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Seattle is the 2018 Top Real Estate Market

The Seattle and Bellevue real estate markets are expected to be the nation's top performers in 2018, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report by the Urban Land Institute and PwC (a nonprofit education and research institute. Results were based on...

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Seattle Home Prices Practically Double Other U.S. Cities

Seattle Home Prices Practically Double Other U.S. Cities

Seattle's real estate is one of the hottest markets in the nation. Seattle is leading the country in home price increases and we've almost doubled our home price growth over any other US city just in the last 11 months. Seattle's home prices increased nearly 14% over...

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Seattle Has Doubled it’s Tech Companies in the Last 3 Years

Seattle Has Doubled it’s Tech Companies in the Last 3 Years

According to GeekWire, there have been more than 100 out of town tech companies set up in the Seattle region recently, doubling that number over the last three years. The new Chinese Search Giant, Baidu opened their office in Bellevue, is the 100th tech company to set...

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Baidu Opens Seattle Area Office

Baidu Opens Seattle Area Office

The Chinese tech giant Baidu opens a Seattle based office, creating an additional U.S. outpost to expand its artificial intelligence and the cloud. Baidu has been well-known as the leading Chinese language Internet search engine. It covers financial services to...

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5 Most Expensive Zip Codes in the Puget Sound

5 Most Expensive Zip Codes in the Puget Sound

The Puget Sound Business Journal had a write up of the wealthiest ZIP Codes in the Puget Sound region throughout King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. It was determined by a proprietary formula, which includes net worth, home value, per capita income, and...

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GIX to Establish a Physical Presence in the U.S.

GIX to Establish a Physical Presence in the U.S.

And it's Bellevue! The Global Innovation Exchange, or GIX, has established for the first time a Chinese research university's physical presence in the United States. This new graduate Institute in Bellevue, run by the University of Washington and Tsinghua University...

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Bellevue’s First Condo Project in Over a Decade

Bellevue will be getting its first condo development in over a decade. Set to be completed in 2019, One88 is Bellevue's first condo project since the housing crash. Vancouver BC based Bosa Development, also responsible for Seattle's Insignia building, has broken...

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The World’s Most Extreme Rental Hikes Could be in Seattle

Seattle is the fastest growing big city in the country right now, which means land prices, building costs and rental prices are out of control. Warehouse rents are skyrocketing faster than anything around the Puget Sound according to a report by CBRE, a commercial...

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5 Things to Think About Before Buying a Condo

5 Things to Think About Before Buying a Condo

If you’re in the market for a new home in Seattle, a condominium can be a charming and convenient option. Condos are often less expensive to buy than houses or townhouses, and they can offer conveniences you might not otherwise be able to afford. Yet there are caveats...

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Some of Washington’s Largest Tech Employers

Some of Washington’s Largest Tech Employers

It's no surprise that Washington state has more tech employers than just about any other state in the nation. Dozens of tech companies in Washington state break the 100+ employee mark and Amazon plans to add another 100,000 jobs to that number by mid-2018. Jeff Bezos,...

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Benefits of a Traditional Broker Over a Discount One

Benefits of a Traditional Broker Over a Discount One

Everyone wants a discount. Obviously. But is cheaper always better? If you've lived long enough to know that that is not the case you might be doing a little more savvy shopping these days, especially when it comes to looking for a real estate agent. Places like...

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Seattle and the Eastside Surge to Record Highs

Seattle and the Eastside Surge to Record Highs

Only in places like Mercer Island, South Seattle and remote parts of Kirkland has the median home prices been stagnant, everywhere else around the Puget Sound region has increased tremendously and in some places 18% or more. Places like Bellevue, Renton and much of...

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