Eastside Becomes Tourism Hotspot

The Eastside is coming into its own, and tourists and overnight visitors are starting to take notice. According to several sources the tech industry and large corporate market have played a major role in driving the Eastside tourism industry. However, while the tech industry does deserve a lot of credit for drawing people to the

Washington No. 1 State for Business in US

In CNBC’s 2017 ranking of America’s Top States for Business, Washington state soared to the top of the list! Our state’s economy grew 3.7 percent last year, which is 2.5 times faster than the national rate. Additionally, we have the nation’s largest concentration of STEM workers. The technology market here is one of the strongest
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Happening on the Eastside: July 2017

Each month, we bring you the up-to-date list of community and special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland and Bellevue. Here’s what we have on the books for July 2017. What’s Happening on the Eastside This Month? The month started with so many local parades, festivals, and firework displays and that energy just

The Decline of the Suburbs

Population growth is a hot topic right now, especially for Seattle and the surrounding areas. For about a century (starting since 1910), population growth was faster in surrounding King County than it was in Seattle proper. In 2016, the tables turned and “the suburbs experienced their slowest population gains in more than a decade.” Gene
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Five Tips for Maintaining Houseplants

Adding plants to your home will give it a fresher and brighter feel and will also improve your home’s air quality. Although it does take a little bit of work and consistency to maintain your plants, but it’s well worth the effort. Here are a few tips for keeping your plants looking great.  1. Use

98,000 Homes Needed by 2030?

Yes, it’s true. We’ll need an additional 98,000 homes in the Seattle area by 2030 according to a new report from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). We have seen many comparisons of the yearly and monthly increases in dwelling spaces, but now we have a glimpse of how

Seattle Area Popular With Residents & Outsiders

It seems like a tale as old as time. Many people are wanting to move to Seattle, but no one else really wants to leave. This leads to our favorite real estate headline for the last several years: inventory is low, prices are rising. Seattle-based Zillow recently analyzed searches on their website and compared the
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Happening on the Eastside: June 2017

Each month, we bring you the up-to-date list of community and special events happening across the Eastside in cities like Kirkland and Bellevue. Here’s what we have on the books for June 2017. What’s Happening on the Eastside This Month? It’s all about getting back out in the sunshine this month! With the first day of

Fastest-Rising Home Prices in Country

Yes, the Seattle area again has the fastest-rising home prices in the country. The latest S&P Case-Shiller report was recently released comparing “matched price pairs for thousands of single-family homes in each market.” While the Case-Shiller report doesn’t report actual home prices, it reflects the price changes for comparable home inventory giving a general idea

Existing Homes Selling Faster and Faster

According to a recent report by the National Association of Realtors, existing homes are selling faster than they have since they began tracking them in May of 2011. Across the nation, homes were on the market for an average of 29 days before selling. In Seattle, homes were on the market for an average of