Tacoma rent is rising faster than Seattle rent

 

City leaders redesigning Tacoma for the future

http://www.king5.com/news/local/tacoma/redesigning-tacoma-for-the-future/467130183

Plan ahead for Labor Day traffic

http://www.courierherald.com/news/plan-ahead-now-for-labor-day-travel-department-of-transportation/  

 

REAL ESTATE news

Pace of home sales slow

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/pace-of-home-sales-slides-to-lowest-level-of-2017/ar-AAqE9k7

An economist’s take on the effects mortgage interest deduction changes would have

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/23/robert-shiller-any-mortgage-interest-deduction-changes-would-have-small-effect-on-market.html

Snohomish County home prices reach new high

http://www.heraldnet.com/business/snohomish-county-home-prices-reach-new-high-again

Major rental home companies merge as housing prices recover

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/major-rental-home-companies-to-merge-as-us-house-prices-recover

LOCAL news

What would it take to get a fast ferry from Tacoma to Seattle?

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article168022527.html

 Doing the work to keep Tacoma affordable

http://www.king5.com/news/local/tacoma/businesses-nonprofits-work-to-keep-tacoma-affordable/466531267 

Tacoma’s population is booming

https://tacomaweekly.com/2017/08/24/tacomas-population-is-ballooning-fast-historically-prospectors-flocked-to-tacoma-for-gold-now-its-for-cheaper-real-estate/

City leaders redesigning Tacoma for the future

http://www.king5.com/news/local/tacoma/redesigning-tacoma-for-the-future/467130183

 

 

Seattle-area home values rise far above bubble peak

https://seattle.curbed.com/2017/8/24/16194704/home-values-above-bubble-peak

Should Seattle tax foreign investors who buy real estate?

http://kuow.org/post/should-seattle-tax-foreign-investors-who-buy-real-estate  

When job grown outpaces new construction, renters pay for the mismatch

https://www.curbed.com/2017/7/26/16033876/rent-housing-shortage-jobs  

 The Seattle Metro area has gained 22 million dollar neighborhoods since 2014

https://seattle.curbed.com/2017/8/22/16186844/seattle-million-dollar-neighborhoods

 How Amazon’s growth is creating a new Seattle

https://www.fastcompany.com/40451502/how-amazons-nonstop-growth-is-creating-a-brand-new-seattle  

 Amazon’s transformation has made Seattle America’s biggest company town

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article168894127.html  

Amazon has turned Seattle in to the nation’s biggest company town

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/08/24/amazon-turns-seattle-into-uss-biggest-company-town-report.html  

Plan ahead for Labor Day traffic

http://www.courierherald.com/news/plan-ahead-now-for-labor-day-travel-department-of-transportation/  

City Council committee eyes next steps for Hwy 99, waterfront connector projects

http://myedmondsnews.com/2017/08/edmonds-city-council-committee-eyes-next-steps-hwy-99-waterfront-connector-projects/

Tired of the Bay Area, house hunters are looking to Sacramento…and Seattle

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Bay-Area-House-Hunters-Look-Elsewhere_Bay-Area-439878983.html

Seattle is now among top U.S. markets for $1 million neighborhoods

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/seattle-adding-1-million-neighborhoods-blistering-rate-putting-city-among-top-u-s-markets/

First Hill neighborhood in Seattle predicted to be the hottest in 2017

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/redfin-predicts-seattle-neighborhood-will-hottest-nation-close-2017/

Seattle beats Portland when it comes to households giving up cars

http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2014/01/seatle_still_beating_portland.html   

Light rail infrastructure hasn’t slowed Seattle’s need for cars

https://seattle.curbed.com/2017/8/10/16127958/seattle-population-growth-cars-transit   

We were “rainless” in Seattle for a record 55 days

http://komonews.com/weather/scotts-weather-blog/ding-dong-the-dry-streaks-dead-rain-halts-seattles-record-streak-at-55-days

HOME trends

While parents downsize, their kids don’t want their stuff

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/your-money/aging-parents-with-lots-of-stuff-and-children-who-dont-want-it.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&referer=http://m.facebook.com  

Forget starter homes U.S. millennials are buying luxury homes

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-22/forget-starter-houses-u-s-millennials-are-buying-luxury-homes   

The reimagined laundry room

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/sd-hm-laundry-room-20170825-story.html

Beige and monochromatic spaces are hot

http://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/5491617-151/muted-down-tones-monochrome-beige-take-the-stage-for

Where, and how, today’s active adult buyers want to live

http://www.constructiondive.com/news/where-and-how-todays-active-adult-buyers-want-to-live/448778/  

Behr announces their 2018 color of the year

http://www.lonny.com/Design+Trends/articles/W5mVeO27tUs/Behr+Just+Announced+2018+Color+Year  

WEEKLY DOSE OF awesomeness

Finding the perfect poke in Puget Sound

http://www.king5.com/entertainment/television/programs/evening/finding-perfect-poke-in-puget-sound/466518752  

The Beverly Hillbillies home is the most expensive listing in the U.S.

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/real-estate/news/g3204/most-expensive-house-in-america/