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A Bainbridge Island Bachelor Pad

Bainbridge Island architect Matthew Coates, whose firm specializes in sustainable buildings, designed a house with a hard exterior and a soft warm feeling inside. Owner Earl Dorsey fit right in.

08/19/2011 By Giselle Smith

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Pioneer Square on the Rise

The Pioneer Square neighborhood maintains much of its original Romanesque Revival and Victorian architecture, yet dozens of empty storefronts leave the regal buildings looking like toothless smiles. But you’d be hard-pressed to call Pioneer Square dead, S

07/29/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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Beacon Hill Unplugged

Slow Internet connections in Beacon Hill anger residents.

04/28/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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Math: Hush on the Tracks

Noisy rumbles from Sound Transit–we do some math.

04/22/2011

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Leasing the Cool Life

How Seattle’s Gen Y renters are changing the apartment amenity landscape.

04/22/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Rachel Sturtz

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Letter to Mayor Mike McGinn About a First Hill Streetcar

Veteran Metro Transit bus route designer Jack Whisner raises concerns about the city’s plans for a First Hill streetcar.

01/21/2011

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Eric Scigliano

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The Shorter Short Sale

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

09/16/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson

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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 By Matthew Halverson