Article

Saviors at the Gate

Out-of-state buyers are helping to prop up the downtown condo market.

01/26/2010 By Matthew Halverson

Market Watch

Pending Spree

Something’s hinky in Seattle’s home sales stats. Plus, hot neighborhoods: West Seattle posts four consecutive month-over-month gains in closed sales.

12/14/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Fraudulent Flippers

How Naive Investors Aided the Biggest Mortgage Scam in State History

How naive investors aided the biggest mortgage scam in Washington state history. Plus, Sound Transit’s Central Link light-rail line expansion to Sea-Tac Airport makes Columbia City/Beacon Hill a hot neighborhood.

11/18/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Purchase Power

The Final Days of Free Money

Time to get the home buyer’s tax credit is running out, but with slow moving mortgages there may be less time than you think to cash out. Plus, Normandy Park sees a big boost in closed sales.

09/22/2009 By Matthew Halverson

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

Tech

Home Tweet Home

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

02/11/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Growing Pains

Heady growth, a soaring skyline, and sophisticated amenities reveal a vitality beyond the recent economic malaise. The new Eastside faces new challenges—and new opportunities. Included: Video coverage of the eastside growth, courtesy q13fox.com

01/22/2009 By Juliette Guilbert

Market Watch

Q & A: Bidder’s Market

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

01/14/2009 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Suburban Like Me

A child of the suburbs finds herself priced out of posh Seattle and lands in lowly Lynnwood—expecting the same sort of white-bread wasteland she left behind.

01/03/2009 By Juliette Guilbert