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January 25th, 2019 - 1:08 am § in The Ave Scene

WHY DOES A NEW UNIT COST $300,000?

Amidst the housing crisis I am told that new unit, a 2 bed room apartment, built today in public housing costs over $300,000!  How can that be?  The number excludes land costs and assumes no profit.  Gad? Yes BUT … I am a boater. Go the the Seattle Boat Show.  You can buy a rather [&hellip[...]

January 16th, 2019 - 6:29 pm § in The Ave Scene

BREAKING NEWS: Microsoft to build houses!

The NY Times reports that Microsoft is investing  $500 million to build affordable housing!   The Times quotes Satya Nadella, the chief executive, and Brad Smith, its president of Microsoft, was a result of a concern that the housing initiative came out of concern about skyrocketing real estate [...]

September 17th, 2017 - 1:56 am § in The Ave Scene

Hong Kong offers the future of housing in Seattle

IS THIS SEATTLE”S FUTURE?[...]

July 7th, 2017 - 12:12 am § in The Ave Scene

ONE MILLION DOLLARS: Median Price On Queen Anne

One million dollars……. The median price now for a Queen Anne home in Seattle. And the rocketing cost of housing doesn’t stop there. Our condo association offered a 4th floor unit with average views but a great downtown location at $450 thousand – it went to the highest bidder[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 9:45 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Real Estate

8737 1st Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 – 2 beds/1 bath (NWMLS) For Sale: 2 bed, 1 bath, 1210 sq. ft. house located at 8737 1st Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 on sale now for $448,000. MLS# 1106355. Huge potential for builders and investors! Located only a few minut… REDFIN.COM[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 1:22 am § in Misc.

Who Writes Laws in Seattle?

June 5, 2017 What would you think if you discovered automobile executives had written a bill on auto safety and handed it to your senator to sponsor? And what if you learned those same executives had penned pro-industry letters to the editor for your senator to send to the local newspaper under his[...]

April 16th, 2017 - 12:28 am § in The Ave Scene

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Call Me Reverend

from David Preston at the Blog Quixotic A Leader of Seattle’s Homeless Industry The Bill Kirlin-Hackett Story Mr. Mild The first impression one gets of the Reverend Bill Kirlin-Hackett is of someone we’d expect to find singing kum-ba-ya around the campfire or handing out coffee and hugs at[...]

April 5th, 2017 - 12:57 pm § in The Ave Scene

Why We Have A Homeless Problem

The Margin Dwellers  From The Blog Quixotic A word of advice to aspiring reporters: Don’t ever volunteer for the poverty beat. It’ll tear the heart out of you. Meet Jennifer Allison (on the left). She’s the manager at the Georgian Motel on Aurora Ave N. in Seattle. She’s lived there for t[...]

April 4th, 2017 - 8:48 am § in The Ave Scene

DEMOLISHED! Living in Seattle’s Housing Market

Just a few blocks from our house, the people who bought this house last December demolished it.   Seattle’s median home price hit a  record: $700,000, double 5 years ago March was easily the priciest month for real estate in the Puget Sound region’s history, and we haven’t yet reached the pe[...]