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2017 tax tips for homeowners
Homeownership used to be thought of as “the American Dream.” But 2016 saw the lowest rate of homeownership since 1965.
Understanding the lace bug invasion
Have the glossy green leaves of your azalea acquired green or white speckles? Living in the Pacific Northwest, this unasked-for leaf variegation may likely be due to the azalea lace bug.
Seattle's Rental Regulations: A guide for landlords
The Seattle City Council likely would have enacted rent control long ago, if it weren’t for the state prohibition. But that doesn’t mean they’ve resigned themselves to sitting on the sidelines while lower-income renters get pummeled.
As Madison BRT hits next design milestone, residents beg and bargain over bus stop locations
Residents of the Madison Parkview Condominium building have collected more than 120 signatures on a petition urging the Transportation Department to relocate a proposed rapid transit bus stop outside their building.
Theatrical, artistic, surreal and evocative
Put Chamaecyparis in a choice place in your landscape and all its spookiness or humor or artiness dissipates as you watch what becomes one of your favorite plants mature into something that has everyone asking “What is that?”
Regain control of your entertainment budget
eft unmonitored, expenses can slowly grow out of control.
Growing Yacón in the Northwest
Spanish conquistadors first brought potatoes from the Andes to Europe in the 1530s, but ignored other root and tuber crops cultivated by the Incan people.
Market Musings: Here we go again...
All signs are pointing to yet another year where supply outstrips demand in Seattle’s housing market.
Madison PCC building tentatively approved to move forward
The East Design Review Board tentatively approved of the latest proposal by architects for a Madison Valley PCC market with three stories of apartments on top, following a lengthy comment period from residents still concerned about the project’s impact to the neighborhood.
Home Renovations trends: Americans are staying put and fixing up
First-time home buyers used to stay in their home about seven years. That moved up to 11 years in 2016.
Get into the mid-winter blues
Juxtaposed to our dark evergreens, a tower of pale blue can deliver a powerful, icy accent to a Pacific Northwest landscape.
McGilvra ushers in 2017 with big-hearted commitments from community
As the McGilvra Elementary PTA bids farewell to 2016 and welcomes 2017, we’d like to share with you successes and learnings from the past year, and provide a preview of more happenings to come in the new year.
Local market cools after election
However you feel about the election of Donald Trump — and the aftermath that’s still playing out — it’s immediately affected the Seattle real estate market.
University Village applies for seven- to eight-story parking garage
The managers of the
shopping center are seeking permission from the city to build a 915-stall parking garage and three new interior buildings on their site in Ravenna.
Hyperlocal real estate and higher interest rates in 2017
There’s nothing certain in life but death and taxes, as the saying goes. Add a new truism for 2017; more demand than supply of homes in Seattle in the new year.
Capitol Hill Housing receives transit-oriented development funding
The city closed the books on the 2009 Seattle Housing Levy on Thursday, announcing $47 million in funding for six new affordable housing developments, including Capitol Hill Housing's Site B-North transit-oriented development.
Backyard cottages: Yea or nay?
We have been seeing them pop up in residential backyards all over town. Stand-alone cottages, two-story cottages, or apartments over garages. What is going on?
Arborvitae: The unappreciated workhorse
Given the right place, time and opportunity, there really are no bad children or bad plants.
Giving thanks for the McGilvra community
The McGilvra community has so much to be thankful for this year.
The mysteries of mushrooms
One of the six kingdoms of life on Earth, fungi help maintain the equilibrium of ecosystems by connecting the flow of nutrients.
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