Free-For-All

Why Now's the Time to Rent an Apartment in Seattle

Traditional thinking doesn’t account for some of the deals available at the moment.

09/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Enclaves

How Beacon Hill's Center Is Shifting

El Centro de la Raza and its surrounds remain a cultural mosaic. But the civil rights organization’s expansion to Federal Way signals a familiar change.

09/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Inventory Overload

Covid-19 Has Created a Condo Conundrum in Downtown Seattle

Can buyers and developers bet on the return of a vibrant downtown?

09/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Report Card

Seattle Area Public High Schools by the Numbers

State learning standards. Graduation rates. Diversity. See how schools in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties measure up.

09/03/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Habitat

Live the Tiny Home Dream in Your Own Backyard

A Madison Valley couple relocates without leaving their property.

09/01/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Home Shopping

Seattle Area Neighborhoods, by Real Estate Numbers

How much are homes selling for in the Puget Sound region? Find current and historical data here.

08/18/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Side Hustles

A Chef's Pivot Inspired These Fancy Backyard Grills

In case you wanted to level up from that Big Green Egg.

08/11/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Hot Market

The Pandemic Bumped Spring Home-Buying Back a Season in Seattle

Many real estate numbers for July evoke those of Mays past.

08/11/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Habitat

How to Prime Your Patio for Summer (and Beyond)

Seattle’s latecomer warm weather means outdoor spaces stay relevant well into fall.

08/07/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

More Than Just a View

West Seattle Neighborhood Guide

Top restaurants. Handmade goods. A bustling beach and an ill-fated bridge. This peninsular patch of Seattle isn’t easy to get to, but it’s well worth the trip.

07/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy, James Ross Gardner, Nicole Martinson, and Allecia Vermillion

GO GREEN

13 Seattle Plant Shops for Growing an Urban Oasis

From West Seattle to Bellevue.

07/22/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Easy Commutes

A Look Inside Three Seattle Home Offices

How these housebound-for-now Seattleites made working from home actually work.

07/13/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Trivial Pursuit?

Buying a Home During a Pandemic Is an Exercise in Perseverance

Low inventory and interest rates. Deep-pocketed competitors. Prepare to lose—often.

07/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Baby Steps

Seattle Real Estate Begins to Turn the Dial Back to Normalcy

Some of the May numbers were jarring, though.

06/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Cramped Quarantine

What Is It Like to Live in an aPodment During Covid-19?

Micro-studio life is even more constricted than usual during a pandemic.

05/22/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

How Covid-19 Is Affecting Seattle Real Estate

Don’t declare the spring home-buying season a total dud just yet.

05/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Habitat

A Seattle Houseboat's Custom Wallpaper Turns Marine Life Into Art

Kate Blairstone, she of the State Hotel's memorable wall coverings, created a stylized kelp forest for real estate maven Liz Dunn.

04/08/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Overzealous Zestimates

Zillow and Redfin's Guesswork Has Changed How We See Prices

We can see the price of everything, but estimates can be deceiving.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Seeking Purchase

Flyhomes Fronts Homebuyers the Cash

The Seattle startup aims to let nearly anyone submit liquid bids.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy