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Posts Tagged ‘Housing Market’

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[...]

March 29th, 2017 - 8:01 am § in The Ave Scene

Greater Seattle Houses Dearest in Nation

Greater Seattle  home costs soared at 11.3 percent, the fastest pace in three years, the fastest in the US.  The region has taken the top spot in the national rankings in every month since September, and price growth has only been speeding up as of late . Portland was behind, again, with home pr[...]

March 14th, 2017 - 12:13 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

FACEBOOK: Experiencing Trumpism

RR Anderson   FEELING GROSS Spying a human body rummaging inside wife’s new car this AM provoked emotions of anger, fear and immediate need for vengeance… ran outside barefoot in my pajamas to curse at this person. Only to find it was a newly released mental patient still with gown &am[...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 1:04 am § in The Ave Scene

Homeless in Seattle

David Preston . When we see homelessness, we tend to think of it as a static thing. We assume that the way we perceive a homeless person now is how they’ve always been. And always will be. In contrast to that, this short film elegantly expresses that homelessness is as variable as the people i[...]

February 28th, 2017 - 1:21 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle’s Housing Horror Show

Bill Bradburd Mayor Ed Murray is a hypocrite and dissembles with the best of them. Sayeth the Mayor ““We cannot be a city where people protest the exclusionary agenda coming from Washington, D.C., while at the same time keeping a zoning code in place that does not allow us to build the affor[...]

February 15th, 2017 - 1:59 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Real Estate As An Investment For Wealthy Chinese

When Anna Riley, a Seattle-area real-estate agent, held an open house for a new $2.3 million listing in the tony city of Bellevue late last month, the pool of prospective buyers was different from the usual assortment of tech magnates, sports stars and chief executives.  Twenty groups of buyers vis[...]

February 4th, 2017 - 1:13 am § in The Ave Scene

Does rent control work? Evidence from Berlin

“in practice, rent control may actually provide greater benefits for higher income renters.”  City Commentary By Joe Cortright As housing affordability becomes an increasingly challenging and widespread problem in many US cities, there are growing calls for the imposition of rent contr[...]