Out of Sight

What Are Seattle Views Really Worth—And What Happens When We Lose Them?

Views of natural wonders like Puget Sound and the mountain ranges are increasingly scarcer, and pricier.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Nonstarter Home

Seattle Is Still a Seller’s Market. But Who Can Afford to Buy?

We've so been here before.

02/27/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

Neighborhoods

Property Developers Are Starting to Eye the International District

Will an onslaught of development overrun one of Seattle’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods?

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

That Cabin Life

What Does It Take to Score a Dream Cabin in Washington?

We did our own little House Hunters trek to find out.

05/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Where to Live Now

The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Seattle in 2017

A peek into the statistics, stories, and local history of the city’s most desirable locales for homebuyers.

04/20/2017 By Darren Davis

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

Feature

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