Tag Archive | seattle

Not for sale? Not necessarily a problem.

May Buying Advice: Choked by a weak housing inventory, some agents are coaxing homeowners to the market with a different approach. Frustrated with the lack of housing inventory, homebuyers in many markets are taking matters into their own hands by sending letters to homeowners and asking them to sell. In this month’s Buying Advice, we’ll […]

Bringing Beauty to the Parking Strip

The city owns it, but the homeowner is supposed to maintain it. No wonder the parking strip — that space between the curb and sidewalk — is often referred to as “no man’s land.” Small trees add curb appeal to the parking strip in front of this Seattle home. Ironically, this much-maligned patch of earth is often […]

Walk Score ‘ChoiceMaps’ Shows Depth of Neighborhood Amenities

Amid growing interest in how access to amenities impacts neighborhood desirability and property values, Walk Score recently debuted a new feature that enables people to gauge the range of choice people in certain areas have over different conveniences, like restaurants and public transit. Drawing on historical data, the feature also provides analysts with a new […]

Seattle Building One of ‘Top 10 Green Projects’ in U.S.

The new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Headquarters is one of this year’s “Top 10 Green Projects” in the nation, the American Institute of Architects announced Monday. The program “celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology,” the AIA said. “They make a positive […]

Zillow’s House of the Week: Pacific Northwest Castle in the Woods

28523 Bacus Rd, Sedro Woolley, WA For sale: $1.395 million The stone castle in the middle of a forest clearing looks like something out of the pages of a Grimm fairy tale. “What’s so striking to me, you come to this pedestrian gate and there’s this bridge across the creek which makes it like a […]