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Feb

25

Earlier this week, hundreds of people in search of affordable housing in the Seattle area, camp out overnight in line or sleep in their cars 24 hours before they could apply for a chance to live in the new Roberto Masts Plaza, an affordable housing option that will be opening in July near Beacon Hill. With all the discussions and news about homeless tent encampments and RV Safe Lots for homeless people, it is nice to see affordable housing becoming available as well. The owner of the property... Continue Reading


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Feb

23

If you are considering building a new home and would like to make a smaller impact on the environment, consider "Building Green". This article from the Seattle Times reports about a couple in Ballard that did just that. The house is high-tech, energy efficient, uses recycled wood and other materials, but is also light and functional with open spaces and lots of great rooms that the family will grow into over time. The concept of green building is something that more homeowners are turning to,... Continue Reading


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Feb

18

  For many people, the new year means new home projects. If you are considering a home improvement project in your home or condo this article has some helpful tips to protect you, the property owner. The main things to remember are to use licensed, well known and well respected contractors. It is also helpful to get your estimate in writing and make sure you understand all the details of the contract, if you don't make sure to ask questions.  In the end, it is important to be prepared and... Continue Reading


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Feb

16

Earlier this month, Mayor Ed Murray announced a proposal to replace and expand the expiring Seattle Housing Levy and add a 7-year ballot measure that will invest $290 million into affordable housing programs. The full article from the Mayor's office can be found here.  The goal of the new proposal will to focus on the people with the most need; seniors, people with disabilities, low-wage workers and people experiencing homelessness. The Mayor will be seeking input from the community before... Continue Reading


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