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5 Places to Live Next: Where You’ll Want to Be In 2016

Five real estate experts name Sammamish, Central District, South Lake Union, Columbia City, and Hillman City as Seattle’s next hot neighborhoods.

  • 03/15/2011
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Best Places to Live 2011

An insider’s guide to Seattle’s best neighborhoods—from Burien to Vashon to Laurelhurst—now and in the future.

  • 03/15/2011
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Dues and Don’ts

When financial hard times hit, is it better to skip the mortgage payment or the condo dues?

  • 01/19/2011
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What You Can 
Get For…$525,000

In January, we looked at Redmond and Bellevue real estate available for a little more than half a mil. This month, we dug up a handful of Seattle real estate for that same price.

  • 01/19/2011
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Streetcars Paved with Gold

Local transit mavens make a last-ditch plea to Mayor Mike McGinn and the City Council for faster trolleys, not pricey streetcars, on First Hill.

  • 01/14/2011
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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.

  • 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. 


  • 12/15/2010
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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?”

  • 10/13/2010
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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.

  • 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

  • 10/12/2010
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The Shorter Short Sale

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

  • 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.

  • 09/15/2010
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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.

  • 08/18/2010
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 05/12/2010
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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/17/2010
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