Real Estate Headlines 03.19.2013

The Seattle area is feeling lucky.

Google today announced that it’s doubling the size of its campus in Kirkland, creating room to hire 1,000 more employees.

The project comes amid a remarkable surge of investment by tech companies in the Seattle market, including Amazon.com’s enormous Seattle campus, Microsoft’s efforts to fill thousands of new positions, and a steady stream of tech giants following Google’s footsteps to establish satellite engineering offices in the area.

Simultaneously, Google has been expanding its engineering and sales office in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, which opened in 2006. Combined, the Seattle and Kirkland sites employ more than 1,000 people. About 60 percent are based in Kirkland.

Google doubling Kirkland campus, planning for 1,000 new jobs ~ Seattle Times

Could the Seattle market get any hotter?  ~  Nice Seattle Homes

Seattle’s ‘micro-housing’ boom draws criticism, support ~ KOMO News 4

You Deserve to See it All ~ Redfin Blog