Posts tagged Seattle
Real Estate Investors Target Innovation Economies

According to a recent study by JLL, real estate investors are putting their money into cities with strong technological economies: GeekWire reports that the study “finds a correlation between the real estate investment dollars spent in a community and the strength of its innovation economy.”

Read More
Zillow Presents the Customer Service Award (Badge)

Back in March, I announced that Zillow had awarded me with the “Best in Customer Service” Award, an achievement given only to those with a score of 90 and above on Zillow and Trulia. Earlier this month, I was thrilled that Zillow presented me with the award in-person, an event that was published by Inman News on Instagram. I was one of only three agents that were personally awarded and at any one time, there are approximately 3,000 agents recognized with the Best of Zillow Badge. The award presentation came shortly after Zillow unveiled a comprehensive rebranding campaign, including a refreshed logo and new website design, and the addition of the word “Zillow” to the “Premier Agent” program.

Read More
Onni Group Shares Images of Massive Project Coming to Bellevue Skyline

In February 2019, Onni Group made their first real estate purchase on the Eastside, with the acquisition of a four-acre site in downtown Bellevue—currently home to a church and Barnes & Noble store—for $116 million. On Thursday, March 14th, the company provided the first set of publicly available images for a large-scale mixed-use project it plans for the area, which, according to Puget Sound Business Journal, will comprise “three 600-foot-tall towers totaling 1,289 residences, 896,000 square feet of office space, 317 hotel suites and 2,318 underground parking stalls.”

Read More
Belltown May Have a “Pop-Up Hotel” in its Future

he concept of “pop-up hotels” has been around for some time and is typically associated with the ice hotels that dot Scandinavia, Canada, and other countries each winter. But the notion of these “pop-ups” has been expanding recently, as Puget Sound Business Journal  reports that a new apartment tower in Belltown may soon be home to a temporary hotel.

Read More
Demolition on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Begins

Now that drivers are safely traversing the new SR-99 tunnel, the Washington State Department of Transportation is preparing to demolish the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the first in many steps toward revitalizing the city’s waterfront. As GeekWire reports, WSDOT has now released “an extensive online overview of what to expect from the removal of the old highway above ground — a process that should take about six months.”

Read More
Many King County Cities See Smaller Property Tax Bills

Tax season is here and homeowners in the region are receiving their property tax bills in their mailboxes. Following years of double-digit increases for homeowners, many are feeling a welcome relief this year, as Seattle Times reports that approximately half of the cities in King County are seeing a slight decrease compared to last year’s rates.

Read More