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New Waterfront Views Once the Viaduct is Gone (are gonna cost you!)

Everyone has thoughts about what the Downtown Seattle Waterfront should look like one the Alaska Way Viaduct is demolished. Many people, from businesses to developers have been excited about the fantastic views that are going to open up. But guess what? It’s going to cost you! That’s right, the City of Seattle plans on taxing …

Climate Change and Rising Tides in Seattle

I’m not sure if this is really a major concern for most people. But long-term real estate investment and development groups should be paying attention. With the expected rise in sea levels over the next 40 years or so, some areas of Seattle could become flooded. Seattle Public Utilities released this map yesterday showing the …

Seattle Home Show – Feb 18th – 26th, 2012

There is lots of good stuff to see this year at the Seattle Home Show. Everything from the quickly emerging Electric Fireplace market, to “Meet the Experts” seminars. There are over 600 displays and exhibits for those thinking about building or remodeling. This year’s theme is “We’re Having a House Party“, which fits well with …

Backyard Cottages Still Controversial

The City of Seattle has proposed a comprehensive “Backyard Cottage Solution” to an existing problem that has been ignored for too long: The existence and need for regulation of backyard cottages in single family neighborhoods. This would be in the form of a citywide backyard cottage ordinance to address a situation that has been going …

New Construction in the U-District

With inventory being so low right now in the U-District, Duncan Place Condos is creating quite the buzz. Construction has just began but they are anticipating occupancy in early 2009. Located just above 45th Ave NE on 8th, the 6 story complex will feature 63 units, offering studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms. The building …