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Ben is a Seattle condominium specialist located in downtown Seattle and is the founder and author of the most read Seattle condo blog: SeattleCondosAndLofts.com Ben also maintains the Seattle real estate blog - Seattle Housing Buzz. Ben specializes in urban Seattle real estate.
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Washington State Governor, Christine Gregoire, recently signed into law a $1.5 million bill that’ll provide counseling to at-risk homeowners. The money will go to agencies that counsel people facing foreclosures, as the governor tries to curtail effects of the mortgage loan crisis hitting the nat...
03/17/2008
The past couple of years Ballard has been a buzz with new condominium and townhome developments as well as witnessing the loss of apartments to condo conversions. Over the next two years the Ballard landscape will continue to evolve with the return of new apartment developments in this once sleep...
03/17/2008
Last week the Washington State legislature overwhelming approved bill 2778 reforming the licensure of real estate agents. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk for signing. The bill, which strengthens consumer protections and professional accountability, received widespread support within the...
03/17/2008
Gas Works Park Condo $324,000 This bright open one-bedroom, one-bath home is conveniently located to shopping and restaurants in Fremont and Wallingford. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances with breakfast bar, gas range, track lighting and tile flooring. The unit features a large ...
02/07/2008
Ben Kakimoto | John L. Scott Real Estate | 206-295-4683 668 S. Lane Street #510, Seattle, WA 1 Bdrm Condo offered at $284,500 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 597 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 4+ Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 14,400 sqft HOA/Maint $259 per month DESCRIPTION Spacious 1 ...
02/06/2008
The Northwest MLS (NWMLS) recently published its Brokers Report for home sales in 2007.  The NWMLS serves 19 counties, mostly in western Washington, plus Grant, Kittitas and Okanogan counties.In 2007, members within the NWMLS territory posted $32.3 billion in sales of single family homes and cond...
01/29/2008
The NWMLS just released its Brokers Report on 2007 home sales. Here are some highlights pertaining to area condos: The NWMLS reported $32.3 billion in total home sales in its 19 county territory. Just about one-half of that dollar volume, $16.5 billion, was realized in King County. And, of the $1...
01/29/2008
This morning the State House convened to review the condo conversion bill (HB 2014) which passed its third reading by a vote of 94 to 1. The House version of the bill: Extends the notification period from 90 days to 120 days.Authorizes a city or county government to require developers to provide ...
01/18/2008
Condos in Seattle's Northeast neighborhoods realized a respectable 7.4% increase in appreciation, closely matching the citywide rate of 7.2%.  The Northeast area (MLS Area 710) includes the U-district, Lake City, Northgate, Sand Point and the Pinehurst neighborhoods.  While the demographics vary ...
01/16/2008
Seattle's real estate market is made up of many mico-markets with different characteristics and performance results.  The best performing area for condos in 2007 was in Seattle's Northwest neighborhoods of Ballard, Greenwood, Green Lake, Fremont, Wallingford and Bitter Lake (MLS Area 705).  The N...
01/16/2008
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