

When the Sound Transit Link starts running in July between downtown and Tukwila, with Sea-Tac Airport soon to follow, how will development and investment affect Rainier Valley?

  • By Eric Scigliano
  • Published 05/22/2009

RETAIL

Please Re-Lease Me

Businesses are putting pressure on real estate developers and building owners to negotiate sweet real estate deals. Plus, proof that patience pays off: Buyers in various Seattle neighborhoods who waited out the market and got big reductions on quality pro

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 05/22/2009

BOTTOM-LINE BOOSTING

This Room for Rent

If you’re looking for help paying your mortgage, take on a tenant to offset the costs.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/23/2009

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Buy? Sell? Or Hold on for Dear Life?

In this comprehensive real estate guide, we examine topics such as what to do when you’ve outgrown your home, when to take advantage of low interest rates

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/20/2009

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Q: Everyone says that now is an awful time to sell, but is it really that bad?

  • Published 03/19/2009
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