Real Estate


Property Views: Seattle real estate still a seller’s market, for now

Greater Seattle continues to experience a very active real estate market with a shortage of inventory plaguing the region.

Property Views: Where are the homes for sale?

Just like the temperature would suggest, winter is typically a cool time for the real estate market. But 2022 continues 2021’s unusual trajectory: Real estate in Madison Park and our surrounding neighborhoods is hot, with multiple offers common and above-list sales prices the norm.

Property Views: Inventory to stay tight in the coming year

Goldman Sachs forecasting U.S. home prices will soar another 16 percent in 2022

Phew, it’s been a wild year!

Property Views: When buying or selling, get creative to win

At the end of a year in which so much was unprecedented

Property Views: A shortage of inventory plaguing region

Greater Seattle continues to experience a very active real estate market with a shortage of inventory plaguing the region.

Property Views: What you need in this market is a strong negotiator

Things are cooling off, and we’re not talking about the weather.

Summer real estate snapshot

Seattle has seen an unprecedented summer in the real estate market this year.

Property Views: A long-term plan is key to success in this market

The real estate market in Seattle is still in high gear.

Neighborhood groups seek to stop Seattle housing upzone plan

The city of Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability policy has been controversial from the start, but the tenor of the debate was ratcheted up Monday as 24 groups from around the city rallied at City Hall, vowing to stop the plan.

In with the good, out with the bad

Spring-clean your home's atmosphere to clear the air of negative energy, bring in homebuyers

Have you ever wondered why some houses sell really quickly and others equally well presented stay on the market for a long time? The atmosphere of a house can sometimes be even more important than its physical appearance. An atmosphere in a room can even influence a house sale.

ASK RAY ABOUT REAL ESTATE | It's tax time - What's deductible?

Dear Ray, I live in a condominium. I’ve been told that I cannot deduct my homeowner’s dues. I recently had to pay a special assessment for improvements. Can I deduct the amount I paid for the special assessment? Can I claim a deduction for my share of property taxes paid for common areas? As a condo owner, what deductions can I take? — K.M.

ASK RAY ABOUT REAL ESTATE | Sellers need to get aggressive

Dear Ray, My home has been on the market for almost six months. My agent says there is a large inventory of homes offered for sale and too few buyers in the marketplace. She says my house will sell eventually, and I must be patient. I don’t want to sit around waiting for a sale; do you have any tips that might help my home sell more quickly? — S.J.

ASK RAY ABOUT REAL ESTATE | Myths debunked about real estate agents

I’ve received several questions about real estate agents. Among the public there are more myths than facts. I’m going to tackle some of the popular myths.

ASK RAY ABOUT REAL ESTATE | Real estate in 2011: Tea leaves and crystal ball required

I’m anxious to buy a house while prices are low, but I need to work on my credit score and save for the down payment. What will the real estate market be like next year, in 2011?

IN THE GARDEN | Herbs in the garden

Spring is the time to plan for a bright culinary future. Herbs not only liven up your cooking, they also can be easy-care ornamental plants.