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Save the date! Battle of the Barristers (online event) set for Oct. 7
Save the date! Battle of the Barristers (online event) set for Oct. 7

Mark your calendars. The annual Battle of the Barristers on Oct. 7, promises to be fun and informative.

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains set fourth record in a row
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: Home-price gains set fourth record in a row

The 10-city composite index rose 1.4% on a monthly basis and 19.1% on a yearly basis, while the 20-city composite gained 1.5% monthly and 19.9% annually. 

Historic mansion lists for $1.5 million in Port Townsend
Historic mansion lists for $1.5 million in Port Townsend

Like something out of a storybook, the Victorian mansion with 11 bedrooms, painted in vibrant colors, a parlor, a sitting room and a library is listed for $1.5 million.

Seattle Mayor Durkan extends eviction moratorium
Seattle Mayor Durkan extends eviction moratorium

The moratoriums for residential and commercial evictions have been extended thru January 15, 2022 — prolonging the safety net for renters impacted by COVID-19.

Seattle to offer 165 affordable housing units this fall
Seattle to offer 165 affordable housing units this fall

The city of Seattle on Monday announced 165 new homes will be available for tenants this fall

Housing affordability ranked top priority in Seattle Realtor survey
Housing affordability ranked top priority in Seattle Realtor survey

In a recent survey conducted by Seattle King County REALTORS, housing affordability was the number one advocacy priority.

Seattle-area renters on edge with eviction moratorium expiring soon
Seattle-area renters on edge with eviction moratorium expiring soon

The looming deadline is creating unease for some 60,000 Seattle-area renters who are lagging behind on rent payments.

The “Queen of Lake Union” lists for $3.75 million
The “Queen of Lake Union” lists for $3.75 million

With uncompromising views and a spacious floorplan, the exquisite 4,800-square-foot floating home offers a slice of Americana on gleaming Lake Union. Also known as “Queen of Lake Union,” it is an entertainer’s dream come true.

Forecast sunny for interest rates, partly cloudy for first-time homebuyers
Forecast sunny for interest rates, partly cloudy for first-time homebuyers

We spoke with real estate experts — Rachel Adler, managing broker with Windermere/East Inc.; Ron Kirse, Seattle district manager of U.S. Bank Home Mortgage; and Lysa Catlin, branch manager of Summit Funding in Kirkland — to get their thoughts on mortgage rates. Get an insider’s look on what to expect in the months ahead.

New Western opens first Washington state office in Seattle
New Western opens first Washington state office in Seattle

New Western, a national real estate investment company, specializing in off-market properties, also known as pocket listings, has announced the opening of its office in Seattle.

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