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Category: Real Estate Business

Seattle’s Rising Income is Affecting Real Estate Prices, Among Other Things

The proof is in. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released a report recently that shows that Seattle’s incomes are increasing rapidly. In fact they are rising at twice the national average. (see chart) Of course everyone acknowledges this is affecting the purchase price of real estate, as well as rentals. And that is …

Mapping Seattle Real Estate Developments

There are several map-driven sites to help people and businesses get informed on current real estate developments in Seattle. And  the main information source (City of Seattle DPD) is making it easier to get the most accurate and detailed information available. The Seattle City Department of Planning and Development now has a website called “Shaping …

Using WalkScores and Other Scores Together

Many people have heard of Walkscore.com, and use it to tout the “Walk-ability” of a neighborhood. It’s a bit of a fine line for agents to talk about this. “Walking distance” to or from a property is prohibited in marketing materials by Federal Fair Housing Laws based on non-discrimination requirements about disability. But without being …