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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 [...]

January 30th, 2016 - 3:58 pm § in The Ave Scene

How to house Seattle’s homeless?

Now that Seattle is expanding its approach to homeless folks from Nickelsville  to trailer parks .. is this the next big idea?[...]

November 2nd, 2015 - 10:15 pm § in Politics

Homeless in Seattle

When people hear “housing crisis” now, they mostly think of soaring rents and tight rental markets, but millions of underwater mortgages are still holding back the economy (along with stagnant wages, less job security, lower quality jobs, and other economic ills). While the percentages o[...]

July 22nd, 2015 - 10:03 am § in Misc.

Endorsements for City Council

Erica C. Barnett, poltical reporter You still have about two weeks to fill out your ballots, slap a stamp on ’em, and drop them in the mailbox! Here’s how I voted, if anyone’s curious: King County Elections director: Zack Hudgins Port Commission Position 2: Courtney Gregoire Port C[...]

July 13th, 2015 - 3:35 pm § in The Ave Scene

Pam vs Kshama

A colleague of mine is leaning toward a vote for Kshama Sawant.  Here is my advice to him: Ed.  May I suggest you meet each of them before deciding on Pam vs Sawant. There is no comparison.   Pam grew up in a single family home. Her mom was a Chinese/Japanese lady who died when […][...]

June 8th, 2015 - 10:16 am § in Misc.

America’s new housing crisis

It’s no secret America is facing a new housing crisis. This issue is getting more media play recently. Its roots lie in the collapse of residential construction after the housing crash. Also, changes in employment patterns, an explosion of student debt, and the reluctance of millenials to star[...]

June 7th, 2015 - 11:42 am § in Misc., UW

Joel Connely Reports on Sawant’s Big Rally

Joel Connely’s comments about Kshama Sawant  [...]

June 2nd, 2015 - 7:19 am § in Misc.

Rent affordability map

How much you must earn in each state to afford a 2-bedroom apartment. (From Daily Kos)[...]