Cities and Zoning: the Conundrum

Tim Hedberg from Motivo produced a short documentary about the exodus of families from urban centers like Seattle and the role zoning plays in that trend. While zoning is intended to create more affordable housing in large cities in response to growing demand, many families are being priced out as a result. The film features multiple experts who disagree […]

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Confidence Is the Key to Success for Young Homebuyers

Buying your first home can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, there’s a lot of great information out there to help you feel more confident as you learn about the process. For those in younger generations who aspire to buy, here are three things to consider sooner rather than later in your journey: 1. Understand What it Takes […]

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Seattle Neighborhood

More Density in Single-Family Neighborhoods

More than three quarters of homeowners across 20 large metro areas agree local governments should do more to keep housing affordable, and most agree that allowing more building would help, according to a new Zillow® survey. But while there is meager support for new large multifamily buildings, more than half of homeowners say they and […]

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How Interest Rates Can Impact Your Monthly Housing Payments

Spring is right around the corner, so flowers are starting to bloom, and many potential homebuyers are getting ready to step into the market. If you’re thinking of buying this season, here’s how mortgage interest rates are working in your favor. Freddie Mac explains: “If you’re in the market to buy a home, today’s average […]

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