New year, new home? Home ownership is still the American Dream

  It turns out a lot of millennials want to buy a home someday — a whooping 89 percent according to a new Apartment List survey. But, just 5 percent expect to buy in 2019 and 34 percent say they will wait at least five years. Why the lag? While the dream of homeownership is strong, 72 percent cite affordability as the critical issue. Down payment funds are primary challenge Sixty-two percent of millennials specifically mention the lack of funds for a down payment. Only 11 … Continue reading...

Creating Affordable and Accessible Homeownership in Seattle and Washington State

There is a housing affordability crisis in Washington impacting buyers, sellers, and renters from Seattle to Spokane. Growing pressure and demand for housing leads to skyrocketing prices and low housing supply. Families in all income groups are struggling to find homeownership opportunities. This impacts every part of the housing and rental markets in Washington. According to the University of Washington's Center for Real Estate Research, first-time buyers in King, Snohomish, Pierce and … Continue reading...

Seattle Home Buyers Experience a More Balanced Market for 2019

Winter - 2019: With more plentiful inventory, recently announced increases in lending limits, and moderating prices, prospective home buyers are finding more options around Western Washington and the Seattle Real Estate Market,  according to industry experts from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. "Moderating interest rates over the past few weeks could provide a window of opportunity for buyers this month, even if the Fed is widely expected to raise them again in December," said Mike Grady, … Continue reading...

Seattle Real Estate Winter Update 2018-2019

Seattle Real Estate and Homes for Sale

From our local Northwest Multiple Listing Service, they report seven months of steadily rising housing inventory has reversed its course in October when they added the fewest new listings since February. MLS members believe the onset of wintry weather and transition to the holiday season are factors, but suggested the slower pace also signals improving conditions for house-hunters. "After months of inventory growth that more than quadrupled the number of homes buyers have to choose from, … Continue reading...

Capitol Hill 1906 Vintage Craftsman Home

Seattle Real Estate Capitol Hill Home for sale at 928 16th Ave. E., Seattle WA 98112

928 16th Avenue East, Seattle WA 98112 $1,795,000 Grand 1906 Craftsman on elegant street of beautiful homes. Gleaming hardwood floors, huge country-style kitchen, open concept living and dining rooms with beautiful light-filled formal spaces and woodstove. Upstairs features 4+ bedrooms, sumptuous tile bath, master suite w/bath and dressing room. Attic is finished w/loft and perfect for office, art studio or 5th bedroom. Huge oversized lot with 2-car garage & parking for 6 cars off alley. … Continue reading...

Trace Loft Urban Condo on Capitol Hill

1408 12th Avenue - Unit 305 Seattle, WA 98122 Cutting-edge cool industrial urban loft-style condo in the amazing restored Trace Lofts.   Trace Lofts at 1408 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill was built in 1919 and has enjoyed a colorful history, housing both an athletic equipment company and an order of Tibetan monks. In 2007 it was converted from a vintage warehouse to condos by developer, GTS development, whose projects include Trace North, the Oddfellows building and Solstice … Continue reading...

Phinney Ridge Condo at the Roycroft

6015 Phinney Ave. N #307, Seattle 98103 $319,000 Hip in-city loft-like condo with views of Greenlake & the Cascades. A perfect trifecta of value, condition and location. Sweet view unit with a walk score of 94, you will love the modern charm of this newer condo home. Virtual Video Tour Here's a great opportunity to live in a chic in-city studio, within steps to all the convenience of Phinney Ridge Cherry wood cabinets and granite counters push this kitchen from the mundane to the … Continue reading...

Historic Trace Lofts

  1408 12th Avenue #303 - Seattle WA 98122 $595,000 Sublime and Stylish Loft-style Condo for sale in Seattle Historic Trace Lofts, a 1919 warehouse converted to stylish urban residences. A stunning blend of past and present combining industrial elements; steel, old growth beams and reclaimed Douglas Fir floors, with modern design; sleek cabinetry, stainless appliances, gas range & stone countertops. In the epicenter of the Pike/Pine corridor; incredible cafes, bars & … Continue reading...

South Seattle Live/Work Home+Workshop Studio

Urban mini-farm on 1/2 acre in South Seattle 7837 S. 135th Street Seattle WA 98178 Perfect live/work space for artists, craftsmen and gardeners. 1/2 acre with huge 24'x48' shop with 200 amp service and lovely terraced yard with fruit trees. Adjacent to a working urban farm, with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier. Home has hardwood floors, gas fireplace, large covered deck, 2 bedrooms, plus 2 other flex-space rooms (used as bedrooms in the past). Fun upstairs with dormers and skylights. Updated … Continue reading...

Fremont Party Pad

Seattle Real Estate for Sale

604 NW 44th Street Seattle WA 98107 Amazing opportunity for live/work or development in Fremont $850,000 Dude! (or Dudette!) Fremont party pad with outdoor cabana, rooftop deck and personal tiki bar with gas firepit. Totally private, with controlled access: perfect for the next zombie apocalypse or those desiring privacy. Located within walking distance to a dozen breweries, distilleries and a tequila bar. Main floor currently living quarters and a music studio with no neighbors to complain. … Continue reading...