Appraisals

Shock to the System

New federal mortgage rules under the Home Valuation Code of Conduct may hurt homeowners more than it helps. Plus, Mukilteo ranks as one of the country’s best small towns.

08/13/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Development

Knock ’Em Down

To solve Seattle’s vacant-home problem the Department of Planning and Development considers easing codes for leveling lost-cause property. Plus, sales are surging just east of Federal Way. Three homes illustrate what you can find there now.

07/17/2009 By Matthew Halverson

RETAIL

Please Re-Lease Me

Businesses are putting pressure on real estate developers and building owners to negotiate sweet real estate deals. Plus, proof that patience pays off: Buyers in various Seattle neighborhoods who waited out the market and got big reductions on quality pro

05/22/2009 By Matthew Halverson

BOTTOM-LINE BOOSTING

This Room for Rent

If you’re looking for help paying your mortgage, take on a tenant to offset the costs.

04/23/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Tech

Home Tweet Home

You may not be Twittering yet, but your broker is.

02/11/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Market Watch

Q & A: Bidder’s Market

A real estate auctioneer talks deals, due diligence, and accidental transactions.

01/14/2009 By Matthew Halverson

URBAN LIVING

Easy Being Green

A downtown condo building invites neighbors to walk in the park.

01/06/2009 By Sarah Anderson

Market Voyeurism

Banker's Dream

What recession? Buy this house and live like there's no tomorrow.

01/05/2009 By Eric Scigliano

SELLER'S STORY

Round House, Square Lot

A West Seattle property requires a targeted marketing strategy.

01/04/2009 By Ashley Griffin

Article

Looking for Closure

01/04/2009 By Laura Peach

ALTERNATIVE HOUSING

Common Ground

Cohousing projects bring residents together, brisk resales.

01/03/2009 By Ashley Griffin

REAL ESTATE

Thoroughly Modern

A specialty real estate firm specializes in midcentury architecture.

12/28/2008 By Ashley Griffin

SELLING TACTICS

Grounds Work

Beauty on the outside helps make the sale.

12/28/2008 By Ashley Griffin

HIGH-DENSITY LIVING

Suite Dreams

Accessory dwelling units may benefit owners and tenants alike.

12/27/2008 By Christopher Werner

Article

True Value

Want to get the most for your home in a buyer’s market? Set the right price.

12/20/2008 By Christopher Werner

MEDIA INFLUENCE

Don't Believe the Hype

Making sense of senseless housing-market rankings.

12/18/2008 By Matthew Halverson

SUSTAINABILITY

Don't Throw that House Away!

The ultimate green home is a recycled one.

12/13/2008 By Matthew Halverson

INCENTIVES

Down-Market Marketing

Cash reward: Know anyone who wants to buy my house?

12/08/2008 By Matthew Halverson

NEIGHBORHOODS

Squeeze Play

High prices and odd lot sizes aren't dampening infill housing growth

01/01/2008 By Ashley Griffin