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  • Park House shows ASUW Shell House
    Toby Lumpkin has a passion for construction, real estate and rowing. He combined them all together during an open house in Madison Park to raise awareness and funding for a $10 million renovation of the University of Washington’s ASUW Shell House.
  • Keller Williams pulls together
    Agents with the Ben Kinney Team at Keller Williams Realty spent this year’s RED Day pulling weeds and invasive ivy and blackberry out of Leschi Park.
  • Impressive gains mark the first quarter of 2018

    The narrative of Seattle’s red hot real estate market has continued well into 2018, as the Emerald City has now held its reign atop the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index for 18 consecutive months, while home prices across our region continue to set new benchmark values.

     
  • Madrona 12 homes coming this fall

    Denizen Development Group plans to have new townhomes and live/work units across from its Madrona Lofts ready for occupancy this fall on 34th Avenue. Madrona 12 has been a long time in the making, Denizen purchasing the land at 1132 34th Ave. three years ago and waiting two years to get its permits, said principal Chris Jolley. Construction started in early April 2017

  • From restaurateur to developer

    Seattle restaurateur Steven Han has a new project in the pipeline, and it has nothing to do with food.
    Behind Momiji, Girin and Ume Sake House, Han’s latest venture is the construction of four rowhouses and four townhomes at 111-115 26th Ave. E. in Madison Valley, which he’s developing with his business partner Lawrence Yeh.

  • The Madrona Company fills retail space at The Valley

    The Madrona Company’s new four-story mixed-use residential development The Valley has filled its ground-floor retail spaces and plans to start welcoming residents in May.

     
  • Council approves new Central Area Neighborhood Design Guidelines
    Developers in Madison Valley, Washington Park, Harrison/Denny-Blaine, Madrona, the Central District and Leschi will now need to meet these Central Area Neighborhood Design Guidelines and have their commercial and residential projects vetted by a new design review board.
  • Developer launches contest to support nonprofits, promote The Danforth
    As The Danforth nears a July opening at Broadway and East Madison, developer Columbia Pacific Advisors is using a new marketing concept to generate buzz about the 16-story residential building and support three area nonprofits.
  • Madison Lakeview project on hold pending redesign

    Plans for a Madison Park waterfront redevelopment are on hold pending changes to Seattle’s zoning and design guidelines.
    Madison Lakeview, 2043 43rd Ave. E., is a proposed three-story apartment building with 12 units and a below-grade parking garage for 14 vehicles.

  • We know where we are, but what is coming?
    Whether I am talking with clients or catching up with neighbors at the grocery store, it seems that every day someone asks me, “How’s the market?” or I’m asked, “What do you think is going to happen in a year or two?”
  • Developer applies for The Madison master use permit
    The developer of a contentious six-story mixed-use development that will include a PCC Market in Madison Valley has applied for a master use permit with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections.
  • Madison Park Home and Garden Tour needs new recruits
    After a successful revival of the Madison Park Home and Garden Tour last year, organizers are looking for a new crop of neighbors wanting to participate.
  • Madison Park to stay a seller’s market
    Madison Park certainly reflects the strong growth in the region. In the last five years, Madison Park has seen the average sales price of a home nearly double to $1.294 million and the days on market drop by almost 75 percent to 21.
  • How to build your own planter bed
    One of my favorite springtime projects is building a planter bed. It’s not only a reminder that sunnier, warmer months are on the horizon, but it’s also easy and affordable to make—a DIY win-win in my book.
  • East Madison Street storefront being upgraded for new tenants

    Long vacant commercial spaces on East Madison Street should be ready to house new Madison Park businesses by this summer.
    Ewing & Clark purchased 4116 E. Madison St. for $1.38 million in October 2017. The King County Assessor’s Office last assessed the value of the property at $662,500.

  • Mr. Akers’ article “New GOP tax plan means fewer deductions for homeowners” contains a factual inaccuracy regarding the new mortgage interest limits.  It also seems to gloss over the fact that many middle and lower income taxpayers will actually have lower overall tax bills next year as a result of this new tax bill, even here in Seattle.
  • Seattle real estate might be compared to a game of musical chairs.  Anybody who has a seat is fearful of standing-up, because they won’t be able to find another home to buy.
  • Mayor announces short-term housing proposal
    Students at the Seattle Vocational Institute briefly put down their hammers and saws on Wednesday, so Mayor Jenny Durkan could announce her plans to create more tiny houses and short-term measures to addressing affordability and homelessness using $11 million in proceeds from the sale of city-owned South Lake Union property expected to close this summer.
  • Snowfall is normally heavy and wet in the Pacific Northwest and rare as it is, when it occurs, it often covers everything in a thick blanket.
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