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The Seattle City Council votes today on whether to allow taller buildings and denser construction in 27 Seattle neighborhoods while adopting new requirements for developers to help create affordable housing.

But if it passes the vote, exactly which neighborhoods are being impacted and how? Well, the short answer is it's complicated. Many different zones and many different areas in each zone are impacted differently. There's a lot to sort out.

However, there is a website that the city provided that has that information on an interactive GIS map. You can see on the map which areas are in the plan, down to the block. You can also zoom in and click on certain areas to see the detail of the plan for that specific area. You can even enter in your address

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Homeowners in the state of Washington pay the 12th highest real estate taxes per year, according to an analysis by the National Association of Home Builders. The federation, whose members construct about 80 percent of the new homes built in the U.S., found property tax rates differ substantially across the United States.

Using data from the 2017 American Community Survey, NAHB compared average annual real estate taxes on owner-occupied homes, average effective property tax rates (Washington ranks 28th), and real estate taxes paid as a share of total property tax revenue (Washington ranks 6th).

New Jersey retained its dubious distinction of having the highest average real estate tax bill per homeowner, at $8,485, as well as the

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In January, I had the opportunity to attend and become a member of the organization "100 Women Who Care GSV", what I did not know at the time was how much I would come to love what these ladies are all about! When my friend Adrianne invited me, it seemed like a simple outing with friends to support local organizations in the valley, all while having a glass of wine. As we walked in the door of Sigillo, we signed in, got name tags, grabbed a seat, a glass of Malbec and chatted with the ladies at our table. It wasn't long before the event was underway and there were two lovely ladies at the podium discussing what the night would hold... For me, this is when the magic began, it turns out that by the end of the night this room of ladies would all vote and

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Congratulations to my clients on their beautiful remodel in Downtown Issaquah!  

The Issaquah real estate market is heating up again now that the snow has finally subsided.  Congratulations to my sellers on getting this gorgeous home in downtown Issaquah under contract. When wanting top dollar for your home quality craftsmanship really matters. Although this home is on the smaller side, the quality materials and attention to detail is what made the difference in getting this home sold quickly.  Are you looking to buy or sell in Issaquah?  If so, reach out to me - I am here to help - Call me directly or send me a text message 425.829.1029




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* It now takes $105,367 annual income to buy a median home in the Seattle-Tacoma area, according to, a mortgage resource company based in California. A median home in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue market was priced at $489,600 as of the fourth quarter of 2018 (National Association of Realtors). One catch, that's the income you'll need if you can afford a 20 percent down payment, nearly $98,000. If you can only put down 10 percent, you'll need $122,484. Seattle is the seventh most expensive city in they U.S. to buy a home. Of the 50 largest metro areas in the country, Pittsburgh is the least expensive. It takes just $37,660 in income. The median home price there is $141,625. No surprise, San Jose is most expensive. You need a

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One of Murray Franklyn’s most popular floorplans in Trossachs. From the minute you walk into this home, you’ll enjoy the spacious & unique layout. Main floor living areas include a fantastic living & dining room combo which is excellent for entertaining. The kitchen features granite tile countertops, a center island w/ a cooktop, ample space for preparing meals & a breakfast nook to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. There is a main floor 5th bedroom/office as well as a ¾ bathroom which is great for out of town houseguests.  Retreat at the end of the day in the sumptuous master suite complete with a spa-inspired master bathroom. There are 3 additional bedrooms & a large bonus room

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This burger!!! YUM. I'm always on the hunt for a good blue cheese burger and this my be my absolute favorite one. The Verona Station burger at Whistle Stop Ale House is a 1/2 pound of Misty Isle Natural Angus burger topped with gorgonzola cheese, honey smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and red onion served on a sesame bun. I want to eat one every single day. We also had the Whistle Stop Reuben with house made corned beef, topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and 1000 Island dressing, served on marbled rye bread.


This family owned neighborhood pub has been around since 1995. They are known for their amazing staff and great food. They aren’t kidding! They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 Days a week. They have some fun events coming up.

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KIRKLAND, Washington (March 6, 2019) - Seattle's snowiest month in 50 years had an obvious chilling effect on February's housing activity, agreed officials with Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Statistics for last month show pending sales dropped nearly 14 percent compared to the same month a year ago.

"The winter weather brought the market to a halt," stated John Deely, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain. He said last month's series of snowstorms and frigid temperatures had a negative impact on the typical momentum that builds at the beginning of the year.

"Showing activity dropped more than 41 percent the week of the heaviest snow, and weekend keybox activity was down 80 percent," Deely reported. "The end of the month picked up

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If you follow business and financial news, you hear a lot about which way the wind is blowing in the housing market. Including on Marketplace. From housing starts and new home sales, to existing home sales and various price indices, figuring out what all these numbers mean can be head-spinning.

Even one of the biggest homebuilders recently looked at all the signals coming from the housing market and, basically, shrugged. In January, Stuart Miller, executive chairman of real estate company Lennar, told analysts the company wouldn’t give a forecast for the year. “We’ve been careful not to give too much guidance looking ahead because there’s uncertainty,” he said in an earnings call.

How to make sense of it all? First, keep in mind that some of

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The NWMLS latest Press Release showed an Icy February market.  A reflection on the weather?  Some think so, and I happen to agree!  Although inventory levels rose, pending homes dropped.  The snow certainly had an effect on people's ability to get around (myself included!) which only makes sense the market had less than normal activity.  Here are a few key points:

  • February pending sales dropped nearly 14 percent.
  • Showing activity dropped more than 41 percent the week of the heaviest snow.
  • Inventory levels show a 42.3 percent jump from twelve months ago.
  • Prices appear to have bottomed out to around year-ago levels.
  • As February temperatures plunged, prices in most counties started heating up, rising from a year ago as well as when
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