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Rising Rents, Habitat Goes Multi & Helping Your Kids

With housing prices increasing so rapidly in Seattle, property owners are cashing in by selling their apartment buildings to developers who expect to charge higher rents. So while developers can be to blame, the fate of these buildings is set the moment they’re sold at market value.

Why This Rickety Building Lost The Fight Against Rising Rents – KUOW.org

Seattle home-price gains pick up speed – Seattle Times

As Seattle housing prices soar, Habitat for Humanity changes tactics – PSBJ

Think Buying A Home Here Is Tough? Vancouver is ridiculous – Seattle PI

How you can help your kids buy a home – Seattle Times

Google expansion to Ballard possibly in the works – My Ballard Blog

Tacoma’s U.S. Open: Tax-free cash for owners willing to rent – MyNorthwest

Why every Puget Sound resident should care that Microsoft is betting it all on Windows 10 – TechFlash

 

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