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What You Can 
Get For…$525,000

As of October, the average sale price of a single-family home on the Eastside was $523,000. Here’s a snapshot of what was available near that price point in late November.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/15/2010

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Buy Now, Move In Later

Got some extra cash? It’s never too early to snag your postretirement home and rent it out in the meantime. 


  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 12/15/2010

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Hot ’Hoods: Capitol Hill

Home prices are down throughout Seattle, but it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that sellers in Capitol Hill are still getting more than list price, particularly in the Stevens microneighborhood.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 10/13/2010

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Agents of Chaos

After the Department of Licensing suspended Michael and Tara Hellickson’s licenses in September, fellow real estate agents were asking, “What took so long?”

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 10/13/2010

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No Clear Cut Solution

Last year the city council delegated the task of drafting a permanent urban forest master plan to the Department of Planning and Development, and it established an Urban Forestry Commission to watchdog the process. It was probably inevitable that a commis

  • By Eric Scigliano
  • Published 10/12/2010

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The Shorter Short Sale

Want to save time on a short-sale purchase? Be the second bidder.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/16/2010

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Hot ’Hoods: Queen Anne

The extended first-time homebuyer credit helped buoy business into the early summer months, but sales slowed after that. Queen Anne is part of only one area in Seattle that didn’t slow down from June to July.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/15/2010

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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

Too Legit To Permit

Legalizing Your Unauthorized Backyard Cottage May Not Be As Easy As It Seems

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

How Naive Investors Aided the Biggest Mortgage Scam in State History

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
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