Lots Of Cranes, Rezones, Homebuyer Trends & Haunted Places In Seattle

Seattle is — for the moment, at least — the crane capital of America.

As the city transforms with taller and taller buildings, Seattle this summer had 58 construction cranes reshaping the skyline — more than any other city in the country, according to recent data.

Seattle skyline is tops in construction cranes — more than any other U.S. city – Seattle Times

Seattle-area home prices are now rising at their swiftest pace in 2½ years, and the region is closing in on Portland for the title of fastest-growing home prices in the country.

The typical single-family house across Greater Seattle cost 11.4 percent more in August than it did a year ago, according to the new Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday. That’s the eighth straight month of double-digit growth, and the biggest annual increase since March 2014.

Seattle closing in on Portland for crown of hottest home market – Seattle Times

MHA Draft Rezone Maps For All Urban Villages Are Out – Urbanist

Crowd Funding A New Seattle Development – Curbed Seattle 5 trends shaping the 2017 homebuying season – Inman

Real estate startup Reali wants to use technology to double-end deals – Inman

Millennials Drive the Housing Market  – Zillow

The Danger of Hiring an Unlicensed Contractor – Dunn Lumber

Amazon’s secretive drive-up grocery store takes shape in Seattle neighborhood – Geek Wire

Seattle’s 15 most haunted places for Halloween – Curbed Seattle