Hot 2016 Market, Bad Rental Timing & Google Jumps In

Metro Seattle ranks fourth nationally as the hottest market to watch for 2016, according to the influential Emerging Trends in Real Estate survey by the Urban Land Institute.

This marks a rise from No. 8 in last year’s report. Emerging Trends has proved to be a good barometer of Seattle’s real-estate prospects.

“The Seattle market has become so popular with domestic and global investors that in interviews it is not unusual for it to be added to the list of top six markets,” the report states. Among our strengths is a diverse industry base and growth in so-called TAMI sectors (technology, advertising, media and information).

A hot 2016 for Seattle real estate – Seattle Times

Bad timing: As thousands of new apartments open, Seattle’s rental market weakens – PSBJ

Want a half block by Amazon’s HQ? It’ll cost you $38.1M – PSBJ

Google could be your next mortgage broker – CNN Money

DIY Mortgage Applications – Realtor

New home-closing rules challenging for some, not so for others – Seattle Times

Redfin founder calls his new Seattle real estate startup a ‘Zestimate killer’ – PSBJ

Teardown town: 1,500 small houses replaced by giants since 2012 – Seattle Times

See how much profit could be made on your property – KIRO

Seattle startup ranks every property in King County based on its redevelopment potential – PSBJ