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

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

Avocado Toast And All

I, a Millennial, Bought a House

It is possible. And I don’t even work in tech.

04/08/2020 By Darren Davis

How We Buy

Are Offer Letters a Savvy Real Estate Move or Discrimination?

Buyers are writing personalized letters to boost their home bids to the top of the pile. But we should worry about the illegal implications.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams

Living in the Future

5 Real Estate Experts Dish on What To Expect in Seattle's Next Decade

Zoning, prices, growing neighborhoods (and cities), and advice moving forward.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Kindly Proximity

The Actual Best of Nextdoor

The neighborly social network isn’t all NIMBY anxiety and passive-aggressive jabs about unmowed lawns.

04/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

You Live Where?

These Seattle Neighborhoods Are Pretend

Sorry, Tangletowners, but you probably live in Wallingford.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dull By Design

If New Construction Looked Better, Might We Resist It Less?

You know the buildings: mixed-use cubes with flat windows and colored panels...

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Mapped

Every Neighborhood in Seattle in a Nutshell

From Broadview to Belltown to Rainier Beach.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne, Benjamin Cassidy, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

Slow Train

Can Rainier Beach Develop Without Displacing Its Residents?

After getting light rail 10 years ago, Rainier Beach hasn’t seen major development. But that’s changing—hopefully for the better.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne